The 46th IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2022)

HCSC: Human Computing & Social Computing

June 27 – July 1

Torino, Italy

Call for Papers

Computing technologies are embedded in every aspect of human life. Rapid development of computing technologies for addressing individual, social, and community needs have made them inseparable parts of human life. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and wellbeing, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context-sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. Such widespread use of computing technology also raises novel questions surrounding accessibility of use, legal and ethical issues of information creation, capture and sharing, and privacy of users. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages max) and short papers (6 pages max) that concentrate on:

1) Interaction with computing systems and with each other through computing systems and environments;

2) Interactions between humans and other agents on social networking platforms to predict user and group behavior, study social phenomena and discover knowledge;

3) Designing accessible computing technology;

4) Emerging technology such as wearable sensors and mobile technology aiming to improve well-being;

5) Emerging challenges related to technology usage in everyday life (privacy risks, ethical and legal challenges).

We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-centric computing and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:

  • Human-centric system and interface design and evaluation for health and well-being;
  • Interactive visualization, representation, and modeling of Big Data;
  • Ethics in Computing;
  • Context-aware and situation-aware computing;
  • Design of affective technology;
  • Social computing approaches and tools, such as social search, social network analysis and visualization;
  • Social multimedia services and tools;
  • Qualitative and Quantitative study;
  • Design and analysis of Social communication systems;
  • Social multimedia knowledge discovery;
  • Verification and quality aspects of social media information and content;
  • Privacy issues in everyday computing devices and social networking environments.

Please visit Information for Authors for formatting instructions, page limits, and IEEE paper templates.

Important dates

Main Conference

  • Main conference papers due: December 30, 2021
  • Paper notification: April 1, 2022
  • Camera-ready and registration due: May 1, 2022


  • Workshop proposals due: December 1, 2021
  • Workshops proposal acceptance notification: December 15, 2021
  • Workshop papers due: April 7, 2022
  • Workshop paper notifications: April 30, 2022

2022 Conference Committee

Standing Committee Chair

  • Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA

Standing Committee Vice Chairs

  • Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
  • Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen’s University, Canada

General Chairs

  • Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Leila DeFloriani, University of Maryland – College Park, USA

Program Chairs in Chief

  • Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
  • Yuuichi Teranishi, National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan
  • Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Workshop Program Chairs

  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Hiroki Kashiwazaki, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
  • Dave Towey, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), China
  • Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China

Fast Abstract Chair

  • Michiharu Takemoto, International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo (IPUT), Japan

Student OER Contest Coordinators

  • Henry Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Local Chair

  • Laura Farinetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Proceedings/Publication Chair

  • Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University

Finance Chair

  • John Walz, IEEE Computer Society


  • Laurel Ming

Publicity Chairs

  • Maria Valero, Kennesaw State University

Registration Chair

  • Anik Iqbal, Marquette University