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  • Giovanni Pezzulo
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      2nd C A L L F O R P A P E R S

      ABiALS Workshop 2006

      Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems
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      SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
      ROME, ITALY
      http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/ABiALS

      Contributions to ABiALS 2006 will be published in a
      re-reviewed, extended post-workshop proceedings volume in the
      Lecture Notes in Computer Science /
      Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series of Springer Verlag.

      ABiALS 2006 will be held during
      the ninth international conference on the
      SIMULATION of ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB 2006)
      http://www.sab06.org


      ABiALS is an interdisciplinary workshop investigating the influence of
      anticipations on behavior and learning. ABiALS is designed to help
      investigate how anticipations can influence, initiate, and guide behavior
      and learning as well as how anticipatory influences can be implemented in an
      adaptive learning system.

      Submission deadline: Wednesday, 15. JUNE 2006

      Anticipatory behavior is a mechanism, or a behavior, that does not only
      depend on the past and present but also on predictions, expectations, or
      beliefs about the future.
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      OBJECTIVES:

      After two previous successful gatherings during SAB 2002, resulting in the
      Springer-Verlag LNCS 2684 State-of-the-Art survey named after the workshop,
      and SAB2004, ABiALS 2006 will continue to explore anticipatory influences on
      behavior and learning.

      The aim of ABiALS 2006 is to join researchers in their understanding and
      development of anticipatory mechanisms in adaptive behavior. It is aimed for
      an interdisciplinary gathering that combines the expertise of researchers
      from various disciplines including neuroscience, cognitive psychology,
      machine learning, artificial intelligence, control, and vision research to
      shed further light on the concept of anticipation. Essentially, it will be
      discussed how knowledge about the future can influence actual behavioral
      mechanisms, including influences on attention, action decision making and
      control, as well as (behavioral and model) learning.

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      KEY INTERESTS:

      Anticipatory mechanisms for model learning
      * Adaptive, predictive model learning
      * Adaptive, predictive filtering
      * Anticipatory attention
      * Surprise for model learning
      * Hierarchical, predictive model architectures
      * Timing in predictive models

      Model-predictive, adaptive control architectures
      * Inverse models and goal-oriented control
      * Hierarchical structures in adaptive, model-predictive control
      * Surprise in control
      * Delayed feedback, forward models, and multiply timed control

      Anticipatory, adaptive systems / agents
      * Integration of anticipatory adaptive processes in adaptive systems
      * Anticipatory decision making
      * Anticipatory behavior in multiagent systems
      * Interactions of anticipations, motivations, and emotions
      * Anticipations in BDI architectures
      * Curiosity and epistemic actions

      Distinctions of anticipatory mechanisms:
      * Benefits and drawbacks of different anticipatory mechanisms
      * Distinction to reactive mechanisms
      * Emergence of anticipatory mechanisms in evolution
      * Anticipatory mechanisms in constructivist, interactive frameworks

      Anticipatory mechanisms in animals and humans
      * Behavioral and cognitive anticipatory mechanisms in animals and humans
      * Anticipatory mechanisms in neuroscience
      * Anticipatory mechanisms in cognitive/experimental psychology

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      SUBMISSION:

      Submissions for the workshop should address one of the interests listed
      above. The workshop is not limited to one particular type of anticipatory
      learning system or a particular representation of anticipations.

      The workshop will be generally targeted towards short presentations and
      extended discussions. The advantages and disadvantages of different
      anticipatory mechanisms and representations will be discussed in detail.
      Several discussion sessions on the topics in question will put the
      presentations into a broader perspective.

      Papers should be submitted electronically to one of the organizers via email
      in pdf or ps format. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. If you
      cannot submit your contribution electronically, please contact one of the
      organizers. Submitted papers should have a maximal length of ten pages in
      10pt, one-column format. Please use the LNCS Springer-Verlag style as
      specified at http://www.springeronline.com/comp/lncs/authors.html (LATEX
      utilities can be found in the file llncs2e.zip). Papers will be reviewed for
      acceptance by the program committee and the organizers.

      Submission deadline is the 15th of JUNE 2006.

      Contributions to ABiALS 2006 will be published in an extended post-workshop
      proceedings volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science /
      Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI) (as was done for ABiALS 2002). For
      this, all papers will undergo a second review process. The proceedings will
      be further endowed with invited contributions by key researchers in the
      area.
      For further up-to-date information please refer to
      http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/ABiALS/

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      IMPORTANT DATES:

      15. June 2006: Deadline for Submissions

      30. September 2006: ABiALS Workshop 2006
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      PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

      Christian Balkenius
      Cognitive Science, Lund University, Sweden

      Edoardo Datteri
      Department of Philosophy, University of Pisa, Italy

      Pier Luca Lanzi
      Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

      Ralf Moeller
      Computer Engineering Group, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University,
      Germany

      Tony Prescott
      Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield, UK

      Jesse Reichler
      Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
      IL

      Alexander Riegler
      CLEA, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

      Deb Roy
      Cognitive Machines Group, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

      Samarth Swarup
      Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
      IL

      Stewart W. Wilson
      Prediction Dynamics, Concord, MA
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      ORGANIZERS:

      Martin V. Butz,
      Department of Cognitive Psychology
      University of Wuerzburg, Germany
      Butz[a@t]psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de
      http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/~butz

      Olivier Sigaud
      AnimatLab,
      University Paris VI,
      Paris, France
      olivier.sigaud[a@t]lip6.fr
      http://animatlab.lip6.fr/Sigaud

      Gianluca Baldassarre
      Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione
      Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTC-CNR)
      Roma, Italy
      gianluca.baldassarre[a@t]istc.cnr.it
      http://gral.istc.cnr.it/baldassarre/

      Giovanni Pezzulo
      Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione
      Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTC-CNR)
      Roma, Italy
      giovanni.pezzulo[a@t]istc.cnr.it
      http://www.istc.cnr.it/createhtml.php?nbr=1
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