ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

March 7-10, 2022 | Online (Originaly Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan)

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is the premium venue for publishing and presenting top-quality HRI research.


  • Conference organizers decided to make HRI2022 a full online conference. See more.

Important Dates

Full papers

  • October 1, 2021 (23:59 AOE): Submission Deadline
  • November 5, 2021: Review Notification, Rebuttal Period Begins
  • November 12, 2021: Rebuttal Period Ends
  • November 23, 2021: Decision Notification

Short Contribution

  • October 15, 2021 (23:59 AOE): Submission Deadline
  • November 5, 2021: Review Notification, Rebuttal Period Begins
  • November 12, 2021: Rebuttal Period Ends
  • November 23, 2021: Decision Notification

Workshop and Tutorial

  • October 1, 2021 (23:59pm AoE): Submission of proposals
  • November 5, 2021: Notification of acceptance


  • November 29, 2021 (23:59pm AoE): Submission Deadline
  • January 7, 2022: Notification of Acceptance

Late-Breaking Reports and Videos

  • December 5 (two days extension), 2021 (23:59 AoE): Submission Deadline for LBRs/Videos
  • January 07, 2022: Notification of acceptance

Student Design Competition

  • December 10, 2021 (23:59 PDT): Submission Deadline
  • January 8, 2022: Acceptance Notification

Conference format: full online

The HRI2022 organizing committee (OC) discussed the conference format and did polling for a decision on HRI2022’s format. As a result, we have decided that HRI2022 will be fully online, with no local conference happening in Sapporo, Japan.

Major reasons for the decision:

  • Japanese domestic conferences and symposiums in March are going to be online.
  • Immigration restrictions in Japan are extremely strict. Foreign nationals are denied entry to Japan right now. This situation will be getting better. However, some restrictions will remain (such as a 3-7 days quarantine period).
  • These restrictions make it hard to book travel or plan in advance.

It is sad for all of us, but the OC now aims to put all their energy into making the HRI2022 conference a great virtual experience for everyone. We still have sufficient time for preparing the virtual conference and related social events for next March. We discussed many ideas of having local “meet-ups” for having a distributed HRI conference experience, and also already discussed concerns and legal limitations for local events. Please let us know any ideas from your side as well, including how we can create a memorable HRI2022 experience, even though we again cannot meet in person.

Best wishes,
HRI2022 General co-chairs
Daisuke Sakamoto and Astrid Weiss



HRI 2022 is the 17th annual conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world present their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the theory, technology, data, and science furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction.

The HRI conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in and broad participation from communities that include but are not limited to robotics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, human factors, design, and social and behavioral sciences.

Each year, the HRI Conference highlights a particular area through a theme. The theme of HRI 2022 is “Breaking Boundaries.”

HRI2022 Team


General chairs

  • Daisuke Sakamoto (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • General Chair, Astrid WeissAstrid Weiss (TU Wien, Austria)

Program chairs

  • Program chair, Laura HiattLaura M. Hiatt (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Program chair, Masahiro ShiomiMasahiro Shiomi (ATR, Japan)

Sponsors and Supportes


ACM Logo

Local Government’s Support

Hokkaido Logo


Sapporo smile logo

Sapporo city