Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


AISB Convention 2016

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB Annual Convention

Each year, AISB organises a convention consisting of parallel symposia covering various topics.

If you would like to chair future AISB conventions, then please contact the society chair.

If you would like to obtain proceedings from any of these conventions, then we have some Convention Proceedings but these can also be purchased as print versions. Please contact the AISB Secretary for more details.

Convention Organisers' Handbook can be accessed here.


AISB 2016

AISB Convention 2016 will be held at the University of Sheffield engineering facility, the Diamond, and will be hosted by Sheffield Robotics and the Department of Computer Science. The programme will run from Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th April 2016.


Past Conventions

AISB 2016

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The AISB'16 Convention was held at the University of Sheffield, UK, from 4-6th April 2016.

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb16

AISB 2015

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The AISB'15 Convention was held  at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, from 20-22nd April 2015.

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb15

The AISB'14 Convention was held at Goldsmiths, University of London, 1st-4th April 2014. 

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AISB as well as 60 years since the death of Alan Turing.

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb14

AISB 2013

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The AISB'13 Convention was held at the University of Exeter, 3rd-5th April 2013. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb13

AISB 2012

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The AISB'12 Convention (in the form of the AISB/IACAP World Congress) was organized by John Barnden, Tony Beavers and Manfred Kerber at the University of Birmingham, 2nd-6th July 2012. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb12

AISB 2011

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The AISB'11 Convention was organised by Dimitar Kazakov and George Tsoulas at the University of York, 4th - 7th April 2011. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb11

The AISB'10 Convention was organised by Aladdin Ayesh at De Montfort University in Leicestershire, 29th March - 1st April 2010. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb10

The AISB'09 Convention was be organised by Nick Taylor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, 6th-9th April 2009. Its theme is Adaptive and Emergent Behaviour and Complex Systems. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb09

The AISB'08 Convention was organised by Frank Guerin and Wamberto Vasconcelos at the University of Aberdeen, 1st-4th April 2008. Its theme was Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08

AISB 2007

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The AISB'07 Convention was organised by Patrick Olivier and Christian Kray at the University of Newcastle, 2nd-5th April 2007. Its theme was Artificial and Ambient Intelligence. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb07

The AISB'06 Convention was organised by Tim Kovacs and James Marshall at the University of Bristol, 3rd-6th April 2006. Its theme was Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems. 

Website: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb06

AISB 2005

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The AISB'05 Convention, the theme of which was Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agent was held at the University of Hertfordshire, April 2005 and was organised by Kerstin Dautenhahn. 

Website: http://aisb2005.feis.herts.ac.uk/

The AISB'04 Convention, the theme of which was Motion, Emotion and Cognition, took place in March/April 2004 at The University of Leeds and was organised by Kia Ng. 

Website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/aisb

The AISB'03 Convention, the theme of which was Cognition in Machines and Animals. This took place in April 2003 at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was organised by Mark Lee. 


The AISB'02 Convention, the theme of which was Logic, Language and Learning. This took place in April 2002 at Imperial College, London, and was organised by Jim Cunningham and Jeremy Pitt. 


The AISB'01 Convention, the theme of which was Agents and Cognition. This took place in March 2001 at the University of York, and was organised by Simon Colton and Eduardo Alonso. 


The AISB'00 Convention, the theme of which was Artificial Intelligence and Society. This took place in March 2000 at Birmingham University, and was organised by John Barnden and Mark Lee. 


[Web pages currently unavailable]. The AISB'99 Convention, the theme of which was Creativity. This took place in March, 1999 and was jointly hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh College of Art. It was organised by Geraint Wiggins, Helen Pain and Andrew Patrizio.