[Corpora-List] AAAI-Fall 2010 Symposium on Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes (QI 2010). Call for papers.

Dominic Widdows widdows at google.com
Mon Apr 19 17:37:39 CEST 2010

Please find attached a CFP for the upcoming quantum informatics AAAI symposium. This conference may be of particular interest to researchers in vector models, distributional semantics and related NLP areas. Feel free to ask me directly if you have any questions about the conference.

Best wishes, Dominic

*** CALL FOR PAPERS AAAI-Fall 2010 Symposium on Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes (QI-2010)

Location: Washington D.C.

Symposium Dates: November 11-13, 2010

Submission Deadline for Abstracts/Papers: May 14

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/qiscience/

Description: Quantum informatics (QI) is an emerging branch of quantum information science, and has recently been applied to challenging computational and modeling problems in artificial intelligence. While the application areas addressed typically operate at a macroscopic scale and could not be considered quantum in a quantum mechanical sense, they may share many key properties with quantum systems including:

- Non-measurability - Non-determinism - Collapse - Non-separability - Contextuality - Use of symbolic calculus - Harmonic oscillations

Aims and Scope: This symposium will bring together researchers interested in how QI interfaces with or can be applied directly to solve problems with AI in non-quantum domains more efficiently or to address previously unsolved problems with AI in these other fields. The connection to AI should be clearly specified. Papers should also specify the relevance to AI by addressing one or more of the following broad content areas:

- Semantic representation and processing - Cognition and Brain (memory, cognitive processes, neural networks, consciousness) - Logic, planning, agents and multi-agent systems - Information processing and retrieval - Decision theory (political, psychological, cultural, organizational, social, etc.) - Biological or complex systems - Social interaction - Finance, economics, and social structures (e.g., organizations, institutions, cultures) - Other

Papers that address the application of the following QI topics to modeling cognitive, social, and semantic processes for AI will be considered favorably:

Vector methods (beyond just proximity) - Entanglement (i.e., non-separability arising from product structures) - Projection and non-commutativity - Operators as predicates - Quantization - How do we get from (apparently) continuous stimuli to clearly discrete expressions? - How does collapse happen? - How does the future (a range of potentialities) become the past (one outcome has been selected and cannot be changed)? - Non-classical probabilistic models - Normalization and expectation - Prediction

The organizers are considering having a number of accepted papers expanded and revised for possible inclusion in a special journal issue or in a book volume.


Potential participants are invited to submit either a FULL paper (up to EIGHT pages), or a POSITION paper (up to FOUR pages). Each submission will be judged by at least two referees on technical merit and its potential to provoke active discussions. Authors are required to use the latest AAAI template for preparation of all submissions, including papers and abstracts (the template can be downloaded from http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php).

All papers must be written in English. Submission of papers is in PDF format only. Please submit your paper at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qi2010

Program Co-Chairs:

Peter Bruza (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) William Lawless (Paine College, USA) Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow, UK) Donald Sofge (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) Dominic Widdows (Google, USA)

Programme Committee:

Diederik Aerts (Free University Brussels, Belgium) Sven Aerts (Free University Brussels, Belgium) Salvador Venegas-Andraca (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico) Peter Bruza (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) Jerome Busemeyer (Indiana University, USA) Bob Coecke (Oxford University, UK) Trevor Cohen (The University of Texas, USA) Riccardo Franco (Institute for Scientific Interchange, Italy) Liane Gabora (University of British Columbia, Canada) Emmanuel Haven (University of Leicester, UK) Andre Khrennikov (Växjö University, Sweden) Kirsty Kitto (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) A. Lambert-Mogiliansky (Paris School of Economics, France) William Lawless (Paine College, USA) Massimo Melucci (University of Padua, Italy) Dusko Pavlovic (Kestrel Institute, USA and Oxford University, UK) Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow, UK) Donald Sofge (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) Dominic Widdows (Google, USA) V. Yukalov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)

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