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7th Workshop on Collaboration of Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (CHARMS 2021)


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 or invited talk



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

Tentative Program Committee: (all of these members have participated in the past)

  • Naouel Ayari, Université Paris-Est (France)

  • Young Im Cho, Gachon University (South Korea)

  • Yaqin Wang, Purdue University (USA)

  • Qian Gao, Qilu University (China)

  • Gourab Sen Gupta, Massey University (New Zealand)

  • Jin Woo Jung, Dongguk University (Korea)

  • Dinara Kozhamzharova, K.I.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University (Kazakhstan)

  • Ahmad Esmaeili, Purdue University (USA)

  • Yongho Kim, Argonne National Labs (USA)

  • Bat Erdene, Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Mongolia)

  • Danny Schrader, Crane Naval Research Center (USA)

  • Vincent Hilaire, UTBM (France)

  • Mauricio Gomez, University of Texas-San Antonio (USA)

  • Piotr Artiemjew, University of Warmia and Masary (Poland)


Authors are invited to submit an 6 page (regular) technical paper manuscript in double column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the IRC2021 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 this link



Workshop Paper Submission: September 22, 2021 PDT

Camera Ready and Registration (Workshops): October 27, 2021 PDT

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