5th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction
Call for Papers and Participation
As part of
The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)
May 19-23, 2014
The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014
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 2014 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)
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
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
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
HRI Multi-modal Interfaces
User Interface Designs and Usability Evaluations
Interaction Control in Robotic Systems
Cognitive Modeling/Science in HRI
Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork
HRI for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Teams
Experiments on HRI Collaboration
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. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. We welcome prospective participants to submit either full papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers ( up to 4 pages). Poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2014.cisedu.info/home/posters for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. The manuscript should use the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via Workshop EasyChair page at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cts2014crhri .
Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted via the web link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2014 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 by major indexing services accordingly.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------ January 30, 2014
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- February 17, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------ March 10, 2014
Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ May 19 - 23, 2014
Computer Science Department
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA-ParisTech)
32 Blvd Victor, 75015, Paris, France
Voice: +33 1 45 52 54 13
Fax: +33 1 45 52 83 27
Department of Computers and Communications Technology
Universidad de Extremadura
Voice: +34-00927 257 259
Fax: +34-00927 257 202
Email: pbustos (at) unex (dot) es
Technical Program Committee *:
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014.
Cecilio Angulo, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Amin Atrash, University of Southern California, CA, USA
Antonio Bandera, University of Málaga, Spain
Jacob Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
David Filliat, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Ismael García-Varea, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Mike Goodrich, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
Vicente Matellán, University of León, Spain
Abdel-Illah Mouaddib, University of Caen, France
Pedro Núñez Trujjillo, University of Extremadura, Spain
José Prado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Michael Walters, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
Astrid Weiss, TU Wien , Austria
(*Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)
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://cts2014.cisedu.info or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.