The HRI 2017 conference will offer the opportunity to demonstrate innovative ideas and advances in human-robot interaction. We invite demonstration proposals for cutting-edge systems that make interaction with robots more intuitive, seamless, and pleasant, or otherwise illustrate some aspect of human-robot interaction in an exciting and engaging way.

Important Dates for Demonstrations

  • 5 December 2016 1 January 2017 (anywhere on earth, submit a one-page abstract in ACM format via PCS and other details via Google Form)
  • Acceptance Notification: 19 December 2016 5 January 2017
  • Camera-Ready Version: 11 January 2017

One-page Abstract

Proposed demonstrations must submit an abstract that will be used by the co-chairs to judge suitability to the conference and program. The abstract should follow the ACM paper template and must include:

  • Title
  • Authors (names, affiliation, email, address, etc).
  • Abstract (max 100 words) and keywords.
  • One or more figures representing the demo overview.
  • Description of the demo, including both a technical overview and an explanation of novelty, importance, and/or usefulness.
  • Optional Video: Authors may submit a short video showcasing their demonstration. Video files can be in .AVI, .MOV or .MP4 file formats. They should play on standard PC and Macintosh computers without requiring third party codecs to be installed. The file size should be less than 100 MB and should not exceed 3 minutes in length.

Once accepted, the abstract (and the optional video) will be included in the adjunct proceedings of the HRI conference in the ACM Digital Library.

Requirements and Guidelines

Proposed demonstrations must also submit the following information via Google Form:

  • Submission ID which can be retrieved from the PCS after the submission of the one-page abstract
  • A URL to one “representative image” suitable for use on the conference web site and in other promotional materials. This image should be 400 x 400px.
  • Size and space requirements for the demonstration.
  • A list of equipment that you will bring.
  • Details on the number and roles of people supporting the demo.
  • Specific notes detailing any special requests, such as electrical, networking, lighting, or sound requirements.

Submission Instructions

Please submit your abstract and optional video through the submission review website (PCS). For the abstract, the maximum number of pages is one (1). MS Word and LaTeX2e templates are available at the ACM website. Authors are not allowed to anonymize the submission for reviews.
Please also do not forget to submit information regarding the demo setup through the Google Form. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you this year at HRI 2017 in Vienna, Austria!

Demonstration Co-Chairs:

  • Jun Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Daniel Szafir, University of Colorado Boulder, United States