Thursday, May 28, 2009

Instinctive Computing Workshop to Explore Transformational Developments

"Instinctive computing is an emerging framework for a new kind of operating systems. Instead of making patches on an existing system, we want to make a new platform that integrates security, privacy and visual thinking in one place. Yang Cai, PhD., CyLab Ambient Intelligence Lab, 2009

CyLab News: Instinctive Computing Workshop to Explore Transformational Developments

On June 15-16, 2009, at Carnegie Mellon University CyLab, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Yang Cai, PhD., director of the CyLab Ambient Intelligence Lab, will host an Instinctive Computing Workshop.

Instinctive computing is a computational simulation of biological and cognitive instincts. Instincts profoundly influence how we see, feel, appear, think, and act. If we want a computer to be genuinely secure, intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, and even to have primitive instincts. In this workshop, we will explore transformational developments in this area, including the building blocks for instinctive computing systems and potential applications such as security, privacy, human-computer interaction, next generation networks, and product design.

Features speakers include:

Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, UK on "Robots with Biological Brains and Humans with Part Machine Brains"

Chris Urmson, Carnegie Mellon, USA on "The Urban Challenge and the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles"

David Farber, Carnegie Mellon, USA on "The Real Next Generation Internet and It's Impacts"

Howard Lipson, CERT, USA on "Built for Survival"

Michael Leyton, Rutgers University, USA on "Structure of Paintings"

Yvonne Masakowski, NAVY, USA on "Human Performance in Virtual World"

Xavier Alamán, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain on "The Intelligence of Intelligent Environments"

Themes and topics covered include --

Instinctive Systems:

Soft biometrics
Self-healing systems
Biologically inspired computing
Brain-Computer Interfaces
Swarm intelligence
Software agents
Intelligent environments
Ambient Intelligence
Augmented reality

Instinctive Cognition:

Instinctive thinking
Visual thinking
Instinctive interaction
Emotional interfaces
Animal instincts
Language instincts
Robot-Human Interaction

The program will also include numerous demo sessions and poster presentations.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here.

Instinctive Computing Workshop is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

For more information about Yang Cai, the Ambient Intelligence Lab and Instinctive Computing, read CyLab Research Update: Basic Instincts in the Virtual World.