[CFP] A Workshop in HRI 2021: Workshop YOUR Study Design!



We invite you to submit a paper to our workshop that will be in HRI 2021. Please see the content below, and let us know if you have any questions.

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We look forward to your contribution.

Best regards,

Marlena Fraune
Iolanda Leite
Nihan Karatas


Workshop YOUR study design! Participatory critique and refinement of participants' studies

A Workshop at the 16th International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2021

*This workshop will be entirely virtual.

Important Dates:

Submission: January 27, 2021
Notifications: February 10, 2021
Camera-ready: February 24, 2021
Workshop date: March 8, 2021


The purpose of this workshop is to help researchers develop methodological skills, especially in areas that are relatively new to them. With HRI researchers coming from diverse backgrounds in computer science, engineering, informatics, philosophy, psychology, and more disciplines, we can’t be expert in everything. In this workshop, participants will be grouped with a mentor to enhance their study design and interdisciplinary work.

Participants will submit 4-page papers with a small introduction and detailed method section for a project currently in the design process. In small groups led by a mentor in the area, they will discuss their method and obtain feedback. The workshop will include time to edit and improve the study. Workshop mentors include Drs. Cindy Bethel, Hung Hsuan Huang, Selma ?abanovi?, Brian Scassellati, Megan Strait, Komatsu Takanori, Leila Takayama, and Ewart de Visser, with expertise in areas of real-world study, empirical lab study, questionnaire design, interview, participatory design, and statistics.

Intended Participants:

We especially encourage researchers who are branching into a field that is new to them, early career researchers, and graduate students to submit their work in progress.


We welcome submissions from various areas of HRI. Participants are encouraged to submit a project that is currently in the design process or completed but contains weakness in design and methods sections. The submissions should emphasize the design and method parts (rather than the parts such as introduction, results, etc.), and explain them in more detail within 4 pages including figures and references. The cover page should include up to 6 keywords and a list of top 3 mentors that the participants would want to be mentored by, so we can match papers with suitable mentors. Submissions will be accepted based on the detail of the method section, originality of the research and the potential contributions to the field.

For more details, please check the workshop website.


We will invite workshop participants to contribute to a “lessons learned” paper about how the papers in this workshop improved.

Organizers and Contact:

Marlena Fraune (, New Mexico State University),
Nihan Karatas (, Nagoya University),
Iolanda Leite (, KTH Royal Institute of Technology).
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