Call for Papers

Welcome to IEEE RO-MAN 2013!

The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2013) will be held in Gyeongju, Korea from August 26 to 29, 2013. (

Robots have been generally used in factories but nowadays they tend to extend application domains into our daily lives such as scientific exploration, military battle, search and rescue, education, entertainment, hospital care, home care, etc. These new robot application domains require close interaction with human since robots and human typically share workspace and goals in terms of task achievement. Therefore, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), the study of interaction between human and robots, recently became a major field of robotics.

IEEE RO-MAN 2013 will be the best place to discuss and share your ideas and opinions on HRI. IEEE RO-MAN 2013 will focus on the up-to-date theories technologies and studies for HRI and the related issues such as artificial intelligence/emotion, human factors, social relationship, haptic interaction, application and evaluations, etc. Especially, Art & Technology issue is newly generated this year as robotics tends to fuse with art. We truly welcome your papers on all aspects of human-robot interactive communication, and expect your great interest and participation.

Paper Submission

  • Work-in-Progress Papers for Poster Presentation
    Special poster session is prepared to present research results in their early stage from both academia and industry. 2 page extended abstract should be submitted via PaperPlaza site for the conference.
  • Regular Papers (including Special Session Papers)
    Authors should submit their papers electronically using the templates via PaperPlaza. For the first submission, a manuscript can be of 6-8 pages. For the final submission, a manuscript should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge. Detailed instructions for paper submission using PaperPlaza will be available on the conference website.
  • Interactive Demonstration Papers
    Interactive Demonstration Session is designed to foster practical research into novel human-robot interaction technology. Groups that are interested in demonstrating their novel ideas and results with real robots or artifacts are encouraged to participate. The participating groups should submit a video clip showing the interactive demonstration as well as the 2 page extended abstract. The accepted contributors have to interactively demonstrate their results on site.
  • Video Papers
    Videos illustrating new and exciting results are sought for dedicated video sessions. Videos should be accompanied by the 2 page extended abstract and should be submitted via the PaperPlaza submission site for the conference.

Important Dates

  • May. 3, 2013 :
    Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • Jun. 7, 2013 ⇒  Jun. 15, 2013 :
    Deadline of Submission for Camera-Ready Final papers
  • Jun. 28, 2013 :
    Deadline of Advance Registration
   (Korea Standard Time, UTC+09:00)

Relevant Topics

  • Fundamental Interaction Components
    • Visual sensing and cognition: gesture, posture, face, facial expression
    • Auditory cognition: cognition/interpretation of voice, sound or language
    • Novel interfaces substitution and interaction modalities
    • Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans
    • Haptic interaction
    • Robot software architecture and development tools
  • Intelligence and Emotion
    • Context awareness and intention understanding
    • Intelligent space
    • Knowledge and inference processing
    • Machine learning and adaptation in human-robot interaction
    • Motivations and emotions in robots
    • Coordination in human-robot teams
  • Social/Ethical/Aesthetic Issues
    • Social, economic and legal acceptability of interactive robotic systems
    • Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interaction
    • Sociality/personality of robots or virtual characters
    • Robotic motions and expression based on cognitive psychology
  • Art & Technology
    • Robots in art and entertainment
    • Art pieces supported by robotics
    • Sound design for robots
    • Storytelling in HRI
    • Innovative robot designs
  • Case Studies and Applications
    • robotic co-workers, robotic companions and social robots
    • Assistive and rehabilitative robots
    • Educational robots
    • Virtual and augmented tele-presence applications
    • Androids and other applications

Contact Us

• IEEE RO-MAN 2013 Secretariat

  • #506, The Korea Science and Technology Center, (635-4,Yeoksam-dong) 22, 7Gil, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (ZIP Code: 135-703)
  • Tel. +82-2-783-0306, Fax. +82-2-783-0307, Email. /