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HRI 2014 : ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction


Conference Series : Human-Robot Interaction
When Mar 3, 2014 - Mar 6, 2014
Where Bielefeld, Germany
Submission Deadline Sep 9, 2013
Notification Due Nov 27, 2013
Categories    artificial intelligence   HCI

Call For Papers

HRI 2014 is the 9th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and submit their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction.

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular area through a theme. The theme of HRI 2014 is "(E)merging perspectives". The conference seeks contributions combining user and system perspectives, to advance new and possibly unorthodox methodologies. We invite papers on work that demonstrates the use of novel empirical methods, that integrates empirical findings into complex robot systems, and that use holistic approaches in system evaluation.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and many more. We invite broad participation.
Important Dates

9 September 2013: Submission of full papers and tutorial/workshop proposals
4 -10 November 2013: Rebuttal Period
27 November 2013: Notification of full paper acceptance
4 December 2013: Submission of late breaking reports, demonstrations and videos
18 December 2012: Notification of late breaking reports and videos
7 January 2013: Final camera-ready full papers due
12 January 2013: Final camera-ready late breaking reports, and videos due

Full Papers
Authors are invited to submit full paper manuscripts. Eight camera ready pages, including figures, are allowed for each full paper. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and be presented in an oral session.
To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, full paper submissions will be required to be tag their main contribution as "human-centered," "technology-centered," or "both." Strong technology-centered papers contribute novel and sound algorithmic, engineering, or computational methods that have the potential to improve robot performance when interacting with actual human users.
Strong human-centered papers contribute experimentally sound and interesting findings that have the potential to improve robot technology for interacting with humans with respect to usability, design, and similar topics.
Late Breaking Reports
Authors are encouraged to submit their Late-Breaking Reports in a short paper format which is limited to two pages. Accepted late breaking reports will be presented as a poster, and will be published in the conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
Video Session
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
We invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the conference. The HRI 2014 theme “(E)Merging Perspectives” highlights the importance to interweave both system-driven approaches and empirical research. Hence, we particularly invite workshops and tutorials that promote novel empirical methods, the integration of empirical findings into complex robot systems, and systemic approaches to evaluate systems.
Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 03, 2014, one day before the main technical sessions.
All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the tutorial/workshop chairs, Brenna Argall and Marc Hanheide, no later than September 09, 2013. Please send your proposals to The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process. Details about workshops and tutorials at HRI 2014 can be found at
There will be an exhibition site at the conference, and promoters are encouraged to display state-of-the-art products and services in all areas of robotics and human-robot interaction.
Topics of interest include:

Collaboration between humans and robots
Social robotics
Mechatronics and robot platforms for HRI
HRI for field and service robots
Robot learning from human guidance and demonstration
User studies of HRI
Art and design for robotics
Robot middleware and software architectures
Lifelike robots
Robot companions
Assistive robotics (autism, healthcare, rehabilitation, aging in place)
Telepresence robots
Robotic navigation and mobile manipulation
Dialog and natural language for HRI
Mixed initiative and sliding autonomy
Privacy and security for real world HRI
Perception and recognition of human actions and activities
Safety and physical interactions between robots and humans
Task allocation and coordination
Metrics and benchmarking for HRI
HRI group dynamics
Multi-modal interaction, perception, and decision making
Long term interaction with robots
Autonomy and trust
Ethnography and field studies
Ethical and societal issues of HRI
Enabling reproducibility and interoperability in robotics

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