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Call For Tutorials and Workshops
12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)
http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2017/
March 6-9, 2017, Vienna, Austria
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We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the 12th
Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI
2017). The HRI Conference is highly selective and aims to showcase the very
best HRI research, which has interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary roots
in robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors,
artificial intelligence, engineering, and many other disciplines. Each year,
the HRI conference highlights a particular theme. For HRI 2017, the theme is
"Smart Interaction", following Vienna's "Smart City" initiative.

Important Dates
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3 October 2016: Submission of workshop and tutorial proposals
19 December 2016: Notification of workshop and tutorial acceptance
3 January 2017: Final camera-ready versions due

Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 6 2017, one day before the
main technical sessions. Submission instructions for organizers follow
below.

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the tutorials and
workshops chairs, Friederike Eyssel and Guy Hoffman at
[log in to unmask], no later than 3 October 2016. The proposals submitted
will be subjected to a review process.

Tutorials
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We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day
tutorials relevant to the HRI 2017 theme of "Smart Interaction".
Examples of topics are state-of-the-art overviews of particular HRI areas or
design/research methods. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly
welcome.

The responsibilities of tutorial organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the tutorial that will be linked to the HRI
2017 website 2.  Publicizing the tutorial 3.  Running the tutorial at the
conference 4.  Optionally, compiling tutorial proceedings after the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):
*   Title of tutorial
*   Motivation or background
*   Overview of tutorial including topics covered and schedule
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Tutorial speaker(s), including bio sketches / short CVs
*   Links and references relevant to the tutorial
*   A 150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the tutorial in HRI
2017

Workshops
-----------------
Workshops are an opportunity for participants to meet other members of the
HRI community, to discuss problems and to present their ideas around a
common topic. The workshops can be half-day or full-day, and can cover any
topic relevant to HRI research, design, methodologies, or education.
Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of workshop organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the workshop that will be linked to the HRI
2017 website 2.  Publicizing the workshop and soliciting position papers
from potential participants 3.  Selecting workshop participants based on the
quality of their position papers, which outline the submitters' views on the
workshop topic and the reasons for submitters' interest 4.  Running the
workshop at the conference 5.  Optionally, compiling workshop proceedings
and/or finding (or
creating) opportunities for formal publication of extended versions of
position papers after the workshop 6.  Optionally, soliciting and
coordinating the appearance of invited speakers at the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):

*   Title of workshop
*   Organizer(s), including contact information and short CVs
*   Overview of the workshop including schedule, format, and types of
activities (e.g., whole-group discussions, break-out sessions, position
paper presentations, etc.)
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Approach for recruiting participants
*   Plan for documenting the workshop
*   A 150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI
2017
*   A list of potential invited speakers and participants who
indicated their interest in the workshop.

We look forward to your exciting proposals!

Organizing Committee
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General Chairs
Bilge Mutlu, UW-Madison
Manfred Tscheligi, U.Salzburg

Program Chairs
Astrid Weiss, Vienna U. Technology
Jim Young, U.Manitoba

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs
Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld U.
Guy Hoffman, Cornell U.

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