Call: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012) workshops and tutorials

Call for Papers for HRI 2012 Workshops and Tutorials

We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012). 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 2012, the theme is “Robots in the Loop.” This theme highlights the importance of autonomously capable robots in enhancing the experiences of human users in everyday life and work activities. HRI 2012 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 5, 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, Jill Drury ( and Angelika Peer (, no later than 9 September 2011. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.


We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day tutorials relevant to the HRI2012 theme of “Robots in the Loop”. 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 2012 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 2012


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 2012 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 documentating the workshop
  • Approach for recruiting participants
  • 150 – 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI 2012

We look forward to your exciting proposals!

Jill Drury and Angelika Peer

Dr.-Ing. Angelika Peer
Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer
TUM-IAS Carl von Linde Junior Fellow
Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR)
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Theresienstrasse 90
D-80333 Munich, Germany
phone +49-89-289-23412, fax +49-89-289-28340


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