AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie ( Tu...


Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in philosophy of simulation, Stuttgart, GERMANY

A full-time PhD position (salary TV-L 13, 50%) in Philosophy of Simulation 
is available at the Institute for Philosophy 
University of Stuttgart (, commencing September 15 or 
October 1 2013.

The position is open to candidates with a Master's degree in philosophy or 
a related discipline and an interest in working in a very active 
international and interdisciplinary research environment.

The position is funded by and placed within the Cluster of Excellence 
Simulation Technology ( for an initial period 
of three years. The successful candidate is expected to become a member of 
the SimTech Graduate School and conduct research in the area of philosophy 
of computer simuations, especially with regard to philosophy of science 
and epistemology. Prior knowledge in the following fields is appreciated 
but not mandatory: computer science, mathematics, visualization, cognitive 
science, pedagogy, media- and communication science.  A strong interest in 
interdisciplinary collaboration and a solid philosophical background, 
however, are prerequisites for a successful application.

Candidates should supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, 
certificates, a transcript of courses taken and two letters of 
recommendation. Please merge all documents into a single pdf file.

The deadline for applications is August 20 2013. Applications as well as 
informal enquiries may be directed to Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pompe-Alama: