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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: AMSS-fEtR'09 - The 1st Affect Mental States Symposium: From Emotion to Reason Symposium - extended deadline

-  AMSS-fEtR'09 - The 1st Affect Mental States Symposium: From Emotion
to Reason Symposium

Extended Deadline: 31 Jan 2009

AISB 2009 Convention
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 6-9, 2009

Travel Grants:


Cognition is studied from various approaches, both from a
computational viewpoint allowing to understand and to reproduce the
complexity of human brain functions and from the humanity
investigation point of view, e.g. psychology, making a link between
memory, behaviour and feelings. Emotions started to be recognised as
important factors of the human cognitive system. The increasing
interest in Affect computing, Pervasive and Ubiquitous systems, and
Socially-inspired systems gave more ground in support of emotions.
This symposium aims to be a meeting forum to report from both
computing standpoint and humanities viewpoint on the interaction
between emotions and cognition for the derivation of affect mental
states. This will include the application of such models in problem
solving, learning and decision-making.

Topics of interest

Submissions are invited on all aspects of Emotions Modelling and Cognition.
Submissions and publications

Papers, which should be in the region of 5-8 pages, prepared according
to these guidelines and in PDF format, should be submitted through the
online system at:

All papers presented at this workshop will be published in the
proceedings of the AISB Convention with an ISBN. Special issue(s) in a
journal and book chapters are in the planning to include the best

Important Dates

  * Extended Deadline: 31 Jan 2009
  * Paper acceptance notification: 15 February 2009
  * Convention: 6-9 April 2009