Three VANAHEIM participants as speakers in Int. Conf. on Human Ethology.
XXI Biennal International Conference on Human Ethology
http://media.anthro.univie.ac.at/ishe_conferences/index.php/international/ishe2012/

The theme of the XXI Biennal Conference on Human Ethology will be "Evolution of Embodiment, Cognition and Communication".

Over the last 10 years, embodiment has become a central topic in a large range of scientific disciplines - from robotics, cognitive sciences, psychology, and artificial intelligence to behavior research. The concept of cognition being interlaced with the physical properties of the individual has proven to be useful for achieving new insights. The concept of embodiment is inherent to evolutionary theory - as both bodies and brains are results of evolutionary processes, it is at hand that cognition, communication and behavior are embodied.

Thus it is the concept of embodiment that provides a new bridge between the behavioral sciences and other disciplines. The goal of this conference is to foster the awareness of this in the behavioral sciences to achieve a broader interdisciplinary foundation.

In this context, three VANAHEIM participants (UNIVIE, IDIAP and INRIA) submitted a Symposium on Social Computing, to be held on Thursday August 16, 2012.

Symposium on Social Computing - Program

Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Jose-Luis Patino Vilchis, Remi Emonet, Karl Grammer,
HUMAN BEHAVIOR AS THE BASIS FOR SOCIAL COMPUTING: THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
 

Anna Frohnwieser, Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Karl Grammer, Richard Hopf,
HUMAN WALKING BEHAVIOR – THE EFFECT OF DENSITY ON WALKING SPEED AND DIRECTION (SFA, LMA) 

Kaja Smole, Urska Stepanek, Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Karl Grammer,
SCANNING THE WORLD – HUMAN STRATEGIES OF SOCIAL INFORMATION GATHERING (SFA,
LMA)

Urska Stepanek, Kaja Smole, Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Karl Grammer,
MODELING THE COGNITIVE BASES FOR SOCIAL ATTENTION IN REAL LIFE SITUATIONS (SFA,
LMA)

Sofia Zaidenberg, Francois Bremond,
GROUP DETECTION

Remi Emonet, Jean-Marc Odobez, Elisabeth Oberzaucher,
AUTOMATIC DISCOVERY OF RECURRENT MOTION ACTIVITIES

Karl Grammer,
SOCIAL COMPUTING AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN REAL LIFE SITUATIONS: A NEW SYNTHESIS