Here are a few announcements that have arrived in my inbox in the past few days.
Perimeter Scholars International
Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), in partnership with the University of Waterloo, welcomes applications to the Master’s level course, Perimeter Scholars International (PSI). Exceptional students with an undergraduate honours degree in Physics, Math, Engineering or Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Students must have a minimum of 3 upper level undergraduate or graduate courses in physics. PSI recruits a diverse group of students and especially encourages applications from qualified women candidates. The due date for applications to PSI is February 1st, 2011. Complete details are available at www.perimeterscholars.org.
Also a reminder that it is currently postdoc hiring season at Perimeter Institute. Although, the deadline for applications has passed, they will always consider applications from qualified candidates if not all positions have been filled. Anyone looking for a postdoc in quantum foundations should definitely apply. In fact, if you are looking for a foundations job and you have not applied to PI then you must be quite mad, since there are not a lot of foundations positions in physics to be had elsewhere. Details are here.
I will admit that this next conference announcement is a little leftfield, but some of the areas it covers are very interesting and worthwhile in my opinion, particularly the biological and artificial intelligence applications.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fifth International Symposium on Quantum Interaction (QI’2010, http://www.rgu.ac.uk/qi2011), 27-29 June 2010, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Quantum Interaction (QI) is an emerging field which is applying quantum theory (QT) to domains such as artificial intelligence, human language, cognition, information retrieval, biology, political science, economics, organisations and social interaction.
After highly successful previous meetings (QI’2007 at Stanford, QI’2008 at Oxford, QI’2009 at Saarbruecken, QI’2010 at Washington DC), the Fifth International Quantum Interaction Symposium will take place in Aberdeen, UK from 27 to 29 June 2011.
This symposium will bring together researchers interested in how QT addresses problems in non-quantum domains. QI’2011 will also include a half day tutorial session on 26 June 2011, with a number of leading researchers delivering tutorial on the foundations of QT, the application of QT to human cognition and decision making, and QT inspired semantic information processing.
***Call for Papers***
We are seeking submission of high-quality and original research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Papers should address one or more of the following broad content areas, but not limited to:
– Artificial Intelligence (Logic, planning, agents and multi-agent systems)
– Biological or Complex Systems
– Cognition and Brain (memory, cognitive processes, neural networks, consciousness)
– Decision Theory (political, psychological, cultural, organisational, social sciences)
– Finance and Economics (decision-making, mergers, corporate cultures)
– Information Processing and Retrieval
– Language and Linguistics
The post-conference proceedings of QI’2011 will be published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors will be required to submit a final version 14 days after the conference to reflect the comments made at the conference. We will also consider organizing a special issue for a suitable journal to publish selected best papers.
28th March 2011: Abstract submission deadline
1st April 2011: Paper submission deadline
1st May 2011: Notification of acceptance
1st June 2011: Camera-Ready Copy
26th June 2011: Tutorial Session
27th – 29th June 2011: Conference
Authors are invited to submit research papers up to 12 pages. All submissions should be prepared in English using the LNCS template, which can be downloaded from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.
Please submit online at:
Peter Bruza (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
William Lawless (Paine College, USA)
Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow, UK)
Donald Sofge (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Dominic Widdows (Google, USA)
Dawei Song (Robert Gordon University, UK)
Programme Committee Chair:
Massimo Melucci (University of Padua, Italy)
Sachi Arafat (University of Glasgow, UK)
Ingo Frommholz (University of Glasgow, UK)
Local Organization co-Chairs:
Jun Wang and Peng Zhang (Robert Gordon University, UK)