2 February 2013

5th Joint Action Meeting (JAM)

When: July 27- 29 2013
Where: Berlin
Deadline: FEB 11, 2013

It´s time to JAM again! The bi-annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM) brings together cognitive scientists and researchers from related disciplines sharing an interest in individuals’ ability to act together.

Human life is full of joint actions, ranging from a handshake to the performance of a symphony. We are highly skilled at coordinating our actions with those of others to reach common goals, and rely on this ability throughout our daily lives. What are the processes underlying this ability? How does joint action develop? What are the basic principles needed to build robotic systems that can interact with humans? What might differentiate joint action from individual action, both conceptually and in terms of experience? The scientific program will comprise oral presentations and posters addressing these questions. Contributions will present the latest research and thinking on a range of different topics, including language as a form of joint action, the interplay of perception and action in joint action, and the phylogenetic, ontogenetic, and cultural foundations of joint action.

We invite submissions for talks (about 20 minutes) or posters on joint action. Please e-mail an abstract with the subject “JAM submission” to JAM5in2013@gmail.com. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words. The email should contain your name, affiliation, and contact address. Please indicate whether you prefer a talk or a poster. 

The abstract title should clearly define the work discussed. Abstracts reporting empirical studies must contain the specific goals of the study, the methods used, a summary of the results, and a conclusion. For theoretical work, the abstract should contain the specific goals and clear conclusions. Abstracts will be reviewed and authors will receive notification by email. Please note that although we do encourage submissions from a broad range of topics and perspectives, we will only be able to accept contributions that directly inform our understanding of joint action. We will do our best to accommodate your preference for talk/poster, but given the tight schedule we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your preference.

If you would like to attend JAM 5 without presenting a talk or poster, please send an e-mail with the subject “JAM Registration” to JAM5in2013@gmail.com. The email should contain your name, affiliation, and contact address. Note that first authors on submissions are automatically registered.

All participants are asked to contribute a registration fee to the meeting. The registration fee is 30 Euros for students (including PhD students) and 60 Euros for all other participants, to be paid in cash at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin next summer!

Anna Kuhlen, Günther Knoblich, & Natalie Sebanz (Organizing team)

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