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Call for papers

The SOCIALIZE workshop aims to bring together all those interested in developing interactive techniques that may contribute to fostering the social and cultural inclusion of a broad range of users. More specifically, we intend to attract research that considers the interaction peculiarities typical of different realities, with a focus on disadvantaged and at-risk categories (e.g., refugees and migrants) and vulnerable groups (e.g., children, elderly, autistic, and disabled people). Among others, we are also interested in human-robot interaction techniques aimed at developing social robots, that is, autonomous robots that interact with people by engaging in socially-affective behaviors, abilities, and rules related to their collaborative role.

The main topics of the workshop are (but not limited to):

* Multi-cultural system design;

* Empirical studies on the impact of culture on systems;

* Cultural and social influence in online learning platforms (e.g., MOOC);

* Cultural and social influence in recommender systems;

* Cultural and social aspects as contextual factors;

* Methods for automatic assessment of social and cultural background from social media;

* Strategies for adapting systems to groups of users with different backgrounds;

* Cross-cultural analyses of trust in systems;

* Human-robot adaptation for cross-cultural users, including under-represented groups;

* Personalized Human-Robot Interaction (HRI);

* Adaptation strategies for social HRI;

* Machine learning for social robots;

* Emotion and personality detection in social HRI;

* Social robots as conversational recommender systems

* Social robots in the real world;

@IUI 2023 Conference

UAerial Function Center by University of Technology Sydney, Australia

March 27th, 2023

Invited speakers

Long, short and position papers' presentation

Discussions and exchanges

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Scientific Chairs

Giuseppe Sansonetti, University of Roma 3, Italy
Fabio Gasparetti, University of Roma 3, Italy
Cristina Gena, University of Torino, Italy
Marko Tkalcic, University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia

Giuseppe Sansonetti

Università di Roma 3, Italy

Fabio Gasparetti

University of Roma 3, Italy

Cristina Gena

Università of Torino, Italy

Marko Tkalcic

University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia

Program Commitee

* Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino
* Federica Cena, University of Torino
* Rossana Damiano, University of Torino
* Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari
* Bruce Ferwerda, Jonkoping University
* Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa
* Pasquale Lops, University of Bari
* Noemi Mauro, University of Torino* Hebatallah Mohamed, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
* Cataldo Musto, University of Bari
* Olga C. Santos, UNED
* Nava Tintarev, TU Delft
* Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen
* Massimo Zancanaro, University of Trento
* Mehdi Elahi, University of Bergen
* Rosella Gennari, FUBolzano
* Anna Di Pace, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia
* Mauro Mezzini, University of Roma TRE


We encourage three kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (up to 8 pages + references)

- Short papers (up to 4-6 pages + references)

- Vision and position papers (up to 2 pages + references)

in ACM SIGCHI Paper Format (see https://iui.acm.org/2023/call_for_papers.html).

Papers should be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialize2023) by January 9, 2023. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process. Reviewers will consider originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity, and relevance to the workshop’s topics.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop. Accepted contributions will be published in a joint volume of dedicated workshop proceedings.

For further questions please contact the workshop organizers at <socialize2023@easychair.org>.