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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

AISB 2009: Call for Convention proposals

http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/organisation.shtml
Contact: secretary@aisb.org.uk

******************************* AISB 2009 *****************************

                   CALL FOR CONVENTION PROPOSALS

************************* DEADLINE: 1 July 2007 ***********************

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of
Behaviour (AISB) sponsors an annual convention consisting of a
collocation of themed symposia and workshops in areas of Artificial
Intelligence and Cognitive Science.  The convention aims to provide a
unique opportunity to promote emerging work on a timely theme which
spans the full range of research taking place within both Artificial
Intelligence and Cognitive Science.

This is a call for proposals to host the 2009 Convention.

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THE AISB CONVENTION

The AISB Convention is the major annual UK Artificial Intelligence and
Cognitive Science Event.  In the past the convention has been hosted
by a number of prestigious institutions including the Universities of
Abedeen (2008), Newcastle (2007), Bristol (2006), Hertfordshire
(2005), Leeds (2004), Aberystwyth (2003), Imperial (2002), York
(2001), Birmingham (2000), Edinburgh (1999).  It aims to function as a
venue for the presentation of recent and emerging work in the fields
of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and as a productive
environment for networking and the formation of collaborations.  The
convention exists as a series of themed symposia and workshops
together with some additional plenary talks.  Previous themes have
included: Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence (2008),
Artificial and Ambient Behaviour (2007), Adaptation in Artificial and
Biological Systems (2006), Social Intelligence and Interaction in
Animals, Robots and Agents (2005), Motion, Emotion and Cognition
(2004), Cognition in Machines and Animals (2003), Logic, Language and
Learning (2002), Agents and Cognition (2001), Artificial Intelligence
and Society (2000), Creativity (1999).

The convention will have a convention organiser who has has overall
responsibility for the convention program, local arrangements and
financial management.  Program detail is mostly delegated to
individual symposium organisers but the convention organiser is
responsible for arranging plenary talks.

Each convention has a broad theme suggested by the convention
organiser within which the plenary talks and the majority of the
symposia should fit.  This gives organiser the opportunity to promote
their research area.

All full description of the role of the convention organiser is
available on request from the AISB secretary (secretary@aisb.org.uk)
and also from the AISB Web Site
(http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/organisation.shtml).

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ABOUT THE AISB

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the
Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) exists to bring together researchers
from many different fields of expertise who have an interest in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. The Society aims to
promote research activity in these fields, and to raise awareness of
their importance in the scientific world and among the wider public,
including the Government. Internationally, AISB aims to provide a
showcase of UK Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science research,
and to promote UK activity relevant to its area of interest on the
world stage.

The Society's main activities are a quarterly bulletin containing
short reports on current research, a biannual academic journal and its
annual convention.  It also runs a number of public understanding
events.

More information about the AISB can be found on the society web site
(http://www.aisb.org.uk/).
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MAKING A PROPOSAL

Proposals should be made by EMAILING IN PLAIN TEXT to Louise Dennis at
secretary@aisb.org.uk, enclosing the following information. (Prior
informal email enquiries from possible proposers are welcomed):

THEME for the AISB Convention.  The theme should try to encompass a
wide range of work in both Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation
of Behaviour.  A brief justification of your chosen theme indicating
why you believe it to be timely should also be included.  Our aim that
over a period of years the Convention should represent the broad
spread of UK research in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
although this does not preclude the possibility that the Convention
may have similar themes in two successive years.  The committee will
judge proposals in this context and may make suggestions for adapting
a proposed theme to fit in with this aim.

NAME & AFFILIATION of Convention Organiser - including both postal and
email addresses and telephone numbers.

CASE FOR SUPPORT - not more than 1000 words, arguing your case for
hosting the Convention. You may put observations about your own
background and suitability in the Additional Comments section below.
This case for support should include suggestions of individuals you
intend to approach as plenary speakers and symposia organisers.

CONVENTION LOCATION, TIME AND LENGTH - Typically an AISB convention
runs for 3-4 days in March/April.  If you are proposing to host a
convention of unusual length or at an unusual time then you should
also include a justification of this change.  The location should be
in the UK.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS - no more than 500 words, on, for example, the
relevance of your background to the convention, and of the benefits of
your proposed location.

BIBLIOGRAPHY - any literature references cited above.

Proposals will be selected by the Committee of the AISB.  Unless there
are very special circumstances, please do not expect us to consider
web pages or other documents referenced by the proposal.

*** TO FACILITATE THE PROPOSAL CONSIDERATION PROCESS, PLEASE DO NOT
*** SEND ANYTHING OTHER THAN PLAIN-TEXT EMAILS.  So, no Word
*** attachments, postscript, HTML, etc.

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TIMETABLE

Convention proposal submission deadline: 1st July 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 15th August 2007
Suggested deadline for Call for Symposia Proposals: 31st July 2008

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PLEASE NOTE CONVENTION PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 1st July 2007!!!