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"Sabanovic, Selma" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:01:15 +0000
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Call for Submissions to the full-day Workshop on "Expressivity for Sustained Human-Robot Interaction"
In conjunction with the ACM/IEEE HRI 2019
11 March 2019, Daegu, Korea


 *   Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
 *   Acceptance Notification: January 30, 2019
 *   Deadline for final submission: February 15, 2019
 *   Workshop: March 11, 2019

Expressivity is a core component of human social Interactions. With the use of multiple, non-verbal, modalities to convey or augment the communication of internal states and intentions, humans achieve sustained, meaningful and effective social interactions. With the advent of social robotics, studying expressivity in contexts of artificial agents has become a highly relevant topic, leading to explicit considerations of how robots can leverage these abilities in sustained and repeated social interactions.

This workshop provides a unique and timely forum for scientists, designers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to come together and advance the state of the art in developing expressive robots for long-term interaction.

Research on this is diverse, and covers aspects such as animation, robot design, mechanics, as well as cognitive science, developmental psychology, and cross-cultural studies with robots. Submissions may include but are not limited to the following topics:

 *    Design principles for expressivity
 *    Perception and interpretation of human expressivity
 *    Methodological considerations in designing, executing and evaluating robots expressivity
 *    Long-term human-robot interaction and the role of expressive consistency and variability over time
 *    Inclusive expressivity
 *    Situated expressivity
 *    Robot learning through human-robot expressive interaction
 *    Robot expressivity and human diversity
 *    Cross-cultural considerations
 *    Animation, expressivity and motion
 *    Predictability
 *    Design of minimal anthropomorphic characteristics
 *    Diversity and surprise in expression for long-term human-robot interaction
 *    Expressivity in verbal interaction (voice and speech)

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the kick-off meeting of the International Consortium of Socially Intelligent Robotics. The Consortium aims to bring together scholars from multiple fields to develop socially intelligent robots for a better human society. It takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, leveraging insights from Design, Technology, and Interaction research, to develop robots that not only fit into, but benefit the social contexts they are used in.

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 *   Luis Merino, Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
 *   David Sirkin, Research Associate, Center for Design Research, Stanford University, USA
 *   Deborah Szapiro, Lecturer, School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
 *   Kerstin Fischer, Professor, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
 *   Ana Paiva, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Submissions should be 2-4 pages. We explicitly encourage the submission of papers describing work in progress or containing preliminary results to discuss with the community.

Papers will be reviewed by the workshop committee with consideration for quality and fit to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted submission is required to attend the workshop. Accepted papers will be presented either as a poster or short oral presentation, and will be archived on the workshop website.


Workshop website:


 *   Vicky Charisi, Research Scientist, Centre for Advanced Studies, JRC, EC
 *   Selma Sabanovic, Associate Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
 *   Serge Thill, Associate Professor, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
 *   Emilia Gomez, Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain  / Centre for Advanced Studies, JRC, EC
 *   Keisuke Nakamura, Senior Researcher, Cooperative Devices, Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
 *   Randy Gomez, Senior Researcher, Frontier Robotics, Honda Research Institute Co, Ltd., Wako, Japan

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]><mailto:[log in to unmask]>

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Selma Šabanović, PhD
Associate Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science
Indiana University Bloomington

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