The 1st International Workshop on Social
Drones for
Health and Well-being

@ Nordic CHI 2022

9th October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark


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It is foreseeable that drone technologies will enter our everyday lives soon, thereby igniting a new research domain on drones that inhabit our environment in social ways, making them “social drones”. We define a social drone as a technology that interacts with users in different social contexts, while at the same time it can adapt and respond to the user and its surrounding environment in a socially acceptable way. Currently, research is taking a shift towards empowering drones with more AI-driven autonomous features to allow them to simultaneously operate in different real-life contexts. In this workshop, we focus on topics that relate to the use of drones in the context of Health and Well-being. In turn, allowing us to explore how AI can be integrated to social contexts in a near-by future.

The main aim of the proposed workshop is to take an interdisciplinary approach in building an understanding on AI driven social drone in the context of health and well-being.

The first workshop will bring together researchers interested in the design, development, and evaluation of social drones for health and well-being. We anticipate the main outcome of the workshop to be the identification and investigation of open issues for AI-drive social drones, ranging from data acquisition, adaptive social behaviors, and autonomy in real world environments.


included, but are not limited to:

User-Centered Methods for Drone Interaction

Designing Drones acting as social entities

Personalized drones

Drone social behaviors

Real-time adaptive solutions

Studies of Human-Drone Interaction, with quantitative/qualitative approach

Human-centred Data Acquisition Methods

Data-driven models

Experimental methods

Specific applications of drones

Experience design

Human Factors

Design methods

Health and wellbeing application

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Important dates

September 1st: Deadline for position paper submission

September 2nd: Notification of acceptance

September 7th: Camera ready paper submission

Paper format and submissions

Two-four pages position will be accepted. Paper should follow the standard single column ACM format, in accordance with the guidelines of the NordiCHI conference. For more information about the format, see the workshop’s website: NordicCHI 2022

The publication of a post-workshop journal special issue will be investigated and announced during the workshop.

Submission Instructions

Position papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format to ( mobaid [at] chalmers [dot] se ) by the deadline. In addition to the position paper’s content, the submission should include a section at the end that outlines the authors’ interest and motivation around the workshop’s topic.

Template Download Links

Microsoft Word

LaTeX: Use sample-manuscript.tex inside the samples folder for submissions

Overleaf: Select ACM Conference Proceedings “Master” Template

All position papers will be published via the workshop’s webpage.

Workshop Organizers

Mohammad Obaid
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
mobaid [at] chalmers [dot] se

Kıvanç Tatar
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
tatar [at] chalmers [dot] se

Mikael Wiberg
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Alan Said
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Mattias Rost
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Alexandra Weilenmann
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Wafa Johal
University of Melbourne, Australia

Friederike A. Eyssel
Bielefeld University, Germany