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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PAPERS: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012, 2nd-6th July, 2012, Birmingham, UK


THE SYMPOSIA FORMING THE CONFERENCE HAVE EXTENDED THEIR DEADLINES FOR PAPERS. The due date for 
abstracts or papers (depending on the Symposium) is now *****2 March***** 2012.

For submission details please consult the individual symposium calls via the Congress webpage 
identified below. All submissions are handled via individual symposia.


============================

THE SYMPOSIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

-- Mathematical Practice and Cognition II

-- Hypercomputation and Artificial Intelligence

-- Computing, Philosophy and the Question of Bio-Machine Hybrids
    (4th AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy)

-- Computational Philosophy

-- Turing Arts Symposium

-- History and Philosophy of Programming
      together with a Roundtable Discussion on
      Philosophy of Computer Science: PoC Meets AI and Law

-- AI and Games



Symposium Group on Turing Tests and Dialogue Agents:

-- Revisiting Turing and his Test: 
           Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World

-- Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialog Agents (LaCATODA 2012)



Symposium Group on Social/Collective Systems, Networks and Phenomena:

-- Social Computing - Social Cognition - Social Networks 
     and Multiagent Systems

-- Understanding and Modelling Collective Phenomena (UMoCoP)



Symposium Group on Ethics, Morality, AI and Mind:

-- Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in AI

-- The Machine Question: AI, Ethics, and Moral Responsibility

-- Moral Cognition & Theory of Mind



Symposium Group on Natural and Unconventional Computing:

-- Natural Computing/Unconventional Computing 
                     and its Philosophical Significance

-- Nature-Inspired Computing and Applications: 1st Symposium (NICA)


===================================================================

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONGRESS


AISB and IACAP have joined forces to run the above Congress in 2012. The Congress serves both as 
the year's AISB Convention and the year's IACAP conference.  The Congress has been inspired by a 
desire to honour Alan Turing and by the broad and deep significance of Turing's work to AI, to the 
philosophical ramifications of computing, and to philosophy and computing more generally. The 
Congress is one of the events forming the Alan Turing Year 
(http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/).

The intent of the Congress is to stimulate a particularly rich interchange between AI and 
Philosophy on any areas of mutual interest, whether directly addressing Turing's own research 
output or not.


Invited Plenary Speakers
------------------------

Four invited Plenary speakers have so far been secured, namely:

  COLIN ALLEN

    Provost Professor of Cognitive Science 
                  and of History & Philosophy of Science
    Department of Philosophy and Philosophy of Science 
    Indiana University, 
    Bloomington, IN, USA

    http://www.indiana.edu/~hpscdept/people/allen.shtml



  LUCIANO FLORIDI

    Research Chair in Philosophy of Information
    and UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics
    University of Hertfordshire, UK
    &
    Director, Information Ethics research Group
    and Fellow of St Cross College
    University of Oxford, UK
  
    http://www.philosophyofinformation.net/Introduction.html


  AARON SLOMAN

    Honorary Professor
    School of Computer Science
    University of Birmingham, UK

    http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/about/people/showperson.php?person_id=11


  BLAY WHITBY

   http://www.blaywhitby.com/

   and associated with 
   Department of Informatics
   University of Sussex, UK 


In addition, Alan Turing's nephew SIR JOHN DERMOT TURING will give a short speech at the Congress 
Dinner on Thursday 5th July.


Congress Chairs
---------------

Overall Chairs:

   Anthony Beavers
   Philosophy and Cognitive Science
   The University of Evansville
   1800 Lincoln Avenue
   Evansville, Indiana 47722 USA

   +1 812-488-2682
   afbeavers@gmail.com

   (Tony is the President of IACAP)


   John Barnden
   School of Computer Science 
   University of Birmingham
   Birmingham, B15 2TT

   +44 (0)121-414-3816
   J.A.Barnden@cs.bham.ac.uk except during August 2011
   j.a.barnden@btinternet.com during August 2011

   (John is currently Vice-Chair of AISB, 
    and was Chair from 2003 to 2010)




Local Chair and Deputy Programme Chair:

   Dr Manfred Kerber
   
   School of Computer Science 
   University of Birmingham
   Birmingham, B15 2LY

   M.Kerber@cs.bham.ac.uk