CARE2020, International Workshop on pattern recognition for positive technology and elderly wellbeing Call for Papers

CARE2020, International Workshop on pattern recognition for positive technology and elderly wellbeing

In conjunction with the 
25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2020)  


Milan, Italy September 13th, 2020
Submission deadline June 15th, 2020
Workshop website: 
Submission link:

ICPR website:


     Prof. Andrea Gaggioli (UniversitÓ Cattolica di Milano, Italy)
     Positive AI: Opportunities and challenges of integrating
     artificial intelligence in digital wellbeing application

     Prof. Hatice Gunes (University of Cambridge, UK) Creating
     Technology with Socio-emotional Intelligence


Life expectancy horizon is in continuous growth, with an arising
socio-economical needs of supporting the aging population. If this is
stimulating a considerable research effort in the ICT field, there is
a big gap between the complexity of available ICT devices and the
needs of fragile individuals.

Positive Technology (PT) is a new paradigm investigating how ICT-based
applications and services can be used to foster positive growth of
individuals, organizations, and society. It refers to technologies
designed for improving the quality of personal experience with the
goal of increasing wellness, and generating strengths and resilience
in individuals, organizations, and society.

PT could be framed in the wider notion of Ambient Assistive Living
(AAL) while focusing on the holistic wellness of people, taking into
account the cognitive, emotional and social wellbeing. Thanks to the
advances in sensor technologies, and scientific findings, this field
is in rapid growing and its application for monitoring and promote
elderly wellbeing has become a concrete possibility.

CARE2020 aims at bringing together the most recent advances of
Intelligent Systems for PT and elderly wellbeing.


This workshop aims at bringing together the most recent advances of
Intelligent Systems, for Positive Technology and elderly wellbeing,
investigating a wide range of topics covering (but not limited to) the

    Emotion recognition
    Social interaction analysis
    Facial expression analysis
    Body gesture analysis
    Human behaviour analysis
    Physiological signal analysis
    Ecological datasets
    Mood induction
    Virtual reality as a positive technology
    Intelligent cognitive assistants
    Activities of Daily Living recognition
    Emotion-aware ambient intelligence
    Natural Human-Computer Interaction



All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to
another journal or conference. The following paper categories are

    Full papers (12-15 pages, including references)
    Short papers (6-8 pages, including references)

Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the Springer's
Computer Science Proceedings guidelines. Accepted manuscripts will be
included in the ICPR 2020 Workshop Proceedings Springer volume. Once
accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the event and
present the paper.


    Workshop submission deadline: June 15, 2020
    Workshop author notification: July 15, 2020
    Camera-ready submission: July 30, 2020
    Finalized workshop program: August 15, 2020


The ICPR2020 conference will be held at MiCo Milan Congress Center,
Piazzale Carlo Magno 1, Milan, Italy.



    Raffaella Lanzarotti (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano)
    Nicoletta Noceti (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Genova)
    Claudio de'Sperati (UniversitÓ Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano)
    Francesca Odone (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Genova)
    Giuliano Grossi (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano)



All questions about submissions should be emailed to

Nicoletta Noceti, PhD
Assistant Professor in Computer Science

MaLGa - Machine Learning Genoa center, University of Genova
Tel. +39 010 3536704
Fax +39 010 3536699