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ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
December 1 2018 (23:59 PDT) : Submission Deadline
December 22 2018 : Notification of Acceptance
January 15 2019 : Final Camera-ready Due
alt.HRI invites high-quality submissions that push the boundaries of human-robot interaction research and that have high potential for impact. The goal for alt.HRI is to broaden the scope of high quality research presented at HRI 2019. With this in mind, alt.HRI aims to be inclusive of perspectives and methodologies relevant to HRI but perhaps less commonly seen at the annual HRI conference, including strong HRI-related work from other fields. We also invite thought-provoking work that might not otherwise be featured at the conference because it transcends established contribution criteria.
alt.HRI contributions are
- radical: they push the envelope, take risks, and complement the work seen in the main tracks of the conference by providing new, innovative perspectives and approaches to HRI
- relevant: they inspire broad interest in the HRI community and are timely
- rigorous: they are high-quality, well argued and supported contributions
Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed, in a double-blind fashion, by an expert alt.HRI program committee.
alt.HRI Review criteria include:
- is the work compelling and relevant to an open-minded HRI audience?
- is there potential for impact, controversy, or thought provoking discussion, even if the work seems unorthodox?
- is the work rigorous, accepting that ‘rigor’ may fall outside of what is typically published in HRI? Is the work well researched, well argued, well written, well implemented, and fully detailed?
- does the work belong in alt.HRI and not an existing HRI track?
Papers must be submitted via PCS. Accepted papers will be *orally presented* in the main program and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are required to attend the conference to present their paper in order for it to be included in the proceedings. Up to eight anonymized, camera ready pages in the IEEE format, excluding references, are allowed for each paper. alt.HRI 2019 will follow a double-blind review process, and authors must follow the HRI guidelines for anonymizing submissions.
alt.HRI encourages the following types of submissions. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Core work from complementary disciplines. We invite submissions relevant to HRI from researchers in neighboring disciplines and areas, including (but not limited to), sociology, philosophy, robotics and algorithms, gender studies, ethics, law, ….
- Critical HRI. This includes speculative design proposals to challenge current assumptions, as well as conceptions about the role that robots play in society and everyday life. We invite thought provoking work and work that questions current approaches and thinking.
- Learning from Small Samples. Rare and unusual experiences and instances can sometimes prove to demonstrate interesting and relevant phenomena. For example, more is often learned from a single near accident (air, car, nuclear) than years of smooth operation. We invite papers that richly describe and theorize from such rich cases in HRI: single instances, outliers, exceptional cases, or small samples that nevertheless provide important insights and valuable lessons.
- Best Practices in HRI Research and Design. Insightful reflection on best practices for HRI, sharing key lessons learned in research and design. Papers may describe specific techniques for prototyping and developing HRI systems, or designing and conducting laboratory studies. Best practice papers provide non-obvious insights that would prove valuable to other HRI researchers.
- Reflections on HRI. Position papers that reflect on the field of HRI, its history, and trajectory. We invite constructive reflections on past, present, and future HRI practice and standards. Reflections papers may also put a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by HRI researchers.
- Novel Robotic Designs and Implementations. Quality implementations of highly innovative designs and implementations that are provocative and inspiring. This includes reports on robots that have inspiring, nonobvious, and novel technical capabilities, communication approaches, morphologies, or designs.
Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld University, Germany
James Young, University of Manitoba, Canada
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University, USA