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 ...


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: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation VMCAI 2009


CALL FOR PAPERS -------------------

                           VMCAI 2009

             The Tenth International Conference on 
    Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation

              Savannah, GA, USA, January 18-20, 2009

        Conference website: http://cs.uni-muenster.de/vmcai09


VMCAI provides a forum for researchers from the communities of
Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation,
facilitating interaction, cross-fertilization, and advancement of
hybrid methods. VMCAI'09 is co-located with the POPL'09 conference.

The program of VMCAI'09 will consist of invited lectures, tutorials,
refereed research papers, and tool demonstrations. Research
contributions can report new results as well as experimental
evaluations and comparisons of existing techniques. Topics include,
but are not limited to:

    program verification          program certification
    model checking                debugging techniques
    abstract interpretation       abstract domains
    static analysis               type systems
    deductive methods             optimization

Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, 
constraint, functional, imperative, logic and object-oriented programming. 
Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and 
must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that 
are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with refereed 
proceedings. The proceedings will  be published by Springer in 
the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. 

The page limit for submissions is 15 pages in Springer's LNCS format. 
Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion 
of the reviewers. Formatting style files can be found at:


Please visit the conference website for more information.

Invited Speakers:

    Allen Emerson, co-recipient of 2008 Turing Award (Univ. of Texas):
       Model Checking: Progress and Problems

    Aarti Gupta (NEC Labs, Princeton): 
       Model Checking Concurrent Multi-Threaded Programs

    Mooly Sagiv (Tel-Aviv University): 
       Thread Modular Shape Analysis 

Invited Tutorials:

    Byron Cook (Microsoft Research, Cambridge): 
       Proving Program Termination and Liveness

    Veronique Cortier (LORIA, CNRS, Nancy): 
       Verification of Security Protocols

Important Dates:

    Submission Deadline:        Friday, August 22, 2008 
    Notification of Acceptance: Friday, October 6, 2008 
    Final Version Due:          Friday, October 31, 2008 
    Conference:                 January 18-20, 2009

Program Chairs:

    Neil Jones, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Markus Mller-Olm, Universitt Mnster, Germany

Program Committee:

    Christel Baier, Technische Universitt Dresden, Germany
    Ahmed Bouajjani, Universit Paris 7, France
    Michael Codish, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Patrick Cousot, cole Normale Suprieure, Paris, France 
    Javier Esparza, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Germany 
    Klaus Havelund, NASA JPL, USA 
    Michael Huth, Imperial College London, Great-Britain
    Bengt Jonsson, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
    Sorin Lerner, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA 
    Pete Manolios, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
    Amir Pnueli, New York University, USA
    C. R. Ramakrishnan, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Andrey Rybalchenko, MPI, Saarbrcken, Germany
    Helmut Seidl, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Germany
    Henny Sipma, Stanford University, USA
    Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Greta Yorsh, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

Steering Committee:

    Tino Cortesi, Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy
    Patrick Cousot, cole Normale Suprieure, France
    E. Allen Emerson, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Giorgio Levi, University of Pisa, Italy
    Andreas Podelski, Universitt Freiburg, Germany
    Thomas W. Reps, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
    David Schmidt, Kansas State University, USA 
    Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS)
Microsoft Research