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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS: AISB '13, 2-5 April 2013, University of Exeter, UK

AISB 2013 will be held at the University of Exeter, UK from the 2nd to the 5th April 2013.  For 
more information on the convention please see the website at

The AISB 2013 convention will follow the same overall structure as previous conventions, namely 
a set of co-located symposia and we are seeking proposals for these symposia. Typical symposia 
last for one or two days, and can include any type of event of academic benefit: talks, posters, 
panels, discussions, demonstrations, outreach sessions, etc.

Proposals for Symposia are welcomed in all areas of AI and cognitive science.  Some suggested 
areas are shown below, although any proposal in the field of AI or cognitive science will be 

Knowledge Representation 
Computational theory of mind 
Computational Intelligence 
The Turing Test and Philosophical Foundations of AI 
Human and Machine Creativity 
Simulation of Human and Animal Behaviour 
Ethics of AI 
Machine Learning 
Cognitive Neuroscience 


Proposing a Symposium
Each symposium is organized by its own programme committee. The committee proposes the symposium, 
defines the area(s) and structure for it, issues calls for abstracts/papers etc., manages the 
process of selecting submitted papers for inclusion, and compiles an electronic file for inclusion 
in the convention proceedings.

Proposers are welcome to submit, or be involved with more than one proposal.

Proposers need not already be members the AISB and will not be required to become members. They 
will of course be encouraged to join!

Deadline for symposium proposals: 7th September 2012 

Notification of acceptance: 31st September 2012


Submissions should consist of the following

A title. 
A 300-1000 word description of the scope of the symposium, and its relevance to the convention 
along with the nature of the academic events (talks, posters, panels, demonstrations, etc.). 
Whether the symposium is intended as a sequel to a symposium at a previous AISB conference. 
An indication of whether submissions will be by abstract, extended abstract or full paper. 
Your preferences about the intended length of the symposium as a number of days (preferably one day
or two, but anything from half a day to three days), together with a brief justification. 

A description (up to 500 words) of any experience you have in organization of academic research 
meetings (please note that it is not a requirement that you have such experience). 

Names and affiliations of any invited speakers that you may have in mind for the symposium. 

Your names and full contact details, together with, if possible, names and workplaces of the 
members of a preliminary, partial programme committee. 

Please e-mail your completed proposal to