Dear colleagues,

We kindly invite you to participate and submit your paper contributions to the ACII 2022 workshop "AR4W: Affective Robotics For Wellbeing", to be held in October 17th, 2022 in Nara, Japan.

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AR4W: The 1st Workshop on "Affective Robotics For Wellbeing"
Co-located with ACII22
October 17th, 2022
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Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/rosielab.ca/ar4w2022/ 

Call for Papers

The main topic of our workshop will be affective robotics for well-being, which aligns strongly with the ACII 2022 main theme of affective computing for mental and physical well-being  that invites research work that "utilises Affective Computing to address the negative consequences on mental and physical well-being brought about by the current challenging circumstances". 
The main objective of this workshop is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to identify and address key challenges for studying affective robotics for well-being and its relevant applications in the lab and in the field. The workshop aims at:
i) including the advances in affective computing and machine learning into social robotics context;
ii) investigating the crucial topic of well-being  in clinical and non-clinical contexts during a post-pandemic era; and
iii) advancing the field of affective computing applied to social robotics focusing on open challenges.

We invite authors to submit their contributions either as regular paper (6-8 pages long) or position papers (2-4 pages long), using the format provided by ACII (https://acii-conf.net/2022/calls/). 

The full Call for Papers, including instructions for the submissions, can be found on EasyChair.
Important dates
*	Call for papers deadline (EXTENDED): 22nd July 2022
*	Notification of acceptance: 30th July 2022
*	Camera-ready deadline: 15th August 2022
*	Workshop day: 17th October 2022

List of Topics
*	Affective robotics for well-being
*	Affective cognitive architectures
*	Socially assistive robots for well-being
*	Affective robotic design for well-being
*	User studies for well-being (both in lab and field)
*	Affective and social adaptation and personalization for well-being applications 
*	Machine learning for well-being
*	Concept papers on affective robotics for well-being
*	Methods to measure well-being
*	Ethics, privacy, ata security and responsible innovation considerations

Organizing committee
*	Micol Spitale, University of Cambridge
*	Angelica Lim, Simon Fraser University
*	Katie Winkle, Uppsala University
*	Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge


Special Issue
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. 


Contact
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