Our bi-annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM) brings together cognitive scientists and researchers from related disciplines studying individuals’ ability to act together. 

9th Joint Action Meeting (JAM 9)

Budapest, Hungary, July 10-12, 2023

JAM is back! Having skipped the meeting in 2021 due to the pandemic, it is our great pleasure to now finally invite you to attend the 9th bi-annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM) in Budapest next summer (July 10-12 2023). As always, JAM aims to bring together cognitive scientists and researchers from related disciplines studying 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 we rely on this ability throughout our daily lives. What are the cognitive and neural processes underlying this ability? How does joint action develop? How do language and gesture support and emerge from joint action? What are the basic principles needed to build robotic systems that can interact with humans? What differentiates joint action from individual action, both conceptually and in terms of experience? The scientific program will comprise oral presentations and posters addressing these and related questions.


We invite submissions for talks (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion) or posters on joint action. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words. Deadline for submission is February 28th, 2023. 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. 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.

Please submit your abstracts here: https://forms.gle/Bap6WW6mXNytA1f2A


Registration opens soon.


Andrea Jenei, Central European University

Gunther Knoblich, Central European University

Ivana Konvalinka, Technical University of Denmark

Natalie Sebanz, Central European University

Cordula Vesper, Aarhus University

Anna Zamm, Aarhus University

Previous JAM meetings:

JAM VIII (2019): Genova, Italy Program

JAM VII (2017): London, United Kingdom Program

JAM VI (2015): Budapest, Hungary Program / Photos

JAM V (2013): Berlin, Germany Program

JAM IV (2011): Vienna, Austria Program

JAM III (2009): Amsterdam, The Netherlands Program

JAM II (2007): Rutgers University, NJ

JAM I (2005): Rutgers University, NJ

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