Human-Machine Communication:

Authenticity in Communicating with Machines

Inter­na­tion­al Commu­ni­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion, 2023, Toron­to, Ontario, Canada

Date: Thurs­day, May 25, 2023 (Full Day; 8:30 am — 5:00 pm)

Venue: Sher­a­ton Centre Hotel, Civic Ball­room North and Civic Ball­room South

The 7th annu­al pre-confer­ence on Human-Machine Commu­ni­ca­tion (HMC) aims to facil­i­tate discus­sions about theo­ries, method­olo­gies, find­ings, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and chal­lenges relat­ed to “authen­tic­i­ty” in HMC. We focus on two prima­ry areas: “authen­tic­i­ty in commu­ni­ca­tion between humans and machines” and “authen­tic­i­ty in HMC research.”

Contin­u­ing on the path of the previ­ous HMC pre-confer­ences, we have two major goals for this event. First, we aim to create a space for new perspec­tives, provoca­tive ideas, in-depth discus­sions, and crit­i­cal think­ing. Second, we aim to create dynam­ic network­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties that can culti­vate a strong mentor­ship commu­ni­ty and that can help find poten­tial collab­o­ra­tors. We focus on connect­ing ICA schol­ars with vari­ous method­olog­i­cal exper­tis­es (e.g., ethnog­ra­phy, network analy­sis, hetero­ge­neous engi­neer­ing, agent exper­i­men­ta­tion), inter­est group affil­i­a­tions, glob­al loca­tions, and commu­ni­ca­tion world­views to explore fertile ground and collab­o­ra­tions, enabling us to move forward in a robust, inclu­sive, and broad­ly informed HMC research area.

You find the Call for Papers here.



  • Jihyun Kim, Univer­si­ty of Central Flori­da, USA
  • Katrin Etzrodt, TU Dres­den, Germany
  • Margot van der Goot, Univer­si­ty of Amster­dam, The Netherlands
  • Chad Edwards, West­ern Michi­gan Univer­si­ty, USA
  • Seun­gahn Nah, Univer­si­ty of Flori­da, USA


Registration Fee

The regis­tra­tion fee covers lunch, 2 coffee breaks, and the cost of an A/V equipment.

  • $90 (USD) for facul­ty/non-student status
  • $60 (USD) for students; 
  • $60 (USD) for schol­ars based in Tier B & C coun­tries (see list of coun­tries here).

Regis­ter now at


Primar­i­ly, spon­sor­ships are being used to support student regis­tra­tion fees. If your orga­ni­za­tion would like to contribute funds and be recog­nized for promo­tion­al mate­ri­als at the event, please contact Jihyun Kim ([email protected]). We will facil­i­tate the process with support from ICA.