HRI 2013 Workshops and Tutorials

CFP for HRI 2013 Workshops and Tutorials

We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the
8th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
(HRI 2013). The HRI Conference is highly selective and aims to showcase
the very best HRI research, which has interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary roots in robotics, social psychology, cognitive
science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and
many other disciplines.

Each year, the HRI conference highlights a particular theme. For HRI
2013, the theme is “Robots as Holistic Systems”. This theme highlights
the importance of autonomously capable robots in enhancing the
experiences of human users in everyday life and work activities. HRI
2013 will emphasize embodied robotic systems that operate, collaborate
with, learn from, and meet the needs of human users in real-world
environments.

Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 3, one day before the
main technical sessions. Participants in tutorials and workshops are
required to register for the main conference as well. Submission
instructions for organizers follow below.

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the
tutorial/workshop chairs, David Feil-Seifer (david.feil-seifer@yale.edu)
and Astrid Weiss (astrid.weiss@sbg.ac.at), no later than 10 September
2012. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.

Tutorials:
We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day
tutorials relevant to the HRI2013 theme of “Robots as Holistic Systems”.
Examples of topics are state-of-the-art overviews of particular HRI
areas or design/research methods. Interdisciplinary approaches are
particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of tutorial organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the tutorial that will be linked to the HRI
2013 website.
2.  Publicizing the tutorial
3.  Running the tutorial at the conference.
4.  Optionally, compiling tutorial proceedings after the workshop.

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages):
*   Title of tutorial
*   Tutorial speaker(s), including short CVs
*   Motivation or background
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Overview of tutorial including topics covered and schedule
*   Links and references relevant to the tutorial
*   150 – 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the tutorial in HRI 2013

Workshops:
Workshops are an opportunity for participants to meet other members of
the HRI community, to discuss problems and to present their ideas around
a common topic. The workshops can be half-day or full-day, and can cover
any topic relevant to HRI research, development, or education.
Interdisciplinary and user-centered approaches are particularly
welcome.

The responsibilities of workshop organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the workshop that will be linked to the HRI 2013 website.
2.  Publicizing the workshop and soliciting position papers from
potential participants.
3.  Selecting workshop participants based on the quality of their
position papers, which outline the submitters’ views on the workshop
topic and the reasons for submitters’ interest.
4.  Running the workshop at the conference.
5.  Optionally, compiling workshop proceedings and/or finding (or
creating) opportunities for formal publication of extended versions of
position papers after the workshop.

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages):

*   Title of workshop
*   Organizer(s), including contact information and short CVs
*   Overview of the workshop including schedule, format, and types of
activities (e.g., whole-group discussions, break-out sessions, position
paper presentations, etc.)
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Position paper requirements
*   Plan for documenting the workshop
*   Approach for recruiting participants
*   150 – 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI 2013

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