Call: 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)

Call For Participation

12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)
March 6-9, 2017, Vienna, Austria

Submission Deadline: October 3, 2016

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a premiere, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in Human-Robot Interaction. The 12th Annual HRI Conference theme is “Smart Interaction,” following Vienna’s “Smart City” initiative. 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, alt.HRI papers, Late-Breaking Reports, and abstracts from Tutorials, Workshops, Demonstrations and Videos, will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Full details of the submission tracks is provided at .


Full papers are up to eight camera-ready pages, including figures, but *excluding references* (this is new for this year): references do not count toward the page limit. Submissions longer than 8 pages of content excluding references will be desk rejected and not reviewed. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be 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 should be mature, polished, and detailed accounts of cutting-edge research. 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 up to two themes for their full paper submissions.

HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION USER STUDIES targets research that provides data on and analysis of human-robot interaction for laboratory or in-the-wild interactions. Quantitative and/or qualitative methods and results are welcome, as well as hypotheses-driven and exploratory work.

Theme Chairs: Tony Belpaeme and Takayuki Kanda

TECHNICAL ADVANCES IN HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION targets research providing novel robot system designs, algorithms, interface technologies, and computational methods supporting human-robot interaction. This includes contributions that enable robots to better understand, interact with, and collaborate with people, including collocated interaction and tele-operation.

Theme Chair: Candace Sidner

HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION DESIGN targets research that makes a design-centric contribution to human-robot interaction. This includes the design of new robot morphologies and appearances, behavior paradigms, interaction techniques and scenarios, and telepresence interfaces. Research on the design process itself is welcome.

Theme Chair: Guy Hoffman

THEORY AND METHODS IN HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION targets research contributing to the understanding and study of fundamental HRI principles that span beyond individual interfaces or projects. This includes detailing underlying interaction paradigms, theoretical concepts, new interpretations of known results, or new evaluation methodologies.

Theme Chair: Kerstin Fischer

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.


We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at HRI 2017. Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 6, 2017, one day before the main technical sessions. All tutorial and workshop proposals (please follow the instructions on the website) must be submitted no later than 3 October 2016. The proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.


alt.HRI invites high-quality submissions that push the boundaries of human-robot interaction research and that have high potential for impact. The goal for alt.HRI is to broaden the scope of research presented at HRI, inviting thought-provoking work that might not otherwise be featured at the conference. alt.HRI work will be orally presented at the conference and included in the adjunct proceedings.

More details to follow soon on a targeted theme for 2017.


Authors are invited to submit late breaking and in-progress work as a Late-Breaking Report extended abstract, at-conference demonstration, or entertaining video. Abstracts of accepted work will be published in the adjunct proceedings, and archived in the ACM and IEEE Xplore Digital Libraries


HRI 2017 will include a student research competition. Stay tuned for more details on the HRI website.


General Chairs
Bilge Mutlu, UW-Madison
Manfred Tscheligi, U.Salzburg

Program Chairs
Astrid Weiss, Vienna U. Technology
Jim Young, U.Manitoba

Tutorials and Workshops Chairs
Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld U
Guy Hoffman, Cornell U

alt.HRI Chairs
Heather Knight, CMU
Severin Lemaignan, Plymouth U

Late-Breaking Reports Chairs
Hirotaka Osawa, U Tsukuba
Laurel Riek, U Notre Dame

Videos and Demonstrations Chairs
Jun Kato, AIST
Dan Szafir, Colorado Boulder

Student Research Competition Chairs
Sonya Kwak, Ewha Womans U.
Nagisa Munekata, Hokkaido U.
David Sirkin, Stanford U.

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