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Call for papers

The SOCIALIZE workshop aims to bring together those interested in the development of interactive techniques, including social robots, that may foster the social and cultural inclusion of a broad range of users, with a focus on vulnerable groups (e.g., children, elderly, autistic, and disabled people) and disadvantaged, at-risk categories (e.g., refugees and migrants).

  • Multi-cultural and social system design;
  • Empirical studies on the impact of culture and social aspects on systems;
  • Information retrieval and filtering techniques for vulnerable and disadvantaged people;
  • Cultural and social influence in recommender systems;
  • Cultural and social aspects as contextual factors;
  • Inclusive recommender systems;
  • Cultural and social influence in online learning platforms (e.g., MOOC);
  • Methods for automatic assessment of social and cultural background from social media;
  • Strategies for adapting systems to groups of users with different backgrounds;
  • Social-cultural integration and large language models;
  • Cultural and social situation awareness;
  • 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;
  • Emotion, personality, and empathy detection in social HRI;
  • Machine learning for social robots;
  • Social robots as conversational recommender systems;
  • Social robots in the real world;
  • Social assistive robots (e.g., for elderly people or children with autism spectrum disorder);
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural and social inclusion;
  • Algorithmic bias detection and mitigation for marginalized groups;
  • ...

@IUI 2024 Conference

UAerial Function Center by University of Technology Sydney, Australia

March 18th, 2024

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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


Submission deadline: January 16, 2024
Authors notification: February 9, 2024
Camera-ready: March 1, 2024
Workshop date: March 18, 2024

Papers should be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialize2024) by January 16, 2024. 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.
The papers accepted at IUI workshops 2024 will be published in common proceedings via CEUR-WS (please see https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3359/ for last year’s workshop proceedings).
- Paper template (single column): http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip
Regular papers need to be at least ten pages long (single column) to be published in CEUR-WS proceedings, and short papers need to have at least five pages (please see https://ceur-ws.org/HOWTOSUBMIT.html for more details).
For further questions, please contact the workshop organizers at <socialize2024@easychair.org>.