LINGUIST List 31.3199

Wed Oct 21 2020

Confs: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Disc Analysis/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Oct-2020
From: Kerstin Fischer <>
Subject: Alt.HRI - Human-Robot Interaction Conference
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Alt.HRI - Human-Robot Interaction Conference
Short Title: Alt.HRI

Date: 08-Mar-2021 - 11-Mar-2021
Location: Bolder, Colorado - virtual, USA
Contact: Kerstin Fischer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

Alt.HRI is a theme at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference that is open to contributions from various disciplines that approach the ways in which people interact with robots in novel ways. The HRI Conference is a highly prestigious and highly interdisciplinary conference and one of the main forums for researchers of the HRI community.

Call for Papers:

We hereby invite your contributions to the Alt.HRI track of this year’s HRI conference, which will take place virtually March 8-11, 2021.

Alt.HRI is looking for contributions from disciplines that aren't part of the mainstream of human-robot interaction research yet and ask for the unexpected, the controversial, the creative, and the diverse. Alt.HRI papers aim to trigger meaningful and respectful discussions in the HRI community.

For instance, since human-robot interactions are becoming increasingly verbal, we would like to encourage linguists to submit analyses of verbal interactions between people and robots. Furthermore, we are looking for work on discourse about robots, for example, on the news, on social media or in fiction. But most importantly, we are looking for novel perspectives that rest on linguistic, discourse analytic, narratological or other background and that shed new light on human-robot interactions.

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 7 January 2021
Final Submission: 12 January 2021

Papers need to be anonymized, 4-8 pages long and follow the ACM SIG format. Authors should use the template files available from the conference website. Looking forward to hearing from the bolder researchers!

Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark,
Eduardo B. Sandoval, University of New South Wales

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