Full Papers

Important dates

Full Papers

Submission deadline: April 29, 2020 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: June 27, 2020 (extended)

Camera-ready deadline: July 27, 2020 (extended)

Full Papers (for Proposed Special Sessions)

Submission deadline: April 29, 2020 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: June 27, 2020 (extended)

Camera-ready deadline: July 27, 2020 (extended)

Theme and Topics


Theme: Robots with Heart, Mind, and Soul

Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest Include (but are not restricted to):

  • Androids
  • Anthropomorphic Robots and Virtual Humans
  • Applications of Social Robots
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Cognitive Skills and Mental Models
  • Cognitive and Sensorimotor Development
  • Computational Architectures
  • Cooperation and Collaboration in Human-Robot Teams
  • Creating Human-Robot Relationships
  • Curiosity, Intentionality and Initiative in Interaction
  • Degrees of Autonomy and Teleoperation
  • Detecting and Understanding Human Activity
  • Embodiment, Empathy and Intersubjectivity
  • Ethical Issues in Human-robot Interaction Research
  • Evaluation Methods and New Methodologies
  • HRI and Collaboration in Manufacturing Environments
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Innovative Robot Designs
  • Interaction Kinesics
  • Interaction with Believable Characters
  • Linguistic Communication and Dialogue
  • Long-term Experience and Longitudinal HRI Studies
  • Machine Learning and Adaptation
  • Medical and Surgical Applications
  • Monitoring of Behaviour and Internal States of Humans
  • Motion Planning and Navigation in Human-Centered Environments
  • Motivations and Emotions in Robotics
  • Multi-modal Situation Awareness and Spatial Cognition
  • Multimodal Interaction and Conversational Skills
  • Narrative and Story-telling in Interaction
  • Non-verbal Cues and Expressiveness
  • Novel Interfaces and Interaction Modalities
  • Personalities for Robotic or Virtual Characters
  • Philosophical Issues in Human-Robot Coexistence
  • Programming by Demonstration
  • Robot Companions and Social Robots
  • Robotic Etiquette
  • Robots in Education, Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Social Intelligence for Robots
  • Social Learning and Skill Acquisition Via Teaching and Imitation
  • Social Presence for Robots and Virtual Humans
  • User-centered Design of Robots
  • Virtual and Augmented Tele-presence Environments
  • Robots in art and entertainment
  • Art pieces supported by robotics
  • Sound design for robots
  • Story-telling in HRI

Full Papers

Authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF format via Papercept. For the first submission, a manuscript can be of 6-8 pages. For the final submission, a manuscript should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge. All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process.


All papers submitted to RO-MAN 2020 will undergo a peer-review process. A manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will provide detailed comments and - if the submission gets accepted - the authors submit a revised ("camera-ready") version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the program chair, the program co-chairs, the editors, and the conference associate editors.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Authors should use the templates provided by the electronic submission system. The templates for US Letter format paper should be used.

The manuscript submission website will require that you submit your abstract and make any final changes to the author list and title of the paper before uploading the paper.

All authors and co-authors must be registered in the electronic system. It is the corresponding author's responsibility to ensure that the complete author list and the correct title are being entered. This information will be used for the conference program and the proceedings.


  1. Create an account: go to https://ras.papercept.net/, then PIN and fill out the form. Ask all your co-authors to do the same if they do not have an account on the system yet, write down the authors' PINs (this information is needed for manuscript processing purposes).
  2. Go to Support Menu and depending on how you are preparing your paper, download a template: LaTeX or MS-Word, Use these templates/style files to create the paper and save in PDF format.
  3. Upload the paper: go to https://ras.papercept.net/ and click on "Submit a contribution to RO-MAN 2020".
  4. Submit (regular paper, special session paper).
  5. Fill in the form presented on the next page (make sure to enter all author PINs created in Step 1).


Depending on the paper topic, best papers will be invited to submit a substantially extended/revised version to either: - the Special Issue on "Personalization and Adaptation in Human-Robot Interactive Communication" in the User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction (UMUAI) journal or, - the Special Issue on RSJ International Journal of Advanced Robotics

For any concerns about Full Papers preparation, submission and review process, please contact programchair(at)ro-man2020.org

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