Important dates

December 8th, 2023 (23:59 AOE): Submission deadline

January 10th, 2024: Notification of Acceptance

January 17th, 2024: Camera-ready papers due

Late Breaking Reports

The Late-Breaking Reports (LBR) venue at HRI 2024 provides authors with the opportunity to present early-stage results and new ideas on exciting cutting-edge and experimental research. LBRs are an excellent opportunity for researchers new to the field to participate in the conference.

The 19th Annual HRI conference theme is “HRI in the real world.” We encourage the community to consider ways to bring robots from the lab into the real-world to push further HRI in practice and mainstream applications. Thus we strongly welcome submissions that address this year’s theme, “HRI in the real-world.”

All LBR submissions will undergo double blind peer-review and accepted LBRs 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 for both in-person and online options will be communicated in January 2024.

LBRs should be 2-4 pages long (excluding references).

LBR chairs:


Submission Instructions

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 general ACM SIG format (“sigconf”, double column format). Templates are available at this link (US letter). In addition, ACM has partnered with Overleaf, where you can start writing using this link directly (note that this Overleaf document uses the new ACM workflow by default, which is not what HRI is using; to fix this, make sure the document uses the “sigconf” document class, rather than the “manuscript,screen,review” document class that is enabled in the Overleaf document by default).

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. Authors should be aware that accepted LBRs will be required to submit an accompanying video (maximum 2 minutes) at the time of the camera-ready submission.

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

Submission portal will be open in early November.

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 three other LBRs. Reviews will consist of a brief questionnaire regarding the quality and relevance of the work submitted.

Submission Accessibility

PDFs can have major accessibility problems, especially for screen reader users. In order to support those among us who need accessible PDFs, HRI is working to improve the accessibility of our PDF proceedings and review process. We are asking all authors to make an effort to make their LBR submissions more accessible at every point in the submission process, similar to how full papers are now being made accessible as well.

As you prepare your document, please follow these steps from the SIGCHI Guide to an Accessible Submission to create an accessible paper, and then refer to the guide for information on how to prepare the final accessible PDF:

  1. Mark up content such as headings and lists appropriately, using the correct Word template style or LaTeX markup.
  2. Don’t rely only on colour. Charts that rely only on colour to differentiate elements may not be usable for those with colour vision differences, or for those who print papers in black and white. In figures, legends and the text that refers to the figures, use different shapes and patterns to provide another way to visually distinguish elements.
  3. Provide a text description for all figures. Figure descriptions are different to figure captions. Descriptions are an alternative to seeing the figure, and should provide important information that is not already in the paper or the caption. Do not simply repeat the caption. For guidance on writing good figure descriptions, see the SIGACCESS Guide to Describing Figures.
  4. Create every table as a real table, not an image, and indicate which cells are headers.
  5. Create every equation as a marked-up equation, not an image of an equation.
  6. Set the metadata of your document.

If you are a LaTeX user, please be aware that you may run into challenges with generating an accessible PDF; we ask that you do your best but understand that it may not be possible to generate a fully accessible PDF from LaTeX. You can do a rudimentary check of your PDF’s accessibility using Adobe Reader’s Read Out Loud tool and Apple’s built-in reading tool, but be aware that these are not full-featured screen readers and will not check all key accessibility features.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the conference accessibility chairs at

Presentation information for Authors

Presentation information will be shared in January 2024