Paper Submission

August 28-31, 2023

Paradise Hotel, Busan, Korea

Call for Special Session

Important Dates

* UTC Time Standard

- Proposals for special sessions

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 13, 2023 January 27, 2023

Notification of Acceptance: January 27, 2023 February 10, 2023

- Full Papers (for proposed special sessions)

Submission Deadline: March 17, 2023

Notification of Acceptance: May 26, 2023

Camera-ready Deadline: June 30, 2023

Special Session

We invite proposals for Special Sessions for the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication that will take place from August 28, 2023. RO-MAN has a unique positioning in Human-Robot Interaction, encompassing theories, methodologies, interaction design, technical developments, especially artificial intelligence, and experimental studies of robots interacting with humans. This year’s theme of the conference is “Design New Bridge for H-R-I” and the focus is mainly on the following three. [H] stands for Human Health, Happiness and Hope. [R] Robotic Recovery and Reconnection. [I] Intelligent Interface and Interaction.

The goal of special sessions is to provide a forum for focused oral presentations that are featuring emerging topics or innovative applications of established approaches. A typical special session consists of four to six papers, which, for example, addresses a particular theme or consists of work done in an international project or network. It is expected for Each Special session to be run for 45 minutes~an hour approximately. All papers will be subject to the same peer-review process as for regular papers and will be included in the main conference proceedings (IEEE Xplore Digital Library).

The primary criteria in the evaluation of special session proposals will be the timeliness of the topics, the quality, track record, and diversity of the proposers and speakers, the coherence of the proposal, the novelty or creativity, and the expected value added to the overall conference. Aspects of diversity that will be considered include the age, gender, national origin, background, and workplace of the proposers and speakers. We will give priority to proposals that fully follow these requirements. Moreover, we encourage the submission of special sessions organized by communities that are under-represented within the RO-MAN activities.

The proposal should be up to 2 pages without references and include the following information:

  • Title: Propose a title that show the relevance to the RO-MAN community and the innovativeness of the topic.

  • Aim & Scope (a brief 2-3 paragraph summary): Please, explain why the chosen topic is novel, relevant and potentially contribute to the RO-MAN community, and how it's well-suited within the conference theme or new emerging themes with a potential impact.

  • Tentative Speakers: A list of prospective contributing authors and tentative titles. Special sessions are normally expected to have 4 to 6 papers. Invited speakers or session-related demonstrations (such as renowned speakers or industrial talks) could be a part of the Special Session.

  • Biographies: Provide a short bio-sketch of the session organizers including their experience in the topic of Special Session.


Suggested template can be downloaded here:

Where to submit the proposal

The proposal must be submitted via the Papercept submission site.

The review process of the proposals will be evaluated by a number of factors including quality, relevance and timeliness of the topic, coherence of the session, quality/track record of the organizers and speakers, diversity of topics, backgrounds and institutions, and expected value added to the overall technical program.

Authors should adhere to the following steps for submitting the paper (for camera-ready submission):

Please note, that our conference policy requires that at least one of the authors of the contributing submission must pay the conference registration fee to upload the final camera ready. This is to ensure that at least one of the presenting authors will be registered to attend the conference and deliver the presentation. The link to the registration system will be available on the conference website soon.


Click the link below to go to Support Menu and download a template from the site.

Where to submit camera-ready

The camera-ready must be submitted via the Papercept submission site.

Important Information for Manuscript Preparation