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 ...


Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


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...


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 event Bulletin Item

2nd CFP: CiE 2011: Computability in Europe

  CiE 2011: Computability in Europe
              Models of Computation in Context
                     Sofia, Bulgaria
                27 June 2011 - 2 July 2011

                  Second Call for Papers
           Submission Deadline: 14 January 2011

TUTORIALS: Jack Lutz (Ames IA, U.S.A.), Geoffrey Pullum (Edinburgh, U.K.)

PLENARY TALKS: Scott Aaronson (Cambridge MA, U.S.A.), Christel Baier
(Dresden, Germany), Michiel van Lambalgen (Amsterdam, The
Netherlands), Antonio Montalban (Chicago IL, U.S.A.), Alexandra
Shlapentokh (Greenville NC, U.S.A.), Theodore Slaman (Berkeley CA,
U.S.A.), Janet Thornton (Cambridge, U.K.), Alasdair Urquhart (Toronto
ON, Canada).

* Computability in Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry (Organizers:
Alexandra Shlapentokh, Dieter Spreen) : Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Vasco
Brattka (Cape Town): Valentina Harizanov (Washington, DC), Russel
Miller (New York, NY).
* Classical Computability Theory (Organizers: Doug Cenzer, Bjørn
Kjos-Hanssen): Mingzhong Cai (Cornell), Rachel Epstein (Harvard),
Charles Harris (Leeds), Guohua Wu (NTU, Singapore)
* Natural Computing (Organizers: Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú, Ion Petre):
Natalio Krasnogor  (University of Nottingham), Martin Kutrib
(University of Giessen), Victor Mitrana (University of Bucharest),
Agust n Riscos-Núnez (University of Seville)
* Relations between the physical world and formal models of
computability (Organizers: Viv Kendon, Sonja Smets): Pablo Arrighi
(University of Grenoble), ?aslav Brukner (University of Vienna), Elham
Kashefi (University of Edinburgh),Prakash Panangaden (McGill
* Theory of transfinite computations (Organizers: Peter Koepke, C.T.
Chong): Noam Greenberg (Victoria University of Wellington), Sy D.
Friedman (University of Vienna), Wei Wang  (Sun Yat-sen University),
Merlin Carl  (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
* Computational Linguistics (Organizers: Tejaswini Deoskar, Tinko
Tinchev): Klaus U. Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)&
Stoyan Mihov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Ian Pratt-Hartmann
(University of Manchester).

CiE serves as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects
of computability and foundations of computer science, as well as the
interplay of these theoretical areas with practical issues in computer
science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics,
philosophy, or physics.

The Programme Committee (Dag Normann and Ivan Soskov co-chairs)
cordially invites all researchers in the area of the conference to
submit their papers (in PDF-format, at most 10 pages) for presentation
at CiE 2011 to The
best of the accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings within the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
of Springer, which will be available at the conference. Other accepted
contributed papers together with abstracts of informal presentations
will appear in our local pre-conference proceedings volume.

We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different
parts of the research community. Since women are underrepresented in
mathematics and computer science, we emphatically encourage
submissions by female authors (see below for the 'Women in
Computability' grants).

Submission Deadline:            January 14, 2011
Notification of Authors:        March 12, 2011
Final Version:                  April 2, 2011

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the
conference. Submitted papers must describe work not previously
published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a
journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings.  All
papers need to be prepared in LNCS-style LaTeX. Papers should not
exceed 10 pages; full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which
will be read at the reviewers' discretion.

Submissions authored or co-authored by a  Programme Committee member
are not allowed.


Women in Computability:

In 2011, we continue the programme "Women in Computability" (funded
from 2008 to 2010 by the Elsevier Foundation) now supported by the
journal "Annals of Pure and Applied Logic" (Elsevier). As part of this
programme, we can offer four modest "Elsevier Women in Computability
grants" for female graduate students or junior researchers. These
grants will be paid as a reimbursement of up to 200 EUR of travel and
accommodation expenses. More information about deadlines and the
application procedure will become available from the CiE 2011 website
in March 2011.

ASL Student Travel Grants:

CiE 2011 is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic. All
student members of the ASL can apply for travel funding. To be
considered for a Travel Award, please (1) send a letter of
application, and (2) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief
recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief
(preferably one page) and should include: (1) your name; (2) your home
institution; (3) your thesis supervisor's name; (4) a one-paragraph
description of your studies and work in logic, and a paragraph
explaining why it is important to attend the meeting; (5) your
estimate of the travel expenses you will incur; (6) (for citizens or
residents of the USA) citizenship or visa status; and (7) (voluntary)
indication of your gender and minority status. Women and members of
minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should
be sent to before March 27 2011.

EMS grants for Young East European Researches:

Thanks to the  generous support  from European Mathematical Society,
CiE 2011 is glad to be able to offer partial or total fee waivers for
a small number of Eastern European researchers and researchers  from
the former  Soviet Union member states,  whose work has been accepted
for presentation at CiE2011. Preference will be given to young
researchers and researchers with papers accepted for  publication in
the LNCS  proceedings. To apply, please send an application to before March 27 2011. The application should
include  the applicant's name, affiliation and  the title of the
submission for CiE 2011.

Best student  paper award:

Papers that have only student authors are eligible for the "CiE 2011
Best Student Paper Award??. The Programme Committee will select the
best submission among these after acceptance.
Springer will sponsor  the Best  student paper award - a Springer book
voucher for the winner.

All questions about the conference could be send at