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HRI 2016 Call for Videos and alt.HRI
(Deadline Extended to 14 December, 2015)
11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016)
Conference: March 7-10, 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand
HRI 2016 Call for Videos - Deadline Extended
14 December 2015: Deadline EXTENDED for submission of videos
23 December 2015: Notification of acceptance
4 January 2016: Final camera-ready videos due
7 – 10 March, 2016: Main Conference
We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. The videos must be
self-explanatory for the audience. Besides the importance of the lessons
learned, impact of content and the novelty of the situation, the
entertainment value will be judged. The videos will be peer-reviewed based
on these criteria. Accepted videos will be published in the conference
proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
Please submit your videos through the conference submission review website.
submission deadline has been extended to December 14, 2015, 11:59 PST. The
maximum number of pages is one (1) page for video content abstract. MS Word
and LaTeX2e templates are available at:
See the website for additional resources for preparing high quality video
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:
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Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University, USA
Komei Sugiura, NICT, Japan
HRI 2016 Call for alt.HRI - Deadline Extended
14 December 2015: Deadline EXTENDED for submission
4 January 2016: Notification of acceptance
17 January 2016: Final Camera-Ready Deadline
7 – 10 March, 2016: Main Conference
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
2016. alt.HRI is methodologically inclusive, and especially welcoming
unusual and innovative research methods. We invite thought-provoking work
that might not otherwise be featured at the conference because it transcends
established contribution criteria.
alt.HRI contributions are
- radical: they push the envelope, take risks, and fall outside existing
- relevant: they inspire broad interest and are timely
- rigorous: they are high-quality, well-argued contributions
Submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed, in a double-blind fashion, by
an expert alt.HRI jury.
alt.HRI Review criteria include:
- is the work compelling and relevant to an open-minded HRI audience?
- is there potential for impact, controversy, or thought-provoking
discussion, even if the work seems unusual, unlikely, or unorthodox?
- is the work rigorous, accepting that ‘rigor’ may fall outside of what is
typically published in HRI? Is the work well researched, well argued, well
written, well implemented, or fully detailed?
- does the work belong in alt.HRI and not an existing HRI track?
Accepted papers will be *orally presented* in the main program and will be
archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Up to
eight anonymized, camera-ready pages in the IEEE format
including references, are allowed for each paper (templates available online
for MS Word and LaTeX2e). alt.HRI 2016 will follow a double-blind review
process, and authors must follow the HRI guidelines for anonymizing
Full papers must be submitted via PCS
alt.HRI encourages the following types of submissions. For instance:
=== Critical HRI
Critical approaches to HRI. This includes speculative design proposals to
challenge assumptions, conceptions about the role that robots play in
everyday life. We invite thought provoking work and work that challenges
current approaches and thinking.
=== Learning from Small Samples
Rare and unusual experiences and instances can sometimes prove to be more
important and have more impact than large sample sizes of regular, expected
results. For example, more is often learned from a single near accident
(air, care, nuclear) than years of smooth operation. We invite papers that
richly describe and theorize from such cases in HRI: single instances,
outliers, exception cases, or small samples that provide important insights
and valuable lessons.
=== Best Practices in HRI Research and Design Insightful reflection on best
practices for HRI, sharing key lessons learned in research and design.
Papers may describe specific techniques for prototyping and developing HRI
systems, or designing and conducting laboratory studies. Best practice
papers provide non-obvious insights that would prove valuable to other HRI
=== Reflections on HRI
Position papers that reflect on the field of HRI, its history, and
trajectory. We invite constructive reflections on past, present, and future
HRI practice and standards. Reflections papers may also put a spotlight on
the unique challenges faced by HRI researchers.
=== Novel Robotic Designs and Implementations Quality implementations of
highly innovative designs and implementations that are provocative and
inspiring. This includes reports on robots that have inspiring, non-obvious,
and novel technical capabilities, communication approaches, morphologies, or
alt.HRI 2016 Co-Chairs:
Friederike Eyssel, Universität Bielefeld Malte F. Jung, Cornell University
James E. Young, University of Manitoba
alt.HRI Jury to be announced soon,
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