Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Erden in AI roundtab...

On Friday 4th September, philosopher and AISB member Dr Yasemin J Erden, participated in an AI roundtable at Second Home, hosted by Index Ventures and SwiftKey.   Joining her on the panel were colleagues from academia and indu...


AISB Convention 2016

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 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: IEEE-ICHSL6 Human System Learning


Call For Papers
IEEE-ICHSL.6: 6th International Conference on Human System Learning
Common Innovation in e-learning, Machine Learning and Humanoid
14-16 May 2008  
Manufacture des Tabacs, University of Toulouse 1
Toulouse, France
Organised by: LAAS-CNRS and the University of Toulouse1
Human System Learning International Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the latest research and developments issues related to Human System Learning. What makes this conference unique is the interaction of different disciplines with regard to their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies. Specifics of disciplines are not only the subject of the conference but serve as cases. Cross-platform discussions and interactions help to enhance the scope of these technologies beyond their existing application limits. Furthermore, we seek a discussion of terms and conditions for introducing new concepts and tools (offered by the latest research and developments results) and new strategies (required by the inevitable changes of the professional and educational working environments).
Main scope: WHAT IS LEARNING? 
The Information Society is burgeoning and new technology is shifting educational, learning and training paradigms. Virtual Universities, Cyber-Classrooms, e-Learning, Wireless Based Learning, Humanoid Robots, Data Mining, Text Mining, Web Semantic, etc. may be cryptic catch phrases now but will be within the main learning and teaching norm in a very near future. The sixth ICHSL observes that, Machine Learning, Humanoid (mainly Human Robot Interaction) and e-Learning system have in common a real complex challenge: What learning has become? Whether learning has to occur within Humans, Machines or Interactions between Humans and Machine, the process of learning is still perceived as complex.
Learning context has shifted. Learning paradigms have shifted as well as learning Strategies. Learning environment has totally be changed as well as learning assessment, learning control, learning evolving, learning scheduling, etc 
Learning environment
Learning Logic
Learning paradigm
Human and Machine Learning Fuzziness
Human Robot Interaction (focused on learning approaches only)
Interactive Learning
Interactive e-learning
Interactive Mining Tools
Learning from electronic dynamic documents
New Learning Support Systems
And ICHSL relevant topics: Cognition, Data Mining, Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Ergonomic, Human-System Interactions, Humanoid, Knowledge Data Discovery, New Educational Technology, System Design, Text Mining, Wireless & Web Based Learning, Web Mining.
Instructions to Authors
Papers should be maximum 12 pages in length (a full page of text is about 500 words), i.e. your contribution might be around 5000 words long (including references) plus figures.
Submissions should be uploaded using the conference website, in PDF, or MS-Word Format.
Final papers must be submitted directly to the conference editor in MS-Word format ichsl6@europia.org.
All papers will be reviewed using a blind refereeing process by at least two members of the International Advisory Board. The Reviewing process is completely transparent and electronic.
Paper submission November 30th, 2007
Notification January 15th, 2008
Final paper submission March 1st, 2008
Conference May 14-16, 2008

International Steering Committee
Reza Beheshti (TUDelft, The Netherlands)
Michel Diaz (LAAS, France)
Yves Duthen (UT1-IRIT)
Joa Mauricio Rosario (UNICAMP, Brazil)
John Rosbottom (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Imad Saleh (Paragraphe, University Paris 8, France)
Chantal Soul-Dupuy (UT1-IRIT, France)
Sad Tazi (LAAS-CNRS, UT1, France)
Khaldoun Zreik (Paragraphe, University Paris 8, France)
Local organising committee
Anastase ADONIS(Objective-Networks)
Jean Michel PONS (LAAS-CNRS)
Anthony STENTON (UT1)
International Advisory Board
Ronald C. Arkin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) / Georgia Tech Lorraine, France)
Nicolas Balacheff (LEIBNIZ - Institut IMAG, France)
Mostafa Bellafkih (INPT, Morocco)
Monique Baron (LIP6, France)
Vronique Baudin (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Reza Beheshti (TUDelft, The Netherlands)
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (UPMC, LIP6, France)
Eric Brangier (University of Metz, France)
Stephen Brown (De Montfort University, UK)
Guido Bugmann (School of Computing, University of Plymouth, UK)
Abdelkader El Kamel (LAGIS , Ecole Centrale of Lille, France)
Tristan Cazenave (LIA, Universit Paris 8, France)
Bruno Crmilleux (Greyc, University of Caen, France)
Michel Diaz (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Yves Duthen (UT1-IRIT, France)
Dominique Fournier (University of Havre, France)
Mohand-Said Hacid (University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 , France)
Gilles Kassel (University of Picardie Jules Verne, France)
Christophe Kolski (LAMIH - UMR CNRS 8530, France)
Christophe Lecerf (Ecole des Mines d'Als, France)
Engelbert MEPHU NGUIFO (University of Artois, France)
Amadeo Napoli (INRIA-Lorraine, Nancy, France)
Violaine Prince (LIRMM, University of Montpellier 2, France)
Mohamed Quafafou (University of Marseille, France)
Mohammed Ramdani (Universit Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco)
Joa Mauricio Rosario (UNICAMP, Brazil)
John Rosbottom (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Jose Rouillard (LIFL-USTL, Lille, France)
Francis Rousseaux (IRCAM, France)
Imad Saleh (Paragraphe, University Paris 8, France)
Chantal Soul-Dupuy (UT1-IRIT, France)
Vladimir Srdanovic 5University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Sad Tazi (LAAS-CNRS, UT1, France)
Pierre Tchounikine (LIUM - University of Mans, France)
Charles Tijus (University Paris 8, France)
Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Gilles Venturini (University of Tours, France)
Khaldoun Zreik (Paragraphe, University Paris 8, France)

Conference Co-Chairs 
Sad Tazi, LAAS-CNRS, France (tazi@laas.fr) 
Khaldoun Zreik, Pargraphe, University Paris8, France (zreik@univ-paris8.fr)