Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships with these artificial partners. This upsurge has not only been apparent amongst the general public, as evidenced by an increase in coverage in the print media, TV documentaries and feature films, but also within the academic community.
Congress sessions are planned on the following topics, inter alia:
Intelligent electronic sex hardware
Papers may range from 2 to 10 pages long (excluding references) in the ACM SIGCHI two-column paper format. However, paper length must match the size of the contribution.
Papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review by a panel of domain experts. Each paper will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviews (we strive to have 3 reviewers and a meta reviewer per paper) Authors are expected to anonymise their papers by removing all author and institutional identity from the title and header of the paper as well as the main body of the text. HOWEVER all references must remain intact, i.e. submitted papers should NOT have blank references (e.g., "8. REMOVED FOR REVIEWING"). In cases where you build on (and cite) your own work we suggest you refer to yourself in the third person, for example “This study builds on prior work by [author names] .” Submissions will be included in the conference proceedings with the proviso that at least one author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general congress activities.
31 August 2016 – Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.
30 September 2016 – Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions
28 October 2016 – Camera ready deadline
All submissions to use the ACM SIGCHI extended abstract and paper format: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform