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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on Computational Models of Mindreading'

Special issue of 'Cognitive Systems Research' journal

Mindreading, or the ability to represent and reason about the mental states of other agents and 
oneself, is a pervasive part of cognition that has yet to be deeply explored from a computational 
perspective. As a fundamental enabler for language understanding, plan recognition, cooperation, 
competition and moral cognition, it follows that detailed models of mental state attributions are 
a prerequisite for the development of a more complete theory of the human mind. This special issue 
seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between computational cognitive modelers, philosophers, 
and psychologists studying the nature and operation of the human capacity to mindread. The emphasis
of the issue will be placed on computational models and how they both inform and are informed by 
work in other disciplines. Papers on mindreading are invited from AI, cognitive, social and 
developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy of psychology and other 
related disciplines.

Submissions should be sent to either or by September 1st 
2012.  Links to information for authors are contained in the PDF version of the call, which can be found