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Call for Papers ISACS 2013: 6th International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems

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Please find below a



Call for Papers



ISACS 2013

6th International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems


In conjunction with the

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013)


Beijing, China

August 3-5, 2013










Full Paper Submission: April 20, 2013

Acceptance Notification: May 20, 2013

Final Paper Submission: May 30, 2013

Workshop Day:  August 3-5, 2013, TBD



The Symposium



The capacity to attend to the relevant has been part of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

systems since the early days of the discipline. Currently, with respect to the design and

computational modelling of artificial cognitive systems, selective attention has again

become a focus of research, and one sees it important for the organization of

behaviours, for control and interfacing between sensory and cognitive information

processing, and for the understanding of individual and social cognition in humanoid

artefacts. One may consider selective attention as part of the core of artificial cognitive

systems. Within the context of the engineering domain, the development of enabling

technologies such as autonomous robotic systems, miniaturized mobile - even wearable

- sensors, and ambient intelligence systems involves the real-time analysis of enormous

quantities of data. These data have to be processed in an intelligent way to provide "on

time delivery" of the required relevant information. Knowledge has to be applied about

what needs to be attended to, and when, and what to do in a meaningful sequence, in

correspondence with visual feedback.


Suggested symposium topics include, but are not limited to:


• Computational architectures for attention

• Modelling of visual and auditory attention

• Biologically inspired attention

• Attention in robotic / mobile / wearable systems

• Aspects of attention in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy

• Attention and control of machine vision processes

• Performance measures for attention enabled artificial systems

• Applications of machine attention






The goal of this symposium is to provide an international forum to examine

computational methods of attention in cognitive systems from an interdisciplinary

viewpoint, with the focus on computer vision in relation to robotics, psychology, and







Lucas Paletta  Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria  lucas.paletta@xxxxxxxxxxx

Laurent Itti  University of Southern California, CA, USA itti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Björn Schuller  Technische Universität München, Germany  schuller@xxxxxx

Fang Fang    Peking University, China  xrsh@xxxxxxxxxx



Program Committee



Minoru Asada  University of Osaka, Japan

Christian Balkenius  Lund University, Sweden

Anna Belardinelli  University of Tübingen, Germany

Ali Borji  University of Southern California, CA, USA

James J. Clark  McGill University, Toronto, Canada

Ralf Engbert  University of Potsdam, Germany

Fang Fang    Peking University, China 

Simone Frintrop  University of Bonn, Germany

Horst-Michael Gross  Tech. Univ. Ilmenau, Germany

Dietmar Heinke  University of Birmingham, UK

Laurent Itti University of Southern California, CA; USA

Ilona Kovacs  Université Paris Descartes, France

Eileen Kowler   Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Minho Lee   Kyungpook National Univ., South Korea

Michael Lindenbaum   Technion, IIT, Israel

David Melcher  University of Trento, Italy

Giorgio Metta  Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Lucas Paletta   Joanneum Research, Austria

Fiora Pirri  University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy

Ron Rensink  Univ. of British Columbia, BC, Canada

Erich Rome   Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

Albert Rothenstein   York University, Toronto, Canada

Björn Schuller   Techn. Univ. München, Germany

Jochen Triesch   Frankfurt IAS, Germany

Yizhou Wang   Peking University, China

Hezy Yeshurun  University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Chen Yu  University of Indiana, IN, USA






Between  10  (short) and  14  (long) pages Springer 

style blind paper submission is handled via easychair.

Springer LNAI publication in terms of post-conference

proceedings of selected, revised and invited papers.

The ISACS Best Paper Award, funded by SMI, will be

given to the best paper submission.




Thank you for excusing cross-postings.





PD Dr.-Ing. habil. DI

Björn W. Schuller


Visiting Professor

Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives (CISA)

Université de Genève

7 rue des Battoirs – CH -1205 Genève


Head Machine Intelligence & Signal Processing Group

Institute for Human-Machine Communication

Technische Universität München

Munich / Germany


Visiting Professor

School of Computer Science and Technology

Harbin Institute of Technology

Harbin / P.R. China






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