*** FIRST CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND TUTORIALS ***
31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2022)
August 29th - September 2nd, 2022 Naples, Italy
The RO-MAN2022 Organising Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials to be held during the 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication in Naples, Italy from August 29th to September 2nd, 2022. The RO-MAN conference is a leading forum where state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication are presented and discussed. The conference covers a wide range of topics related to Robot and Human Interactive Communication, involving theories, methodologies, technologies, empirical and experimental studies. Proposals related to the study of robotic technology, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, human factors, ethics and policies, interaction-based robot design and other topics related to human-robot interaction are welcome.
This year's theme is “Social, asocial, and antisocial robots”. One of its goals is to explore how to create robots that are capable of being welcomed as our assistants and companions in society while, at the same time, not being perceived as “asocial” or “antisocial”. A second aim is to understand how we can create robots perceived as facilitators of the natural development of human beings and communities, rather than obstacles.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINES
SPECIAL SESSIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2022
WORKSHOPS/TUTORIALS DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2022
SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS
Prospective special session organisers are invited to submit a proposal via the main conference's submission system. The organisers of the accepted special sessions will be responsible for the high-quality peer-review of the submitted papers according to IEEE standards (i.e. at least 2 anonymous peer-reviews). The organisers will be Associate Editors (AE) for the proposed session, and they will be responsible for assigning reviewers and judging the submitted paper for the special session.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Title: Please propose a title that shows the relevance of the session for the RO-MAN community and the innovativeness of the proposed topic.
- Aims and scope: Please explain why the chosen topic is novel and relevant, with the potential to contribute to the growth of the RO-MAN community, and is also suitable for either the conference theme or a new emerging theme with potentially high impact.
- Tentative speakers: Please provide a list of prospective contributing authors and tentative titles. Special Sessions are normally expected to have 4 to 6 papers. Invited speakers or session-related demonstrations (such as renowned speakers or industrial talks) could be a part of the Special Session.
- Organisers and biographies: Please provide a short bio-sketch of the session organisers including their experience in the topic of the Special Session.
The guidelines to submit a special session proposal are available at the Special Session section on the RO-MAN 2022 website or by clicking on this link
WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS PROPOSALS
Workshops and tutorials should focus on key areas of established and emerging research, and should provide a forum for participants to exchange new ideas and discuss recent results. We encourage proposals for topics that have substantial community interest, with a creative and innovative program, led by recognised leaders in their fields, that will attract a broad and diverse audience.
Organisers of approved workshops and tutorials will be asked to create and maintain a dedicated webpage, which will be used to promote the workshop/tutorial, and disseminate relevant and updated information.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Format (indicate full or half day, tutorial or workshop)
- Main organiser (one person only, complete address, phone, and email)
- Co-organisers (complete address, and email)
- Previous editions (if any)
- Statement of objectives
- Intended audience
- List of speakers
- List of topics
- Plan to solicit participation
- Workshop organisation
- Plan for inclusion, diversity and equity
The guidelines to submit a workshop/tutorial proposal are available at the Workshop and Tutorial section on the RO-MAN 2022 website or by clicking on this link
The primary criteria in the evaluation of special session and workshop/tutorial proposals will be the timeliness of the topics, the quality, track record, and diversity of the proposers and speakers, the coherence of the proposal, the novelty or creativity, and the expected value added to the overall conference. Aspects of diversity that will be considered include the age, gender, national origin, background, and workplace of the proposers and speakers. We will give priority to proposals that fully follow these requirements. Moreover, we encourage the submission of workshops, tutorial and special sessions organized by communities that are under-represented within the RO-MAN activities.
SPECIAL SESSION CO-CHAIRS
JongSuk Choi, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KR)
Mariacarla Staffa, University of Naples Parthenope (IT)
Kerstin Haring, University of Denver (USA)
TUTORIAL / WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Amir Aly, University of Plymouth (UK)
Daniel Riccio, University of Naples Federico II (IT)
Raquel Ros, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull (ES)