Key Information

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 18, 2021
Paper notification: August 9, 2021
Camera-ready paper submission: September 10, 2021
Workshop day: TBA

Paper Submission

Full papers (8 pages + reference), short papers (4 pages + references) and poster abstracts (3 pages + references) are invited for submission. Paper submission will be done via EasyChair. Please see Call for Papers for further details.


Prof. Antonia Hamilton

University College London

Dr. Stefan Scherer

Embodied, Inc.

Prof. Laurel Riek

University of California, San Diego


We plan a full day workshop. Tentative schedule can be found below.

09:00 - 09:20 Opening talk
09:20 - 10:20 Keynote talk 1
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 12:00 Oral sessions 1
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote talk 2
14:00 - 15:20 Oral session 2
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 17:00 Oral session 3
17:00 - 18:00 Panel session

Call for Papers

The Socially-Informed AI for Healthcare will be a cross-disciplinary workshop combining expertise in psychology, biostatistics and health informatics, artificial intelligence and robotics and experience in the perception and production of nonverbal behaviours particularly using vision, speech and other sensory information (e.g., wearables).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis and synthesis of multimodal nonverbal cues, including facial expressions, paralinguistics, eye gaze and head movements, body postures and hand gestures, audio (e.g., turn taking, vocal outbursts, etc.) within an interaction context,
  • Co-modelling of nonverbal and verbal cues,
  • Cross-modality learning for the analysis and synthesis of nonverbal cues,
  • Novel methodologies for modelling long-term interactions through multiple modalities,
  • Modelling of interpersonal coordination such as convergence, synchrony or mimicry,
  • Personalisation and adaptation mechanisms for healthcare applications,
  • Automatic detection of non-conforming patterns and/or violations in social norms and expectations (expectancy violations theory) in nonverbal interaction,
  • Clinical applications (e.g., autism, depression, anxiety, etc.), including defining appropriate qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods,
  • Privacy preserving approaches to data collection or synthetic data generation,
  • Novel technological devices or robotics platforms specifically for healthcare applications,
  • Explainable AI techniques focused towards clinical applications.
  • We welcome research papers in the following formats:

  • Workshop Full Paper =8 Page Limit + extra pages for references only with optional auxiliary material (zipped) & thumbnail image,
  • Workshop Short Paper =4 Page Limit + extra pages for references only with optional auxiliary material (zipped) & thumbnail image.
  • Workshop Poster Abstract =3 Page Limit + extra pages for references only with optional auxiliary material (zipped) & thumbnail image
  • The paper submission deadline is on July 15th. Papers should be submitted via Easychair. Submissions should follow the ACM ICMI template, and be submitted as .pdf files. The review process will be double blind, and therefore the papers should be appropriately anonymized.

    For papers specifically focusing on the generation of nonverbal cues and the evaluation of the generated cues, we also encourage authors to consider submitting to the GENEA workshop simutaneously taking place at ACM ICMI’21. For more information, please see


    Oya Celiktutan

    King’s College London
    United Kingdom

    Alexandra Georgescu

    King's College London
    United Kingdom

    Nicholas Cummins

    Biostatistics and Health Informatics
    King's College London,
    United Kingdom

    Programme Committee