University of Birmingham AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012

2-6 July 2012



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(Call for Proposals for Symposia)

Social Computing - Social Cognition - Social Networks and Multiagent Systems

Location: Forum LT

Session A, Monday 2 July 10:30-13:30 - Logical, Computational and Theoretical Models for MAS

10:30-11:00 Decidability via Filtration of Neighbourhood Models for Multi-Agent Systems
Clara Smith, Leandro Mendoza and Agustin Ambrossio
11:30-12:00 The Effects of Social Ties on Coordination: Conceptual Foundations for an Empirical Analysis
Giuseppe Attanasi, Astrid Hopfensitz, Emiliano Lorini and Frederic Moisan
12:00-12:30 Conviviality by Design
Patrice Caire and Antonis Bikakis
12:30-13:30 KEYNOTE: Marek Sergot: Action, Agency and Causation

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Session B, Monday 2 July, 14:30-17:00 - Social Simulation: Theory and Practice

14:30 - 15:00 Conformist imitation, normative agents and Brandom's commitment model
Rodger Kibble
15:00-15:30 Crowd simulation using informed virtual geographic environments (IVGE)
Mehdi Mekni
15:30-16:00 Reputation Diffusion Simulation for Avoiding Privacy Violation
David Pergament, Armen Aghasaryan and Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
16:00-16:30 Understanding the formation and evolution of collaborative networks using a multi-actor climate program as example
Bei Wen and Edwin Horlings

Session C, Tuesday 3 July, 8:30-11:30 - Trust & Responsibility

8:30-9:00 Epistemic Responsibility in Entangled Socio-Technical Systems
Judith Simon
9:00-9:30 Trust in Social Machines: The Challenges
Kieron O'Hara
9:30-10:00 Navigating between Chaos and Bureaucracy: How open-content communities are backgrounding trust
Paul de Laat

10:00-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

Session C (continued), Tuesday 3 July, 10:30-11:30

10:30-11:30: KEYNOTE: Bernhard Rieder: The politics of formalization: what social computing can learn from the prehistory of PageRank

Session D, Tuesday 3 July 14:00-16:30 - Agency & Sociality

14:00-14:30 Artificial and Autonomous. A Person?
Migle Laukyte
14:30-15:00 Socialness in man-machine-interaction and the structure of thought
Bernhard Will and Gerhard Chr. Bukow
15:00-15:30 Virtual Sociality or Social Virtuality in Digital Games? Encountering a Paradigm Shift of Action and Actor Models
Diego Compagna
15:30-16:00 A Multi-Dimensional Agency Concept for Social Computing Systems
Sabine Thuermel
16:00-16:30 Collective Individuation: A New Theoretical Foundation for Social Networks
Yuk Hui and Harry Halpin

16:30-17:00 Coffee/Tea Break

Session E, Tuesday 17:00-18:30 - Legal,Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of MAS

17:00-17:30 Trust, Ethics and Legal Aspects of Social Computing
Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan
17:30-18:00 Facebook's user: product of the network or 'craft consumer'?
Ekaterina Netchitailova
18:00-18:30 Resorts behind the Construction of the Expositional Self on Facebook
Greti- Iulia Ivana

Session E (continued), Tuesday 18:30-19:30 - Networks and MAS: Experimental Results

18:30-19:00 Qualitative Methods of Link Prediction in Co-authorship Networks
Elisandra Aparecida Alves Da Silva and Marco Túlio Andrade
19:00-19:30 From linguistic innovation in blogs to language learning in adults: What do interaction networks tell us?
Michał B. Paradowski, Chih-Chun Chen, Agnieszka Cierpich and Łukasz Jonak