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Machine Consciousness 2011: Self, Integration and Explanation
Call for Papers

Abstract submission deadline: December 31st, 2010.

Extended Abstract submission deadline: **January 9th, 2011** 

Submissions are invited for presentation at MC2011, a two-day symposium to be held in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour 2011 (AISB 2011), April 4-7 2011, University of York, UK.

Machine Consciousness (MC) concerns itself with the creation of artefacts which have, or model, mental characteristics typically associated with consciousness such as (self-) awareness, emotion, affect, phenomenal states, imagination, etc.

Specific Foci:
We encourage submissions falling under one of more of these topics:
        • MC and Self modelling
        • MC and Information integration
        • The explanatory power of MC models
        • MC and Neuroscience
        • MC and Functional versus phenomenal consciousness
        • MC Ethics

Click the READ MORE button below to see the complete Call For Papers.

Machine Consciousness 2011 will favour submissions that are based on implemented models, either in the sense that they detail actual or potential artefacts or that they seriously engage with previous published work or models, either by critiquing or extending that work. We favour new work - even if preliminary - over work which has received multiple publication elsewhere.

For more information on the themes and background of MC2011, please consult the website at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cogs/mc2011.

Symposium Dates:
The symposium will be held over two days as part of the AISB 2011 Convention, 4-7
April 2011.
        • 27/10/10: First CFP distributed
        • 14/11/10: Second CFP distributed
        • 01/12/10: Final CFP distributed
        • 09/01/11: Deadline for submission of abstracts (extended from 31/12/2010)
        • 31/01/11: Notification of accepted papers
        • TBA: Camera ready papers due (for inclusion in AISB proceedings)
        • TBA: Early registration deadline (NB symposium attendees must register for the
full convention)
        • 4-7 April 2011: AISB 2011 convention.

All accepted papers will be published in an AISB proceedings produced for the
The Chairs also intend to publish selected papers in a book or journal special issue
based on the symposium.

Student submissions:
In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited
student bursaries. Details TBA.

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Ron Chrisley, Rob Clowes*, Steve Torrance
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science and School of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK.
*IFL, Universita Nova de Lisboa

Scientific Committee:

Igor Aleksander - Imperial College, UK
Raúl Arrabales - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Mike Beaton - Imperial College, UK and University of Sussex, UK
Antonio Chella - University of Palermo, Italy
Stan Franklin - University of Memphis, USA
David Gamez - Imperial College, UK
Pentti Haikonen - University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Germund Hesslow - Lund University, Sweden
Owen Holland - University of Sussex, UK
Takashi Ikegami - University of Tokyo, Japan
Frédéric Kaplan - École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, Switzerland
Benjamin Kuipers - University of Michigan, USA
Riccardo Manzotti - University of Milan, Italy
Thomas Metzinger - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Gemany
Ricardo Sanz - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Murray Shanahan - Imperial College, UK
John Taylor - King's College London, UK
Jun Tani - RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan
Tom Ziemke - University of Skövde, Sweden

Extended abstracts of not more than 500 words (plus references) should be submitted in plain text to :

c/o Ron Chrisley
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science
Chichester Building
University of Sussex
Falmer BN1 9JH
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 678581
Email : ronc at sussex.ac.uk

Templates from a previous convention can be found at
Each paper will receive at least two reviews.

MC 2011 Symposium : http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cogs/mc2011
AISB 2011 Convention: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb11/


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