ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

March 7-10, 2022 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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

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
  • January 05, 2022: Camera-ready Deadline



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.”

Conference format: Hybrid or Virtual

It was unfortunate for the community that the HRI conference could not have any in-person activities in 2020 and 2021. We understand it may be difficult to have them in early 2022, but we are hoping to have some level of in-person activity for the first time in two years.

However, there is another aspect of gathering in one place from all over the world: the carbon emission and climate impact of traveling by plane. Accordingly, some researchers may not want to travel even if health restrictions allow. We will try to have not only some level of in-person activity but also support remote attendance. We will use a hybrid conference platform for the main sessions, making remote presentations and discussions available. We cannot promise it for now, but we also are hoping to use a telepresence robot for conference participation because we are the HRI community!

As an organizing committee, the hybrid format takes a lot of effort compared to a fully virtual conference. We will discuss and constantly re-shape the 2022 conference and decide on the conference format considering the effort, resources, budget, and the status of COVID-19.

The conference format will be finalized by the end of November 2021.

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)

HRI is back to Japan

Location and Venue

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

The capital of the northern island and prefecture of Hokkaido and the fifth-largest city in Japan, Sapporo gained international prominence when it was chosen as the host to the Winter Olympic Games in 1972. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, and not only in the field of sports or because of its breweries. The most special of Japanese cities maybe, over 60% of the city is covered by greenery and 6 meters of snow for the period of 130 days a year, not to mention its food sufficiency rate of 208%, which is five times more of Japan’s average, Sapporo is a metropolis where outdoor adventures, culinary delights, and month-long beer gardens rule.

Sapporo is connected by a number of international routes, while it is only a 1.5 hour flight away from Tokyo – one of the busiest air routes in the world with over 70 flights per day. Once at New Chitose Airport, the travel time between the airport and the city center in only 37 minutes via airport rapid train. Sapporo is served by an extensive public transportation system including a subway and a bicycle sharing system, providing its visitors with an easy access in and around the city.

Sapporo Odori Park, Summer

Sponsors and Supportes


ACM Logo

Local Government’s Support

Hokkaido Logo


Sapporo smile logo

Sapporo city