[CFP] [AI-HRI 2023] 2023 AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)
by Hernandez Garcia, Daniel
The tenth annual AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI) will take place on October 25-27, 2023, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA, USA. We are planning a hybrid in-person and online format to reach more people who would not be able to attend in person.
Paper submissions will be due on August 6, 2023 (anywhere on Earth) and can be made through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fss230. For more information and updates, please see below or visit the symposium website at https://ai-hri.github.io/<https://ai-hri.github.io/>.
Since 2014, the Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI) Symposium has been a successful venue for discussion and collaboration on the topic of AI applied to HRI. In celebration of the tenth anniversary this year, we are reflecting on the achievements of the community as we transition to a new venue and spiritual successor, Technological Advances in Human-Robot Interaction (TAHRI). We invite all contributions related to any topic on the intersection of AI and HRI, and we welcome new researchers who wish to take part in this thriving and growing community.
With the success of past symposia, AI-HRI explores diverse challenges that impact a variety of communities and problems spanning academia, industry, and government. It has pioneered the discussions in recent trends and interests, and this year's AI-HRI Fall Symposium will continue to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the globe. In doing so, we hope to accelerate research in the field, support technology transition and user adoption, and determine future directions for our group and our research.
- Future of AI-HRI and TAHRI via “Blue Sky” ideas
- Emergent abilities of LLMs in AI for HRI
- Ethics, fairness, trust, and explainability in AI for HRI
- Architectures, software tools, and systems supporting autonomous HRI
- Interactive task learning, dialog systems, and natural language
- Field deployments, studies, experimental, and empirical HRI
- Safety and ergonomics in HRI
- Robot planning, abstraction, and decision-making
- AI for social robots
- Safety and human comfort in HRI
- Software tools for autonomous HRI
- AI for social robots
- Physical HRI
- Knowledge representation and reasoning to support HRI
- AI for HRI in teams and groups
- Replication studies and reproducibility in AI for HRI
- Test methods and metrics for AI-HRI
- ...and many other topics relevant to the application of Artificial Intelligence to Human-Robot Interaction!
This year's symposium will focus on the accomplishments in the field of AI-HRI as well as look to its future challenges, ranging from research directions to establishing an ongoing collaborative community. We will invite symposium participants to present their own work as it contributes to understanding what matters towards these goals, though all research on AI-HRI will be considered.
We will continue to include AI-HRI’s signature community-building efforts into the schedule, including paper presentations, poster sessions, and breakout group discussions. These are ideal within the symposium community, which is small enough that we can all learn each other's names and faces, but large enough to draw an audience of people who have a real impact in our field. These discussions give perfect opportunities for new researchers in the field to meet senior members in a more informal setting and become more involved in future interactions and collaborations within the community.
This year, we have the opportunity to gather in person. However, for inclusiveness, we are planning in advance to implement a hybrid in-person and online format to reach more people who would not be able to attend in person. The diversity chair will lead the efforts for creating an inclusive community and will work with AAAI to manage the logistics for hybrid participation.
All submissions should be 2-4 pages (not including references), introducing work that will receive feedback to prepare a follow-up submission to TAHRI. Tracks for submissions include:
- *Research papers* highlighting state-of-the-art or ongoing HRI-oriented AI research, HRI research focusing on the Future of AI-HRI, the use of autonomous AI systems, an overview of an AI-HRI research topic, an outline of new or controversial views on AI-HRI research, or the implementation of AI systems in commercial HRI products.
- *Tool papers* describing novel software, hardware, or datasets of interest to the AI-HRI community.
- *Demo papers* introducing some portion of a tool, short, or full paper-level deliverable in the form of a public-facing experience.
- *Blue Sky papers* fostering a forward-thinking discussion on the future at the intersection of AI and HRI.
All accepted papers will be presented orally and published in their choice of the proceedings through ArXiv or AAAI’s symposium proceedings. Authors will be notified as to whether they have been assigned a "full-length" or "lightning" presentation slot.
Please see the AAAI Author Kit (https://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit23.zip) for paper templates to ensure that your submission has the proper formatting.
Contributions may be submitted through EasyChair now: <https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=fss22> https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fss230 .
For any extenuating circumstances that may result in a delayed submission, please contact us at ai4hri(a)gmail.com.
- Submission: August 6, 2023 (anywhere on earth)
- Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2023
- Registration deadline: September 29, 2023
- Symposium: October 25-27, 2023
Diversity & Inclusion at AI-HRI
AI-HRI is committed to growing the diversity of our community and is actively pursuing ways to make our community more inclusive. Our efforts include diversifying the participation among our program committee, invited speakers, paper authors, and symposium attendees.
If you are having difficulties, please contact us at ai4hri(a)gmail.com .
- Richard G. Freedman (SIFT, USA)
- Ross Mead (Semio, USA)
- Muneeb I. Ahmad (Swansea University, UK)
- Zhao Han (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
- Justin W. Hart (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
- Daniel Hernández García (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
- Ifrah Idrees (Brown University, USA)
- Emmanuel Senft (Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland)
- Jason R. Wilson (Franklin & Marshall College, USA)
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