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We are pleased to announce the following workshop offered in conjunction
with the 26th IEEE International  Symposium on Robot & Human Interactive
Communication (RO-MAN 2017):

| WORKSHOP                                                             |
| CARobots: Automated Driving Systems as Robots on Four Wheels         |
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| Lisbon, Portugal; Friday, September 1st, 2017                        |
| colocated with RO-MAN 2017 (http://www.ro-man2017.org)               |
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| Submission deadline: June 25th, 2017                                 |

We argue that automated driving systems (ADSs) are robots on four wheels
and the design of such vehicles is similar as the design  of traditional
robots. Questions, such as "How to design ADSs that  evokes trust in its
drivers?", "How to avoid  overtrust?", "How should  ethics be programmed
in an ADS?", etc., are closely related to similar questions asked in the
domain of industrial  robots or robots for human assistance. Then again,
solutions of how to hand-over the  control from an ADS to the driver and
vice versa is interesting  from human-robot  interaction perspective. In
this workshop we bring together researchers, designers and practitioners
in the field of ADS  design and human-robot  interaction. The aim of the
workshop is to bridge the two  communities by  positioning paper presen-
tations and group discussions. As special output we strive for a special
issue in a dedicated journal (e.g., Journal of Human-Robot Interaction).

---------------------------| WORKSHOP THEMES |--------------------------
Potential  topics to  be discussed  at the workshop include, but are not
limited to the following OBJECTIVES:

* Which  characteristics  do automated driving systems (ADSs) and other
  robots share?
* How do autonomy levels of ADSs and those in other robots differ?
* What can we learn from the state-of-the-art in  HRI for the design of
* What  ethical  considerations can we adapt  from  traditional  HRI to
  facilitate the design of ADSs and vice versa?
* How does interaction between humans and robots and between humans and
  ADSs differ?
* What  can the current HRI community  learn from researchers and prac-
  titioners in the field of ADSs UI design?
* What can  both communities  learn from each other in  terms of inter-
  action studies, both in the lab and in the field?
* What methods  and theories  are applied in  HRI and  what methods and
  theories build the common ground for ADS interaction  design? What do
  they have in common? How do they differ?
* Different cultural regions have different moral standards. How can we
  make sure that  robots/vehicles  with different normative systems can
  interact with users in a "unified friendly way"?
* Considering multi-robot  settings (home robots, tele-operation, ADSs,
  etc.): What conflict  resolution  strategies, i.e., when  reaching  a
  deadlock, are applied? Communalities between robots and ADSs?
* Who should  be the  one to  make ethical  decisions, in particular in
  situations   with  potentially  fatal  consequences?  Humans  (strong
  intuition, unreliable, consistent with Asimov's first rule) or robots
  (precise, robust, inconsistent with Asimov's first rule)?

-----------------------------| SUBMISSIONS |----------------------------
The target audience for this workshop are researchers and  practitioners
in the HRI community, who are interested in the field of automated cars.
Besides that, we  also invite  HCI/UI  designers (with  affinity to  the
vehicle domain) and ADSs engineers that are interested in HRI.

We invite  participants to submit 1-4 page position  papers (in the IEEE
format used for the RO-MAN  main  conference) describing  a crisp, self-
contained problem in the field of the  workshop. Successful  submissions
will have the potential to raise  discussion, provide insights for other
attendees, or illustrate problems and provide potential solutions.

Please submit your contribution via Email to <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> and
use the template provided by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society at

Submissions need not to be  anonymous.  However,  reviews  will  be done
anonymously using an evaluation form. Each paper will  receive  at least
two reviews. The selection of workshop participants  will  be  done by a
review process. Final decisions of accepting or rejecting  a  paper will
be made by the organizers of the workshop  based  on the  review  scores
and with respect to offering all workshop  participants  an interesting,
diversified program.

------------------| IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE WORKSHOP |------------------
* Submission deadline: June 25th, 2017
* Notification of acceptance: July 9th, 2017
* Camera ready version due: July 20th, 2017
* Workshop date: Friday, September 1st, 2017 (09:00AM-12:20PM)

Please feel free to contact the organizers at any time.

-----------------------------| ORGANIZERS |-----------------------------
Andreas Riener, University of Applied Sciences, Ingolstadt, DE
Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, AT
Alexander Mirnig, Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, AT
Manuel Giuliani, Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, AT
Manfred Tscheligi, Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, AT
Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Michigan Technological University, MI, US
Zhi "Jenny" Zheng, Michigan Technological University, MI, US
Chung Hyuk Park, George Washington University, Washington DC, US

--------------------------| WEBSITE & CONTACT |-------------------------
Workshop website: <http://www.andreasriener.com/RO-MAN17CARobots/>
Contact: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

For more details see the workshop website!

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