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Nicole Mirnig <[log in to unmask]>
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Nicole Mirnig <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:54:05 +0200
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Dear Roboticist,

We are please to invite you to our IROS 2015 full-day workshop

September 28th, 2015 - Hamburg, Germany

Workshop website: 

IROS website:

Call for Contribution

We invite workshop participants to submit extended abstracts (up to 4 
pages) in PDF and IEEE format. For templates and examples follow the 

The abstracts will be presented as posters in a dedicated slot during 
our workshop. Alternatively, workshop participants can submit a poster 
only. Those posters will be presented in the same poster session as 
extended abstract posters. To enable us a structured planning of the 
workshop day, please submit your poster together with a very short 
abstract (less than one page).

Please submit your contributions to [log in to unmask] no later 
than July, 15th. All submission will be refereed by the organizing 
committee of the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission: 15th July, 2015
Notification: 29th July, 2015
Camera-ready: 26th August, 2015
Workshop: 28th September, 2015


This workshop is aimed at advancing the topic of standardization of 
robot experiments in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) scenarios. We want to 
tackle HRI as a horizontal topic across all robotics domains. This 
means, that HRI does not necessarily mean physical contact, but involves 
social ability, conversation, feedback to the human, such as making 
robotic arm gestures. While the R&D community produces great amounts of 
scientific outputs on HRI, the results are scattered in a myriad of 
different approaches and ways of performing and testing the interaction; 
metrics which have been used include efficacy, effectiveness, users 
satisfaction, emotional impact and social components. The main 
consequence is that results are not comparable and benchmarking of the 
various approaches proposed is not possible. The community is still 
missing consensus tools to benchmark robot products (robot 
producer/industrial perspective) and robot applications 
(research/academic perspective). Modes are required for the standardized 
assessment of robot products and applications in use in terms of safety, 
performance, user experience, and ergonomics. The benefit of agreed 
approaches and methods to the assessment of HRI is the production of 
results, so called "normative" data in the standardization community, 
meaning that they have been formulated via wide consultation in an open 
and transparent manner. In this way, the results become widely 
acceptable, and can be exploited for the creation of international 
quality norms and standards which in turn would mean measurable robot 
performances in terms of HRI. We would like to draw from a wide set of 
experts from the industry, academy and standardization to focus on the 
key areas of industrial, personal care and medical robots. Together, we 
will work on establishing benchmarking scenarios and identifying 
suitable metrics common to HRI in these central and related robotics 
domains. As a result we aim for providing metrics and scenarios for 
robot producers and HRI researchers to evaluate their robots and robot 
systems and setups on a comparable level. Reproducible and comparable 
results and interoperable systems should be a long-term goal will be a 
valuable contribution to our community. Within the WS, there will be 
paper presentations, posters and hands-on panel discussion sessions in 
the WS and we invite interested WS participants to present their inputs 
as appropriate.

The event follows up on previous workshops focusing on international 
robot standardization and benchmarking in the areas of industrial, 
medical, and personal care robots (ICRA 2013, HRI 2014, IROS 2014 and 
ERF 2015).

Topics of interest

  * Defining metrics for benchmarking HRI
      o Safety and physical interactions
      o Performance indicators for experiments
      o User-Experience
      o Ergonomics

  * Defining standardized scenarios for HRI
      o Industrial, medical, and personal care robots
      o Publicly available datasets for evaluation
      o Robot autonomy levels


/Paolo Barattini/, Kontor 46, Italy - Update from previous workshops 
from the TG Standardization
/Gurvinder Singh Virk/, University of Gävle, Sweden - Update on 
international standardization projects and relevance in Europe
/Sven Wachsmuth/, University of Bielefeld, Germany -- Standardization in 
/Björn Matthias/, ABB - The Role of Collision Experiments in Safety 
Standardization and in the Characterization of Collaborative Robots, 
Systems and Applications
/Claudia Pagliari/, University of Edinburgh, UK - Taxonomies and 
operational definitions of interactive robot applications
/Andrea Bonarini/, Politecnico di Milano - Benchmarking medical HRI, 
robot therapy for the disabled
/Reinhard Lafrenz/, TUM, Germany - Standards and Experiments in Echord++
/Markus Rickert/, Fortiss, Germany - Industrial HRI Experiments in the 
SMErobotics project
/Hooman Samani/, National Taipei University, Taiwan - Possible standard 
evaluation method for HRI
/Laurence Devillers/, Paris-Sorbonne University, France - Affective and 
social spoken dialog in robotics: evaluation of user engagement


Nicole Mirnig, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of 
Salzburg, Austria
Paolo Barattini, Kontor 46, Torino, Italy
Dimitris Chrysostomou, Aalborg University, Denmark
Lars Dalgaard, Danish Technological Institute, Funen, Denmark
Maria Elena Giannaccini, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Manuel Giuliani, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of 
Salzburg, Austria
Tamás Haidegger, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary
Adriana Tapus, Robotics and Computer Vision Lab, ENSTA-ParisTech, Paris, 
Gurvinder Singh Virk, University of Gävle, Sweden

We are looking forward to your contribution and participation!

Hope to see you in Hamburg,

Nicole Mirnig
- on behalf of all organizers

Mag. Nicole Mirnig
Research Fellow

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Christian Doppler Laboratory "Contextual Interfaces"
Department of Computer Science
University of Salzburg

Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18
5020 Salzburg, Austria

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