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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SYMPOSIA - AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012, 2-6 July 2012, Birmingham, UK **DEADLINE EXTENSION**


MOST OF THE SYMPOSIA FORMING THE CONFERENCE HAVE EXTENDED THEIR DEADLINES FOR PAPERS.
The due date for abstracts or papers for many symposia is now ***Sunday 8 April***. 

However, please check the symposia you are interested in as they may be using a different date.

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

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The following symposia are NOT extending:

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

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The symposium on

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

is extending but the exact new date is not yet fixed. Please ignore the
2 March submission date currently on the site.

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If you are interested in the following symposia:

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

  -- AI and Games

please contact the organizers direct.


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General information about the Congress:


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/]

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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)


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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
------------------------

  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


  S BARRY COOPER

    Professor, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, UK
    Chair of the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee


  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