HAI 2018

Workshop on

Clinical Use of Technology for Individuals with Developmental Disorders

15th December 2018 | Southampton, UK


Developmental disorders comprise a group of psychiatric conditions originating in childhood that involve serious impairment in different areas. Developmental disorder means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment, or combination of mental and physical impairment. Developmental disorders can cause lifelong challenges. However, there are a variety of therapeutic and educational approaches, any of which may have educational benefits in some but not all individuals with developmental disorders. Thus, there is an urgent need for more efficacious treatments whose realistic applications will yield more substantive impacts on the neurodevelopmental trajectories of individuals with these disorders given the current resource-strained environments. Given recent rapid technological advances, it has been argued that specific technological applications could be effectively harnessed to provide innovative clinical treatments for individuals with developmental disorders. There have, however, been few exchanges between psychiatrists and robotic researchers. Recently, exchanges between psychiatrists and robotic researchers are now beginning to occur. In this workshop, to promote a world-wide interdisciplinary discussion about the potential technological applications for developmental disorders’ fields, pioneering research activities for patients are introduced not only by psychiatrists but also engineers.

Call for Papers

We welcome submission on all topics related to clinical use of technology for individuals with developmental disorders. Papers should be formatted according to the SCM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. The following are the templates: Latex, MS Word. Papers should be a minimum of two pages and no more than four pages in length. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Please submit papers via email to: t4dd@ai.info.gifu-u.ac.jp

Important Dates

  • 1 Nov 2018: Paper Submission
  • 15 Nov 2018: Notification of Acceptance
  • 30 Nov 2018: Final Camera-ready Papers Due


13:30-13:40 Introduction
13:40-14:30 Keynote: Irini Giannopulu (Bond University)
Enrobotment: the self and the other in child-robot interaction
14:30-15:00 Hidenobu Sumioka (ATR), Soheil Keshmiri (ATR), Junya Nakanishi (Osaka University)
Potential impact of Listening Support for Individuals with Developmental Disorders through A Huggable Communication Medium
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Hiroko Kamide (Nagoya University)
A Case Study of Meditation on Autism
16:00-16:30 Hirokazu Kumazaki (Kanazawa University)
The utility of android robot for intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
16:30-17:00 Kazunori Terada (Gifu University / University of Southern California)
Fine Granularity in Goal Abstraction Explains Difficulty in Mind-Reading of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
17:00-17:30 Hideki Kozima (Tohoku University)
Towards Granular Informatics for Modeling Cognitive Styles of ASD


  • Hirokazu Kumazaki, Kanazawa University
  • Hideki Kojima, Tohoku University
  • Kazunori Terada, Gifu University
  • Hiroko Kamide, Nagoya University
  • Kazuo Ogino, Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Center