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*DEADLINE ***EXTENDED***: 2016 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers

*Date: *March 7, 2015

*Location: *Christchurch, NZ

*Workshop URL and Program: *

*The deadline for submissions to the HRI Pioneers Workshop has been
***EXTENDED*** to Friday, November 20, 2015.*



The eleventh annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held
in Christchurch, New Zealand in conjunction with the 2016 ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.  We invite students
pursuing a PhD (including Masters students) to consider applying. Each
year, HRI Pioneers brings together a cohort of the world’s top students to
present and discuss their work with distinguished student peers and senior
scholars in the field.  To facilitate attendance, we expect to provide
financial support to most participants that will cover part of the workshop
and main conference costs (travel, registration, and meals).



6 October 2015 – application site open for submissions

*20 November 2015 – application deadline*

4 January 2016 – notification of acceptance

15 January 2016 – camera-ready deadline

7 March 2016 – HRI Pioneers Workshop

7-10 March 2016 – HRI 2016 Conference



Graduate students pursuing a PhD in a field related to human-robot
interaction, should submit

the following materials:

*Extended abstract* – an anonymized two-page description of the applicant’s
past, current,

or proposed work (in IEEE 2-column conference format). In particular, it
should cover:

-       the key research questions/motivation of the applicant’s work,

-       background and related work that informs the research,

-       the research approach and methodology, and

-       results to date (if any) and a description of remaining work.

*CV* – a two-page curriculum vitae of the student.

Further details, including templates, are now available on the workshop
website at The application process will
open on October 6 and will continue through *November 20, 2015 (11:59pm

The HRI Pioneers Workshop will follow a review process in which submissions
will be evaluated by a number of factors including:

-       the quality of the submission (blind review),

-       the expected benefits of the workshop for the student’s PhD
research, and

-       the student’s contribution to the diversity of topics, backgrounds,
and institutions.

We hope to achieve a diversity of research topics, disciplinary
backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home institutions. As such, we
do not expect more than two students to be invited per institution. In
addition, we especially encourage groups traditionally underrepresented in
computer science to apply.



Accepted abstracts will be published alongside Late-Breaking Reports in the
extended abstracts

section of the main HRI conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM
Digital Library. All

authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the Pioneers
Workshop and the main

conference poster session, at which they will present their work as a
poster. A detailed program

for the workshop and the participation guidelines for the poster session
will be available after the

camera-ready deadline.



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