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Eduardo Benitez Sandoval <[log in to unmask]>
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*The 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2020) *
Now In-cooperation with ACM
                *** Virtual Conference [due to Covid-19]  --- 10-13, November 2020 ***

(Apologies for cross posting)

HAI 2020 is the 8th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction. The conference is a venue with an interdisciplinary nature to discuss and disseminate state-of-the-art research on topics that relate to human interactions with a range of agent systems, including physical robots and humanoids, virtual agents, socially interactive agents, and artificially intelligent agents.

The topical issues within the conference include user studies, frameworks, simulations, technical developments and more within the area of Human Agent and Robotic Interaction. The conference brings together a large variety of research groups, companies and researchers looking into the broader area of agents and robotics across Australia and the rest of the world.

The theme for HAI 2020 will be “Artificial Intelligence + Experience Design”. The advent of artificial intelligence, in the past decade, has motivated researchers to focus on several algorithmic prospects in developing intelligent robotics agent and their interactions. Progressively, AI advances are leading to exciting outcomes in the HAI field and at the same time opening up a wide perspective on how to design intelligent robotic agents. Particularly, how to combine artificial intelligence and user experience design approaches in human-agent interaction.

While all submissions related to HAI are welcome, prospective authors are especially encouraged to submit papers in line with the theme for HAI 2020. The HAI conference seeks contributions from a broad range of disciplines such as engineering, computer science, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, business, advertising/marketing and design.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- studies of Human-Agent Interaction, with quantitative/qualitative results; across a wide variety of application areas
- theoretical models;
- technological advances;
- experimental methods;
- impacts of embodiment;
- character and avatar design;
- agents in social networks;
- specifically application of agents in retail, business and marketing and
- experience design

Since 2014, full papers and posters are archived in the ACM Digital Library, and 2020 is in the process of achieving a similar status.

Full Papers (4-8 pages)
19 June 2020: Full Paper Submission  (extended due to Covid-19)
3 August 2020: Notification

Posters (2 pages)
7 August 2020: Poster Submission (extended due to Covid-19)
17 August 2020: Poster Notification

Camera Ready (Full papers and Posters)
24 August 2020: Poster Notification

Online Conference
10-13 November 2020

Format will follow the ACM Conference Proceedings template:
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Visit the HAI 2020 website for further details on the HAI submission guidelines:

HAI will take place virtually this year due to Covid-19.

General Chair
Mohammad Obaid (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Omar Mubin (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Yukie Nagai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Program Chair
Hirotaka Osawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Yomna Abdelrahman (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany)
Morten Fjeld (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Poster Chair
Giulia Perugia (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Muneeb Ahmad (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Patrícia Alves-Oliveira (ISCTE-IUL, INESC-ID, Cornell University (Portugal and the US))

Workshop/Tutorial Chair
Mikael Laaksoharju (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Brownyn Cumbo (Monash University, Australia)

Publicity Chair
Karolina Zawieska (ŁUKASIEWICZ Research Network - Industrial Research Institute for Automation & Measurements PIAP, Poland)
Daniel J. Rea (Kyoto University, Japan)
Eduardo B. Sandoval (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Thommy Eriksson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Sponsorship Chair
Aila Khan (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Masahiko Osawa (Keio University, Japan)

Registration Chair
Sara Baker (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Belinda Ruiz (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Publication Chair
Sofia Serholt (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Wafa Johal (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Local Chair
Sara Baker (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Belinda Ruiz (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Mudassar Arsalan (Westren Sydney University, Australia)
Raymonda Aoun (Westren Sydney University, Australia)

Web Chair
Muneeb Ahmad (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Alex Yuan Gao  (Uppsala University, Sweden)


Dr. Eduardo Benitez Sandoval
Scientia Fellow
UNSW Arts and Design
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Ph +61 04 05 93 47 98
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