Call for Papers

May 9, 2016: DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST the submission deadline for Full Papers has been extended to May 14

HAI 2016 Call for Papers

The Fourth International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016)
Singapore ~ 4 -7 October 2016

Full paper Submission Deadline: 14 May, 2016 23:59 PDT

The Fourth International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016, in co-operation with ACM SIGCHI) aims to be the premier interdisciplinary venue for discussing and disseminating state-of-the-art research and results that have implications across conventional interaction boundaries including robots, software agents and digitally-mediated human-human communication. The theme for HAI 2016 is “Machine learning methods and multimodal interfaces to achieve social intelligence in robots, avatars, and virtual characters”. The conference seeks contributions from a broad range of fields spanning engineering, computer science, psychology and sociology, and will cover diverse topics, including: human-robot interaction, affective computing, computer-supported collaborative work, gaming and serious games, artificial intelligence, and more.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
– designs and studies of Human-Agent Interaction, including quantitative and qualitative results
– theoretical models of Human-Agent Interaction
– technological advances in Human-Agent Interaction
– impacts of embodiment (e.g., physical vs digital, human vs animal-like)
– experimental methods for Human-Agent Interaction
– character and avatar design in video games
– agents in social network

This includes more targeted results that have implications to the broader human-agent interaction community:
– human-robot interaction
– human-virtual agent interaction
– interaction with smart homes and smart cars
– distributed groupware where people have remote embodiments and representations
– and more!

Full papers, posters, late-breaking results, tutorial/workshop overviews will be archived in the ACM Digitial Library.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission (4-8 pages)

14 May 2016: Deadline for submission of full papers
8 July 2016: Notification of acceptance of full papers
4 Aug 2016: Final camera-ready papers due

Tutorial/Workshop Proposal Submission

30 April 2016: Deadline for submission of proposals
10 May 2016: Notification of acceptance of proposals
4 Aug 2016: Final camera-ready papers due

Poster and Late-breaking Submission (2-4 pages)

16 July 2016: Deadline for submission of full papers
27 July 2016: Notification of acceptance of full papers
4 Aug 2016: Final camera-ready papers due

Submission and Reviewing

HAI 2016 will accept ONLY online submission of PDF files in the ACM SIGCHI format ( ACM copyright area should be left blank. Please visit the submission page for more details on preparations for paper submission.

All submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and will receive a meta review for quality assurance. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of research originality, excellence, significance and relevance to HAI. We also invite position papers, preliminary (but high impact) studies, and concept papers.

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