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             *** HAI 2017 Call for Papers ***
 The Fifth International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017)
        Bielefeld, Germany ~ 17 - 20 October 2017
      Submission Site:

HAI 2017 is the 5th annual International Conference on Human-Agent
Interaction. It aims to be the premier interdisciplinary venue for
discussing and disseminating state-of-the-art research and results that
have implications across conventional interaction boundaries including
robots, software agents and digitally-mediated human-human communication.

The theme for HAI 2017 is "How autonomy shapes interaction". During the
last decade a large body of research has been devoted on increasing the
interaction quality with artificial agents. This has now reached a quite
convincing level for focused application scenarios. However, with robots
and agents entering our everyday lives such scenarios will require more
initiative and flexibility from the agent, i.e. more autonomy.  Such
autonomous behavior means, on the other hand, that the interaction will
become less predictable. This may become problematic given the strong
research focus on statistical behavior models that focus on observable
behavior based on rather shallow structures. These models may not be able
to capture the underlying interaction structure in less restricted
scenarios. We thus need a better understanding and model of the underlying
interaction principles that not only takes situational and task aspects
into account but also includes detailed user models.  Therefore, a
stronger research focus is needed to better understand the underlying
principles of interaction between autonomous agents, leading to better and
deeper models of interaction. We thus encourage contributions that try to
tackle this question by focusing on more realistic and life-like

The conference seeks contributions from a broad range of fields spanning
engineering, computer science, psychology and sociology, and will cover
diverse topics, including: human-robot interaction, affective computing,
computer-supported collaborative work, gaming and serious games,
artificial intelligence, and more.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
- designs and studies of Human-Agent Interaction, including quantitative
 and qualitative results
- theoretical models of Human-Agent Interaction
- technological advances in Human-Agent Interaction
- impacts of embodiment (e.g., physical vs digital, human vs animal-like)
- experimental methods for Human-Agent Interaction
- character and avatar design in video games
- agents in social network

This includes more targeted results that have implications to the broader
human-agent interaction community:
- human-robot interaction
- human-virtual agent interaction
- interaction with smart homes and smart cars
- distributed groupware where people have remote embodiments and representations
- and more!

Full papers, posters, late-breaking results, tutorial/workshop overviews
will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

*** Important Dates ***

* Full Paper Submission * (4-8 pages)
14 May 2017: Deadline for submission of full papers
08 July 2017: Notification of acceptance of full papers
04 August 2017: Final camera-ready papers due

* Tutorial/Workshop Proposal Submission *
14 May 2017: Deadline for submission of proposals
08 June 2017: Notification of acceptance of proposals
04 August 2017: Final camera-ready Workshop papers due

* Poster and Late-breaking Submission * (2-4 pages)
23 July 2017: Deadline for submission of posters
30 July 2017: Notification of acceptance of posters
04 August 2017: Final camera-ready papers due

*** Submission and Reviewing ***

HAI 2017 will accept ONLY online submission of PDF files in the ACM SIGCHI
format ( ACM copyright area
should be left blank. Please visit the submission page for more details on preparations for paper

All submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and will
receive a meta review for quality assurance. Papers will be evaluated on
the basis of research originality, excellence, significance and relevance
to HAI. We also invite position papers, preliminary (but high impact)
studies, and concept papers.

*** Organising Committee ***

* Honorary Chair: Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University, Germany

* General Co-Chairs:
  Britta Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany
  Yukie Nagai Osaka University, Japan

* Local Chairs
  Lars Schillingmann, Bielefeld University, Germany
  Andreas Kipp, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Financial Chair
  Franz Kummert, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Program Chairs
  Takanori Komatsu, Meiji University, Japan
  Marc Hanheide, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  Lorenzo Natale, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

* Publication Chair
  Patrick Holthaus, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Poster Chair
  Andreas Kipp, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Publicity Chairs
  Kazunori Terada, Gifu University, Japan
  Alessandra Sciutti, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

* Workshop Chair
  Kirsten Bergmann, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Sponsorship Chair
  Sebastian Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Registration Chair
  Birte Carlmeyer, Bielefeld University, Germany

* Web Chair
  Lars Schillingmann, Bielefeld University, Germany

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