Tagungsband zu KogWis97; 10 Ankündigungen
Sehr geehrtes Mitglied der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft,
kurz vor Weihnachten fällt besonders viel an; das gilt auch für Ankündigungen kognitionswissenschaftlicher Ereignisse.
Die erste Ankündigung in dieser Mitteilung betrifft das gerade erschienene Buch zur Fachtagung KogWis97 (Jena, September 1997). Die nächsten beiden beziehen sich auf die Ausbildung in der Kognitionswissenschaft. Dann folgen Ankündigungen von 8 interdisziplinären Veranstaltungen, die jeweils für einen großen Teil der GK-Mitglieder von Interesse sein dürften - auch dann, wenn die Teilnahme aus praktischen Gründen nicht in Betracht kommen sollte.
Wie immer, kann diese Mitteilung auch als Hypertext über die WWW-Seite der GK gelesen werden.
Heft 7/4 der Zeitschrift "Kognitionswissenschaft" wird zur Zeit vom Springer-Verlag an die Abonnenten verteilt. Auch die schriftlichen Einladungen zur Teilnahme an der Tagung KogWis99 werden jetzt mit der Post verschickt. Insgesamt werden GK-Mitglieder also über mehr als genug kognitionswissenschaftliche Lektüre für die kommenden Wochen verfügen. In diesem Sinne wünscht Ihnen der GK-Vorstand, der sich vor zwei Wochen wieder in Heidelberg traf, angenehme und erholsame Festtage.
Schriftführer der GK
Dieser Band wird an alle KogWis97-Teilnehmer verschickt, die sich nicht zur ermäßigten Gebühr für Studierende und Kollegiaten anmeldeten. Teilnehmer, die Anfang Januar 1999 noch keinen Band erhalten haben, sollten bitte eine kurze Nachricht mit ihrer aktuellen Adresse an den GK-Schriftführer schicken.
Das Buch ist auch über den Buchhandel und über den Verlag erhältlich. Wie die unten angegebenen Informationen zeigen, ist die Anschaffung für alle einer Überlegung wert, die in bezug auf die Entwicklung der Kognitionswissenschaft im deutschsprachigen Raum auf der Höhe bleiben möchten. Hierbei kann man sowohl an den persönlichen Gebrauch als auch an die Institutsbibliothek denken.
Eine zunehmende Anzahl von Kognitionswissenschaftlern im Deutschsprachigen Raum hat inzwischen Erfahrung mit der Lehre in kognitionswissenschaftlich orientierten Studienprogrammen - oder steht vor neuen Herausforderungen auf diesem Gebiet. Während der vergangenen Jahre hat eine Reihe von Workshops zu diesem Thema gezeigt, daß viele spezielle Probleme entstehen, über die es sich lohnt, Erfahrungen auszutauschen.
Die Beschreibung dieses Studienprogramms nennt einige Beispiele für Anwendungsgebiete der Kognitionswissenschaft.
INTELLIGENTE INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNG Herausgegeben von Uwe Kotkamp und Werner Krause (Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Deutscher Universitaets-Verlag GmbH Postfach 300944 D-51338 Leverkusen Tel.: 02171/44741 - Fax: 02171/48308 Preis: DM 56 / OeS 409 / SFr 51 Dieser im November 1998 erschienene Tagungsband zur KogWis97 enthaelt 28 Beitraege mit einer durchschnittlichen Laenge von ca. 8 Seiten. [Die folgenden Angaben stehen über die WWW-Seite der GK auch in HTML-Form zur Verfügung: http://www.cs.uni-sb.de/GKognitionswissenschaft/kogwis97-veroeffentlichungen.html] VORWORT DER HERAUSGEBER Im Auftrag des Vorstands der Gesellschaft fuer Kognitionswissenschaft legen wir hier den Tagungsband der 3. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft vor. Die Tagung KogWis97 fand im September 1997 an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena statt. Die Gestaltung des Bandes ist von der Absicht getragen, den Kommunikationsaustausch zwischen den einzelnen Forschungsgruppen zu foerdern. Wir betrachten diesen Kommunikationsaustausch zwischen den Disziplinen im gegenwaertigen Entwicklungsstadium unserer Gesellschaft fuer ausserordentlich wichtig, denn er ist Grundlage und Voraussetzung fuer das Wachsen der noch jungen Gesellschaft fuer Kognitionswissenschaft in unserem Land. Wir haben uns deshalb - im Gegensatz zum Tagungsband der KogWis96 - dazu entschlossen, moeglichst eine grosse Anzahl von Autoren zu Wort kommen zu lassen. Auf der Basis von Vorschlaegen der Referategruppenleiter besorgten die Mitglieder des Programmkomitees sowie die Mitglieder des Vorstands der Gesellschaft die endgueltige Auswahl der hier veroeffentlichten Arbeiten. Sie stellen erweiterte und ausgearbeitete Fassungen der gehaltenen Vortraege dar. Dieser Gedanke einer breiten Foerderung von Information musste notwendigerweise zu Lasten von Ueberblicksbeitraegen gehen. Wer in diesem Band zusammenfassende Entwicklungslinien sucht, wird sie vergeblich finden. Es ist in der Gesellschaft fuer Kognitionswissenschaft schon fast Tradition, dass Ueberblicksbeitraege in der Zeitschrift fuer Kognitionswissenschaft vorgestellt werden. Wir wollen den interessierten Leser daher auf diese Informationsquelle verweisen. Der Tagungsband war in seiner Entstehungsgeschichte nicht unumstritten. Einerseits sprachen sich Mitglieder der Gesellschaft gegen den Tagungsband aus und begruendeten dies damit, dass der Kurzfassungsband bereits einen Teil der angezielten Funktion erfuellt. Andererseits war das Echo auf unsere Anfrage nach Beteiligung sehr positiv, so dass sich der Vorstand entschlossen hat, diesen Tagungsband in Auftrag zu geben. Letztendlich muss jeder fuer sich selbst entscheiden, welchen Gewinn er aus dem vorgelegten Band ziehen kann. Davon haengt die Zukunft dieser Reihe ab. Das Echo der Umfrage hat die Herausgeber in ihrer Absicht bestaerkt, Information zwischen den Teildisziplinen der Kognitionswissenschaft - moeglichst schnell - zugaenglich zu machen. Herausgeber und Vorstand bedanken sich beim Rektor und beim Kanzler der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Prof. Dr. Machnik und Dr. Kuebel, fuer die anlaesslich der Tagung erwiesene Unterstuetzung. Dem Deutschen Universitaetsverlag, insbesondere Frau C. Splittgerber, gilt unser herzlicher Dank fuer die unkomplizierte Zusammenarbeit bei der Fertigstellung des vorliegenden Bandes. INHALT RAUMKOGNITION Empirische Ergebnisse zur konzeptuellen Adaequatheit topologischer Relationensysteme Markus Knauff, Jochen Renz und Reinhold Rauh Zur Grenzziehung zwischen Rand, Grenze und Begrenzung Lars Kulik Zur Repraesentation von Routenwissen: Die Auswirkung von Teilraeumen auf den Richtungseffekt Gabriele Janzen WAHRNEHMEN, KOMMUNIZIEREN UND URTEILEN Entscheidungsprozesse bei der Verarbeitung lokal ambiger Saetze Michael Meng und Markus Bader Akkommodation bei Anaphernresolution? Susanne Kuschert Visuelle kausale Argumente Uwe Oestermeier und Friedrich W. Hesse Die Verteilung problemrelevanter Informationen als Determinante der Problemloeseleistung in einer Dyade: Ein experimentelles Paradigma Torsten Reimer Durch "Anker" verzerrte Urteile und Erinnerungen Ruediger Pohl Valenz-Effekte auf soziale Entscheidungen. Komplexitaet kognitiver Repraesentationen und sozial diskriminierende Bewertungsentscheidungen Thomas Buhl und Amelie Mummendey DENKEN UND HANDELN Problemloesen als kulturelles Phaenomen oder: ist es egal, welche Versuchspersonen wir untersuchen? Stefan Strohschneider Steuer- und Bewertungskriterien von Denkprozessen Uwe Kotkamp Modellierung von Wissenserwerbsprozessen bei der Systemregelung Dieter Wallach und Christian Lebiere Kontrollprozesse im Arbeitsgedaechtnis vor und nach Uebung Erdmute Sommerfeld und Werner Krause MENTALE REPRAESENTATION / MENTALE MODELLE Zur Repraesentation der Zeitdauer in Diskurswelten Barbara Kaup, Stephanie Kelter, Berry Claus und Martin C. Kindsmueller Ueber die Wahl von Referenzsystemen bei der visuellen Suche Wilfried Kunde und Joachim Hoffmann Untersuchungen zur Adaequatheit des Postulats einer antizipativen Verhaltenssteuerung zur Erklaerung von Verhalten mit ACSs Wolfgang Stolzmann Evidenzgestuetztes Bilderkennen: Ein strukturorientiertes Modell fuer Klassifikations- und Generalisierungsleistungen beim visuellen Lernen Martin Juettner WISSENSREPRAESENTATION UND WISSENSERWERB Phonologische, syntaktische und prosodische Information beim Behalten von Saetzen Ralf Rummer und Johannes Engelkamp Erwerb und Anwendung von Strukturwissen: Effekte auf das Lernen und den Transfer bei der Systemsteuerung Walburga Preussler Diskrete Struktur von Entscheidungszeiten in sozialen Urteilen Brigitte Edeler und Peter Petzold NEUROWISSENSCHAFTLICHE ASPEKTE DER INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNG Modifikation sensorischer und motorischer cortikaler Repraesentationen durch motorisch-sensorische Wechselwirkung Hubert Dinse, Marianne Juergens, Heinrich Reinke und Roberto Zepka Konflikte der Sinne: Wenn visuelle und propriozeptive Rueckmeldung nicht uebereinstimmen Gereon Fink Zeitliche Kodierung und der Aufbau visueller Objektrepraesentationen Andreas K. Engel, Michael Brecht, Pascal Fries und Wolf Singer Zur kortikalen Organisation semantischer Informationsverarbeitung Markus Kiefer KOGNITIVE ASPEKTE DER SOFTWARE-QUALITAET Die kognitive Dimension von Qualitaet in der Software-Entwicklung Marcus Spies Expertise in der professionellen Software-Entwicklung: Anforderungen an eine anwendungsorientierte Forschung Sabine Sonnentag MODELLE UND MECHANISMEN DER VERARBEITUNG VON ZEIT Die Kapazitaet des phonetischen Speichers des Arbeitsgedaechtnisses als 'Auditive Praesenzzeit' und ihr Einfluss auf die Reproduktion von Zeitmustern Dietmar Grube Modelle zur Zeitdauerdiskrimination: Ein neuer Zugang ihrer Ueberpruefbarkeit Rolf Ulrich und Thomas Rammsayer[Zurück zur Übersicht]
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Issues in Teaching Cognitive Science to Undergraduates Workshop to be held as part of the AISB-99 Convention, Edinburgh College of Art & Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh 6th-9th April 1999. (Information about the Symposia & Workshops at the Convention can be found at "http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/~geraint/aisb99/".) This 2-day workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss issues that arise in teaching Cognitive Science at the undergraduate or master's level. It will be of interest to anyone with responsibility for such teaching, whether as an actual degree course in Cognitive Science, or as an option within a Psychology or other degree. Much of the time will be spent in small working groups, discussing issues such as "Teaching students from different disciplines", "Using results from cognitive science to help teach cognitive science", and so on. The workshop will include * possible invited talks from leading figures in Cognitive Science; * contributed talks describing experiences and lessons learned; * the working groups. The working groups will report back to the full workshop. We will issue a publicly available report: the appendices should be particularly useful, with listings of course outlines, reading materials, and so forth. A number of universities now teach Cognitive Science at the undergraduate or master's level, either as part of a stand-alone degree course, or as an identified option within Psychology or Computer Science. Contributions often come from different departments, with Psychology and AI/Computer Science playing a leading role and support from philosophy, linguistics, etc. A number of issues arise when trying to do this kind of teaching, and we suspect that many of the problems encountered at one university are also experienced at others. It therefore makes sense to gather together a group of people engaged in that enterprise, in order to exchange experiences and share the lessons learned. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE INVITED of several different kinds: (A) Short talks, about innovative, unusual, or controversial approaches or experiences in teaching Cognitive Science. For these, an abstract of up to two A4 pages is requested (see below). The abstract or a short paper will be included in the workshop report. (B) Suggestions for working group topics. These should be emailed (see below). (C) Expressions of interest in attending. It will help us to plan the workshop if we know roughly how many people will be coming as early as possible. Expressions of interest should be emailed (see below). (D) Copies of teaching material: course outlines, reading lists, exercises, etc. At a later date, all attendees will be asked to supply such materials, but they should not be sent at this stage. PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS Rosemary J Stevenson (Psychology, Durham: Rosemary.Stevenson@durham.ac.uk) Richard M Young (Psychology, Hertfordshire: R.M.Young@herts.ac.uk) Donald Peterson (Computer Science, Birmingham: D.M.Peterson@cs.bham.ac.uk). CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE SENT by email to "Rosemary.Stevenson@durham.ac.uk", to arrive no later than 15th January 1999. For the short talks, an abstract of up to two pages of A4 should be sent, either as plain text or as an attached Word document. (No other formats, please.) Authors of abstracts for talks will be informed of acceptance by 5th February. Presenters of accepted talks will be offered the opportunity to submit a paper of up to 8 pages to be included in the workshop report.[Zurück zur Übersicht]
HUMAN FACTORS & APPLIED COGNITION GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY We would like to enlist your help in advertising our applied cognitive program to potentially interested juniors and seniors. Our program is well funded and rapidly growing with a mission of applying and extending basic cognitive science to real world settings by combining computational modeling, HCI, human factors, and traditional psychological/experimental approaches. PhD in Applied Cognition The Ph.D. program in Human Factor & Applied Cognition at George Mason trains students in the theory and application of cognitive science to "real-world" problems. Students develop expertise in such areas as Human-Computer Interaction, Transportation, Cognitive System Engineering, Cognitive Ergonomics, Artificial Intelligence, Process Control, Psychology of Science, and Computational Cognitive Modeling. The program is one of a few in the world that specialize in applied cognition. We offer a variety of options for supporting doctoral students throughout their tenure at George Mason including research assistantships and field placements in government and industry labs. Our graduates, both at the masters and doctoral levels, have had great success in obtaining positions with prominent companies. (Deadline: January 15th) MA in Psychology with a specialization in Human Factors & Applied Cognition Students in our MA program can elect to focus on either professional training or preparation for doctoral programs. The professional training track emphasizes coursework and practical experience; the doctoral preparation track involves students in ongoing research projects. Both tracks stress the analytic and empirical methodologies that are used in all phases of interactive systems design. (Deadline: March 15th) For Engineers & Computer Scientists: We welcome applications from people with bachelors- or masters-level training in engineering and computer science. Many Human Factors and Applied Cognitive professionals work closely with engineers and computer scientists, so a solid technical background is a great advantage. Admissions criteria regarding undergraduate psychology courses may be waived or modified on a case-by-case basis. About George Mason University George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. This area is consistently rated among the top 10 places to live in the U.S. Moreover, the Washington area provides a rich, multi-cultural experience and boasts one of the largest concentrations of Human Factors and Applied Cognition professionals in the nation, providing opportunities for internships, collaborations, and post-graduation employment. For more information: Please visit our web site: http://www.hfac.gmu.edu/ Or call us at (703) 993-1357. Or contact Profs: Deborah Boehm-Davis (email@example.com) Wayne Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robert Holt (email@example.com), Irvin Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christian Schunn (email@example.com) ====================================================== Christian Schunn Applied Cognitive Program Psychology 3F5 firstname.lastname@example.org George Mason University (703)-993-1744 Voice Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 (703)-993-1330 Fax http://www.hfac.gmu.edu/~schunn ====================================================== Wayne D. Gray HUMAN FACTORS & APPLIED COGNITIVE PROGRAM SNAIL-MAIL ADDRESS (FedX et al) VOICE: +1 (703) 993-1357 George Mason University FAX: +1 (703) 993-1330 ARCH Lab/HFAC Program MSN 3f5 * Work is infinite, * Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 * time is finite, * http://www.hfac.gmu.edu/People/WGray/Wgray.html * plan accordingly. *[Zurück zur Übersicht]
COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE Call for Papers and Proposals We are pleased to announce the twenty-first annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society on August 19-21, 1999. The conference site is Vancouver, British Columbia, on the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University. Our goal in organizing this conference is to reflect the full spectrum of the many research areas in Cognitive Science. We welcome all submissions, and trust that multiple research themes will emerge naturally. We are especially interested in submissions in areas that have been underrepresented at recent conferences. There are six categories for submissions: Spoken Papers: 20-minute spoken presentations; reviewed and published as six-page papers in the Proceedings. Submission length: up to 2000 words. Symposia: Two-hour spoken presentations, including three or more well-integrated talks on a common topic; reviewed and published as one-page abstracts in the Proceedings. Submission length: up to 1000 words. Posters: Standard poster presentations; reviewed and published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings. Submission length: up to 2000 words. Abstract Posters: Poster presentations by full members of the Society only; not reviewed or published in the proceedings. Submission length: up to 500 words. Society members can submit abstracts for posters through March 6, 1999. Tutorials: Sessions devoted to technical tutorials may be offered. Possible topics include hidden Markov models, ACT model, cognitive task analysis, & fMRI. For more information, see http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/ritter/ cogsci99/proposals.html Workshops: Sessions devoted to education in Cognitive Science may also be offered. Proposals for "how-to" sessions on undergraduate and graduate programs of study are requested. For more information, see http://depts.vassar.edu/~cogsci/Workshops.html Review Process: Submissions for spoken papers, standard posters, and symposia will be reviewed by these criteria: Technical/Theoretical Merit; Relevance to a Broad Audience of Cognitive Science Researchers; Clarity of Presentation; Significance; and Originality. *****All submissions will be refereed electronically. We require camera-ready paper copies only once accepted for publication. Information on electronic submission formats can be found at our conference website: http://www.sfu.ca/cogsci99/ Conference Chair: Prof. Martin Hahn Email: email@example.com Postal Mail: CogSci99, c/o Philosophy Dept., Simon Fraser Univ., Vancouver, B.C., V5A 1S6 DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by FEBRUARY 6, 1999, for consideration. For Cognitive Science Society membership information, please see http://www.umich.edu/~cogsci/ Or, contact the society office c/o Prof. Colleen Seifert, Univ. of Michigan, 525 East University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1109; phone: (734) 429-9248; fax: (734) 763-7480; email: firstname.lastname@example.org[Zurück zur Übersicht]
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society of Ireland Dublin, Ireland, August 16-20, 1999 (aka mind-4) Theme: "Two Sciences of Mind" Confirmed invited speakers include; Bernard Baars Stuart Hammeroff Kathy McGovern Program Committee Bernard Baars Mark Bickhard Robert Campbell Terry Dartnall Christian de Quincey Stuart Hammeroff Phil Kime Paul Mc Kevitt Yoshi Nakamura Sean O Nuallain Lucien T. Winegar Stream 1: Outer and Inner Empiricism in Consciousness Research Chair: Sean O Nuallain Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland (email@example.com) This stream will feature papers that attempt to show how "inner" states can be elucidated with reference to external phenomena. "Inner empiricism" designates experience, or qualia. Qualia are shaped (somehow) by brain processes or states which sense and interpret the external phenomena. The physical nature of these processes or states may tell us much about consciousness. Likewise, the argument that we are conscious of only one thing at a time because of the gating action of the nuclei reticularis thalami (Taylor, Baars, etc.) is indicative of the kind of thinking we are trying to encourage. In this vein, pain experience and its imperfect relationship to neural activity is similarly relevant. We particularly welcome papers that feature empirical data, or, if purely theoretical in nature, show a grasp of the range of disciplines necessary to do justice to the topic. Papers are also invited that - Interpret qualia in terms of panpsychism based on quantum mechanics (or, in current terms, pan-protopsychism) - Establish links with Whitehead's pan-experientialism - Establish links with an account of the emergence of cognitive processes out of self-maintenant processes that are non-cognitive - Interrelate physiological processes at the neural level with current thought in quantum mechanics - Emphasize "relational empiricism," i.e., second-person considerations - Investigate the brain processes or states giving rise to qualia at whatever level the writer considers appropriate (eg intra-cellular cytoskeletal activities and/or quantum-level phenomena). - Involve studies of central pain states as well as other curiosities like allodynia, spontaneous analgesia, pain asymbolia, and hypnotic analgesia. Stream 2: Foundations of Cognitive Science Co-chairs: Sean O Nuallain Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org) Robert L. Campbell Department of Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC USA (email@example.com) WHAT THE FOUNDATIONS STREAM IS ABOUT Though deep and contentious questions of theory and metatheory have always been prevalent in Cognitive Science--they arise whenever an attempt is made to define Cognitive Science as a discipline--they have frequently been downrated by researchers, in favor of empirical work that remains safely within the confines of established theorizing and customary methods. Our goal to is redress the balance. We encourage participants in this stream to raise and discuss such questions as: * the adequacy of computationalist accounts of mind * the adequacy of conceptions of mental representation as structures that encode structures out in the environment * the consequences of excluding emotions, consciousness, and the social realm from the purview of cognitive studies * the consequences of Newell and Simon's "scientific bet" that developmental constraints did not have to be studied until detailed models of adult cognition had been constructed and tested * the relationship between cognitive science and formal logic A wide range of theoretical perspectives is welcome, so long as the presenters are willing to engage in serious discussion with the proponents of perspectives that are different from their own: * Vygotskian treatments of culture and cognition * Dynamic Systems theories * Piagetian constructivism * interactivism * neuroscience accounts such as those of Edelman and Grossberg * theories of emergence in general, and emergent knowledge in particular * perception and action robotics * functional linguistics * genetic algorithms * Information Procesing * connectionism * evolutionary epistemology ********** SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR STREAMS 1 and 2 Contributors will be asked to submit short papers (3000 word limit) in the form of HTML files. Submissions to Stream 1 should be emailed to Sean O Nuallain. Submissions to Stream 2 should be emailed to Robert Campbell. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 1999. All submissions accepted for presentation during the streams will be given as 20-minute spoken papers. *********** The "MIND" conferences have normally had their proceedings published by John Benjamins. We have already been approached by prospective publishers for mind-4. All accepted papers and posters will be included in a preprint. Robert L. Campbell Professor, Psychology Brackett Hall 410A Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-1511 USA phone (864) 656-4986 fax (864) 656-0358 http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/index.html Editor, Dialogues in Psychology http://hubcap.clemson.edu/psych/Dialogues/dialogues.html[Zurück zur Übersicht]
Einladung zum internationalen Kongress "Envisioning Knowledge - Die Wissensgesellschaft und die Neuen Medien" Wissen schafft Werte. In der Wissensgesellschaft der Zukunft hängen Wohlstand und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit vom Wissen der Menschen ab. Die Visualiserung von Wissen hat zu einem Paradigmenwechsel in der Wissensverarbeitung geführt. Neben den textorientierten Kulturtechniken Lesen und Schreiben treten nun Vorstellungskraft, vernetztes Denken und Intuition in den Vordergrund, wobei Visualierungstechniken eine immer wichtigere Rolle spielen. Der sechste internationale Kongress der Burda Akademie zum Dritten Jahrtausend befaßt sich mit der Frage, wie sich die neuen Formen der Wissensvermittlung und Wissensverarbeitung auf Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Bildung auswirken. Wir möchten Sie einladen vom 3. bis 4. Februar 1999 an dem internationalen Kongress ENVISIONING KNOWLEDGE DIE WISSENSGESELLSCHAFT UND DIE NEUEN MEDIEN im Internationalen Congress Centrum (ICM) in München teilzunehmen. Im Rahmen des Kongresses werden verschiedene Workshops veranstaltet. Begleitet wird der Kongress von einer Ausstellung mit den derzeit interessantesten Projekten zu unserem Thema. Das Tagungsprogramm und weitere Informationen finden Sie unter "http://www.akademie3000.de".Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen auch telefonisch unter 089-9250-3559 gerne zur Verfügung. Wir würden uns freuen, Sie zu unserem Kongress in München begrüßen zu dürfen. Dr. Christa Maar Präsidentin Burda Akademie zum Dritten Jahrtausend Burda Holding GmbH Co.KG Arabellastraße 19a D-81925 München[Zurück zur Übersicht]
Second Announcement and Call for Contributions COSIT '99 - CONFERENCE ON SPATIAL INFORMATION THEORY Stade / near Hamburg, Germany 25-29 August 1999 TOPIC AND TARGET GROUP The fourth international Conference On Spatial Information Theory, COSIT '99, is concerned with theoretical aspects of space and spatial information. All aspects of "large scale" space, i.e. spaces too large to be overlooked at once, are addressed. This includes spaces of geographic scale and smaller spaces in which humans, animals, or autonomous robots have to find their way around. Spatial information theory also deals with the description of objects, processes or events in spatial environments and forms the basis for the construction of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and for spatial information and communication system design in general. Empirical investigations, formal models, and the use of spatial information technology reveal a large number of interesting research questions which require an interdisciplinary approach for their solution. The COSIT conference series brings together researchers from different disciplines, in particular o Geography and Geoinformation Science o Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence o Cognitive Science o Cognitive and Environmental Psychology o Architecture and Environmental Design o Engineering and Administration o Cognitive Anthropology and Psycholinguistics o History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Mind The conference organizers welcome all contributions on Spatial Information Theory. An idea of the conference's orientation can be gained from the previous COSIT proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see web pages). The following (non-exclusive) topics are indicative for the field of interest: * Cognitive structure of spatial knowledge * Structure of geographic information * Languages of spatial relations * Time in geographic information * Spatial and temporal reasoning * Navigation in spatial environments * Social and cultural organization of space * Quality aspects of geographic information * Incomplete or imprecise spatial knowledge * Spatial data integration * Presentation of spatial information * Simulation of processes in geographic space * User interface design * Spatialization of user interfaces * Metaphors for GIS * Naive geography * Ontology of space * Virtual reality and robot navigation * Cooperative work with spatial information * Administrative and legal spatial processes SCHEDULE Deadline for receiving title, abstract, key words: 24 January 1999 Deadline for receiving full papers: 31 January 1999 Deadline for receiving acknowledgments: 7 February 1999 Information on acceptance sent out: 16 April 1999 Revised papers (camera-ready) due: 28 May 1999 Conference: 25-29 August 1999 CONFERENCE PROGRAM On the first day of the conference half day tutorials and workshops introducing the topics of the conference will be organized. Proposals will be considered until 15 December 1998. On the second through fourth day of the conference, recent progress in advanced research will be presented orally and in poster sessions. The conference program will be established by the interdisciplinary program committee. Prominent keynote speakers have been invited. Submitted papers will be selected through a rigorous review of full paper contributions based on relevance to the conference, scientific significance, novelty, relation to previously published literature, and clarity of presentation. The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series just before the conference. Panels will discuss the relevance of research questions and compare alternate approaches. Topical meetings ("birds of a feather sessions") will be organized and proposals from convenors are welcome at any time before or during the conference. Last minute results can be presented as spontaneous posters; these contributions will not be published in the conference proceedings. A 'Doctoral Consortium' will conclude the conference. It is intended as a forum where Ph.D. students can meet and discuss with others at a similar stage in their careers. The consortium will be facilitated by a panel of experienced researchers. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Christian Freksa, University of Hamburg (chair) Anthony G. Cohn, University of Leeds Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine Andrew U. Frank, TU Vienna Stephen C. Hirtle, University of Pittsburgh Werner Kuhn, University of Münster David M. Mark, SUNY Buffalo Daniel Montello, UC Santa Barbara Barbara Tversky, Stanford University SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Gary Allen (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) Marc Armstrong (University of Iowa, USA) Barbara Buttenfield (Boulder, Colorado, USA) Roberto Casati (CNRS, Paris, France) Jean Paul Cheylan (Marseille, France) Eliseo Clementini (Aquila, Italy) Helen Couclelis (Santa Barbara, CA, USA) Michel Denis (CNRS, Paris, France) Geoffrey Edwards (Quebec, Canada) Gregory Elmes (West Virginia, USA) Susan Epstein (New York, NY, USA) Carola Eschenbach (Hamburg, Germany) Leila De Floriani (Genova, Italy) Wolfgang Foerstner (Bonn, Germany) Scott Freundschuh (Duluth, Minnesota, USA) Mark Gahegan (Perth, Australia) Antony Galton (Exeter, UK) Janice Glasgow (Kingston, Canada) Christopher Gold (Quebec, Canada) Reginald Golledge (Santa Barbara, CA, USA) Mike Goodchild (Santa Barbara, CA, USA) Christopher Habel (Hamburg, Germany) Thanasis Hadzilacos (Patras, Greece) John Herring (Herndon, VA, USA) Christian S. Jensen (Aalborg, Denmark) Marinos Kavouras (Athens, Greece) Benjamin Kuipers (Austin, TX, USA) Gerard Ligozat (Paris, France) Alan MacEachren (Pennsylvania, USA) Tim McNamara (Nashville, TN, USA) Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur, India) Bernhard Nebel (Freiburg, Germany) Patrick Olivier (York, UK) Dimitris Papadias (Hongkong, China) Eric Pederson (Oregon, USA) Donna Peuquet (Pennsylvania, USA) Juval Portugali (Tel Aviv, Israel) Jonathan Raper (London, UK) Christoph Schlieder (Munich, Germany) Michel Scholl (INRIA, France) Barry Smith (Buffalo, USA) Keith Stenning (Edinburgh, UK) Erik Stubkjaer (Aalborg, Denmark) Andrew Turk (Murdoch University, Australia) Achille Varzi (New York, NY, USA) Laure Vieu (Toulouse, France) Robert Weibel (Zurich, Switzerland) Karl Wender (Trier, Germany) Michael Worboys (Keele, UK) Wai-Kiang Yeap (Otago, New Zealand) SUBMISSIONS Authors are requested to submit original full papers (including abstracts) in English not to exceed 16 Springer LNCS pages in total including figures and bibliography (less than 6000 words) or four LNCS pages for poster contributions. Electronic submissions in a standard format are requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on a floppy disk (PDF or postscript). If you submit an MS Word or an RTF file you should send or fax a formatted hardcopy of your paper for reference. The title page of the paper should contain the title, author(s), affiliation(s), the submitting author's mailing address, e-mail address, fax number, telephone number, a 100-200 word abstract, 5-7 keywords, and a statement indicating that the paper has not been submitted elsewhere for publication. The information on the title page should also be submitted by email one week before the full paper deadline. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers in person and to attend the other presentations and discussions at the conference. Early career scientists and researchers from outside central Europe and the US are particularly encouraged to submit papers. A NOTE ON THE SITE The conference will be held at the Stadeum in the 1000 year old city of Stade, Germany, near the outlet of the river Elbe into the North Sea, 30km west of Hamburg. Accommodation will be available in the Parkhotel Stader Hof adjacent to the conference center at a rate of EUR 60-75 (USD 72-90) / single or EUR 42 (USD 50) / double per person and night (including a large breakfast buffet). Additional accommodation is available nearby. There is ample opportunity for outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, sailing, tennis. There will also be an excursion planned to a grand nature resort area at the Elbe outlet, during the conference. Stade can be easily reached from Hamburg (airport or train station) by Elbe-City-Jet (scenic express ferry ride) or by train, bus, or car (http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WSV/cosit99/route.html). REGISTRATION FEES Registration fees will cover full participation at the conference, a copy of the proceedings volume, lunch during the conference, an excursion, and the conference banquet Regular EUR 190 Full-time student EUR 90 Late Fee EUR 40 (after 31 May 1999) Tutorials (to be announced): Regular EUR 70 Student EUR 30 (The fees are computed on the basis EUR 1 = DM 2 = USD 1.2). FURTHER INFORMATION Further information about the conference and about travel and accommodation will be available on the conference web page (http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WSV/cosit99). Please send all submissions and address all other correspondence about the conference to: Christian Freksa, Fachbereich Informatik, Universität Hamburg Vogt-Kölln-Str. 30, D-22527 Hamburg, Germany email@example.com Fax: +49-40-5494-2385, phone: +49-40-5494-2416 The conference will be organized primarily using the Internet. We would appreciate further distribution of this announcement and we are grateful for inclusion in newsletters and other outlets. The conference is sponsored in part by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).[Zurück zur Übersicht]
ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTERS FOR A CONFERENCE ON: CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF: NEURAL, COGNITIVE, AND PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO JUNE 4-7, 1999: LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA The third conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 4-7, 1999, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, on the theme of "Consciousness and Self". Consciousness involves not just the passive experience of sensory contents, but the active involvement of an agent. Phenomena such as volition, social cognition, metacognition, self-recognition, self-modeling, reflection, and planning all suggest that self-related phenomena may be central to an understanding of consciousness. Recent neurophysiological and neuroimaging research has linked these self-related activities to specific brain activities, especially in prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychologists have studied numerous disorders of the self, often forcing our intuitive ideas about self to be revised. Psychologists have investigated the role of self and agency in memory, personality, volition, metacognition, and many other areas. Cognitive models have suggested a central role for executive systems in understanding these self-related phenomena of consciousness. And philosophers have analyzed the relationship between consciousness, self, and self-consciousness, with some arguing that self-directed cognition is at the core of consciousness. The third ASSC conference will bring together researchers from numerous disciplines to discuss these issues. The third ASSC conference will bring together researchers from numerous disciplines to discuss these issues. Topics that will be discussed include: --the role of executive systems in conscious agency --neuropsychological disorders of the self --brain imaging of self-related processes --the role of prefrontal cortex --self-recognition in animals and humans --consciousness and metacognition --self-knowledge and theory of mind in schizophrenia and autism --the relationship between consciousness and self-consciousness --the role of self-knowledge in memory --the role of self-models in spatial cognition and action --the relation between sensory perception and controlled action --the unity or multiplicity of "the self" --cross-cultural conceptions of self --face perception and consciousness Confirmed speakers include: Jonathan Cole, Chris Frith, George Gallup Jr., Marc Jeannerod, Nancy Kanwisher, Alan Leslie, Thomas Metzinger, Morris Moscovitch, David Perrett, Giacomo Rizzolatti, David Rosenthal, Endel Tulving, and Daniel Wegner. ------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS ------------------------- While the central theme of ASSC 3 is "consciousness and self", speakers in concurrent sessions are invited to talk on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Physiological, psychological, and philosophical perspectives are all welcome. Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted. Any person may present only one submission, but may be co-author on more than one. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Concurrent sessions, posters, symposia, and plenary lectures will all be held in the Social Science Centre at The University of Western Ontario. --------- WORKSHOPS --------- This notice is also intended as a call for workshop presenters. One aim of this meeting is to allow researchers to gain a background in areas that they may know little about. Towards that end a number of workshops are planned. Is there a topic you or perhaps one of your colleagues might want to present? Some participants in the conference would be very interested in learning about technical matters such as fMRI or other brain imaging techniques. Others might enjoy a seminar on a philosophical topic. If you have recently published a book or major article on some topic you might want to lead a discussion on it. As with papers the focus of all workshops should naturally fit within the overall theme of the conference. Sample topics might include: --The latest methods and implications of various brain scanning techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG, SQUID, ERP) --Blindsight, neglect, or other neuropsychological syndromes. --Neural network or other theoretical models of processing in areas related to conscious activity --Differences and similarities between conscious and unconscious processing --Current models of the visual system --Consciousness and metacognition --Criteria for the ascription of consciousness --Philosophical issues concerning the self --Please suggest other sample topics, or modify the above!! Workshops will be held in parallel sessions on the morning and afternoon of June 4th. Each workshop is intended to last approximately three hours. The sizes of workshops will vary between a minimum of 10 to a maximum of around 25 people. Workshops that do not achieve the minimum enrollment of 10 people will not be offered. Workshop presenters will receive an honorarium of 750 Canadian dollars. The cost of attending workshops will be 75 Canadian dollars. ----------------------- SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS ----------------------- WORKSHOP PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 15th 1998 PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 15TH 1998 Submissions to be a presenter of either a paper, workshop or poster must include the following information: 1. Title. 2. An abstract of 150-250 words 3. Name(s) Institutional affiliation(s) Postal address(es) Email address(es) Telephone and fax numbers Membership status in the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (Full member, Associate, or Non-member) For papers and poster presenters: 4. A specification of which co-author will present the paper/poster at the meeting. 5. Be sure to indicate whether this is submitted as a a. Spoken presentation b. Poster In case your presentation cannot be included as a talk, please indicate your willingness to present it as a poster instead: Yes__ No__ Please send - using email where possible - proposals to: ASSC3 C/- Mel Goodale Department of Psychology University of Western Ontario London Ontario N6A 5C2 CANADA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1-519-661-2070; Fax: +1-519-661-3961 ------------ REGISTRATION ------------ Deadline for early registration: April 15, 1999 Registration fees: Early Late Non-members $200 $250 ASSC members $150 $185 Students $75 $100 Student ASSC members $50 $75 Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars. PST and GST are included. Membership registration must be received by May 1, 1999 to ensure discount. ------------------- FURTHER INFORMATION ------------------- Information about paper, poster, and workshop submissions, and registration forms for the conference as well as application forms for membership in the society are all available from: http://www.phil.vt.edu/assc http://watermelon.psych.uwo.ca/~assccon3 Please check these sites for updates to program information and general information about the society's activities. In addition you can find out more about two ASSC journals at the following websites: Consciousness & Cognition: http://www.idealibrary.com/ PSYCHE: http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/ Please address any further enquiries regarding the conference to the ASSC organising committee at <email@example.com>. The conference organizing committee consists of: Bernard Baars, William Banks, David Chalmers, Mel Goodale, Christof Koch, and Patrick Wilken. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Patrick Wilken http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~patrickw/ Editor: PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness Secretary: The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/ http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC/[Zurück zur Übersicht]
7th EUROPEAN WORKSHOP on NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION CALL for PAPERS Toulouse (France), May 13-15 1999 This seventh European workshop on Natural Language Generation will focus on all aspects of Computational Linguistics and industrial applications related to Natural Language Generation. Papers related to theoretical aspects, applied research and ongoing projects are encouraged. Natural Language Generation being the study of a number of models, approaches and systems, the workshop will include, besides classical topics, scientific domains in which natural language generation plays an important role, such as speech, dialogue, multi-media interfaces, psycholinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. Relevant application domains include all types of applications (MT, IR and IE, etc.) in which generation plays an important role and where specific techniques or models of generation have been developed. The main topics are the following, without excluding others: - lexical aspects: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, - syntactic aspects, - semantic and pragmatic aspects, - speech synthesis and NLG, oral dialogue, - construction of knowledge bases for NLG, - applications of NLG: MT, summarization, report generation, etc., - multi-media generation including graphics, numerical information, and texts in various formats, etc., - psycholinguistic aspects of NLG: in speech production, in discourse production and management, in lexicalization, etc. - architectures for NLG, - Internet and WEB applications using NLG. Multiple submissions must be mentioned, and if the paper is accepted at several places, presentation at the workshop will be conditional on the paper's having been withdrawn from all other places. Papers should be prepared in LaTeX (preferably) or in Word (send rtf file), not exceeding 4000 words (about 8 to 10 pages long), including references. More details about the formating of submissions will be given soon on the workshop WEB site. Papers must report on original, unpublished work. Work in progress can also be submitted. Papers must include the authors' name, full address and e-mail. They will be reviewed anonymously. Therefore, a title page must come separately, with the title of the paper, the abstract, the authors' names and addresses, and, if appropriate, the mention of multiple submissions (and where the paper has been submitted). No indication of the authors' identity must appear in the text of the paper. Deadlines: January 25th Submission of papers by e-mail March 10th Notification of acceptance / rejection April 15th Final paper due (paper copy) May 13-15 Workshop. Papers and all correspondance should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Programme Committee: Christy Doran Wolfgang Hoeppner Helmut Horacek Eduard Hovy Guy Lapalme Kathy McCoy David McDonald Kathy McKeown Chris Mellish Cecile Paris Patrick Saint-Dizier Manfred Stede Michael Zock Local Organization information: WEB site (forthcoming): http://www.irit.fr/MANIFS/manifs.html Look for: EWNLG'99. The meeting will be held in downtown Toulouse in the Holiday Inn hotel on the famous `Place du Capitole' in the heart of the old town. Toulouse has an international airport, with many national and European destinations. There are many places worth visiting in the city, all within about 10 minutes' walking distance (museums, old Roman-style churches, 16th-17th century private houses with inner yards, etc.). Fees should be around 750 French Francs (about 130 US$), for 2 days, including two lunches, the breaks and the proceedings. For three days, fees will be about 1000F. Blocks of rooms will be reserved in the hotel meeting (530F per room per day, incl. buffet breakfast) and in other, cheaper, hotels around at preferential rates.[Zurück zur Übersicht]
COGNITIVE SCIENCE CONFERENCE ON PERCEPTION, CONSCIOUSNESS AND ART Brussels, 17-19 May 1999 Vrije Universiteit Brussel Centrum voor Empirische Epistemologie From 17 to 19 May 1999, a Cognitive Science Conference on Perception, Consciousness and Art will be held at the 'Vrije Universiteit Brussel', Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the conference is to highlight the fertility of the cognitive science approach to perception for the understanding of Consciousness and Art, as exemplified by the recent books of Susan Hurley on Consciousness and Semir Zeki on Art (Consciousness in Action, Harvard University Press, 1998; Inner Vision, forthcoming). Each of the themes - perception and consciousness and perception and art - will be treated during one third of the conference time, with invited speakers. Another third of the conference is reserved for presentations based on submitted proposals. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Confirmed invited speakers are (as of November 8 1998): - José Luis Bermķdez (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Philosophy, University of Stirling) - Marc De Mey (Philosophy, University of Ghent) - Mia Gosselin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Clyde Hardin (Philosophy, Syracuse University) - Susan Hurley (Philosophy, University of Warwick), - Martin Kemp (Trinity College, Oxford -provisional) - Marcel Kinsbourne (Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York), - Alva NoŽ (Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz) - JoŽlle Proust (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), - Luc Steels (Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), - Semir Zeki (Institute of Neurology, University College London) More speakers will be added to this list later CALL FOR PAPERS Researchers from any domain in cognitive science whose work is related to the conference themes are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be sent preferably by e-mail to email@example.com. If this is impossible, the paper mail address is: Erik Myin, Fac. L.&W., Vwij (EMEP), VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. In the latter case, please include a version of the abstract on floppy on any regular Mac or Windows wordprocessor. The deadline for abstracts is January 18, 1999. Authors will be acknowledged of reception without delay and of acceptance status before March 1, 1999. MORE INFORMATION More detailed information is available at http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~emyin/conference.html, or can be obtained by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to: Erik Myin, Fac. L.&W., Vwij (EMEP), VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. For your convenience, a registration of interest form can be found below. _________________________________________________________________ Cognitive Science Conference on Perception, Consciousness and Art registration of interest form *Name: *E-mail address: *Title: *Mail address: *I want to get more information on this conference when available: yes/no *I consider attending this conference: yes/no *I consider sending an abstract for this conference: yes/no[Zurück zur Übersicht]
Contributed abstracts must be received by January 29, 1999 for the THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS Tutorials: May 26, 1999 Meeting: May 27-29, 1999 Boston University 677 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 02215 http://cns-web.bu.edu/meetings/ Sponsored by Boston University's Center for Adaptive Systems and Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems with financial support from DARPA and ONR How Does the Brain Control Behavior? How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence? The conference will include invited tutorials and lectures, and contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a changing world. The conference is aimed at researchers and students of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science, artificial neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial intelligence. A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be highly visible. Abstract submissions encourage submissions of the latest results. Costs are kept at a minimum without compromising the quality of meeting handouts and social events. SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM. SEE THE WEB SITE FOR HOTEL AND OTHER CONFERENCE INFORMATION. CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS TUTORIALS Wednesday, May 26, 1999: Stephen Grossberg, Development, learning, attention, and grouping by the laminar circuits of visual cortex Daniel Schacter, True memories, false memories: A cognitive neuroscience perspective Gail Carpenter, Adaptive resonance theory and practice Tomaso Poggio, Supervised learning: Regularization and support vector machines Each tutorial is 90 minutes long. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Thursday, May 27 and Saturday, May 29, 1999: Rodney Brooks, Learning through social interaction: Robot implementations Shinsuke Shimojo, Visual surface filling-in assessed by psychophysics and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) INVITED SPEAKERS Thursday, May 27, 1999: Joseph LeDoux, Learning about danger: Systems and synapses Joaquin Fuster, The frontal lobe in temporal aspects of cognition John Lisman, The role of theta-gamma oscillations in memory processes Michael Hasselmo, Neuromodulation and cortical memory function: Physiology and computational modeling Dario Floreano, Evolutionary cybernetics: Exploring the foundations of adaptive intelligence in biomimetic robots Paolo Gaudiano, Visually guided navigation with autonomous mobile robots Friday, May 28, 1999: Shihab Shamma, Encoding of timbre in the auditory system Nobuo Suga, Adjustment and improvement of auditory signal processing by the corticofugal feedback system Stephen Grossberg, Neural models of auditory and speech perception Steven Greenberg, From sound to meaning: A syllable-centric perspective on spoken language Larry Gillick, The state of large vocabulary continuous speech recognition Andreas Andreou, Neuromorphic VLSI microsystems for speech and vision processing Saturday, May 29, 1999: Charles Gilbert, Adult cortical dynamics David van Essen, Mapping and modeling of cortical structure and function Randolph Blake, What can be perceived in the absence of visual awareness? Steven Zucker, Complexity, confusion and computational vision Ennio Mingolla, Cortical computation for attentive visual navigation: Heading, time-to-contact, and pursuit movements Richard Shiffrin, A model for implicit and explicit memory There will be contributed oral and poster sessions on each day of the conference. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Session Topics: * vision * spatial mapping and navigation * object recognition * neural circuit models * image understanding * neural system models * audition * mathematics of neural systems * speech and language * robotics * unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, * supervised learning evolutionary, digital) * reinforcement and emotion * neuromorphic VLSI * sensory-motor control * industrial applications * cognition, planning, and * other attention Contributed Abstracts must be received, in English, by January 29, 1999. Notification of acceptance will be given by February 28, 1999. A meeting registration fee of $45 for regular attendees and $30 for students must accompany each Abstract. See Registration Information for details. The fee will be returned if the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in the meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted abstracts will be returned on request only until April 15, 1999. Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address, telephone, fax, and email address; and a first and second choice from among the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead, slide, and VCR facilities will be available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original and 3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To register, please fill out the registration form below. Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or email to email@example.com. The registration fee will help to pay for a reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings. STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows are available to cover meeting travel and living costs. The deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 29, 1999. Applicants will be notified by February 28, 1999. Each application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses and other educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional stationery should accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting. Students who also submit an Abstract need to include the registration fee with their Abstract. Reimbursement checks will be distributed after the meeting. REGISTRATION FORM Third International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems Boston University 677 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 02215 Tutorials: May 26, 1999 Meeting: May 27-29, 1999 FAX: (617) 353-7755 http://cns-web.bu.edu/meetings/ (Please Type or Print) Mr./Ms./Dr./Prof.: _______________________________________________ Name: ____________________________________________________________ Affiliation: _____________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________ City, State, Postal Code: ________________________________________ Phone and Fax: ___________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________ The conference registration fee includes the meeting program, reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings. The tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two coffee breaks. CHECK ONE: ( ) $70 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular) ( ) $45 Conference plus Tutorial (Student) ( ) $45 Conference Only (Regular) ( ) $30 Conference Only (Student) ( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular) ( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student) METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail): [ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University". Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible for any and all bank charges. [ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only). Name as it appears on the card: __________________________________ Type of card: ____________________________________________________ Account number: __________________________________________________ Expiration date: _________________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________[Zurück zur Übersicht]