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Call For Participation

13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018)

March 5-8, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017


The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a
premiere, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in
Human-Robot Interaction. The 13th Annual HRI conference theme is “Robots
for Social Good”. The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of
perspectives, including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and
theoretical, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in
human-robot interaction.  Full papers, alt.HRI papers, Late-Breaking
Reports, and abstracts from Tutorials, Workshops, Demonstrations and
Videos, will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital

Full details of the submission tracks is provided at

*Keynote Speakers*


Prof. David Mindell, MIT, USA

Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn,University of Hertfordshire, UK

Dr. Steve Cousins, Savioke, USA

*Submissions* - Open


The submission of contributions to HRI 2018 is now open!

Submit your contributions here:

*Full Papers* - due 6 October 2017


Full papers are up to eight camera-ready pages, including figures, but
excluding references. Submissions longer than eight pages of content
excluding references will be desk rejected and not reviewed. Accepted full
papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be presented in
an oral session. The HRI conference is highly selective with a rigorous,
two-stage review model that includes an in-person expert program committee
meeting where papers are extensively discussed. As such, all submissions
should be mature, polished, and detailed accounts of cutting-edge research.
In cases of equally qualified papers, positive consideration will be given
to submissions that address this year’s theme “Robots for Social Good”.
Authors are encouraged to consult the guide regarding submissions to HRI
provided at

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, and to inform reviewer
selection, authors will be required to select one main theme and one
optional second theme for their full paper submissions.

*Human-Robot Interaction User Studies* targets research that provides data
on and analysis of human-robot interaction in laboratory or in-the-wild
interactions. Quantitative and/or qualitative methods and results are
welcome, as well as both hypotheses-driven and exploratory work.

Theme Chairs: Maha Salem and Iolanda Leite

*Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction* targets research providing
novel robot systems, algorithms, interface technologies, and computational
methods supporting human-robot interaction. This includes contributions
that enable robots to better understand, interact with, and collaborate
with people, including collocated interaction and tele-operation.

Theme Chair: Andrea Thomaz

*Human-Robot Interaction Design* targets research that makes a
design-centric contribution to human-robot interaction. This includes the
design of new robot morphologies and appearances, behavior paradigms,
interaction techniques, and telepresence interfaces. Research on the design

process itself, as well as Research-through-Design contributions are in

Theme Chair: Malte Jung

*Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction* targets research
contributing to the understanding and study of fundamental HRI principles
that span beyond individual robots, interfaces or projects. This includes
the presentation of underlying interaction paradigms, theoretical concepts,
new interpretations of known results, or new evaluation methodologies.

Theme Chair: Paul Baxter

Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the
conference website ( for more
information regarding the themes, including theme specific
program-committee, examples of past publications, and evaluation criteria.

*Tutorials and Workshop Proposals* - due 6 October 2017


We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at HRI 2018.
Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 5, 2018, one day before the
main technical sessions. Please follow the formatting and submission
instructions on the website. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a

review process.

*alt.HRI* - due 6 October 2017


alt.HRI invites high-quality submissions that push the boundaries of
human-robot interaction research and that have high potential for impact.
The goal for alt.HRI is to broaden the scope of research presented at HRI,
inviting thought-provoking work that might not otherwise be featured at the
conference. alt.HRI work will be orally presented at the conference,
included in the companion proceedings, and archived in the ACM and IEEE
Xplore Digital Libraries.

*Late-Breaking Reports, Demonstrations, and Videos* - due 1 December 2017


Authors are invited to submit late breaking and in-progress work as a
Late-Breaking Report extended abstract, at-conference demonstration, or
entertaining video. Abstracts of accepted work will be published in the
companion proceedings, and archived in the ACM and IEEE Xplore Digital

*Student Design Competition* - due 20 December 2017


HRI 2018 will include a student design competition. Student teams will
develop interactive robotic objects that address this year’s conference
theme of Robots for Social Good. We encourage teams to identify and focus
on a particular interaction context, develop their own interactive robotic
objects, and create scenarios that illustrate how their robots fit within
the lives of the humans involved.

Organizing Committee


General Chairs  ([log in to unmask])

Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan

Selma Šabanović, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

Program Chairs  ([log in to unmask])

Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France

Guy Hoffman, Cornell University, USA

Late Breaking Reports chairs ([log in to unmask])

Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld University, Germany

François Ferland, ENSTA-ParisTech, France

Kate Tsui, Toyota Research Institute, USA

Workshop and tutorial chairs ([log in to unmask])

Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA

Elizabeth Broadbent, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

alt-HRI chairs ([log in to unmask])

Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Fumihide Tanaka, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Video chairs ([log in to unmask])

Hideyuki Nakanishi, Osaka University, Japan

Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

Demo chairs ([log in to unmask])

Heather Knight, Oregon State University, USA

Iolanda Leite, KTH, Sweden

SDC (Student Design Competition) chairs ([log in to unmask])

Malte Jung, Cornell University, USA

Sonya S. Kwak, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Registration chairs ([log in to unmask])

Chung-Hyuk Park, George Washington University, USA

Chien-Ming Huang, Yale University, USA

Financial chairs

Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University, USA

Angelika Peer, University of Bristol, UK

Local organizing chairs

Michael Ryoo, Indiana University, USA

Carlotta Berry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA

Amanda Lazar, Northwestern University, USA

Design chairs ([log in to unmask])

David Sirkin, Stanford, USA

Jamy Li, University of Twente, Netherlands

Publication chair

Drazen Brscic, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Industrial Relations & Fundraising Chairs

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Aaron Steinfeld, CMU, USA

Astrid Weiss, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Daisuke Sakamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan

Publicity chairs

Dong-Soo Kwon, KAIST, Korea

Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Yimin Zhang, Intel Labs China, China

Student volunteer chairs ([log in to unmask])

Henny Admoni, CMU, USA

Megan Strait, Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Telepresence chairs ([log in to unmask])

Maya Cakmak, University of Washington, USA

Jenay Beer, University of South Carolina, USA

Communications chair

Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba, Canada

Conference administrative assistant

Marlena Fraune, Indiana University, USA


Vanessa Evers
Professor and Chair Human Media Interaction (HMI)
Scientific Director DesignLab
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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