[Comp-neuro] CFP :: ISACS 2015 - Intl. Symposium on ATTENTION IN COGNITIVE SYSTEMS :: at IROS 2015 (Hamburg, Germany)

Paletta, Lucas lucas.paletta at joanneum.at
Sun Aug 23 20:35:35 CEST 2015

               FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 
            8th International Symposium on 
         ISACS 2015 (associated with IROS 2015)
            October 2, 2015, Hamburg, Germany
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associated with the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems http://www.iros2015.org/
Full paper submission:                September  4, 2015
Notification of acceptance:       September 10, 2015
Final paper submission:              September 18, 2015
Workshop day:                              October    2, 2015
The capacity to attend to relevant information has been part of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems since the early days of the discipline. Currently, with respect to the design and computational modeling of artificial cognitive systems, selective attention has again become a focus of research, gaining importance for the organization of behaviors, for control and interfacing between sensory and cognitive information processing, and for the understanding of individual and social cognition in humanoid artifacts. While visual cognition plays a central role in human perception, findings from neuroscience and cognitive psychology have informed us on the perception-action nature of cognition. In particular, the embodiment in sensory-motor intelligence requires a continuous spatio-temporal interplay between interpretations from various perceptual modalities and the corresponding control of motor activities. In addition, the process of selecting information from the incoming sensory stream, in tune with contextual processing at the task and global levels, becomes a challenging control issue within the viewpoint of focused attention. 

Attention systems must operate at many levels and not only at interaction of bottom-up world interpretation and top-down information selection. Selective attention can be considered as part of the core of artificial cognitive system. These insights have already resulted in paradigm changes in several AI-related disciplines, including behavior-based robotics and computational modeling of animals. In engineering, the development of enabling technologies such as autonomous robot systems, miniaturized mobile - even wearable - sensors, and ambient intelligence systems involves the real-time analysis of very large quantities of data that have to be processed in an intelligent way to provide "on time delivery" of the required relevant information. This information has to indicate what needs to be paid attention to and how to respond to the target of attention in a meaningful way.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Techniques, modelling, and concepts
- Computational architectures for attention
- Modelling of visual and auditory attention
- Attention in multimodal information fusion
- Biologically inspired attention
- Attentive control in robotic systems
- Aspects of attention in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy
- Attention and control of machine vision processes
- Etc.
Application related topics of interest
- Robotic Systems
- Human-robot interaction
- Attentive multimodal interfaces
- Autonomous intelligent systems
- Video surveillance
- Video and image retrieval
- Usability research
- Etc.
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria 
Simone Frintrop, University of Bonn, Germany
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
Ulrich Ansorge,  University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Balkenius, Lund University, Sweden
Anna Belardinelli, University of Tübingen, Germany
Ralf Engbert, University of Potsdam, Germany
Dietmar Heinke, University of Birmingham, UK
Eileen Kowler, Rutgers University, USA
Bärbel Mertsching Univ. of Paderborn, Germany
Giorgio Metta, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Thies Pfeiffer, University of Bielefeld, CITEC, Germany
Constantin A. Rothkopf, TU Darmstadt and FIAS, Germany
Björn Schuller, Imperial College, UK
Jochen Triesch Frankfurt IAS, Germany 
Hezy Yeshurun University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Submitted papers should be in IEEE format and with length of 3-5 pages. Appropriate style files can be downloaded from http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php . Submissions should be in PDF format. The review process will be double-blind; authors should leave the author field and the acknowledgment section blank and cite their own prior work as if they are citing a third party. Authors must indicate double submissions in the submission form.
Presentation slides will be published on the ISACS website after the symposium. Authors will also have the option of including their paper in the electronic Symposium Proceedings in arxiv.org (with DOI) until December 2015. 
ISACS 2014, Bielefeld, Germany (single event)http://isacs2014.joanneum.at/
ISACS 2013, Beijing, China (IJCAI) http://isacs2013.joanneum.at/
WAPCV 2008, Santorini, Greece (ICVS) http://dib.joanneum.at/wapcv2008
WAPCV 2007, Hyderabad, India (IJCAI) http://dib.joanneum.at/wapcv2007
WAPCV 2005, San Diego, USA (CVPR) http://dib.joanneum.at/wapcv2005  
WAPCV 2004, Prague, Czech Rep.(ECCV) http://dib.joanneum.at/wapcv2004
WAPCV 2003, Graz, Austria (ICVS) http://dib.joanneum.at/wapcv2003
Regular oral presentations will be 20 minutes in total, including approximately 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. 
Ali Borji, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
Michael Zillich, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Fiora Pirri University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Christian Balkenius Lund University, Sweden
Ralf Engbert University of Potsdam, Germany
Jochen Triesch Frankfurt IAS, Germany
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria lucas.paletta at joanneum.at
Simone Frintrop, University of Bonn, Germany frintrop at cs.uni-bonn.de
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA bilge at cs.wisc.edu

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