CFP: ISSNIP 2008 Symposium on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2008)

A new HRI symposium has emerged. It will take place on December 15-18, 2008 in Sydney. Here is their call for papers:

Human-robot interaction and collaboration is a quickly growing research area with enormous potential applications in various industries, assistive technologies and human life. The need for human-machine interaction is fundamental to almost all robotic system applications, from operator control of large robot fleets, through intervention in search and rescue robotics, to use of robots in aged care and domestic settings. Together human and machine must cooperatively achieve a task, requiring a joint understanding of abilities and intent, and safe joint management of task execution. 

Topics of Interest:

This symposium aims to explore recent advances and bring together leading researchers and practitioners in human-robot interaction and collaboration. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Multi-robot task allocation and motion coordination by means of HRI
  • Multi-modal human-robot communication and fusion of modalities
  • Interpretation of human-robot communication in the context of a robotic task
  • Modelling of beliefs, desires and intentions in human-robot interaction
  • Haptic/tactile rendering in human-robot interaction
  • Computational linguistics for human-robot interaction
  • Social learning and human-robot interaction
  • Long-term human-robot interaction
  • Human-robot interaction modelling
  • Human-robot interaction observation and analysis
  • Experimental studies on human-robot interaction
  • Human-interactive machines
  • Individual/group human-robot interaction

Paper Submission:

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work of up to 6 pages in length, using the electronic submission on the conference web site ( Papers will be peer reviewed in terms of originality, significance, quality and clarity by at least three experts in the field. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and on IEEE Xplore.

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Important Dates

Conference Dates: December 15-18, 2008
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2008
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2008
Camera ready manuscript: October 15, 2008

Symposium co-chairs:

Dikai Liu, Shoudong Huang and Sarath Kodagoda,
ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems,
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
E-mails: {dkliu, sdhuang, sakoda}

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