LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
1) Extended deadline for submissions: 13th of February.
2) The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) sponsors the workshop and contributes with studentships
3) Instructions for Authors now on-line (http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb06/index.html under authors)
4) Fees now on-line (http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb06/index.html under Registration). Joining the AISB and paying before Early Registration closes on the 6th of March gives you a huge reduction!)
The Associative Learning and Reinforcement Learning workshop (http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~eduardo/CAL-AISB.html) aims to encourage interdisciplinary research by strengthening collaboration between learning scientists and the artificial intelligence community. The workshop will be held as part of the annual convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB --Bristol, UK, 3-6 April 2006).
For the last two decades, joint research has been carried out in adaptive and evolutionary systems involving biologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, animal learning scientists, software developers and computer scientists around the world.
On the one hand, advances in learning, in particular in associative learning, may help improve the performance of existing reinforcement learning algorithms in both single-agent and multi-agent scenarios. On the other, computational models of animal behaviour may provide useful tools for learning theorists in understanding goal-directed behaviour and sequential learning. The target audience of the symposium is, therefore, inherently multidisciplinary.
The workshop aims to foster an exchange of ideas on these issues and give a representative overview of current research in the area.
Authors are welcome to send us either complete, or tentative and ongoing work by the ***13th of February 2006***. Accepted submissions (either abstracts or papers) will be published by the AISB as on-the-day (copyright free) symposium proceedings. We are also negotiating with a prestigious journal the publication of an after-event Special Issue consisting of extended best papers and contributions.
In addition, the session will provide an ideal scenario for the presentation of learning simulators and psychologically inspired adaptive robots.
Our Programme Committee consists of:
Christian Balkenius, Lund University Cognitive Science
Bernard Balleine, Department of Psychology, UCLA
Joanna Bryson, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath
Peter Dayan, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
Magnus Enquist, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University
Geoffrey Hall, Department of Psychology, The University of York
Rob Honey, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Robin Murphy, Department of Psychology, UCL
Ulrich Nehmzow, Department of Computer Science, University of Essex
Yael Niv, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
John Pearce, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Jose Prados, School of Psychology, University of Leicester
Richard Sutton, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
Received on Mon Feb 06 08:54:12 2006