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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop 2013, March 3, 2013, Tokyo, JAPAN

http://www.hripioneers.info/hri13/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2ndCFP2013.pdf

Workshop General Chair: Solace Shen  Workshop Co-Chair: Astrid Rosenthal-von der 
Ptten  Contact for general inquiries and North American region: 
Caroline Harriott 
Contact for Asia-Pacific region: Yunkyung Kim  Contact for European region: 
Robin Read  
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

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 world's 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.

Occurring the day before the main conference, the format of the workshop will include: student 
presentations, group brainstorming activities, and a poster session. A keynote 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. The workshop 
is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Institute of Technology) will deliver the 
keynote lecture, and the discussion panel will consist of Dr. Vanessa Evers (University of Twente),
Dr. Peter Kahn (University of Washington), Dr. Leila Takayama (Willow Garage), and Dr. Greg 
Trafton (Naval Research Laboratory); more to be announced.

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 applicant's past, current or proposed work, 2) a curriculum 
vitae, and 3) a letter of support from the applicant's 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 year's workshop was approximately 
28%, and those selected will typically be granted financial support (travel and accommodation) to 
attend. Further details, including abstract samples and templates, are now available on the 
workshop website at http://www.hripioneers.info.

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!

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IMPORTANT DATES:

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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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HRIPioneers
Twitter: @HRIPioneers
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For more information, please visit the workshop website: http://www.hripioneers.info/