Christophe Menant - Home Page -

ID:
French
Engineer
Married, three childen
Address: christophe [dot] menant [at] hotmail [dot] fr

Professionnal Activities:
* 1975 -> 1979: Thomson CSF. (Telecommunication Development).
* 1979 -> 2012: IBM France. ( Engineering, Manufacturing, Qualification, Quality Management, Program Office).

Interest with Philosophy of Mind:

(A) Evolutionary approach to consciousness

* TSC 2014 (Tucson April 2014)
"Consciousness of oneself as object and as subject. Proposal for an evolutionary approach"

- Abstract: http://crmenant.free.fr/Abstract-TSC2014-C.Menant.pdf
- Poster: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2014/C.Menant-TSC2014-Overall.poster.pdf
- Interactive poster presentation: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2014/C.Menant-TSC2014-Interactive.Diaporama.Presentation.pptm.ppsm
* 2014 Paper on the Evolution of Self-Consciousness
"Proposal for an evolutionary approach to self-consciousness"
http://crmenant.free.fr/Self-Consciousness/Feb.8.2014.pdf

* The Status of Language in Human Cognition and Communication (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia,
Saint Petersburg.
October 11-12th, 2010).

"Proposal for a shared evolutionary nature of language and consciousness"
- Abstract:
http://crmenant.free.fr/St.Petersburg-Oct.2010.Abstract/C.Menant-Abstract.pdf
- Presentation:
http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2014/C.Menant-TSC2014-Interactive.Diaporama.Presentation.pptm.ppsm
* TSC 2010 (Tucson April 2010)
"Evolutionary Advantages of Intersubjectivity and Self-Consciousness through Improvements of Action Programs"

- Abstract: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2010/AbstractTSC2010.pdf
- Poster: http://cogprints.org/6831/
* ASSC 12- 2008 (Taipei, June 2008)
" Evolution as connecting first-person and third-person perspectives of consciousness"
- Poster:
http://crmenant.free.fr/ASSC12/C.Menant-ASSC12-Poster.pdf , http://cogprints.org/6120/
* AAAI 2007 Fall Symposia (Arlington, Nov 2007)
" Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness"
- Poster: http://crmenant.free.fr/AAAI-2007/Artificial-Consciousness.Christophe-Menant.pdf
- Position paper: http://www.aaai.org/Papers/Symposia/Fall/2007/FS-07-01/FS07-01-020.pdf, http://cogprints.org/6013/
* ASSC 10 - (Oxford, June 2006):
" Evolution of Representations and Intersubjectivity as sources of the Self. An Introduction to the Nature of Self-Consciousness".
- Poster:
http://crmenant.free.fr/ASSC10/Poster.pdf, http://cogprints.org/4957/
* TSC 2006 (Tucson, April 2006):
" Evolution of Representations. From Basic Life to Self-representation and Self-consciousness".
- Poster:
http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2006/Poster.pdf , http://cogprints.org/4843/
* TSC 2005 (Copenhagen, August 2005):
" Evolution and Mirror Neurons. An Introduction to the Nature of Self-Consciousness".
- Presentation: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2005-Presentation/Charts.pdf, http://cogprints.org/4533/
* TSC 2004 (Tucson, April 2004):
" Performances of Self Awareness used to explain the Evolutionary Advantages of Consciousness".
- Poster:
http://crmenant.free.fr/Tucson.2004.Print/, http://cogprints.org/3715/

(B) Systemic approach to information and meaning

* AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012- Alan Turing 2012 (Birmingham July 2-6 2012).
"Turing Test, Chinese Room Argument, Symbol Grounding Problem. Meanings in Artificial Agents"
- Presentation:
http://crmenant.free.fr/IACAP-AISB2012-C.Menant-050712.pdf
- Symposium Proceedings: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/~gdc/work/AISB-IACAP-2012/NaturalComputingProceedings-2012-06-22.pdf
- Publication in APA Newletter fall 2013: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.apaonline.org/resource/collection/EADE8D52-8D02-4136-9A2A-729368501E43/ComputersV13n1.pdf
* CogSys 2012 (Vienna Feb 22&23 2012).

"Autonomy as Management of Meaningful Information for Constraints Satisfaction.
Proposal for an Evolutionary Approach"

- Poster:
http://crmenant.free.fr/CogSys2012/C.Menant-Poster.pdf

* Fifth EUCogII Members Conference (Groningen, 10-11.10.2011):
"Evolution of constraint satisfaction and human autonomy”
* IACAP 2011 (Aarhus University – July 4-6, 2011).
"Cognition as management of meaningful information. Proposal for an evolutionary approach "

- Presentation http://cogprints.org/7584/, http://crmenant.free.fr/IACAP2011/C.Menant-Presentation.pdf
*First European Summer School on Life & Cognition* (San Sebastian 22nd-26th June 2010)
"Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning"
http://crmenant.free.fr/San.Sebastian/C.Menant-Summer.School-June.2010.pdf

* Information and Computation. (Book chapter, in press. 2010)
"Computation on Information, Meaning and Representations. An Evolutionary Approach"
- Book chapter
:
http://crmenant.free.fr/2009BookChapter/10-Menant.pdf
- Book: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/7637
* CogSys 2010 (Zurich Jan 27&28 2010).
"Grounding of meaning in sensori-motor process "

- Poster: http://crmenant.free.fr/CogSys2010/C.Menant-CogSys.2010-Poster.pdf, http://cogprints.org/6818/
* MGS Short paper (Last update July 2014):
- "Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning": http://crmenant.free.fr/MGS/Short.paper.July.2014.pdf,
http://philpapers.org/rec/MENITA-5
* First EUCogII Members Conference (Hamburg, 10-11.10.2009):
"Sensorimotor process with constraint satisfaction. Grounding of meaning"
- Flash talk:
http://crmenant.free.fr/EUCogII/C.Menant-EUCogII-Hamburg.10-11.10.2009.pdf , http://cogprints.org/6820/
* E-CAP 08 (Montpellier, June 2008)
" From meaningful information to representations, enaction and cognition"
- Extended Abstract:
http://crmenant.free.fr/ECAP08.Abstract/index.HTM
- Presentation: http://crmenant.free.fr/ECAP08-Presentation/Charts.pdf , http://cogprints.org/6108/
* Foundations of Information Sciences (Paris, July 2005)
" Information and Meaning in Life, Humans and Robots"
- Presentation: http://crmenant.free.fr/FIS2005-ENSTA-Presentation-/Charts.pdf:
- Position paper: http://www.mdpi.org/fis2005/F.45.paper.pdf , http://cogprints.org/4531/
* Working Document (last update July 2003)
" Essay on a Systemic Theory of Meaning"
http://crmenant.free.fr/
* Biosemiotics 3 (Copenhagen, July 2003)
" Evolution of meaningful information generation through the evolution of life"
- Presentation:
http://crmenant.free.fr/Biosemiotics3/INDEX.HTM , http://cogprints.org/3714/
* Groupe de Travail AFSCET (Paris, Juin 2003)
" Introduction à une théorie systémique de la signification"
- Presentation:
http://www.afscet.asso.fr/SBSMenant.pdf
* Entropy 2003, 5, 193-204
" Information and Meaning"
http://www.mdpi.org/entropy/papers/e5020193.pdf, http://cogprints.org/3694/
* Fith European System Science Congress (Heraklion, Oct 2002)
" Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning"
- Presentation: "
http://www.afscet.asso.fr/resSystemica/Crete02/Menant.pdf
* Biosemiotics 2 (Tartu, May 2002)
" From Biosemiotics to Semiotics" http://crmenant.free.fr/Tartu/Index.htm , http://cogprints.org/5484/
* Foundations of Information Sciences (Electronic Conference April 2002)
" Information and Meaning"
http://crmenant.free.fr/FIScience/Index.htm