[Comp-neuro] CALL FOR CHAPTERS AI, ROBOTICS AND EMOTIONS
Jordi.Vallverdu at uab.cat
Mon Nov 5 11:49:11 CET 2007
Call for Chapters
/Handbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable Robotics: New
Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial Intelligence /
*Editors: J. Vallverdú, Ph.D. & D. Casacuberta, Ph.D. *
Emotions are not only a basic part of rational processes, but a
necessary and the most efficient way to establish a good communication
and work atmosphere between humans and machines. Our attitudes towards
machines are similar to those related to human beings, but we need the
machine’s feedback. Therefore, first attempts to embed emotions into
machines were focused on to creating machines which could simulate
showing human emotional states. A second wave of research is being
developed today, trying to create true synthetic emotions: that is,
artificial systems with emotional regulatory systems. There are several
ways to integrate emotions into artificial environments (computers and
robotics), which we will cover with this new book, from robotics to
artificial intelligence or ambient intelligence.
This book covers all the efforts on the project to integrate emotions
into artificial systems, as well as emotion simulations and emotion
synthetic developments. Beyond technical aspects of these researches, we
include the philosophical thoughts of several specialists about the
nature of synthetic emotions. We will also review how synthetic emotions
can and are actually being used in art projects, analyzing how robots
can become part of an intelligent installation, or how algorithmic
systems to produce artwork can benefit from an emotional implementation
The /Handbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable Robotics:
New Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial Intelligence/
will be most helpful as it provides comprehensive coverage and
definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and
technologies in artificial emotions and related topics. This important
new publication will be distributed worldwide among academic and
professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing
researchers, scholars, students and professionals access to the latest
knowledge related to artificial emotions. Contributions to this
important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with
notable research portfolios and expertise.
*Coverage:* The Handbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable
Robotics: New Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial
Intelligence will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and
explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, this
volume will feature chapters (8,000-10,000 words) authored by leading
experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts
related to different areas, issues and trends in information science and
technologies in modern organizations worldwide.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
# Affective Computing.
# Sociable Robots.
# Synthetic Emotions.
# AI’s Emotions.
# Artificial Emotions.
# Digital arts and emotions.
# Art and AI.
# Emotional interfaces.
Individuals interested in submitting chapters (8,000-10,000 words) on
the above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of
interest should submit via e-mail a 2-3 page manuscript proposal clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by December
15th, 2007. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed
in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the
research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your
proposal (communication on January 15th 2008), you will have until April
28th, 2008, to prepare your chapter of 8,000-10,000 words and 7-10
related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for
preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon
acceptance of your proposal.
Please forward your e-mail of interest including your name, affiliation
and a list of topics (5-7) on which you are interested in writing a
chapter to Jordi Vallverdú or David Casacuberta, editors, at
jordi.vallverdu at uab.cat or david.casacuberta at uab.cat no later than
December 15th 2007. You will be notified about the status of your
proposed topics by January 15th 2008. This book is tentatively scheduled
for publishing by Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group
Reference), www.info-sci-ref.com, an imprint of IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group, Inc.) in 2010.
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
jordi.vallverdu at uab.cat
david.casacuberta at uab.cat
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