Phenomena of natural intelligence are based on genetic evolution and adaptation of individuals. The former determines characteristics at the time of instantiation (conception), while the latter occurs during lifetime interaction with the environment. In artifacts, this pattern maps to the issue of what should be covered at design-time and what deferred to and supported at run-time.
The study of biological systems as role-models has regained a strong momentum. The search for basic underlying mechanisms to be exploited in the construction of artifacts raises the issue of how to bridge the gap from models of the observed to models of what brings it about. In artifacts, this maps to the issue of how to bridge the gap between descriptive representations of the "what" to prescriptive or imperative models of the "how".
There is substantial evidence indicating that emotions appeared as mediators between (low-level) reactive and (high-level) rational behaviors. Models as proposed by A.Damasio or E.T.Rolls suggest that the mechanisms of emotions are essential to attain competence in the real world. For artifacts, this brings about the question of whether, and if so, how emotional issues can be fruitfully considered when designing agents.
This year's edition of the ACE symposium is aimed at these three issues:
The goal of this symposium is to offer a platform for the exchange of ideas and to foster further research. In this context, submissions are welcome addressing - but not limited to - the following
By focussing on these issues, this symposium shall further the dialogue that was successfully established with a workshop on Grounding Emotions in Adaptive Systems at SAB'98, Zurich, Switzerland, and continued at events including the AAAI 1998 Fall Symposium Emotional and Intelligent: The Tangled Knot of Cognition (Orlando, FL, USA), the AA'99 Workshops on Autonomy Control Software and on Emotion-Based Agent Architectures (Seattle, WA, USA), and the previous edition of ACE at EMCSR 2000.
The Symposium will be located in Room 46 ("Hörsaal 46") of the University of Vienna main building: right wing, 2nd floor (for US-Americans: 3rd floor).
|Tuesday, April 2|
|13:20-13:30||Carlos Pinto-Ferreira, R. Ventura, P.Petta||Welcome & Introduction|
|Luc Faucher & C.Tappolet||Emotion and Attention: Some (Empirically Inspired) Distinctions|
|Paul DuMouchel||Agency, Affiliation and Emotions|
|Tatsuya Nomura||Formal Representation of Double-Bind Situations Using Feeling Rules and Triad Relations for Emotional Communication|
|Zippora Arzi-Gonczarowski||AI Emotions: Will One Know Them When One Sees Them?|
|Penny Baillie & D.Lukose||Affect Appraisals for Decision Making in Artificial Intelligences|
|Mannel Poel, R.op den Akker, A. Nijholt, A.-J. van Kesteren||Learning Emotions in Virtual Environments|
|Rodrigo Ventura, C. Pinto-Ferreira||From Reactive to Emotion-based Agents: a prescriptive model|
|Sandra Gadanho||Emotional and Cognitive Adaptation in Real Environments|
For details on how to prepare the draft final paper, see the submission guidelines for the main EMCSR conference published on the EMCSR 2002 homepage (<URL:http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/02/>). Draft Final Papers must not exceed 10 single-spaced A4 pages (maximum 43 lines, max. line length 160 mm, 12 point), in English. They have to contain the final text to be submitted, including graphs and pictures. However, these need not be of reproducible quality. They must carry the title, author(s) name(s), and affiliation (incl. e-mail address, if possible) in this order, and must include an abstract.
Please notice that for this particular symposium submission in electronic format as compressed e-mail attachment is strongly preferred; otherwise, send four hard copies of the draft final paper.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by e-mail; the list will also be published on the ACE 2002 web site. After the event, a second round of more extensive reviews is planned which is to lead to the publication of extended versions of selected contributions in an edited collection.
Due to multiple requests, we remind all authors to please adhere strictly to the formatting instructions for final papers as specified on the EMCSR home page (http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/02/).
In particular, the limitation of final papers to SIX (6) pages (down from 10 for the draft submissions) has to be enforced given that the proceedings will cover all accepted submissions for all symposia of EMCSR '2002.
Camera ready papers are due to arrive in hard copy at the EMCSR conference secretariat by Friday, 18.1. In case of difficulty of meeting this deadline, please contact me directly as soon as possible, and it might be possible to arrange for electronic submission of the final paper, which should result in a gain of up to a couple of days.
|Paper submission deadline:||November||16,||2001|
|Notifications of acceptance/rejection:||December||31,||2001|
|Camera-ready copies due:||January||18,||2002|
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