DUCOG – call for submissions

Dear all,

This is a reminder that submissions are now open for the XI. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science, which is devoted to the topic of Computational Rationality.
The conference will take place between 23-25 May 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

You may submit your poster abstract here: http://www.cecog.eu/ducog/page_submission.php <http://www.cecog.eu/ducog/page_submission.php>

Our invited speakers are:

Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Quentin Huys (Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, London, UK)
Julian Jara-Ettinger (Yale University, USA)
Máté Lengyel (University of Cambridge, UK, and Central European University, Hungary)
Azzurra Ruggeri (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany)
Laura Schulz (MIT, USA)

Deadline for poster abstract submission is 28 February 2019.
Authors will be notified of acceptance of their abstracts by 15 March 2019.

For more information please visit: http://www.cecog.eu/ducog/page_invitation.php <http://www.cecog.eu/ducog/page_invitation.php>
or email us: ducog@cogsci.bme.hu <mailto:ducog@cogsci.bme.hu>

On behalf of the organisers,

Oana Stanciu
Gergő Orbán
Programme chairs


EuroCogSci 2019: Call for Papers, Posters and Contributed Symposia

EuroCogSci 2019

SITUATED MINDS AND FLEXIBLE COGNITION

(in collaboration with the German Society for Cognitive Science)

 

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-contributed-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: EuroCogSci2019@rub.de


8. interdisziplinärer Workshop “Kognitive Systeme”

Call for Papers / Beitragsaufruf

8. interdisziplinärer Workshop

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

Uni Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 26.-28. März 2019

Als Keynote-Sprecher/innen tragen erneut zwei namhafte Wissenschaftler/innen vor:

Frau Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer, Sozialpsychologie, Universität Duisburg-Essen:
„Die Roboter kommen… Was braucht es, damit Roboter-Mensch-Interaktion funktionieren kann?“

Herr Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler, Ergonomie, Technische Universität München:
„Intelligent Automobiles – Intelligent Humans: Who Changes Whom?“

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:
Extended Abstract und/oder Teilnahmebekundung: 16. Januar 2019
Information zur Vortragsannahme: 21. Januar 2019
Auf Wunsch:
Einreichung der vollständigen Artikel
– für den digitalen Tagungsband 20. März 2019
– oder das Special Issue 20. März 2019

Nähere Informationen zum Workshop und zum Einreichungsprozess finden Sie
im beiliegenden pdf.

Veranstalter: Annette Kluge (Ruhr Uni Bochum) und Dirk Söffker (Uni Duisburg-Essen)


Abschlussworkshop des BMBF-Initiativprojekts INTEGRAM

Einladung zum Abschlussworkshop des BMBF-Initiativprojekts INTEGRAM

31. Januar 2019, 10 – 18 Uhr
Im Fürstenzimmer des Schlosses Hohentübingen in Tübingen

Im Rahmen des Abschlussworkshops des BMBF-Initiativprojekts INTEGRAM,
werden aktuelle Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Integration von
ethischen, sozialen, rechtlichen und ökonomischen Aspekten in die
Technikentwicklung diskutiert.

Neben unseren Analysen zu den Herausforderungen integrierter Forschung
stellen wir Auszüge aus unserem entstehenden Handbuch vor. Im Rahmen
der Zukunftsimpulse wird u.a. das sich derzeit konstituierende
Netzwerk Integrierte Forschung kurz von Dr. Andreas Bischof (TU
Chemnitz) vorgestellt.

Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 12. Januar 2019 an unter
https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/143024 <https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/143024> Die Teilnahme an dem Workshop ist
kostenlos. Kosten für Anreise und Übernachtung können übernommen werden.

Der Workshop ist die Abschlussveranstaltung des BMBF-Initiativprojekts
„INTEGRAM – Analyse der integrierten Forschung am Beispiel der
Mensch-Technik-Interaktion“ (Projektleitung: Regina Ammicht Quinn,IZEW, Universität Tübingen, Projektwebsite
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/76108 <http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/76108>).


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