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** Register your paper by the 20th July! **
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* 6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2018) *

           *** Southampton, UK  --- 15-18 December 2018 ***


HAI 2018 is the 6th 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 reach across conventional interaction boundaries from people to a
wide range of intelligent systems, including physical robots, software
agents and digitally-mediated human-human communication. HAI focusses
on technical as well as social aspects.

The theme for HAI 2018 is *Trustworthy Interaction*. During the last
decade, much research has been devoted to increasing the interaction
quality between humans and artificial intelligent agents. At the same
time, more and more intelligent systems are generating decisions,
either autonomously or with people "in-the-loop". Many questions
arise when considering the trustworthiness of intelligent systems,
operating on their own or in collaboration with people. Do users
trust these systems? Do the systems trust people? How can systems
gain users' trust, and vice versa? What happens if trust is lost?
How is trust modelled? How is trust evaluated?

As robots and agents enter our everyday lives, interactions will
require more initiative and flexibility from agents, i.e., greater
autonomy and intelligence; however, outcomes may be less predictable.
Current research trends which emphasise statistical behaviour models
constructed from observations may only capture rather shallow
structures and may overlook more complex aspects that underly less
restricted exchanges. We strive for better understanding and models
of interaction principles that take into account not only situational
and task aspects but also detailed user models. More research is
necessary to lead the way towards deeper and more robust models of
human-agent interaction. HAI encourages contributions that tackle
these questions in realistic, practical settings.

The HAI conference seeks contributions from a broad range of fields
spanning engineering, computer science, psychology and sociology,
covering diverse areas, including:

- human-robot interaction;
- intelligent systems;
- affective computing;
- computer-supported collaborative work;
- gaming/serious games; and
- artificial intelligence.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- studies of Human-Agent Interaction, with quantitative/qualitative results;
- theoretical models;
- technological advances;
- experimental methods;
- impacts of embodiment;
- character and avatar design; and
- agents in social networks.

Results that have implications to the broader HAI communities are
encouraged (e.g., HRI, human-virtual agent interaction, and
interaction with smart homes and autonomous vehicles), as well as
position papers and preliminary, high-impact studies.

Full papers, posters, late-breaking results, tutorial/workshop overviews
will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Knowledge Engineering Review journal (


* Full Papers (Short: 4 pages; Long: 8 pages) *
20 July 2018 - Abstract Submission (EXTENDED)
23 July 2018 - Full-Paper Submission (EXTENDED)
10 September 2018 - Notification (EXTENDED)

* Workshop Proposals *
16 July 2018 - Proposal Submission
30 July 2018 - Notification

* Tutorial Proposals *
30 July 2018   - Proposal Submission
13 August 2018 - Notification

* Late-breaking & Demo Papers (2 pages) *
 1 October 2018 - Short-Paper Submission
22 October 2018 - Notification

* Conference in Southampton, UK *
15-16 December 2018 - Workshops, Tutorials
16-18 December 2018 - Main Programme

Format will follow the ACM Conference Proceedings template:


HAI will take place at the University of Southampton
Southampton is a vibrant port city located in the south of England,
rich in history and culture, and easily reached from London airports.


General Co-Chairs:
-- Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan
-- Tim Norman, University of Southampton, UK

Program Chairs:
-- Elizabeth Sklar, King's College London, UK
-- Takanori Komatsu, Meiji University, Japan

Workshops Chair:
-- Marc Hanheide, University of Lincoln, UK

Tutorials Chair:
-- Wolmet Barendregt, Univ of Gothenburg, Sweden

Local Chairs:
-- Long Tran-Thanh, Univ of Southampton, UK
-- Theodora (Lela) Koulouri, Brunel University, UK

Sponsorships Chair:
-- Masahiko Osawa, Keio University, Japan

Finance Chair:
-- Sebastian Stein, University of Southampton, UK

Publicity Chair:
-- Mohammad Obaid, Uppsala University, Sweden

Publications Chair:
-- Avi Rosenfeld, Jerusalem College of Tech, Israel

Posters Chair:
-- Tin Leelavimolsilp, Univ of Southampton, UK

Web Chair:
-- Nhat Truong, University of Southampton, UK

M. Q.  Azhar, City University of New York, USA
Paul Baxter, University of Lincoln, UK
Tony Belpaeme, University of Plymouth, UK
Oya Celiktutan Dikici, Imperial College, UK
Louise Dennis, University of Liverpool, UK
Christian Dondrup, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Patrick Finn, University of Calgary, Canada
Kotaro Funakoshi, Honda Research Institute Japan, Japan
Marc Hanheide, Lincoln University, UK
Laura Hiatt, Naval Research Lab, USA
Hung-Hsuan Huang, RIKEN AIP Center , Japan
Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan
Daisuke Katagami, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan
Takanori Komatsu, Meiji University, Japan
Theodora Koulouri, Brunel University, UK
Severin Lemaignan, University of the West of England, UK
Yanan Li, Imperial College, UK
Katrin Lohan, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Haipeng Mi, Tsinghua University, China
Tatsuya Nomura, Ryukoku University, Japan
Emma Norling, University of Sheffield, UK
Tim Norman, Univeristy of Southampton, UK
Tetsuo Ono, Hokkaido University, Japan
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, UK
Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Simon Parsons, King's College London, UK
Rui Prada, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores - Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Portugal
Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn, University of Southampton, UK
Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba, Canada
Francesco Rea, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Daisuke Sakamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Masahiro Shiomi, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan
Elizabeth Sklar, King's College London, UK
Kazuaki Tanaka, Osaka University, Japan
Long Tran-Thanh, Univeristy of Southampton, UK
Tomoko Yonezawa, Kansai University, Japan
James Young, University of Manitoba, Canada

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