The HRI conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in and broad participation from communities that include but are not limited to robotics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, human factors, design, and social and behavioral sciences.
Each year, the HRI Conference highlights a particular area through a theme. The theme of HRI 2022 is “Breaking Boundaries.”
Conference format: Hybrid or Virtual
It was unfortunate for the community that the HRI conference could not have any in-person activities in 2020 and 2021. We understand it may be difficult to have them in early 2022, but we are hoping to have some level of in-person activity for the first time in two years.
However, there is another aspect of gathering in one place from all over the world: the carbon emission and climate impact of traveling by plane. Accordingly, some researchers may not want to travel even if health restrictions allow. We will try to have not only some level of in-person activity but also support remote attendance. We will use a hybrid conference platform for the main sessions, making remote presentations and discussions available. We cannot promise it for now, but we also are hoping to use a telepresence robot for conference participation because we are the HRI community!
As an organizing committee, the hybrid format takes a lot of effort compared to a fully virtual conference. We will discuss and constantly re-shape the 2022 conference and decide on the conference format considering the effort, resources, budget, and the status of COVID-19.
The conference format will be finalized by the end of November 2021.
** Important Dates **
1 October 2021 (11:59pm AoE): Submission Deadline
5 November 2021: Review Notification, Rebuttal Period Begins
12 November 2021: Rebuttal Period Ends
23 November 2021: Decision Notification
5 January 2022: Camera-ready Papers Due
7-10 March 2022: Conference