The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication, Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan August 31
to Sep 4, 2015
First Call for Papers
Conference Theme: Interaction with Socially Embedded Robots
Many types of robots have been developed to communicate with people. The
technologies to support the human-robot communication became the center of
attention in the research field of intelligent robotics. In contrast to the
technological advances, a robot needs to have a practical application such
as education, route guidance, rescue, entertainment, hospital care, home
care, military use, and so on to investigate the potential benefit of using
a communication robot in a real situation and to find further knowledge of
the nature of a socially embedded robot.
The theme of IEEE RO-MAN 2015 is "Interaction with Socially Embedded
Robots". We welcome papers related to the study of the robotic technology,
psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and Human-Robot
Interaction. In particular, we truly welcome papers focusing on the
technologies to achieve a socially embedded robot, the design of a robot to
apply it into a real application, the trial to use a robot in a practical
field, and the investigation of the socially acceptance of a robot. IEEE
RO-MAN 2015 will offer all of presenters and participants opportunities to
discuss and share your idea and opinion.
Proposals for Special Sessions: Jan/23/2015
Paper Submission: Feb/16/2015
Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials: Feb/16/2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April/28/2015
Camera-Ready Final Papers: Jun/1/2015
Topics of Interest (but are not restricted to):
* Innovative robot designs for HRI research.
* User-centered design of social robots.
* Novel interfaces and interaction modalities.
* Long-term experience and longitudinal HRI studies.
* Evaluation methods and new methodologies for HRI research.
* Degrees of autonomy and teleoperation.
* Human factors and ergonomics in HRI research.
* Virtual and augmented tele-presence environments.
* Social, ethical and aesthetic issues in human-robot interaction research.
* Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation.
* Medical and surgical applications of robots.
* Robot companions and social robots in home environments.
* Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special
* Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space
travel and others.
* Anthropomorphic robots and virtual humans.
* Interaction with believable characters.
* Non-verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture,
social spaces and facial expressions.
* Interaction kinesics.
* Monitoring of behaviour and internal states of human subjects.
* Robotic etiquette.
* Social intelligence for robot.
* Social presence for robots and virtual humans.
* Creating relationships with robots and humanoids.
* Personalities for robotic or virtual characters.
* Embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic
and virtual characters.
* Intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots.
* Curiosity, intentionality and initiative in interaction.
* Linguistic communication and dialogue with robots and intelligent
* Multimodal interaction and conversational skills.
* Cognitive and sensori-motor development in robots.
* Cognitive skills and mental models for social robots.
* Social learning and skill acquisition via teaching and imitation.
* Programming by demonstration.
* Cooperation and collaboration in human-robot teams.
* Human-robot interaction and collaboration in manufacturing environments.
* Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans.
* Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction.
* Multi-modal situation awareness and spatial cognition.
* Computational architectures for human-robot interaction.
* Detecting and understanding human activity.
* Narrative and story-telling in interaction.
Yasusi Nakauchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Michita Imai (Keio Univ., Japan)
Bilge Mutlu (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (University of Genoa, Italy)
Jeonghye Han (Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea)
Zhidong Wang (Chiba Inst. of Tech., Japan)
Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)
Hiromi Mochiyama (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Tomoyuki Yamaguchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Special Session Co-chairs:
Yoshimitsu Aoki (Keio Univ., Japan)
Naoyuki Kubota (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)
Mihoko Niitsuma (Chuo Univ., Japan)
Kenji Suzuki (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
WS & Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Fumihide Tanaka (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Michiya Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Futoshi Kobayashi (Kobe Univ., Japan)
Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)
Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)
Daisuke Chugo (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Satoshi Muramatsu (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Tomoko Yonezawa (Kansai Univ., Japan)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Osaka Inst. of Tech., Japan)
Sho Yokota (Toyo Univ., Japan)
Hirotaka Osawa (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Selma Šabanović, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
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