[robotics-worldwide] 2nd call for submissions to AI Summit 2006, Monte Verita, Switzerland

Joshua Bongard jb382 at cornell.edu
Mon Mar 6 07:16:19 PST 2006


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 ********** AI SUMMIT 2006 -- 2ND CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS ***********
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 Long abstract deadline: March 26, 2006

 ** AIM OF THE MEETING **

 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.

 ** ABSTRACT SUBMISSION **

 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:
 http://www.ai50.org.

 ** SPEAKERS **

 The keynote speakers so far include:

 Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
 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)
 Guilio Sandini, David Vernon and Giorgio Metta (University of Genova)
 Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh)
 Metin Sitti (Carnegie Mellon University)
 Luc Steels (Sony Computer Science Labs Paris)
 Sebastian Thrun (Standford University)
 Adrianne Wortzel (New York City College of Technology)

 ** LOCATION **

 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.

 ** IMPORTANT DATES **

 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

 ** COMMITTEE **

 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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