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...


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 opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on History and Philosophy of Computing

Special Issue of "Philosophy and Technology" -Title Trends in the History and Philosophy of Computing -GUEST EDITORS Liesbeth De Mol & Giuseppe Primiero

The computing sciences collect the most diverse complex of experts:
philosophers, logicians, historians, mathematicians, computer scientists,
programmers, engineers. The number of involved subjects grows accordingly: from
foundational issues to their applications; from philosophical questions to
problems of realizability and design of specifications; from theoretical
studies of computational barriers to the relevance of machines for educational
purposes. A historical awareness of the evolution of computing not only helps
to clarify the complex structure of the computing sciences, but it also
provides an insight in what computing was, is and maybe could be in the future.
Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle some of the fundamental problems
of computing, going from the limits of the ?mathematicizing power of homo
sapiens?to the design of feasible and concrete models of interactive
processes.  Following the organization of the first International Conference on
the History and Philosophy of Computing,

held from November 7 to 10, 2011 at the University of Ghent and organized by
the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, a special issue of the Journal
Philosophy & Technology is planned.

The computing sciences are typically the connecting field between theory and
application, between foundational problems related to logic and mathematics and
technological issues referring to hardware, software and their impact on our
lives. We solicit submissions of papers that explore the philosophical
relevance of issues in the technology and in particular that do so in a
historical perspective. Areas of relevance are the birth, evolution and future
of  machines, algorithms and programs;  the foundational and practical issues
related to models of computability and programming languages; computer
experiments and simulations, computer-aided systems, math- and engineering
software, e-learning, scientific databases, computer and the arts.

April 15, 2012: Deadline paper submission
July 15, 2012: Deadline reviews papers
September 15, 2012: Deadline revised papers
2013: Publication of the special issue

To submit a paper for this special issue, authors  should go to the Journal
Editorial Manager

The author (or a corresponding author for each submission in case of co-
authored papers) must register into EM. The author must select the special
article type:

"Trends in History & Philosophy Computing"

from the selection provided in the submission process. This is needed to
properly assign the submissions to the Guest Editors.

Submissions will be processed according to the procedure noted below

New Submissions --->Journal Editorial Office ---->Guest Editor ---> Reviewer
---> Reviewer Recommendation ---> Guest Editor Recommendation ---> Editor-in-
Chief Final Decision---> Author Notification of the Decision