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AISB event Bulletin Item

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS: AISB Convention 2013, 2nd-5th April 2013, Exeter, UK

- Many symposia have extended their submission deadline to *January 28th 2013*
- Prof. Noel Sharkey added to plenary speaker list

AISB 2013 will be held at the University of Exeter from the 2nd-5th
April 2013.  Exeter has very good transport links by air, rail and car
and enjoys a position on the South West peninsula with Exmoor, Dartmoor
and the Jurassic Coast nearby.

The convention consists of 11 symposia on a wide variety of topics in
AI, philosophy, cognitive science and computer science, for which
submissions are sought.  A list of symposium websites and calls for
papers can be seen:

List of Symposia:

  * Artificial Intelligence and Poetry
  * Computing and Philosophy: the scandal of computation
  * Do-Form: Enabling Domain Experts to use Formalised Reasoning
  * Enaction: Challenges and Successes
  * Logic, Agents, and Mobility
  * Machine Learning in Water Systems
  * Meta-optimisation: Hyper-heuristics and beyond
  * Music and Unconventional Computing
  * Re-conceptualizing Mental "Illness"
  * Social Coordination: Principles, Artefacts and Theories (SOCIAL.PATH)
  * Nature Inspired Computation and Applications

Please visit the individual symposium websites for submission
requirements.  The deadline for many symposia is now the 28th January
2013, last chance to submit.

There are also 6 confirmed plenary speakers who are:

Prof. Margaret Boden (Sussex)
Prof. Mark Levine (Exeter)
Prof. Mark Nixon (Southampton)
Prof. Murray Shanahan (Imperial)
Prof. Noel Sharkey (Sheffield)
Prof. Jon Williamson (Kent)

For any queries relating to AISB 2013 please visit the website or