Call: Second workshop on sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance (ALTRUIST)


Second edition of the workshop “sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance” (ALTRUIST)
Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022)
Florence, Italy
December 13-16, 2022
Workshop: Date TBD


Paper submission deadline: November 25, 2022

The second edition of the workshop “sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance” (ALTRUIST) will be held during the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022), December 13th-16th, 2022.


Increased life expectancy is an achievement of modern societies thanks to the technological progress in health, living places, and quality of food. One of the consequences of an ageing society is the growing incidence of chronic diseases. This trend imposes the need for innovative approaches to assistance, including the ability of self-management, which has become an increasingly important requirement of healthcare in Europe and beyond. Innovative interventions embedded with e-health applications are extremely important to improve the Active and Healthy Ageing of the population. Novel technological solutions should be capable of effectively merging heterogeneous and potentially conflicting requirements coming from different stakeholders bridging the gap between the health needs of users and clinical and social requirements. Such a challenging objective can be achieved only through a multidisciplinary approach. This workshop, therefore, aims at pushing the synergetic contribution of different research areas e.g., Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT), Robotics, and Social Science to develop innovative and effective research and technologies for the ageing society and assistance in general. Submissions to this event are solicited here. Each contribution will be reviewed by members of a strong international Program Committee.


Submission:  November 25th, 2022
Notification:  December 7th, 2022
Camera-ready:  December 12th, 2022
Workshop dates:  TBD
Conference:  December 13th – December 16th, 2022


Applicants are expected to be conducting (and integrating) research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Internet of Things, Health, and Social Sciences. Topics of interest, therefore, include (but are not limited to):

  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Social-Aware Human-Robot Interaction
  • Cultural-Aware Human-Robot Interaction
  • Personalized and Adaptive Robotic Assistance
  • Activity Monitoring Systems (indoor and outdoor)
  • Object and Activity Recognition
  • Trustworthy Social Robots
  • Explainable AI with Social Robots
  • Co-Design of Assistive Solutions
  • Mixed-Initiative Interaction
  • Ethical Issues in Social Robotics for Ageing Society
  • AI Techniques Applied to Assistive Scenarios
  • Evaluation Methodologies and Experiences for Social Robots
  • Multi-modal Perception


We welcome two categories of paper submission:

Short papers – 6 pages formatted as LNCS one-column paper. These should describe concrete problems, co-design processes of innovative robotic solutions, proposals of novel technologies, methods, integration challenges, or report work in progress in general. Authors of accepted short papers will give a short talk or show a poster about their work, depending on the schedule of the workshop.

Full papers – 10 pages formatted as LNCS one-column paper. These should report novel designed solutions/technologies ready-to-be evaluated in the field or deployed solutions with even initial evaluations. Authors of accepted full papers will give a talk about their work during the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published with CEUR-WS proceedings.

Submissions should be made in PDF through the EasyChair website:

Papers should be formatted according to CEUR-WS style. From 2022 onwards, CEUR-WS requires that authors use the new CEUR-ART style for writing papers.

An Overleaf page for LaTeX users is available at the following link:

It is also possible to download an offline version with the style files from: Find out more information at


We plan to publish selected papers in high-quality journals. Further information will be shared on the workshop website, social media, and mailing lists.


Roberta Bevilacqua

Laura Fiorini
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

Francesca Fracasso
Institute for Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC)
National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Alessandro Umbrico
Institute for Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC)
National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Rainer Wieching
University of Siegen, Germany

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