Technical Programme

Technical Programme

Please see the Information for Presenters page for more details about the presentations. In the list below, long papers are in normal font, whereas short papers are in italic.

Sunday – 16th December

Technical Session 1 – Learning
Chair: Elizabeth Sklar
11:15am – 11:40am Bayesian Inference of Self-intention Attributed by Observer Yosuke Fukuchi, Masahiko Osawa, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Tatsuji Takahashi and Michita Imai
11:40am – 12:05pm Non-monotonic Logical Reasoning and Deep Learning for Explainable Visual Question Answering Heather Riley and Mohan Sridharan
12:05pm – 12:30pm Human-Agent Interaction Model Learning based on Crowdsourcing Jack-Antoine Charles, Caroline Ponzoni Carvalho Chanel and Nicolas Drougard
12:30pm – 01:30pm Lunch break (lunch will be served)
Technical Session 2 – Real-world Applications
Chair: Lela Koulouri
01:30pm – 01:55pm A User-Centred Storytelling Approach to Design a Language Companion Robotic Agent Isabelle Granlund, Sita Vriend, Julia Benz, Roisatul Azizah, Mikael Laaksoharju and Mohammad Obaid
01:55pm – 02:20pm Driving Behavior Improvement through Driving Support and Review Support from Driver Agent Takahiro Tanaka, Kazuhiro Fujikake, Yuki Yoshihara, Takashi Yonekawa, Makoto Inagami, Hirofumi Aoki and Hitoshi Kanamori
02:20pm – 02:45pm Can a humanoid robot engage in heartwarming interaction service at a hotel? Junya Nakanishi, Itaru Kuramoto, Jun Baba, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Kohei Ogawa and Hiroshi Ishiguro
02:45pm – 03:00pm Using a Robot Peer to Encourage the Production of Spatial Concepts in a Second Language Christopher Wallbridge, Rianne van den Berghe, Daniel Hernandez Garcia, Junko Kanero, Séverin Lemaignan, Charlotte Edmunds and Tony Belpaeme
03:00pm – 03:15pm Attracting Attention and Changing Behavior toward Wall Advertisements with a Walking Virtual Agent Naoto Yoshida, Sho Hanasaki and Tomoko Yonezawa
03:15pm – 03:30pm A Robot for Reconstructing Presentation Behavior in Lecture Tatsuya Ishino, Mitsuhiro Goto and Akihiro Kashihara
03:30pm – 04:00pm Coffee/Tea break
Technical Session 3 – Conversation
Chair: Hung-Hsuan Huang
04:00pm – 04:25pm Cooperative interactions generated by incompleteness in robots’ utterance Yusaku Nishiwaki, Sho Itashiki, Nihan Karatas and Michio Okada
04:25pm – 04:50pm Multi-party Conversation of Driving Agents: The Effects of Overhearing Information on Perceived Lifelikeness and Distraction Nihan Karatas, Shintaro Tamura, Momoko Fushiki and Okada Michio
04:50pm – 05:15pm Incremental Acquisition and Reuse of Multimodal Affective Behaviors in a Conversational Agent Maike Paetzel, James Kennedy, Ginevra Castellano and Jill Lehman
05:15pm – 05:30pm Development of product attachment in human-agent interaction Miho Kitamura, Keiichi Kurata, Koji Oya and Katsumi Watanabe
05:30pm – 05:45pm “Give me the support I want!” : The effect of matching an embodied conversational agent’s social support to users’ social support needs in fostering positive user-agent interaction Jin Kang and Lewen Wei
05:45pm – 06:00pm Conversational Agents to Suppress Customer Anger in Text-based Customer-support Conversations Itaru Kuramoto, Jun Baba, Kohei Ogawa, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Takayuki Kawabata and Hiroshi Ishiguro

Monday – 17th December

09:00am – 10:00am KEYNOTE: Human-Artificial Intelligence Partnerships Nick Jennings (view keynote’s information)
Technical Session 4 – Watching Others
Chair: Hirotaka Osawa
10:30am – 10:55am Replicability of the Effect of Mimicry in Human-robot Interaction Yumiko Shinohara, Kazuhiro Mitsukuni, Takayuki Yoneda, Jun Ichikawa, Yukiko Nishizaki and Natsuki Oka
10:55am – 11:20am What gaze tells us about personality Tagduda Ait Challal and Ouriel Grynszpan
11:20am – 11:45am Perception of Culture-specific Gaze Behaviors of Agents and Gender Effects Tomoko Koda and Yuuki Takeda
11:45am – 12:00pm I Know You Better Than Yourself: Estimation of Blind Self Improves Acceptance for An Agent Takuya Kato and Hirotaka Osawa
12:00pm – 02:00pm Poster Lunch (view the list of posters )
Technical Session 5 – Remote Interaction and Initiative
Chair: Avi Rosenfeld
02:00pm – 02:25pm Adaptive Mixed-Initiative Dialog Motivates a Game Player to Talk with an NPC Tomomi Takahashi, Kazuaki Tanaka and Natsuki Oka
02:25pm – 02:50pm Towards an Automatic Prediction of the Sense of Presence in Virtual Reality Environment Magalie Ochs, Sameer Jain, Jean-Marie Pergandi and Philippe Blache
02:50pm – 03:15pm Semi-Aunotonomous Telepresence Robot for Adaptively Switching Operation using Inhibition and Disinhibition Mechanism Kohei Okuoka, Yusuke Takimoto, Masahiko Osawa and Michita Imai
03:15pm – 03:30pm OmniGaze: A display-covered omnidirectional camera for conveying remote user’s presence Keisuke Shiro, Atsushi Okada, Takashi Miyaki and Jun Rekimoto
03:30pm – 04:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
Technical Session 6 – Emotion and Empathy
Chair: Elizabeth Sklar
04:00pm – 04:25pm Empathy for Everyone? The Effect of Age When Evaluating a Virtual Agent Adineh Hosseinpanah, Nicole Krämer and Carolin Straßmann
04:25pm – 04:50pm Analyses of Textile Pressure-map Sensor Data of a Stuffed Toy for Understanding Human Emotional Physical Contact Tomoko Yonezawa and Hirotake Yamazoe
04:50pm – 05:15pm Virtual Hug Induces Modulated Impression on Hearsay Information Junya Nakanishi, Hidenobu Sumioka and Hiroshi Ishiguro
05:15pm – 05:30pm Subliminal Priming in Human-Agent Interaction: Can Agents Use Single-Frame Visuals in Video Feeds to Shape User Perceptions? Elaheh Sanoubari, Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, Diljot S. Garcha, Shahed A. Sabab, Kenny Hong, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt and Pourang Irani
05:30pm – 05:45pm Emotion and Memory Model to Promote Mathematics Learning – An Exploratory Long-term Study Muneeb Ahmad and Omar Mubin
05:45pm – 06:00pm Designing Expressive Lights and In-Situ Motions for Robots to Express Emotions Sichao Song and Seiji Yamada

Tuesday – 18th December

09:00am – 10:00am KEYNOTE: Predicting Human Decision-Making: From Prediction to Action Sarit Kraus (view keynote’s information)
Technical Session 7 – Trust
Chair: Isabel Sassoon
10:30am – 10:55am Initial Trustworthiness Perceptions of a Drone System based on Performance and Process Information Theodore Jensen, Yusuf Albayram, Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan, Ross Buck, Emil Coman and Md Fahim
10:55am – 11:20am Reputation Based Trust in Human-Agent Teamwork Without Explicit Coordination Feyza Hafizoglu and Sandip Sen
11:20am – 11:45am Getting to know Pepper: Effects of people’s awareness of a robot’s capabilities on their trust in the robot Alessandra Rossi, Patrick Holthaus, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay and Micheal L. Walters
11:45am – 12:00pm Technological and interpersonal trust in child-robot interaction: An exploratory study Caroline van Straten, Jochen Peter, Rinaldo Kühne, Chiara de Jong and Alex Barco
12:00pm – 02:00pm Poster Lunch (view the list of posters ) and Steering Committee Meeting
Technical Session 8 – Decision Making
Chair: Tim Norman
02:00pm – 02:25pm Divided Presence: Improving Group Decision-Making via Pseudo-Population Increase Keisuke Seta, Masanori Yokoyama, Shigeo Yoshida, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa and Michitaka Hirose
02:25pm – 02:50pm An Explorative Comparison of Blame Attributions to Companion Robots Across Various Moral Dilemmas Laura Wächter and Felix Lindner
02:50pm – 03:15pm Explanation through Argumentation Elizabeth Sklar and M. Q. Azhar
03:15pm – 03:30pm Toward Initiative Decision-Making for Distributed Human-Robot Teams Shu Jiang
03:30pm – 04:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
Technical Session 9 – Interaction Models
Chair: Takanori Komatsu
04:00pm – 04:25pm Shaping Robot Gestures to Shape Users’ Perception: The Effect of Amplitude and Speed on Godspeed Ratings Amol Deshmukh, Bart Craenen, Alessandro Vinciarelli and Mary Ellen Foster
04:25pm – 04:50pm Do others believe what I believe? Estimating how much information is being shared by utterance timing Shoya Matsumori, Yosuke Fukuchi, Masahiko Osawa and Michita Imai
04:50pm – 05:15pm Simulation of spatial behavior based on an agent model in human-agent initial interaction Takafumi Sakamoto and Yugo Takeuchi
05:15pm – 05:35pm Closing