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October 18, 2018application site open
November 2, 2018application deadline
December 21, 2018notification of acceptance
January 15, 2019camera-ready deadline
March 11, 2019HRI Pioneers Workshop
March 12-14, 2019main conference

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Application to the HRI Pioneers 2019 workshop is now closed.

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

The extended abstract is an anonymized, two-page description of the applicant's past, current, or proposed work. This may be followed by up to one page of references. This page of references is not counted as part of the two page total. All extended abstracts must be submitted in PDF format and conform to IEEE Proceedings specifications. Templates are available at this link. In addition, the IEEE has partnered with Overleaf, where you can start writing using this link directly.

The extended abstract 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.

The submission portal will open on October 18th, 2018, at which point detailed submission instructions will become available.

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 closed November 2, 2018 (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 first 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.