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Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Human-Robot Interaction – SCRITA 2024 

For those in the UK-RAS community interested in Human-Robot Interaction:

Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Human-Robot Interaction Workshop at SCRITA 2024

Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, USA 

26-30 August 2024

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Submission deadlineMay 31st, 2024

This workshop will be a half day event organised in conjunction with the IEEE RO-MAN 2024 conference, held in Pasadena, California, USA.

This workshop focuses on the continuous investigation of unresolved and new open challenges of the factors affecting people’s acceptance and trust in robots in short- and long-term settings. In particular, we want to look into the dynamics between people and robots to foster short interactions and long-lasting relationships taking inspiration from different domains, such as educational, service, collaborative, companion, care-home and medical robotics. For that, this workshop aims to facilitate a discussion about people’s trust towards robots “in the field”, inviting workshop participants to contribute their past experiences, lessons learnt and future issues.

During last year’s workshop edition (i.e., SCRITA@RO-MAN 2023), together with leading researchers and exceptional speakers from various fields, we started working towards developing such novel methods. We outlined current methods and their strengths, discussing how these measures do not always reflect appropriately, or how some questions might be ambiguous and leave room for interpretation by individual participants. We identified five main factors affecting trust to be investigated to generate a new metric that allows researchers to assess and reduce common side effects influencing how people put their trust in robots.

Submission & List of Topics

The workshop will be open to a broad audience from academia and industry researching social robotics, machine learning, robot behavioural control, and user profiling. In particular, we aim to integrate expertise from roboticists with psychologists’ and sociologists’ insights and experiences to foster a multidisciplinary and human-focused discussion that can capture the multi-faceted nature of trust and acceptance. We will foster the exchange of views on past and ongoing research and contribute to the discussion of innovative ideas for tackling unresolved issues by providing new and inspirational directions for research. 

We will invite authors to submit position papers only, discussing their prior experience and new developments in the scope of the workshop to feed into the group and the following panel discussions.

We further encourage authors of the accepted papers to present a video or demonstrate their works and achievements.

All accepted submissions will have an oral presentation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of Social Cues on Trust in HRI; 
  • Measuring Trust in HRI; 
  • Trust Violation and Recovery Mechanism in HRI; 
  • Effects of Humans’ Acceptance on Trust of Robots; 
  • Humans Sense of Control and Trust in Robots; 
  • Trust and Assistive Robotics; 
  • Overtrust in Robots; 
  • Antecedent of Trust and Robot Trust; 
  • Enhancing Humans Trust in Robots; 
  • Enhancing Trust in a Robot Companion; 
  • Privacy Implications on Trust in HRI; 
  • Mental Models and Trust in HRI; 
  • Trust and Safety in HRI; 
  • Ethics Implications on Trust in HRI; 
  • Trustworthy AI; 
  • XAI in HRI; 
  • Legal Frameworks for Trustworthy Robotics

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit their papers formatted according to the IEEE two-column format, which is also used for contributions to the main conference. Use the following templates to create the paper and generate or export a PDF file: LaTeX or MS-Word.

Authors needs to submit their PDF via EasyChair. Each paper will receive at least two reviews. All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.


  • Dr Alessandra Rossi, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
  • Dr Patrick Holthaus, School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • Sílvia Moros, School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • Dr Gabriella Lakatos, School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • Ali Fallahi, School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire (UK)


All questions about submissions should be emailed to