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Bjoern Schuller <[log in to unmask]>
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Dear Colleagues,

For those of you interested, please find below the

               THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS 
            6th International Symposium on 
         ISACS 2013 (associated with IJCAI 2013)
            August 5, 2013, Beijing, China
(we apologise for multiple postings)
associated with the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013 
Full paper submission:             April 20, 2013
Notification of acceptance:          May 20, 2013
Final paper submission:              May 30, 2013
Workshop day:                      August 4, 2013
The capacity to attend to the relevant has been part of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems since the early days of the discipline. Currently, with respect to the design and computational modeling of artificial cognitive systems, selective attention has again become a focus of research, and one sees it important for the organization of behaviors, for control and interfacing between sensory and cognitive information processing, and for the understanding of individual and social cognition in humanoid artifacts. While visual cognition obviously plays a central role in human perception, findings from neuroscience and cognitive psychology have informed us on the perception-action nature of cognition. In particular, the embodiment in sensory-motor intelligence requires a continuous spatio-temporal interplay between interpretations from various perceptual modalities and the corresponding control of motor activities. In addition, the process of selecting information from the incoming sensory stream, in tune with contextual processing on a current task and global goals, becomes a challenging control issue within the viewpoint of focused attention. Seemingly attention systems must operate at many levels and not only at interfaces between a bottom-up driven world interpretation and top-down driven information selection. One may consider selective attention as part of the core of artificial cognitive systems. These insights have already produced paradigmatic changes in several AI-related disciplines, such as, in the design of behavior based robotics and the computational modeling of animats. Within the context of the engineering domain, the development of enabling technologies such as autonomous robotic systems, miniaturized mobile - even wearable - sensors, and ambient intelligence systems involves the real-time analysis of enormous quantities of data. These data have to be processed in an intelligent way to provide "on time delivery" of the required relevant information. Knowledge has to be applied about what needs to be attended to, and when, and what to do in a meaningful sequence, in correspondence with visual feedback.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Techniques, modelling, and concepts
- Computational architectures for attention
- Modelling of visual and auditory attention
- Attention in multimodal information fusion
- Biologically inspired attention
- Attentive control in animats and robotic systems
- Aspects of attention in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy
- Attention and control of machine vision processes
- Etc.
Application related topics of interest
- Attentive multimodal interfaces
- Autonomous intelligent systems
- Video surveillance
- Video and image retrieval
- Usability research
- Etc.
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria 
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California, USA
Bjoern Schuller, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Fang Fang, Peking University, China
Minoru Asada, University of Osaka, Japan
Christian Balkenius, Lund University, Sweden
Anna Belardinelli, University of Tübingen, Germany
Ali Borji, University of Southern California, USA
James J. Clark, McGill University, Toronto, Canada
Ralf Engbert, University of Potsdam, Germany
Fang Fang, Peking University, China
Simone Frintrop, University of Bonn, Germany
Horst-Michael Gross, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Dietmar Heinke, University of Birmingham, UK
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California, USA
Ilona Kovacs, Universite Paris Descartes, France
Eileen Kowler, Rutgers University, USA
Minho Lee, Kyungpook National Univ., South Korea
Michael Lindenbaum, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
David Melcher, University of Trento, Italy
Giorgio Metta, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria
Fiora Pirri, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Ron Rensink, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
Erich Rome, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Albert Rothenstein, York University, Toronto, Canada
Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany
Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
Yizhou Wang, Peking University, China
Hezy Yeshurun, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Chen Yu, University of Indiana, IN, USA
Publication of the proceedings will be in LNCS/LNAI Springer format. Submitted papers should be min. 8 pages, and max. between 10 (short paper) and 14 (long paper) pages in Springer format.
Appropriate style files can be downloaded from (please consult instruction for authors of Springer proceedings). The organizers expect submissions in PDF format. We will perform double-blind reviews, i.e., author information must be hidden in the paper: blank author fields, no acknowledgment information, own papers should be cited only if mandatory. 
We will link on the homepage to electronic paper submission until mid March 2013. Papers will be considered for review that have also been submitted to the main IJCAI conference. Double submission must be indicated by authors, and the workshop organizer must be given a copy of the IJCAI reviews. In case we receive a reasonable number of high quality contributions we will consider the organization of a poster session to inform - in addition to the about all related on-going activities in this field.
Accepted contributions will be provided on CD-ROM as hand-outs to participants at the workshop site. 
It is intended to publish post-conference proceedings of selected, revised and invited papers of the workshop in Springer LNAI, see LNCS 3368/WAPCV 2004, LNAI 4840/WAPCV 2007, LNAI 5395/WAPCV 2008. 
WAPCV 2008, Santorini, Greece (ICVS)
WAPCV 2007, Hyderabad, India (IJCAI) 
WAPCV 2005, San Diego, USA (CVPR)  
WAPCV 2004, Prague, Czech Rep.(ECCV) 
WAPCV 2003, Graz, Austria (ICVS) 
Regular oral presentations should be 20 minutes in total, i.e., approx. 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. Invited Talks will be 40-60 minutes in total.
The 'ISACS Best Paper Award' will be presented to the winner at the workshop. Awardees will receive a Best Paper certificate and prize money of 500 Euro kindly funded by SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany
INVITED TALKS - to be announced
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria [log in to unmask] 
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California, CA, USA [log in to unmask] 
Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany [log in to unmask] 
Fang Fang, Peking University, China [log in to unmask]
Dr. Lucas Paletta 
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
DIGITAL - Institute for Information and Communication Technologies
Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 (316) 876 1769
Fax: +43 (316) 876 91769
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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. 
Björn W. Schuller
Institute for Sensor Systems
University of Passau
Passau / Germany

Machine Intelligence & Signal Processing Group
Institute for Human-Machine Communication
Technische Universität München
Munich / Germany

audEERING UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Gilching / Germany
Visiting Professor
School of Computer Science and Technology
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin / P.R. China

Institute for Information and Communication Technologies
Graz / Austria

Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives
Université de Genève
Geneva / Switzerland
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