Late-Breaking Reports

The Late-Breaking Reports (LBR) venue at HRI provides authors with the opportunity to present early-stage results and new ideas over exciting cutting-edge and experimental research. LBRs are an excellent opportunity for researchers new to the field to participate in the conference.

All LBR​ ​submissions will undergo blind peer-review and will be published in the​ ​companion proceedings of the conference. These proceedings will appear in both the​ ​ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. LBRs will be presented during the main conference. The final format for the presentation will be communicated in January 2021.

Note: Unlike previous years, LBRs should be 2-4 page (excluding references).

Important Dates


December 14, 2020 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth): Submission Deadline
January 08, 2021: Notification of acceptance
January 18, 2021: Final camera-ready deadline



Authors must submit their Late-Breaking Reports as a 2 to 4-page article, excluding references (which do not count towards submission length). Papers should conform to the ACM SIG proceedings specification. Authors should use the sample-sigconf.tex or interim_layout.docx template files.


In connection with SIGCHI’s efforts to improve conference accessibility, HRI is moving towards generating accessible PDFs for all accepted papers. This year, we encourage all authors to add accessibility features to their PDF submissions. Please see the CHI 2021 guidelines for information on how to prepare an accessible PDF.


Publications should be fully anonymized at the time of submission. For additional information, authors may refer to the main conference anonymization guidelines.


Due to a tight publication deadline with the publisher, all submitted Late-Breaking Reports should be “camera-ready” at the time of submission (i.e., proofread, spell-checked, etc.). Non-conforming submissions are candidates for instant rejection.

Submission Page

First choose HRI at the Society list and then you’ll see the Late Breaking Reports Track.

Peer Review Process

Late-Breaking Reports will be reviewed using a mutual blind peer review process. To ensure that all authors receive feedback on their work and to help invigorate the HRI community, at least one author of each LBR submission must agree to review two other LBRs. Reviews will consist of a brief questionnaire regarding the quality and relevance of the work submitted.

Late-Breaking Reports Chairs

Francois Ferland, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Tariq Iqbal,
University of Virginia, USA
Marynel Vazquez,
Yale University, USA