Call: HRI 2016 -11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

Call For Papers
11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016)

Conference: March 7-10, 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand
Submission Deadline: October 2, 2015.

The 11th Annual ACM/IEEE HRI Conference theme is “Natural Interaction.” The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and theoretical, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot interaction. Full papers and Tutorial/Workshop abstracts will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Full details of the submission types is provided on


Full papers are eight camera-ready pages, including figures. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be presented in an oral session.

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, authors will be required to select a theme for their full paper submission. These themes represent different types of contributions to human-robot interaction and thus involve different criteria for evaluating what constitutes a significant contribution to the field. For a full description of themes and examples of prior contributions see

Studies of Human-Robot Interaction theme includes naturalistic and experimental studies of how humans and robots interact in real-world settings or in experimental scenarios to establish new understanding, principles, and design recommendations for human-robot interaction.

Theme Chairs: Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan), Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth Univ., UK)

Technical Advances in Human-Robot Interaction include contributions that describe new robot systems, algorithms, and computational methods that enable robots to better understand, interact with, and collaborate with their users.

Theme Chair: Siddhartha Srinivasa (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA)

Human-Robot Interaction Design involves research related to robot design from a broad spectrum of design practices, including form, interaction, and service design.

Theme Chair: Guy Hoffman (IDC Herzliya, Israel)

Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction theme includes contributions that provide novel ways of understanding and studying human interactions, needs, and environments that will inform the development of robot technologies, systems, and applications.

Theme Chair: Kerstin Fischer (Univ. of S. Denmark, Denmark)

Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the conference website ( for more information regarding the themes, including theme specific program-committee, examples of past publications, and evaluation criteria.


HRI 2016 General Chairs:

Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan

Program Committee Chairs:

Ana Paiva, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Selma Šabanović, Indiana University, USA

Theme Chairs:

Studies of HRI — Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University, UK; Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan
Technical Advances in HRI — Siddhartha Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
HRI Design — Guy Hoffman, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Theory and Methods in HRI — Kerstin Fischer, University of Denmark, Denmark


  • 2 October 2015: Submission of full papers
  • 10-15 November 2015: Author rebuttal period
  • 30 November 2015: Notification of full paper acceptance
  • 10 January 2016: Final camera-ready full papers due
  • 8-10 March 2016: Main conference


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