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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Beyond AI: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, 8-9 Dec 2011, CZECH REPUBLIC

Pilsen (Czech Republic)

Beyond AI: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Date: December 8-9, 2011
Venue: Pilsen, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Key dates: Registration opens: October 1st, 2011 
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: October 30th 
2011 Notification of acceptance/rejection: November 15th, 2011 
Deadline for submission of full papers: January 31st, 2012

Keynotes: Jnos Fodor (buda University, Budapest) Ivan M. Havel (Center for Theoretical Study, 
Prague) Jozef Kelemen (Silesian University, Opava) Paulo Leito (Polytechnic Institute of Bragana)
Anders Sandberg (University of Oxford) Soren Holm (School of Law, University of Manchester)

Details: The conference will aim to shed light on philosophical, ethical, social, esthetical, 
medical and also technical issues that constitute current conceptions of AI. Transdisciplinary 
dialogue between experts from engineering, natural sciences and humanities is strongly encouraged. 
Contributions to the following topics are welcomed:

(*) AI Applications in Real Life (scope and limits of applicability, harmonization of 
implementation, the pros and cons of practical usefulness, ambient intelligence, reality of second life)

(*) AI for Human Health (patient?s experience with intelligent prosthetics, Eliza as a 
psychotherapeutist, models for psychiatry, biomedical ethics)

(*) AI and Art (creative facets of designing AI products, aesthetics of computer-human contacts, 
cyberpunk art, machines as artists, science

(*) AI and Mind (artificial and natural thought, mind and consciousness, semiotic models, 
self-reference, emergence)

(*) AI versus IA (intelligence amplification, human cognitive enhancement, brain-computer interface,
embodied cognitive science)

(*) Man-Machine Coexistence (man-machine communication, individual and social coexistence of human 
and machine, transhumanism, issues of prospective cohabitation and/or fight)

(*) Fringe AI (singularitarianism, mind-uploading, simulation argument, cyborg theory)

Contact:  Jan Romportl (OC Chairman) ? tel.: +420 377 634 823