AOC is a special session of AMSTA 2015 held in Sorento, Italy on 17-19 June 2015. 
The proceedings will be in the KES Springer series ‘Smart Innovations, Systems and Technologies’ submitted for indexing in Scopus and CPCI, which is part of Web of Science. It aims at attracting international researchers in the interdisciplinary field of Anthropic-Oriented Computing (AOC) Computing, which lays at the intersection among sociology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology, psychology and computer science. Current systems are indeed melting pots of interacting parts mixing economical, philosophical and socio-technical issues and interests, thus calling for adequate management approaches of the ecosystem as a whole. 
Trans-/inter-disciplinary methodologies are therefore required for dealing with such issues. In this invited session we specifically focus on the anthropic aspects of this complex scenario projecting them into computer science. The main focus is on humans then, covering a broad spectrum from inward (emotions and affective computing) to outward (communities and crowds) aspects. On one hand, the focus is on AI through the neuro-physiological perspective. On the other hand, collective intelligence springing from human collaboration and interaction is at stake, taking into account the cultural divergences that flavor the bounded rational processes with local or situated cognitive perspectives.

The intent is to rise interest on cross-disciplinary research with potential practical outcomes in the following (but not restricted to) fields:

  • Affective cognitive architectures
  • Crowdcasting
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Crowdsensing
  • Emotional computer interface
  • Situated and embodied cognition
  • Swarm cognition (swarm intelligence + distributed cognition = swarm cognition)
  • Multi agent neural network
  • Spiking neural network
  • Neuro-biologically inspired systems for AI
  • Philosophical aspects of Artificial consciousness
  • Minimal cognitive models and their scalability
  • Computational Psychological aspects of Affective computation
  • Computational Neuroscientific aspects of Affective computation
  • Decision making and Artificial Consciousness
  • Volunteer computing
  • Social computing
  • Collective intelligence
  • Multi-agent system approaches to crowd modelling
  • Agent-based crowd simulation
  • Crowd agents
  • Agent crowd map


Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia –
Max Talanov, Kazan Federal University and Innopolis University, Russia –
Radhakrishnan Delhibabu, Kazan Federal University, Russia –
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy –
Jordi Vallverdú, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain –

Program committee

  • Marcello Bersani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Joanna Bryson, University of Bath, UK
  • Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dmitry Chickrin, Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Nicola Dragoni, DTU, Denmark and Örebro University, Sweden
  • Dylan Evans, University College Cork, UK
  • Luca Ferrucci, CNR Pisa, Italy
  • Massimo Ficco, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Nicola Gessa, ENEA, Italy
  • Amit Konar, Jadavpur University, India
  • Luca Longo, Dublin institute of technology, Ireland
  • Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina, Italy
  • Huma Shah, Coventry University, UK
  • Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, UK
  • Tom Ziemke, University of Skövde and Linkoping University, Sweden
  • Sergey Zykov, Higher School of Economics, Russia

Important dates

Submission of Papers: 15 February 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 25 February 2015
Upload of Final Publication Files: 2 March 2015
Conference: 17-19 June 2015

Special Issue Selection of best papers from the special session will be invited to submit an extended version for the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IF 0.923).

Some papers may also be invited to publish extended versions as book chapters of the book titled “Advanced Research on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures”.
Submission information Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions which can be found on the Springer website under “Instructions for Authors”.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format for review purposes, but authors are required to upload editable word-processor files (LaTeX or MS Word) at the end of the review process. The required paper length is 10 pages in publisher format. Papers longer than this may be subject to an additional charge. Papers much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected, at the decision of the organisers.Papers to be considered for the conference must be submitted in PDF form through the PROSE online submission and review system.

Further information on submissions can be found [here].

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