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SOCIALIZE Workshop @ ACM IUI 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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Second Workshop on SOcial and Cultural IntegrAtion with PersonaLIZEd Interfaces (SOCIALIZE)
March 22, 2022, hosted online

Co-located  with the 27th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2022 ( March 22-25, 2022, Virtually Hosted by University of Helsinki, Finland

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******************Important Dates*******************

Submission deadline: January 9, 2022
Authors notification: January 28, 2022
Camera-ready: February 18, 2022
Workshop: March 22, 2022


The SOCIALIZE workshop aims to bring together all those interested in the development of 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 takes into account 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 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 recommender systems;
* Cultural and social aspects as contextual factors;
* 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;
* 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. Papers must comply with the standard ACM SIGCHI Paper Format (see
The contributions can be: Full papers (6 pages excluding references) and Short papers (4 pages excluding references), including substantial work-in-progress, perspective papers, and lessons learned; and Challenge, Position, and Demo papers (2 pages excluding references), describing research challenges in theory or practice, defining new promising research directions, and demonstrating innovative software prototypes.

Manuscripts must be submitted via Easychair ( by January 9, 2022. 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.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work during the workshop, and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for and (virtually) attend the workshop.

For further questions please contact the workshop organizers at <>


Accepted papers  will be published as open access joint workshop proceedings via


Fabio Gasparetti, Roma Tre University
Cristina Gena, University of Torino
Giuseppe Sansonetti, Roma Tre University
Marko Tkalčič, University of Primorska