KogWis 2018, Darmstadt

KogWis 2018: 14th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science
Centre for Cognitive Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
S1|05: Hörsaal 122, Maschinenhaus, Magdalenenstraße 12
Darmstadt, Germany, September 3-6, 2018

KogWis 2018 will be held in Darmstadt, Germany, and invites submissions
of extended abstracts on current work in cognitive science. Generally
all topics related to cognitive science are welcome. Contributions that
address the focus of this meeting, that is, computational cognitive
science are particularly encouraged. Computational approaches to
cognitive science emphasize formalizing adaptive and intelligent
behavior and have strong ties to machine learning and artificial

Call for Presentations and Posters

We call for extended abstracts for oral presentations and for posters.
Submissions should be written in English, and be formatted according to
the formatting guidelines below. Contributions must be submitted by 20
April 2018 via the EasyChair submission webpage:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the review
committee. Acceptance will be based on novelty of research, significance
of results, and quality of presentation. Accepted abstracts will be
published in the online conference proceedings. All accepted
contributions must be presented at the conference. So at least one
author must register by the early registration deadline or the
contribution will not be included in the program.

The best submissions to KogWis 2018 will be selected for oral
presentation at the conference.

Important Dates
Main conference: 03 – 06 September 2018
Submission deadline for extended abstracts: Friday, 20 April 2018
Notification of acceptance (presentations or posters): Monday, 28 May 2018
Early registration deadline: Monday, 02 July 2018
PhD Student Workshop Deadline: Monday, 23 July 2018

Submission Guidelines

Before you log onto the submission website, you should have the
following items ready:
1) title,
2) author list (including email addresses and affiliations of all authors),
3) abstract (400 words), and
4) two-page PDF submission.

Submissions that do not meet the following guidelines may be rejected.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of the two page (A4 or US
Letter) submission in PDF format. This two-page PDF should contain:
4.1) title – 100 characters or fewer (including spaces), capitalized in
4.2) author list (including email addresses and affiliations of all authors)
4.3) 400-word abstract – brief description of the study’s primary
findings, emphasizing their significance, generality, novelty and
relevance. This abstract will be included in the conference program if
your submission is accepted.

Additional Detail – use the remaining space to expand upon the central
question(s), approach, results, and/or conclusions of the study. You may
include equations as appropriate. Figures are optional. You need not
touch upon all the major points of the abstract, but should aim to
include whatever detail will best help reviewers to evaluate the
significance of your study.

Font size (including any figure legends) must be at least 11 point.
Margins should be at least 0.5″. This two-page PDF will be the only
document seen by reviewers. (Files exceeding two pages will have
additional pages removed). Submissions that do not meet these guidelines
may be rejected.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Darmstadt,
Constantin Rothkopf, Dirk Balfanz, Ralf Galuske, Frank Jäkel, Kristian
Kersting, Jakob Macke, Betty Mohler

Workshop “Kognitive Systeme”, Braunschweig

Call for Papers / Beitragsaufruf

7. interdisziplinärer Workshop

Kognitive Systeme: Mensch, Teams, Systeme und Automaten
Verstehen, Beschreiben und Gestalten Kognitiver (Technischer) Systeme

Braunschweig (DLR), 21. – 22. Juni 2018

Als Keynote-Sprecher/innen tragen erneut zwei namhafte Wissenschaftler/innen vor:
Frau Prof. Dr. Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab, Universität Bremen, http://csl.uni-bremen.de:
Biosignal-based Cognitive Systems and Applications
Herr Dr. Paul Leiber, Konzernforschung Volkswagen, Unterabteilung Fahrermodell:
‘Umfahren!”: Praktische Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung von nutzeradaptiven Systemen

Das DLR bietet außerdem in einer Führung „Forschung zum Anfassen“ einen seltenen Einblick in seine Forschungsarbeiten und Großforschungsanlagen in den Bereichen Luftfahrt und Verkehr.

Beitragsaufruf für Papers / Vorträge aus den Bereichen
• Kognitive Prozesse und Funktionen von Menschen: Beschreibung und Beschreibungsmittel
• Interaktion von Mensch und Maschine/Automation: Beschreibung und Beschreibungsmittel
• Teams: Beschreibung und Beschreibungsmittel
• Berichte aus den Anwendungsfeldern: Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, Human Factors, Automaten, Humanoide Robotik, Kognitive Technische Systeme, Assistenz- und Überwachungssysteme.

Wichtige Termine:
Abstract und/oder Teilnahmebekundung: 09. April 2018
Information zur Vortragsannahme: 14. Mai 2018
Einreichung des vollständigen Papiers: 04. Juni 2018

Nähere Informationen zum Workshop und zum Einreichungsprozess finden Sie auf der Webseite unter

AGI’18, BICA’18, and NeSy’18 (HLAI 2018)

Following the success of the first HLAI multi-conference in New York in 2016 (http://www.hlai2016.org/), the second edition will be held in Prague (Czech Republic), from August 22-25, 2018: https://www.hlai-conf.org/

HLAI 2018 will (again) combine…

…AGI’18, the Eleventh Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence.

…NeSy’18, the Thirteenth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning.

…BICA’18, the Ninth Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures.

Please find the corresponding Calls for Papers below:


AGI’18: Eleventh Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence


When: August 22-24, 2018

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Event URL: http://agi-conference.org/2018/

The Eleventh Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI−18) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 22-24, 2018. The AGI conference series is the premier international event aimed at advancing the state of knowledge regarding the original goal of the AI field — the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and possibly beyond. Information on the previous AGI conferences may be found at http://agi-conf.org.

As in prior AGI conferences, we welcome contributed papers on all aspects of AGI R&D, with the key proviso that each paper should somehow contribute specifically to the development of Artificial General Intelligence. The EasyChair submission page will open soon.

Two types of papers will be accepted:

Regular papers, with a length limit of 10 pages, presenting new research results or rigorously describing new research ideas.

Short technical communications, with a limit of 4 pages, summarizing results and ideas of interest to the AGI audience, including reports about recent publications, position papers, and preliminary results.

The submission deadline is April 25, 2017. The EasyChair submission page will be opened a couple weeks prior: please keep track of it on the event website.

Appropriate topics for contributed papers include, but are not restricted to: – Agent Architectures – Autonomy – Benchmarks and Evaluation – Cognitive Modeling – Collaborative Intelligence – Creativity – Distributed AI – Formal Models of General Intelligence – Implications of AGI for Society, Economy and Ecology – Integration of Different Capabilities – Knowledge Representation for General Intelligence – Languages, Specification Approaches and Toolkits – Learning, and Learning Theory – Motivation, Emotion and Affect – Multi-Agent Interaction – Natural Language Understanding – Neural-Symbolic Processing – Perception and Perceptual Modeling – Philosophy of AGI – Reasoning, Inference and Planning – Reinforcement Learning – Robotic and Virtual Embodiment – Simulation and Emergent Behavior – Solomonoff Induction.


NeSy’18: Thirteenth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning


When: August 23 & 24, 2018

Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Event URL: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/

The International Workshop series on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) will come to Prague in August 2018 as part of the Multi-conference on Human-level AI (HLAI 2018).

Having started in Edinburgh at IJCAI 2005, NeSy is the premier event worldwide for the study and integration of neural computation and symbolic AI. Deep networks now offer the state-of-the-art for a large number of perceptual tasks such as image and speech recognition, and for complex games, having achieved impressive super-human levels of proficiency at the games of Go and Chess recently.

It is generally accepted though that AI requires a bridge from perception to cognition, including an ability to address a number of high-level cognitive tasks, typically associated with symbolic systems, such as reasoning, planning, abstraction, explanation, transfer learning and knowledge consolidation.

We invite submissions of novel research and practice papers addressing any of the aspects of neurosymbolic integration: representation of symbolic knowledge by neural networks, structured learning and relational learning in neural networks, reasoning in neural networks, knowledge extraction and distilling, neural-symbolic cognitive models and agents, and applications of neurosymbolic systems in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, planning, natural language processing, semantic web, software engineering, autonomous systems verification, multimodal and online learning, semi-supervised and reinforcement learning, fault-tolerant computing, data science and analytics, bioinformatics, visual intelligence, etc.

In its 13th edition, and follows on from two successful Dagstuhl seminars on the topic in 2014 and 2017, and the sister Cognitive Computation symposium series, NeSy will take the shape of a 3-day conference with an associated journal publication in the prestigious IfCoLog online Journal of Applied Logic (JAL).

As in all previous editions (c.f. www.neural-symbolic.org), NeSy will bring together world-leading academics and practitioners, including keynote and invited talks, contributed papers and a round table discussion, to present the latest results in neurosymbolic computing.

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.

The paper submission deadline is June 11, 2018.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. Feedback will be provided in writing by the programme committee and verbally at the conference, and is expected to be incorporated into the final version of the paper for publication in the JAL. Since the journal is online, papers will be published as soon as they are ready.

Late breaking papers can be submitted for presentation at the conference by 01/08/2018. Such papers may be accepted for publication at the JAL following a second round of reviews after the conference.

Programme Co-chairs: Artur d’Avila Garcez, Tarek R. Besold.

Keywords: neurosymbolic computing, neural networks, machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning.


BICA’18: Ninth Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures


When: August 23 & 24, 2018
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Event URL: http://bica2018.bicasociety.org/

Ninth Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2018) will be held as a part of HLAI-18 in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 22-24.

Since 2010, the annual BICA conference attracts researchers from the edge of scientific frontiers, showing steady growth success over eight years. In contrast with major conferences in AI and cognitive science, we offer informal brainstorming atmosphere together with publication venues to ambitious ideas, regardless of their immediate practical value or solid empirical justification. If you believe that you have a constructive contribution to the future human-like AI, then you should present your work at BICA 2018. BICAns understand “biological inspirations” broadly, borrowing them from cognitive psychology, educational, neurosciences, linguistics, ethics, narratology, studies of design and creativity, and more. The “filter” is the question of whether your contribution may help us make machines our friends or understand how the mind works.

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) are computational frameworks for building intelligent agents that are inspired from biological intelligence. Biological intelligent systems, notably humans, have many qualities that are often lacking in artificially designed systems including robustness, flexibility and adaptability to environments. At a point in time where visibility into naturally intelligent systems is exploding, thanks to modern brain imaging and recording techniques allowing us to map brain structures and functions, our ability to learn lessons from nature and to build biologically.

Further details will be announced on http://bica2018.bicasociety.org/.

Call for Papers: CoSt18

Full Title: Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt18)

Date: 12-Sep-2018 – 14-Sep-2018
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Contact Person: Conference Organizer
Meeting Email: cost18@phil.hhu.de
Web Site: http://cognitive-structures-cost18.phil.hhu.de

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2018

Meeting Description:

The DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science (D¸sseldorf, Germany) invites abstracts for its biannual conference that aims to cover a broad range of research on language and cognition.

We are especially interested in theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production/understanding, other manifestations of cognition as well as general reasoning about the world. One fundamental question raised in this general topic area is whether the requisite knowledge structures can be adequately modeled by means of a uniform representational format, and if so, what exactly is its nature.

Invited Speakers (confirmed so far):

Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR)
Friederike Moltmann (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique)
Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Kjell Johan Sæbø (University of Oslo)
Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

First Call for Papers:

Submissions are welcome from any area within cognitive science, including linguistics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Accepted participants will be allotted 30 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions. Accepted participants will be invited to submit their papers for the conference proceedings.

Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Frames, which have had a strong impact on the exploration of knowledge representations in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics: e.g., formal theories of frames (including their modeling by means of DAGs, AVMs), frame semantics and constructions, frame induction, linking frame semantics to truth conditional semantics

– Concepts and categorization: formation/acquisition of concepts, concept types and shifts, grounding of concepts, prototypes, concept empiricism, conceptual spaces and similarity of concepts, statistical concepts

– Experimental investigation of mental representation

– Semantic interpretation and mental representation: the syntax/semantics interface, compositionality, lexical semantic decomposition, (dynamic) representation of aspect and tense, temporal sequencing in discourse

Guidelines for Submission:

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, maximally 800 words, excluding bibliographical references. Data should be incorporated into the main text of the abstract, not on a separate page.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Abstracts should not include the authors’ names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references.

Use the EasyChair platform for the submission of abstracts: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cost18

Submission Contact: cost18@phil.hhu.de

Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 May 2018
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2018
Conference: 12-14 September 2018

3rd Lancaster Conference on Infant and Early Child Development (LCICD 2018)

3rd Lancaster Conference on Infant and Early Child Development (LCICD 2018)
5-7 September, 2018
Lancaster University, UK

Home Page

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: 1st March 2018

After highly successful LCICDs in 2016 and 2017 with attendees from over 20 countries, we are now inviting abstract submissions for the 3rd LCICD in Lancaster, UK. The conference is single track, with high visibility poster sessions in their own designated time slots, and enabling lively interactions between all attendees, from early-career PhD students to senior researchers.

Keynote speakers:
Laura Bosch, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Sabina Pauen, University of Heidelberg, Germany
John Spencer, University of East Anglia, UK

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (excluding references) with a possible additional page for figures and graphs. We invite abstract submissions from all areas of infant and early child development (age range: pre-natal – 4 years). Full details for submission can be found on the conference website http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lcicd/ .

This three-day conference in September 2018 will run from Wednesday morning until Friday afternoon and will be preceded by an optional one day Methods Workshop. The conference will focus on research in infant and early child development and reflect the breadth of methods used in this field (e.g., eye tracking and pupil dilation, EEG/ERP, fNIRS, computational modeling, physiological measures, fetal imaging). We are aiming to bring together scientists engaged in cutting edge research and PhD students who are starting their scientific career, as well as to provide an opportunity for training of PhD students and junior researchers.

This conference is being organized as part of a £1 million grant from the Leverhulme Trust supporting a Doctoral Scholarship Programme in Interdisciplinary Research on Infant Development at Lancaster University. This scheme will provide a total of 22 PhD studentships over five years (with the third cohort just having started), together with associated activities.

For enquiries, please contact the LCICD organisers: lcicd.enquiries@lancaster.ac.uk

The 3rd LCICD Organizing Committee

Website: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lcicd/

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LCICD/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCICD

Summer School “The Neurobiology of Moral Conscience”

Call for Applications

International Interdisciplinary Summer School:

“The Neurobiology of Moral Conscience”

with Patricia Churchland

June 4th – June 8th, 2018


A detailed information about the topic of this year’s Unseld Lecture
you can find here: www.unseld-lectures.de/cfa
During the summer school, twenty graduate students and junior
scientists from all over the world will have the opportunity to
discourse morality from a neurobiological perspective with this year’s
Unseld lecturer Patricia Churchland. In addition, up to twelve
participants will be selected to present their own research related to
Churchland’s work during the summer school. The participants will also
attend the Unseld Lecture held by Patricia Churchland and an
interdisciplinary colloquium, both open to the public.

Application procedure

To apply for the international summer school, applicants have to send
in a completed application form downloadable from our website
(www.unseld-lectures.de/cfa), including a CV according to usual

Additionally, each applicant is required to submit an essay of up to
5000 characters. This essay should delineate your specific motivations
and qualifications for the summer school’s topic – and a short
abstract of your presentation, if you like to present your work during
the summer school. Deadline for the receipt of complete applications
(application form, CV, essay) is March 15th, 2018. A letter of
admission will reach successful applicants by April 15th.

There is no program fee. The Forum Scientiarum seeks to facilitate the
participation of competent students from all over the world, and as
the Forum Scientiarum is provided a limited fund by the Udo Keller
Foundation Forum Humanum for covering part of travel expenses, limited
financial resources should not affect your decision to apply.
Moreover, the Forum Scientiarum will assist participants in finding
inexpensive accommodation. For more information please see the
application form on our website.

Applications should be sent to unseld[at]fsci.uni-tuebingen.de or to
our postal address:

Doblerstr. 33
D-72074 Tübingen

We ask applicants to subscribe to a mailing list for further updates
on this event. For subscription, send an e-mail to
unseld[at]fsci.uni-tuebingen.de including the name of your university.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by
e-mail or consult our website.

Cognitive Computation Symposium: Thinking Beyond Deep Learning

Location: City, University of London
Date: February 27, 2018
Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/CoCoSym2018/index.html

– Is Deep Learning the ultimate solution to the problem(s) of Artificial
– If it isn’t, how could and/or should AI and ML continue once the hype
– What is going to be “the next big thing” after Deep Learning?

### THE PEOPLE ###
Host/Chair: Tarek R. Besold (City, University of London)
Co-Convenors: Artur d’Avila Garcez (City, University of London), Michael
Spranger (Sony CSL), Michael Witbrock (IBM Research AI).

Confirmed speakers include:
– Eduardo Alonso (City, University of London)
– Antoine Bordes (Facebook AI Research)
– Edward Grefenstette (DeepMind)
– Barbara Hammer (Bielefeld University)
– Kristian Kersting (TU Darmstadt)
– Alessio Lomuscio (Imperial College London)
– Stephen Muggleton (Imperial College London)
– Alessandra Russo (Imperial College London)
– Luciano Serafini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
– Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)
– Volker Tresp (LMU Munich & Siemens)
– Frank van Harmelen (VU Amsterdam)
– Geraint Wiggins (Queen Mary, University of London)
– Michael Wooldridge (University of Oxford)
– Willem Zuidema (University of Amsterdam)

Groningen Spring School on Cognitive Modeling 2018

Third Groningen Spring School on Cognitive Modeling
– ACT-R, Nengo, PRIMs, & Accumulator Models –

Date: April 9-13, 2018
Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
Fee: € 250 (late fee after January 31 will be € 300)
More information and registration: www.cognitive-modeling.com/springschool

We are happy to announce the third Groningen Spring School on Cognitive Modeling (April 9-13, 2018). As in previous years, it will cover four different modeling paradigms: ACT-R, Nengo, PRIMs, and Accumulator models. It thereby offers a unique opportunity to learn the relative strengths and weaknesses of these approaches. See the attached flyer for more information about the paradigms.

Each day will consist of four theory lectures, one on each modeling paradigm. Each paradigm also includes hands-on assignments. Although students are free to choose the number of lectures they attend, we recommend students to sign up for lectures on two of the paradigms, and complete the tutorial units for one of the paradigms. At the end of each day there will be a plenary research talk, to show how these different approaches to modeling are applied. The Spring School will be concluded with a keynote lecture and a conference dinner.

This year we also offer the opportunity for project students to attend. The idea is that you have attended the spring school in an earlier year and now come back in the week of the spring school to work on your own modeling project under our supervision.

Admission is limited, so register soon!

Please feel free to forward this email and the attached flyer to others who might be interested!

We are looking forward to seeing some of you in Groningen!

Niels Taatgen
Jelmer Borst
Marieke van Vugt
Terry Stewart
& Katja Mehlhorn

Spring School »Integrierte Technikentwicklung«

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW)

Spring School »Integrierte Technikentwicklung«
Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen des Einbezugs ethischer, sozialer, rechtlicher und wirtschaftlicher Aspekte in die Technikentwicklung

Eine Veranstaltung des BMBF-Projekts INTEGRAM
09.-13. April 2018
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften

Call for Participation
Neue Techniken wie Pflegeroboter, digital basierte Mobilitätssysteme oder Smart-Home-Anwendungen werfen zahlreiche ethische, rechtliche, wirtschaftliche und soziale Fragen auf. Gerade im Forschungsfeld Mensch-Technik-Interaktion wird daher immer häufiger der Einbezug dieser Aspekte schon in der Phase der Technikentwicklung gefordert.
Projekte, die auch nicht-technische Aspekte neuer Techniken in den Blick nehmen, werden unter dem Stichwort „ELSI“ (ethical, legal and social impacts) bereits seit den 1990er Jahren gefördert. In jüngster Zeit werden jedoch Forderungen laut, über die in diesem Kontext praktizierte begleitende Betrachtung hinaus ethische, soziale, rechtliche und auch wirtschaftliche Aspekte in die Technikentwicklungsprojekte selbst zu integrieren. Dieser neue Forschungs- und Entwicklungsmodus wird vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) als „integrierte Forschung“ bezeichnet.
Wie diese integrierte Forschung in Technikentwicklungsprojekten praktisch umgesetzt werden kann und welche Effekte sie tatsächlich bewirkt, ist allerdings häufig nicht klar. Die Spring School stellt sich deswegen folgenden Fragen: Wie können Technikentwickler*innen fundiert und mit realistischem Aufwand ethische, soziale, rechtliche und wirtschaftliche Aspekte in ihre Projektarbeit integrieren? Wie können Ethiker*innen, Sozial-, Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler*innen ihre Expertise sinnvoll in ein Technikentwicklungsprojekt einbringen? Welche methodischen, methodologischen und strukturellen Herausforderungen sind dabei zu bedenken? Wie können bei der Antragstellung gute Rahmenbedingungen für eine gelingende Integration geschaffen werden? Welchen Nutzen und welche Implikationen hat eine solche integrierte Technikentwicklung?
Im Rahmen der einwöchigen Spring School werden die Teilnehmer*innen aus Ingenieurwissenschaften, Ethik, Sozial-, Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften Ansätze zur methodischen Umsetzung integrierter Forschung kennenlernen, praktisch erproben, kritisch reflektieren und in Bezug zu eigenen Erfahrungen setzen.

Formate und Programm der Spring School
Termin: Montag, 9. April 2018 bis Freitag, 13. April 2018
Workshops zu Konzepten und Methoden integrierter Forschung
Keynotes von Ana Viseu (Universidade Europeia Lisboa, School of Technology, Arts and Communication) und Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig (TU Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Informatik, angefragt)
Podiumsdiskussion mit Expert*innen aus der Forschungsförderung und Forschungspolitik
Möglichkeit zur Vernetzung mit Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen aus anderen Disziplinen.

Teilnahme und Anmeldung
Die Spring School richtet sich an Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen (Doktorand*innen, Postdocs, fortgeschrittene Master-Studierende) aus den Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Ethik, den Sozial-, Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Vorausgesetzt werden erste Erfahrungen in (interdisziplinären) Technikentwicklungsprojekten und/oder der theoriegeleiteten Auseinandersetzung mit interdisziplinärer Forschung und Technikentwicklung. Ein Bezug zu Fragen der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion ist erwünscht, wird aber nicht vorausgesetzt.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Die Kosten für die Anreise und Übernachtung werden übernommen. Bewerbungen sollten einen tabellarischen Lebenslauf und ein kurzes Motivationsschreiben (max. 300 Wörter) enthalten, in dem Sie auf folgende Fragen eingehen können: Welche Erfahrungen haben Sie mit interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit? Was interessiert Sie besonders an integrierter Technikentwicklung? Welche Impulse erhoffen Sie sich von der Spring School für Ihre eigene Arbeit? Bewerbungen sind bis zum 31.01.2018 zu richten an: integrierte-technikentwicklung@izew.uni-tuebingen.de

Die Spring School wird veranstaltet vom Verbundforschungsprojekt „INTEGRAM – Analyse der integrierten Forschung am Beispiel der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion“, das von 2016 bis 2019 vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung gefördert wird. Verbundpartner sind das Internationale Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW) an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, das Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI) Karlsruhe sowie das Forschungszentrum Technikrecht e.V. (FZT) der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Weitere Informationen: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/76108

Rückfragen richten Sie bitte an Sophia Booz: sophia.booz@uni-tuebingen.de

Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2018

Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures (RCL) 2018:

deliverd by Prof. Thomas Metzinger

7.-9. March 2018, Bochum, Germany



From March 7-9, 2018, the next RCL will be presented by Prof. Thomas Metzinger (Mainz), as always in the context of a Graduate workshop including presentations by PhD students and early postdocs (PhD completed in 2014 or later). Presentations should address topics related to the main topic of the lecture series.

CALL for papers:
Therefore, we invite PhD students and early postdocs to submit abstracts (max. 1000 words), making thesis and argument transparent, by submitting on Easy Chair (link to be found on the homepage). Papers will be selected based on a blind review process. The presenting students who will be selected based on a blind peer-review process will receive a financial support: within Germany 100 Euro, Rest of Europe (200 Euro), Rest of the World (300 Euro).
Submission deadline is extended to February 1st 2018.

Please send an email to Nike Zohm (nike dot zohm at rub dot de) by February 20th 2018.

Albert Newen & Tobias Schlicht