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.”

1) Authenticity in communication between humans and machines

Some exam­ples of specif­ic areas of interests/questions in this focus include the follow­ing, but are NOT limit­ed to:

  • What (theo­ret­i­cal) concepts are suit­able for under­stand­ing authen­tic­i­ty in HMC (e.g., self-disclo­sure, trust)?
  • How does authen­tic­i­ty empir­i­cal­ly mani­fest in HMC?
  • What are the roles and outcomes of authen­tic­i­ty in HMC (e.g., trust, accep­tance, atti­tudes, perceptions)?
  • What influ­ences authen­tic­i­ty in HMC (e.g., nature of the machine, user char­ac­ter­is­tics, commu­ni­ca­tion contexts/situations)? 

2) Authenticity in HMC research

Some exam­ples of specif­ic areas of interests/questions in this focus include the follow­ing, but are NOT limit­ed to:

  • How authen­ti­cal­ly can exist­ing theo­ret­i­cal approach­es (e.g., inter­per­son­al commu­ni­ca­tion theo­ries) concep­tu­al­ize HMC? What are new perspec­tives and approach­es that can authen­ti­cal­ly capture the essence of HMC?
  • How authen­ti­cal­ly can we measure and empir­i­cal­ly test HMC?
  • What are the obsta­cles and chal­lenges in devel­op­ing authen­tic­i­ty in HMC research? 

Submission Type: Short papers

Papers should be 1000–1500 words not includ­ing title page, tables, and refer­ences. The paper should detail what the schol­ar plans to present and how this relates to the over­all focus of the pre-confer­ence given above. Taking into account the accept­ed submis­sions, the orga­niz­ers will assign the papers to curat­ed panel sessions as well as to sessions with more inter­ac­tive formats. The pre-confer­ence is open to all sorts of schol­ar­ship, both empir­i­cal and theo­ret­i­cal, and any method­ol­o­gy is welcomed (e.g., quan­ti­ta­tive, qual­i­ta­tive). We also welcome position/reflection papers. Papers must be writ­ten in English and may use any inter­nal­ly consis­tent format­ting and cita­tion style. Submis­sions will be peer-reviewed, and it is expect­ed that all first authors will review 2–3 other submis­sions. Review crite­ria include rele­vance, orig­i­nal­i­ty, rigor, gener­a­tiv­i­ty, and implications/utility. 

Submission Guidelines

Submit two sepa­rate docu­ments in Pdf: (1) cover page and (2) anonymized manuscript

  • Cover page should include the follow­ing: Title of the paper, author infor­ma­tion (full name, affil­i­a­tion, and email address­es for all authors), and word count. 
  • Anonymized manu­script should include a title on the first page with­out iden­ti­fy­ing author infor­ma­tion. Manu­scripts must be prop­er­ly anonymized. This includes remov­ing all author names and affil­i­a­tions from the manu­script and from the name of the file and meta­da­ta. Authors should be care­ful that in-text and refer­ence cita­tions do not disclose aspects of author iden­ti­ty (partic­u­lar­ly refer­ences to works “in print” or “in review”). Please note that submis­sions that are not prop­er­ly anonymized may be returned to the submitter. 


Submis­sions should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: HMC Pre-Confer­ence Submis­sion. Please double check the guide­lines (see above) before making the submission.

Important Dates

  • Submis­sions due: Janu­ary 31, 2023 extend­ed to Febru­ary 7, 2023 (12pm EST)
  • Reviews due: Febru­ary 26, 2023
  • Deci­sion noti­fi­ca­tions: around March 3, 2023