Workshop 07-CR-HRI 2015

6th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction

(CR-HRI 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015)

June 01-05, 2015

The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP


Extended Submission Deadline: March 05, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Applications of and research on robotic technologies are growing in both civilian and military contexts, including small unmanned ground sensors, socially assistive and companion robots, and multi-ton unmanned vehicles. In the near future, we anticipate that robots will be increasingly employed in collaborative interaction with humans and other robots, working together to achieve common goals. The study, design, and implementation of interaction among collaborative robots as well as between robots and their human operators is critical to the successful employment of robots, and, therefore, needs careful examination and further research.

This workshop on collaborative robots and human-robot interactions - to be held as part of the 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems - will focus on the areas of human-robot interaction and human-robot collaborative technologies. We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research laboratories, and the computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. Our goals are to provide a dedicated refereed workshop that fosters closer interaction among researchers from multiple relevant disciplines, including robotics, human-robot interaction, design, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, anthropology, human-computer interaction, as well as user communities, and to provide a forum in which they can exchange their findings and ideas.

CR-HRI Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

Collaborative Robots and Unmanned Vehicles (CR & UV)

  • Multi-Robot Systems

  • Collaborative Robots Behavior

  • Collaborative Control of Robot Motion

  • Control of a Team of Robots in a Mission

  • Cooperating Autonomous Robots

  • Agent-based Distributed Robotic Systems

  • Adaptive and Learning System for Collaborative Robots

  • Biologically Inspired Robotics

  • Sensors and Sensor Integration in Autonomous Robots

  • Multi-sensor Fusion and Integration for Robotic Systems

  • Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles

  • Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and Systems

  • Air, Ground, Sea and Undersea Vehicles

  • Architectures for Intelligent Autonomous Systems

  • Control, Guidance, and Navigation of Autonomous Robots

  • Trajectory Tracking and Path Following

  • Cooperative Navigation, Control and Perception

  • Robots in Emergency and Crisis Management

  • Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications

  • Companion and Assistive Robots

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

  • HRI Multi-modal Interfaces

  • User Interface Designs and Usability Evaluations

  • Interaction Control in Robotic Systems

  • Cognitive Modeling/Science in HRI

  • Adjustable/Adaptive Automation

  • Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork

  • HRI for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Teams

  • Experiments on HRI Collaboration

  • Interaction Components

  • Knowledge Discovery and Learning in HRI

  • Metrics and Measurements for Collaborative HRI

  • Ethnography and Field Studies in Human-Robot Collaboration

  • Human Factors and Evaluation Methodologies

  • HRI Applications (Industrial, Home, Assistive and Rehabilitative, Medical, Entertainment and Sport, Agriculture, Mining, etc.)


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles and human robot interactions. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. We welcome prospective participants to submit either full papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers ( up to 4 pages). Poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. The manuscript should use the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via Workshop EasyChair page at . If the submission is for a poster, poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript.

Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted via the web link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2015 web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------- March 05, 2015

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- March 15, 2015

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------ March 25, 2015

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ June 01-05, 2015

Technical Program Committee *:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2015.

  • Antonio Bandera, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

  • David Filliat, ENSTA Paris, France

  • Ismael García-Varea, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Eric Hendricks, SPAWAR - U.S. Navy, California, USA

  • Takayuki Kanda, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Kyoto, Japan

  • Vicente Matellán, University of León, Spain

  • Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

  • Mick Walters, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.

  • Astrid Weiss, TU Wien , Austria

  • Sebastian Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.