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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS: AISB Convention 2015, 20-22nd April 2015, University of Canterbury, Kent, UK

Contact: C.G.Johnson@kent.ac.uk

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI
and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of
Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015
Convention will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK,
from 20-22nd April 2015.

The convention is structured as a number of co-located symposia,
together with a number of plenary talks and events. A symposium lasts
for one or two days, and can include any type of event of academic
benefit: talks, posters, panels, discussions, debates, demonstrations,
outreach sessions, exhibits, etc. Each symposium is organised by its
own programme 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 which are published on the AISB website.

Proposals for symposia are welcomed in all areas of AI and cognitive
science. The following list is indicative of topics that have been
covered in previous years, but we are keen to expand the range of
symposia and to hold symposia that explore interdisciplinary topics.

* Knowledge representation
* Computational theory of mind
* Computational intelligence
* The Turing test and philosophical foundations of AI
* Consciousness
* Human and machine creativity
* Simulation of human and animal behaviour
* Ethics of AI
* Embedded, enactive, embodied, extended, ecological cognition
* Automated reasoning
* AI in the arts, literature, theatre and music
* Machine learning
* Natural language, discourse, argumentation
* Culutural, social, and media theories and computing
* Cognitive neuroscience
* Robotics
* Autonomy, agency
* History of AI and cognitive science

More details of the symposia that have been held in previous years can
be found on the convention websites:

Proposing a Symposium

Proposers are welcome to submit, or be involved with more than one
proposal.  Proposers need not already be members the AISB and will not
be required to become members. They will of course be encouraged to
join, and all organisers must register as regular convention

Deadline for symposium proposals: 1st September 2014
Notification of acceptance: 26th September 2014

Submissions should consist of the following (as a pdf file):

* 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 conference.

* An indication of whether submissions will be by abstract, extended
abstract or full paper.

* 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
organization 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 symposium.

* Your names and full contact details, together with, if possible, names
and workplaces of the members of a (preliminary, partial) programme

Please email your submissions by 1st September 2014 to