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 ...

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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

PhD student position in philosophical logic, Bochum, GERMANY

The Department of Philosophy II at Ruhr-University Bochum is seeking to hire a 
PhD student working in philosophical logic (50% TV-L E13 position, approx. 
1300/month). The position is associated with the chair of Logic and 
Epistemology (Prof. Heinrich Wansing) and comes with a mild teaching duty of 
one undergraduate class per semester. Residency in Bochum or in commutable 
distance is expected.

Candidates should have completed an excellent Master's thesis in philosophical 
logic and should have a decent background in the semantics and proof-theory of 
non-classical and modal logics. Moreover, candidates are supposed to have good 
communication skills in English. Good social skills are also required as 
cooperation with other researchers is expected.

The appointment is for a period of 2 years and is to be filled by  April 2013. 
Applications should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Heinrich Wansing 
( and have to include (only in pdf format) a cover 
letter, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research
proposal, and the names of two references. You are also invited to include a 
sample of your writing (or publication) if one is available in English, German, 
or Dutch. The deadline for applications is February
15th, 2013.

For further information please feel free to contact Prof. Heinrich
Wansing (