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

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Award 2013

Nominations are solicited for the 2013 ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award. This award is 
made for excellence in research in the area of autonomous agents. It is intended to recognize 
researchers in autonomous agents whose current work is an important influence on the field. The 
award is an official ACM award, funded by an endowment created by ACM SIGART from the proceeds of 
previous Autonomous Agents conferences.  The recipient of the award will receive a monetary prize 
and a certificate, and will be invited to present a plenary talk at the AAMAS 2013 conference in 
St Paul, MN, see:

Previous winners of the ACM SIGART Autonomous Research Award were:
Moshe Tennenholtz (2012), Joe Halpern (2011), Jonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella (2010), Manuela 
Veloso (2009), Yoav Shoham (2008), Sarit Kraus (2007), Michael Wooldridge (2006), Milind Tambe 
(2005), Makoto Yokoo (2004), Nicholas R. Jennings (2003), Katia Sycara (2002), and Tuomas Sandholm 
(2001). For more information on the award, see:


Anybody can make a nomination. Nominations should be made by email to the chair of the award 
committee, Michael Wooldridge (, and should consist of a short (< 1 page) 
statement that clearly describes the research contributions that the individual has made that 
merit the award, and how these contributions have influenced the field.

NOTE: a candidate can only be considered for the award if they are explicitly nominated. If you 
believe that someone deserves the award, then NOMINATE THEM -- don't assume that somebody else 


* Friday 7 December 2012 -- Deadline for nominations
* early 2013 -- announcement of 2013 winner
* 6-10 May 2013 -- AAMAS-2013 conference in St Paul, MN