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Dear colleagues,

We invite you to participate in the 2nd International Conference on
Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2014) October 29-31, 2014, Tsukuba, Japan

We look forward to seeing you in Tsukuba!



The Second International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2014)
               Tsukuba, Japan, October 29-31, 2014


People are increasingly interacting with computerized agents. Examples
include autonomous and tele-presence robots in homes, healthcare, or
search and rescue, virtual characters in the expanding gaming industry
or for serious games, and agents representing other people through
on-line social and interactive meeting places. Although these broad
areas have their own unique research challenges, there is a clear
commonality to be addressed in the investigation of how people interact
with agents, whether they have physical or virtual embodiments, or
represent remote people or an AI algorithm; this commonality requires
explicit consideration.

The Second International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI
2014, in co-operation with ACM SIGCHI) aims to be the premier
interdisciplinary venue for discussing and disseminating
state-of-the-art research and results that have implications across
conventional interaction boundaries including robots, software agents
and digitally-mediated human-human communication. HAI will gather
researchers from fields spanning engineering, computer science,
psychology and sociology, and will cover diverse topics, including:
human-robot interaction, affective computing, computer-supported
collaborative work, gaming and serious games, artificial intelligence,
and more.

The theme of this year’s conference is “equations and theories relating
robots, avatars, and virtual characters.”

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
- design of Human-Agent Interaction, including quantitative and
qualitative results
- theoretical models of Human-Agent Interaction
- impacts of embodiment (e.g., physical vs digital, human vs animal-like)
- experimental methods for Human-Agent Interaction

This includes more targeted results that have implications to the
broader human-agent interaction community:
- human-robot interaction
- human-virtual agent interaction
- interaction with smart homes and smart cars
- distributed groupware where people have remote embodiments and
- and more!

<< Important Dates >>

- Advance Rate Registration: September 28, 2014
- Workshops: October 28, 2014
- HAI 2014 Conference: October 29-31, 2014

<< Organizing Committee >>

* General Co-Chairs:
  Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba
  Tetsuo Ono, Hokkaido University

* Program Co-Chairs:
  Michita Imai, Keio University
  James Young, University of Manitoba

* Local Organization Co-Chairs:
  Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba
  Yugo Hayashi, University of Tsukuba

* Finance Chair:
  Yugo Takeuchi, Shizuoka University

* Poster Chair:
  Kazunori Terada, Gifu University

* Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
  Yoshihiko Murakawa, Fujitsu Lab.

* Workshop Chair:
  Natsuki Oka, Kyoto Institute of Technology

* Publicity Chair:
  Daisuke Katagami, Tokyo Polytechnic University

* Publications Chair:
  Kazuki Kobayashi, Shinshu University

* Web Chair:
  Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba

* Design Chair:
  Nagisa Munekata, Hokkaido University

<< Program Committee >>

Fereshteh Amini, University of Manitoba
Sean Andrist, University of Wisconsin
Christian Becker-Asano, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
Christoph Bartneck, Canterbury University
Jeffrey Boyd, University of Calgary
Andrea Bunt, University of Manitoba
Mauro Dragone, University College Dublin
Hironori Egi, Kobe University
Barret Ens, University of Manitoba,
Dylan Glas, ATR
Yugo Hayashi, Ritsumeikan University
Guy Hoffman, IDC Herzliya
Chien-Ming Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julien Hue, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
Michimasa Inaba, Hiroshima City University
Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba
Kentaro Ishii, University of Tokyo
Gil-Jin Jang, School of Electronics Engineering, KNU
Koh Kakusho, Kwansei Gakuin University
Yusuke Kanai, Keio University
Masayoshi Kanoh, Chukyo University
Daisuke Katagami, Tokyo Polytechnic University
Jun Kato, JAIST
Kheng Koay, University of Hertfordshire
Tomoko Koda, Osaka Institute of Technology
Takanori Komatsu, Meiji University
Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba
Sonya S. Kwak, Ewha Womans University
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln UK
Karon MacLean, University of British Columbia
Setareh Manesh, University of Calgary
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, University of Genoa
Amir Meghdadi, University of Manitoba
ChunYan Miao, Nanyang Technological University
Kouta Minamizawa, University of Tokyo
Nagisa Munekata, Hokkaido University
Yoshihiko Murakawa, Fujitsu
Hideyuki Nakanishi, Osaka University
Yasushi Nakauchi, Carnegie Mellon University
Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Honda Research Institute USA
Haruno Noma, Ritsumeikan University
Tatsuya Nomura, Ryukoku University
Mohammad Obaid, Chalmers University of Technology
Kohei Ogawa, Osaka University
Natsuki Oka, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Tetsuo Ono, Hokkaido University
Hirotaka Osawa, University of Tsukuba
Mai Otsuki, Ritsumeikan University
Hyeyoung Park, School of Computer Engineering, KNU
Rui Prada, INESC-ID
Ferdian Pratama, JAIST
Irene Rae, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Juan David Hincapie Ramos, University of Manitoba
Daniel Rea, University of Manitoba
Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University
Daisuke Sakamoto, University of Tokyo
Satoru Satake, ATR
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary
Solace Shen, University of Washington
Masahiro Shiomi, ATR
Sowmya Somanath, University of Calgary
Yuta Sugiura, Keio University
Osamu Sugiyama, ATR
Yasuyuki Sumi, Future University
JaYoung Sung, Google
Hideyuki Takahashi, Tohoku University
Kazuki Takashima, Osaka University
Yugo Takeuchi, Shizuoka University
Kazunori Terada, Gifu University
Bob Wang, National Taiwan University
Tomoko Yonezawa, Kansai University
Huang Zhiyong, I2R
Jakub Zlotowski, University of Cantebury

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