15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Call for Papers

15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
 (HRI 2020)

March 23-26, 2020, Cambridge, UK
Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 1, 2019

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a
premier, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in
Human-Robot Interaction. The 15th Annual HRI conference theme is "Real
World Human-Robot Interaction". The conference seeks contributions
from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design,
behavioural, theoretical, methodological, and metrological, that
advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot
interaction. Full papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library
and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

**Full Papers: Due 1 October 2019**

Full papers are up to eight camera-ready pages, including figures, but
excluding references. Submissions longer than eight pages of content
excluding references will be desk rejected and not reviewed. Accepted
full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and
presented in an oral session.  The HRI conference is highly selective
with a rigorous, two-stage review model that includes an in-person
expert program committee meeting where papers are extensively
discussed. As such, all submissions are expected to be mature,
polished, and detailed accounts of cutting-edge research described and
presented in camera-ready style. In cases of equally qualified papers,
positive consideration will be given to submissions that address this
year's theme, "Real-World Human Robot Interaction".

Authors are encouraged to consult the guide regarding submissions to
HRI provided at:

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, and to inform
reviewer selection, authors will be required to select one main theme
and one optional second theme for their full paper submissions.

The HRI 2020 conference has five themes: User Studies, Technical
Advances, Design, Theory and Methods, and Reproducibility (New for
2020). Papers may have overlap between themes, but authors are
encouraged to consider the main contribution of the work using this
brief rule of thumb:

* Human Robot Interaction User Studies: The primary contribution is
human- focused, e.g., how humans perceive, interact with, or otherwise
engage with robots.

* Technical Advances in Human Robot Interaction: The primary
contribution is robot-focused, e.g., systems, algorithms, or
computational methods supporting HRI.

* Human-Robot Interaction Design: The primary contribution is
design-focused, e.g., new morphologies, behavior paradigms, or
interaction capabilities for robots.

* Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction: The primary
contribution is methodology-focused, e.g., fundamental HRI principles
beyond individual interfaces or projects, new theoretical concepts in
HRI, etc.

* Reproducibility of Human-Robot Interaction: The primary
contribution is science-focused, e.g., Reproduces, Replicates, or
Re-creates prior HRI work (or fails to), provides new HRI artifacts
(e.g., datasets, software), etc.

Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the
conference website for more information regarding the themes,
submission guidelines,
etc.: http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2020/full-papers/

HRI 2020 PC Chairs
Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge, UK Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA

Contact: programchair2020@humanrobotinteraction.org