Call: HRI 2023, 18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

Call for Participation

18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2023)
March 13-16, 2023
Stockholm, Sweden [and online]

Full paper submission deadline: October 3, 2022
Workshop and tutorials submission deadline: October 7, 2022

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a premier, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in Human-Robot Interaction. The 18th Annual HRI conference theme is “HRI for all.” We encourage the community to consider ways to both make the field a more inclusive place for those who may not feel included, as well as to encourage inclusion within our research methods and practices. The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design, behavioural, theoretical and methodological, that advance fundamental and applied research in human-robot interaction. Full papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

We aim to have a hybrid conference, with opportunities to participate both in person and online. We will post additional details as the conference date nears.


Full papers are variable length papers that should reflect the extent of the contribution but maximum length is eight 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 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, “HRI for all.”

Important Dates:

October 3, 2022 (11:59pm AoE): Full Papers Submission Deadline
November 11, 2022: Review Notification, Rebuttal Period Begins
November 18, 2022: Rebuttal Period Ends
December 2, 2022: Decision Notification
January 5, 2023: Camera-ready papers Due
March 13-16, 2023: Conference

Paper Submission:

Authors are encouraged to consult the extended 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 2023 conference has five themes: “Studies”, “Technical”, “Design”, “Systems” and “Theory, Methods, and Reproducibility”. Papers may have overlap between themes, but authors are encouraged to consider the main contribution of the work using this brief rule of thumb:

  • Studies: The primary contribution is human-focused, e.g., how humans perceive, interact with, or otherwise engage with robots.
  • Technical: The primary contribution is robot-focused, e.g., algorithms or computational methods supporting HRI.
  • Design: The primary contribution is design-focused, e.g., new morphologies, behavior paradigms, and interaction capabilities for robots.
  • Systems: The primary contribution is investigating or describing how underlying techniques come together to achieve system-level HRI behavior. This can include achieving novel functionality from known techniques, known functionality from novel techniques, or another permutation of techniques and functionality.
  • Theory, Methods and Reproducibility: The primary contribution is to further the fundamental science of HRI. This includes theoretical, methodological, and reproducibility work.

Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the conference website for more information regarding the themes, submission guidelines, accessibility instructions, etc.:

HRI 2023 PC Chairs:

Maya Cakmak (University of Washington, USA)
Iolanda Leite (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)



We invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial for HRI 2023. Workshops and tutorials 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.

We encourage tutorial and workshop proposals to build upon the HRI 2023 theme, “HRI for All” whether by topic, structure, or ways to engage participants.

Important Dates:

October 7, 2022 (23:59pm AoE): Submission of proposals
November 11, 2022: Notification of acceptance
January 5, 2023: Camera-ready versions of summaries due
March 13, 2023: Tutorial and workshop day at the conference

Proposal Submission:

Authors are encouraged to consult the extended guide regarding workshop and tutorial proposals here:

HRI 2023 Workshop Chairs:

Chris S. Crawford (University of Alabama, USA)
Maha Salem (WhatsApp/Meta, UK)



Additionally, there are many other ways to participate in the conference, including: Late Breaking Reports, alt.HRI, Videos, Demos, Exhibitions, and the Student Design Competition. More details will be posted on the conference website in the coming weeks on how to participate.

HRI 2023 General Chairs:

Ginevra Castellano (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Laurel Riek (University of California San Diego, USA)


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