The 5th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction was held in Padua, inside the historical rooms of the University and in the City hall, chaired by Prof. Luciano Gamberini and Prof. Anna Spagnolli (Università di Padova). 26 really interesting works have been presented and four international experts greatly illuminated the two days of the meeting (Steve Benford
University of Nottingham; Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris; Hans Gallersen, Lancaster University; Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe, University of Twente).
An ethical panel was organised, which is becoming a tradition of this workshop series. A Doctoral Consortium with 12 international PhD students was included in the program for the third time. Proceedings have been published on this occasion under an OPEN ACCESS license by Springer, in its LNCS series.