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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS: AISB-50, 1st - 4th April 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK - REVISED DEADLINE

AISB-50: a convention commemorating both 50 years since the founding of the society for
the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (the AISB) and sixty
years since the death of Alan Turing, founding father of both Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence, will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK from the 1st to
the 4th April 2014. The convention will follow the same overall structure as previous
conventions, namely a set of co-located symposia and we are currently 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 to run symposia are welcomed across all areas of Artificial
Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour; some potential themes are listed below:
 Knowledge Representation
 Computational Intelligence and the Computational theory of mind
 Golden years: Artificial Intelligence 60 years after Alan Turingfs death
 Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
 Consciousness and Machine Consciousness
 Human and Machine Creativity
 Simulation of Human and Animal Behaviour
 Neural Networks and Machine Learning
 Computational Neuroscience
 Robotics and Robot Ethics
 Epigenetic and developmental robotics
 Autonomous Agents and Agent Based Computing
 Embodied Cognition
 Ecological Cognition
 Embedded [Social] Cognition
 Extended Cognition
 Affective Intelligence and Behaviour
 Natural Language Processing
 Discourse and dialogue
 Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction
 Style in text; textual forensics
 Robotics, Perception and Art
 Live Algorithms
 Cultural, social and media theory and computing
 Sensorimotor Theory
 Cybernetics and Human knowing
 Sensory Substitution
 Distributed Thinking
 Robot language and communication

Proposing a Symposium
Each symposium is organised by its own organising 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 of the AISB.
 The (revised) deadline for symposium proposals: 10th July 2013.
 Notification of acceptance: August 2013.
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
 An indication of whether submissions will be by abstract, extended abstract or full
 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 organisation 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
 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 Professor Mark Bishop: