Call for Abstracts

Posted on 1 October 2018

HAI – Call for abstracts

Ilaria Torre is co-organising an interdisciplinary workshop on “Measuring and Designing Trust in Human-Agent Interaction” as part of the 6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction taking place on the 15-18th December 2018 in Southampton, UK. Together with her colleagues Leigh Clark and Ben Cowan, she aims at creating a forum of discussion on what is trust, how to measure it, and how to build trustworthy machines. Such a discusion needs to be interdisciplinary, and researchers from Cognitive Science, Robotics, Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, and more are invited to take part. The call for abstracts is open!


500-word abstracts are invited from interested researchers, to be submitted by the 2nd November 2018. Accepted abstracts will be presented as short talks during the workshop. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

It is not a requirement that abstracts have not been published elsewhere; in fact, discussions between current and past experimental work, theoretical frameworks, opinion pieces, and those between different disciplines and traditions, are encouraged. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members for suitability to the workshop. Abstracts can be submitted via this webform.

Ilaria obtained a PhD from the CogNovo programme in the project entitled “Creating a voice for engagement and trust”. Since then she has been a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, working on the effect of mismatched emotional expressions on trust and cooperation with artificial agents. One of her latest experiments was carried out in a public space, Dublin's Science Gallery, and has attracted lots of positive feedback. See more about her work in a video on her website and read about it in a newspaper coverage.