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AISB event Bulletin Item

ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, 21-22 Sep 2013, Oxford, UK

PT-AI 2013


Jean-Christophe Baillie (Aldebaran Robotics, Paris)
Theodore Berger (University of Southern California, L.A.)
Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY)
Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts University, Boston)
Luciano Floridi (University of Hertfordshire & Oxford)
Stuart J Russell (UC Berkeley)
Murray Shanahan (Imperial College, London)
Michael Wheeler (University of Stirling, Scotland)

We request anonymous abstracts of 600-1000 words (plus references) in plain text or PDF, plus a 
short abstract of up to 120 words. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and 
published in the proceedings. (We plan to provide a copy of the proceedings to the corresponding 
author.) We foresee slots of at least 30 minutes per talk, including discussion.

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by at least two members of the programme committee.

Submission online at EasyChair:


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 21.06.2013

Decisions announced: 12.7.2013

Conference: 21-22.09.13

Deadline for submission of full papers: 30.11.13


Participants from all disciplines that are relevant for fundamental issues of present and future 
AI, especially cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience and philosophy. A broad framework 
is set by questions like: What are the necessary conditions for artificial intelligence (if any); 
what are sufficient ones? What do these questions relate to the conditions for intelligence in 
humans and other natural agents? What are the ethical and societal problems that artificial 
intelligence raises, or will raise? Some of the key issues will be:

         AI and cognitive science
         dynamical systems
         embedded, situated, distributed cognition, extended mind
         embodiment, enaction, morphology
         ethics of AI and robotics
         brain emulation and simulation
         goals, emotions, values, free will
         hybrid systems, cyborgs
         intelligence and intelligence testing
         interactive systems
         learning and evolution
         multi-agent systems
         notions and forms of computing for AI
         probabilistic systems
         social impact of present and future AI


Details on the publication for 2013 are not yet finalized.

The papers from the 2011 event were published in a special volume of 'Minds and Machines' 
(22/2, with papers by Bostrom, Dreyfus, Gomila, O'Regan, Shagrir) and in an edited volume of the 
SAPERE series with Springer.


Online registration will open early June. Participation fee will be 110, reduced 55. 
Accommodation at St. Antony's is available.

Thank you for your time,

Vincent C. Mller
Chair, PT-AI 2013