CFP: Artificial General Intelligence Conference

From: Bruce Klein (
Date: Wed Sep 05 2007 - 09:13:21 MDT

The following is our main AGI-08 CFP (deadline Oct 15).

Please feel free to share w/ colleagues ;-)

Thanks so much!

In cooperation with AAAI, The University of Memphis is hosting the first 
conference on Artificial General Intelligence, March 1-3, 2008:
The conference is explicitly open to all the various techniques used in 
seeking to realize general intelligence – for instance, symbolic, 
connectionist, evolutionary, robotic, mathematical, or integrative 
approaches (... or new approaches that the conference organizers have 
never heard of!). We are particularly interested in papers describing 
concrete, reasonably well-fleshed-out AGI projects – meaning, research 
projects that
* are based on a coherent theory about "intelligence" as a whole
* involve a concrete engineering plan oriented toward implementing the 
relevant conception of general intelligence in a computer system
* have already produced some concrete results, either practical or 
The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was initially directly aimed 
at the construction of “thinking machines” – that is, computer systems 
with human-like general intelligence. But this task proved very 
difficult, and so as steps in this direction, AI researchers focused on 
producing AI systems displaying intelligence regarding specific tasks in 
relatively narrow domains. In recent years, however, the situation has 
been changing. More and more researchers have recognized the necessity – 
and feasibility – of returning to the original goals of the field.
Increasingly, there is a call for a transition from the current focus on 
highly specialized “narrow AI” problem solving systems, back to 
confronting the more difficult issues of “human level intelligence” and 
more broadly “artificial general intelligence (AGI).”
If interested, please inform your colleagues that our Call For Papers 
Deadline is Oct 15, 2007:
Warm regards,
Prof. Stan Franklin -
* Stan Franklin (Chair), University of Memphis
* Sidney D'Mello, University of Memphis
* Ben Goertzel, Novamente LLC
* Bruce Klein, Novamente LLC
* Lee McCauley, University of Memphis
* Pei Wang, Temple University
* Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute
* Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
* The University of Memphis
* The FedEx Institute of Technology
* Institute for Intelligent Systems
* Atlantis Blue & Novamente
* Ben Goertzel (Co-Chair), Novamente LLC
* Pei Wang (Co-Chair), Temple University
* Sam S. Adams, IBM Research
* James Anderson, Brown University
* Mike Anderson, Franklin & Marshall College
* Mark H. Bickhard, Lehigh University
* Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute
* Eric Baum, Baum Research Enterprises
* Henry Brighton, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
* Nick Cassimatis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
* Hernan Castro, Intel Corporation
* Andrew Coward, Australian National University
* Hugo de Garis, Wuhan University
* Debbie Duong, Science Applications International Corporation
* Wlodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University
* Richard Duro, Universidade da Coruña
* Stan Franklin, University of Memphis
* David Friedlander, Behavior Recognition Systems
* Phil Goetz, National Library of Medicine
* Josh Storrs Hall, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
* Marcus Hutter, Australian National University
* Cliff Joslyn, Los Alamos National Laboratory
* Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology
* Randal Koene, Boston University
* Christian Lebiere, Carnegie Mellon University
* Soo-Young Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
* Douglas Lenat, Cycorp
* Moshe Looks, Science Applications International Corporation
* Bruce MacLennan, University of Tennessee
* Don Perlis, University of Maryland
* Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University
* Juergen Schmidhuber, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
* Lokendra Shastri, International Computer Science Institute
* Aaron Sloman, University of Birmingham
* David G. Stork, Ricoh Innovations
* John Gerald Taylor, King's College London
* Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
* Paul Vogt, Tilburg University
* Mark Waser, Books International
* Mary-Anne William, University of Technology, Sydney

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