Cyber physical systems (CPS) and robots are becoming more involved in the lives of humans.  All indications point to a future where many varieties of CPS, robots and humans co-exist and, at a minimum, must interact consistently through life’s tasks.  This workshop will explore ideas of the future to understand, discern and develop the relationships between humans, robots and CPS and the practical nature of software agents to facilitate the integration.

The general interest of this workshop is the research intersection between humans, agents, robots and machines and sensors.  Specifically, how agents can be used in the modeling, design, implementation and experimentation of these complex systems.  Intersecting humans and CPS are agents and multiagent systems tasked to map the interaction, communication and networked relationships.

The goals of this workshop are to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and developers in numerous areas of communicative interfaces between humans, robots and other entities.



  • Human-centered agents
  • Indistinguishability between agent, robots, machines, sensors and humans
  • Conversational ubiquitous systems
  • Human robot social interaction
  • Service robots and agents
  • Conversational agents
  • Humans and the Internet-of-things (IOT)
  • Humanoid assistance and rehabilitation robots
  • Wearable computing and wearable robotics
  • Wearable companion robots and agents
  • Human behavior modeling and activity recognition
  • Ubiquitous robots and agent challenges
  • Autonomic capabilities and semantic reasoning
  • Social awareness
  • Human activities monitoring
  • Social interaction of robots



  • 12 papers, all day workshop (1 day )
  • 1 Panel discussion


Paper Submission 

Manuscripts must be written (6 pages maximum, all included) in English and follow the instructions in the Manuscript Formatting and Templates page given in IRC 2018 website in the “Submission” section.

Papers must be original and not be submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. Only electronic submission will be accepted. Manuscripts may only be submitted in PDF format. Each paper will be peer-reviewed. Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The best papers from the CHARMS workshop will be extended to a high quality journal (TBD).

Papers should be submitted to Easychair (CHARMS 2018). For any question regarding the workshop please contact Eric Matson at the same email address.



Eric T. Matson (Chair), Purdue University, USA
Dong Han Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Sebastian Rodriquez, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina


Program Committee (Tentative)

Hoseok Ahn, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Piotr Artiemjew, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
Naouel Ayari, Universite Paris Est-Creteil, France
Bat-Erdene Byambasuren, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
Young Im Cho, Gachon University, South Korea
Daniela D’Auria, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ahmad Esmaeili, Purdue University, USA
John Gallagher, Wright State University, USA
Stéphane Galland, UBFC – UTBM, France
Qian Gao, Qilu University of Technology, People’s Republic of China
Mauricio Alejandro Gomez Morales, University of Paris-Est, France
Young-Dae Hong, Ajou University, South Korea
Young-Sook Jeong, ETRI, South Korea
Jin-Woo Jung, Dongguk University, South Korea
Yongho Kim, Argonne National Lab, USA
Dinara Kozhamzharova, International Information Technology University, Kazakhstan
Kibaek Lee, Kwangwoon University, South Korea
Byung-Cheol Min, Purdue University, USA
Julia Rayz, Purdue University, USA


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: December 5, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration Deadline: December 31, 2017