[robotics-worldwide] Call for submissions to AI Summit 2006, Monte Verita, Switzerland

Joshua Bongard jb382 at cornell.edu
Thu Jan 19 08:46:38 PST 2006

************ AI SUMMIT 2006 -- CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS **************


The Dartmouth Summer School, held in 1956, is generally
recognized as being the "birth place" of Artificial Intelligence. A
high-profile international conference, the "50th Anniversary AI
Summit" will take place in July 2006. The purpose of the AI Summit is to
celebrate AI, evaluate its developments, analyze the state of the art,
and come up with ideas on where the field will or should go in the
future. Over the decades, the foundations of AI have fundamentally
changed, in particular with the emergence of the concept of embodiment.
Now, the discipline has become much more interdisciplinary and includes
researchers from biology, computer science, engineering, robotics,
material science, biomechanics, and of course neuroscience, in
particular computational neuroscience. We are therefore inviting a
number of leading researchers world wide that may not consider
themselves as doing research in AI, but that make substantial
contributions to our understanding of intelligent behavior.


We solicit submissions of 1- to 2-page long abstracts. The submissions
will be reviewed and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to
present a poster or an oral presentations. All accepted abstracts will
be compiled in a handbook to be distributed at the workshop. There are
around *90 spots* available at the Centro Stefano Franscini.Be sure to
get in your abstract by the *March 26* deadline. For further information
please refer to the summit's website:


The keynote speakers so far include:

Rudolf Bannasch (Technische Universitat Berlin)
Rodney Brooks (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Michael Dickinson (California Institute of Technology)
Rodney Douglas (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)
Peter Fromherz (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry)
Hod Lipson (Cornell University)
Nils Nilsson (Stanford University)
Andy Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh)
Mettin Sitti (Carnegie Mellon University)
Luc Steels (Sony Computer Science Labs Paris)
Sebastian Thrun (Standford University)


The meeting will take place 9 - 14 July 2006 on the beautiful Monte
Verita (close to Ascona in the southern part of Switzerland) at the
Centro Stefano Franscini.


Long abstract deadline: March 26, 2006
Abstract acceptance deadline: April 2, 2006
Early registration deadline: April 23, 2006
Dates of the meeting: July 9-14, 2006


Conference chair:

Rolf Pfeifer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Program co-chairs:

Max Lungarella, University of Tokyo, Japan
Fumiya Iida, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Josh Bongard, Cornell University, USA

Program committee:

Rodney Brooks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Linda Smith, Indiana University, USA
Olaf Sporns, Indiana University, USA
Luc Steels, Sony Computer Science Labs Paris, France

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