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: <>



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


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
Creative assistive systems
Modelling of creativity and problem solving

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 <> (<>).

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


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.

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


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:<>


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