AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012

Dates: July 2 – 6, 2012
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

AISB/IACAP | For the Turing year 2012, the AISB (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) and the IACAP (The International Association for Computing and Philosophy) have merged their annual symposia/conferences to form the AISB/IACAP World Congress. The congress will take place 2-6 July 2012 in Birmingham, UK.

The Congress has been inspired by a desire to honour Alan Turing and by the broad and deep significance of Turing’s work to AI, to the philosophical ramifications of computing, and to philosophy and computing more generally. The Congress is one of the events forming the Alan Turing Year.

The intent of the Congress is to stimulate a particularly rich interchange between AI and Philosophy on any areas of mutual interest, whether directly addressing Turing’s own research output or not.

The Congress will consist mainly of a number of collocated Symposia on specific research areas, interspersed with Congress-wide refreshment breaks, social events and invited Plenary Talks. All papers other than the invited Plenaries will be given within Symposia. This format is perfect for encouraging new dialogue and collaboration both within and between research areas. Symposia last between one day and three days. They will probably each involve between ten and fifty participants. Symposia will mainly consist of paper presentations but a few will include other components such as posters, panels, other types of discussion session, demonstrations, etc.

Also, some related arts events will take place. Some of these will be within one of the symposia (the Turing Arts Symposium) and some will be in general areas of the conference site. Also, there are plans for extra ones at other places.

Submissions to symposia are currently being invited.