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Students in bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral programs pursuing research in a field related to human-robot interaction, should submit the following materials:

Extended Abstract

An anonymized, two-page description of the applicant's past, current, or proposed work. Word and LaTeX templates can be found here – please use the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx files

In particular, it should cover:

For undergraduate students, description of work on a previous project with clear ties to the field and potential implications would be permissible. For graduate students, applications should include past work if applicable, as well as current and future research plans.

Publications should be fully anonymized at the time of submission. Please see anonymization guidelines here ( except for own prior work section. As we encourage you to highlight your own prior work, please describe your prior works in first person but anonymize the work in the reference section.

Submit the abstract using this link (

Following are the guidelines for submission,

2. Curriculum Vitae

A 2-page CV will be required as part of the submission process. Undergraduate students without laboratory experience can include coursework or skills that are relevant to their project. Graduate students should include laboratory experience and any publications/presentations that are applicable.

The application process will be open until November 3, 2017 (11:59PM PST)


The HRI Pioneers Workshop will follow a review process in which submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including:

We hope to achieve a diversity of research topics, disciplinary backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home institutions. As such, we do not expect more than two students to be invited per institution. In addition, we especially encourage groups traditionally underrepresented in HRI to apply.Undergraduate student applications will be considered separately from those of graduate students.


Accepted papers will be published in the adjunct proceedings of the conference.

All authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the Pioneers Workshop and the main conference poster session, at which they will present their work as a poster.

A detailed program for the workshop and the participation guidelines for the poster session will be available after the camera-ready deadline.

Important Info
October 18, 2017application site open
November 3, 2017application deadline
December 22, 2017notification of acceptance
Janaury 12, 2017camera-ready deadline
March 5, 2018HRI Pioneers Workshop
March 6-8, 2018main conference

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