Preliminary Call for Papers - Sixth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-13)
July 31, 2013 -- August 3, 2013, Beijing, China
The original goal of the AI field was the construction of "thinking machines" -- that is, computer systems with human-like general intelligence. As this task turned out to be way more difficult than initially expected, the majority of AI researchers have spent the last decades focusing on the less ambitious goal referred to as "narrow AI" -- the production of AI systems exhibiting intelligence only with respect to specific, highly constrained tasks. In recent years, however, more and more researchers have recognized the necessity -- and feasibility -- of returning to the original goals of the field. Reasons for the new optimism in attempting to tackle the mentioned old goals are based on new developments in computer science, engineering, and insights in disciplines trying to understand cognition. Examples of such developments are the dramatic increase in computing resources, the digital availability of huge amounts of knowledge, new machine learning paradigms, the possibility to build highly sophisticated robotic applications, and new findings and inspiration from neuroscience and cognitive science. Increasingly, there is a call for a transition back to facing the more difficult issues of "human-level intelligence" and more broadly "artificial general intelligence (AGI)."
The AGI conference series (http://www.agi-conf.org/) is the premier international forum for cutting-edge research focusing on the original goal of the AI field — the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and ultimately beyond. The AGI conference series is held in cooperation with AAAI, and AGI-13 will co-locate with IJCAI-13.
Like its predecessors, AGI-13 will gather researchers in AGI and associated disciplines for wide-ranging presentation and discussion of approaches, architectures, algorithms and ideas relevant to the advancement of artificial general intelligence.
*** Organization ***
- Conference Chair: Pei Wang (Temple University, USA)
- Organizing Committee: Anirban Bandyopadhyay (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan), Rod Furlan (Quaternix Research Inc., Canada), Ben Goertzel (Novamente LLC, USA), Marcus Hutter (Australian National University, Australia), Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger (University of Osnabrueck, Germany), Stephen Reed (TEXAI, USA), Sebastian Rudolph (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Rafal Rzepka (Hokkaido University, Japan), Zhongzhi Shi (Institute of Computing Technology, China), Pei Wang (Temple University, USA), Byoung-Tak Zhang (Seoul National University, Korea)
- Program Co-Chairs: Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger (University of Osnabrueck, Germany), Sebastian Rudolph (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Program Committee Members: to be announced later
- Publicity Chair: Rod Furlan (Quaternix Research Inc., Canada)
- Co-Chairs of the Special Session on Cognitive Robotics and AGI: David Hanson (Hanson Robotics, USA), Il-Hong Suh (Hanyang University, Korea)
- Poster and Demonstration Chair: Bo An (Institute of Computing Technology, China)
- Tutorial and Workshop Chair: Kristinn Thorisson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
- Local Committee: Xihong Wu, Dingsheng Luo, Beihai Zhou (Peking University, China)
*** Important Dates ***
- Full paper submission: March 1, 2013
- Acceptance Notification: April 20, 2013
- Camera-ready copy: May 15, 2013
- Conference: July 31, 2013 -- August 3, 2013