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HAIDM 2016 to be held in conjunction with IJCAI 2016

Call for Papers

 Fifth International Workshop on Human-Agent Interaction Design and Models (HAIDM 2016), co-located with IJCAI 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

We are vey pleased to host Eric Horvitz (MSR) as the invited speaker for HAIDM 2016  

Workshop Goals

As the boundaries of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems continue to expand, there is an increasing need for agents to interact with humans.  In fact, the field of multi-agent systems has matured from conceptual models to applications within the real-world (e.g., energy and sustainability, disaster management, or health care).  One significant challenge that arises when transitioning these conceptual models to applications is addressing the inevitable human interaction.  To this end, this workshop examines major challenges at the intersection of human-agent systems. In particular, we focus on the challenges of designing and modelling human-agent interaction. While the former takes a human-centric view of human-agent systems and focuses on the design of human-agent coordination mechanisms, trust issues in human-agent interaction, interaction techniques, and human activity recognition, the latter is concerned with finding better models of human behaviour in a variety of settings so that autonomous and multi-agent systems can appropriately interact with human agents (e.g., agent-human negotiation strategies or health care agents encouraging physical therapy for a variety of recovering patients).

Topics Covered

  • Models of Human Behaviour: this may include studies drawing the behavioural game theory literature or solutions that attempt to model human response in collaborative and competitive relationships with agents/robots.
  • Systems of Humans and Agents (incl. Robots): systems that interleave humans and agents in flexible relationships and teams. This may include interactions with autonomous vehicles, robots, and software agents in both cooperative and strategic settings.
  • Crowdsourcing: models, algorithms and techniques for effective problem solving in crowdsourcing including social incentives, micro-payments for micro-tasks, learning about workers and tasks, task allocation, collaborative problem solving and novel applications. The focus should be on combining machine and human intelligence in crowdsourcing.

We welcome  contributions that cover:

  • Theoretical results,
  • Methodological contributions,
  • Quantitative and qualitative studies of human-agent interaction (or agent-supported human activities) in the lab, online and in real-world settings

The HAIDM workshop, now in its fifth  year, brings together a vibrant community of researchers interested in modeling human behavior as well as improving agent designs for interacting with people. This is the first instalment of HAIDM at IJCAI.

Important Dates

Submission: 18th 30th April 2016

Acceptance Notification: 21st May 2016 (TBC)

Workshop takes place: 11th July 2016

Submission Procedure

Submissions are made using easy chair at this link:

Submissions should conform to the LNCS Springer format,  Authors are encouraged to use the style file found here  or see more details.

Submissions may be of two types:

  • Long papers: These are full-length research papers detailing work in progress or work that could potentially be published at a major conference. These should not be more than *16* pages long in the LNCS format above.
  • Short papers: These are position papers or demo papers that describe either a project on human-agent systems, an application that has not yet been evaluated, or initial work. These should not be more than *8* pages long (excluding appendices and assuming the LNCS format above).

Programme Committee 
Ofra Amir, Harvard University
Inon Zuckerman, Ariel University
Roni Stern, Ben-Gurion University
Bo An Nanyang, Technological University
David Griol, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
George Kampis, Eotvos University
Matteo Venanzi, University of Southampton
Deborah Richards, Macquarie University
Daniele Morandi, ThinkInside
Nader Hanna, Macquarie University
Jose M. Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Agnes Gruenerbl, DFKI
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University
Daniela Dybalova, The University of Nottingham
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento
Amos Azaria, Carnegie Mellon University
Elizabeth Sklar, King’s College London
Arielle Richardson, Jerusalem College of Technology
Michael Rovatsos, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
Ladislau Boloni, University of Central Florida

Organising Committee

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, University of Southampton, UK
Avi Rosenfeld, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
Kobi Gal, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Ece Kamar, Microsoft Research (Redmond), USA