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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Representation and Reality: Humans, Animals and Machines, at AISB-50, 1-4 April, 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

https://sites.google.com/site/representationofreality/home

As part of the AISB-50 Annual Convention 2014 to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on 
April 1th-4th 2014
 
https://sites.google.com/site/representationofreality/home 

The convention is organized by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation 
of Behaviour (AISB)
 
http://www.aisb50.org
 
OVERVIEW:
 
Our symposium could be considered as the continuation of a part of the symposium Computing Nature
organized by Gordana Dodig  Crnkovic and Raffaela Giovagnoli in the AISB/IACAP World Congress 
2012. We would like to offer an occasion to discuss the problem of representation in humans, 
other animals and machines. It is closely related to the question what capacities can be plausibly 
computed and what are the most promising approaches that try to solve the problem.
 
TOPICS OF INTEREST
 
We aim to discuss the following interesting topics related to the problem of representation:
 
(1) The point of view of connectionism and dynamical systems (Scheutz, Clark, Juarrero, Kaneko and 
Tsuda, OBrien, Horgan, Trenholme) namely the different proposals about the possibility to rule out
representation.
 
(2) A plausible strategy to analyze the problem of representation from a philosophical perspective 
implies the comparison between human and machine capacities and skills. Searle presented an 
interesting theory of representation based on the minds capacities to represent objects and to 
the linguistic capacities to extend the representation to social entities. Putnam, on the contrary,
criticizes the role of images in representational activity. The Kantian notion of representation 
is inherited by authors such as McDowell and Campbell. Differently, we can intend the notion of 
representation in inferentialist terms as introduced by Brandom. For machine representation current
results in AI and cognitive robotics are of interest.
 
(3) Evolutionary aspects of the development of increasingly complex capacities in (embodied, 
embedded) living organisms to process information in the interaction with the environment and 
as a consequence develop new morphological structures  morphogenesis, meta-morphogenesis.
 
SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION DETAIS
 
Submissions must be full papers and should be sent via Easychair:
 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=roraisb50
 
Text editor templates can be found at:
 
http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08/download.html
 
We request that submitted papers are limited to eight pages. Each paper will receive at least two 
reviews. Selected papers will be published in the general proceedings of the AISB Convention, with 
the proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium on order to present the paper and 
participate in general symposium activities.

 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
i.     Full paper submission deadline: 3 January 2014
 
ii.     Notification of acceptance/rejection: 3 February 2014
 
iii.     Final versions of accepted papers (Camera ready copy): 24 February 2014
 
iv.     Convention: 1-4 April 2014 [Symposium 1 April]
 
 
INVITED SPEAKERS 

Gianfranco Basti (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome)
 
Gordana Dodig-Crncovic (Mlardalen University, Sweden)
 
Hector Zenil (Paris 1 Sorbonne-Pantheon/ENS Ulm/CNRS)

 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
 
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham)
 
Zoe Demery (University of Birmingham)
 
Veronica Arriola-Rios (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico)
 
Gianfranco Basti (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome)
 
Gordana Dodig-Crncovic (Mlardalen University, Sweden)
 
Hector Zenil (Paris 1 Sorbonne-Pantheon/ENS Ulm/CNRS)
 
Raffaela Giovagnoli (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome)
 
 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

Raffaela Giovagnoli (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome), raffa.giovagnoli@tiscali.it
 
Veronica Arriola-Rios (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico), v.arriola-rios@cs.bham.ac.uk
 
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic (Mlardalen University, Sweden), gordana.dodig-crncovic@mdh.se