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Abstract submission deadline: December 31st, 2010

Submissions are invited for presentation at MC2011, a two-day symposium to be held in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour 2011 (AISB 2011), April 4-7 2011, University of York, UK. It is anticipated that the symposium will be held April 6th-7th (TBC).

Machine Consciousness (MC) concerns itself with the creation of artefacts which have, or model, mental characteristics typically associated with consciousness such as (self-) awareness, emotion, affect, phenomenal states, imagination, etc.

We encourage submissions falling under one of more of these topics:

  • MC and Self modelling
  • MC and Information integration
  • The explanatory power of MC models
  • MC and Neuroscience
  • MC and Functional versus phenomenal consciousness
  • MC Ethics

Machine Consciousness 2011 will favour submissions that are based on implemented models, either in the sense that they detail actual or potential artefacts or that they seriously engage with previous published work or models, either by critiquing or extending that work. We favour new work – even if preliminary – over work which has received multiple publication elsewhere.
For more information on the themes and background of MC2011, please consult the website at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cogs/mc2011.

Symposium Dates
The symposium will be held over two days as part of the AISB 2011 Convention, 4-7 April 2011.

  • 31/12/10: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • 14/01/11: Notification of accepted papers
  • 14/02/11: Camera ready papers due (for inclusion in AISB proceedings)
  • TBA: Early registration deadline (NB symposium attendees must register for the full convention)
  • 4-7 April 2011: AISB 2011 convention
  • 6-7 April 2011: MC2011 symposium (TBC)

All accepted papers will be published in an AISB proceedings produced for the Convention.
The Chairs also intend to publish selected papers in a book or journal special issue based on the symposium.

Student submissions
In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited student bursaries. Details TBA.


Extended abstracts of not more than 500 words (plus references) should be submitted via the EasyChair system.
The EasyChair AISB-11 Web page is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisb11.
If you have no EasyChair account you should create an account, by clicking on the “I have no EasyChair account” link on the page.
Each abstract will receive at least two reviews.
Final papers should be no longer than eight pages.
Templates for full papers from a previous convention can be found at http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb10/styleFiles/

MC 2011 Symposium : http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cogs/mc2011
AISB 2011 Convention: http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb11/