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: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ECML-PKDD-08 Workshop: From Local Patterns to Global Models

                 From Local Patterns to Global Models
                        ECML/PKDD-08 Workshop
                 15 September 2008, Antwerp, Belgium

The topic of this workshop is the induction of actionable global
models from local patterns. The different elements of this subject can
be organised in the following three steps: Pattern Discovery, Pattern
Set Selection, and Global Modeling. We call for papers concerning
these three steps with a particular focus on the interaction of these
phases. The workshop's goal is to bring people that work on various
aspects of this subject into a fruitful dicussion about the
state-of-the-art and the remaining open problems, about commonalities
and differences in their respective works.

Research areas that are of interest to this workshop include:

    * Associative Classification
    * Combination Strategies
    * Compression-based Pattern Selection
    * Constraint-based Pattern Set Mining
    * Efficient Pattern Set Discovery
    * Ensembles of Patterns
    * Feature Construction and Selection
    * Generalilty of Local Pattern Constraints
    * Global Modeling with Patterns
    * Iterative Local Pattern Discovery
    * KDD Process-models for Building Global Models from Local Patterns
    * Metrics for Pattern Set Selection
    * Pattern Ordering
    * Patterns and Information Theory
    * Pattern Set Selection
    * Pattern Teams
    * Propagation of Global Modeling Constraints to Local Pattern
    * Propositionalisation
    * Quality Measures for Pattern Sets
    * Resolution of Conflicting Predictions
    * Subgroup Discovery

We will also admit position statements or interesting incomplete or
immature work into the program, which will hopefully stimulate
discussions, in order to further the main goal of the workshop, namely
to increase the awareness of different approaches to this general
problem. Thus, we welcome various types of papers that deal with the
topics of this workshop, including papers that present new results,
ongoing research projects, completed work (even previously published),
position statements, surveys, open problems and challenges. There is
no minimum or maximum length of papers. However, presentation times
for accepted contributions may vary. Given sufficient high-quality
submissions, a post-workshop special issue in a journal will be

Paper submissions should be sent by E-mail (in PDF format) to
. Final versions must be
formatted according to Springer's LNCS-style (as for the main

Important Dates

    * Dates Paper deadline:          June 16
    * Notifications of Acceptance:   August 4
    * Final versions:                August 14


    * Johannes Frnkranz (TU Darmstadt)
    * Arno Knobbe (Utrecht University and Kiminkii)