HRI 2020 will include a Student Volunteer (SV) Program. SVs are the heart of what makes a conference run smoothly, and we would love to have you on board. SVs are expected to provide support for various activities at the conference. The conference registration fee is waived for SVs. Partial coverage of travel and other conference-related expenses have been offered in the past years. However, we cannot guarantee reimbursement for such expenses because this depends on the conference budget. SVs will be informed as funding becomes available after the applications are closed.

Being an SV is a great way to participate in one of the leading conferences in the HRI research community, expand your knowledge, and network with many fellow students. We would like to include students with diverse backgrounds from everywhere in the world. In the selection of SVs, priority will be given to students with accepted conference or workshop paper(s) and to HRI Pioneers. However, we still encourage other students to apply for the SV Program.

The deadline for applying for the SV Program is January 6th, 2020. Applications will open on December 2nd, 2019. The link will be available on this page.

Keep in mind that student volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours and attend the conference from its start to close (March 23 – 26, 2020). You will be required to arrive at the conference site by March 22nd for the training session before the conference.

Any questions can be directed to the SV Chairs.


Bahar Irfan (University of Plymouth, UK)
Swapna Joshi (Indiana University, USA)
Christopher Wallbridge (University of Plymouth, UK)