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Colette Faucher <[log in to unmask]>
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FLAIRS 2003 Special Track :
"Integrating Emotion and Cognition in Formal Models"
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Topic Description :
The main purpose of Artificial Intelligence is to mimic human intelligence,
in all its aspects. So, since the beginning of AI, numerous researches have
aimed at modeling the cognitive processes identified in the human mind and
artificial systems that learn, plan, make decisions, reason, have been
Despite Minsky's famous remark in his Society of Mind dating back to 1985, "
the question is not whether intelligent machines can have any emotions, but
whether machines can be intelligent without any emotions ", the attempts to
endow machines with emotions, i.e. to conceive computational models taking
emotions into account, are rather recent. Less efforts have been devoted to
modeling emotional behaviours than purely rational intelligent behaviours.
In particular, classical types of reasoning in AI like deduction, induction,
classification or case-based reasoning, for example, have been intensively
However, what would be the influence of a reasoner's emotions on his/her
reasoning ? And, conversely, would it make sense to study the influence of
reasoning on a reasoner's emotions and why ? If so, how could it be possible
to model such an influence ?
This track aims to try and answer these questions and contributions from
computer scientists, but also from psychologists and philosophers are
strongly encouraged.
Papers addressing the following issues would be particularly welcomed :
- Characterization and modeling of emotions and moods ;
- Representation and management of conflicting emotions in the reasoner ;
- Modeling of the reasoner's own " internal state " that could influence
his/her emotions or could be influenced by them : goals, plans, intentions ;
- Modeling of affect appraisal processes and the factors that influence
affect generation ;
- Modeling of Interactions of affect and meta-cognition ;
- Formal definition of different types of reasoning taking the reasoner's
emotions into account.
This list is not exclusive provided that the contributions are relevant to
the definition of the track specified above
Paper Review and Publication
Only full papers will be considered for the track. Submitted papers will be
reviewed by two program committee members. An author for an accepted paper
is expected to present the paper in the track. Papers accepted for the track
will be published in the FLAIRS 2003 Conference Proceedings.
Important dates :   Paper Submission Intention : October 1, 2002
Paper Submission Deadline : October 25, 2002
  Notification of Acceptance-Rejection : January 7, 2003   Camera Ready Copy
Due : February 17, 2003   Conference Dates : May 12-14, 2003
. Lola Canamero, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire,
Hatfield, UK
. Jeffrey F. Cohn, Psychology Department, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
. Garrison W. Cottrell, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
. Colette Faucher (Chair), Univ. d'Aix-Marseille III, LSIS-EPUM, Marseille,
. Jean-Marc Fellous, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
Computational Neurobiology Lab,
La Jolla, CA, USA
. Eva Hudlicka, President of Psychometrix Associates, Blacksburg, VA, USA
. Arvid Kappas, Department of Psychology, The University of Hull, Hull, UK
. Christine Lisetti, School of EECS, Department of Computer Science,
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
. Chrystopher Nehaniv, Dept. of Computer Science, University of
Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
. Andrew Ortony, Psychology Department, Northwestern University, Evanston,
. Craig T. Smith, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Nashville,
.Piotr Winkielman, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, CO, USA


Dr. Colette Faucher, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Habilitation à
Diriger des Recherches
LSIS, EPUM (Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille)
Faculté des Sciences de Saint-Jérôme
Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen
13397 Marseille Cedex 20, FRANCE

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