Call for paper submission: "Constructive approaches to co-creative communication" in Frontiers in AI


Dear all,

We would like to introduce our research topic in Frontiers in AI:
"Constructive approaches to co-creative communication".

- Abstract Submission Deadline 07 October 2022 (not mandatory)
- Manuscript Submission Deadline 07 December 2022 (extension planned
(Feb. 2023))

If you are interested, please visit our website:

The study of language evolution has focused both on the biological
evolution of linguistic abilities of humans and the cultural evolution of
language, which could have coevolved with each other. Such interactions
between different levels of evolutionary systems are also occurring in
modern societies, that is, the coevolution of communication platforms and
communicative interactions on those platforms.

In addition, the forms of communication today are becoming more and more
diverse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of online communication
platforms (e.g., Zoom, SpatialChat, Spatial, Clubhouse) are emerging as
well as SNSs (e.g., Twitter, Instagram). While such platforms have reduced
spatial and temporal constraints in our communication, we need to interact
with people, avatars, and artificial agents in various types of online
platforms. Furthermore, roles of face-to-face communication including non
-verbal interactions are also becoming important to complement such new
forms of communications, and mixture of them are also emerging (e.g. XR,

Meanwhile, these trends provide us an opportunity to adapt to or coevolve
with such emerging systems to make our communication co-creative in the
sense that communicative interactions can bring about emergence of novel
knowledge, opportunities, options, values, and social dynamics.

Constructive approaches to communicative interactions, such as the origin
and evolution of language, can contribute to the design of novel forms of
online, face-to-face, and hybrid interactions for such co-creative
communication. They have developed various methodologies to create
artificial and communicative contexts (e.g., game-theoretical experiments,
human-robot interactions, cultural transmission experiments, experimental
semiotic approaches, artificial agents, cognitive architectures, network
modellings, artificial life) to consider possible scenarios of social
evolution of language and culture, as complex adaptive systems. Those
methodologies may enable us to reveal novel dynamics of digital dialects
that can emerge in social relationships on SNSs, which may be different
from those in traditional geographic relationships. Furthermore, approaches
to emergent communication may allow us to understand how novel syntactic or
lexical properties can evolve to be shared in such recently emerging social
relationships. Pro-social computing in AI fields have also been studied to
promotion of cooperative behavior, which are important concepts for co
-creative communication.

In addition, emergent communication and pro-social computing in AI fields
have also been studied recently to discuss emergence of complex or rich
communication protocols and promotion of cooperative behavior, which are
important concepts for co-creative communication.

It is expected that these approaches and concepts, , related to cultural
evolution of language, can bring about new insights into practical design
and development of online and face-to-face communication.

The role of this interdisciplinary Research Topic is to bring together the
current research based on constructive approaches focusing on social
evolution as complex adaptive systems, which can contribute to
understanding, design, and application of co-creative communication on
online, face-to-face and hybrid systems.

We welcome manuscripts on the following subjects:

• Evolutionary dynamics of language and linguistic interactions
• Emergent dynamics in human-robot systems
• Agent-based modeling on co-creative communicative interactions
• Pro-social computing for co-creative communication
• Emergent communication and emergence of novel and shared syntactic
or lexical properties
• Digital dialects in online social networks
• Quantification of co-creativeness
• Big data analyses of human communication
• Emergent dynamics of co-creative communication in hybrid (e.g.,
online and face-to-face; XR) communication
• Methodologies for computational or empirical frameworks for
discussing co-creative communications
• Empirical methods (psychological experiments, observations, and
surveys) on understanding co-creative aspects of communication
• Philosophical consideration including aesthetics and ethics

Topic editors
- Reiji Suzuki (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
- Takashi Hashimoto (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
- Ryoko Uno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
- Jonathan Dunn (University of Canterbury, Zew Zealand)

Related Workshop
- Constructive approaches to co-creative communication in JCoLE

Reiji SUZUKI Ph.D.
鈴木麗璽, 博士(学術)
Graduate School of Informatics
Nagoya University