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AI-HRI 2016 : AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction


When Nov 17, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016
Where Arlington, VA
Submission Deadline Jul 22, 2016
Notification Due Aug 12, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2016
Categories    artificial intelligence   human-robot interaction   robotics   computer science

Call For Papers

AAAI Fall Symposium: AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)
Nov 17-19, 2016 -- Arlington, VA

Timetable for Authors
July 22th, 2016: [Extended] Submission deadline
August 12th, 2016: Notification of acceptance or rejection
September 1st, 2016: Camera-ready copy due

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AI-HRI (The AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)) seeks to bring together the subset of the HRI community focused on the application of AI solutions to HRI problems. Building on the success of the two previous years’ symposia, the central purpose of this year’s symposium is to share exciting new and ongoing research, foster discussion about necessary areas for future work, and cultivate a vibrant, interconnected research community. AI-HRI encourages computational AI and HRI researchers, industry members, and interested social scientists to submit:

5-7 page papers (with only references on the seventh page) highlighting state-of-the-art HRI-oriented AI research, HRI research focusing on the use of autonomous AI systems or the implementation of AI systems in commercial HRI products.

3-4 page papers (including references) outlining new or controversial views, or describing ongoing computational work. We also encourage submission of short papers from social science researchers describing challenges that social scientists encounter in designing, performing, or evaluating studies in HRI which could be ameliorated by new or improved tools, software packages, or artificial intelligence systems; and from industry members describing unrealized computational advances that would facilitate the development, enhancement, or deployment of HRI technologies.

1-2 page abstracts (including references) describing novel software, hardware, or datasets of interest to the AI-HRI community. Presented software and hardware tools must be available for a “hack session” at the symposium; presented datasets should be made available at the symposium. Symposium organizers will coordinate with authors of accepted tool talks to determine their needs for the event. If you have any questions, please contact [at]

Notes for Social Science Authors
Full papers submitted by social scientists should present and discuss novel research on the interaction between humans and autonomous robots.
Short papers submitted by social scientists are expected to discuss challenges that social scientists encounter in designing, performing, or evaluating studies in HRI which could be ameliorated by new or improved tools, software packages, or artificial intelligence systems. Authors should write about the challenges they face, using grounded examples from their practice, and provide suggested solutions. Submissions may also discuss limitations in robots’ capabilities that hinder the ability for non-computational HRI researchers to conduct HRI experiments.

Notes for Industry Authors
The AI-HRI symposium provides industry members with the opportunity to show off novel research and products created by their companies, and to open dialogue between themselves and academics.
Through full papers, industry members may detail (a) the implementation of AI systems in their commercial HRI products, including aspects of the software engineering or design cycle that led to successful development and deployment or (b) novel HRI-oriented AI research they have performed, whether or not it has been implemented in a commercial product.
Through short papers, authors should write about challenges in the development of AI-HRI products and discuss what AI advancements would help to overcome those challenges.
Through tool papers, we are soliciting demonstrations from industry members of their software and hardware platforms. Authors of accepted tool papers will present their products and make them available for attendees to engage with during the Hack session.

Travel Funds for Students
A limited amount of travel funding is available to students authors, and will be allocated based on need and merit. European students should note that additional funds have been provided by AIJ specifically for their support.
Interested students should email this form to [at] by the paper submission deadline.

Formatting & Submitting
Submission Website
Papers should be submitted at:

Formatting Instructions
Papers must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style, as described in the AAAI author kit (, and must be submitted as US letter-sized (8.5”x11”) PDFs of length not longer than defined below.

Paper length
Full papers should be 5-7 pages long, with the 7th page containing nothing other than references.
Short papers should be 3-4 pages in length, including references.
Tool papers should be 1-2 pages in length, including references.

Tool Paper Demonstration Requirements
If submitting a tool paper describing software or hardware of interest to the AI-HRI community, authors must be willing to make such software or hardware available for attendees to experiment with during a “hack session” on the last day of the symposium. Authors are encouraged to describe in their abstract how this will be facilitated.

If submitting a tool paper describing a dataset of interest to the AI-HRI community, authors must be willing to make their dataset available (e.g., via download) to attendees at the symposium.

Author registration information
Please visit for more details as they are released.
At least one author on each accepted submission must register for and attend the symposium to present their paper.

Presentation and Publication
All accepted full and short papers will be presented orally and published in the proceedings. Authors will be notified as to whether they have been assigned a “full-length” or “lightning” presentation slot. Authors assigned to full-length talks will be invited to participate in a panel discussion. Authors assigned to lightning talks will be invited to participate in a poster session.

Questions and Suggestions
For questions concerning the program and submissions, authors should contact the Submissions Chairs:
Tom Williams (Tufts University): williams [at]
Patrícia Alves-Oliveira (INESC-ID): patricia.alves.oliveira [at]
For all other inquiries, authors should write to [at]

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