In November I also attended the ICSR 2011 conference (International Conference on Social Robotics) in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The conference was held the first time in Europe and was in my opinion a big success. There were around 100 participants. I was sponsors and exhibition chair for the conference and also part of the panel on Multi-Cultural and Multi-Linguistic Social Robotic. Moreover, I presented the paper entitled “Interaction Scenarios for HRI in Public Space” on behalf of Jakub Zlotowski and the poster entitled “Feedback in HRI” on behalf of Nicole Mirnig. The work of my two colleagues sparked the interest of the audience and offered a lot of discussion in above all in the poster session.
In November 2011 I helped out with local arrangements for the AmI2011 conference. The focus of this year’s conference was on “the Road Ahead, Shaping the Next 10 years”. I attended the “Interactive Human Behaviour Analysis in Open or Public Spaces” Workshop, which was organised by my colleague Haley Hung of the University of Amsterdam. Moreover, Johann Schrammel from CURE presented a paper on our work in the PEEM project (Persuasive End-user Energy Management) entitled “FORE-Watch – The clock that tells you when to use: Persuading users to align their energy consumption with green power availability”.