Call: 1st Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction for Wellbeing: Socially Adaptive Robots (at RO-MAN 2022)

Call for Papers

HRI4Wellbeing: The 1st Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction for Wellbeing: Socially Adaptive Robots
Co-located with RO-MAN22
September 2, 2022
Hybrid format, join our workshop: In-person: Royal Continental Hotel, Via Partenope, 38, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy Naples, Italy or Remotely: TBD
Workshop: ;

Submission deadline: June 15, 2022

The main topic of our workshop will be socially adaptive robots for wellbeing, which aligns strongly with the RO-MAN 2022 theme in making robots adaptive and emotional to be socially accepted in different contexts (i.e., clinical and not clinical) – “robots capable of being welcomed as our assistants and companions in society while, at the same time, not being perceived as ‘asocial’ or ‘antisocial.’”

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the fields of Social Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Affective Computing, Wellbeing, Design, Adaptive Machine Learning, Ethics, Social Sciences, etc. to discuss topics related to the use of robots as assistant/companion/coach for wellbeing, the issues they face to personalize to the individual avoiding to being perceived as antisocial or asocial in the domestic context.

We invite authors to submit their contributions either regular paper (6-8 pages long) or position papers (2-4 pages long), using the format provided by RO-MAN (

The full Call for Papers, including instructions for the submissions, can be found on EasyChair at


  • Call for papers deadline: 15th June 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th July 2022
  • Camera-ready deadline: 15th August 2022
  • Workshop day: 2nd September 2022


  • Affective robotics for wellbeing
  • Socially assistive robots for wellbeing
  • Robotics assistant/companion/coach for wellbeing
  • Robotic design for wellbeing
  • User studies for wellbeing (both in lab and field)
  • Adaptation and personalization for wellbeing applications
  • Machine learning for wellbeing
  • Concept papers on the role of robots for wellbeing
  • Methods to measure wellbeing
  • Ethics, Privacy, and Data Security Considerations



We are guest editing a Special Issue as part of the International Journal of Social Robotics entitled ‘Embodied Agents for Wellbeing’. Selected papers from the workshop submissions will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to this special issue. Submissions to the special issue will undergo a peer review process as per the International Journal of Social Robotics guidelines.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Micol Spitale at

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