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9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014)

March 3-6, 2014, Bielefeld, Germany

3rd Call For Papers, Videos, Tutorials/Workshops

9 September 2013: Submission deadline


HRI 2014 is the 9th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot
interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and submit
their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the latest theories,
technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular area through a theme.
The theme of HRI 2014 is "(E)merging perspectives". The conference seeks
contributions combining user and system perspectives, to advance new and
possibly unorthodox methodologies. We invite papers on work that
demonstrates the use of novel empirical methods, that integrates empirical
findings into complex robot systems, and that use holistic approaches in
system evaluation.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference
that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, social
psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence,
engineering, and many more. We invite broad participation.

*Important Dates*

9 September 2013: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals

4 -10 November 2013: Rebuttal Period

27 November 2013: Notification of full paper acceptance

4 December 2013: Submission of late breaking reports, demonstrations and

18 December 2012: Notification of late breaking reports and videos

7  January 2013: Final camera-ready full papers due

12 January 2013: Final camera-ready late breaking reports, and videos due

*Full Papers*

Authors are invited to submit full paper manuscripts. Eight camera ready
pages, including figures, are allowed for each full paper. Accepted full
papers will be published in the conference proceedings, archived in the ACM
Digital Library, and be presented in an oral session.

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, full paper submissions
will be required to be tag their main contribution as "human-centered,"
"technology-centered," or "both." Strong technology-centered papers
contribute novel and sound algorithmic, engineering, or computational
methods that have the potential to improve robot performance when
interacting with actual human users.

Strong human-centered papers contribute experimentally sound and
interesting findings that have the potential to improve robot technology
for interacting with humans with respect to usability, design, and similar

*Late Breaking Reports*

Authors are encouraged to submit their Late-Breaking Reports in a short
paper format which is limited to two pages. Accepted late breaking reports
will be presented as a poster, and will be published in the conference
proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

*Video Session*

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance of
the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment
value will be judged. The video itself must be self-explanatory for the
audience. The videos will be published in the conference proceedings and
archived in the ACM Digital Library.

*Tutorials and Workshops*

We invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the conference.
The HRI 2014 theme “(E)Merging Perspectives” highlights the importance to
interweave both system-driven approaches and empirical research. Hence, we
particularly invite workshops and tutorials that promote novel empirical
methods, the integration of empirical findings into complex robot systems,
and systemic approaches to evaluate systems.

Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 03, 2014, one day before the
main technical sessions.

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the
tutorial/workshop chairs, Brenna Argall and Marc Hanheide, no later than
September 09, 2013. Please send your proposals to
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subjected to a review process.  Details about workshops and tutorials
at HRI 2014 can be found at


There will be an exhibition site at the conference, and promoters are
encouraged to display state-of-the-art products and services in all areas
of robotics and human-robot interaction.

*Topics of interest include:*

Collaboration between humans and robots

Social robotics

Mechatronics and robot platforms for HRI

HRI for field and service robots

Robot learning from human guidance and demonstration

User studies of HRI

Art and design for robotics

Robot middleware and software architectures

Lifelike robots

Robot companions

Assistive robotics (autism, healthcare, rehabilitation, aging in place)

Telepresence robots

Robotic navigation and mobile manipulation

Dialog and natural language for HRI

Mixed initiative and sliding autonomy

Privacy and security for real world HRI

Perception and recognition of human actions and activities

Safety and physical interactions between robots and humans

Task allocation and coordination

Metrics and benchmarking for HRI

HRI group dynamics

Multi-modal interaction, perception, and decision making

Long term interaction with robots

Autonomy and trust

Ethnography and field studies

Ethical and societal issues of HRI

Enabling reproducibility and interoperability in robotics

*Keynote Speakers for HRI 2014:*

Maja Mataric (Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern

Bruno Maisonnier (CEO, Aldebaran Robotics)

Helge Ritter (Professor of Neuroinformatics, University of Bielefeld)

*Organizing Committee*

*General chairs:*

Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University, Germany

Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan

*Program chairs:*

Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University, UK

Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Tech, USA

*Publicity chair:*

Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, the Netherlands

*Workshop/Tutorials chairs:*

Brenna Argall, Northwestern University, USA

Marc Hanheide, University of Lincoln, UK

*Late-Breaking Reports chairs:*

Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University, USA

Hagen Lehmann, University of Hertfordshire, UK

*Video Session chairs:*

Lars Schillingmann, Osaka University, Japan

Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Plymouth University, UK

*Panels chairs:*

Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Maarten Sierhuis, Nissan Research Center, USA

*Publication chairs:*

Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University, USA

Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan

*Finance chairs:*

Franz Kummert, Bielefeld University, Germany

Masahiro Shiomi, ATR, Japan

*Local Arrangements chairs:*

Britta Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany

Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld University, Germany

*Fundraising and Exhibition Co-Chairs*:

Christian Wöhler, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Maya Cakmak, Willow Garage, Inc., USA

*Design and Web chair:*

Frank Hegel, Bielefeld University, Germany

*Registration Co-Chairs:*

Raquel Ros Espinoza, Imperial College London, UK

Joshua M. Peschel, University of Illinois, USA

*Program Committee*

Julie Adams, Vanderbilt University, USA;

Kai Oliver Arras, Freiburg University, Germany;

Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany;

Cindy Bethell, Mississippi State University, USA;

Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, The Netherlands;

Kerstin Fisher, South Denmark University, Denmark;

Guy Hoffman, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel;

Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan;

Tom Kollar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA;

Sonia Kwak, Ewha Womans University, South Korea;

Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA;

Katharina Rohlfing, Bielefeld University, Germany;

Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan;

Sidd Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon University, USA;

Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University, USA;

Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University, Germany;

Julie Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA;

Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France;

Greg Trafton, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Vanessa Evers
Professor and Chair Human Media Interaction (HMI)
University of Twente
Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science,
PO Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
the Netherlands
Tel: +31 53 489 3740

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