Human and Machine Perception 2

Emergence, Attention, and Creativity

  • Virginio Cantoni
  • Vito Di Gesù
  • Alessandra Setti
  • Domenico Tegolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Evolution

    1. Luciano da Fontoura Costa, Luís Augusto Consularo
      Pages 1-14
    2. Piero Mussio, Paolo Bottoni
      Pages 15-30
    3. Roberto Bordogna, Richard Walker
      Pages 37-49
  3. Emergence

  4. Attention

    1. Giovanni Garibotto
      Pages 99-105
    2. Salvatore Gaglio, Maurizio Cardaci, Ingrid Isenhardt, Dietrich Brandt, Giuseppe Strina
      Pages 125-135
  5. Creativity

  6. Knowledge Management and Representation

    1. Ornella Andreani-Dentici
      Pages 175-184
    2. Lorenzo Magnani, Antonio Chella, Luciano da Fontoura Costa
      Pages 185-194
    3. Stefano Levialdi
      Pages 195-204
    4. Roberto D’Autilia
      Pages 205-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-222

About this book


The following are the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Human and Machine Perception held in Pavia, Italy, on September 14 -17, 1998. This edition has been under the auspices of two Institutions: the Cybernetic and Biophysics Group (GNCB) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Centro Interdipartimentale di Scienze Cognitive, of Pavia University and the Centro Interdipartimentale Tecnologie della Conoscenza, of Palermo University. A wide spectrum of topics is covered in this series, ranging from computer perception to psychology and physiology of perception, for analysing and comparing biological and artificial approaches. The theme of this workshop was focused on "Emergence, Attention and Creativity". The workshop structure consisted of five modules each one composed of two invited lectures (dealing with solutions in nature and machines respectively) and a panel discussion. The lectures focused on presenting the state-of-the-art and outlining open questions. In particular, they sought to stress links, suggesting possible synergies between different cultural areas. The panel discussion was conceived as a forum for an open debate, briefly introduced by each panellist, and mainly aimed at deeper investigation for the different approaches and strictly related topics. The panellists were asked to prepare a few statements on hot-points, which were delivered in advance to the participants as a guide for a qualified discussion.


Connectionism Creativity Perception Sensor Usability evolution knowledge management management organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginio Cantoni
    • 1
  • Vito Di Gesù
    • 2
  • Alessandra Setti
    • 1
  • Domenico Tegolo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7179-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4809-6
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