The Ro-MAN2020 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions
to be held during the 29th EEE International Conference on Robot and Human
Interactive Communication in Naples, Italy from 31th August till 4th
September 2020. Ro-MAN is the flagship conference of Robotics, where
state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as
future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication
are presented and discussed. The conference covers a wide range of topics
related to Robot and Human Interactive Communication, involving theories,
methodologies, technologies, empirical and experimental studies. Papers
related to the study of the robotic technology, psychology, cognitive
science, artificial intelligence, human factors, ethics and policies,
interaction-based robot design and other topics related to human-robot
interaction are welcome.
The goal of special sessions is to provide a forum for oral presentations
that are highly specialized in some particular theme, focused on new topics
or innovative applications of established approaches. A special session
consists of four to six papers, which, for example, addresses a particular
theme or consist of work done in some particular international project.
Note that all papers will be subject to the same peer review process as for
regular papers and will be included in the main conference proceedings (IEEE
Xplore Digital Library).
SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS
Prospective special session organizers are invited to submit a proposal via
the main conference's submission system. If accepted, the organizers of the
special session will be responsible for the high-quality peer-review of the
submitted papers according to IEEE standards (3 anonymous peer-reviews). The
organizers will be Associate Editors (AE) for the proposed session. They
will also responsible to assign reviewers and make judgement proposals of
the submitted paper for the special session.
PROPOSALS SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2019.
Proposal should include the following information:
Title and abstract: Propose a title and a brief abstract of no more than
approximately 100 words that will allow conference attendees to understand
the topic and the focus of the special session.
Aim & Scope (a brief 2-3 paragraph summary): Please explain why the topic of
the special session is novel and timely, why it is relevant to the Ro-MAN
community and how it possibly fits within the conference main themes listed
above or motivate new emerging themes.
Tentative Speakers: A list of possible papers with contributing authors and
tentative titles. Special sessions are normally expected to have 4 to 6
papers. In exceptional cases (like industrial talks, or contribution by
particularly renowned speakers) it may be possible to have sessions of less
talks without an associate paper or talks which will have a double-time slot
for the presentation. In these cases, please contact the Special Sessions
Chairs in advance (before submitting your proposal) to explain the rationale
of your request.
Biographies: Provide a short bio-sketch of the session proposers.
Important aspect in the evaluation of special session proposals will be the
timeliness of the topic, quality/track record of the proposers and speakers,
coherence of the session and expected value added to the overall technical