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...


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

RTA'07: LAST CFP: Submission Deadline Jan 26

                    RTA'07   LAST CALL FOR PAPERS   
                    **Submission deadline Jan 26**

                          June 26-28, 2007
                            Paris, France

The 18th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications
(RTA'07) is organized as part of the Federated Conference on Rewriting,
Deduction, and Programming (RDP'07), which comprises, in addition to RTA'07, 
the conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA'07) and eight 
workshops (HOR, PATE, RULE, SecReT, UNIF, WFLP, WRS, and WST).

 Jan 26, 2007: Deadline for electronic submission of title and abstract
 Jan 31, 2007: Deadline for electronic submission of papers
 Apr 02, 2007: Notification of acceptance of papers
 Apr 23, 2007: Deadline for final versions of accepted papers

RTA is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of
rewriting. Typical areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

 * Applications: case studies; rule-based (functional and logic) programming;
   symbolic and algebraic computation; theorem proving; system synthesis and
   verification; analysis of cryptographic protocols; proof checking; reasoning 
   about programming languages and logics; program transformation;

 * Foundations: matching and unification; narrowing; completion techniques;
   strategies; constraint solving; explicit substitutions; tree automata;
   termination; combination;

 * Frameworks: string, term, graph, and proof rewriting; lambda-calculus and
   higher-order rewriting; proof nets; constrained rewriting/deduction;
   categorical and infinitary rewriting; integration of decision procedures;

 * Implementation: compilation techniques; parallel execution; rewrite tools;
   termination checking; 

 * Semantics: equational logic; rewriting logic; rewriting models of programs.

BEST PAPER AWARD: An award is given to the best paper or papers as decided by 
the program committee. 

 * Franz Baader (Dresden, Germany)

 * Alessandro Armando (Genova, Italy)
 * Franz Baader (Dresden, Germany)
 * Roberto Di Cosmo (Paris, France)
 * Jrgen Giesl (Aachen, Germany)
 * Deepak Kapur (Albuquerque, USA)
 * Hlne Kirchner (Nancy, France)
 * Barbara Knig (Duisburg, Germany)
 * Salvador Lucas (Valencia, Spain)
 * Narciso Mart-Oliet (Madrid, Spain)
 * Tobias Nipkow (Munich, Germany)
 * Femke van Raamsdonk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
 * Aaron Stump (St. Louis, USA)
 * Sophie Tison (Lille, France)
 * Ralf Treinen (Cachan, France)

 * Ralf Treinen (Cachan, France)
 * Xavier Urbain (Paris, France)

 * Ashish Tiwari (Menlo Park, USA)


Submissions must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Submission categories include regular research papers and system descriptions.
Problem sets and submissions describing interesting applications of rewriting
techniques are also welcome. The page limit for submissions is 15 pages in
Springer LNCS style (10 pages for system descriptions). The submission Web 
page will be made available beginning of December. As usual, the proceedings 
of RTA'07 will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

Please consult the RTA'07 conference Web page for further information: