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Title: Call for Interactive Session: RO-MAN 2015 IEEE International
Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Communication, Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan August 31
toSep 4, 2015

Call for Interactive Session (Posters and Demos)

Conference Theme: Interaction with Socially Embedded Robots

Many types of robots have been developed to communicate with people.
Technologies to support the human-robot communication became center of
attention in the research field of intelligent robotics. In contrast to the
technological advances, a robot needs to have a practical application, to
investigate the potential benefit in 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 posters and demos related to the study of the robotic
technology, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and
Human-Robot Interaction. In particular, we truly welcome studies 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

The RO-MAN 2015 interactive session provides a great opportunity for
authors to present their early-stage works, prototypes and products to
symposium attendees. We encourage submissions also from authors of paper
submissions. We will provide a poster and demonstration area in which you
will be able to showcase your best interactive experiences. Our goal is to
provide a highly interactive forum for lively discussions and hands-on

Important Dates:
Extended abstract submission: Jun/10/2015
Notification of acceptance for interactive session: Jun/12/2015
Camera ready due: Jun/14/2015

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.
* Androids.
* 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.


General Chair:
Yasusi Nakauchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

PC Chair:
Michita Imai (Keio Univ., Japan)

PC Co-charis:
Bilge Mutlu (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (University of Genoa, Italy)
Jeonghye Han (Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea)

Publication Co-Chairs:
Zhidong Wang (Chiba Inst. of Tech., Japan)
Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)

Finance Chair:
Hiromi Mochiyama (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Registration Chair:
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)

E-media Chair:
Kenji Suzuki (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

WS & Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Fumihide Tanaka (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Poster Co-chair:
Michiya Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
Satoshi Fukumori (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)

Exhibition Co-Chair:
Futoshi Kobayashi (Kobe Univ., Japan)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)
Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)

Local Co-Chairs:
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
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street Rm. 265, Bloomington, IN 47408
office: (812) 856-0386; fax: (812) 856-1995

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