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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2013 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop,March 3, 2013, Tokyo, JAPAN

Held in conjunction with HRI 2013:

Contact for general inquiries and North American region:
Contact for European region:
Contact for Asia-Pacific region:

The 8th annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, 
3 March 2013. Exploring HRI in a small, informal and welcoming manner,  HRI Pioneers is a premier 
venue for up-and-coming researchers and will take place in conjunction with the 2013 ACM/IEEE 
International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). This highly selective workshop 
is designed to bring together a cohort of the worlds top student researchers. The HRI Pioneers 
Workshop fosters creativity, communication and inspiration surrounding important issues and 
open-challenges in the diverse field of human-robot interaction.

The format of the workshop will include: student presentations, group brainstorming activities 
and a poster session. A key note address and discussion panel will also take place with established
senior researchers who will provide invaluable insights into the current and future developments 
and practice of HRI.

Interested students, at any stage of their academic career, are encouraged to apply. Applications 
consist of 1) a two-page extended abstract describing one specific research project or one coherent
body of research from the applicants past, current or proposed work, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 
3) a letter of support from the applicants research supervisor. The application window will run 
from 1 November to 1 December 2012, and applications will be reviewed by the HRI Pioneers 
Organizing and Program Committees. The acceptance rate  for last years workshop was approximately 
28%, and those selected will typically be granted some financial support (travel and accommodation) to attend. Further details, including abstract samples and templates, are now available on the workshop website at

An overwhelming majority of past workshop attendees have gone on to phenomenal careers in academia,
government, and industry. HRI Pioneers is a one-of-a-kind collaboration, professional development, 
and networking opportunity spanning both disciplinary and geographical boundaries. All interested 
students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity!

1 November 2012  Application Site Open for Submissions
1 December 2012  Application Deadline
15 December 2012  Letter of Support Deadline
22 January 2013  Notification of Acceptance
3 March 2013  HRI Pioneers Workshop
4-6 March 2013 - HRI 2013 Conference
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For more information, please visit the workshop website: