Location (26th-28th): History Building, 200-305
DAY 1 (26 March)
Session: QM and AI (9:00am – 10.30am)
Behavior of Multi-Agent Protocols using Quantum Entanglement
K.Y. Chen, T. Hogg, B.A. Huberman (HP Labs, USA)
High Level Quantum Structures in Linguistics and Multi Agent Systems
M. Sadrzadeh (University of Southampton, U.K.)
Markov Entanglement Networks
J. La Mura and L. Swiatczak (Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany)
Morning Coffee (10:30am-11am)
Session: QM and Logic (11:00am - 12:30pm)
INVITED: A presentation of Quantum Logic based on an "and then"
D. Lehmann (The Hebrew University, Israel)
Automated Quantum Reasoning: Non Logic - Semi-Logic - Hyper-Logic
B. Coecke (Oxford University, U.K.)
Session: QM and Meaning (2.00pm – 3.15pm)
Quantum Computing of Analogical Modeling of Language
R. Skousen (Brigham Young University, USA)
How Intelligence Evolved?
P. Marcer and P. Rowlands (University of Liverpool, U.K.)
Combined Symbolic and Distributional Models of Meaning
S. Clark and S. Pulman (Oxford University, U.K.)
Afternoon Coffee (3:30pm-4:00pm)
Session: QM, AI and Humans (4.00pm – 5.30pm)
Interconnections of Quantum, Machine and Human Learning
K. Gustafson (University of Colarado, USA)
Scheherazades' Will: Quantum Narrative Agency
H.T. Goranson (Echostorm Inc., USA) and B. Cardier (University of Melbourne, AUS)
The Form of Consciousness
A. Duggins (Westmead Hospital, AUS)
[Wrap-up of the day]
Reception (6.00pm – 7.00pm)
DAY 2 (27 March)
Session 5: QM and the brain (9:00am – 10.30am)
INVITED: Quantum mechanics and the brain
P. Suppes (Stanford University, USA)
Quantum-like contextual model of processing of information in the
A. Khrennikov (Växjö University, Sweden)
Morning coffee (10:30am -11am)
Session 6: QM and cognition (11.00am – 12.30pm)
Quantum Information Processing Explanation for Interactions between
Inferences and Decisions
J.R. Busemeyer and Z. Wang (Indiana University, USA)
Entangled associative structures and context
D.L. Nelson and C.L. McEvoy (University of South Florida, USA)
Cultural Evolution Entails (Creativity Entails (Concept Combination
Entails Quantum Structure))
L. Gabora (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Lunch (12:30pm - 2:00pm)
Session: QM and Information Retrieval (2.00pm – 3.30pm)
Quantum Theory and the Nature of Search
S. Arafat and C. J van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow, U.K.)
Exploring a Mechanics for Context Aware Information Retrieval
M. Melucci (University of Padua, Italy)
Quantum Information Dynamics and Open World Science
D. Widdows (Maya Design) and P.D. Bruza (Queensland University of Technology, AUS)
Afternoon Coffee (3:30pm-4:00pm)
Panel Session: (4.00pm – 5.00pm)
Taken outside the domain of direct quantum mechanical effects, can
QM only serve as an analogy?
[Panelists: Prof. P. Suppes, Dr. E. Rieffel. Prof. D. Lehmann, Prof. W.Lawless, Prof. C.J. van Rijsbergen, Prof. J. Busemeyer, Prof. D. Nelson]
[Wrap-up of the day]
Plenary Session (6.00pm – 7.30pm)
DAY 3 (28 March)
Session: Quantum Information Processing (9.00am – 10.30am)
INVITED: Certainty and uncertainty in quantum information processing
E. Rieffel (FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA)
Quantum Causal Networks
K.B. Laskey (George Mason University, USA)
Session: QM and Finance (11.00am – 12.15pm)
Quantum-like model (Bohmian) for traders of financial market
O. Choustova (Växjö University, Sweden)
E. Guevara (Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador)
A Survey of Possible Uses of Quantum Mechanical Concepts in Financial
E. Haven (University of Essex, U.K.)
Session: Closing Discussion (12.15pm – 12.30pm)
The connection to AI should be clearly specified. Papers that
address some or all of the following QM topics and its application to AI and
Information Technology will be considered favourably:
• Hilbert spaces
• Qubits (the superposition of “off” and “on” states)
• Superposition and interference (constructive and destructive)
• Quantum collapse
• Measurement properties (observables or eigenstates)
• Measurement paradox (measuring one aspect of entangled objects determines the other, losing significant information in the process)
• Bistability or dual phenomena (multiple energy states; action-observation couples; multiple cultures; multiple word definitions-usages;).
• Quantum agents; quantum multi-agent systems; quantum robots.
Papers should also address one or more content areas by specifying the relevance to AI or how AI may be used to solve a specific content area (especially prized will be those papers with a plan to craft quantum agents, systems or robots with methods that merge AI and QM in addressing these topics):
• Cognition and Brain (attention, pauses)
• Information retrieval and processing
• Biology (e.g., neural or mental processing; biology systems)
• Political Science
• Illusions (bistable visual, auditory or other dual perceptual phenomena)
• Entertainment (e.g., the relationship between consciousness and the mental phenomenon of media to entrain human observers)
• Social Interaction
• Organizations ( including corporations; also processes such as mergers; and end results such as culture, ethnicity, etc.)
•Other (possible topics: traffic congestion; conceptual complexity; environmental disasters; and environmental contamination cleanup decisions; creativity; social power)
Potential participants are invited to submit either a full paper (up to eight pages) addressing these and related concepts or a position paper (upto four pages) outlining their relevant research activities and how they would like to contribute to the symposium. Submissions will be judged by at least two referees on technical merit and on potential to provoke active discussions.
Submissions, in PDF format, should be sent no later than 6 October 2006 to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line "QI'07 Submission". All submissions should conform to the AAAI style format.
The organizers are considering having a number of accepted papers expanded and revised for possible inclusion in a special journal issue or in a book volume.
Typesetting instructions can be found at: http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/formatting-instructions.pdf
Further notes for authors can be located at : http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php
The organizers of this symposium are interested in combining the theory of Quantum Mechanics and AI. Quantum Mechanics (QM) is emerging from physics into non-quantum domains such as human language, cognition, information retrieval, biology, political science, organizations, and AI. The QM model has already been applied to the social interaction; e.g., Quantum Game Theory.
This symposium will bring together researchers interested in:
(1) application of QM inspired methods to more efficiently solve AI problems in non-quantum domains;
(2) application of AI to quantum domains, such as implementation of AI techniques on a quantum computer;
(3) or use of QM with AI to address previously unsolved problems in other fields.
The organizers are also interested in whether a QM approach to AI can be supported by field results in a specific content area; e.g., non-monotonic reasoning (NMR), or organizational decision-making.
Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (email@example.com)
William Lawless, Paine College, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
C. J. van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK (email@example.com)
Don Sofge, Navy Center for Applied Research in AI, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Badredine Arfi (University of Florida)
Jerome Busemeyer (Indiana University)
Teresa Castelao (Grand Valley State University)
Laurent Chaudron (ONERA-CERT)
Bob Coecke (Oxford University)
Kurt Engesser (University of Konstanz)
Liane Gabora (University of British Columbia)
Andre Khrennikov (Växjö University)
Michael Leyton (Rutgers University)
Jorge Louca (ISCTE)
Shimon Malin (Colgate University)
Massimo Melucci (University of Padua)
Stephen Pullman (Oxford University)
Ian Turner (Queensland University of Technology)
Dominic Widdows (Maya Corp.)
Alexander Wilce (Susquehanna University)
John Woods (University of British Columbia)
Oct 06, 2006: Submissions due. Submit to email@example.com
Nov 03, 2006: Acceptance/rejection notices are mailed out.
Dec 01, 2006: Graduate student travel grant application due.
Jan 15, 2007: Acceptance/rejection notices for student travel mailed out.
Jan 26,2007: Fax "Permission to Distribute" and A/V requests to +1 650-321-4457.
Jan 26, 2007: Submit camera-ready versions via the AAAI web site.
Feb 09, 2007: Registration deadline.
Mar 26, 2007: Start of the symposium.
Mar 28,2007: End of the symposium.
The symposium offers limited funds to assist with travel expenses
for graduate students who have their submissions accepted. To be considered
for partial funding, please send an application to the symposium chair by
01 December 2006, including:
-your academic resume;
-one paragraph statement of interest;
-one paragraph statement of support written by your supervisor;
-detailed budget for your travel expenses.
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