The Human-Machine Communication Interest Group supports and promotes scholarship regarding communication between people and technologies designed to enact the role of communicators (i.e., artificial intelligence (AI), robots, digital assistants, smart and Internet of Things (IoT) devices). HMC encompasses research within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) and related areas of study focused on how people make sense of machines as communicators; the implications of people’s interactions with communicative technology for individuals, organizations, and society; and the philosophical and critical critique of the design of these technologies and their integration into daily life. HMC also includes the study of the discourse surrounding communicative technologies and people’s communication with them. The HMC Interest Group is inclusive of the different theoretical and methodological approaches in communication research.
HMC at the ICA’s Annual Conference 2024, Gold Coast, Australia
We’re excited to invite you to submit your work to the IG HMC track at ICA’s upcoming annual conference, themed Communication and Global Human Rights. Whether you have a full-length paper, an extended abstract, or an interactive poster, we welcome your contributions.
🗓 The submission deadline is set for November 1st, 2023.
👀 Don’t forget to also sign up as a reviewer when you submit.
Please note that all authors holding a PhD, or who have advanced to the status of a PhD candidate or student, and are included in manuscripts submitted to the HMC Interest Group, are obligated to review submissions to our track.
For more details about the Call for Papers, please visit ICA’s HMC Call for Papers.
You can find the Conference Submission Guidelines at https://www.icahdq.org/page/ConfSubmissionGuidelines
You can find the Conference Reviewer Guide at https://www.icahdq.org/page/conf_reviewerguide
Election Results 2023
Congratulations to Katrin Etzrodt on her election as our next Vice Chair! Her term will begin at the end of the ICA Annual Conference in June 2024.
We are happy that our proposed changes to the bylaws were accepted.
You can find all election results at https://www.icahdq.org/page/Election2023_Results
We bid farewell to our outgoing officers and extend a warm welcome to our incoming officers
We extend our deepest gratitude to Margot van der Goot, Carmina Rodríguez Hidalgo, and Hannah Mieczkowski, each of whom has significantly contributed to our organization in their respective roles.
- Margot van der Goot diligently served as our Secretary, keeping our meetings organized and our communication streamlined. Her dedication to detail and efficiency has been integral to our operations.
- Carmina Rodríguez Hidalgo, as our International Liaison, has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining key global connections. Her efforts have greatly enriched our international perspective and collaborations.
- Hannah Mieczkowski, our Student & Early Career Representative, has been the vital bridge between us and our student and early career community. Her dedication and initiative have greatly supported and enhanced the opportunities available for those at the start of their careers.
We can’t thank them enough for their invaluable contributions and commitment to their roles.
We’re also thrilled at this time to introduce our new officers.
- Andrew Prahl is stepping into the role of Secretary. We look forward to the organization and direction he’ll bring to our meetings and communications.
- Caroline van Straten is our new Student and Early Career Representative. We’re excited for the fresh perspectives and energy she’ll bring in supporting and advocating for our student and early career community.
- Kun Xu is joining us as our International Liaison. His experience and vision will be instrumental in fostering and maintaining our important international relationships and collaborations.
We warmly welcome them to their new roles and eagerly anticipate the innovative contributions they will bring to our organization.
Join now! Official members of the group will receive information about calls and events. Members also have voting rights and can run for office.
When renewing your ICA membership or joining ICa for the first time, select Human-Machine Communication from the list of Interest Groups and Divisions
HMC AT ICA’S “THE LINK”
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HMC SCHOLARS E‑MAIL LIST
The list addresses international scholars interested in human-machine communication (HMC), or the study of communication with a host of technologies, including HCI, HAI, and HRI. The purpose of this list is to share announcements relevant to the community including CfPs for conferences and publications.
Designed as an international, interdisciplinary hub, Human-Machine Communication will publish high-impact scholarship examining human-machine communication from a breadth of methodological, theoretical, and philosophical/critical angles to bring further visibility, legitimacy, and community to this newly emergent locus of scholarly and public interest. The journal is the result of collective organizing around recent pre-conferences and workshops at the International Communication Association (ICA), Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), and ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). It is clear there is tremendous scholarly energy converging around this topic matter.