AISB 2008

April 1-4, 2008

Aberdeen, Scotland

AISB 2008 Convention

Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence



(The table below includes hyperlinks to each paper)

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1st April, Tuesday
  The Reign of Catz and Dogz '08 Affective Language in Human & Machine Persuasive Technology Behaviour Regulation in MAS
09:00-10.30 9:00 Introduction to Catz & Dogz '08 Shaun Lawson (Univ of Lincoln, UK) and Thomas Chesney (Univ of Nottingham, UK)

9:20 Invited Talk. Christoph Bartneck: Robots Wanted, Dead or Alive?

10:05 Jelle Saldien Kristof Goris, Bam Vanderborght and Dirk Lefeber: On the design of an emotional interface for the huggable robot Probo
Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse

9:00 Alessia Martalo, Nicole Novielli and Fiorella de Rosis: Attitude Display In Dialogue Patterns

9:30 Ielka van der Sluis and Chris Mellish: Towards Affective Natural Language Generation: Empirical Investigations

10:00 Graeme Ritchie, Robyn Munro, Helen Pain and Kim Binsted: Evaluating humorous properties of texts

10:15 Tim Rumbell, John Barnden, Mark Lee and Alan Wallington: Affect in Metaphor: Developments with Wordnet
09:00 Opening Remarks.

09:15 Invited Talk. Ehud Reiter: Lessons learned from tailoring smoking cessation letters

10:00 Discussion
9:00 Maxime Morge: An Argumentation-based Computational Model of Trust for Negotiation

9:30 Simon Miles, Paul Groth, Michael Luck: Handling Mitigating Circumstances for Electronic Contracts

10:00 Nir Oren, Michael Luck, Timothy J. Norman: Argumentation for Normative Reasoning
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Jon Oberlander
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00-16:00 14:00 Invited Talk. Graeme Ritchie: Computational humour

14:30 Steve Yohanan and Karon E. MacLean: The haptic creature project: social human-robot interaction through affective touch

15:00 Cheng Guo & Ehud Sharlin: Utilizing Physical Objects and Metaphors for Human Robot Interaction

15:30 Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin, Samir Araujo de Souza: An inferential dynamics approach to personality and emotion driven behaviour determination for virtual animals

14:00 Invited Talk. Diane Litman: Detecting and Adapting to Student Uncertainty in a Spoken Tutorial Dialogue System

15:15 Panel/discussion: Tentative topic - How to evaluate affective language behaviour in machines?
14:00 Hien Nguyen and Judith Masthoff: Using digital images to enhance the credibility of information

14:25 Cees Midden and Jaap Ham: The persuasive effects of positive and negative social feedback from an embodied agent on energy conservation behavior

14:50 Irene Mazzotta, Enzo Silvestri and Fiorella de Rosis: Emotional And Non Emotional Persuasion Strength

15:15 Commentator

15:30 Discussion
14:00 Invited Talk. Javier Vazquez-Salceda

15:00 Sarah Lim Choi Keung, Nathan Griffiths: Using Recency and Relevance to Assess Trust and Reputation

15:30 Luke Dickens, Krysia Broda, Alessandra Russo: Modelling MAS with Finite Analytic Stochastic Processes
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16.30-18:00 16:30 David Benyon: The EU Companions project

17:00 Kristof Goris, Jelle Saldien, Bram Vanderborght and Dirk Lefeber: The huggable robot Probo: design of the robotic head

17:30 Thomas Chesney, Shaun Lawson: Learning to care for a real pet whilst interacting with a virtual one? The educational value of games like Nintendogs
Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse II

16:30 Sandra Williams, Richard Power and Paul Piwek: Simulating emotional reactions in medical dramas

17:00 Andrzej Zuczkowski and Ilaria Riccioni: "You make me feel.": Affective Causality in Language Communication

17:15 Nicolas Nicolov, Franco Salvetti and Steliana Ivanova: Sentiment Analysis: Does Coreference Matter?

17:30 Alexander Osherenko: Towards Semantic Affect Sensing in Sentences
16:30 Maxime Morge: Social and Persuasive Argumentation over Organized Actions

16:55 Simon Wells and Chris Reed: MAgtALO: An Agent-Based System for Persuasive Online Interaction

17:10 Commentator

17:20 Discussion
16:30 Simon Miles, Nir Oren, Mike Luck, Sanjay Modgil, Noura Faci, Camden Holt, Gary Vickers: Modelling and Administration of Contract-Based Systems

17:00 Emmanuel Tadjouddine: Automated Mechanism Design Using Process Algebra

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2nd April, Wednesday
  Brain Computer Interfaces & Human Computer Interaction Affective Language in Human & Machine Persuasive Technology Behaviour Regulation in MAS Agent cognitive ability & orders of emergence
09:00-10.30 9:00 Welcome and Opening

09:20 Invited Talk.
D. McFarland (Wadsworth Centre, USA)

10:05 R. Adams, G.S. Bahr and B. Moreno: Brain Computer Interfaces: Psychology and Pragmatic Perspectives for the Future

10:25 A. Portelli, S.J. Nasuto Toward Construction of an Inexpensive Brain Computer Interface for Goal Oriented Applications
The Lexicon I

09:00 Alexandra Balahur-Dobrescu and Andres Montoyo Guijarro: Applying a culture dependent emotion triggers database for text valence and emotion classification

09:30 Taner Danisman and Adil Alpkocak: Feeler: Emotion Classification of Text Using Vector Space Model

10:00 Angela Fahrni and Manfred Klenner: Old Wine and Warm Beer: Target-Specific Sentiment Analysis of Adjectives

10:15 Announcements and general discussion
09:00 Opening remarks for second day

09:10 Rosta Farzan, Joan M. DiMicco, David R.Millen, Beth Brownholtz, Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan: When the experiment is over: Deploying an incentive system to all the users

09:35 Nick Taylor, Mark Rouncefield, Keith Cheverst and Shahram Izadi: Encouraging Community Spirit with Situated Displays

09:50 Commentator

10:00 Discussion
09:00 Sofia Panagiotidi, Javier Vazquez-Salceda, Sergio Alvarez-Napagao, Sandra Ortega-Martorell, Steven Willmott, Roberto Confalonieri, Patrick Storms: Intelligent Contracting Agents Language

09:30 Nathan Griffiths: Cooperation through Tags and Context Awareness

10:00 Martin Kollingbaum, Ivan Jureta, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Katia Sycara: Automated Requirements-Driven Definition of Norms for the Regulation of Behavior in Multi-Agent Systems
09:00 Welcome and opening remarks

09:10 Chris Goldspink and Robert Kay: Agent Cognitive capabilities and Orders of Emergence: critical thresholds relevant to the simulation of social behaviours

09:30 Discussion

09:50 Martin Neumann: Cognitive Architectures of agent systems and social mechanisms of emergence and immergence

09:30 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Rosaria Conte
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00-16:00 14:00 Invited Talk.
R. Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow, UK)

14:45 N. Nicolaou, S.J. Nasuto, J. Georgiou: Single-Trial Event-Related Potential Analysis for Brain-Computer Interfaces

15:05 P. Gnanayutham, J. George: Adaptive Brain-Body Interfaces

15:25 I. Daly, S.J. Nasuto, K. Warwick: Towards Natural Human-Computer Interaction in BCI

15:45 Discussion
The Lexicon II

14:00 Robert Rittman and Nina Wacholder: Adjectives and Adverbs as Indicators of Affective Language for Automatic Genre Detection

14:30 Marina Sokolova and Guy Lapalme: Verbs as the most affective words

14:45 Panel/discussion: Tentative topic - What are the limits of inferring emotion from words?
14:00 A. Felfernig, B. Gula, G. Leitner, M. Maier, R. Melcher, S. Schippel, E. C. Teppan: A Dominance Model for the Calculation of Decoy Products in Recommendation Environments

14:25 Micah Clark and Selmer Bringsjord: Persuasion Technology Through Mechanical Sophistry

14:40 Commentator

14:50 Discussion

15:20 Panel: The Ethics of Persuasive Technology
14:00 Panel Discussion: The Whats, Whys Wheres and Hows of Behaviour Regulation 14:00 Raif Serkan Albayrak, Ahmet Suerdem: Formalizing Epistemological Constituents of Emergence

14:20 Discussion

15:00 Paul Ormerod: What can Agents Know? The Feasibility of Advanced Cognition in Social and Economic Systems

15:20 Discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16.30-18:00 16:30 Invited Talk.
F. Sepulveda (University of Essex, UK)

17:15 A. Nijolt: BrainGain: BCI for HCI and Games

17:35 Closing Remarks
Acoustics and Phonetics

16:30 Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Juan M. Montero, Raja N. Ainon and Zuraida M. Don: eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System

17:00 Martin Gruber and Milan Legat: Single Speaker Acoustic Analysis of Czech Speech for Purposes of Emotional Speech Synthesis

17:15 Enrico Zovato, Francesca Tini-Brunozzi and Morena Danieli: Interplay between pragmatic and acoustic level to embody expressive cues in a Text to Speech system

17:30 Final discussion and closing
16:30 Isabella Poggi and Laura Vincze: Persuasive gaze in political discourse

16:55 Vikram Param: Persuasive technology for shaping social beliefs in rural women: Development of group based health information kiosk

17:10 Commentator

17:20 Discussion

17:50 Closing remarks
-- 16:30 Martin Helmhout, Henk Gazendam Rene Jorna: Control over Emergence

16:50 Discussion

17:10 Bruce Edmonds: A Brief Survey of Some results on mechanisms and emergent outcomes
18:15 AISB Committee Meeting
20:00 Ceilidh (Partners are welcome!)

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3rd April, Thursday
  Style in Text Logic and the Simulation of Interaction & Reasoning MOG 2008 Swarm Intelligence Intelligent Agents and Services for Smart Environments
09:00-10.30 -- 9:00 Opening Remarks.

9:20 Invited Talk. Thomas Ågotnes: Logics of Interaction, Coalitions and Social Choice

10:05 Jan Broersen: Interpreting Product Update as Reasoning about Observations and Meta-Observations
9:00 Opening Remarks.

9:05 Invited Talk. Michelle Zhou: Automated multimodal generation in context-sensitive information systems

10:00 Flavio Soares Correa Da Silva: Knowledge-based modality selection for information presentation in a mobile system for primary homecare

10:15 Yujia Cao, Anton Nijholt: Modality planning for preventing tunnel vision in crisis management
9:20 Opening Remarks

9:30 Maria Schwarz, Daniela Romano and Marian Gheorghe: Visualizing Bacteria Quorum Sensing

10:00 Shahin Gheitanchi, Falah Ali and Elias Stipidis: Trained Particle Swarm Optimization for Ad-Hoc Collaborative Computing Networks
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Justine Cassell
12:00-14:00 AGM of AISB society followed by Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00-16:00 14:00 Francesca Frontini and Gerard Lynch and Carl Vogel: Revisiting the Donation of Constantine

14:30 Meng Ji: A Hybrid Statistical-Linguistic Model of Style Shifting in Literary Translation

15:00 Jing Lin, Chris Mellish and Ehud Reiter: Style Variation in Cooking Recipes

15:30 Peter W.H. Smith, David A. Rickards: The Authorship of The American Declaration of Independence
14:00 Anton Nijholt: Don't Give Yourself Away: Cooperation Revisited

14:25 Vincent Wiegel, Jan van den Berg: Experimental Computational Philosophy: shedding new lights on (old) philosophical debates

14:50 Sobei H. Oda, Gen Masumoto, Hiroyasu Yoneda: Private Information and Inference about Inference: Experiments with Human Subjects and Computer Agents

15:15 Juergen Bracht: An experimental study of information mechanisms in the trust game: effects of observation and cheap talk
(AISB does not have copyright for this paper)
14:00 Rieks op den Akker and Mariet Theune: How Do I Address You? Modelling addressing behavior based on an analysis of a multi-modal corpus of conversational discourse

14:25 Werner Breitfuss, Helmut Prendinger and Mitsuru Ishizuka: Automatic generation of gaze and gesture for dialogues between embodied conversational agents: system description and study on gaze behavior

14:50 Michael Barclay and Antony Galton: A scene corpus for training and testing spatial communication systems

15:05 Ielka van der Sluis, Paul Piwek, Albert Gatt, and Adrian Bangerter: Towards a balanced corpus of multimodal referring expressions in dialogue

15:20 Discussion (kick-off)
14:00 Sami Al-Maqtari, Habib Abdulrab: Controller-Agent based approach for Solving Distributed Constraint Problem

14:30 Esteve del Acebo, Josep Lluis de la Rosa: Introducing Bar Systems: A Class of Swarm Intelligence Optimization Algorithms

15:00 Malik Braik, Alaa Sheta, Amani Arieqat: A Comparison Between GAs and PSO in Training ANN to Model the TE Chemical

15:30 Gada Al-Hudhud, Aladdin Ayesh: Real Time Movement Cooredination Technique Based on Flocking Behaviour for Multiple Mobile Robots System
(Order to be determined)

Guido Boella and Leendert van der Torre and Serena Villata: Institutional Social Networks for Ambient Intelligence

Alfredo Garro and Sergio Greco and Fabio Palopoli: Smarts Agents and Smarts Environments: a Predictive Approach to Replanning

Crhistian Alberto Noriega Guerra and Flavio Soares Correa da Silva: Semantic Web Services for Intelligent Responsive Environments

Crhistian Alberto Noriega Guerra and Flavio Soares Correa da Silva: A Middleware for Smart Environments
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16.30-18:00 16:30 Ehud Reiter and Sandra Williams: Three approaches to generating texts in different styles

17:00 Panel discussion led by Lex Holt, Rodger Kibble, Gerard Lynch and Sarah Rauchas
16:45 Maarten Schadd, Mark Winands, Jaap van den Herik, Huib Aldewereld: Addressing NP-Complete Puzzles with Monte-Carlo Methods

17:15 Invited Talk. Frank Dignum: Theory and Practice of Social Reasoning: Experiences with the iCat
16:30 Wauter Bosma, Mariet Theune, Charlotte van Hooijdonk, Emiel Krahmer and Fons Maes: Illustrating answers: an evaluation of automatically retrieved illustrations of answers to medical questions

16:55 Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon: Simulation-based Learning of Optimal Multimodal Presentation Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data

17:10 Gerrit Kahl, Rainer Wasinger, Tim Schwartz and Lubomira Spassova: Three output planning strategies for use in context-aware computing scenarios
16:30 Mustafa Ozkan Daglioz and Aladdin Ayesh: Aqua Swarms: Design and Implementation of Water Surface AUV

17:00 Laura Baker, Ed Keedwell and Mark Randall-Smith: Ant Colony Optimisation for Large-Scale Water Distribution Network Optimisation
Open discussion
18:00Public Lecture by Prof. Aaron Sloman and Prof. Luciano Floridi
followed by Presentation of Best Student Paper Award

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4th April, Friday
  Computing & Philosophy Logic and the Simulation of Interaction & Reasoning MOG 2008 Swarm Intelligence
09:00-10.30 09:00 Yorick Wilks: What would a Wittgensteinian computational linguistics be like?

09:30 Paul Schweizer: Cognition without content

10:00 Harry Halpin: Foundations of a philosophy of collective intelligence
9:00 Invited Talk. Mateja Jamnik. How can machines reason?

9:45 Invited Talk. Ethan Kennerly: Open Problems in Simulation and Story Analysis
9:00 Invited talk. (Speaker & title to be announced.)

9:50 Frederic Landragin: Pragmatics and human factors for intelligent multimedia presentation: a synthesis and a set of principles

10:05 Arianna Maiorani: Web experience as an expansion: a perspective from multimodal discourse analysis
9:30 Angela A. R. Sa, Adriano O. Andrade, Slawomir J. Nasuto and Alcimar Soares: Estimation of Hidden Markov Models Parameters using Differential Evolution

10:00 Angela A. R. Sa, Adriano O. Andrade, Alcimar B. Soares and Slawomir J. Nasuto: Exploration vs. Exploitation in Differential Evolution
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Plenary speaker: Luciano Floridi
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session
14:00-16:00 14:00 Frank Guerin: Constructivism in AI: prospects, progress and challenges

14:30 Stephen J. Cowley: Social robotics and the person problem

15:00 Cate Dowd: The antiquarian librarian & the pedantic semantic web programmer: trust, logic, knowledge and inference

15:30 Y. J. Erden: Could a created being ever be creative? Some philosophical remarks on creativity and AI development
14:00 Andreas Witzel, Jonathan A. Zvesper: Higher-Order Knowledge in Computer Games

14:25 Stefania Bandini, Alessandro Mosca, Matteo Palmonari, Giuseppe Vizzari: A Perception Oriented MAS Model with Hybrid Commonsense Spatial Reasoning

14:50 Flavio Soares Correa da Silva, Giuseppe Vizzari, Alessandro Mosca: Coupled MMASS: A Formal Model for Non-deterministic Multi-agent Simulations

15:15 Louise Dennis, Bernd Farwer: Gwendolen: A BDI Language for Verifiable Agents
14:00 Kirsten Bergmann and Stefan Kopp: Multimodal content representation for speech and gesture production

14:25 Beatriz Lopez, Alvaro Hernandez, David Pardo, Raul Santos and Maria del Carmen Rodriguez: ECA gesture strategies for robust SLDSs

14:50 Discussion (continuation and wrap-up)
14:00 Walther Fledelius and Brian Mayoh: Toward a Unified Framework for Swarm Based Image Analysis
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16.30-18:00 16:30 Hugo Gravato Marques, Owen Holland and Richard Newcombe: A modelling framework for functional imagination

17:00 Ganascia Jean-Gabriel: The plaited structure of time in information technology

17:30 Murdoch J. Gabbay and Michael J. Gabbay: Substitution for Fraenkel-Mostowski foundations
16:30 Invited Talk. Rafael H. Bordini: Simulating Rational Goal-Directed Behaviour Using a Logic-Based Programming Language for Multi-Agent Systems 16:30 Invited talk. Justine Cassell: Summary of MOG 2008 --

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