ECDA-19 (Bayreuth) Special Session Interpretable ML

==Special Session on Interpretable Machine Learning at ECDA 2019==

We are organizing a session on “Interpretable Machine Learning”
for the European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA) which will
take place in Bayreuth from March 18th to 20th 2019. This is a
follow-up to a session to the same topic which has been held at
ECDA 2018.

The scientific program of the conference features many
specialized sections, which are filled based on submitted
abstracts. Full papers may be submitted after the conference for
journal publication. For details please refer to the conference
Web site http://www.gfkl.org/ecda2019/ <http://www.gfkl.org/ecda2019/>.

For our session “Interpretable Machine Learning”, we solicit
contributions that (i) discuss and evaluate the interpretability
of various types of machine learning models, (ii) use
representations which are understandable by experts and even
non-experts, (iii) introduce models that can be inspected,
verified, and possibly also modified by non-expert users,
(iv) offer explanations or visualizations of their decisions,
(v) develop methods for interpretable learning in complex domains
like multi-target learning or structured output prediction.

Being aware of your contributions and interest in this topic, it
is my pleasure to invite you to contribute with a submission to
the session. The deadline for submission is *December 31st, 2018*.

It would be great if you could participate. Should you have any
further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Best regards

Ute Schmid, Cognitive Systems Group, University of Bamberg
Johannes Fürnkranz, Eneldo Loza Mencía
Knowledge Engineering Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt


CogSci 2019: 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

CogSci 2019:
41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Creativity + Cognition + Computation
Montreal, Canada
July 24 – 27, 2019
 
Plenary Speakers:
Elizabeth Churchill, Google
Mary Lou Maher, University of North Carolina
Takeshi Okada, University of Tokyo
Rumelhart Prize Presentation:
Michelene Chi, Arizona State University
Carvalho-Heineken Prize Presentation:
Nancy Kanwisher, MIT

Cognitive scientists from around the world are invited to attend CogSci 2019. The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society is the world’s premiere annual conference for the interdisciplinary study of cognition. Cognitive Science draws upon a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics, and methodologies; in addition, CogSci 2019 will highlight the theme of creativity in plenary presentations, and we invite submissions representing diverse approaches to creativity, cognition, and computation.

We solicit your submissions of high-quality research on all topics within Cognitive Science. Each submission will be competitively peer-reviewed in the categories of research papers, publication-based talks, and member abstracts. Submitted proposals for symposia, tutorials, and workshops are also requested. Submissions may report on work involving any approach to Cognitive Science, including anthropology, artificial intelligence, computational models, cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education, evolution of cognition, linguistics, logic, machine learning, network analysis, neural networks, philosophy, and robotics.

Please see the submissions page on the conference website for submission details
(http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference/cogsci-2019/). The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019.

Ashok Goel, Colleen Seifert, and Christian Freksa
Conference Organizers

cogsci19@gmail.com


CFP Rudolf-Carnap Lectures 2019

Workshop Announcement and CALL FOR PAPERS

Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2019

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
March 14-15, 2019

Prof. Frances Egan & Prof. em. Robert Matthews (Rutgers):

Mental Representation and Propositional Attitudes

It’s an honor and a pleasure to host Frances Egan and Robert Matthews in Bochum to deliver the next Rudolf-Carnap-Lecture series. They will present two talks each, as always in the context of a Graduate workshop where several PhD students and Postdocs will also have the chance to present their ideas on themes associated with the topics of the lectures.

Call for Papers for PhD students:

Several PhD-student or early Postdoc presentations (constraint: PhD finished 2016 or later) are planned. The topic should be related to the main theme of the workshop in a loose sense. Papers will be selected based on a blind review process.

Call for Papers for Postdocs:
In addition we have room for one or two experienced Postdoc presentations: Postdocs (constraint: PhD finished 2012 or later) are invited to submit an abstract indicating it to be a postdoc-presentation. The topic should be related to the main topic in a loose sense. Papers will be selected based on a blind review process.

Therefore, we invite PhD students and Postdocs to submit abstracts (max. 1000 words), making thesis and argument transparent, here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcl2019<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcl20191>

Financial support: Those who are selected for a presentation will receive a support for travelling and accommodation on the basis of receipts with an upper limit (Germany: 150€; Rest of Europe: 250€; Beyond Europe: 400€)

Submission deadline: January 15th, 2019.

Registration:

Participation is free but seats are limited, so please register by sending an email to sekretariat-newen@rub.de <mailto:sekretariat-newen@rub.de> .

Further details: www.rub.de/philosophy/carnaplectures <http://www.rub.de/philosophy/carnaplectures>

Scientific Organization:

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht

Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


EuroCogSci 2019 Call for Papers, Posters and Contributed Symposia

EuroCogSci 2019

SITUATED MINDS AND FLEXIBLE COGNITION

Call for Papers, Posters and Contributed Symposia

The conference EuroCogSci 2019 aims at providing a platform for discussing
the most recent developments in Cognitive Science. It will feature
contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of
cognitive science, bringing together a large number of experts from Europe
and overseas.

Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Start: Monday, September 2nd, 2019
End: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

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)

Invited Symposium I: Situated Robotics and its Applications
Minoru Asada (Osaka University) and Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London)

Invited Symposium II: Evolutionary Robotics
Dario Floreano (EPFL) and Partica A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University)

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

Call for Contributed Symposia

We encourage the joint submission of thematically related papers of a key
research topic as symposia. More information at:
https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/EuroCogSci2019/call-for-contribute
d-symposia

The deadline for submission of symposia proposals: 31 January 2019

Call for Papers and Posters
We invite contributions on recent research in any subfield of cognitive
science. More information at:
https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/EuroCogSci2019/call-for-papers-and
-posters

The deadline for submission of papers & posters: 31 March 2019

Call for Registration: a detailed call will be sent out later.

Contact information:  <mailto:EuroCogSci2019@rub.de> EuroCogSci2019@rub.de


Spring School 2019 “Language & Music in Cognition”, Cologne

Dear all,
we are happy to announce our spring school of “Language and Music in Cognition” taking place in Cologne, Germany, from February 2nd to 8th, 2019.

If you wish to participate in this spring school, please apply until November 30th, 2018.
For more details, please visit our homepage:
http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1 <http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1>

Important details are also summarized below.

Best regards,
Rie Asano

Organization committee
Language and Music in Cognition, Cologne, Germany

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Event title: Spring School “Language and Music in Cognition”
Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Dates: February 2nd – 8th, 2019
Webpage: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1 <http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1>
Language: English
Application Deadline: November 30th, 2018 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)

Overview:
“Language and Music in Cognition” is an international spring school held from February 2nd to 8th, 2019 at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. The spring school is open for Bachelor and Master students, PhD students, and Post-doc researchers. Participation in the spring school is free of charge.

If you are interested in participating in this spring school, please submit your application (motivation letter and CV) until November 30th, 2018.
You can find information about the application process here:
http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38573.html?&L=1 <http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38573.html?&L=1>

This spring school offers lectures given by experts in different research areas. The topics include:
–         Marr’s three levels and Tinbergen’s four questions;

–         Syntax, prosody, and dance;

–         Human neurogenetics and comparative genomics;

–         Evo-devo and niche construction;

–         Action and social cognition;

–         Computational neurocognitive modeling.

In addition to the lectures, there will be workshops, group work sessions, discussion sessions, and a poster session. Applicants are invited to contribute their own work to the poster session. An abstract of the poster can be also submitted via the application form until November 30th, 2018.

Confirmed Lecturers:
Michael A. Arbib, Cedric Boeckx, Steven Brown, Simon E. Fisher, Sascha Frühholz, Etienne Koechlin, David Poeppel, Kai Vogeley, Kate E. Watkins, …


8th EVOMUSART conference

Call for papers for the 8th EVOMUSART conference

The 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART) will be held in Leipzig, Germany in 24-26 April 2019, as part of the evo* event. The main goal of EvoMusArt is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture, video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

Important dates:
Submission: 1 November 2018
Notification to authors: TBA
Camera-ready deadline: TBA
Evo*: 24-26 April 2019 in Leipzig, Germany

We welcome submissions which use Computational Intelligence techniques (e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Machine Learning, Swarm Intelligence) in the generation, analysis and interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic fields. Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format (instructions downloadable from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 ). Each submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process and submitted to https://myreview.saclay.inria.fr/evomusart19 (the link will be live soon). The deadline for submission is 1 November 2018. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the event and included in the evoMUSART proceedings published by Springer Verlag in a dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Indicative topics include but are not limited to:
* Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
* Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, etc…;
* Systems that create artifacts such as game content, architecture, furniture, based on aesthetic and functional criteria;
* Systems that resort to computational intelligence to perform the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic object;
* Systems in which computational intelligence is used to promote the creativity of a human user;
* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;
* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;
* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc;
* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;
* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation, co-creation, participation).

More information on the submission process and the topics of evoMUSART 2019 can be found at http://www.evostar.org/2019/cfp_evomusart.php<http://www.evostar.org/2019/cfp_evomusart.php>

We look forward to seeing you in Leipzig in 2019!

Anikó, Antonios and Luz
The evoMUSART 2019 organizers


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.