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...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


AISB Convention 2015

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 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


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: Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision


****        Second International Conference on        ****
****        Scale Space and Variational Methods       ****
****               in Computer Vision                 ****
****                 Voss, Norway                     ****
****             June 1 - June 5, 2009                ****
****   ****
****           email:           ****

This international conference is a result of merging the Scale Space
conferences and the Variational Level Set Methods conference and is the
second in the series. The conference attempts to bring together two  
communities with joint research interests: the one on scale space
analysis and the one on variational, geometric and level set methods and
their applications in image interpretation and understanding. Such a
conference serves several purposes: International researchers and
students may be exposed to state-of-the-art research on mathematical,
physical and computational aspects of imaging, computer vision, graphics
and inverse problems with applications.

Xue-Cheng Tai, University of Bergen, Norway.

Alfred M. Bruckstein, Technion IIT, Israel
Tony F. Chan, University of California at LA, USA
Mads Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Stanley Osher, University of California at LA, USA
Nikos Paragios, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Christoph Schnoerr, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Fiorella Sgalarri, University of Bologna, Italy
Joachim Weickert, Saarland University, Germany

This conference covers areas that include computer vision, image
processing and analysis, signal processing, mathematical imaging and
numerical analysis. Industrial applications related to medical imaging,
visualization, scientific computing and inverse problems are all suited
for this conference.

As for the first conference in the series, the proceedings will be
published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. All
papers will undergo a thorough refereeing process and the proceedings
will be available at the conference.

Abstract submission...........   8th October  2008
Full paper submission.........	15th October  2008
Notification of acceptance....	15th January  2009
Deadline for final paper......	15th February 2009
Early registration............. 15th March    2009

The conference will take place at Fleischer's Hotel in Voss, Norway.
Voss is a very beautiful town surrounded by mountains in a very quiet
and relaxing enviroment. It can be reached by train or bus, most easily
from Bergen, but also from Oslo.

Details on the conference proceedings, contributed lectures, and other
information about the conference, will be made available on the
conference website. Submissions for the conference will be through the
webpage. For inquiries, please use email:

We look forward to seeing you in Voss, Norway, in June 2009.

Knut-Andreas Lie, Marius Lysaker, Knut Morken and Xue-Cheng Tai