Hugh Gene Loebner

  The AISB were sad to learn last week of the passing of philanthropist and inventor Hugh Gene Loebner PhD, who died peacefully in his home in New York at the age of 74.  Hugh was founder and sponsor of The Loebner Prize, an an...


AI Europe 2016

  Partnership between AISB and AI Europe 2016: Next December 5th and 6th in London, AI Europe will bring together the European AI eco-system by gathering new tools and future technologies appearing in professional fields for th...


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...


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 event Bulletin Item

CFP: MIWAI10: Mahasarakham International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

The 4th Mahasarakham International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence.

December 9-10, 2010, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.

Important Dates
Papers due:                                 October 15, 2010
Author notification:                     November 12, 2010
Camera-ready papers due:         November 22, 2010
Registration deadline:                 December 2, 2010
Workshop dates:                          December 9-10, 2010

Artificial Intelligence (AI) research has broad applications in real
world problems. Examples include control, planning and scheduling,
pattern recognition, knowledge mining, software applications and
strategy games. The ever-evolving needs in business both on a local
and on a global scale demand better technologies for solving more and
more complex problems. Such needs can be found in all industrial
sectors and in any part of the world.

This workshop aims to be a meeting place where excellence in AI
research meets the needs for solving dynamic and complex problems in
the real world. The academic researchers, developers, and industrial
practitioners will have extensive opportunities to present their
original work, technological advances and practical problems.
Participants can learn from each other and exchange their experiences
in order to fine tune their activities in order to help each other

The main purposes of the MIWAI series of workshops are as follows:

?to provide a meeting place for AI researchers and practitioners in
Thailand and beyond.

?to inform Thai students about cutting-edge AI research via the
presence of outstanding international invited speakers.

?to raise the standards of practice of AI research in the whole of
Thailand by providing Thai researchers and students with feedback from
an internationally-renowned program committee.

Invited Speakers
1.Anthony Cohn (University of Leeds, UK)

There will be five awards given out at the workshop:

(i) Best original paper: Given to the best category A submission (see
below), from any origin.

(ii) Best original paper by a PhD student: Given to the best category
A paper whose first author is a registered PhD student, from any

(iii) Best original paper by a Masters student: Given to the best
category A paper whose first author is a registered Masters student,
from any origin.

(iv) Best demonstration: Given to the best demonstration (see category
C submissions below - note this prize will only be awarded in case at
least 3 demonstrations are presented at the workshop).

(v) Best reviewer: Given to the reviewer who has given the most
helpful feedback on the papers they have been assigned to review.

Call for Papers
Submission of papers is due on October 15, 2010. The research areas in
AI include but not limited to:

- Agent-based simulation
- Agent-oriented software engineering
- Agents and Web services
- Agent-based electronic commerce, auctions and markets
- AI  in video games
- Computer vision
- Constraint satisfaction
- Data mining
- Decision theory
- Distributed AI
- E-Commerce and AI
- Game theory
- Internet/WWW intelligence
- Industrial applications of AI
- Intelligent tutoring
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Machine learning
- Multiagent planning and learning
- Multiagent systems and their applications
- Multiagent systems and evolving intelligence
- Natural language processing
- Neural networks
- Planning and scheduling
- Robotics
- Uncertainty in AI
- Web services

Submission requirements
Submissions of the following three categories are invited:

Papers presenting new original work. Submitted papers should not
exceed a length of 12 pages in the IEEE format style (templates here:,
Regular papers will be reviewed on overall quality and relevance.
Reviewing of category A papers will be (at least) double-blind. In
order to make blind reviewing possible, the authors should follow

?The authors' names and institutions should not appear in the paper.
?Unpublished work of the authors should not be cited.
?Using "we" or "us" in reviews of literature should be avoided, e.g.,
"In [1] we have proposed..." should be changed to "In [1] the authors
have proposed...".

The program committee will evaluate Category A papers as either
?rejected? or ?accepted as long paper? or ?accepted as short paper?.
All accepted category A papers (long and short) will be fully
published in the proceedings.

Papers that have been accepted after June 1 2009 for AI-related
refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted and will be
accepted as ?compressed contributions?. Authors are invited to submit
the published version (without page or format restriction) together
with a 1 or 2-page abstract prepared in the IEEE format style (links
to templates above). Note the above double-blind instructions apply
only to category A papers, not to category B. The abstract of the
paper will be published in the proceedings. Every author may submit at
most one B-paper of which they are the corresponding author, and only
if they do not submit any A-paper as corresponding author.

Proposals for demonstrations will be evaluated based on submitted
demonstration summaries stating the following: the purpose of the
system to be demonstrated, its user groups, the organization or
project for which it is developed, the developers, and the technology
used. In addition, the system requirements and the duration of the
demo (not exceeding 30 minutes) should be mentioned. Especially master
students are encouraged to submit papers presenting their applications
and experiences. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2
pages (links to templates above). Reviewing of category C papers will
be double-blind (see above under ?category A? papers for details).

The workshop proceedings will be published with ISBN number.

At least one author of each accepted paper (in each submission
category) is required to attend the workshop.

Language Requirements
As MIWAI is an international workshop, its official language is
English. This means all submitting authors must submit an English
language version of their paper, as well as present their paper in
English if accepted for the workshop.


Advisory Committee
-Wanchai Rivepaiboon (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
-Wirat Pongsiri (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Sujin Butdeesuwan (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Somnuk Puangpronpitag (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Co-Chairs
- Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg and Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
- Chattrakul Sombattheera (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Publicity Chairs
-Wijittra Noisanguan (Rajamangala University of Technology, Isan,
Surin campus, Thailand)
-Mana Setwong (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Committee (provisional)
- Arun Agarwal (Hyderabad, India)
- Samir Aknine (Paris 6, France)
- Laor Boongasame (Bangkok University, Thailand)
- Roger Boyle (Leeds, UK)
- Kosin Chamnongthai (KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Matthew Dailey (AIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Juergen Dix (Clausthal, Germany)
- Patrick Doherty (Linkoping, Sweden)
- Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Jerome Lang (CNRS, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France)
- Fangzhen Lin (HKUST, Hong Kong)
- Jerome Mengin (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Ekawit Nantajeewarawat (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Eric Pacuit (Tilburg, Netherlands)
- Vineet Padmanabhan (Hyderabad, India)
- Supawan Phonphitakchai (Naresuan University, Thailand)
- Guilin Qi (Southeast University, Nanjing, China)
- Jun Shen (Wollongong, Australia)
- Siriwan Suebnakarn (Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Leon van der Torre (Luxembourg)
- Thanaruk Theeramunkong (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Siba Kumar Udgata (Hyderabad, India)
- Paul Weng (Paris 6, France)

Please direct any comments or enquiries to Chattrakul Sombattheera
(chattrakul.s[AT] or Richard Booth