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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: AIIB Symposium at AISB10 Convention

Two-day Symposium on AI-Inspired Biology (AIIB)
   (Not Biologically Inspired AI -- BIAI!)


The web site for the multi-disciplinary AIIB symposium has been updated

   NB: Last day for lower cost early registration is Monday 1st March:

INVITED TALKS (Thanks to support from EuCogII):

# Prof Margaret Boden, Sussex University,
   will lead the "where next" discussion in the closing session.

# Prof Kim Bard, Portsmouth University (Provisional: Something on
   animal cognition: understanding the process of development in

# Prof Nick Chater (UCL) Biological and cultural foundations of
   human language: Insights from computer simulations.

# Dr. Richard P Cooper, Reader, Birkbeck College London "Forward and
   Inverse Models in Motor Control and Cognitive Control"

# Prof Richard L. Lewis, University of Michigan (Provisional: On
   motivational mechanisms.)

# Prof Antje Meyer, Birmingham University (Provisional: On cognitive
   aspects of speech production.)

# Dr. Anil Seth Reader, School of Informatics, University of Sussex
   (Provisional: will talk about consciousness.)

# Prof Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London,
   Why Can't We Build Robots that are as Clever as Crows?

# Talks by two of the symposium organisers will explain how the
proposal for this symposium arose out of the collaboration between
the four symposium organisers:

   * Aaron Sloman
     AIIB from the standpoint of AI/Cognitive Science/Philosophy
   * Jackie Chappell
     AIIB from the standpoint of Biology/Animal Cognition

# Plenary talk for the AISB10 Convention Relevant to this Symposium
will be given by Giorgio Metta LIRA-Lab, University of Genova; and
the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa.
   Title: From biology to robots: the RobotCub project

Presentations of submitted papers and posters include the following
(some still to be confirmed):

     AI, Attachment Theory and Simulating Secure Base Behaviour:
       Dr. Bowlby meet the Reverend Bayes.

     The Logic of Robotics Inspired Biology

     Advancing Knowledge of Cognitive Development Sequences in Infancy

     Route Learning Through Classification

     On the practical nature of artificial qualia

     Modeling visual Affordances: The Selective Attention for Action Model (SAAM)

     Constructing emotions:
     Epistemological groundings and robotics' applications for a
       synthetic approach to emotions

     Innate movement strategies for view-based homing

     Generation of Biological Motion Patterns and Their Emergent
       Transitions with a Trainable Neural Network Oscillator

     Context Specific Vocalizations in Human Infants (Homosapiens):
       Can Computer Modelling Help to Bring Further Insight into
       Categorical Perception?

     The ChickBot: a mobile robot for ethological studies on
       domestic chickens

     Modelising H-CogAff global alarm system improves robot

     Construct to Understand : Learning through Exploration

(Late poster submissions can be considered until 23rd Feb
-- see submission detais and style files on the web site.)

LOCATION: DeMontfort University Leicester

There are special prices for two hotels for people registering.
(See the registration web site.)

There are reduced registration fees for members of SSAISB
(Anyone can join:

The AIIB Symposium web site will be updated as appropriate.

Symposium starts 0845: Wed 31st March 2010
         ends   1830: Thu  1st April 2010

Anyone wishing to attend another symposium before the AIIB symposium
may find this list of symposia at the AISB/2010 conference useful:

Email Enquiries to: aaib10 [AT]

Aaron Sloman