AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie ( Tu...


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 ...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral positions in Computer Science, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

A number of postdoctoral positions are becoming available at the Computing Science department of 
the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). The jobs are advertised at (look 
under Computer Science) and (external applicants). These 
vacancies are associated with two projects that were recently funded by the EPSRC. They could be 
filled by a computationally oriented logician interested in natural language. If you wish to apply, 
you should do so via (external applicants)

-- One project is named SASSY (Scrutable Autonomous Systems). The project will investigate 
argumentation-based techniques for distributed planning, coupled with Natural Language Generation 
techniques for presenting and explaining computer-generated plans. The project is still looking 
for candidates to fill two of the postdoctoral positions on this project, one of which will work on
the mapping from logical formulas and proofs to English text. For information, send email to Kees 
van Deemter at The reference number of the job
is NCS017R, closing date 29 June. There is a possibility that this deadline may be extended slightly.

-- The other project is named WhatIf. The project links formal ontologies in Description Logic 
with dialogue, aiming to give users who are not logicians an understanding of the effects that 
possible changes to the ontologies (e.g., the addition of a concept or an axiom) would have (e.g.,
a contradiction may arise). We are interested in recruiting someone with interests in dialogue 
and/or NLG. If you'd like to talk about the project, send email to Chris Mellish at or Jeff Pan at
 or Kees van Deemter at

The reference number of the job is NCS14R, 
closing date 28 Jun