Call for Papers

We invite 2-4 page extended abstracts on work that utilizes the theory of joint action in an interactive human-robot context, as well as position papers highlighting cognitive processes drawn from the field of joint action for potential use in human-robot collaboration. The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together technologists and cognitive- or neuropsychologists, and as such, previously published work is welcome. Longer format submissions for previously published work are allowed, but please contact the organizers if you are considering this submission option. All accepted submissions will be made available on the workshop website as non-archival reports so that submissions to future conferences and journals will be possible. Selected submissions will be invited to contribute to an archival report that we intend to publish on the topic.

The primary areas of interest include:

  • The application of the theory of joint action directly in human robot collaboration

  • Models leveraging insights from joint action to better inform human robot collaboration

  • Prospective heuristics, insights, or biases that could be leveraged in human-robot collaboration (e.g. entrainment)


Application and Impact Statements: Accepted papers will be hosted on the workshop website, and a subset of submissions will be selected for spotlight presentations (in the form of a position paper soapbox). For presentations, we will ask accepted papers to include an application statement stating the potential social and ethical impacts of the use of the technologies discussed within industry. We will provide materials to guide the crafting of application and impact statements for accepted papers and presentations.


The deadline for submission is February 8th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Late submissions may be accepted for review at the discretion of the organizing committee. All papers for the workshop must be submitted in PDF format, and follow the IEEE specification.


Templates are available at this link (US letter). Alternatively, the template can be accessed on Overleaf here.