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The Reign of Catz and Dogz '08
The second symposium on the role of 
virtual creatures in a computerised society, 
part of AISB'08 in Aberdeen, UK 1st April 2008
http://www.catz-and-dogz.org.uk/
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REMINDER -- CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline is 14th January 2008

All papers accepted by the symposium will subsequently be considered for
inclusion in a special section in the multi-disciplinary journal
Interaction Studies scheduled to appear late 2008 or early in 2009.

The Reign of Catz & Dogz aims to explore aspects of interaction with
anthropomorphised embodied devices such as Aibo, Pleo, Paro and
Nabaztag, software such as Catz, Dogz and Nintendogs, as well as the
numerous non-commercial artificial creatures and software that have been
developed in research labs world-wide. The huge popularity of many of
the commercial examples of such artefacts provides evidence of the
widespread appeal of interacting with artificial representations of
creatures - however the academic investigation of such interactions
remains scarce. We therefore invite researchers working in areas
relevant to the theme of the symposium to submit papers to the symposium
chairs by 14th January 2008.

For more information, and the full CFP, please see:

http://www.catz-and-dogz.org.uk/

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Thomas Chesney ([log in to unmask]) and 
Shaun Lawson ([log in to unmask]) 
(Co-Chairs of Catz and Dogz '08)

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