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The 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction is pleased to
release our technical program. Please find it at this website:

If you find this program interesting, we encourage participation as a
virtual attendee. Registration is open, and there is also *a special rate
for just attending the virtual conference (100 AUD)*. This is a great way
to expose yourself to the newest HAI research at a reasonable price.

Rates are available here:

We hope to see you at the conference!

==== Overview ====

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

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 agents 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

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.

==== Scope and Topics ====

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 the embodiment;
   - Character and avatar design;
   - Agents in social networks;
   - Specifically application of agents in retail, business, and marketing
   - Experience design

HAI2020 (Full Papers and Posters) proceedings will be archived in the ACM
digital library. HAI2020 is approved and confirmed to be in cooperation
with ACM and SIGCHI.

*==== Organising Committee ==== *

*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, University of New Brunswick, Canada)
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)

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