[PlanetKR] European Conf. on Social Intelligence: extended deadline

Andreas Herzig Andreas.Herzig at irit.fr
Tue Sep 2 01:31:33 EST 2014

3rd CFP: European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI-2014)
*** extended deadline for submissions: September 7, 2014 ***
Barcelona, November 3-5, 2014

Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Christian List (LSE London)
Mel Slater (ICREA, University of Barcelona and University College London)

Social intelligence is a general term at the intersection between different disciplines including philosophy, social science - sociology, economics, legal science, etc. - and computer science. Broadly speaking, social intelligence is the capacity to understand others and to act rationally and emotionally in relations with others. This is an ability that not only human but also artificial agents have, as modelled in artificial intelligence and agent-based research in particular. 

The interactions between philosophy, social sciences and computer science around social intelligence are manifold, and many concepts and theories from social science have found their way into artificial intelligence and agent-based research. In the latter, coordination and cooperation between largely independent, autonomous computational entities are modelled. Conversely, logical and computational models and their implementations have been used in the social sciences to help improve simulations, hypotheses and theories. Among the most prominent subjects at the interface are action and agency, communicative interaction, group attitudes, socio-technical epistemology and social coordination. 

The aim of the European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET, 2011-2014) is to help build a shared perspective at the intersection of the above fields, to identify challenges and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, to provide guidelines for research and policy-making and to kindle partnerships among participants. The aim of the European Conference on Social Intelligence is to provide a productive meeting ground for researchers from the above fields. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
- Action and agency
- Mental attitudes (e.g., beliefs, desires, goals, intentions)
- Dynamics of mental attitudes (at individual and collective level)
- Argumentation theory
- Cooperation and coordination
- Social epistemology and ontology
- Epistemic game theory
- Theory of signalling 
- Norms and normative systems
- Group attitudes, collective reasoning, collective intentionality
- Theories of artefacts and technical design
- Socio-technical systems
- Trust and reputation
- Speech act theory
- Epistemic and evolutionary aspects of conventions
- Emotions and affective phenomena
- Social influence
- Social power and social dependence 

Submissions should have a forward-looking perspective that contributes to the objectives of the symposium. Challenging position papers are specially welcome. The technicality of the papers should take the mixed audience into consideration. Selection for the symposium and subsequent publication will be based on the possibility of fruitful discussions and the quality of the arguments put forward. 

Submissions should be formatted using Springer's LNCS style (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Please submit via the online paper submission system Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsi2014). Papers should be preferably within 12 pages in length. Submissions should present unpublished work. 

Accepted papers will be published as CEUR proceedings. Extended selected papers will be invited to a special issue of one or more relevant journals and/or to a book. 

Paper submission deadline: September 7, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2014. 
Camera ready version: October 15, 2014. 
Conference: November 3-5, 2014.

Senior programme committee: Pompeu Casanovas (Universitat Autonoma de Barecelona), Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Rome), Andreas Herzig (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, chair), Andrew Jones (King's College), Emiliano Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, chair), Peter McBurney (King's College London), Pablo Noriega  (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, chair), David Pearce (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Marek Sergot (Imperial College London), Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR, Rome) 
Program committee: see website 
Organizing committee: Pablo Noriega, Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona) 

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