University of YorkThe AISB'11 convention will be held at the University of York

Call for Symposium Proposals

The UK Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) is pleased to announce its forthcoming convention to be held at the University of York, York, 4-7 April 2011. The AISB convention is an annual event organised as a number of collocated symposia interspersed with invited plenary talks. Proposals are welcomed in all areas relating to AI and cognitive science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Animal cognition
  • Applications of AI
  • Biolinguistics
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Computer vision
  • Computational models of thought processes
  • Creativity
  • Distributed reasoning and swarm intelligence
  • Emergent behaviour
  • Evaluation of AI systems
  • Game theory
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Intelligent agents and multiagent systems
  • Intelligent user interfaces
  • Knowledge representation
  • Natural lanugage processing
  • Machine learning
  • Nature-inspired computer architectures
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Reasoning
  • Robotics
  • Search
  • Social intelligence
  • Statistical approaches to AI

Confirmed invited speakers so far include Alan Baddeley (York), Katie Slocombe (York) and Mark Steedman (Edinburgh).

Symposium organizers need to issue a call for papers, coordinate the reviewing process and assemble the symposium proceedings, leaving the convention team in charge of everything else. The convention format makes it perfect for establishing dialogue and collaboration in new areas of research, as well as across disciplines. We want to emphasise that proposals drawing more strongly on the cognitive science aspect of the AISB remit are particularly encouraged. A broader spread of topics will match well the relevant research at the host institution, the University of York, in particular at the Departments of Computer Science, Language and Linguistic Science, Psychology and the York Neuroimaging Centre.

The University of York is among the top ten universities in the UK, and one of the top 100 universities in the world. The 2011 convention will be held in the brand-new buildings of the Department of Computer Science and the adjacent Hub on the Heslington East Campus, a new multi-million pound development aiming to provide the University with space for growth and offer the best facilities to staff and students for research and teaching.

The deadline for symposium proposals is:

25 September 2010

Submissions should consist of a short (one page) case for support describing the relevance of the symposium (and including a justification for the proposed length of one or two days), and a preliminary call for papers.

Please send proposals (and any questions) to both chairs:

We are looking forward to your submission.

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