Call for Papers DEI HRI 2022 Workshop (https://sites.google.com/view/dei-hri-2022/)
We are inviting submissions for the workshop Inclusive HRI: Equity and Diversity in Design, Application, Methods, and Community (DEI HRI 2022), to be held virtually within the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2022) on March 11th, 2022.
* Extended Deadline for Paper Submission: February 11th, 2022 * Paper Acceptance Notification: February 25th, 2022 * Camera Ready Paper: March 4th, 2022 * Workshop date: March 11th, 2022
Statement of Objectives Although being a pressing issue, an understanding of how robotic systems can replicate and amplify inequalities and injustice among underrepresented communities is still to be achieved within the HRl community. This workshop contributes to filling this gap by exploring the research questions: What do Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mean in the context of HRI? How can we promote DEI in HRI? Our goal is to raise awareness on the importance of including DEI aspects in HRI to avoid exacerbating existing or creating new biases. This workshop will center around the themes of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Human-Robot Interaction. An additional goal of this workshop is to build community and solidarity among researchers in HRI who work on and are affected by these various and related issues. More information on the workshop can be found on the dedicated websitehttps://sites.google.com/view/dei-hri-2022/.
Submission Guidelines We invite authors to submit extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, excluding references) and short papers (up to 4 pages, excluding references) on a range of topics relevant to these questions and to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in HRI in general. Submissions may present current or in-progress research, position papers, critical essays, and summaries of already published research from all areas of HRI. Since we hope to learn from other fields of knowledge and form new connections with related research communities, we also welcome submissions from researchers outside of the HRI community.
Authors should submit their papers on EasyChairhttps://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=deihri2022. Papers should be formatted according to the IEEE two-column formathttps://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. Submissions will be evaluated according to their fit to the workshop theme, and their adherence to the scientific standards of the discipline of origin. The workshop proceedings will be made publicly available on our website.
List of Topics Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Accessibility * Bias in AI/ML algorithms * Disability and Ableism * Gender issues * LGBTQIA+ issues * Inclusive education * Intersectional feminism * Issues of representation * Neurodiversity * Racism * The global south
The topics above can address one or more of the following domains:
* HRI design * HRI applications * HRI research methods * HRI community
Organizers More information on the workshop can be found on the workshop websitehttps://sites.google.com/view/dei-hri-2022/. For any further questions, please feel free to reach out at our email addresses!
* Dr. Maartje de Graaf - Utrecht University - firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Dr. Giulia Perugia - Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) - firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Dr. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga (corresponding) - Leiden University - firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Dr. Angelica Lim - Simon Fraser University - firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Dr. Frank Broz - Delft University - firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Dr. Elaine Short, Tufts University, firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com * Prof. dr. Mark Neerincx, Delft University and TNO, firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com
Since we acknowledge that we are a fairly homogeneous group of organizers, we would like to diversify our group composition. If you want to join the DEI HRI 2022 community and be part of the programme committee of the DEI HRI 2022 workshop, please let us know by filling out this formhttps://forms.gle/fXxPiUJYBcJzSS2V9.