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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Symposium Proposals: AISB'11

AISB'11: Call for Symposium Proposals

The UK Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) is pleased to announce its forthcoming convention to be held at the University of York, York, 4-7 April 2011 ( The AISB convention is an annual event organised as a number of collocated symposia interspersed with invited plenary talks. Proposals are welcomed in all areas relating to AI and cognitive science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Animal cognition
Applications of AI
Cognitive neuroscience
Computer vision
Computational models of thought processes
Distributed reasoning and swarm intelligence
Emergent behaviour
Evaluation of AI systems
Game theory
Human-robot interaction
Intelligent agents and multiagent systems
Intelligent user interfaces
Knowledge representation
Natural lanugage processing
Machine learning
Nature-inspired computer architectures
Philosophy of mind
Social intelligence
Statistical approaches to AI
Confirmed invited speakers so far include Alan Baddeley (York), Katie Slocombe (York) and Mark Steedman (Edinburgh).

We want to emphasise that proposals drawing more strongly on the cognitive science aspect of the AISB remit are particularly encouraged. A broader spread of topics will match well the relevant research at the host institution, the University of York, in particular at the Departments of Computer Science, Language and Linguistic Science, Psychology and the York Neuroimaging Centre.

The University of York is among the top ten universities in the UK, and one of the top 100 universities in the world. The 2011 convention will be held in the brand-new buildings of the Department of Computer Science and the adjacent Hub on the Heslington East Campus, a new multi-million pound development aiming to provide the University with space for growth and offer the best facilities to staff and students for research and teaching.

The deadline for symposium proposals is:

25 September 2010

Submissions should consist of a short (one page) case for support describing the relevance of the symposium (and including a justification for the proposed length of one or two days), and a preliminary call for papers.

Please send proposals (and any questions) to both chairs:

Dimitar Kazakov (
George Tsoulas (

We are looking forward to your submission.