The AIC workshop series on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/aic/index"), started in 2013 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, Cognitive Artificial Systems and Computational Cognitive Science/Neuroscience.
The main motivation behind the AIC events lies in the fact that, from a historical standpoint (and due to the previous influences of the cybernetics in the study of natural and artificial systems), research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been based on a strong collaboration with Cognitive Science disciplines.
Many of the original founders of "AI" as a research discipline, indeed, aimed developing human-level AI systems by taking inspiration from the heuristics adopted by human (or animal) cognition. This goal is still pursued (with varied interpretations) by many researchers all around the world today and represents one of the main challenges for the AIC community.
The collaboration between AI and Cognitive Science, indeed, has produced - along the years - mutual benefits. In AI this partnership has driven to the realization of better intelligent systems. In turn, in cognitive science, this partnership allowed the development of cognitive models and architectures providing greater understanding on human thinking.
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 has gained widespread acceptance.
We invite every researcher interested in the overall goal and in the topics of interest (below) of the AIC workshop series to submit their scientific contribution to AIC.
AIC is a peer-reviewed scientific venue that particularly welcome papers raising challenging questions, innovative ideas and out of the box thinking and which, as a consequence, can help to promote interesting discussions at the workshop. The participation of younger researchers is encouraged as well.
Topics of interest for the AIC community include but are not limited to:
Knowledge Representation and Cognition (e.g. Neural Networks models, Conceptual Spaces, Ontologies and representation of common sense)
Cognitive Architectures (e.g. SOAR, ACT-R) and Cognitive modelling for Artificial Systems
B.I.C.A. (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) and systems
Human Robot Interaction
XAI-Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Evaluation of cognitively driven AI systems compared with other AI approaches
Cognition and Semantic Web
Methodological open questions on AI and Cognition
Automated reasoning: deductive, probabilistic, diagnostic, causal and analogical inference
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
Spatial Cognition and Computation
Cognitively inspired Machine Learning
Computational Theories of Learning
Cognitive and the Moving Image
Computational Models of Narrative Understanding (Visuo-Auditory Narrativity, Perception)
Decision Support Systems
List of the AIC Workshops and Proceedings (AIC papers are indexed in DBLP and Scopus)
NEWS!: AIC 2020 will be held in Örebro. Soon the dedicated website will be online.
[b7] Angelo Cangelosi and Antonio Lieto, (Eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition, to appear in CEUR-Ws Proceesings. AIC 2019 was held Manchester, UK, 10-11 September 2019 (with a special track on Embodiment).
Giulio Sandini, University of Genova and IIT, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy (keynote @ AIC 2014)
Aaron Sloman, University of Birmingham, Dept. of Computer Science, UK (keynote @ AIC 2014)
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Dept. of Computer Science, Cognitive Systems Group, Germany (keynote @ AIC 2013)
Orazio Miglino, University of Naples and ISTC-CNR, Italy (keynote @ AIC 2013)
Special Issues and Dedicated Journal Sections
Antonio Lieto and Marco Cruciani (eds.). Connection Science, Volume 25(2), "Themed Section on Cognitive Artificial Systems", 2015.
Antonio Lieto and Daniele P. Radicioni (eds.). Cognitive Systems Research, Volume 39, "From human to artificial cognition (and back): new perspectives of cognitively inspired AI systems", 2016.
Antonio Lieto, Mehul Bhatt, Alessandro Oltramari, David Vernon (eds). Cognitive Systems Research, Volume 48, Special Isue on "Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Minds", Elsevier, 2018.
Community, Mailing List and Social
AIC has a mailing list for announcements and discussions related to cognitive systems and cognitively inspired AI. Please visit AIC Google Group to add yourself to this list. If you use Twitter, you can follow the AIC Twitter Account.
A selection of Panels, Tutorials and Courses at Summer/Winter Schools related to the AIC topics
Panel on Human-like Agency at the International School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures held in Moscow (Russia) from April 21-24 2016. The school was organized and sponsored by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and by the BICA Society. Panelists: Tarek Besold, Kamilla Jóhandsóttir, Antonio Lieto, David Vernon. The video can be watched below.
Knowledge and reasoning in IBM Watson, by Alfio Gliozzo, AIC 2016 keynote, New York City, July 2016. The video of the talk is available on the Vimeo Channel of the BICA Society or can be watched below.
The Virtual reality of mind, by John Sowa, at the BICA 2016 Confence (co-located with AIC 2016), New York City, July 2016. The video of the talk is available on the Vimeo Channel of the BICA Society or can be watched below.
Brain for robots, by Giulio Sandini, at the EuCog Meeting 2014 (Giulio Sandini gave a Keynote talk at AIC 2014 on the same topic). The video of the talk is available on the here or can be watched below.