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AISB event Bulletin Item



ECM_MAI 2007
in conjunction with ICAI07, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (June 25-28, 2007)
Call for Papers
The fields of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the social sciences can together create a better understanding of cognition and social processes than they can independently of each other. Some efforts in social sciences, especially social simulations, have evolved an understanding of social processes in societies independently from the other two fields. However Sun (2006) among other has shown that there is relation between individual cognition and social processes. Can this connection be understood by exploring the relationship between computational cognitive modeling and social simulation? How is the cognition of a society different from individual cognition? In this session we will examine
these questions and many more.  We invite submissions of research that investigate any of the following topics: (1) the relation between individual and social cognition, (2) multi-agent models that are related to advances in individual cognition, (3) social simulations that utilize cognitive science or artificial intelligence techniques, (4) aspects of social cognition that require modeling, and (5) the integration of cognitive models of learning into multi-agent
 (Sun, R., 2006) Cognition and Multi-Agent Interaction, Edited by Ron Sun, 2006, Cambridge University Press. 
Submission of Papers
Authors are invited to submit their draft paper (between 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to Sule Yildirim (suley@osir.hihm.no) or Bill Rand (wrand@northwestern.edu) before the deadline. E-mail submissions in MS document or PDF formats are preferable. All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable. These are general guidelines, if you would like to submit in a different format please contact the coordinators.
Papers must not have been previously published or current submitted for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance authors will be asked to follow the IEEE style format in preparing their papers for publication (max. 7 pages).  The first page of the submission should include:
-Title of the paper
-Name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for each author 
-Name of the author who will present the paper should be indicated
-A maximum of five keywords
Session Format
The session will begin with an overview of the topic by the coordinators, and the peer-reviewed papers will then be orally presented.  If time permits a wrap-up discussion will take place at the end of the session.
Important Dates
Extended Submission deadline: 20 March, 2007. 
Notification of acceptance: 7 April, 2007. 
Camera-ready due: 27 April, 2007. 
Conference registration deadline: 27 April, 2007.
Conference dates: June 25-28, 2007
See ICAI07 website for complete details.
The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in hardcopy. The proceedings will be available for distribution at the conference .

Some accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after the conference). All conference proceedings published by CSREA Press are considered for inclusion in major database indexes that are designed to provide easy access to the current literature of the sciences (database examples: ISI Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC, DBLP, ...).
Program Committee
Session Chairs
Sule Yildirim, Hedmark University College
Bill Rand, Northwestern University
Program Committee
         Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
         Tuncer ren, University of Ottawa
         Maarten Sierhuis, RIACS/NASA Ames Research Center
         Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth
         Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
         Peter De Souza, Hedmark University College
         Ashwin Ram, Georgia Tech
         Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University
   Academic Co-Sponsors of WORLDCOMP'07 include:
     - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory, MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
     - Statistical Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory, Department of Statistics, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
     - Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)
     - Statistical and Computational Intelligence Laboratory of Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)
     - University of Iowa's Medical Imaging HPC Lab (Iowa City, Iowa)
     - Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia);
     - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

   Other Co-sponsors include:
     - HPCwire
     - GRIDtoday
     - STEM Education Society
     - HPCSoft, HPC Software Inc.
     - International Technology Institute (ITI)
     - H2cM - Hodges' Health, UK