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.
Meet the Lab on March 1, 2024 (9:00 AM — 10:30 AM, EST)
We’re excited to invite you to our second online ‘International Meet the Lab’ event, set for March 1, 2024. Join us for what promises to be a productive exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Building on last year’s success, this event offers scholars an opportunity to present their labs, centers, or lab groups, and to engage in discussions about HMC research. We are privileged to welcome four guest speakers:
- Dr. Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten: Director of Chair Individual and Technology at the Department of Society, Technology, and Human Factors, RWTH Aachen University.
- Dr. Sunny Liu: Director of Research, the Social Media Lab at the Department of Communication, Stanford University.
- Dr. James Cummings: Former co-director of the Communication Research Center at the College of Communication, Boston University
- Dr. Tony Liao: Director of CougAR lab at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston.
The guest speakers’ presentations will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a Q&A session.
Date: March 1
Time: 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT +0).
Registration: Mandatory (via Link below)
9:00 AM — 10:30 AM EST (New York)
6:00 AM — 7:30 AM PST (California)
3:00 PM — 4:30 PM CET (Germany)
10:00 PM — 11:30 PM SGT/CST (Singapore/Beijing)
To find the local time in your area you may use online time zone converters like Greenwich Mean Time Converter.
Please register by using this LINK
You will receive a Zoom link to the event once you register.
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
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.