Welcome to HAI 2020

The 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction          

10-13th November, Sydney, Australia

Update (11/2020)
-We look forward to welcoming everyone to the conference! An email with the logistics around the conference is to be sent to participants very shortly!

Update (10/2020)
Technical Program is now available!

Update (08/2020)
-Registration is open!
-Full paper notifications are out (25 accepted with a 38% acceptance rate)
-Poster notifications are out (26 accepted)

Update (07/2020)
-Keynote speakers confirmed!
-Conference modality confirmed: HAI2020 will be a virtual event. Private webinar style presentations; a mixture of live and offline talks as well as slack based messaging.

Update (04/2020): COVID-19 Impact
Dear HAI community and researchers,
Our sympathy and care goes out to all those affected by COVID-19 all across the world. At this time, many of you would be thinking about the impact on HAI2020.
Considering the current circumstances, the impact of the pandemic and ongoing travel bans, HAI2020 will now be held in virtual/online mode in the originally scheduled dates of November 10-13, 2020. The exact format and schedule will be announced in due course but our intention is to have full papers presented as webinars, as well as keynotes.We will strongly encourage networking and interaction among participants, therefore you will be able to meet other participants both in real-time and asynchronously. Unfortunately, workshops will not go ahead due to the logistics involved. In a new measure, we also hope to provide authors of full papers with an opportunity to submit extended versions of their accepted full papers towards a special issue of a journal.
Details of all the afore-mentioned will be announced very soon. Meanwhile, please get behind HAI2020, support HAI research, and consider submitting your work to the conference. If you have any questions please do get in touch with us.

HAI 2020 is the 8th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction. The conference is a venue with an interdisciplinary nature to discuss and disseminate state-of-the-art research on topics that relate to human interactions with a range of agent systems, including physical robots and humanoids, virtual agents, socially interactive agents, and artificially intelligent agents. The topical issues within the conference include user studies, frameworks, simulations, technical developments and more within the area of Human Agent and Robotic Interaction. The conference brings together a large variety of research groups, companies and researchers looking into the broader area of agents and robotics across Australia, Japan and the rest of the world.

The theme for HAI 2020 will be “Artificial Intelligence + Experience Design”. The advent of artificial intelligence, in the past decade, has motivated researchers to focus on several algorithmic prospects in developing intelligent robotics agent and their interactions. Progressively, AI advances are leading to exciting outcomes in the HAI field and at the same time opening up for a wide prospective on how to design intelligent robotic agents. Particularly, how to combine artificial intelligence and user experience design approaches in human-agent interaction.While all submissions related to HAI are welcome, you are especially encouraged to submit papers in line with the theme for HAI 2020. The HAI conference seeks contributions from a broad range of disciplines such as engineering, computer science, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, business, marking and design.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • studies of Human-Agent Interaction, with quantitative/qualitative results;
  • theoretical models;
  • technological advances;
  • experimental methods;
  • impacts of embodiment;
  • character and avatar design; and
  • agents in social networks.
  • agents in business and marking
  • experience design

HAI2020 (Full Papers and Posters) proceedings will be archived in the ACM digital library. HAI2020 is approved and confirmed to be in cooperation with ACM and SIGCHI.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Ginevra Castellano
  • Assoc. Prof. Selma Šabanović
  • Sebastian Robertson, Co-Founder & CEO, BIRDI


All submissions need to be submitted by 23.59 HST Hawaii Standard Time.

Full Papers (4-8 pages):
22 June 2020 (Extended Deadline)

3 August 2020: Notification
30 August: Camera-Ready Submission

Posters (2 pages):
7 August 2020  (Extended Deadline)
17 August 2020: Notification 
30 August: Camera-Ready Submission

Workshops/Tutorials: CANCELED 
20 July 2020: Proposal Submission
27 July 2020: Proposal Notification 

Virtual Online Conference:
10-13 November 2020