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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Announcement: New Book Series: Advances in Interaction Studies


Advances in Interaction Studies

Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth

ISSN: 1879-873X

Advances in Interaction Studies (AIS) provides a forum for researchers to
present excellent scholarly work in a variety of disciplines relevant to the
advancement of knowledge in the field of interaction studies. The book
series accompanies the journal Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and
Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems.

The book series allows the presentation of research in the forms of
monographs (that may be based on PhD thesis material) or edited collections
of peer-reviewed material (that may be based on conferences relevant to the
field), in English.

The series welcomes contributions that analyze social behaviour in humans
and other animals, including the evolution of interaction and communication,
as well as research into the design and synthesis of robotic, software,
virtual and other artificial systems, including applications such as
exploiting human-machine interactions for educational or therapeutic
purposes. Fields of interest include but are not limited to: evolutionary
biology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, human-robot
interaction, human-computer interaction, psychology, cognitive neuroscience,
computational neuroscience, cognitive modeling, ethology, social and
biological anthropology, palaeontology, animal behaviour, and linguistics.

Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our
Guidelines for Book Proposals
(, can
be sent to the responsible Benjamins acquisition editor, Anke de Looper
(, or directly to the series editors
Kerstin Dautenhahn (
Angelo Cangelosi (