CFP: Video Session

October 18, 2008 – 3:15 am

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. This is a peer-reviewed session: besides the importance of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment value will be judged. The videos will be published in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Guidelines and Requirements

  • Videos should be self explanatory. There will be no live narration or introduction.
  • As this is peer-reviewed and archival, the chairs strongly discourage videos which contain advertisements or are heavily promotional in nature.
  • No revisions will be accepted. Submit the final version.
  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length. We recommend titles and credits last less than 3 seconds each.
  • The video cannot exceed 30MB (upload capped).
  • The video should play on standard PC and Macintosh computers with no 3rd party codecs added. Use Windows .avi,, or .mp4.
  • Do not use DRM.
  • Start the filename with the lead author’s last name.
  • The videos will be played on a projected screen. Therefore, please use a horizontal resolution of at least 640 pixels. If you can use a higher resolution and still stay under the MB cap, please do so.
  • If accepted, ACM requires video authors to sign a release. Copyright remains with author but 3rd party material must have verified copyright. Therefore, copyrighted media (music, video, etc) should not be included unless permission has been obtained. Authors are responsible for obtaining such permission.

Submission instructions
Submitting a video to the HRI 2009 Video Session is a two part process.

  1. Upload video: Use the upload method on to submit your movie. Please make sure the workspace below reports a successful upload.
  2. Email details to the chairs: Send the following in a plain text email to Aaron Steinfeld, This content will be included in the ACM Digital Library with the video.
    • Video title
    • Author 1, Affliation and email address
    • Author n, Affliation and email address
    • 350 word abstract

    For example:

    • A Happy Robot
    • Aaron Steinfeld, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University,
    • This video shows a robot which is happy when surrounded by friendly people. It becomes sad when everyone leaves.

The submission deadline is December 1st, 2008!

News on the website

September 26, 2008 – 10:49 pm

The deadline for the full papers has expired. We would like to encourage you to consider submitting a video or a late-breaking short paper. In the meantime, the review process started and is expected to complete by December 12th.

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HRI 2009 Evaluation Criteria

August 28, 2008 – 10:42 pm

The Evaluation Criteria for papers are now available. All papers must:

a) Be relevant to the field of human-robot interaction.  So, for example, a paper that describes a new face tracking algorithm needs to demonstrate how it is of direct use to human-robot interaction.  A paper contributing a face recognition technology should use standard recognition metrics (e.g., ROC curve) as well as demonstrate or highlight a path to “feasibility” in human-robot domains with regard to interactive performance, sufficient accuracy, integration with closed loop control, etc.  Similarly, a study of the elderly must show how insights from the study directly inform the design of robots for this population and a wizard-of-oz experiment should show how findings contribute to our understanding of how people might interact with robotic capabilities that are plausible (if not currently available). Read the rest of this entry »

HRI Paper Categories and Keywords

August 28, 2008 – 10:40 pm

The categories and keywords identify the submission categories relevant to HRI and will be used to match papers with reviewers.  They are not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive.  If you are not able to find categories or keywords relevant to your submission, you may want to ask for assistance from one of the program co-chairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Tutorials and workshops at HRI 2009

July 17, 2008 – 2:52 am

We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at HRI’2009. Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 10, one day before the main technical sessions. Participants in tutorials and workshops are required to register for the main conference as well. Submission instructions for organizers follow below. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process. Read the rest of this entry »