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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Social Intelligence, 3-5 Nov 2014, Barcelona, SPAIN

ECSI 2014

Social intelligence is a general term at the intersection between
different disciplines including philosophy, social science - sociology,
economics, legal science, etc. - and computer science. Broadly speaking,
social intelligence is the capacity to understand others and to act
rationally and emotionally in relations with others. This is an ability
that not only human but also artificial agents have, as modelled in
artificial intelligence and agent-based research in particular.

The interactions between philosophy, social sciences and computer
science around social intelligence are manifold, and many concepts and
theories from social science have found their way into artificial
intelligence and agent-based research. In the latter, coordination and
cooperation between largely independent, autonomous computational
entities are modelled. Conversely, logical and computational models and
their implementations have been used in the social sciences to help
improve simulations, hypotheses and theories. Among the most prominent
subjects at the interface are action and agency, communicative
interaction, group attitudes, socio-technical epistemology and social
coordination. In computer science, these concepts from social science
are sometimes deployed at a more metaphorical level rather than in the
form of rigorous implementations of the "genuine" concepts and their
corresponding theories. Equally, the computer models used in social
science are not always convincing.

The aim of the European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET,
2011-2014) is to help build a shared perspective at the intersection of
the above fields, to identify challenges and opportunities for
cross-disciplinary collaboration, to provide guidelines for research and
policy-making and to kindle partnerships among participants. The aim of
the European Conference on Social Intelligence is to provide a
productive meeting ground for researchers from the above fields. Topics
of interest include but are not limited to:
- Action and agency
- Mental attitudes (e.g., beliefs, desires, goals, intentions)
- Dynamics of mental attitudes (at individual and collective level)
- Argumentation theory
- Cooperation and coordination
- Social epistemology and ontology
- Epistemic game theory
- Theory of signalling
- Norms and normative systems
- Group attitudes, collective reasoning, collective intentionality
- Theories of artefacts and technical design
- Socio-technical systems
- Trust and reputation
- Speech act theory
- Epistemic and evolutionary aspects of conventions
- Emotions and affective phenomena
- Social influence
- Social power and social dependence

Submissions should have a forward-looking perspective that contributes
to the objectives of the symposium. Challenging position papers are
specially welcome. The technicality of the papers should take the mixed
audience into consideration. Selection for the symposium and subsequent
publication will be based on the possibility of fruitful discussions and
the quality of the arguments put forward.

Submissions should be formatted using Springer's LNCS style
( Please submit via the
online paper submission system Easychair
( Papers
should be preferably within 12 pages in length. Submissions should
present unpublished work.

Accepted papers will be published as CEUR proceedings. Extended selected
papers will be invited to a special issue of one or more relevant
journals and/or to a book.

Paper submission deadline: September 3, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2014.
Camera ready version: October 15, 2014.
Conference: November 3-5, 2014.

Senior programme committee: Pompeu Casanovas (Universitat Autonoma de
Barecelona), Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Rome), Andreas Herzig
(IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, chair), Andrew Jones (King's College), Emiliano
Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, chair), Peter McBurney (King's College
London), Pablo Noriega  (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, chair), David Pearce
(Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Marek Sergot (Imperial College
London), Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR, Rome)
Program committee: t.b.a.
Organizing committee: Pablo Noriega, Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona)