[Comp-neuro] Call for Chapters: Agent-Based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions

Trajkovski, Goran gtrajkovski at towson.edu
Mon May 21 21:22:43 CEST 2007


> CALL FOR CHAPTERS
> Proposals Submission Deadline: 8/12/2007
> Full Chapters Due: 12/16/2007
> 
> https://igi-pub.com/requests/details.asp?ID=213
> 
> Agent-Based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions
> A book edited by Goran Trajkovski, South University, Savannah, GA, USA
> Samuel G. Collins, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
> 
> OBJECTIVE
> Multiagent systems, we submit, cross-disciplinary boundaries by focusing on society and culture as emerging from the interactions of autonomous agents. Poised at the intersection of AI, cybernetics, sociology, semiotics and anthropology, this strand of multiagent systems research enables a powerful perspective illuminating not only how we live and learn now, but also, through focusing on emergence, how we anticipate a human future premised more an more on the interactions between human and non-human agents.
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> This volume aims to address the main issues of concern within multiagent systems and interaction between the agents, emphasizing the emergent societal phenomena that come out of these interactions. Papers in the volume generally fall into the categories of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Human> -> Robot Interaction (HRI), by focusing more generally on interaction between agents in a homogenous or heterogeneous society of agents (SOA). More than simply reflecting current trends in multiagent systems research, it is our belief that these two modalities form the basis of life in information society where the success of the human agent lies in the capacity to interact with non-human agents.
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> In a given environment, the agents interact between themselves, imitate each other, communicate etc, thus exchanging information on their experiences from their sojourn in the world. Based on the quality and trust of these communications, or the modalities of interaction, we observe a variety of societal phenomena emerge in the world. On a more conceptual level we observe phenomena like concept formation and emergence of language, whereas on a more applied side, we observe societal groupings such as parties, special interest groups, or observe economic patterns in trade. Even > "> culture> ">  itself can be seen emerge out of the interactions of agents.
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> Whereas multiagent systems have been extremely helpful in solving engineering problems, much of what we find exciting lies in their applications to contemporary human life. In particular, the focus of this book will be on self-constituting systems and networks composed of human and non-human agents characteristic of emergent cyber cultures, including e-commerce, e-learning as well as other human/non-human agent systems in medicine, law, science and online interactions of all kinds. It represents an opportunity not only to share insights and experiments in multiagent systems composed of robot- and software agents, but to theorize hybridity formed at the junction of the human- and non-human.
> In other words, we hope the books acts as an agent in itself, in particular, what Michel Serres terms a > "> quasi-object,> ">  i.e., an object that not only takes on agential properties, but also catalyzes agencies in others. Just as we now emulate the non-human agents we originally developed to simulate us, so the analysis of extant multiagent systems may stimulate the development of new multiagencies, heretofore undiscovered conurbations of human and non-human, information and social sciences.
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> FOCUS
> # Interaction and emergence of multiagent socialities
> # Emergence of shared representations
> # How do the environment and the society influence the individual agent and vice versa?
> # What are the knowledges, translations or other hierarchies that emerge in such settings?
> # What tools do we use in these explorations?
> # How are these phenomena reflected in off and on-line societies?
> 
> AUDIENCE
> General AI community, researchers in the domain of theories of chaos and nonlinear systems, cognitive scientists, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, social scientists in general, computer scientists in general.> 
> 
> SUBMISSIONS
> Prospective authors are invited to submit a 2-3 page manuscript on their proposed chapter via e-mail on or before August 12, 2007. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until December 16, 2007 to prepare your chapter. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal.
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> You will be notified about the status of your proposed chapter by September 9, 2007. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, http://www.igi-pub.com/, publisher of IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) imprints in 2008.
> 
> Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
> 
> Dr. Goran Trajkovski, Chair, IT Department
> South University
> 709 Mall Blvd
> Savannah, GA 31406, USA
> gtrajkovski at southuniversity.edu
> http://www.gorantrajkovski.info
> 
> or
> 
> Dr Samuel Collins, Assoc. Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
> Towson University
> 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252
> scollins at towson.edu
> 
> -- 
> Cordially yours, 
> Dr. Goran Trajkovski 
> http://www.gorantrajkovski.info
> -------------------------------------------- 
> Coming Up:
> AAAI Fall Symposium 2007
> Emergent Agents and Socialities: Social and Organizational Aspects of Intelligence
> http://www.gorantrajkovski.info/academic/FSS07/
> 
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