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...


Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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 ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD position in formal / experimental pragmatics, University of Tbingen, GEERMANY

PhD position in formal/experimental pragmatics
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics

Applications are invited for a paid PhD student position at the University 
of Tbingen. The principal activity of the applicants will be to pursue a 
PhD thesis project in an international research cluster on experimental 
pragmatics and computational psycholinguistics and to actively engage in 
national and international cooperation with like-minded researchers.

Applicants should have a strong interest in the study of language and a 
solid background in a relevant field with a documented expertise in at 
least one, ideally several of the following:

     formal semantics / pragmatics
     experimental semantics / pragmatics
     computational cognitive modeling of language processing (e.g. Bayesian 
/ probabilistic modeling)

The position is limited to a term of 3 years, starting July 1, 2014 or 
soon after. Payment is offered according to TV-L (Tarifvertrag fr den 
ffentlichen Dienst der Lnder) and includes all usual supplementary 
services. Candidates will be officially employed by the administration of 
the University of Tbingen. As the University of Tbingen intends to 
increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are 
particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification and 
experience physically challenged applicants are given preference.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience and 
academic interests (no more than 2 pages), as well as names and addresses 
of up to three references and a short writing sample. Please send 
applications by email to mchfranke[at] Applications received by 
April 21, 2014 will receive full consideration, although interviews may 
start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

For further information please contact: mchfranke[at]