[CFP] Call for Chapters - Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development

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"Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development" A book edited by Ricardo Gudwin and Joo Queiroz
http://www.dca.fee.unicamp.br/projects/artcog/book2 / * Chapter proposal deadline: April 15, 2005
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Semiotics is a field of research involved in the study of signs and meaning processes, from the point of view of formal sciences, linguistics, and philosophy. The ideas and concepts from semiotics are used by different researchers, as a source of insights, within computer science. Our aim with this book is to present different works that attempt to put together semiotics and AI techniques in order to create new kinds of intelligent systems. This interdisciplinary area, based on investigations of sign processes and dedicated to the development of artificial intelligent systems, is dubbed Computational/ /Semiotics. It proposes a new kind of approach to intelligent control and intelligent systems, where an explicit account for the notion of sign is prominent. This focus on the notion of sign processes allows the inheritance of a large body of theory developed under the scope of semiotics studies that are put into service in order to help artificial intelligence walk through new frontiers and bridge theoretical gaps that have disturbed artificial intelligence studies for quite some time. In this volume, we aim at presenting the most representative research projects in Computational Semiotics. Considering the relevance of Computational Semiotics for future developments in Artificial Intelligence, we envision that this is going to be the major contribution of this work. Even though the main developments in the area stayed apart from the mainstream for about 25 years, during the last decade, it began to attract the attention of a growing number of researchers, being the foundation for new kinds of theoretical frameworks and technologies.
The Overall Objective of the Book
This book intends to propagate theoretical frameworks about the use of signs and sign systems in different research being conducted by investigators from different fields around the world. We hope it will be the first wide-scope account of the field of Computational Semiotics, not focusing particularly on any of the different approaches proposed until now, but giving the reader the opportunity to contemplate the many tendencies in the field. Our intention is that the reader, after reading this book, will gain a clear vision of the field as a whole, will be able to understand why it is attracting the attention of the leading edge of the community involved in AI, and will know the main challenges and promises associated with it.
The Target Audience
Due to its inherited multi-disciplinary aspect, this book may have a diverse audience composed of different communities. The audience may involve researchers from areas such as Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Cognitive Science, Semiotics, and Philosophy.
Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:
* formal theoretical discussions regarding sign systems * simulation of meaning processes * semiotic cognitive information processes * organizational semiotics * sign processing in autonomous agents * GFACS and other semiotic operators * general architectures of semiosis in artificial systems * general architectures of intelligence based on semiotics * applications of computational semiotics * semiotics and the knowledge sciences * methodological aspects of computational semiotics * semiotics in control systems * semiotics and knowledge representation * semiotics and computational linguistics * semiotics and information systems * semiotics and evolutionary systems * semiotics and artificial life * semiotics, complexity and emergence
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 15, 2005, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 15, 2005 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 15, 2005. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints.
Important Dates
* April 15, 2005: Proposal submission deadline * May 15, 2005: Notification of Acceptance * August 15, 2005: Full chapters are due * October 15, 2005: Notification about needed revisions * November 15, 2005: Revised chapters due * December 31, 2005: Final accepted chapters and disks
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Ricardo Gudwin and Joo Queiroz {gudwin, queirozj)@dca.fee.unicamp.br Editors of "Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development" http://www.dca.fee.unicamp.br/projects/artcog/book2 / DCA/FEEC/UNICAMP Av. Albert Einstein - 400 Caixa Postal 6101 Campinas (SP) 13083-970 Brazil Phones: +55 (19) 3788-3819, +55 (19) 3788-3706 Fax : +55 (19) 3289-1395
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