[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers ISACS 2013: 6th International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems

Bjoern Schuller schuller at tum.de
Thu Feb 28 00:57:41 CET 2013

Dear List,

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 at joanneum.at
Laurent Itti  University of Southern California, CA, USA itti at pollux.usc.edu
Björn Schuller  Technische Universität München, Germany  schuller at tum.de
Fang Fang    Peking University, China  xrsh at pku.edu.cn<mailto:xrsh at pku.edu.cn>

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
schuller at tum.de

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