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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 2-Day symposium on AI-Inspired Biology (AIIB) at AISB'2010 - deadline postponed

New Submission Deadline: Friday 8th Jan 2010
(NOT 11th Dec. as previously. Apologies for late change.)

   Biologists, psychologists, linguists, philosophers, neuroscientists,
   roboticists, AI-researchers...

[Please forward to likely participants]


Paper and poster submissions are invited for a Two-day Symposium on

   AI-Inspired Biology (AIIB)
   (Not Biologically Inspired AI -- BIAI!)
   31st March--1st April 2010

   Sponsored by EUCogII (

to be held at the AISB 2010 Convention along with 13 other symposia
on 29th March - 1st April 2010 at De Montfort University, Leicester,

The AIIB symposium will mainly be concerned with:

   Past, ongoing and especially future influences
   FROM AI/robotics TO the study of natural cognition.
   This can include using relevance to natural cognition,
   as a test for generality and power of theories of artificial


   Prof Kim Bard, Portsmouth University
   Prof Margaret Boden, Sussex University
       (will lead the closing discussion on "The way forward")
   Prof Nicky Clayton, Cambridge University
   Prof Nick Chater, University College London
   Prof Richard L. Lewis, University of Michigan
   Prof Antje Meyer, University of Birmingham
   Prof Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London

Please check the AIIB web site (above) for further details of
symposium topics, location, registration, accommodation, submission
format and procedures, and dates (submission deadline Friday 8th Jan
Midnight GMT 2010).

Submissions only by email to


   Jackie Chappell (Biology)
   [Symposium Chair]
   Susannah Thorpe (Biomechanicist)
   School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

   Nick Hawes (AI/Robotics)
   Aaron Sloman (Philosophy/AI/Robotics)
   School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

More details regarding the symposium, including confirmed speakers,
priorities for paper selection, submission categories,
provisional style files and deadlines available here:

2 page poster summaries and 6-8 page full papers are invited.
See the web site for details.

Accepted papers, posters, and where possible presentations, will be
retained after the symposium as a record of the meeting.

The submission deadline postponed to Friday 8th Jan 2010 Midnight GMT

Please check the web site for dates:

All submissions must include a short explanation of how they serve
the aims of the symposium.

At least one author of every accepted paper will be expected to
attend the symposium.

Enquiries to