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AISB 2008

April 1-4, 2008

Aberdeen, Scotland

AISB 2008 Convention

Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence

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Programme

Note that the main location for the convention is Elphinstone Hall, number 26 on this map.
All plenary sessions, tea/coffee, lunch, registration, etc. take place in Elphinstone Hall.

A mini-map showing the convention rooms is also available, click here.

 
  1st April, Tuesday 2nd April, Wednesday 3rd April, Thursday 4th April, Friday
08:30-09:00 Reception opens & Coffee
(Elphinstone Hall)
09:00-10.30 Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
(Elphinstone Hall)
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker:
Jon Oberlander
(Elphinstone Hall)
Presentation of Best Student Paper Award
followed by Plenary speaker:
Rosaria Conte
(Elphinstone Hall)
Plenary speaker:
Justine Cassell
(Elphinstone Hall)
Plenary speaker:
Luciano Floridi
(Elphinstone Hall)
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
(Elphinstone Hall)
Lunch Break & Poster Session
(Elphinstone Hall)
AGM of AISB society followed by Lunch Break & Poster Session
(Elphinstone Hall)
Lunch Break & Poster Session
(Elphinstone Hall)
14:00-16:00 Session (2 hours) Session (2 hours) Session (2 hours) Session (2 hours)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
(Elphinstone Hall)
16.30-18:00 Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours) Session (1.5 hours)
18:00  -- 18:15 AISB Committee Meeting
(Linklater 1)
18:00 Public Lecture by Prof. Aaron Sloman and Prof. Luciano Floridi
(Elphinstone Hall)
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20:00  -- Ceilidh
(Partners are welcome!)
some food served at 21:00
(Elphinstone Hall)
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1st April, Tuesday
  The Reign of Catz and Dogz '08
(New King's NK3)
Affective Language in Human & Machine
(Elphinstone Hall)
Persuasive Technology
(Linklater 2)
Behaviour Regulation in MAS
(Linklater 1)
09:00-10.30 9:00 Introduction to Catz & Dogz '08 Shaun Lawson (Univ of Lincoln, UK) and Thomas Chesney (Univ of Nottingham, UK)

9:20 Invited Talk. Christoph Bartneck: Robots Wanted, Dead or Alive?

10:05 Jelle Saldien Kristof Goris, Bam Vanderborght and Dirk Lefeber: On the design of an emotional interface for the huggable robot Probo
Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse

9:00 Alessia Martalo, Nicole Novielli and Fiorella de Rosis: Attitude Display In Dialogue Patterns

9:30 Ielka van der Sluis and Chris Mellish: Towards Affective Natural Language Generation: Empirical Investigations

10:00 Graeme Ritchie, Robyn Munro, Helen Pain and Kim Binsted: Evaluating humorous properties of texts

10:15 Tim Rumbell, John Barnden, Mark Lee and Alan Wallington: Affect in Metaphor: Developments with Wordnet
09:00 Opening Remarks.

09:15 Invited Talk. Ehud Reiter: Lessons learned from tailoring smoking cessation letters

10:00 Discussion
9:00 Maxime Morge: An Argumentation-based Computational Model of Trust for Negotiation

9:30 Simon Miles, Paul Groth, Michael Luck: Handling Mitigating Circumstances for Electronic Contracts

10:00 Nir Oren, Michael Luck, Timothy J. Norman: Argumentation for Normative Reasoning
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Jon Oberlander
Affective natural language processing: the good news and the bad news
(Elphinstone Hall)
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session (Elphinstone Hall)
14:00-16:00 (New King's NK3)

14:00 Invited Talk. Graeme Ritchie: Computational humour

14:30 Steve Yohanan and Karon E. MacLean: The haptic creature project: social human-robot interaction through affective touch

15:00 Cheng Guo & Ehud Sharlin: Utilizing Physical Objects and Metaphors for Human Robot Interaction

15:30 Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin, Samir Araujo de Souza: An inferential dynamics approach to personality and emotion driven behaviour determination for virtual animals

(Elphinstone Hall)

14:00 Invited Talk. Diane Litman: Detecting and Adapting to Student Uncertainty in a Spoken Tutorial Dialogue System

15:15 Panel/discussion: Tentative topic - How to evaluate affective language behaviour in machines?
(Linklater 2)

14:00 Hien Nguyen and Judith Masthoff: Using digital images to enhance the credibility of information

14:25 Cees Midden and Jaap Ham: The persuasive effects of positive and negative social feedback from an embodied agent on energy conservation behavior

14:50 Irene Mazzotta, Enzo Silvestri and Fiorella de Rosis: Emotional And Non Emotional Persuasion Strength

15:15 Commentator

15:30 Discussion
(Linklater 1)

14:00 Invited Talk. Javier Vazquez-Salceda

15:00 Sarah Lim Choi Keung, Nathan Griffiths: Using Recency and Relevance to Assess Trust and Reputation *Winner of best student paper*

15:30 Luke Dickens, Krysia Broda, Alessandra Russo: Modelling MAS with Finite Analytic Stochastic Processes
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
16.30-18:00 (New King's NK3)

16:30 David Benyon: The EU Companions project

17:00 Kristof Goris, Jelle Saldien, Bram Vanderborght and Dirk Lefeber: The huggable robot Probo: design of the robotic head

17:30 Thomas Chesney, Shaun Lawson: Learning to care for a real pet whilst interacting with a virtual one? The educational value of games like Nintendogs
(Elphinstone Hall)

Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse II

16:30 Sandra Williams, Richard Power and Paul Piwek: Simulating emotional reactions in medical dramas

17:00 Andrzej Zuczkowski and Ilaria Riccioni: "You make me feel.": Affective Causality in Language Communication

17:15 Nicolas Nicolov, Franco Salvetti and Steliana Ivanova: Sentiment Analysis: Does Coreference Matter?

17:30 Alexander Osherenko: Towards Semantic Affect Sensing in Sentences
(Linklater 2)

16:30 Maxime Morge: Social and Persuasive Argumentation over Organized Actions

16:55 Simon Wells and Chris Reed: MAgtALO: An Agent-Based System for Persuasive Online Interaction

17:10 Commentator

17:20 Discussion
(Linklater 1)

16:30 Simon Miles, Nir Oren, Mike Luck, Sanjay Modgil, Noura Faci, Camden Holt, Gary Vickers: Modelling and Administration of Contract-Based Systems

17:00 Emmanuel Tadjouddine: Automated Mechanism Design Using Process Algebra

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2nd April, Wednesday
  Brain Computer Interfaces & Human Computer Interaction
(New King's NK3)
Affective Language in Human & Machine
(Elphinstone Hall)
Persuasive Technology
(Linklater 2)
Behaviour Regulation in MAS
(Linklater 1)
Agent cognitive ability & orders of emergence
(New King's NK7)
09:00-10.30 9:00 Welcome and Opening

09:20 Invited Talk.
D. McFarland (Wadsworth Centre, USA)

10:05 R. Adams, G.S. Bahr and B. Moreno: Brain Computer Interfaces: Psychology and Pragmatic Perspectives for the Future

10:25 A. Portelli, S.J. Nasuto Toward Construction of an Inexpensive Brain Computer Interface for Goal Oriented Applications
The Lexicon I

09:00 Alexandra Balahur-Dobrescu and Andres Montoyo Guijarro: Applying a culture dependent emotion triggers database for text valence and emotion classification

09:30 Taner Danisman and Adil Alpkocak: Feeler: Emotion Classification of Text Using Vector Space Model

10:00 Angela Fahrni and Manfred Klenner: Old Wine and Warm Beer: Target-Specific Sentiment Analysis of Adjectives

10:15 Announcements and general discussion
09:00 Opening remarks for second day

09:10 Rosta Farzan, Joan M. DiMicco, David R.Millen, Beth Brownholtz, Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan: When the experiment is over: Deploying an incentive system to all the users

09:35 Nick Taylor, Mark Rouncefield, Keith Cheverst and Shahram Izadi: Encouraging Community Spirit with Situated Displays

09:50 Commentator

10:00 Discussion
09:00 Sofia Panagiotidi, Javier Vazquez-Salceda, Sergio Alvarez-Napagao, Sandra Ortega-Martorell, Steven Willmott, Roberto Confalonieri, Patrick Storms: Intelligent Contracting Agents Language

09:30 Nathan Griffiths: Cooperation through Tags and Context Awareness

10:00 Martin Kollingbaum, Ivan Jureta, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Katia Sycara: Automated Requirements-Driven Definition of Norms for the Regulation of Behavior in Multi-Agent Systems
09:00 Welcome and opening remarks

09:10 Chris Goldspink and Robert Kay: Agent Cognitive capabilities and Orders of Emergence: critical thresholds relevant to the simulation of social behaviours

09:30 Discussion

09:50 Martin Neumann: Cognitive Architectures of agent systems and social mechanisms of emergence and immergence

10:10 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
11:00-12:00 Presentation of Best Student Paper Award
followed by Plenary speaker: Rosaria Conte
Directions of Emergence. Reputation and Social Norms.
(Elphinstone Hall)
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session (Elphinstone Hall)
14:00-16:00 (New King's NK3)

14:00 Invited Talk.
R. Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow, UK)

14:45 N. Nicolaou, S.J. Nasuto, J. Georgiou: Single-Trial Event-Related Potential Analysis for Brain-Computer Interfaces

15:05 P. Gnanayutham, J. George: Adaptive Brain-Body Interfaces

15:25 I. Daly, S.J. Nasuto, K. Warwick: Towards Natural Human-Computer Interaction in BCI

15:45 Discussion
(Elphinstone Hall)

The Lexicon II

14:00 Robert Rittman and Nina Wacholder: Adjectives and Adverbs as Indicators of Affective Language for Automatic Genre Detection

14:30 Marina Sokolova and Guy Lapalme: Verbs as the most affective words

14:45 Panel/discussion: Tentative topic - What are the limits of inferring emotion from words?
(Linklater 2)

14:00 A. Felfernig, B. Gula, G. Leitner, M. Maier, R. Melcher, S. Schippel, E. C. Teppan: A Dominance Model for the Calculation of Decoy Products in Recommendation Environments

14:25 Micah Clark and Selmer Bringsjord: Persuasion Technology Through Mechanical Sophistry

14:40 Commentator

14:50 Discussion

15:20 Panel: The Ethics of Persuasive Technology
(Linklater 1)

14:00 Panel Discussion: Behaviour Regulation: Trends, Promises and Pitfalls
(New King's NK7)

14:00 Raif Serkan Albayrak, Ahmet Suerdem: Formalizing Epistemological Constituents of Emergence

14:20 Discussion

15:00 Paul Ormerod: What can Agents Know? The Feasibility of Advanced Cognition in Social and Economic Systems

15:20 Discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
16.30-18:00 (New King's NK3)

16:30 Invited Talk.
F. Sepulveda (University of Essex, UK)

17:15 A. Nijolt: BrainGain: BCI for HCI and Games

17:35 Closing Remarks
(Elphinstone Hall)

Acoustics and Phonetics

16:30 Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Juan M. Montero, Raja N. Ainon and Zuraida M. Don: eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System

17:00 Martin Gruber and Milan Legat: Single Speaker Acoustic Analysis of Czech Speech for Purposes of Emotional Speech Synthesis

17:15 Enrico Zovato, Francesca Tini-Brunozzi and Morena Danieli: Interplay between pragmatic and acoustic level to embody expressive cues in a Text to Speech system

17:30 Final discussion and closing
(Linklater 2)

16:30 Isabella Poggi and Laura Vincze: Persuasive gaze in political discourse

16:55 Vikram Param: Persuasive technology for shaping social beliefs in rural women: Development of group based health information kiosk

17:10 Commentator

17:20 Discussion

17:50 Closing remarks
-- (New King's NK7)

16:30 Martin Helmhout, Henk Gazendam Rene Jorna: Control over Emergence

16:50 Discussion

17:10 Bruce Edmonds: A Brief Survey of Some results on mechanisms and emergent outcomes
18:15 AISB Committee Meeting
(Linklater 1)
20:00 Ceilidh (Partners are welcome!)
some food served at 21:00
(Elphinstone Hall)

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3rd April, Thursday
  Style in Text
(New King's NK11)
Logic and the Simulation of Interaction & Reasoning
(Linklater 1)
MOG 2008
(Elphinstone Hall)
Swarm Intelligence
(Linklater 2)
Intelligent Agents and Services for Smart Environments
(New King's NK7)
09:00-10.30 -- 9:00 Opening Remarks.

9:20 Invited Talk. Thomas Ågotnes: Logics of Interaction, Coalitions and Social Choice

10:05 Jan Broersen: Interpreting Product Update as Reasoning about Observations and Meta-Observations.
9:00 Opening Remarks.

9:05 Invited Talk. Michelle Zhou: Automated multimodal generation in context-sensitive information systems

10:00 Flavio Soares Correa Da Silva: Knowledge-based modality selection for information presentation in a mobile system for primary homecare

10:15 Yujia Cao, Anton Nijholt: Modality planning for preventing tunnel vision in crisis management
9:20 Opening Remarks

9:30 Maria Schwarz, Daniela Romano and Marian Gheorghe: Visualizing Bacteria Quorum Sensing

10:00 Shahin Gheitanchi, Falah Ali and Elias Stipidis: Trained Particle Swarm Optimization for Ad-Hoc Collaborative Computing Networks
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10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Justine Cassell
Virtual Peers for Studying and Scaffolding Real Social Interaction
(Elphinstone Hall)
12:00-14:00 AGM of AISB society followed by Lunch Break & Poster Session (Elphinstone Hall)
14:00-16:00 (New King's NK11)

14:00 Francesca Frontini and Gerard Lynch and Carl Vogel: Revisiting the Donation of Constantine

14:30 Meng Ji: A Hybrid Statistical-Linguistic Model of Style Shifting in Literary Translation

15:00 Jing Lin, Chris Mellish and Ehud Reiter: Style Variation in Cooking Recipes

15:30 Peter W.H. Smith, David A. Rickards: The Authorship of The American Declaration of Independence
(Linklater 1)

14:00 Anton Nijholt: Don't Give Yourself Away: Cooperation Revisited

14:25 Vincent Wiegel, Jan van den Berg: Experimental Computational Philosophy: shedding new lights on (old) philosophical debates

14:50 Sobei H. Oda, Gen Masumoto, Hiroyasu Yoneda: Private Information and Inference about Inference: Experiments with Human Subjects and Computer Agents

15:15 Juergen Bracht: An experimental study of information mechanisms in the trust game: effects of observation and cheap talk
(Elphinstone Hall)

14:00 Rieks op den Akker and Mariet Theune: How Do I Address You? Modelling addressing behavior based on an analysis of a multi-modal corpus of conversational discourse

14:25 Werner Breitfuss, Helmut Prendinger and Mitsuru Ishizuka: Automatic generation of gaze and gesture for dialogues between embodied conversational agents: system description and study on gaze behavior

14:50 Michael Barclay and Antony Galton: A scene corpus for training and testing spatial communication systems

15:05 Ielka van der Sluis, Paul Piwek, Albert Gatt, and Adrian Bangerter: Towards a balanced corpus of multimodal referring expressions in dialogue

15:20 Discussion (kick-off)
(Linklater 2)

14:00 Sami Al-Maqtari, Habib Abdulrab: Controller-Agent based approach for Solving Distributed Constraint Problem

14:30 Esteve del Acebo, Josep Lluis de la Rosa: Introducing Bar Systems: A Class of Swarm Intelligence Optimization Algorithms

15:00 Malik Braik, Alaa Sheta, Amani Arieqat: A Comparison Between GAs and PSO in Training ANN to Model the TE Chemical

15:30 Gada Al-Hudhud, Aladdin Ayesh: Real Time Movement Cooredination Technique Based on Flocking Behaviour for Multiple Mobile Robots System
(New King's NK7)

(Order to be determined)

Guido Boella and Leendert van der Torre and Serena Villata: Institutional Social Networks for Ambient Intelligence

Alfredo Garro and Sergio Greco and Fabio Palopoli: Smarts Agents and Smarts Environments: a Predictive Approach to Replanning

Crhistian Alberto Noriega Guerra and Flavio Soares Correa da Silva: Semantic Web Services for Intelligent Responsive Environments

Crhistian Alberto Noriega Guerra and Flavio Soares Correa da Silva: A Middleware for Smart Environments
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
16.30-18:00 (New King's NK11)

16:30 Ehud Reiter and Sandra Williams: Three approaches to generating texts in different styles

17:00 Panel discussion led by Lex Holt, Rodger Kibble, Gerard Lynch and Sarah Rauchas
(Linklater 1)

16:45 Maarten Schadd, Mark Winands, Jaap van den Herik, Huib Aldewereld: Addressing NP-Complete Puzzles with Monte-Carlo Methods

17:15 Invited Talk. Frank Dignum: Theory and Practice of Social Reasoning: Experiences with the iCat
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION
(New King's NK7)

16:30 Wauter Bosma, Mariet Theune, Charlotte van Hooijdonk, Emiel Krahmer and Fons Maes: Illustrating answers: an evaluation of automatically retrieved illustrations of answers to medical questions

16:55 Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon: Simulation-based Learning of Optimal Multimodal Presentation Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data

17:10 Gerrit Kahl, Rainer Wasinger, Tim Schwartz and Lubomira Spassova: Three output planning strategies for use in context-aware computing scenarios
(Linklater 2)

16:30 Mustafa Ozkan Daglioz and Aladdin Ayesh: Aqua Swarms: Design and Implementation of Water Surface AUV

17:00 Laura Baker, Ed Keedwell and Mark Randall-Smith: Ant Colony Optimisation for Large-Scale Water Distribution Network Optimisation

17:30 Rawan Ghnemat, Cyrille Bertelle and Gerard H.E. Duchamp: Adaptive spatial system emergence from community swarm optimization submission information
(Meston MT209)

Open discussion
18:00Public Lecture by Prof. Aaron Sloman and Prof. Luciano Floridi
(Elphinstone Hall)

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4th April, Friday
  Computing & Philosophy
(Linklater 2)
Logic and the Simulation of Interaction & Reasoning
(Linklater 1)
MOG 2008
(Elphinstone Hall)
Swarm Intelligence
(New King's NK7)
09:00-10.30 09:00 Yorick Wilks: What would a Wittgensteinian computational linguistics be like?

09:30 Paul Schweizer: Cognition without content

10:00 Harry Halpin: Foundations of a philosophy of collective intelligence
9:00 Invited Talk. Mateja Jamnik. How can machines reason?

9:45 Invited Talk. Ethan Kennerly: Open Problems in Simulation and Story Analysis
9:00 Invited talk. Justine Cassell

9:55 Kirsten Bergmann and Stefan Kopp: Multimodal content representation for speech and gesture production
9:00 Walther Fledelius and Brian Mayoh: Toward a Unified Framework for Swarm Based Image Analysis

9:30 Angela A. R. Sa, Adriano O. Andrade, Slawomir J. Nasuto and Alcimar Soares: Estimation of Hidden Markov Models Parameters using Differential Evolution

10:00 Angela A. R. Sa, Adriano O. Andrade, Alcimar B. Soares and Slawomir J. Nasuto: Exploration vs. Exploitation in Differential Evolution
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Luciano Floridi
A second look into the future impact of ICT on our lives
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00-16:00 (Linklater 2)

14:00 Frank Guerin: Constructivism in AI: prospects, progress and challenges

14:30 Stephen J. Cowley: Social robotics and the person problem

15:00 Cate Dowd: The antiquarian librarian & the pedantic semantic web programmer: trust, logic, knowledge and inference

15:30 Y. J. Erden. Could a created being ever be creative? Some philosophical remarks on creativity and AI development
(Linklater 1)

14:00 Andreas Witzel, Jonathan A. Zvesper: Higher-Order Knowledge in Computer Games

14:25 Stefania Bandini, Alessandro Mosca, Matteo Palmonari, Giuseppe Vizzari: A Perception Oriented MAS Model with Hybrid Commonsense Spatial Reasoning

14:50 Flavio Soares Correa da Silva, Giuseppe Vizzari, Alessandro Mosca: Coupled MMASS: A Formal Model for Non-deterministic Multi-agent Simulations

15:15 Louise Dennis, Bernd Farwer: Gwendolen: A BDI Language for Verifiable Agents
(Elphinstone Hall)

14:00 Beatriz Lopez, Alvaro Hernandez, David Pardo, Raul Santos and Maria del Carmen Rodriguez: ECA gesture strategies for robust SLDSs

14:25 Frederic Landragin: Pragmatics and human factors for intelligent multimedia presentation: a synthesis and a set of principles

14:50 Arianna Maiorani: Web experience as an expansion: a perspective from multimodal discourse analysis

15:05 Discussion
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16:00-16:30 Coffee Break (Elphinstone Hall)
16.30-18:00 (Linklater 2)

16:30 Hugo Gravato Marques, Owen Holland and Richard Newcombe: A modelling framework for functional imagination

17:00 Ganascia Jean-Gabriel: The plaited structure of time in information technology

17:30 Murdoch J. Gabbay and Michael J. Gabbay: Substitution for Fraenkel-Mostowski foundations
(Linklater 1)

16:30 Invited Talk. Rafael Bordini: Simulating Rational Goal-Directed Behaviour Using a Logic-Based Programming Language for Multi-Agent Systems
(Elphinstone Hall)

16:30 Summary of MOG 2008 and wrap-up
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