CFProposal AISB2018

  The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB) is soliciting proposals for symposia to be held at the AISB 2018 convention.The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, A...


Insurance AI Analy...

Insurance AI Analytics Summit, October 9-10, London Join us for Europe’s only AI event dedicated to insurance where 300 attendees will unite from analytics, pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting. You’ll find out how advan...


AISB 2018 Convention

  The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, AISB 2018 will be held at the University of Liverpool, chaired by Floriana Grasso and Louise Dennis. As in the past years, AISB 2018 will provide a unique forum for p...


AI Summit London

     The AI Summit London: The World’s Number One AI Event for Business  Date: 9-10 May 2017 Venue: Business Design Centre, London. The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest/number one conference exhibition dedicated to t...


AISB Wired Health

    AISB and WIRED events have partnered to bring together inspirational high-profile speakers. Join hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the 4th Annual WIRED Health event, taking pl...


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...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: SARA 2007, 7th International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation

Second Call for Papers - note EXTENDED deadline

          SARA '07: The Seventh International Symposium on
            Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation

                 Whistler, Canada, July 18-21, 2007
  (organised in cooperation with AAAI and co-located with AAAI'07)


It has been recognised since the inception of Artificial Intelligence
that abstractions, problem reformulations and approximations (AR&A)
are central to human common-sense reasoning and problem solving and to
the ability of systems to reason effectively in complex domains. AR&A
techniques have been used in a variety of problem-solving settings,
including (but not limited to):

   * Automatic programming.
   * Automated reasoning.
   * Cognitive modelling.
   * Constraint programming.
   * Design.
   * Diagnosis.
   * Machine learning.
   * Model-based reasoning.
   * Planning.
   * Scheduling.
   * Search.
   * Theorem proving.
   * Tutoring.

The primary use of AR&A techniques in such settings has been to
overcome computational intractability by decreasing the combinatorial
costs associated with searching large spaces. In addition, AR&A
techniques are also useful for knowledge acquisition and explanation
generation in complex domains.

The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for intensive
interaction among researchers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence
and Computer Science with an interest in the different aspects of AR&A
techniques. The diverse backgrounds of participants of previous
symposia has led to a rich and lively exchange of ideas, allowed the
comparison of goals, techniques and paradigms, and helped identify
important research issues and engineering hurdles. We expect that the
upcoming symposium will include an equally diverse group of

Invited Speakers

Vadim Bulitko         University of Alberta, Canada.
Alan Frisch           University of York, UK.
John Hooker           Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Important Dates

Submission:          March 26th
Notification:        April 23rd
Final Versions:      May 13th

Please see the website for details and submission procedures.


Conference Chairs:    Ian Miguel, University of St Andrews, UK.
                      Wheeler Ruml, Palo Alto Research Center, USA.
Publicity Chair:      Karen Petrie, University of Oxford, UK.
Sponsorship Chair:    Peter Nightingale, University of St Andrews, UK.

Programme Committee:

J. Christopher Beck     University of Toronto, Canada.
Berthe Choueiry         University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Johann de Kleer         Palo Alto Research Center, USA.
Marie Desjardins        University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
Stefan Edelkamp         Universitat Dortmund, Germany.
Boi Faltings            Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
Ariel Felner            Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Alan Frisch             University of York, UK.
Hector Geffner          Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
Mike Genesereth         Stanford University, USA.
Fausto Giunchiglia      University of Trento, Italy.
Brahim Hnich            Izmir University, Turkey.
Daniel Kayser           Universite Paris-Nord, France.
Sven Koenig             University of Southern California, USA.
Derek Long              University of Strathclyde, UK.
Michael Lowry           NASA, USA.
Peter Revesz            University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Marie-Christine Rousset University of Grenoble, France.
Lorenza Saitta          Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy.
Bart Selman             Cornell University, USA.
Barbara Smith           Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland.
Miroslav Velev          Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Toby Walsh              University of New South Wales, Australia.
Weixiong Zhang          Washington University, USA.
Rong Zhou               Palo Alto Research Center, USA.
Robert Zimmer           Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
Jean-Daniel Zucker      Universite Paris 6, France.