14.518, Calls: Hispanic Ling/Cognitive Modeling of Agents

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Subject: 14.518, Calls: Hispanic Ling/Cognitive Modeling of Agents

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Date:  Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:59:34 +0000
From:  jb14 at soton.ac.uk
Subject:  Hispanic Linguistics

Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:50:36 -0600
From:  Ron Sun <rsun at ari1.cecs.missouri.edu>
Subject:  Cognitive Modeling of Agents and Multi-Agent Interactions

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:59:34 +0000
From:  jb14 at soton.ac.uk
Subject:  Hispanic Linguistics

2nd Symposium of Hispanic Linguistics

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Date: 15-APR-04 - 17-APR-04

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2003

Web Site: http://www.lang.soton.ac.uk/symposium/index.html
Contact Person: Clare Mar-Molinero
Meeting Email: F.C.Mar-Molinero at soton.ac.uk

Linguistic Subfield(s):
Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Following on from the highly successful First UK Symposium of Hispanic
Linguistics held at the University of Surrey at Guildford, the Second
UK Symposium of Hispanic Linguistics will be held in 2004 at the
University of Southampton, where it is also intended to launch a new
association entitled Spanish in Society (SIS).


Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words
on either theoretical and/or empirical research in the following
areas: hispanic sociolinguistics, pragmatics or discourse
analysis. Contrastive/comparative studies, whether between varieties
of Spanish of between Spanish and other languages, together with
studies in the aforementioned areas applied to the teaching of Spanish
as a foreign language, will also be accepted.

For further details and for details on the new association Spanish in
Society, please see the website at

http://www.lang.soton.ac.uk/symposium/index.html or

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Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:50:36 -0600
From:  Ron Sun <rsun at ari1.cecs.missouri.edu>
Subject:  Cognitive Modeling of Agents and Multi-Agent Interactions

                              Workshop on
      Cognitive Modeling of Agents and Multi-Agent Interactions

                          During  IJCAI'2003
                    August 9, 2003. Acapulco, Mexico

Computational models of cognitive agents that incorporate a wide
range of cognitive functionalities (such as a variety of
memory/representation, various types of learning, and sensory motor
capabilities) have been developed in both AI and cognitive science.
In AI, they  appear under the rubric of intelligent agents and
multi-agent systems. In cognitive science, they are often known as
cognitive architectures.  These strands of research provide useful
paradigms for addressing some fundamental questions in  AI and
Cognitive Science.

Artificial intelligence started out with the goal of designing functioning
intelligent agents. However, faced with the enormous difficulty of
the task, the focus has largely been on modeling specific aspects of
intelligence, often in highly restricted domains.  Nevertheless, some
researchers have focused  on putting the pieces together with the goal
of designing autonomous agents. More important, there is a growing interest in
multi-agent interactions that addresses issues of coordination and cooperation
among cognitive agents.

On the other side, traditionally, the main focus of research in cognitive
science has been on specific components of cognition (e.g., perception,
memory, learning, language). Recent developments in computational modeling
of cognitive architectures provide new avenues for precisely specifying
complex cognitive processes in tangible ways, thereby addressing foundational
questions in  cognitive science. Such developments need to be extended to
multi-agent interactions and there are promising developments in this regard
(see e.g. recent papers in this area in the journal Cognitive Systems Research).

Against this background, this workshop seeks to bring together cognitive
scientists and AI researchers, with a wide range of background and expertise,
to discuss research problems in understanding cognition at the individual
level as well as at the collective level.

The workshop is open to all members of the AI and CogSci research communities.
We invite submissions on all aspects of cognitive modeling of agents and
multi-agent  interactions, including, but not limited to:

   * Cognitive architectures of individual cognitive agents.

   * Cognitive models of multi-agent interactions (e.g., communication,
     cooperation, and negotiation, in relation to cognition).

   * Cognitive models of multi-agent organizations (e.g., organizational
     structure, economies, culture, and other coordination structures and
     mechanisms, in relation to cognition).

   * Cognitive models of co-learning of multiple cognitive agents.

   * Computational models of evolution of cognition and behavior.

   * Computational abstractions, languages, and tools for cognitive modeling
     of agents and multi-agent interactions.

The discussions at the workshop will focus on the following issues,
among many others:

  * What are the characteristics of the successful cognitive architectures for
    modeling individual cognitive agents?

  * What are the suitable characteristics of cognitive architectures for
    modeling both individual cognitive agents and multi-agent interactions?

  * What are the fundamental ways of understanding and modeling multi-agent
    interactions?  Can they be reduced to individual cognition?

  * How can we best characterize and model social structures and organizations
    in relation to cognition?

  * How important is evolution in shaping individual cognition and collective
    behavior?  How can we model that aspect?

If you are interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, please submit
a full paper, 6-10 pages, in the IJCAI paper format. If you are only interested
in attending, submit a brief abstract (one page or less) describing your

Use the IJCAI paper format (and templates) for your papers.
See the IJCAI Web site:  http://www.ijcai-03.org for details.

Electronic submission is  required.  Only the Postscript or  PDF format is
accepted.  Send your paper (in PS or PDF) as an email attachment.

In the body of your email, include (in plain ASCII): names of all authors,
their affiliations, their physical addresses, and their email addresses.
In addition, the same information should also be included in your paper itself.

All submissions should be sent to: rsun at cecs.missouri.edu

Each paper will be reviewed for technical soundness, relevance, significance,
and clarity.

An edited book volume, as well as  a special issue of the journal
Cognitive System Research, is planned for a selected subset of the papers of
the workshop.

   * Deadline for the submission of full papers (6 to 10 pages) or abstracts (1
     page): March 1, 2003.
   * Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 30, 2003.
   * Deadline for the receipt of camera-ready papers: May 1, 2003


Prof. Ron Sun  (Chair)
CECS Department, 201 EBW
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-2060
rsun at cecs.missouri.edu

Prof. Cristiano Castelfranchi
Department of Communication Sciences
University of Siena
Siena, Italy
castel at ip.rm.cnr.it

Prof. Jan Treur
Department of Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
treur at cs.vu.nl

Dr. Robert L. West
Department of Psychology and Department of Cognitive Science
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
robert_west at carleton.ca

Dr. Christian Lebiere
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
cl at andrew.cmu.edu

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