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Call For Papers, Videos, Tutorials/Workshops

4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction  
(HRI’09)
http://hri2009.org

March 11-13, 2009, San Diego, CA

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The 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction  
(HRI 2009) is dedicated to the advancement of natural human-robot  
interaction. HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual  
international conference that seeks to showcase the very best  
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot  
interaction with roots in social psychology, cognitive science, HCI,  
human factors, artificial intelligence, robotics, organizational  
behavior, anthropology and many more, and we invite broad participation.

Important Dates

15 September 2008: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop  
proposals
01 December 2008:  Submission of videos
12 December 2008: Notification of acceptance
15 December 2008: Submission of late-breaking short papers
12 January, 2009: Final camera-ready papers due


Full and Short Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit all manuscripts in PDF (Adobe Acrobat)  
format. Accepted papers will be published in the conference  
proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and assigned for  
either oral or full poster presentation. Authors are also encouraged  
to submit their late-breaking results for short papers (two pages)  
which will not appear in the proceedings but which will be presented  
in a special poster session. Detailed instructions are available on  
the conference web site:http://www.hri2009.org.

Topics of interest include:

Socially intelligent robots
Robot companions
Lifelike robots
Assistive (health & personal care) robotics
Remote robots
Mixed initiative interaction
Multi-modal interaction
Long term interaction with robots
Awareness and monitoring of humans
Task allocation and coordination
Autonomy and trust
Robot-team learning
User studies of HRI
Experiments on HRI collaboration
Ethnography and field studies
HRI software architectures
HRI foundations
Metrics for teamwork
HRI group dynamics
Individual vs. group HRI
Robot intermediaries
Risks such as privacy or safety
Ethical issues of HR
Organizational/society impact


Video Submission
We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. Besides the importance  
of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the  
entertainment value will be judged. The video itself must be self- 
explanatory for the audience. The videos will be published in the  
conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Tutorials and Workshops
Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize a Tutorial or a  
Workshop on a HRI-related theme.
Tutorials and Workshops will be held on March 10, one day before the  
main technical sessions.


General Co-Chairs
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University
François Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke

HRI 2009 Publicity Committee:
Aude Billard, EPFL
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University
Patrick Rau, Tsinghua University




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