[image 00494] RO-MAN 2014: new deadline 23rd February 2014

Takayuki Kanda kanda @ atr.jp
2014年 2月 14日 (金) 21:01:01 JST

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**** February 23rd 2014, 24:00 hours, US West Coast time****

RO-MAN 2014
The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
25th- 29th August 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Email: info.ieee.roman2014 @ macs.hw.ac.uk
Website: http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/

RO-MAN 2014 is the twenty-third installment of this well-known and exciting
conference that invites submissions covering a range of topics in the domain
of robot and human interactive communication. RO-MAN continues to be one of
the key conferences for submitting innovative research on human-machine and
human-robot interaction and communication.

This year’s conference highlights the current societal challenges in health
and well-being by adopting the theme of Human-robot co-existence: Adaptive
interfaces and systems for daily life, therapy, assistance and socially
engaging interactions.

The conference provides a platform for exchange between researchers and
technology providers and will provide a chance for demonstrating research
outcomes and prototypes as well as existing products. Hosted in the
historical Scottish city of Edinburgh and overlapping with the well-known
Edinburgh Festival season (1-25 August, 2014), the conference will provide a
unique opportunity to meet and discuss with other participants. In addition
to regular submissions, we invite proposals for workshops, tutorial and
special sessions.

Important Deadlines

Workshop, Special Sessions & Tutorial proposals:
Submission of proposals: 10/01/2014 (passed) Notification of acceptance:
17/01/2014 (passed)

Workshop papers:
Submission of workshop papers: 02/05/2014 Notification of acceptance:
28/05/2014 Submission of camera-ready papers: 10/06/2014

Regular Papers and Special Session papers:
Submission of regular and special session papers: 23/02/2014 Notification of
acceptance: 27/04/2014 Submission of camera-ready papers: 23/05/2014

Topics of Interest (but are not restricted to):
* Innovative robot designs for HRI research.
* User-centered design of social robots.
* Novel interfaces and interaction modalities.
* Long-term experience and longitudinal HRI studies.
* Evaluation methods and new methodologies for HRI research.
* Androids.
* Degrees of autonomy and teleoperation.
* Human factors and ergonomics in HRI research.
* Virtual and augmented tele-presence environments.
* Social, ethical and aesthetic issues in human-robot interaction research.
* Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation.
* Medical and surgical applications of robots.
* Robot companions and social robots in home environments.
* Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special
* Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space
travel and others.
* Anthropomorphic robots and virtual humans.
* Interaction with believable characters.
* Non-verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture,
social spaces and facial expressions.
* Interaction kinesics.
* Monitoring of behaviour and internal states of human subjects.
* Robotic etiquette.
* Social intelligence for robot.
* Social presence for robots and virtual humans.
* Creating relationships with robots and humanoids.
* Personalities for robotic or virtual characters.
* Embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic and
virtual characters.
* Intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots.
* Curiosity, intentionality and initiative in interaction.
* Linguistic communication and dialogue with robots and intelligent
* Multimodal interaction and conversational skills.
* Cognitive and sensori-motor development in robots.
* Cognitive skills and mental models for social robots.
* Social learning and skill acquisition via teaching and imitation.
* Programming by demonstration.
* Cooperation and collaboration in human-robot teams.
* Human-robot interaction and collaboration in manufacturing environments.
* Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans.
* Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction.
* Multi-modal situation awareness and spatial cognition.
* Computational architectures for human-robot interaction.
* Detecting and understanding human activity.
* Narrative and story-telling in interaction.

Organising Committee

General Chairs
* Patricia A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Ruth Aylett (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

Honorary Chair
* Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Programme Chair:
* Farshid Amirabdollahian (University of Hertfordshire, UK) Special Program
* Adriana Tapus (Ensta, France)
* Aris Alissandrakis (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
* Fumihide Tanaka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)
* Rui Loureiro (Middlesex University, UK)
* Yukie Nagai (Osaka University, Japan)
Publication Chairs:
* Asad Nazir (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Hagen Lehmann (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Subramanian Ramamoorthy (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Publicity Chairs:
* Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Mike Goodrich (Brigham Young University, USA)
* Renato Tinos (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Sonya S. Kwak (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
* Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)
Finance Chairs:
* Amol Deshmukh (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Robert J. Pooley (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Local Chairs:
* Mary Ellen Foster (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
* Mei Yii Lim (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Session Chairs:
* Ben Robins (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Ginevra Castellano (University of Birmingham, UK)

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs:
* Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University, UK)
* Aude Billard (EPFL, Switzerland)
Video/Poster Chairs:
* Hatice Kose (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
* Kheng Lee Koay (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
* Xianwen Kong (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Exhibition Chairs:
* Micael Couceiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
* Gustavo Pessin (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Michael L. Walters (University of Hertfordshire, UK) Industry Session
* Geoff Pegman (RU Robotics Ltd, UK)
* Gery Colombo (Hocoma, Switzerland)

* Marta Vellejo (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

* Nauman Shah (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

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