important dates

Full paper submission:
July 15, 2009

Abstract submission:
July 15, 2009

Hotel discount:
September 21, 2009

October 12, 2009

KUC 2009

This workshop will focus on the characterization of machine consciousness and the analysis of theoretical and implementational methods for realizing it. The title of the workshop "Knowledge, understanding and consciousness" proposes a particular perspective to approach the problem: consciousness as continuous understanding of information flows in a knowledge-based agent.

Workshop format

The workshop will be a full day event gathering researchers from machine consciousness and knowledge-based systems. The workshop format includes a plenary talk, a number of Invited Speakers, a public call for papers and a final panel discussion. Invited speakers and authors responding to the public call are invited to submit a two page abstract for presentation at the workshop. Alternatively, they may submit a full-length paper. Submitted abstracts and papers will be refereed and selected for half-hour oral presentations on the basis of quality and relevance to the issues the workshop is addressing.

Accepted full-length papers will be included in the KIMAS Conference proceedings.

Plenary talk

Professor James Albus, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies

Invited speakers

We are inviting a range of speakers who will bring their specialized expertise to bear on the issues around machine consciousness.


Authors can submit either an abstract or a full paper, both will be considered for full length oral presentation. Full papers can have a maximum length of 6 pages and abstracts of 2.

Submissions should be emailed to: or using the IEEE proceedings template (both latex sources and PDF files must be included) Accepted full papers will be included in the KIMAS Conference Proceedings published by IEEE.