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  1. Paul Mc Kevitt, Tenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science (AISB-95)
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Message 1: Tenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science (AISB-95)

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 95 21:08:06 GMTenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science (AISB-95)
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevittdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: Tenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science (AISB-95)

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 PROGRAMME AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 AISB-95 Workshop on

 REACHING FOR MIND:
 FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE

 April 3rd/4th 1995
 ********************

 at the
 The Tenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science (AISB-95)
 (Theme: Hybrid Problems, Hybrid Solutions)

 Halifax Hall
 University of Sheffield
 Sheffield, England
 (Monday 3rd -- Friday 7th April 1995)

 HOSTED BY
 The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence
 and Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB)
 and
 The Department of Computer Science
 (University of Sheffield)


 Chair:
 SE/AN /O NUALL/AIN
 Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland &
 National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada

 Co-Chair:
 PAUL MC KEVITT
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Sheffield, England


WORKSHOP COMMITTEE:

John Barnden (New Mexico State University, NM, USA)
 (& University of Reading, England)
Istvan Berkeley (University of Alberta, Canada)
Mike Brady (Oxford, England)
Harry Bunt (ITK, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Peter Carruthers (University of Sheffield, England)
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University, USA)
Eric Dietrich (SUNY Binghamton, NY, USA)
Jerry Feldman (ICSI, UC Berkeley, USA)
Stevan Harnad (University of Southampton, England)
James Martin (University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA)
Eoghan MacAogain (Instidiud Teangeolaiochta/
 Irish Linguistics Institute, Dublin, Ireland)
John Macnamara (McGill University, Canada)
Mike McTear (Universities of Ulster and Koblenz, Germany)
Ryuichi Oka (RWC P, Tsukuba, Japan)
Jordan Pollack (Ohio State University, OH, USA)
Zenon Pylyshyn (Rutgers University, USA)
Ronan Reilly (University College, Dublin, Ireland)
Roger Schank (ILS, Northwestern, USA)
NNoel Sharkey (University of Sheffield, England)
Walther v.Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield, England)

PROGRAMME:

 MONDAY, APRIL 3RD, 1995
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INTRODUCTION:
 9.00 `Introduction'
 Se/an /O Nuall/ain and Paul Mc Kevitt

COMPUTATION AND INTENTIONALITY:
(Chair: Brian C. Smith)
 9.30 `The foundations of computation'
 Brian C. Smith
 Xerox Parc Palo Alto Research Centre and Stanford University,
 Stanford, CA, USA

10.30 Break

11.00 `Machines and consciousness'
 Yorick Wilks
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, EU

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS:
(Chair: F.G. Winkler)
11.30 `Meaningful representations? a dynamical systems approach
 and some implications for cognitive science'
 F.G. Winkler
 Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence
 University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, EU

12.00 `Remembering, rehearsal and empathy'
 K. Dautenhahn and T. Christaller
 German National Research Centre for Computer Science
 Germany, EU

12.45 LUNCH

SEACHING-FOR-MIND:
(Chair: Se/an /O Nuall/ain)
 2.00 `Is cognition an autonomous subsystem?'
 M.B. Bickhard, Dept of Psychology, Lehigh University
 Department of Psychology
 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

 2.30 `Crisis? what crisis?'
 Paul D. Scott
 Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, England, EU

 3.00 `The search for mind'
 Se/an /O Nuall/ain
 School of Computer Applications
 Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, EU

 3.30 Panel Discussion led by Se/an /O Nuall/ain
 MEMBERS: Bickhard, Guzeldere, Mc Kevitt, Scott, Smith, Wilks

 4.00 Break

COGNITION AND MIND:
(Chair: Guven Guzeldere)
 4.30 `Cartesian modularism'
 Guven Guzeldere
 Xerox Parc Palo Alto Research Centre and Stanford University,
 Stanford, CA, USA

 5.00 `Redescription, information and access'
 Terry Dartnall
 Computing and Information Technology
 Griffith University, Nathan Brisbane, Australia

 5.30 Poster session

 6.00 GENERAL DISCUSSION

 6.30 DINNER AGUS O/ICHE MHA/ITH

 TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH, 1995
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INTRODUCTION II:
 9.00 `Introduction'
 Se/an /O Nuall/ain and Paul Mc Kevitt

ARCHITECTURES FOR CONSCIOUSNESS:
(Chair: Y. Wilks)
 9.30 `A neurocognitive model for consciousness'
 Newman, B. Baars and S-B Cho.
 The Wright Institute, USA

10.00 `Consciousness and natural language understanding'
 Gerard Sabah
 LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France, EU

10.30 Break

11.00 `Idle Thoughts'
 B.F. Katz and N.C. Riley
 School of Cognitive and computing Sciences,
 University of Sussex, England, EU

COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND THE PERSON:
11.30 `Cognitive Science and two images of the person'
 A. Brook, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

12.00 `Cognitive science, consciousness and selfhood'
 Se/an /O Nuall/ain
 School of Computer Applications
 Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

COGNITIVE SCIENCE EDUCATION:
12.30 Panel discussion with (self-selecting) participants invited to present
 a five-minute summary of a program in the area which they have
 established followed by general discussion.
 `Not what is cognitive science rather what is a cognitive scientist?'
 Austin et al. Division of Psychology,
 University of Hertfordshire, England, EU

12.45 LUNCH

EPISTEMOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY:
(Chair: Terry Dartnall)
 2.00 `The lion, the bat and the wardrobe'
 Stuart Watt
 The Open University, England, EU

 2.30 `Foundational anti-representationalism'
 Craig Delancey
 Indiana University, Illinois, USA

(Chair: Karl MacDorman)
 3.00 `Reinventing the square wheel'
 P. Kime
 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, EU

 3.30 `The role of the systematicity argument'
 K. Aizawa
 Dept of Philosophy,
 Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA

 4.00 Poster session/Break

 4.30 `How to ground symbols adaptively'
 Karl MacDorman
 Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, EU

 5.00 GENERAL DISCUSSION ON REACHING FOR MIND

 6.00 DINNER & O/ICHE MHA/ITH


REGISTRATION:

Mail aisb95dcs.shef.ac.uk for further details.

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Message 2: Re: Intl. Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication (CMC/95)

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 95 17:27:31 +0Re: Intl. Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication (CMC/95)
From: <rjbeunprl.philips.nl>
Subject: Re: Intl. Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication (CMC/95)


 CMC/95
 International Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication,
 Theory and Applications

 *********

 Sponsored by the Universities of Brabant
 Joint Research Organization (SOBU)

 Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 24-26 May 1995
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 ANNOUNCEMENT
 **********
The Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with the
Institute for Perception Research in Eindhoven and the Institute for
Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Tilburg, will host
an international conference on the theory and applications of

 COOPERATIVE MULTIMODAL COMMUNICATION

to take place at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) in Eindhoven,
The Netherlands, 24-26 May 1995.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists involved
in research concerning the design, implementation, and application of
forms of cooperative human-computer communication where natural language
(typed or spoken) is used in combination with other modalities, such as
visual feedback and direct manipulation.

 TOPICS OF INTEREST
 *********

The conference will focus on formal, computational, and user aspects
of building cooperative multimodal dialogue systems. Talks are in areas
which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* cooperativity in multimodal dialogue
* natural language semantics in a multimodal context
* formal and computational models of dialogue context
* incremental knowledge representation and dialogue
* interacting with visual domain representations
* collaborative problem solving
* constraint-based approaches to animation and visual modelling
* effective use of different interactive modalities
* modelling temporal aspects of multimodal communication
* type theory and natural language interpretation
* knowledge sharing technologies

 INVITED SPEAKERS
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 Mark MAYBURY (The MITRE corporation, McLean)
 Wolfgang WAHLSTER (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
 Bonnie WEBBER (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
 Kent WITTENBURG (Bellcore, Morristown)

 ORGANIZATION
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Programme Committee:

Harry Bunt (ITK, Tilburg) (chair) Paul McKevitt (University of Sheffield)
Norman Badler (UPenn, Philadelphia) Rob Nederpelt (TUE, Eindhoven)
Jeroen Groenendijk (UvA, Amsterdam) Kees van Overveld (TUE, Eindhoven)
Walther von Hahn (Hamburg) Ray Perrault (Stanford)
Dieter Huber (Mainz) Donia Scott (Brighton)
Hans Kamp (Stuttgart) Wolfgang Wahlster (Saarbruecken)
John Lee (EdCAAD, Edinburgh) Bonnie Webber (UPenn, Philadelphia)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI, Paris) Kent Wittenburg (Bellcore)
Mark Maybury (MITRE, Bedford)

Organization Committee: Robbert-Jan Beun (chair)
 Tijn Borghuis
 Harry Bunt
 Rob Nederpelt
 Marianne Wagemans


 FURTHER INFORMATION
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The participation fee for CMC/95 is expected to be around Dfl 250, or
$ 150. For registration information please contact Robbert-Jan Beun (see
the address below).

For questions concerning the scientific content:
 Harry Bunt, ITK, Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg
 Phone +31 - 13.66.30.60, fax +31-13.66.25.37, email: Harry.Buntkub.nl

For questions concerning the organization:
 Robbert-Jan Beun, IPO, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
 Phone +31 - 40.77.38.73, fax +31 - 40.77.38.76 email: rjbeunprl.philips.nl
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