Call For Papers- 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2020)

15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2020)

23-26 March, 2020 in Cambridge, UK

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 October, 2019


The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is a premier, highly-selective venue presenting the latest advances in Human-Robot Interaction. The 15th Annual HRI conference theme is "Real World Human-Robot Interaction". The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design, behavioural, theoretical, methodological, and metrological, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot interaction. Full papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

**Full Papers: Due 1 October 2019**

Full papers are up to eight camera-ready pages, including figures, but excluding references. Submissions longer than eight pages of content excluding references will be desk rejected and not reviewed. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented in an oral session. The HRI conference is highly selective with a rigorous, two-stage review model that includes an in-person expert program committee meeting where papers are extensively discussed. As such, all submissions are expected to be mature, polished, and detailed accounts of cutting-edge research described and presented in camera-ready style. In cases of equally qualified papers, positive consideration will be given to submissions that address this year's theme, "Real-World Human Robot Interaction". 

Authors are encouraged to consult the guide regarding submissions to HRI provided at:

To facilitate quality interdisciplinary reviewing, and to inform reviewer selection, authors will be required to select one main theme and one optional second theme for their full paper submissions.

The HRI 2020 conference has five themes: User Studies, Technical Advances, Design, Theory and Methods, and Reproducibility (New for 2020). Papers may have overlap between themes, but authors are encouraged to consider the main contribution of the work using this brief rule of thumb:

  • • Human Robot Interaction User Studies: The primary contribution is human-focused, e.g., how humans perceive, interact with, or otherwise engage with robots. 

  • • Technical Advances in Human Robot Interaction: The primary contribution is robot-focused, e.g., systems, algorithms, or computational methods supporting HRI.

  • • Human-Robot Interaction Design: The primary contribution is design-focused, e.g., new morphologies, behavior paradigms, or interaction capabilities for robots. 

  • • Theory and Methods in Human-Robot Interaction: The primary contribution is methodology-focused, e.g., fundamental HRI principles beyond individual interfaces or projects, new theoretical concepts in HRI, etc.

  • • Reproducibility of Human-Robot Interaction: The primary contribution is science-focused, e.g., Reproduces, Replicates, or Re-creates prior HRI work (or fails to), provides new HRI artifacts (e.g., datasets, software), etc.

Authors are encouraged to review the extended call for papers on the conference website for more information regarding the themes, submission guidelines, etc.: 

HRI 2020 PC Chairs


Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge, UK

Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA 


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