The HRI 2020 conference will offer the opportunity to demonstrate innovative ideas and advances in human-robot interaction, either on stage or in a dedicated demo room. 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. Proposals should indicate their preference for table based and/or conference stage demonstration. Given sufficient interest, the demo chairs with the help of other experts and reviewers, whenever needed, will select a small set of stage-based demos that will be integrated into the main conference program.


10 December 2019: Deadline for submission of a one-page abstract
03 January 2020: Notification of acceptance
08 January 2020: Final camera-ready due
23 – 26 March, 2020: Main Conference


Proposed demonstrations must submit an abstract that will be used by the chairs to judge suitability to the conference and program. The abstract should follow the ACM SIG proceedings specifications. Please note that we are following the general ACM SIG format, not the SIGCHI format. Authors should use the sample-sigconf.tex or interim_layout.docx template files. The abstract 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.
  • Preference for table-based and/or demonstration (final assignment will be at the discretion of demo chairs, with possibility for both.)

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 and IEEE Xplore.


Please submit your abstract and optional video through the submission review website (PCS). For the abstract, the maximum number of pages is one (1). Authors are not allowed to anonymize the submission for reviews. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you this year at HRI 2020 in Cambridge, UK!


Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics USA
Elin Anna Topp, Lund University SWEDEN
Takamasa Iio, University of Tsukuba JAPAN