- February 27, 2015
- 5 October 2015 (11:59pm PDT): Submission of full papers
- 11-14 November 2015: Author rebuttal period
- 25 November 2015: Notification of full paper acceptance
- 10 January 2016: Final camera-ready full papers due
- 8-10 March 2015: Main conference
Authors are invited to submit full paper manuscripts. Eight (8) anonymized camera-ready pages (templates are available for MS Word and LaTeX2e), including figures, are allowed for each full paper. HRI 2016 will follow a double-blind review process, which was instituted in HRI 2015. Authors should therefore review the HRI guidelines for anonymizing submissions while preparing their submissions. Full papers must be submitted according the deadlines above to the submission and review website. Accepted full papers will be published in the “main proceedings” of the conference, archived in the ACM Digital Library and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and be presented in an oral session. For questions, please contact program co-chairs Selma Sabanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ana Paiva (email@example.com).
To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, authors of full paper submissions will be required to select a theme for their work as “Studies of Human-Robot Interaction,” “Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction,” “Human-Robot Interaction Design,” or “Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction.” These themes represent different types of contributions to human-robot interaction and thus involve different criteria for evaluating what constitutes a significant contribution to the field, along with fulfilling the general review criteria described below. For instance, work on technological contributions must demonstrate technical soundness and feasibility in targeted domains, but does not necessarily have to demonstrate effectiveness through user studies. Common to contributions across all themes are top-quality research that demonstrates originality and novelty, relevance to HRI, technical soundness, methodological rigor, and/or practical usefulness, and accessibility for a broad, interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary HRI audience, as has been established by the HRI Community over the last decade.
1. Studies of Human-Robot Interaction
The “Studies of Human-Robot Interaction” theme includes naturalistic and experimental studies of how humans and robots interact in real-world settings or might interact in experimental scenarios to establish new understanding, principles, and design recommendations for human-robot interaction. Submissions under this theme must provide a detailed account of the research method, robot platform and behaviors, manipulations (if any) and measurements used, and data obtained from the study.
Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan
Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University, UK
2. Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction
“Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction” include contributions that describe novel robot systems, algorithms, and computational methods that enable robots to better understand, interact with, and collaborate with their users. Submissions under this theme must present the proposed technology or method in a form that allows replication, such as formal descriptions, pseudocode, or open-sourced code, demonstrate the applicability of the technology for enabling human-robot interaction, and evaluate the soundness of the proposed technology using methods that are best suited to assess technical soundness.
Siddhartha Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
3. Human-Robot Interaction Design
The “Human-Robot Interaction Design” theme involves research related to robot design from a broad spectrum of design practices, including form, interaction, and service design. We encourage submissions covering a variety of design methodologies, including iterative prototyping, qualitative and quantitative evaluations, user-centered design, expert interviews, interdisciplinary design, video and animation prototyping, improvisation, crowdsourcing, Wizard-of-Oz, as well as novel methodologies for HRI design. In addition to academic research, we also seek contributions of research papers related to the design of commercial and industrial HRI. Full paper submissions in this category must provide a detailed account of the process followed, as well as resources and materials involved in the design of the robot, the method and outcome of the design’s evaluation, and a clear demonstration of the promise of the new design in enabling human-robot interaction.
Guy Hoffman, IDC Herzliya, Israel
4. Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction
The “Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction” theme includes contributions that provide novel ways of understanding and studying human interactions, needs, and environments that will inform the development of robot technologies, systems, and applications. Submissions that fall under this theme may apply novel theoretical frameworks to the study and design of robots in interaction with humans, describe the use of new methodologies for evaluating human-robot interaction, discuss ethical concerns and other potential societal consequences of HRI, or provide philosophical analyses of issues relevant to the future development and application of interactive robotic systems in society. These submissions must provide rich and rigorously demonstrated knowledge about humans and robots and include evidence-based argumentation appropriate to the disciplines the work draws on.
Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark