[Comp-neuro] IJCAI-13 WORKSHOP: INTELLIGENCE SCIENCE - Call for Papers

Udo Ernst udo at neuro.uni-bremen.de
Fri Mar 15 16:24:15 CET 2013


August 3-4, 2013, Beijing, China

Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence research has made substantial progress since
the 1950s. However, many state-of-the-art intelligent systems are
still not able to outperform human intelligence. To advance the
research in artificial intelligence, it is beneficial to investigate
intelligence, both artificial and natural, in an interdisciplinary
context. The objective of this workshop is to bring together
researchers from brain science, cognitive science, and artificial
intelligence to explore the essence and technology of intelligence.
This workshop provides a platform to discuss some key issues in
intelligence science:

(1) What new methodologies and ideas may cognitive science and brain
science bring into the research of artificial intelligence?

(2) What are the underlying algorithmic principles and circuitry
wiring of the observed intelligent behaviors?

(3) How are intelligent behaviors realized as hierarchical
organization of functions across multiple modalities and time scales?

(4) What are the key problems of intelligence science that requires
joint research in brain science, cognitive science, and artificial

This workshop takes advantage of IJCAI-13 by hoping to attract
participants from academia and industry worldwide. The communication
among researchers from these fields will strongly boost the
understanding of intelligence, provoke new theories on  intelligent
behaviors and lead to new experiments or systems.

The workshop is to be held at the beginning of IJCAI-13, August 3-4,
2013. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and
discuss issues with a selected focus — providing an informal setting
for active exchange among researchers and  evelopers on topics of
common interest.

Topics of interest related to Intelligence Science include but are not
limited to the following areas:

• Basic process of neural activity in brain
• Perceptual representation and feature binding
• Coding and retrieval of memory
• Linguistic cognition
• Learning and synaptic plasticity
• Exploration and active sampling
• Thought and decision making
• Emotion and affection
• Development and adaptation of intelligence
• Nature of consciousness
• Mind modeling
• Cognitive computing and simulation
• Brain-computer integration
• Intelligent robots and virtual humans
• Brain-like machine
• Creativity
• Abstraction
• Integration of aspects of intelligence

Submissions process:

Authors should submit their papers through the Easychair system using
the IJCAI formatting guidelines. If you would like to participate,
submit either a full paper of no more than 6 pages (or 6,000 words); a
short paper, or problem instance (at most 3 pages or 3,000 words); or
a position statement (1 page). Short papers may address an important
problem for further research.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2013
Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2013
Final Version: May 20, 2013
Workshops date: August 3-4, 2013

Confirmed Speakers (more to be announced):
David Van Essen (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Klaus Pawelzik (University of Bremen, Germany)
David Cai (NYU/Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
K Y Michael Wong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
Hailan Hu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

General Chairs
Randal A. Koene (Boston University, USA)
Xiaowei Tang (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, Zhejiang University, China)
Jean-Daniel Zucker (IRD and University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France)

Program Chairs:
Zhongzhi Shi (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, China)
Paul S. Rosenbloom (Dept. of Computer Science and Institute for
Creative Technologies, University of Southern California)
Udo Ernst (Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen, Germany)

Program Committee:
A. Aamodt (Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Norway)
F. Battaglia (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
G. Bi (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
W. Chen (Zhejiang University, China)
S. Ding (China Mining University, China)
F. Dylla (Computer Science, University of Bremen, Germany)
G. Li (Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, China)
L. Li (Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)
J. Liang (Shanxi University, China)
F. Neri (University of Naples Federico Ii, Italy)
B. Si (Dept. of Neurobiology Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
X. Tian (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin Medical
University, China)
S. Vadera (University of Salford, UK)
G. Wang (Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, CAS, China)
J. Weng (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan
State University, USA)
S. Wu (Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, China)
C. Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
L. Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
X. Zheng (Zhejiang University, China)
C. Zhou (Xiamen University, China)
X. Zhou (Peking University, China)
Y. Zhou (Shanghai Normal University, China)

Local Organization:
Contact Person: Zhongzhi Shishizz at ics.ict.ac.cn
Tel: 86-10-82610254
Secretary: Jianhua Zhangzhangjh at ics.ict.ac.cn

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