EuroCogSci2019

EuroCogSci 2019

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: SAFE THE DATE 2-4. SEPTEMBER 2019

The European Conference for Cognitive Science 2019 will feature contributed
papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of cognitive science,
and will bring together a large number of experts from Europe and overseas.

Venue: Veranstaltungszentrum Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Start: Monday, September 2nd, 2019 at 9 am
End: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 7pm

Keynote Speaker:
Lawrence Barsalou (University of Glasgow)
Julia Fischer (Universität Göttingen)
Patrick Haggard (UCL, London)
Asifa Majid (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University)
Natalie Sebanz (CEU, Hungary)
John Spencer (University of East Anglia)

Call for Contributed Symposia, Papers and Posters: a detailed call to be sent out in October 2018

Local organizing team:
Albert Newen (main organizer), Sabrina Coninx, Onur Güntürkün, Dorothea
Kolossa, Jonas Rose, Tobias Schlicht, Gregor Schöner, Markus Werning

The program committee will strive or high quality contributions as well as
variety and diversity of the program.

Info at: EuroCogSci2019@rub.de <mailto:EuroCogSci2019@rub.de>


Investigating the Mind: Pain, Emotion & Affective Disorders

Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

Investigating the Mind: Pain, Emotion & Affective Disorders

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 30TH

November 8-10th 2018

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

The workshop “Investigating the Mind: Pain, Emotion & Affective Disorders” focuses on how we can and should investigate the mind in an interdisciplinary approach. More specifically, we will be looking into the study of pain, emotion, and affective disorders from both empirical and philosophical perspectives. Our main objectives are to discuss (1) what kinds of strategies can be employed to investigate pain, emotion, and affective disorders and (2) what our best currently available accounts of these paradigmatic mental phenomena are. To achieve this, we bring together international experts studying the mind trained in different disciplines (neuroscience, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology).

Call for Papers

We invite original contributions on any aspect of investigating the mind concerning the mental phenomena of pain, emotion and affective disorders. We welcome submission of abstracts in the areas of philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and cognitive science as well as related empirical disciplines.

The workshop program will consist in a mix of lectures and interactive discussion slots. Contributed papers will be discussed during various group discussion sessions based on handouts rather than presented to the plenum. This innovative workshop format facilitates the direct exchange among speakers and participants in a collegial and constructive atmosphere. It gives early career as well as senior researchers an opportunity to collect extensive feedback from a group of people working on similar questions in the same as well as different fields, including the invited speakers and conference organizers, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

To apply for contributing a paper, submit an abstract (not exceeding 500 words) of your paper by July 30, 2018 via esaychair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=investmind18

Abstracts should be prepared suitably for anonymous peer review.

Invited Speakers

Sanneke De Haan (Tilburg University)

Valerie Hardcastle (University of Cincinnati)

Colin Klein (ANU Canberra)

Kevin Reuter (University of Bern)

Achim Stephan (University of Osnabrück)

Henrik Walter (Charité Berlin)

Scientific Organization

Sabrina Coninx, Lena Kästner, Albert Newen

Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum

Venue

The conference will be held at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.

More Information

https://www.rub.de/philosophy/investigating-the-mind/


Cognitive Computing – Merging Concepts with Hardware

COGNITIVE COMPUTING: MERGING CONCEPTS WITH HARDWARE

December 18-20, 2018, Hannover, Germany

http://www.cognitive-comp.org/

** An interdisciplinary networking event / scientific conference **

We would like to draw your attention to a slightly unorthodox scientific
community event that could be realized with the generous support from
the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany’s largest private organization for
the advancement of scientific research.

The aim of this event is to work towards a general, productive, and
rigorous theory of “computing” in non-digital, nonlinear physical
substrates. Biological brains and unconventional computing machines
would become understandable as different instantiations of the same
underlying principles.

Three scientific communities, namely

• cognitive and computational neurosciences,
• theory of computation, and
• nonlinear materials, devices and systems

have since long been exploring diverse facets of such principles of
non-digital computing. But differences in terminology,
discipline-specific objectives and a scattered spectrum of formal
methods have handicapped cross-fertilization. Everything in this
conference is geared toward stimulating linkages between these fields:

• single-track with rather few, rather long oral presentations,
• long break and poster session times for person-to-person
talking,
• keynote and plenary speakers of interdisciplinary renown,
• a limited (200) number of participants,
• a splendid setting in the Castle of Herrenhausen, a heritage
of the Kings of Hannover, with adjoining hectares of
classical French gardening.

Invited speakers:

• Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
• Joanna J. Bryson, Univ. of Bath and Princeton University
• Chris Eliasmith, University of Waterloo
• Edward A. Lee, UC Berkeley
• Demetri Psaltis, EPFL Lausanne
• Pieter Roelfsema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam &
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
• Susan Stepney, University of York
• Ipke Wachsmuth, University of Bielefeld
• David Wolpert, Santa Fe Institute

We solicit the submission of 2-page abstracts, with themes oriented
toward our five topical sessions:

• applications of unconventional computing systems,
• theoretical concepts and mathematical foundations,
• neuromorphic hardware,
• novel physical substrates,
• guides from neuroscience for computing technologies,

encouraging survey / introductory / didactic contributions (besides the
standard discipline-specific result reports which are also possible).
Detailed information can be found on http://www.cognitive-comp.org/ and
in the Call for Abstracts that is posted there. Timelines:

• Abstract submission: July 31
• Notification of acceptance: September 30
• Final abstract for online publication: October 31

Registration fees:

• Students (incl. PhD students): 150 Euro
• Others (academic): 300 Euro
• Industry: 900 Euro

Contributors of accepted oral presentations will be exempted from fees
and will receive travel refunding.

The organizers:

• Daniel Brunner (photonics, neuromorphic architectures;
University of Besançon)
• Herbert Jaeger (machine learning, nonlinear dynamics;
Jacobs University Bremen)
• Stuart Parkin (nano systems, quantum electronic materials;
Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle)
• Gordon Pipa (neuroinformatics and cognitive computing;
University of Osnabrück)


Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) 2018

== Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) 2018 @ HLAI 2018 ==

Executive Summary:

– What: 13th Intl. Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning
– When: August 23/24, 2018
– Where: Prague, CZ
– Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy18/
– Collocated with: Human-Level AI 2018 (https://www.hlai-conf.org/)

== LATE BREAKING PAPER SUBMISSION ==

The submission system for late breaking papers has come online at
EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nesy18. Submissions are
reviewed on a rolling basis until the final submission deadline.

== Keynote Speakers ==

– Hava Siegelmann, DARPA & University of Massachusetts Amherst.
– Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University & Microsoft Research
– Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
– Thomas Lukasiewicz, University of Oxford
– Simo Dragicevic, CEO, BetBuddy Ltd.

== The Event ==

Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in
their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent developments
in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to
integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural
computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges.

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to
create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the
presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic
integration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

– The representation of symbolic knowledge by connectionist systems;
– Neural Learning theory;
– Integration of logic and probabilities, e.g., in neural networks, but
also more generally;
– Structured learning and relational learning in neural networks;
– Logical reasoning carried out by neural networks;
– Integrated neural-symbolic approaches;
– Extraction of symbolic knowledge from trained neural networks;
– Integrated neural-symbolic reasoning;
– Neural-symbolic cognitive models;
– Biologically-inspired neural-symbolic integration;
– Applications in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, natural language
processing, semantic web, software engineering, fault diagnosis,
bioinformatics, visual intelligence, etc.

== Presentation ==

Accepted full and late breaking papers will be presented during the
workshop. The workshop will include extra time for discussion of the
presentations allowing the group to have a better understanding of the
issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.

== Publication ==

Accepted full papers will be published in a post-workshop volume of the
IfCoLog Journal of Applied Logic (JAL). For the inclusion of accepted late
breaking papers, a second in-depth review will be required following the
workshop.

== Submission Format ==

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that
have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere:

Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to use the LaTex article
style, a 12pt font, and to submit a paper with no more than 12 pages plus
references.
Please submit your article on EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nesy18.

== Important Dates ==

Deadline for full paper submission (CLOSED): June 18, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (full papers): July 5, 2018
Deadline for late breaking paper submission (OPEN): August 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (late breaking papers): on continuous
basis, latest by August 8, 2018
Workshop dates: August 23-24, 2018

== Additional Information ==

General questions concerning NeSy’19 should be addressed to Tarek R. Besold
at Tarek-R.Besold@city.ac.uk.


GAP Satellite Workshop – Mental Representation, Mechanistic Explanation…

/*GAP Satellite Workshop*/

*Mental **Representation**, Mechanistic Explanation **& Situated
Cognition*

Friday, 21st September 2018

(subsequent to the main GAP10 program from 17. – 20.09.2018)

University of Cologne, Seminargebäude

The single-day workshop brings together young researchers from the
DFG-funded Graduiertenkolleg on “Situated Cognition” and experts working
on issues concerning 4-E cognition. We will tackle central
meta-questions as well as discuss core applications of 4E-approaches.
Meta-questions that will be addressed in the workshop concern the nature
and role of mental representations in cognitive processing, the
causation/constitution distinction in accounts of extended cognition,
and the compatibility of extended cognition and mechanistic explanation.
As application cases, we will focus on the relevance of situatedness for
social and moral cognition.

*Keynote speakers:*

Louise Antony (Amherst)
Leon de Bruin (Nijmegen, Amsterdam)
Beate Krickel (Bochum)
Richard Menary (Macquarie)

*Further speakers: *

Lasse T. Bergmann (Osnabrück)
Matej Kohár (Bochum)
Jumana Morciglio (Osnabrück)

Participation is free but space is limited. Therefore, please send us an
email to register: *rtg-situatedcognition@rub.de**
*
For more information visit:
http://situated-cognition.com/conferences (see “GAP Satellite Workshop”)
or
https://gap10.de/en

*Scientific organizationin the context of DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Situated
Cognition:*
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Bochum), Prof. Dr. Achim Stephan (Osnabrück),
Dr. Beate Krickel (Bochum)


2nd Conference of DFG-Research Training Group “Situated Cognition”

2nd Conference of the DFG-Research Training Group “Situated Cognition”

22-23 June 2018, Ruhr-University Bochum (DE)

Situated Approaches to Social Understanding, Emotion, and Meaning

CALL for registration

A collaboration between Ruhr-University Bochum and University of Osnabrück

Keynote speakers:

Elizabeth S. Spelke*(Psychology, Harvard)

Giovanna Colombetti (Philosophy, Exeter)

Barbara Kaup (Linguistics, Tübingen)

Further speakers:

*Alexander Bergs*(Osnabrück)

*Judith Martens*(Bochum)

*Albert Newen*(Bochum)

*Achim Stephan*(Osnabrück)

*Markus Werning*(Bochum)

For more information go to

http://situated-cognition.com/conferences

*
*

*Call for registration: *

If you would like to attend, please send an email to:
rtg-situatedcognition@rub.de <mailto:rtg-situatedcognition@rub.de>

*Scientific organization: *

Albert Newen, Julia Wolf, Samantha Ehli and Beate Krickel
(Ruhr-University Bochum)

Achim Stephan (University of Osnabrück)


CreaCogMod 2018 – Computational Methods and Systems…

CreaCogMod 2018 – Computational Methods and Systems for the Cognitive Modelling and Support of Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

The workshop “Computational Methods and Systems for the Cognitive Modelling and Support of Creativity and Creative Problem Solving” is part of the CogSci 2018 – the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in Madison, WI on Wednesday, July 25th – Saturday, July 28th, 2018 (Wednesday, July 25th is the Tutorials and Workshops day).
Link to the CreaCogMod 2018 workshop: http://creacogcomp.com/CreaCogMod2018/creacogmod2018.html <http://creacogcomp.com/CreaCogMod2018/creacogmod2018.html>

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Introduction

Computational creativity and human creativity are fields modelled with different processes, and evaluated with different methods. To bridge this interdisciplinary divide, we need to: disseminate and refine existing computational methods for modelling cognitive processes, aim to implement more cognitive processes in computational creativity systems, and set benchmarks of comparative evaluation between cognitive human and computational systems.
Various computational methods might lend themselves better to modelling cognitive processes – for example semantic networks might help model associativity processes, case base reasoning might help model cognitive structured representations which admit variations, etc.
Furthermore, various (a) computational models of cognitive process or (b) systems aiming at replicating cognitive process results do exist: e.g. for analogy, metaphor, concept blending and concept invention, insight etc. Also, various systems exist that can perform well in human creativity tests, like the Remote Associates Test and the Alternative Uses Test. Other such computational cognitive systems show new possibilities in the improving control over current experimental design.

In this workshop we will discuss existing computational methods, systems and models, focusing on questions like the following:

what computational methods are more suitable for implementing computational models of creativity and problem solving, and computational systems supporting creativity and problem solving
what types of support can natural cognitive systems benefit from when performing creative problem solving and other creative acts
what kind of computational support has been offered so far, what kind of computational support can be offered with the existing techniques and approaches
to what extent computational methods must get closer to simulating or modeling cognitive process to make cognitive support possible
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Topics

CreaCogMod welcomes papers on one or more of the general topics of Cognitive and Computational methods, creative problem solving and computational creativity. Both theoretical, computationally applied and empirical papers will be accepted. We especially welcome papers which aim to bring together some of these topics.

Topics are centered around but not limited to:

Cognitive methods and Computational methods
Creative problem solving
Computational Creativity
Associativity and Conceptual Spaces
Semantic networks and semantic graphs
Case based reasoning
Ill structured problem solving
Structured representations
Knowledge discovery
Creative cognition
Creativity tests
Evaluation of natural and computational cognitive systems
Neural networks
Evolutionary algorithms
Analogy
Metaphor
Creative assistive systems
Modelling of creativity and problem solving
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Submission

Two types of papers are welcome:
Full research papers up to 10 pages in LNCS format + references.
Poster abstract submissions – up to 5 pages in LNCS format (including references).
For formats, please visit our CFP webpage on our website.

Submission is open now via EasyChair <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=creacogmod2018> (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=creacogmod2018<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=creacogmod2018>).

For any problems related to submission please contact Ana-Maria Olteteanu (email: ana-maria dot olteteanu at fu-berlin dot de).

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Publication

The papers submitted for this workshop will be published as a CEUR-WS volume. If enough high quality papers are received, a Special Issue will be proposed by the organizer to the Cognitive Systems Research journal, or a topic proposal will be made to TopiCS in Cognitive Science.

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Important Dates

Submission of abstracts for full research papers – 1st June, 2018.
Submission of full papers and poster abstracts – 15th June, 2018.
Notification of acceptance – 25th June, 2018.
Camera ready version – 1st July, 2018
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Speakers

Prof. Ashok K. Goel – Professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology

Prof. Sebastien Hélie – Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Dr. Yoed Kenett – Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Kai Wang – Assistant Professor of Management at the Kean University

To read more about their talks: http://creacogcomp.com/CreaCogMod2018/speakers_CreaCogMod2018.html<http://creacogcomp.com/CreaCogMod2018/speakers_CreaCogMod2018.html>

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Program Committee – More to be added soon!

Agnese Augello, Istitito di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni
Anna Jordanous, University of Kent
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin
Ashok K. Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing
Boris Forthmann, University of Münster
Carlos Leon, Complutense University of Madrid
Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona
Geraint Wiggins, Queen Mary University of London
Jim Davies, Carleton University
John Gero, George Mason University
Kai Wang, Kean University
Liane Gabora, University of British Columbia
Maria M. Hedblom, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Mark Runco, University of Georgia
Richard Hass, Philadelphia University
Sebastien Helie, Purdue University
Yoed Kenett, University of Pennsylvania


Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) 2018

== Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) 2018 @ HLAI 2018 ==

Executive Summary:

– What: 13th Intl. Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning
– When: August 23/24, 2018
– Where: Prague, CZ
– Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy18/
– Collocated with: Human-Level AI 2018 (https://www.hlai-conf.org/)

== Keynote Speakers ==

– Hava Siegelmann, DARPA & University of Massachusetts Amherst.
– Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University & Microsoft Research
– Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
– Thomas Lukasiewicz, University of Oxford
– Simo Dragicevic, CEO, BetBuddy Ltd.

== The Workshop ==

Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in
their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent developments
in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to
integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural
computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges.

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to
create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the
presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic
integration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

– The representation of symbolic knowledge by connectionist systems;
– Neural Learning theory;
– Integration of logic and probabilities, e.g., in neural networks, but
also more generally;
– Structured learning and relational learning in neural networks;
– Logical reasoning carried out by neural networks;
– Integrated neural-symbolic approaches;
– Extraction of symbolic knowledge from trained neural networks;
– Integrated neural-symbolic reasoning;
– Neural-symbolic cognitive models;
– Biologically-inspired neural-symbolic integration;
– Applications in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, natural language
processing, semantic web, software engineering, fault diagnosis,
bioinformatics, visual intelligence, etc.

== Presentation ==

Accepted full and late breaking papers will be presented during the
workshop. The workshop will include extra time for discussion of the
presentations allowing the group to have a better understanding of the
issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.

== Publication ==

Accepted full papers will be published in a post-workshop volume of the
IfCoLog Journal of Applied Logic (JAL). For the inclusion of accepted late
breaking papers, a second in-depth review will be required following the
workshop.

== Submission Format ==

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that
have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere:

Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to use the LaTex article
style, a 12pt font, and to submit a paper with no more than 12 pages plus
references.
Papers should be submitted as electronic attachments in pdf format by email
to the College Publications managing director, Ms Jane Spurr (jal@kcl.ac.uk).
The email message should include the author(s) names and affiliations, the
title of the paper and the name of the NeSy’18 co-chair best suited to
handle the submission. Please use the phrase “NeSy18 JAL submission” in the
subject line.

== Important Dates ==

Deadline for full paper submission: June 11, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (full papers): July 5, 2018
Deadline for late breaking paper submission: August 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (late breaking papers): on continuous
basis, latest by August 8, 2018
Workshop dates: August 23-24, 2018

== Additional Information ==

General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to Tarek R.
Besold at Tarek-R.Besold@city.ac.uk.


Spatial Cognition 2018: Doctoral Colloquium

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Call for Submissions: Doctoral Colloquium
Spatial Cognition 2018
http://sites.psu.edu/sc2018/ <http://sites.psu.edu/sc2018/>
Conference dates: 5-8 September 2018
Location: Tübingen, Germany

Submission deadline: 25 May 2018

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Spatial Cognition is a biennial conference concerned with the acquisition, organization, and utilization of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be it real, virtual, or abstract, human or machine. Spatial Cognition comprises research in different scientific fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, geography, philosophy, or education. Research issues in the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation, including aspects such as wayfinding, spatial planning, spatial learning, internal and external representations of space, and communication of spatial information. SC 2018 will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives.

The goal of the Spatial Cognition 2018 Doctoral Colloquium is twofold. Firstly, the colloquium will provide senior graduate students and recent Masters and Doctoral graduates with the opportunity to present their research in a short (20 minute) talk format. Established researchers will provide feedback and comments on each of the presentations. Secondly, the colloquium will provide students with an opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues.

In previous Spatial Cognition Doctoral Colloquia, lively and useful discussions have  enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and allowed more experienced participants to hear some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

Participants will be selected for the Graduate Symposium based on the submission of an abstract describing their research (see the Submission section). Submissions will be peer reviewed. Participants may submit for both a poster during the regular conference and for a talk at the Doctoral Colloquium. Doctoral colloquium presentations will be listed in the conference program but will not be published in the proceedings (and hence may be published elsewhere).

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Submission

Submissions should be brief abstracts of the work, describing the theoretical motivation for the work, the primary methods, and a short summary of the results. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Submissions that focus on any aspect of spatial cognition research are welcome. Each student may only submit one abstract.

The abstract must be submitted by emailing them to the Chair of the Doctoral Colloquium, Liz Chrastil by

25th May 2018

Send abstracts to: chrastil     {[AT]}    ucsb.edu

Please include “Doctoral Colloquium Submission” in the subject line

Questions may be directed to the same email


1st Interdisciplinary Conference on “The Open Self – Investigating…“

Call for Papers and Posters: 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on “The Open Self – Investigating the Boundaries of the Self: Bodily, Social and Technological“, Technical University of Berlin, 5-7th September 2018

Theme: Where do I end, where do you begin? Understanding the human self remains one of the greatest research challenges of our time. One of the most vexing issues in this respect has to do with the boundaries of the self. This interdisciplinary conference investigates the challenges and opportunities of an open and distributed perspective on the human self, thereby exploring how neural, bodily as well as environmental (intersubjective, cultural and technological) components contribute to the generation and maintenance of the self’s boundaries.

Our speakers to date include:
Anthony Chemero, Giovanna Colombetti, Karl Friston, Shaun Gallagher, Verena Hafner, Sara Heinämaa, Hazel Rose Markus , Alva Noë, Wolfgang Tschacher

Conference Topics:
– philosophical, phenomenological and other theoretical or formal perspectives emphasizing an open and distributed outlook on the self
– the development of the self and the dynamics of stability and change
– synthetic approaches to the bodily and relational self
– neuroscientific accounts of the self in social and technological interaction
– experimental research on the relation between agency and intersubjective processes as well as technology (e.g. wearable or VR).

Please see the conference website for more details: www.openself2018.com <http://www.openself2018.com/>

More information on the conference program and how to register will be published soon on the website.

Call for Papers and Posters
We are accepting submissions of abstracts for papers (20min oral presentations) or posters. The submission of abstracts should include:
1.         The title of the proposed contribution
2.         Indicate whether the proposal is for a poster or an oral presentation (please indicate if you would be willing to present a poster if your oral presentation is not accepted)
3.         The name(s) of the authors, together with affiliation(s) and phone number(s)
4.         The abstract should not exceed 300 words and must highlight how your research relates to the conference theme.

Please submit your proposals to openselfberlin@gmail.com <mailto:openselfberlin@gmail.com> (subject: abstract OpenSelf)

Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2018

Scientific Organisation
Dr. Miriam Kyselo (TU Berlin)
Dr. Laura Galbusera (TU Berlin)