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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012, July 2nd to 6th, 2012, Birmingham, UK

http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb12/


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.


AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012
------------------------------
in honour of Alan Turing


 July 2nd to 6th, 2012
 University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

 http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/turing12/
 or via
 http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb12/


organized by

 *** Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)  
[http://www.aisb.org.uk/]

 *** International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP)  [http://www.ia-cap.org/]




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

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