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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Human-robot interaction 2008 - submission is open now!

http://hri2008.org/.

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the submission page is now open. You may
find the submission instructions at http://hri2008.org/. Note that the
deadline is firm and will NOT be extended, so please be sure to make your
submissions before the deadline of 10 September 2007.

We are also pleased to announce that three outstanding individuals will be
giving invited talks at the conference. They are:
- Professor Harold Bekkering, Nijmegen Institue for Cognition and
Information
- Professor Raja Chatila, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
- Professor Herbert Clark, Stanford University

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message.

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Call For Paper :
2008 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 08)
http://www.hri2008.org
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Dear colleagues,

The organizing committee of the 2008 ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2008) is pleased to invite your participation.
The conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the 12-15 of
March, 2008. This year's theme is "Living With Robots," but contributions
are encouraged in a wide range of topics related to people's interaction
with robots.  Submissions are encouraged for papers, videos and tutorial
workshop proposals.  The submission deadline is 10 September 2007. Please
note that this is a firm deadline and will not be extended.

Papers on all aspects of human-robot interaction are welcome, including -
but not limited to - the following topics:
- Socially intelligent robots
- Robot companions
- Lifelike robots
- Assistive (health & personal care) robotics
- Remote robots
- Mixed initiative interaction
- Multi-modal interaction
- Long-term interaction with robots
- Awareness and monitoring of humans
- Task allocation and coordination
- Autonomy and trust
- Robot-team learning User studies of HRI
- Experiments on HRI collaboration
- Ethnography and field studies
- HRI software architectures
- HRI foundations
- Metrics for teamwork
- HRI group dynamics
- Individual vs. group HRI
- Robot intermediaries
- Risks such as privacy or safety
- Ethical issues of HRI
- Organizational/society impact

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.hri2008.org. If
you have questions or concerns, please email hri2008@hri2008.org.

Sincerely,

The HRI 2008 Publicity Committee:
Takayuki Kanda, ATR
Vanessa Evers, University of Amsterdam
Geb Thomas, the University of Iowa