CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIAL COMPUTING - SOCIAL COGNITION - SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS @ AISB/IACAP 2012 July 2nd – 3rd 2012
Symposium on SOCIAL COMPUTING - SOCIAL COGNITION - SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS https://sites.google.com/site/socialturnsnamasaisbiacap2012/ is part of the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in honour of Alan Turing, held on July 2nd to 6th, 2012. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/turing12/ & http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb12/
The event is jointly organized by The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) [http://www.aisb.org.uk ] and The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) [http://www.ia-cap.org ]
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, U. di Bologna, Italy.
Giovanni Sartor, EUI and CIRSFID, Italy.
Judith Simon, University of Vienna, Austria and & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
Clara Smith, UNLP and UCALP, Argentina.
This 2012 symposium merges the symposium entitled Social Turn: Social Computing - Social Cognition - Social Intelligence; and the SNAMAS symposium, focused on Social Networks and Multi-Agent Systems, which have precursor symposia in Social Computing at IACAP and the SNAMAS in AISB conferences.
The field of social computing has two different foci: social and computational. There is the focus on socialness of social software or social web applications. Widespread examples of social software are blogs, wikis, social bookmarking services, instant messaging services, and social networking sites. Social computing often uses various types of crowdsourcing techniques for aggregation of input from numerous users (public at large). Tools such as prediction markets, social tagging, reputation and trust systems as well as recommender systems are based on collaborative filtering and thus a result of crowdsourcing.
Another focus of social computing is on computational modeling of social behavior, among others through Multi-agent systems (MAS) and Social Networks (SN). MAS have an anchoring going beyond social sciences even when a sociological terminology is often used. There are several usages of MAS: to design distributed and/or hybrid systems; to develop philosophical theory; to understand concrete social facts, or to answer concrete social issues via modelling and simulation. MAS aim at modelling, among other things, cognitive or reactive agents who interact in dynamic environments where they possibly depend on each other to achieve their goals. The emphasis is nowadays on constructing complex computational systems composed by agents which are regulated by various types of norms, and behave like human social systems.
Finally, Social networks (SN) are social structures made of nodes (which are, generally, individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, idea, financial exchange, friends, kinship, dislike, conflict, trade, web links, disease transmission, among many others. Social networks analysis plays a critical role in determining the way specific problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals succeed in achieving their goals. Social networks analysis has addressed also the dynamics issue, called dynamic networks analysis.
This is an emergent scientific field that brings together traditional social network analysis, link analysis and multi-agent systems.
The symposium addresses, but is not limited to, the following topics:
Conceptual issues such as Socialness (notions of the social used and/or
enforced in social computing and research on social cognition or social
Computational Models and mechanisms of social computing (information processing) as well as models and social mechanisms of cognition and intelligence.
- Agency & Action in social computing systems: How can agency be understood and/or modeled in systems consisting of human and non-human agents?
- Social Coordination & Norms: Emergence of norms (e.g. in Wikipedia) and compliance including their computational modeling in socio-technical systems.
- Interaction & Communication in socio-technical systems and their computational models
- Knowledge: the epistemological and ethical consequences of distributed knowledge creation in social computing and its computational models
- Relations between the individual and the social: Forming of individual existence in relation to social computing (e.g. digital identity), including its computational modeling.
- Agreement technologies.
- Electronic Institutions.
- Empirical and/or theoretical studies on a specific social or legal relationship (power, solidarity, legitimity, dependency...).
- Empirical and/or theoretical studies on social relations' regulations.
- Formalization of Normed Systems.
- Logical frameworks for representing, describing and analysing agent's social or legal relationships.
- Relations between the individual and the social: Forming of individual existence in relation to social computing (e.g. digital identity), including its info-computational modeling.
- Responsibility, Accountability & Liability. What is epistemically and ethically responsible behavior with respect to social software and how can it be supported? What are the responsibilities of different human agents (e.g. software users, designers, researchers, etc)?
- Rules and standards.
- Social Networking Sites: philosophical implications of socialness in social networking sites (e.g., privacy, social structures, etc.).
- Info-computational models of social networking sites.
- The role of agents´ attributes in structuring social and legal relationships.
- The role of specific social relationships in structuring groups and organizations.
- Trust in social computing. Differences and similarities between notions of trust e.g. in multi-agent systems, social networking sites, recommender systems, etc. Differences and similarities between trust online and offline. How can trust be supported by a computational system itself?
Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2012.
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2012.
Camera ready version deadline: March 30, 2012.
Symposium: 2nd – 3rd July, 2012.
Guidelines for paper submission are as follows:
- The paper should be written in English.
- The maximum length of a paper is 6 A4-sized pages in ECAI format (format download:
- The paper should be in PDF format.
- Please choose one track between SOCIAL TURN and SNAMAS, and submit via the online paper submission system to the corresponding track at:
Doris Allhutter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria.
Frederic Amblard, IRIT, U. Toulouse, France.
Giulia Andrighetto, ISTC-CNR, Italy.
Carlos Areces, UN Córdoba, Argentina.
Guido Boella, University of Torino, Italy.
Pompeu Casanovas, UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Spain.
Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR, Italy.
Mark Coeckelbergh University of Twente, Netherlands
Diego Compagna, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Rosaria Conte, ISTC-CNR, Italy.
Charles Ess, Aarhus University, Danmark.
Ricardo Guibourg, UBA, Argentina.
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University, Indiana
Lars-Erik Janlert, Umeĺ University, Sweden
Matthias Mailliard, Cemagref, France.
Antonio A. Martino, U. Salvador, Argentina.
Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK.
Leon Van der Torre, U Louxembourg, Louxembourg.
Serena Villata, University of Torino, Italy.
Jutta Weber, University Paderborn, Germany.
Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University, Sweden.
POSTERS AND SYSTEM DEMONSTRATIONS
There will be one session for system demonstrations, and one day poster exhibition.
PROCEEDINGS AND POST PROCEEDINGS
There will be a separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before the Congress. Each delegate at the Congress will receive, on arrival, a memory stick containing the proceedings of all symposia.
Selected papers of the Symposium, under a second review process, will be considered for a special issue of the AI & Law Journal, Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/journal/10506; and for the open access TripleC journal http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC .
ABOUT THE CONGRESS
The Congress serves both as the year's AISB Convention and the year's IACAP conference. The Congress has been inspired by a desire to honour Alan Turing, and by the broad and deep significance of Turing's work to AI, to the philosophical ramifications of computing, and to Philosophy and computing more generally. The Congress is one of the events forming the Alan Turing Year (http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/).
The intent of the Congress is to stimulate a particularly rich interchange between AI and Philosophy on any areas of mutual interest, whether directly addressing Turing's own research output or not.
The Congress will consist mainly of a number of collocated Symposia on specific research areas, interspersed with Congress-wide refreshment breaks, social events and invited Plenary Talks. All papers other than the invited Plenaries will be given within Symposia.
This symposium is closely connected to UmoCoP, Symposium on Understanding and Modelling Collective Phenomena, which will be held on July 3rd-5th 2012. There will be a joint panel from both symposia on July 3rd.
For further inquiries please contact any of the chairs:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (SOCIAL COMPUTING - SOCIAL COGNITION - SOCIAL NETWORKS)
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS)