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Special Session on Human Symbiotic Systems

The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ IEEE 2012), June 2012, Brisbane, Australia

This special session aims at discussing the basic principles and methods of designing intelligent interaction with the bidirectional communication based on the effective collaboration and symbiosis between the human and the artifact, i.e. robots, agents, computer and so on.

The research society "Human Symbiotic System (HSS)" was established in the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics on August in 2007 by the session organizers. This society aims at encouraging the academic and industrial discussion about the research on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) concerning Symbiotic Systems.

Reflecting the fact that this society covers a wide range of topics, in this session we invite the related researchers from a variety of fields including intelligent robotics, human-machine interface, Kansei engineering and so on. In addition, at this session some research results will be also presented by the core members of our research society.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to theory and application of:

· Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)
· Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
· Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
· Social Communication or Interaction
· Human Communication
· Partner or Communication Robots
· Hospitality Robots
· Pet-type or Animal Robots
· Human Interface Systems
· Cooperative Intelligence
· Kansei Engineering

Papers are invited from prospective authors with interest on the related areas.

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Session Organizers

Chair: Professor Yoichiro Maeda
Co-Chair: Associate Professor Daisuke Katagami
Department of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems
Graduate School of Engineering
University of Fukui
3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
Phone&Fax: +81-776-27-8050
Email: maeda(at)
Department of Applied Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering
Tokyo Polytechnic University
1583 Iiyama, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0297, Japan
Phone&Fax: +81-46-242-9519
Email: katagami(at)

Program Committee

Hoshino Yukinobu, Kochi Univ. of Technology, Japan
Inoue Hiroyuki, Fukui Univ., Japan
Kamei Katsuari, Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan
Kanoh Masayoshi, Chukyo Univ., Japan
Katagami Daisuke, Tokyo Polytechnic Univ., Japan
Maeda Yoichiro, Fukui Univ., Japan
Nakamura Tsuyoshi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Nishi Hitoshi, Fukui National College of Technology, Japan
Nishino Junji, The Univ. of Electro-Communications, Japan
Takahashi Yasutake, Fukui Univ., Japan
Yamazaki Yoichi, Kanto Gakuin Univ., Japan
Yoshikawa Tomohiro, Nagoya Univ., Japan