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Call for papers

The SOCIALIZE workshop aims to bring together all those interested in the development of interactive techniques that may contribute to foster the social and cultural inclusion of all users. More specifically, we intend to attract research that takes into account the interaction peculiarities typical of different realities, with a focus on disadvantaged and at-risk categories (e.g., refugees and migrants of first and second-generation) and vulnerable groups (e.g., children, elderly and disabled people). Among others, we are interested in human-robot interaction techniques aimed at the development of social robots, that is, autonomous robots that interact with people by engaging in social-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;

Researchers and practitioners in academia or industry are encouraged to submit original manuscripts relevant to the audience of the workshop. The authors must limit them to 6 pages (not including references). Papers must comply with the standard ACM SIGCHI Paper Format

The contributions can be of two types: (1) full papers, including substantial work-in-progress, perspective papers, and lessons learned; and (2) challenge papers, describing research challenges in theory or practice, and defining new promising research directions.

Manuscripts must be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialize2021) by December 23rd, 2020. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process. Reviewers will consider originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity, and relevance to the workshop’s topics. The reviewing process will be double-blind.

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

@IUI 2021 Conference

College Station, TX

April 13th, 2021

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

1 Invited speakers

Long, short and position papers' presentation

Discussions and exchanges

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PROGRAM

To be announced

The workshop will be held online.

The workshop will feature a keynote presentation given by Antonella Poce.

Antonella Poce currently holds the post of Associate Professor (qualified as a full professor), in Experimental Pedagogy at the department of Education – University Roma TRE, where she directs the Centre for Museum Education and the post graduate courses: annual Museum Education and biennial Advanced Studies in Museum Education. She coordinates national units within European project frameworks and she has been chairing international academic committees dealing with distance learning. She is author of different publications of national and international relevance on the topics of innovation, assessment and use of technology in teaching and learning, in the context of heritage fruition

SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

Scientific Chairs

Giuseppe Sansonetti, University of Roma 3, Italy
Francesco Agrusti, 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

Francesco Agrusti

University of 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
Veronica Bogina, University of Haifa
Federica Cena, University of Torino
Rossana Damiano, University of Torino
Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari
Marco De Gemmis, University of Bari
Anna Di Pace, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia
Mehdi Elahi, University of Bergen
Bruce Ferwerda, Jonkoping University
Rosella Gennari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa
Pasquale Lops, University of Bari
Noemi Mauro, University of Torino
Mauro Mezzini, Roma Tre University
Hebatallah Mohamed, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Cataldo Musto, University of Bari
Olga C. Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED)
Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen
Alan Wecker, University of Haifa
Massimo Zancanaro, University of Trento

Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialize2021) by January 15th, 2021. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process. Reviewers will consider originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity, and relevance to the workshop’s topics. The reviewing process will be double-blind.
Submissions may include:

  • Long papers: 6 pages excluding references;
  • Short papers: 4 pages excluding references;
  • Position paper/Demo papers: 2 pages excluding references.