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AIC 2018 : 6th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition


When Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018
Where Palermo
Submission Deadline Apr 6, 2018
Categories    artificial intelligence   robotics   cognitive systems   knowledge representation

Call For Papers

---------------- CALL FOR PAPERS----------------

AIC 2018

6h Edition of the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and
Palermo, Italy, July 2-4, 2018

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The research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been based, from a
historical standpoint, on a strong collaboration with Cognitive Science.
This collaboration, has produced - along the years - mutual benefits.  In
AI this partnership has driven to the realization of intelligent systems
based on plausible models of human cognition.
In turn, in cognitive science, this partnership allowed the development of
cognitive models and architectures providing greater understanding on human

In recent years, after a period of partial fragmentation of the research
directions, the area of cognitively inspired artificial systems is
progressively attracting a renewed attention both from academia and
industry and the awareness about the need for additional research in this
interdisciplinary field is gaining widespread acceptance.

AIC 2018 is the 6th appointment of the workshop series AIC (http://dblp.uni-, started in 2013 and stemming from the need of
creating an international scientific forum for the discussion and the
presentation of the theoretical and applied research developments in the
field of cognitively inspired Artificial Intelligence. The previous AIC workshops have been held in Turin (2013 to 2015 editions), New York (2016), Larnaca (2017).

*SPECIAL-TRACK*: AIC 2018 will host a special track on the theoretical and applicative perspectives of the framework of Conceptual Spaces (CS), as introduced by Peter Gärdenfors (2000). Such framework provides a geometric model for the representation of human conceptual knowledge that bridges the symbolic and the sub-conceptual levels of representation. The model has already proven to have a broad range of applicability, not only within cognitive science but also across a number of AI fields (e.g. Computer vision, Knowledge representation and Reasoning, Computational linguistics etc.).

As for the previous editions, the AIC 2018 workshop aims at putting
together researchers coming from different domains (e.g., artificial
intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, philosophy,
social sciences, etc.) working on the interdisciplinary field of
cognitively inspired artificial systems.

Both papers spotlighting theoretical issues and experimental research in
the field are welcome. The submission of papers regarding the presentation
of realized or under-development cognitively inspired systems and/or
applications is encouraged.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Knowledge Representation and Cognition (e.g. Neural Networks models,
Conceptual Spaces, Ontologies  etc.)
- Cognitive Architectures (e.g. SOAR, ACT-R) and Cognitive modelling for
Artificial Systems
- B.I.C.A. (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) and systems
- Cognitive Robotics
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Evaluation of cognitively driven AI systems compared with other AI
- Cognition and Semantic Web
- Cognitive Systems Design
- Methodological open questions on AI and Cognition
- Automated reasoning: deductive, probabilistic, diagnostic, causal and
analogical inference
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Historical and theoretical relation among Cognitive Science and
Artificial Intelligence
- Knowledge discovery and acquisition
- Modelling of human learning and knowledge acquisition in complex domains
- Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing & Understanding
- Logic and Reasoning
- Cognitively inspired Machine Learning
- Computational Theories of Learning
- Computational Models of Narrative for Artificial Systems (Visuo-Auditory
Narrativity, Perception)
- Cognition and Moving Image
- Computational Creativity
- Decision Support Systems


- April, 6 2018,  papers submission deadline
- May, 15 2018, notification of acceptance/rejection
- July 2-4 2018: Workshop dates


All papers must present original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their
significance, originality, technical content and relevance to the
workshop by the PC. We welcome the following types of contributions:

- Full research papers (up to 8-14 pages)
- Short research papers (up to 4-7 pages)

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS Authors:

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair:


Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published
on-line by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (, with ISSN.
AIC proceedings are DBLP indexed:

At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the workshop and
attend the workshop to present the paper.


Antonio Chella, University of Palermo and ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ignazio Infantino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Antonio Lieto, University of Torino and ICAR-CNR, Italy


        •       Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
        •       Alessandro Saffiotti, Örebro University, Sweden


        •       Agnese Augello, ICAR-CNR, Italy
        •       Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
        •       Lola Cañamero, University of Hertfordshire, UK
        •       Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
        •       Amedeo Cesta, ISTC-CNR, Italy
        •       Mark A. Finlayson, Florida International University, USA
        •       Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
        •       Marcello Frixione, University of Genoa, Italy
        •       Salvatore Gaglio, University of Palermo and ICAR-CNR, Italy
        •       Peter Gärdenfors, University of Lund, Sweden
        •       Anna Jordanous, University of Kent, UK
        •       Antonis Kakas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
        •       Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger, Osnabrück University, Germany
        •       Othalia Larue, Wright State University, USA
        •       Christian Lebiere, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
        •       Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy
        •       Martha Lewis, University of Amsterdam, Holland
        •      Umberto Maniscalco, ICAR-CNR, Italy
        •       Loizos Michael, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
        •       Vincent Müller, Anatolia College/ACT, Greece
        •       Ana-Maria Olteteanu,  Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
        •       Alessandro Oltramari, Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA
        •       Katerina Pastra, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Greece
        •       Giovanni Pilato, ICAR-CNR, Italy
        •       Paul S. Rosenbloom, University of Southern California, USA
        •       Giulio Sandini, IIT, Italy
        •       Steven Schockaert, University of Cardiff, UK
        •       Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology of Sydney, Australia
        •       Filippo Vella, ICAR-CNR, Italy
        •       David Vernon, Carnegie Mellon University, Ruanda
        •       Frank Zenker, University of Lund, Sweden

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