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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

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...


Read More...

AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


Read More...
012345

Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

Announcement: 2011 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN FORMAL LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS (SSFLA2011)

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/

2011 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN FORMAL LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS
(SSFLA 2011)

(formerly International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications) 

Tarragona, Spain, April 18-22, 2011

Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/

******************************************

ADDRESSED TO:

Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and Mathematics. Other students (for instance, from Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Molecular Biology or Logic) are welcome too provided they have a good background in discrete mathematics.

All courses will be made compatible in terms of schedule.

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

Franz Baader (Dresden), Automata and Logic [advanced, 4 hours]
Thomas Bck (Leiden), Natural Computing [introductory, 10 hours]
Markus Holzer (Giessen), Computational Complexity [introductory, 14 hours]
Claude Kirchner (Bordeaux), Rewriting and Deduction Modulo [introductory, 6 hours]
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen), Text Searching and Indexing [introductory, 10 hours]
Rupak Majumdar (Kaiserslautern), Software Model Checking [introductory, 10 hours]
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin), Natural Language Processing with Subsymbolic Neural Networks [introductory, 6 hours]
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund), Automata Learning from Theory to Application [introductory/advanced, 18 hours]
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen), omega-Automata and Infinite Games [introductory/advanced, 6 hours]
Sheng Yu (London ON), Finite Automata and Regular Languages [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]

SCHOOL PAPER:

On a voluntary basis, within 6 months after the end of the School, students will be expected to draft an individual or jointly-authored research paper on a topic covered during the classes under the guidance of the lecturing staff.

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/Registration.php 

FEES:

They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

1 hour = 

- 10 euros (for payments until November 30, 2010), 
- 15 euros (for payments after November 30, 2010). 

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account: 

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC)

Please mention SSFLA 2011 and your full name in the subject. An invoice will be provided on site. Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

To check the eligibility for early registration, what counts is the date when the payment is received (not the date when the registration form was filled in).

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. 

ACCOMMODATION:

Information about accommodation will be provided through the website of the School in January 2011.

CERTIFICATES:

Students will be delivered a diploma stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration. Those participants who will choose to be involved in a research paper will receive an additional certificate at the end of the task, independently on whether the paper will finally get published or not.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Announcement of the programme: October 8, 2010
Starting of the registration: October 11, 2010
Early registration deadline: November 30, 2010
Starting of the School: April 18, 2011
End of the School: April 22, 2011 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Carlos Martin-Vide: carlos.martin@urv.cat 

WEBSITE:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/ 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SSFLA 2011
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386