Final program

-> poster session

Friday, November 9
9:00 Welcome session Antonio Chella*,
Riccardo Manzotti**

* University of Palermo
** IULM University, Milan
Welcome: What is like to be a symposium organizer
Key address Giulio Tononi,
David Balduzzi
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Measuring Consciousness as Integrated Information
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Chair:

Antonio Chella

Ron Chrisley,
Joel Parthemore

University of Sussex

Robotic Specification of the Non-Conceptual Content of Visual Experience

Riccardo Manzotti*,
Vincenzo Tagliasco**
*IULM University, Milan
**University of Genoa

An Externalistist Process-Oriented Framework for Artificial Consciousness 

12:30 Lunch
2:00 Chair:

Ron Chrisley

Stevan Harnad*,
Peter Scherzer**

*Université du Québec,Montrèal (2)
** University of Southampton, UK

First, Scale Up to the Robotic Turing Test, Then Worry About Feeling

Germund Hesslow,
Dan-Anders Jirenhed

Lund University, Sweden

Must machines be zombies? Internal simulation as a mechanism for machine consciousness

3:30 Coffee break
4:00 Chair:

Igor Aleksander

Domenico Parisi,
Marco Mirolli

Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Rome

Steps Towards Artificial Consciousness: A Robot’s Knowledge of Its Own Body

Pentti O A Haikonen
Nokia Research Center, Finland

Reflections of Consciousness; The Mirror Test

5:30 End of day #1
6:00 Opening reception

Saturday, November 10

9:00 Key Address Aaron Sloman
The University of Birmingham, UK

Key Address:Why some machines may need qualia and how they can have them

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Chair:

Ben Kuipers

Igor Aleksander*,
Helen Morton
* Imperial College, London 
** Brunel University, Uxbridge

Axiomatic Consciousness Theory For Visual Phenomenology In Artificial Intelligence

Antonio Chella,
Salvatore Gaglio

University of Palermo
A Cognitive Approach to Robot Self-Consciousness
12:30 Lunch and Poster Session
2:00 Chair:

Ricardo Sanz

Fiora Pirri
Sapienza, University of Rome

The Prince of Holmberg I

Dustin Connor &
Murray Shanahan
Imperial College, London

A Simulated Global Neuronal Workspace with Stochastic Wiring        
3:30 Coffee break
4:00 Chair:

Penti O A Haikonen

Stan Franklin,
Uma Ramamurthy,
Sidney K. D’Mello,
Lee McCauley,
Aregahegn Negatu,
Rodrigo Silva L.,
Vivek Datla

The University of Memphis

LIDA: A Computational Model of Global Workspace Theory and Developmental Learning

Susan Stuart
University of Glasgow, UK

Conscious Machines: Memory, Melody and Imagination
5:30 End of day#2
5:45 – 7:15 Plenary session 

Igor Aleksander

On Artificial Consciousness
8:30 Symposium dinner

Sunday, November 11


Riccardo Manzotti

Benjamin Kuipers
University of Texas at Austin

Sneaking Up on the Hard Problem of Consciousness

Ricardo Sanz,
Ignacio Lopez,
Carlos Hernandez
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Self-awareness in Real-time Cognitive Control Architectures
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Chair:

Antonio Chella, Riccardo Manzotti

                   - Lessons learned from the symposium
                   - What to do next?

12:30   End of symposium

Poster session

Consciousness of Crowds: The Internet As a Knowledge Source of Human's Conscious Behavior and Machine Self-Understanding  
Rafal Rzepka, Kenji Araki
Hokkaido University, Japan

Testing for Machine Consciousness Using Insight Learning 
Catherine Marcarelli, Jeffrey L. McKinstry 
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego
What Does Consciousness Bring to CTS? 
Daniel Dubois, Pierre Poirier, Roger Nkambou 
University of Quebec at Montreal  

Replication of the Hard Problem of Consciousness in AI and Bio-AI: An Early Conceptual Framework
Nicholas Boltuc (1), Piotr Boltuc (2)  
(1) University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 
(2) University of Illinois Springfield  

Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness  
Christophe Menant
Bordeaux, France

Exploring the Complex Interplay between AI and consciousness 
Sidney K. D'Mello, Stan Franklin 
The University of Memphis

Demonstrating the Benefit of Computational Consciousness 
Lee McCauley
The University of Memphis

Machine Consciousness in CiceRobot, a Museum Guide Robot
Irene Macaluso, Antonio Chella
University of Palermo

Universal Learner As an Embryo of Computational Consciousness 
Alexei V. Samsonovich
George Mason University