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BICA Workshop @ IVA 2021

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) are computational frameworks for building intelligent agents that are inspired by biological intelligence. Biological intelligent systems, notable animals such as humans, have many qualities that are often lacking in artificially designed systems including robustness, flexibility, and adaptability to environments. At a point in time where visibility into naturally intelligent systems is exploding thanks to modern brain imaging and recording techniques, our ability to learn from nature and to build biologically inspired intelligent systems has never been greater. At the same time, the growth in computer science and technology has unleashed enough computational power, that an explosion of intelligent applications from augmented reality to intelligent virtual agents is now certain. The growth in these fields challenges the computational replication of all essential aspects of the human mind (the BICA Challenge), an endeavor that is interdisciplinary in nature and promises to yield a bi-directional flow of understanding between all involved disciplines.

Submissions are solicited to the BICA Workshop 2021, a part of the ACM 21st International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA’21, to be held on September 14-17 in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Papers will be published in the special issue of Procedia Computer Science dedicated to BICA*AI 2020 (the 2020 Annual International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence, also known as the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the BICA Society). Selected papers will be published in Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier).

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicaai-2021-at-workshop-at-iva-and-is4si-summit-tickets-165825575761

Topics include cognitive modeling (more broadly, cognitive sciences), artificial intelligence (more broadly, computer science), computational neuroscience (more broadly, brain sciences), language sciences, robotics, virtual reality, cybersecurity, quantum computer, mathematical models in economics, sociology, educational sciences, philosophy, art, management, industrial and military applications. Articles on materials science, physics, chemistry, classical areas of mathematics, medicine, marketing, as well as manuscripts of a purely philosophical nature will not be considered.

We expect that most presentations will be virtual-only. At this point, physical participation on-site cannot be guaranteed (see http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=123766©ownerid=167174 and https://sites.google.com/view/iva2021/). In any case, this is a good opportunity for authors to publish in a highly cited journal and present their work at a world-class international conference.

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Procedia Computer Science (ISSN: 1877-0509, Elsevier B.V.) publishes high-quality conference articles with indexing in Scopus, SCI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as DBLP. Scopus indexing usually completes within a month.

Submissions are accepted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicaai2020). For the initial submission, all manuscripts should be formatted using the Procedia template found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mnln7ckguduycy9/AAB5oLpcVhmWuiCfcVDt6Gb_a?dl=0. A submission should include the PDF, the source, and a scan of the signed declaration form also found at the above URL. The final publication venue will be determined based on the peer review outcome. Every accepted paper should be covered by separate registration. For Procedia papers: recommended article length is from 4 to 12 pages. For each page over 12, the authors pay an additional $50 USD. Articles over 20 pages or less than 3 pages will not be published. Improperly formatted manuscripts will be returned. Papers selected by the PC for presentation on-site or for publication in CSR may need to be reformatted before their final submission.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

— BICA Society BOD

Note
Despite the global uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure our participants across the globe that our event will happen and its Proceedings will be published as scheduled. We are working hard to bring you all the necessary means, virtual and physical, for publicizing your work.

BICAns understand “brain inspirations” broadly, borrowing them from psychology, neuroscience, educational science, linguistics, design, and creativity studies in order to advance cognitive robotics, machine learning, and social affective computing, among other modern hot topics in AI.

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Call for BICA Workshop Papers

Submissions are solicited to the BICA Workshop 2021, a part of the ACM 21st International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA’21, to be held on September 14-17 in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Papers will be published in the special issue of Procedia Computer Science dedicated to BICA*AI 2020 (the 2020 Annual International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence, also known as the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the BICA Society). Selected papers will be published in Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier).

Topics include cognitive modeling (more broadly, cognitive sciences), artificial intelligence (more broadly, computer science), computational neuroscience (more broadly, brain sciences), language sciences, robotics, virtual reality, cybersecurity, quantum computer, mathematical models in economics, sociology, educational sciences, philosophy, art, management, industrial and military applications. Articles on materials science, physics, chemistry, classical areas of mathematics, medicine, marketing, as well as manuscripts of a purely philosophical nature will not be considered.

We expect that most presentations will be virtual-only. At this point, physical participation on-site cannot be guaranteed (see http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=123766©ownerid=167174 and https://sites.google.com/view/iva2021/). In any case, this is a good opportunity for authors to publish in a highly cited journal and present their work in a world-class international conference.

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Procedia Computer Science (ISSN: 1877-0509, Elsevier B.V.) publishes high-quality conference articles with indexing in Scopus, SCI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as DBLP. Scopus indexing usually completes within a month.

Submissions are accepted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicaai2020). For the initial submission, all manuscripts should be formatted using the Procedia template found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mnln7ckguduycy9/AAB5oLpcVhmWuiCfcVDt6Gb_a?dl=0. A submission should include the PDF, the source, and a scan of the signed declaration form also found at the above URL. The final publication venue will be determined based on the peer review outcome. Every accepted paper should be covered by separate registration. For Procedia papers: recommended article length is from 4 to 12 pages. For each page over 12, the authors pay an additional $50 USD. Articles over 20 pages or less than 3 pages will not be published. Improperly formatted manuscripts will be returned. Papers selected by the PC for presentation on-site or for publication in CSR may need to be reformatted before their final submission.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

— BICA Society BOD

 

 

Call for Papers to Information in Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) based Systems (September 12-19, 2021)

This conference contributing to the 2021 Summit of the International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) is about how data and data architecture is used and implemented in theory and practice in agent-based systems using cognitive architectures that are inspired in large part by the human and animal mind. All aspects of information theory and information architecture in a Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) based system may be covered. This conference is about information theory from the BICA perspective.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicaai-2021-at-workshop-at-iva-and-is4si-summit-tickets-165825575761

Who is BICA

The Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society for Artificial Intelligence (AI), or BICA Society, is an international nonprofit organization based in the US. The purpose of the Society is to promote and facilitate the transdisciplinary study of biologically inspired cognitive architectures (BICA), aiming at the emergence of a unifying, generally accepted framework for the design, characterization, and implementation of human-level cognitive architectures.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

Abstracts should be English, sufficiently extensive to describe the content of the presented work clearly with 300-500 words or 1-2 pages. All presentations should have their abstracts or papers for presentations submitted before the deadlines listed below, including any suggestions for special presentations or panels as early as possible and must be in clear English. All accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts online before the summit. Short versions of papers (ca. 5 pages) will be published with the summit proceedings in a Special Edition of MDPI Proceedings after peer review with some additional publication options that will be announced.

TYPES OF PRESENTATION

All presentations fit into several categories, including topical, plenary presentations, or panels on related topics. Presentation times will be 20 minutes for topical presentations and 30 minutes for plenary presentations. Discussions may be up to 45 minutes but must be worked with and approved by the organizing committee.

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES: (June 30 is the date to worry about for abstracts)

Expression of the intent for a session or panel organization with a tentative title: June 30, 2021

 Abstracts of 300-500 words or 1-2 pages should be submitted by June 30, 2021, to be published in the summit proceedings in a special issue of Proceedings MDPI. High-quality submissions are eligible to go to Cognitive Systems Research Journal.

Short versions of papers up to ca. 5 pages can be submitted by September 30, 2021, for publication in the Special Issue of MDPI Proceedings.

Conference dates: September 12-19, 2021

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Application of Information Architecture in BICA based systems

  • How do Biologically inspired systems deal with data?

  • Information Theory in BICA based systems

  • Theoretical computer science as it applies to Information theory and architecture in BICA-based systems.

  • Theoretical data structures in BICA-based systems

  • Data processing in BICA-based systems

  • Theoretical computer science as it studies information processing in BICA-based systems.

  • Theoretical linguistics related to information processing by natural and artificial languages in BICA-based systems

  • Semiotics as it studies symbolic information processing in BICA-based systems.

  • Psychology of systems in their studies information processing by BICA-based systems

  • Pedagogy as it relates to information transmission and knowledge acquisition in BICA-based systems.

  • Application of information theory to theoretical computer science (information, computation, and networking) in BICA-based systems

  • Application of information theory to theoretical linguistics (information and language) in BICA-based systems

  • Application of information theory to decision-making (information and decision-making) in BICA-based systems

  • Applications of information theory in psychology (information and creativity) in BICA-based systems

  • Application of information theory to semiotics (information and symbols) in BICA-based systems

  • Application of information theory to epistemology (information and cognition) in BICA-based systems

  • Application of information theory to ethics (information and moral) regarding BICA-based systems

  • Information-oriented and information-based psychological theories in BICA-based systems

  • Information-oriented and information-based biological inspired theories in BICA-based systems

  • Information-oriented and information-based theories of decision-making in BICA-based systems

  • Foundations of Information Theory and information architecture in BICA-based systems

Submit all abstracts or questions to david@ArtificialGeneralIntelligenceInc.com

CONFERENCE CHAIR

David J Kelley, AGI Laboratory, Seattle, USA

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE :

Peter Boltuc, University of Illinois, Springfield, USA

Mark Waser, GBA, Virginia, USA

S. Mason Dambrot, AGI Laboratory, NYC, NY, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Amon T Twyman, AGI Laboratory

Kyrtin A., AGI Laboratory

INVITED SPEAKERS

Pei Wang, Temple University (Plenary and Keynote):

Paul Rosenbloom, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; (Plenary)

Antonio Chella, University of Palermo

Eray Ozkural, G¨ok Us Sibernetik Ar&Ge Ltd. S¸ti.

Phil Jackson, Talamind

Amon T Twyman, AGI Laboratory

PLANERY PANEL (PLANERY)

Peter Boltuc, University of Illinois, Springfield, USA (Moderator)

Roman Yampolskiy http://cecs.louisville.edu/ry/

David J Kelley, https://AGILaboratory.com/

* Others to be announced

The final date for submissions is June 15th.

Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicaai-2021-and-philosophy-of-computing-at-is4si-tickets-152934012749

IS4SI site: https://summit-2021.is4si.org/#h.53ru3irua04f

WikiCFP: http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=132580

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