Bishop and AI news

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


AISB Convention 2015

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 Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Robotics - Special Issue on Visual SLAM

*IEEE Transactions on Robotics *

*Special Issue on Visual SLAM*

In recent years there have been spectacular advances in the solution of
the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem for indoor and
outdoor environments, with systems capable of building large 2D models
of the environment using laser scanners. A current trend in SLAM is to
use standard, low-cost, compact and information-rich cameras to sense
the environment rather than more specialized sensors.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS invites you to submit papers on
this rapidly progressing subject, in response to a call for a Special
Issue on Visual SLAM. Techniques that contribute to closing the gap
between 'traditional' SLAM techniques and computer vision techniques
will be of special interest.

The Guest Editors of the Special Issue are:

Prof. Jose' Neira  Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Dr. Andrew Davison  Imperial College London, UK
Prof. John J. Leonard  MIT, USA

Topics and details can be found in the Call for Papers that can be
downloaded from the link below. The important dates are:

August 1, 2007: Call for Papers
*November 30, 2007: Deadline for Paper Submission*
March 15, 2008: Completion of First Review
June 30, 2008: Completion of Final Review
October 2008: Publication

The call for papers can be found at

Regular and short papers for this Special Issue should be submitted in
the usual way to T-RO (see details in

Essentially, papers (in PDF) should be submitted by FTP to the site

The cover page of the paper should contain the paper title, authors'
names and full addresses, abstract, keywords (index terms), and paper
type (Regular Paper, Short Paper). The corresponding author should be
clearly indicated. A submission letter has to be sent by email to including (as plain text in the message) all 
information contained in the cover page of the paper and the name of the 
uploaded file(s). *In the submission email, please specify that the 
paper is intended for the Special Issue on Visual SLAM.*

T-RO considers also multimedia material (typically, videos) accompanying
the submission of a paper. Instructions on the preparation of this
material can be found at

Multimedia will appear side-by-side to the accepted paper in the
electronic version of the Special Issue within IEEE Xplore.