School of Computer Science

Compiled by Aaron Sloman (With no claim to completeness -- And the order is of no real significance.)

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I don't check this file regularly. Apologies if some of the links no longer work.

Note added: 19 Mar 2009: This is badly out of date.
See whatsai.html

The AI Topics web site

Funded by the American Association for AI.

The AISB web site

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB) is the largest Artificial Intelligence Society in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1964, the society has an international membership drawn from both academia and industry.


ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, was established in July 1982 as a representative body for the European Artificial Intelligence community. Its aim is to promote the study, research and application of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.

The Cognition and Affect Project at Birmingham:

The Cognition and Affect Project WEB directory, includes a large collection of papers, publications, and seminar slides produced by members of this project.
See also the Project Overview.

The SIM_AGENT toolkit developed here in Birmingham now has its own Web page:

Anyone wishing to store a pointer to our work could use this:

The cognition_affect email list:

There is an email list maintained at Birmingham for discussions of cognition and affect (e.g. architectures of autonomous agents, and processes involving motivation and emotions). If you wish to join, you can do so here:

After joining send an introductory message about yourself, where you are, what you do, etc. This is a very low traffic list.
To send messages to people on the list, post to

Please do not send general advertisements, etc. This list is for discussion and announcements relevant to the study of cognition and affect (including motivation, moods, attitudes, emotions, etc.)


The OZ project at Carnegie Mellon University

For information about work at CMU on "Broad Agent" architectures see
The OZ project at CMU.

See also Scott Reilly's home page.

Emotion Page by Jean-Marc Fellous and Eva Hudlicka
A "Theme-page" intended as a repository of information about emotion research, including experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience and computational perspectives.

North Eastern University resources list

Resources list for Psychology, A.I., and Cognitive Science.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library

Web pages at uiuc

Cognitive Science Resources on the Internet
Cognitive Science: Artificial Intelligence

Tim Finin's lists

academic agent related groups.
Other agent related web resources

Sverker Janson's list

on Intelligent Software Agents

Marvin Minsky's Web page

The "Affective Computing" project at MIT Media Lab

Affective Computing Web Page
Research in Affective Computing by Rosalind Picard

Research on Agents etc at Stanford

Nils Nilsson
The N O B O T S group
Adaptive Intelligent Systems. (Project Leader: Barbara Hayes-Roth)
The Virtual Theater Project

Stanford Robotics Laboratory

John McCarthy's Web page (Also Stanford)

Includes his papers on consciousness.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

An important paper from about 1979 is Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines

Soar Links

Soar Home page at ISI
Soar IFOR Project at ISI
The Soar project at Carnegie Mellon University

AILab, University of Zurich

The Reasoning About Action list at Imperial College

Reasoning About Action - Groups and People

Ontology Pointers

Enrico Franconi's Ontology list at IRST
The Ontology Page (TOP)

Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University
Integrating the Study of Mind, Brain, Behavior and Language

IBM Intelligent Agent Home Page

CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository

Comments on: Annette Karmiloff-Smith's book:
Beyond Modularity: A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Science (1992)

Jorn Barger on AI
This includes his personal views on AI and a number of useful pointers.

Charlene Elizabeth Fairchild's Grief and loss resource centre

Pointers to articles, poems, help groups and other things.

Peter King's pointers

to philosophers and philosophy

Clark Elliott at DePaul University

The Affective Reasoning Group

Adrian Howard's Poplog and Pop-11 pages

managed by Adrian John Howard
Now defunct alas.

The Free, Open Source, Poplog and Pop-11 repository at Birmingham

This includes information about our SIM_AGENT toolkit and Pop-11 based teaching materials for AI and cognitive science.

More general stuff

The New Scientist Online

To access this you have to register at (it's free: choose a user name and a password that you can remember).

In April 1996 the New Scientist had a supplement on emotions, including a brief report on our work, along with work at MIT, CMU and elsewhere. After registering, if you have not done so previously, log in to the above address then look in the "No Limits" section under "Emotions". That takes you to a list of the articles. The second artcle is "You're wrong, Mr. Spock". The URL is: but you will not be able to access it directly without registering first.

Times Higher Educational Supplement(THES)

The THES site is

Visit the site for audio records and printed reports of TUCSON-2 the second international conference on consciousness.

There's a wonderful overview of the factions on consciousness: THESIS's instant guide to the plenary speakers at Tucson II and the intellectual factions they represent.
The abstracts can be found at

(Warning, posters were accepted without any refereeing process and so a lot of junk got into the conference. I guess that's to be expected at any conference on consciousness!)

Free online dictionary of computing FOLDOC
The dictionary's contents List.

The dictionary is developed and maintained by Denis Howe

Information about The School of Computer Science at Birmingham

The school provides teaching and research in theoretical and applied computer science and AI and Cognitive Science, including
o Undergraduate degree courses in AI, taken in combination with one of Computer Science, Mathematics, or an Arts subject;
o A one year Computer Science Conversion MSc,
o A one year MSc degree in Advanced Computer Science which can include AI,
o Two year or three year research degrees leading to MPhil or PhD, which can be on AI or Cognitive Science topics as well as computer science.

The School's web page gives contact address and information on how to apply.

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Aaron Sloman

First created: before 17 Jan 2003 Last updated: 19 Mar 2009; 4 Aug 2010; 15 Jul 2011; 25 Aug 2011