Call: 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive Communication

2010 IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive Communication


12th-15th September, 2010
Viareggio, Italy

The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication will be held in Viareggio, Italy at “Principe di Piemonte” Congress Center. The theme of the conference is

Thinking and acting together: Cognitive and cooperative interaction between human and robots


Prospective authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF format. Six pages in the standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper, including figures. A maximum of 2 additional pages is permitted at extra charge. Each paper can be accompanied by a short (3-4 minute) video. Detailed instructions for paper submission via PaperPlaza are available at


Special sessions on advanced topics and innovative applications will be considered, consisting of four to six related papers submitted through the regular review process. Prospective organizers should include a brief statement of purpose for the sessions as well as the abstracts of the papers to be included.


Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops on topics relevant to the conference are envised.


There could be space to host interactive demonstrations at the conference site. Gold sponsors will be allowed to bring demos.


The RO-MAN 2010 Conference is sponsored by

  • IEEE System Man and Cybernetics
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • Robotic Society of Japan
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The conference has the technical sponsorship of

  • Korean Robotics Society
  • Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica
  • Italian Chapter of the IEEE Robotic and Automation Society (I-RAS)
  • Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS)
  • EU SKILLS Consortium

Information about the submission of proposals, templates and arrangement information are available at conference’s website

Important dates:

  • February 15: Proposal of Special Sessions, Workshop or Tutorials to be held within or close to the conference dates
  • March 8: Notification of acceptance for Special Session, Workshop or Tutorials
  • March 12: Submission of full-length paper and / or video EXTENDED
  • April 1:  Submission of Special Session papers
  • June 11: Notification of acceptance of submitted papers
  • July 12: Submission of camera-ready final papers

Topics and Themes:

The 2010 Edition will place a special focus to the topics of human and robots who are thinking and acting together. All types of cognitive and cooperative interaction is considered to be relevant for the workshop.

Cooperative and Collaborative interaction

  • Capturing and modeling human behaviours
  • Understanding semantic of human action from data
  • Training and learning theories
  • Robotics and Virtual Environments for training
  • Human like skilled robots

Interaction Components

  • Haptic and robot based Interaction
  • AudioVisual and immersive interaction
  • Sensorimotor and cognitive sensing and communication: voice, gesture and body motion and facial expression
  • Robotics and Virtual Environments for training
  • Novel interaction modalities

Intelligence and Emotion

  • Context Awareness
  • Software architecture and development tools for interaction
  • Knowledge discovery and learning from experience data
  • Machine learning and adaptation
  • Motivation and emotions in robot humans during interaction

Interaction ergonomics

  • Androids and other robotics embodiments
  • Social aspects and ethical issues
  • Personality of robots
  • Human factors and evaluation methodologies
  • Efficiency and acceptability of interaction devices

Case Studies

  • Home application
  • Assistive and rehabilitative robots
  • Robot companion and entertainment
  • Robots and systems for sport
  • Human Robot interaction for industrial application
  • Telepresence and navigation applications

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