Call for papers


Int. J. of the Digital Human


Special Issue on: "Human-Robot Interaction"


Guest Editors:
Gilbert Tang, Phil Webb and Sarah Fletcher, Cranfield University, UK


Human-robot collaboration is the potential solution to numerous problems in manufacturing, the military, healthcare, disaster recovery and education. Effective and sustainable human-robot collaborations are achievable through seamless interactions between humans and robots supported by intuitive human-robot interface and well-considered interaction models and methods.


Human-robot interaction introduces multidimensional problems that require technical and human factor-related considerations. This special issue seeks papers on the development and evaluation of innovative solutions that improve the quality of interactions between humans and robots.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human-robot interaction taxonomy
  • Human modelling in human-robot interaction
  • Natural language for human-robot interaction
  • Robots in complex environments, trajectories and interactions
  • Gestural interaction with robots
  • Multi-modal interaction with consideration of human factor
  • Attention models
  • Adjustable autonomy
  • Natural interfaces
  • Human-robot cooperation in team work
  • Case-studies in human-robot interaction
  • Robot communication
  • Safety in human-robot interaction


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 1 September, 2017


Notification to authors: 1 November, 2017


Final versions due by: 1 February, 2018