CSH Workshop: “Machine Behavior”

Sep 06, 2018Sep 07, 2018

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This workshop, organized by David Garcia together with Iyad Rahwan and Manuel Cebrian, will take place at the CSH Vienna in room 255.


Check out David’s cool page for the event: https://machinebehavior.org/





This workshop seeks to contribute to the foundation of the new discipline of Machine Behavior: the scientific study of behavior exhibited by intelligent machines. This discipline will study intelligent software and hardware agents not as products of engineering, but as actors that should be empirically analyzed to reveal their behavioral patterns.


The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary set of pioneers in the study of the behavior of intelligent agents to set the research agenda to follow in the next years. They will add an extra focus on how to tackle the inherent complexity of expert systems, intractable software, and multi-agent systems in which software bots coexist and interact with humans.



Program (tentative)


Sept 6th

9:00 – Welcome with coffee and bakery at the Hub

9:30 – Introduction

9:45 – Part 1: Human-Machine Interaction


  • Introduction to Human-machine collaboration (Manuel Cebrian)
  • Smart factories discussion (Olga Saukh)


12:00 – Lunch


13:00 Part 2: Collective Machine Behavior


  • Introduction (Iain Couzin)
  • The effect of bots in human collective behavior (David Garcia)


15:00 Break


15:30 – 18:00 Public CSH Colloquium


19:30 – Dinner for workshop speakers


Sept 7th

9:30 – Coffee and bakery at the CSH

10:00 Part 3: Ethical issues in Machine Behavior


  • Short introduction (Chris Bail)
  • Ethics and discrimination in digital economies (Ancsa Hannak)


12:00 – Lunch


13:30 Part 4: Machine Behavior as a discipline


  • Output 1: Joint article
  • Output 2: Special issue in EPJ Data Science


15:00 Closing



Further discussion hanging out at the CSH and at the coffee break


Sep 06, 2018
Sep 07, 2018


CSH Vienna
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