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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL For Convention Proposals: AISB 2013


DEADLINE:  22nd October 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 1st December 2011
Suggested deadline for Call for Symposia Proposals: 31st July 2012

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
(AISB) sponsors an annual convention consisting of a collocation of symposia
and workshops. The convention aims to provide a unique opportunity to promote
emerging work which spans the full range of research within Artificial Intelligence
and Cognitive Science.  The convention normally takes place over 3 or 4 days in March-April and
includes the AGM of the SSAISB.

Details of previous conventions can be found at

The AISB Convention is the major UK Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
Event. It aims to function as a venue for the presentation of recent and
emerging work in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and
as a productive environment for networking and the formation of collaborations.
The convention will have a convention organiser who has overall responsibility
for the convention programme, local arrangements and financial management.
Programme detail is mostly delegated to individual symposium organisers
but the convention organiser is responsible for arranging plenary talks.
The convention uniquely offers a supportive environment for the presentation
of emerging work. In particular, it provides an excellent opportunity for students
to present their research to an audience containing some of the most eminent
researchers in the field.
A full description of the role of the convention organiser is available at


Proposals should be made by EMAILING IN PLAIN TEXT to Dr Rodger Kibble
at, enclosing the following information. (Prior informal
email enquiries from possible proposers are welcomed):

NAME & AFFILIATION of Convention Organiser(s) - including both postal
and email addresses and telephone numbers.

CASE FOR SUPPORT not more than 1000 words, arguing your case for
hosting the Convention. You may put observations about your own background
and suitability in the Additional Comments section below. This case for support
should include suggestions of individuals you intend to approach as plenary
speakers and symposium organisers.  

convention runs for 3-4 days in March/April. If you are proposing to host a
convention of unusual length or at an unusual time then you should also include
a justification of this change. The location should be in the UK.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS no more than 500 words, on, for example,
the relevance of your background to the convention, and of the benefits of your
proposed location such as suitable accommodation for delegates or accessibility by 
public tansport.  The winning proposal will be selected by the Committee of the