Call For Late-Breaking Reports

The 13th Annual ACM/IEEE HRI Conference theme is “Robots for Social Good”. The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and theoretical, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot interaction.

The Late-Breaking Reports (LBR) venue at HRI provides authors with the opportunity to present cutting-edge and experimental research results to the community. It is also an excellent opportunity for researchers new to the field to participate in the conference.

All LBR submissions will be reviewed in a mutual peer-review process, and published in the companion proceedings of the conference, which will appear in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEExplore. Authors will retain the copyright of their work, and can submit it to other venues. LBRs will be presented at a poster session during HRI 2018.

Submission Instructions

Authors are asked to submit their LBRs as a 2-page article (including references and figures), in ACM Proceedings double-column format. Word and LaTeX templates can be found here:  –  please use the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx files

Authors are encouraged to consult prior years’ submissions to understand the format, and further guidelines about the HRI conference can be found here:

Submit your paper through the “paper submission and review” website.

Publications should be fully anonymized at time of submission. Please see anonymization guidelines here:

Due to a tight publication deadline with the publisher, all submitted abstracts should be “camera-ready” at time of submission. In other words: proof read, spell checked, etc.

Peer Review Process

This year, we will employ a mutual peer review process to help ensure all authors receive feedback on their work, and to help encourage and invigorate the HRI community. At least one author of each LBR submission must agree to review two other LBRs. Reviews will consist of a single paragraph and brief questionnaire.

Important Dates

– 1 December 2017 (23:59 PDT): Submission deadline
– 15 December 2017: Mutual review deadline
– 22 December 2017: Notification of acceptance
– 15 January 2018: Final publication-ready versions due