Workshop07-CR-HRI2016

9th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction 
(CR-HRI 2016)


Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES 

Applications of and research on robotic technologies are growing in both civilian and military contexts, including small unmanned ground sensors, socially assistive and companion robots, and multi-ton unmanned vehicles. In the near future, we anticipate that robots will be increasingly employed in collaborative interaction with humans and other robots, working together to achieve common goals. The study, design, and implementation of interaction among collaborative robots as well as between robots and their human operators is critical to the successful employment of robots, and, therefore, needs careful examination and further research.

This workshop on collaborative robots and human-robot interactions - to be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems - will focus on the areas of human-robot interaction and human-robot collaborative technologies. We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research laboratories, and the computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. Our goals are to provide a dedicated refereed workshop that fosters closer interaction among researchers from multiple relevant disciplines, including robotics, human-robot interaction, design, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, anthropology, human-computer interaction, as well as user communities, and to provide a forum in which they can exchange their findings and ideas.


CR-HRI Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following: 

Collaborative Robots and Unmanned Vehicles (CR & UV)

  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Collaborative Robots Behavior
  • Collaborative Control of Robot Motion
  • Control of a Team of Robots in a Mission
  • Cooperating Autonomous Robots
  • Agent-based Distributed Robotic Systems
  • Adaptive and Learning System for Collaborative Robots
  • Biologically Inspired Robotics
  • Sensors and Sensor Integration in Autonomous Robots
  • Multi-sensor Fusion and Integration for Robotic Systems
  • Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and Systems
  • Air, Ground, Sea and Undersea Vehicles
  • Architectures for Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Control, Guidance, and Navigation of Autonomous Robots
  • Trajectory Tracking and Path Following
  • Cooperative Navigation, Control and Perception
  • Robots in Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications
  • Companion and Assistive Robots 
  • Robots in Space
  • Small Satellites
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 
  • HRI Multi-modal Interfaces
  • User Interface Designs and Usability Evaluations
  • Interaction Control in Robotic Systems
  • Cognitive Modeling/Science in HRI
  • Adjustable/Adaptive Automation
  • Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork
  • HRI for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Teams
  • Experiments on HRI Collaboration
  • Interaction Components
  • Knowledge Discovery and Learning in HRI
  • Metrics and Measurements for Collaborative HRI
  • Ethnography and Field Studies in Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Human Factors and Evaluation Methodologies
  • HRI Applications (Industrial, Home, Assistive and Rehabilitative, Medical, Entertainment and Sport, Agriculture, Mining, etc.)

PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles and human robot interactions. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=crhri2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- August 15, 2016 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 22, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----  September 02, 2016
Conference Dates:  ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS 
Tristan M. Lewis      
  The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
  Phone: +1 (781) 271-5380
  Email:  
tmlewis@mitre.org

Kurt Lin      
  University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  Phone: +1 (407) 823-0137
  Fax:    +1 (407) 823-0208
  Email:  Kurt.Lin@ucf.edu


Chan Ham      
  Department of Mechatronics Engineering
  Kennesaw State University
  Kennesaw, GA 30144  USA 
  Phone: +1 (678) 915-7318 
  Email:  cham4@kennesaw.edu

Jessie Y.C. Chen      
  Human Research & Engineering Directorate
  U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  Orlando, Florida, USA
  Phone: +1 (407) 384-5435
  Email:  yun-sheng.c.chen.civ@mail.mil

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings. 
  • Chuen-Yau Chen, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Yong Mu Cho, DongSeoul University, Korea
  • Gilles Coppin, Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. 
  • Jorge Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • David Feil-Seifer, University of Nevada - Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Ismael García-Varea, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Brian Goldiez, IST - University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
  • Eric Hendricks, SPAWAR - U.S. Navy, California, USA
  • Takayuki Kanda, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan
  • Han Dol Kim, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea
  • Douglas Lange, US Navy - SPAWAR Center, California, USA
  • Ni Li, University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
  • Jun Peng, Central South University, China
  • Axel Schulte, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
  • He Shen, California State University-Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Jay Shively, Human Systems Lead at NASA UAS in the NAS, California, USA 
  • Tian Tian, University of Central Florida, Florida, USA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.   

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