CHAI Workshop

July 24, 2022

Welcome to the Communication in Human-AI Interaction Workshop.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together experts from AI, HCI, and Cognitive Sciences to explore and understand the specificities and characteristics of communication in human-AI interactions, as well as the salient principles, methods, and theories one has to consider to build meaningful human-AI communication systems.
CHAI Workshop

July 24, 2022

Call for Contributions

Human interactions with AI systems are becoming part of our everyday life. If designed and developed efficiently, these interactions have great potential in enhancing human work, abilities, and well-being. Communication, here the iterative process of establishing shared meaning, is a crucial aspect of successful interaction and has been studied for years, from AI, HCI, and cognitive sciences points of view, among others.

We welcome papers presenting models, theories, and user studies across the topics of interest, as well as preliminary results and presentation of ongoing research.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Human-AI Communication Design
  • Dialog Systems
  • Language and Communication
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cooperation
  • Pragmatics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Theory of Mind
  • Common ground
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Human-AI Communication

Important Dates

  • May 13, 2022 May 20, 2022: Paper Due Date
  • June 3, 2022: June 10, 2022 Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • June 17, 2022: Camera-ready papers due
  • July 24, 2022: Workshop

Note: all deadlines are UTC-12

Our Invited Speakers


Mark Riedl

Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Tech, USA


Nicolas Fay

Associate Professor in Cognitive Sciences, University of Western Australia


Time Authors Title
09:00 - 10:00 Invited Speaker : Nicolas Fay The role of iconicity and embodiment to the evolution of human communicationLink to slides
10:00 - 10:45 Session 1 Mental Models
Rita Sevastjanova and Mennatallah El-Assady Beware the Rationalization Trap! When Language Model Explainability Diverges from our Mental Models of Language
Qiaosi Wang and Ashok K. Goel Mutual Theory of Mind for Human-AI Communication
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:30 Session 1 Mental Models (Continued)
Joel Wester, Andreas Brännström and Juan Carlos Nieves Towards A Formalization of the Critical Friend and Socio-Moral Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems
David Lindner and Mennatallah El-Assady Humans are not Boltzmann Distributions: Challenges and Opportunities for Modelling Human Feedback and Interaction in Reinforcement Learning
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Session 2 Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
Riku Arakawa and Hiromu Yakura Human-AI communication for human-human communication: Applying interpretable unsupervised anomaly detection to executive coaching
Mrinal Rawat and Victor Barres Real-time Caller Intent Detection In Human-Human Customer Support Spoken Conversations
Karan Taneja, Harshvardhan Sikka and Ashok Goel Human-AI Interaction Design in Machine Teaching
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00 Session 2 Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (Continued)
Sylwia Majchrowska, Marta Plantykow and Milena Olech Handling sign language transcription system with the computer-friendly numerical multilabels
16:00 - 17:00 Invited Speaker : Mark Riedl Automated Story Generation as a Lens for Fundamental Artificial IntelligenceLink to slides



Jennifer Renoux

Researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Örebro University, Sweden


Jasmin Grosinger

Researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Örebro University, Sweden


Kiran M. Sabu

Ph.D. Student in Human-AI Communication, Örebro University, Sweden


Antti Oulasvirta

Professor in Human-Computer Interaction, Aalto University, Finland


Kim Baraka

Assistant Professor, Free University (VU) Amsterdam, The Netherland


Andrew Howes

Professor in Computer Science, Birmingham University, United Kingdom


Mohamed Chetouani

Professor in Social Robotics, Sorbonne University, France

PC Members

Katrien Beuls, Vrije University, Belgium

Mohamadrez Faridghasemnia, Örebro University, Sweden

Florian Kunneman, Virje University, The Netherland

Lucas Morillo-Mendez, Örebro University,Sweden

Delphine Potdevin, DAVI & Paris-Saclay University, France

Brian Ravenet, LISN, France

Marta Romeo, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Nicolas Sabouret, LISN, France

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