We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018). HRI is a highly selective conference which aims to showcase the very best HRI research. It has interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary roots in robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and many other disciplines. Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular theme. For HRI 2018, the theme is “Robots for Social Good.”

Important Dates

6 October 2017: Submission of workshop and tutorial proposals
22 November 2017: Notification of workshop and tutorial acceptance
3 January 2018: Final camera-ready versions due
5 March 2018: Tutorial and Workshops in Chicago (one day before main technical sessions)

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted via the PCS submission system, no later than 6 October 2017. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.

Organizers who plan on inviting speakers to their tutorial or workshop are encouraged (but not required) to invite a diverse set of speakers.

Contact:

Any questions may be directed to the tutorials and workshops chairs, Laurel Riek and Elizabeth Broadbent at workshops2018@humanrobotinteraction.org.

Tutorial Submission Instructions:

We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day tutorials relevant to the HRI 2018 theme of “Robots for Social Good.” Examples of topics are state-of-the-art overviews of particular HRI areas or design/research methods. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of tutorial organizers include:

– Setting up a website for the tutorial that will be linked to from the HRI 2018 website
– Publicizing the tutorial
– Running the tutorial at the conference
– Optionally, compiling tutorial proceedings after the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):

– Title of tutorial
– Motivation or background
– Overview of tutorial including topics covered and schedule
– Target audience or prerequisites
– Tutorial speaker(s), including bio sketches / short CVs
– Links and references relevant to the tutorial
– 150 – 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the tutorial in HRI 2018

Workshop Submission Instructions:

Workshops are an opportunity for participants to meet other members of the HRI community, to discuss problems and to present their ideas around a common topic. The workshops can be half-day or full-day, and can cover any topic relevant to HRI research, design, methodologies, or education. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of workshop organizers include:

– Setting up a website for the workshop that will be linked to the HRI 2018 website
– Publicizing the workshop and soliciting position papers from potential participants
– Selecting workshop participants based on the quality of their position papers, which outline the submitters’ views on the workshop topic and the reasons for submitters’ interest
– Running the workshop at the conference
– Optionally, compiling workshop proceedings and/or finding opportunities for formal publication of extended versions of position papers after the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):

– Title of workshop
– Organizer(s), including contact information and short CVs
– Overview of the workshop including schedule, format, and types of activities (e.g., whole-group discussions, break-out sessions, position paper presentations, etc.)
– Target audience or prerequisites
– Approach for recruiting participants
– Plan for documenting the workshop
– 150 – 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI 2018

Organizing Committee

General Chairs HRI2018
Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University, USA

Program Chairs HRI2018
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Guy Hoffman, Cornell University, USA

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs, HRI 2018
Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA
Elizabeth Broadbent, The University of Auckland, New Zealand