CFP: RO-MAN 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication









中 内  靖  筑波大学・教授

(所 属) システム情報系・知能機能工学域

(大学院) システム情報工学研究科・知能機能システム専攻

(学 類) 理工学群・工学システム学類

〒305-8573 つくば市天王台1-1-1

Phone/Fax: 029-853-5131




The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive

Communication, Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan August 31

to Sep 4, 2015


First Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Interaction with Socially Embedded Robots

Many types of robots have been developed to communicate with people. The

technologies to support the human-robot communication became the center of

attention in the research field of intelligent robotics. In contrast to the

technological advances, a robot needs to have a practical application such

as education, route guidance, rescue, entertainment, hospital care, home

care, military use, and so on to investigate the potential benefit of using

a communication robot in a real situation and to find further knowledge of

the nature of a socially embedded robot.

The theme of IEEE RO-MAN 2015 is "Interaction with Socially Embedded

Robots". We welcome papers related to the study of the robotic technology,

psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and Human-Robot

Interaction. In particular, we truly welcome papers focusing on the

technologies to achieve a socially embedded robot, the design of a robot to

apply it into a real application, the trial to use a robot in a practical

field, and the investigation of the socially acceptance of a robot. IEEE

RO-MAN 2015 will offer all of presenters and participants opportunities to

discuss and share your idea and opinion.

Important Dates:

Proposals for Special Sessions: Jan/23/2015

Paper Submission: Feb/16/2015

Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials: Feb/16/2015

Notification of Paper Acceptance: April/28/2015

Camera-Ready Final Papers: Jun/1/2015

Topics of Interest (but are not restricted to):

* Innovative robot designs for HRI research.

* User-centered design of social robots.

* Novel interfaces and interaction modalities.

* Long-term experience and longitudinal HRI studies.

* Evaluation methods and new methodologies for HRI research.

* Androids.

* Degrees of autonomy and teleoperation.

* Human factors and ergonomics in HRI research.

* Virtual and augmented tele-presence environments.

* Social, ethical and aesthetic issues in human-robot interaction research.

* Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation.

* Medical and surgical applications of robots.

* Robot companions and social robots in home environments.

* Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special


* Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space

travel and others.

* Anthropomorphic robots and virtual humans.

* Interaction with believable characters.

* Non-verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture,

social spaces and facial expressions.

* Interaction kinesics.

* Monitoring of behaviour and internal states of human subjects.

* Robotic etiquette.

* Social intelligence for robot.

* Social presence for robots and virtual humans.

* Creating relationships with robots and humanoids.

* Personalities for robotic or virtual characters.

* Embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic and

virtual characters.

* Intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots.

* Curiosity, intentionality and initiative in interaction.

* Linguistic communication and dialogue with robots and intelligent


* Multimodal interaction and conversational skills.

* Cognitive and sensori-motor development in robots.

* Cognitive skills and mental models for social robots.

* Social learning and skill acquisition via teaching and imitation.

* Programming by demonstration.

* Cooperation and collaboration in human-robot teams.

* Human-robot interaction and collaboration in manufacturing environments.

* Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans.

* Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction.

* Multi-modal situation awareness and spatial cognition.

* Computational architectures for human-robot interaction.

* Detecting and understanding human activity.

* Narrative and story-telling in interaction.


General Chair:

Yasusi Nakauchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

PC Chair:

Michita Imai (Keio Univ., Japan)

PC Co-charis:

Bilge Mutlu (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (University of Genoa, Italy)

Jeonghye Han (Cheongju National Univ. of Education, Korea)

Publication Co-Chairs:

Zhidong Wang (Chiba Inst. of Tech., Japan)

Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)

Finance Chair:

Hiromi Mochiyama (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Registration Chair:

Tomoyuki Yamaguchi (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Special Session Co-chairs:

Yoshimitsu Aoki (Keio Univ., Japan)

Naoyuki Kubota (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)

Mihoko Niitsuma (Chuo Univ., Japan)

E-media Chair:

Kenji Suzuki (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

WS & Tutorial Co-Chairs:

Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku Univ., Japan)

Fumihide Tanaka (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)

Poster Chair:

Michiya Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)

Exhibition Co-Chair:

Futoshi Kobayashi (Kobe Univ., Japan)

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)

Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University, USA)

Takayuki Kanda (ATR, Japan)

Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST, Korea)

Local Co-Chairs:

Daisuke Chugo (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan) Satoshi Muramatsu (Kwansei

Gakuin Univ., Japan) Tomoko Yonezawa (Kansai Univ., Japan) Hiroyuki

Kobayashi (Osaka Inst. of Tech., Japan) Sho Yokota (Toyo Univ., Japan)


Hirotaka Osawa (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)