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 event Bulletin Item

CFP: ITS 2008 Intelligent Tutoring Systems


9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems
June 23-27, 2008
Montreal, Canada

******** Important deadlines *********************

January 18, 2008 - Paper & Poster submission
January 18, 2008 - Workshop & Tutorial proposal submission
March 20, 2008 - Author notification
April 6, 2008 - Copyright form submission
April 6, 2008 - camera-Ready due
April 16, 2008 - Author registration
April 20 to May 8, 2008 - Workshop, Demonstration and tutorial submission

**** Theme: Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Past and Future *********

The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems provides
a leading international forum for the dissemination of original results in
the design, implementation, and evaluation of intelligent tutoring systems
and related areas. The conference will draw researchers from a broad
spectrum of disciplines ranging from artificial intelligence and cognitive
sciences to pedagogy and educational psychology.

The conference explores the real world impact of intelligent tutoring
systems (ITSs) on an increasingly global scale. Improved authoring tools
and learning object standards enable fielding systems and curricula in
real world settings on an unprecedented scale. Researchers deploy ITSs in
ever larger studies, and increasingly use data from real students, tasks,
and settings to guide new research. With high volumes of student
interaction data, data mining and machine learning, tutoring systems can
learn from experience and improve their teaching performance. Increasing
number of realistic evaluation studies also broaden researchers? knowledge
about the educational contexts for which ITSs are best suited. At the same
time, researchers explore how to expand and improve student-tutor
communication, for example, how to achieve more flexible and responsive
discourse with students, help students integrate Web resources into
learning, use mobile technologies and games to enhance student motivation
and learning, and address multicultural perspectives.

ITS'2008 will be supported by a strong international program committee
that will ensure full and effective refereeing of all submitted papers.

**********  Topics of ************

Original papers related to the design, implementation and evaluation of
intelligent tutoring systems are solicited.  Topics include, but are not
limited to, the followings:
- Adaptive Hypermedia
- Evaluation of Instructional Systems
- Learning Environments
- Affect and Models of Emotion
- Human Factors and Interface Design
- Machine Learning in ITS
- Agent-based Tutoring Systems
- Instructional Design
- Narratives in Learning
- Natural Language and Discourse
- Architectures
- Instructor Networking
- Pedagogical Agent
- Assessment
- Intelligent Agents
- Pedagogical Planning
- Authoring Systems
- Intelligent Web-Based Learning
- Situated Learning
- Case-Based Reasoning Systems
- Intelligent Multimedia Systems
- Speech and Dialogue Systems
- Cognitive Modeling
- Internet Environments
- Student Modeling
- Collaborative Learning
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Virtual Reality
- Digital Learning Games
- Knowledge Construction
- Web-based Training Systems
- Distributed Learning Environments
- Knowledge Representation
- Wireless and Mobile Learning
- Electronic Commerce and Learning
- Learning Companions

**********  Contacts and Paper Submission ******************

Roger Nkambou (co-chair), University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada ?

Susanne Lajoie (co-chair), McGill, Canada ?

Conference website:

Submissions are invited in the following categories:

- Regular paper (10 pages) - All submissions should describe original and
unpublished work.
- Posters (3 pages) - Authors are encouraged to submit reports on
- Tutorial proposals (2 pages) - Proposals for tutorials on important ITS
- Panel proposals (2 pages) - Panels will bring together 4 or 5 experts to
discuss a topical issue.
- Workshop proposals (2 to 5 pages) - Proposals for workshops on important
ITS topics.

Proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in its
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.