IEEE IRC Workshop
5th Workshop on Collaboration of Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (CHARMS 2019)

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.

Topics:
• 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 robot

Organizers/Co-Chairs:
• Stephane Galland, UTBM (France), stephane.galland@utbm.fr
• Dong Han Kim, Kyung Hee University (South Korea) donghani@khu.ac.kr
• Eric T. Matson, Purdue University (USA) ematson@purdue.edu
• Sebastian Rodriquez, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina) sebastian.rodriguez@gitia.org

Tentative Program Committee
• Ho Seok Ahn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
• Piotr Artiemjew, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
• Naouel Ayari, Altran Technologies, France
• Byambasuren Bat-Erdene, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
• Ahmad Esmaeili, Purdue University, USA
• John Gallagher, Wright State University USA,
• Stéphane Galland, UBFC-UTBM, France
• Qian Gao, Qilu University of Technology, China
• Zahra Ghorrati, Purdue University, USA
• Mauricio Gomez, University of Texas-San Antonio, USA
• Krishnendu Ghosh, College of Charleston, USA
• Kar Ee Ho, Purdue University, USA
• Young-Dae Hong, Ajou University, South Korea
• Jin-Woo Jung, Dongguk University, South Korea
• Yongho Kim, Purdue University, USA
• Dinara Kozhamzharova, International Information Technology University, Kazakhstan
• Christophe Nicolle, Université de Bourgogne, France
• Julia Rayz, Purdue University, USA
• Rajesh Sankaran, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
• Amal El Falah Seghrouchni, LIP6 – University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France
• Marcin Woźniak, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit an 6 page (regular) technical paper manuscript in double
column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the IRC2019 web page. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for the best paper for publication in internationally renowned journals.
Submissions are on Easychair at the following link: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=charms2019

Dates
December 1, 2018 Submission of full papers
December 20, 2018 Paper acceptance notification
January 14, 2019 Camera Ready and registration deadline
February 25-27 Conference and Workshop