AISC 2016 – Torino

ALTRE INFORMAZIONI A BREVE – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“Mind the gap: brain, cognition and society”

13th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC)

 

Torino, 24-26 November 2016

Website: http://www.aisc-net.org/home/2016/03/05/aisc-2016-torino/

 

All researchers interested in the cognitive sciences are invited to submit their work to the conference. Submissions are accepted as short articles of either single papers or symposia (details below): the deadline for submission is set to September 11, 2016.

 

Submissions:

All articles must be submitted via Easychair at the following link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisc2016

All accepted articles will be published in the proceedings of the conference (with ISBN code).

 

Single papers:

Each contribution should not exceed 1500 words (including references). Articles, in English or Italian, must be formatted according to the following template:

http://www.aisc-net.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MODELLO-PAPER.doc

The Scientific Committee will select accepted contributions, and decide their format of presentation (talk or poster session). Reviewing is blind to the identities of the authors. The first page, on which the paper body begins, should include the title, but not the names or affiliations of the authors and acknowledgments. When referring to one’s own work, use the third person, rather than the first person, e.g.  “(X and Y, 2007) in their study” rather than “In our previous study (2007)”. Try to avoid including any information in the body of the paper that would identify the authors or their institutions. Such information may be added to the final camera-ready version for publication in the proceedings.

Among accepted contributions, the Scientific Committee will select, after the conference, those considered of exceptional quality, to be short listed as candidates to the “Vittorio Girotto prize for the best AISC paper 2016”. Authors of selected contributions will then receive an invitation to submit an extended version of their work to the journal Sistemi Intelligenti (tentative deadline: April 15, 2017). The Editorial Board of Sistemi Intelligenti will determine the winning paper, and its decision will be final. The winning paper will be published with special mention on the journal, and the authors will receive a 300 euro book voucher from the publisher of the journal, Il Mulino. Also other finalist papers will be mentioned on the journal, and it is possible that they will be published there as well, if deemed of adequate scientific value by the Editorial Board.

 

Symposia:

Proposals for thematic symposia and panel discussion must be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • the proposed topic must fall within the scope of cognitive sciences;
  • the best symposia present different perspectives, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, on a common issue;
  • a contributed symposium is allotted 100 minutes sufficient for four 25 minute talks including questions
  • each symposium proposal should be no longer than 1500 words (including references), written in English or Italian, and must include:
  • title of the symposium
  • names, affiliations and contact details of all organizers
  • a short introduction explaining the importance of the topic
  • title and a short abstract of each talk
  • names, affiliations and contact details of the speakers.

Symposium proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The organizers of accepted symposia must register to the conference and ensure that all speakers of their symposium register as well.

 

Important dates:

Deadline for submission (papers & symposia): 11 September 2016
Notification of acceptance: 25 October 2016
Early registration: 1 November 2016
Camera-ready version of accepted contributions: 1 November 2015
Conference dates: 24-26 November 2016
Deadline for finalist papers, Vittorio Girotto prize for best paper AISC 2016: 15 April 2017 (by invitation only)

 

Conference chairs:

Gabriella Airenti (University of Torino)

Marco Cruciani (University of Trento)

Maurizio Tirassa (Unversity of Torino)

 

Scientific Committee:

Mauro Adenzato (University of Torino)

Cristina Amoretti (University of Genova)

Valentina Bambini (IUSS, Pavia)

Bruno Bara (University of Torino)

Cristina Becchio (University of Torino)

Anna Borghi (University of Bologna)

Francesca Bosco (University of Torino)

Domenica Bruni (University of Messina)

Monica Bucciarelli (University of Torino)

Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Federico Cecconi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Maurizio Cardaci (University of Palermo)

Raffaele Caterina (University of Torino)

Federica Cena (University of Torino)

Vincenzo Crupi (University of Torino)

Franco Cutugno (University of Napoli Federico II)

Luisa Damiano (University of Messina)

Mario De Caro (University of Roma 3)

Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genova)

Francesca Ervas (University of Cagliari)

Rino Falcone (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Roberta Ferrario (ISTC-CNR, Trento)

Marcello Frixione (University of Genova)

Francesco Gagliardi (University of Napoli Federico II)

Alberto Greco (University of Genova)

Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Milano Bicocca)

Antonio Lieto (University of Torino)

Diego Marconi (University of Torino)

Cristina Meini (University of Piemonte Orientale)

Orazio Miglino (University of Napoli Federico II)

Andrea Moro (IUSS, Pavia)

Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Pietro Perconti (University of Messina)

Alessio Plebe (University of Messina)

Daniele Radicioni (University of Torino)

Marco Elio Tabacchi (University of Palermo)

Pietro Terna (University of Torino)

Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Giulio Sandini (University of Genova)

Giorgio Vallortigara (University of Trento)

 

 

AISC 2015 – Genova

Proceedings:

http://www.neapolisanit.eu/neascience/?p=827

Program:

https://aisc2015.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/programme_aisc2015_30-11-2015.pdf

Registration is open
Late registration: after 15 November 2015

Form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52781648948978

Language, Cognition and Society

Genova, 10-12 December 2015

12th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC)

website: https://aisc2015.wordpress.com/

CALL FOR PAPERS

All cognitive science scholars are invited to submit their work to the conference. Submissions are accepted as long abstracts of either single papers or symposia (details below): the deadline for submission is set to September 15, 2015, and all abstract must be submitted via Easychair. The link to the submission page will be made available over the next few weeks.

All abstracts must be submitted via Easychair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisc20150

Single papers

Each contribution should not exceed 1500 words (including references). Abstracts, in English or Italian, must be formatted according to this template.

The Scientific Panel will select accepted contributions, possibly enlisting the help of external reviewers, and decide their format of presentation (talk or poster session). To ensure a double-blind reviewing process, authors are kindly requested to anonymize their submissions, omitting their names, affiliations, and any self-revealing reference. Reference to one’s own work should be made in the third person, e.g. “X and Y (2007) in their study” rather than “In our previous study (2007)”. Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be required to send a camera-ready version with full details for publication in the book of abstracts.
Among accepted contributions, the Scientific Panel will select, after the conference, those considered of exceptional quality, to be short listed as candidates to the prize for Best Paper AISC 2015. Authors of selected contributions will then receive an invitation to submit an extended version of their work to the journal Sistemi Intelligenti (tentative deadline: April 15, 2016). The Editorial Board of Sistemi Intelligenti will determine the winning paper, and its decision shall be final. The winning paper will be published with special mention on the journal, and the authors shall receive a 300 euro book voucher from the publisher of the journal, Il Mulino. Also other finalist papers will be mentioned on the journal, and it is possible they will be published there as well, if deemed of adequate scientific value by the Editorial Board.

Symposia

Besides single papers, the Scientific Panel welcome proposals for short thematic symposia and panel discussion, to be submitted via Easychair and prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • the proposed topic must fall within the scope of cognitive sciences;
  • the talks included in the symposium must clearly mark the event as interdisciplinary in nature;
  • the whole symposium must last exactly 2 hours, with no intermediate breaks;
  • each symposium proposal should be no longer than 1500 words (including references), written in English or Italian, and must specify the following items: title of the symposium; names, affiliations and contact details of all organizers; names and affiliations of all speakers (no less than 3, no more than 8); short introduction to the symposium rationale (why is it relevant?); title and short abstract of each talk included in the symposium.

Symposium proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Panel, possibly enlisting the help of external reviewers. The organizers of accepted symposia must register to the conference and ensure that all speakers of their symposium register as well. The Organizing Committee of the conference will ensure adequate logistic support for realizing the symposium (venue, technical assistance, etc.).

Important dates

Extended Deadline for submission (papers & symposia): 25 September 2015
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2015
Early registration: 15 November 2015
Camera-ready version of accepted contributions: 15 November 2015
Conference dates: 10-12 December 2015
Deadline for finalist papers, Best Paper AISC 2015: 15 April 2016 (by invitation only)

 

Keynote speakers (confirmed) will be Ruth Byrne (Dublin, cognitive psychology), Nicola Clayton (Cambridge, comparative psychology), Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth, evolutionary robotics), Andrea Moro (Pavia, neurolinguistics), and Diego Marconi (Torino, philosophy of language).

 

Conference chairs

Marcello Frixione (University of Genova)
Alberto Greco (University of Genova)
Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Carlo Penco (University of Genova)

Organizing Committee

Gabriella Airenti (University of Torino)

Laura Bonelli (“La Sapienza” University & ISTC-CNR Roma)

Corrado Canepa (University of Genova)

Federico Cecconi (ISTC-CNR Roma)

Marco Cruciani (University of Trento)

Stefania Moretti (University of Genova)

 

Scientific Panel

Elsa Addessi (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Francesca Bellagamba (“La Sapienza” University, Roma)
Anna Maria Borghi (University of Bologna & ISTC-CNR Roma)
Antonio Camurri (University of Genova)
Mario De Caro (University of Roma Tre)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Rino Falcone (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Francesco Ferretti (University of Roma Tre)
Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri (University of Roma Tre)
Maurizio Mancini (University of Genova)
Orazio Miglino (University of Napoli “Federico II” & ISTC-CNR Roma)
Domenico Parisi (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Pietro Perconti (University of Messina)
Alessio Plebe (University of Messina)
Marco Elio Tabacchi (University of Palermo)
Pietro Terna (University of Torino)
Maurizio Tirassa (University of Torino)
Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Gualtiero Volpe (University of Genova)

 

EAPCogSci 2015 – Torino

 

PROGRAM http://www.eapcogsci2015.it/program/

PROCEEDINGS http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1419/

 

*EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science:*

*4th European Conference on Cognitive Science*

*10th International Conference on Cognitive Science*

The *EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science* will be held in

*Torino, Italy, September 25-27, 2015*.

The event is co-organized by the Cognitive Science Society http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/ and the International Association for Cognitive Science (IACS) www.ia-cs.org.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website:

http://www.eapcogsci2015.it/

or send an email to: info@eapcogsci2015.it

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Torino!

Bruno G. Bara

Head of Center for Cognitive Science

University of Turin

 

Gabriella Airenti

President of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science

University of Turin

 

Naomi Miyake

Center for Research and Development of Higher Education

University of Tokyo

 

Giulio Sandini

Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Italian Institute of Technology

 

*Submissions are CLOSED*

Submissions open: February 1, 2015

Submissions closed: March 12, 2015

Notifications of decision sent: May 1, 2015

Accepted submissions due in final form: June 1, 2015

All submissions must be made via the conference program website:

http://www.eapcogsci2015.it/submission/

All deadline times are UTC-11 by midnight. If a submission is made when it is still the deadline date at any location in the world, the submission will be considered for inclusion in the program. If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the submission must both pre-register and attend the conference in order for the submission to appear in the meeting program and in the conference proceedings.

Submitted research papers may be no more than six pages long, using the two-column format described in the Submission Formats• section, below. All paper submissions will be evaluated by peer reviewers who make acceptance recommendations to the Program Committee. The final decision of acceptance is made by the Program Co-Chairs. If a paper is accepted, it will appear in full in the Proceedings. Accepted papers may be  presented at the conference as either talks or posters as decided by Program Co-Chairs. These decisions are made on the basis of assessments by reviewers and issues of program balance.

The twenty papers receiving the best reviews by the Program Committee will be invited for possible publication in the Journal of Cognitive Science http://j-cs.org/index/index.php.

In addition, the organizers of the highest rated symposia will be invited to edit special issues of the Journal of Cognitive Science http://j-cs.org/index/index.php on their  symposium topics.

 

*Submission Formats*

All submissions must be made electronically as PDF files. These files are to be uploaded to the conference program website:

https://precisionconference.com/~cogsci

All PDF submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format:

firstauthorname_submissiondate.pdf• (e.g., smith_1_28.pdf• for a submission made on January 28th). If there are any special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc.), these must be included with the submission (i.e., embedded in the PDF file).

Authors are strongly encouraged to use provided document templates for their PDF submissions. Template files for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available, below.

Please do not edit the margin sizes or font settings specified in these template files:

Microsoft Word Zip

http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/wordpaper_2015.zip (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a PDF of the sample file)

LaTeX Zip

http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/latexpaper_2015.zip (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .PDF of the sample file)

 

 

 

CFP simposium in AISC2016 – Automatic and controlled processes in language

Panel on:

Automatic and controlled processes in language

(AISC 2016 International Conference, Torino, 24-26 November 2016)

 

It is widely agreed that information processing follows a dual path, cognitive contents being entrusted to automatic and controlled mechanisms (Schneider & Shiffrin 1977, Shiffrin & Schneider 1977, 1984):

Automatic processing is generally a fast, parallel, fairly effortless process that is not limited by short-term memory capacity, is not under direct subject control, and performs well-developed skilled behaviors. […] Controlled processing is often slow, generally serial, effortful, capacity-limited, subject-regulated, and is used to deal with novel or inconsistent information. […] all tasks are carried out by complex mixtures of controlled and automatic processes used in combination. (Shiffrin & Schneider 1984)

The reason for the existence of double-modality processing can be regarded as adaptive in nature:

Dual processing mechanisms would likely not have evolved unless there were survival advantages to having both modes of processing. […] Automatic and controlled processing are qualitatively different forms of processing that provide complementary benefits. […] A single process alone cannot provide both the fast learning of controlled processing and the high speed parallel robust processing of automatic processing. […] If a task requires the coordination of many sensory/motor inputs, the slow, resource-limited nature of controlled processing will be a serious limitation. Despite taking a long time to acquire, automatic processing has the advantages of being robust under stress, leading to long-term retention of associated skills, and allowing many processes to occur in parallel. (Schneider & Chein 2003)

Many other studies point out that controlled processes of our attentional system are strongly affected by limitations, while less limitations arise if, in parallel with controlled processes, some cognitive tasks are carried out automatically. For example, Dux et al. (2006) show that when competing stimuli overlap in central executive processes, only one at a time can be dealt with. Sigman & Dehaene’s (2008) work on so-called “Psychological Refractory Period” shows the inhibition or postponement of the second of two simultaneous tasks. Lien et al. (2006) signal phenomena of Divided-Attention Deficit, i.e. decreasing performances when attention is brought to two simultaneous tasks.

As for language processing, it has been noticed that

If utterances displayed no differential patterns of prominence and, correspondingly, different informativity degrees, sentence processing would be too demanding for the receiver, as he would be compelled –  via extra inferential operations – to calculate the speaker’s intentions in the attribution of prominence statuses to different sentence units. This would tremendously slow down decoding processes and the general unfolding of the conversation. A communication system like this would by no means adapt to the needs of language users, and, most importantly, to the speed at which information transaction takes place in verbal interactions. (Givón 2002)

The respective role of automatic and controlled processing has been systematically (though somewhat rigidly: see Mazzone and Campisi 2013) addressed by Levelt (1989) in his comprehensive account of language production. But the issue has also been addressed at a finer grain in a number of specific linguistic domains: from second language acquisition (Schmidt 1995) to gesture (Ekman & Friesen 1969; Kendon 2004; de Ruiter 2007). With regard to pragmatic understanding, wholly automatic and partially controlled accounts have been compared with each other (e.g., Recanati 2004; 2007; Carston 2007; Mazzone 2013a; 2013b; Rubio-Fernández 2013).  With regard to Saussure’s theory of language, Fadda (2013) has shown how important it is to distinguish between the different degrees of consciousness (and automaticity) involved. It has also been proposed (Lombardi Vallauri 2014 and Lombardi Vallauri & Masia 2015; some experimental evidence in Tiemann et al. 2011) that information structure categories such as Presupposition vs. Assertion and Topic vs. Focus can induce the receiver to devote the most convenient kind of attention and processing effort to parts of the utterance which enjoy different degrees of previous knowledge.  The recourse to automatic and controlled processes during the treatment of verbal stimuli has been measured (Hahne & Friederici 1999) by means of EEG, showing that first sentence structure recognition is mostly automatic, and followed by controlled semantic processing.

Beside these and other contributions, much work remains to be done in order to clarify the relations between automatic and controlled processes on the one side, and the management of linguistic categories during communication on the other. The proposed panel is aimed at gathering contributions focusing on all levels of language structure: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and (micro/macro)pragmatics. Its topics may include (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following:

 

  • What are the correlates/advantages of automatic and controlled processing for the addressee of a linguistic message, and for the source?
  • Is automatic-controlled in general, and in language in particular, to be regarded as a binary discrete category, or as a continuum?
  • What are the categories of “classical” linguistic theory that can be re-interpreted in terms of dual processing?
  • Does automaticity interact with patterns of grammaticalization in languages’ diachrony?
  • Can markedness phenomena be explained in terms of the breaking of automaticity, causing controlled processing of units normally entrusted to automatic processing?
  • Do strategic uses of language necessarily involve controlled processing?
  • Specifically, are pragmatic categories such as “implicature” or “presupposition” somehow related to a specific mode of processing (automatic/controlled)?
  • To what extent are different models of linguistic (and pragmatic) processing compatible with current views on automatic/controlled processing?

 

Both theoretical/speculative and experimental studies are welcome. The accepted contributions will be proposed for reviewed publication in a dedicated issue of the Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences.

Abstracts of no more than 10.000 characters + bibliography should be submitted to one of the email addresses below:

Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri Marco Mazzone
edoardo.lombardivallauri@uniroma3.it     mazzonem@unict.it

 

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 10 September, 2016

Communication of acceptation: 1 October, 2016

Submission of camera-ready version of the abstract:  1 November, 2016

AISC 2016 International Conference: November 24-26, 2016

 

Participants should register to the AISC 2016 International Conference:

AISC 2016 – Torino

 

References

Carston, Robyn, 2007. How many pragmatic systems are there?, in Maria Jose Frapolli (ed.), Saying, Meaning, Referring. Essays on the Philosophy of François Recanati, Palgrave, New York, 1–17.

de Ruiter, Jan P., 2007. Postcards from the mind. The relationship between speech, imagistic gesture and thought, in Gesture, n. 7, 21–38.

Dux, Paul E., Ivanoff, Jason, Asplund, Christopher L., Marois,  René, 2006. Isolation of a Central Bottleneck of Information Processing with Time-Resolved fMRI, in Neuron, n. 52, 1109-1120.

Ekman, Paul, Friesen, Wallace, 1969. The repertoire of non-verbal behaviour: categories, origins, usage and coding, in Semiotica, n. 1, 49–98.

Fadda, Emanuele, 2013. ‘Sentiment’: entre mot et term. Quelques  notes sur le travail et la langue de Ferdinand de Saussure, in Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure, n. 66, 49-65.

Givón, Talmy, 2002. Bio-Linguistics. The Santa-Barbara lectures, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

Hahne Anja & Friederici Angela D., 1999. Electrophysiological Evidence for Two Steps in Syntactic Analysis: Early Automatic and Late Controlled Processes, in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 11(2), 194-205.

Kendon, Adam, 2004. Gesture. Visible action as utterance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Levelt, Willem, 1989. Speaking: from intention to articulation, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Lien, Mei-Ching, Ruthruff, Eric, Johnston, James C., 2006. Attentional Limitations in Doing Two Tasks as Once, in Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, 89-93.

Lombardi Vallauri, Edoardo, 2014. From the knowledge of language to the knowledge of the brain, in Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences, n. 1, 1, 131-161.

Lombardi Vallauri E. & Masia V., 2015. Cognitive Constraints on the Emergence  of Topic-Focus Structure in  Human Communication, in A. Chiera and V. Ganfi (eds.), Immagine e pensiero. Bilanci nelle scienze cognitive attuali, Roma-Messina, Corisco, pp. 180-

Mazzone, Marco, 2013a. Automatic and controlled processes in pragmatics, in Capone, Alessandro et al. (eds.), Perspectives on linguistic pragmatics, Springer International Publishing, 443-467.

Mazzone, Marco 2013b. Attention to the speaker. The conscious assessment of utterance interpretations in working memory, in Language & Communication, 33, 106-114.

Mazzone, Marco, Campisi, Emanuela, 2013. Distributed intentionality: a model of intentional behavior in humans, Philosophical Psychology, n. 26, 267–290.

Recanati, F., 2004. Literal Meaning, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Recanati, François, 2007. Reply to Carston, in Maria Jose Frapolli (ed.), Saying, Meaning, Referring. Essays on the Philosophy of François Recanati, Palgrave, New York, 49–54.

Rubio-Fernández, Paula, 2013. Associative and inferential processes in pragmatic enrichment: The case of emergent properties, in Language and Cognitive Processes, n. 28, 6, 723–745

Schmidt, Richard (1995). Consciousness and foreign language learning: A tutorial on the role of attention and awareness in learning, in Richard Schmidt (ed.), Attention and awareness in foreign language learning, University of Haway at Manoa, 1-64.

Schneider, Walter. & Shiffrin, Richard M., 1977. Controlled and automatic human information processing: I. Detection, search, and attention, in Psychological Review, n. 84, 1, 1-66.

Schneider, Walter & Shiffrin, Richard M., 1984. Automatic and Controlled Processing Revisited, in Psychological Review, n. 91, 2, 269-276.

Shiffrin, Richard M. & Schneider, Walter, 1977b. Controlled and automatic human information processing: II. Perceptual learning, automatic attending, and a general theory, in Psychological Review, n. 84, 2, 127-190.

Schneider, Walter & Chein, Jason M., 2003. Controlled & automatic processing: behavior, theory, and biological mechanisms, in Cognitive Science 27, 525-559.

Sweller, John, 2003. Evolution of Human Cognitive Architecture, in Sweller, John & Ross, Brian H. (eds.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research and theory, Vol. 43, New York, NY, US: Elsevier Science, 215-266.

Sigman M. & Dehaene S., 2008, Brain Mechanisms of Serial and Parallel Processing during Dual-Task Performance, in Journal of Neuroscience, n. 28(30), 7585-7598.

Tiemann, Sonja, Schmid, Mareike, Rolke, Bettina, Ackermann, Hermann, Knapp, Julia, Beck, Sigrid, 2011. Psycholinguistic Evidence for Presuppositions: On-line vs. Off-line Data, in Reich, Ingo, Horch, Eva, Pauly, Dennis (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 15, Saarbrücken, Universaar – Saarland University Press, 581-597.

Inside out: Assessing the extended mind. Mind, language and material culture – Catania 2016

Organized by Giovanni Camardi, Giovanna Giardina, Nicola Laneri, Marco Mazzone, Simona Todaro, Sebastiano Vecchio

University of Catania May 30-31 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The conference will be held at the University of Catania May 30-31 and aim at discussing and perhaps revising the important concept of the extended mind introduced by Andy Clark and David Chalmers in 1998. In so doing the subject will be confronted using different perspectives (i.e., archaeological, anthropological, philosophical, psychological) that uses the relationship between mind, body, environment and material culture in interpreting aspects of human cognition.

In particular, this conference will focus its attention on epistemological issues such as the extent to which a single ontological notion of extended mind – encompassing both the functions of the brain and its “extensions” – is required, or whether we should rather focus on the complex relationships between the brain, the body, the development of language, the perception of the environment and the creation of objects.

The conference will be divided into 3 panels: (1) mind, consciousness and extended mind, (2) language and cognition, and (3) material culture and cognition. The panels will be introduced by keynote speakers (Stephen Cowley, University of Southern Denmark; Michele Di Francesco, IUSS Pavia; Lambros Malafouris, Keble College Oxford) and then by 3 presenters for each panel. At the end of each panel the discussion will be led by members of the organizing committee.

The conference proceedings will be published in a peer-reviewed publication.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Marco Mazzone (mazzonem@unict.it) no later than January 15th.

The 9 selected papers will be invited to participate to the conference. The organizers will provide all the lunches, dinners and coffee breaks during the conference, but transportation and accommodation will be at the participant’s expenses.

AIC 2015 – Torino

International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

The AIC 2015 Workshop will be held in the wonderful Rectorate Palace of the University of Turin (address: Via Verdi, 8 – 10124 Torino).

http://www.di.unito.it/~lieto/AIC2015/

Keynote Speakers

Dates

  • June 30, 2015: Paper submission deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 15th
  • August 21st , 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • September 12th, 2015: Final manuscripts due
  • September 15th, 2015: Registration
  • September 28th-29th, 2015: Workshop date

Master’s Program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition”

The 2-year Master’s Program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from  neuron to cognition” invites highly-motivated students to apply. The  master’s program is designed for students interested in connecting  cognition, neuroscience and computer science. The earliest applications  have the higher chances to get the total tuition fee exemption.  Scholarships are also available.

Program’s Web site http://www.hse.ru/en/ma/cogito/  http://psy.hse.ru/cogito

Application period for non-residents: January 1, 2015 – July 15, 2015. Early applications (before March 30) are encouraged. Location: The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

AISC mid-term 2015 – Palermo

L’Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive invita tutti gli interessati a partecipare al Convegno di MidTerm 2015.

“Il Futuro Prossimo della Scienza Cognitiva”

Palermo, 21 e 22 maggio 2015, Complesso Monumentale Steri, P.zza Marina, 61.

Per le iscrizioni vedi sotto.

 

PROGRAMMA

GIOVEDI 21 MAGGIO

 

Registrazione aperta dalle ore 9.30 presso la Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

 

Sala delle Capriate, Steri

Saluto del Rettore, prof.  Roberto Lagalla

 

11.00 – 12.00 Sala delle Capriate, Steri

INVITED TALK: Joint Attention and Second Person

Naomi Eilan (University of Warwick)

Coordina Pietro Perconti

 

12.00 – 13.15, Sala delle Capriate, Steri

SIMPOSIO: LE EMOZIONI NELL’ERA DELLE TECNOLOGIE

Edgar Breso (Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Emotional Apps) – in videoconferenza

Antonella D’Amico (Università di Palermo)

Antonella Chifari, Gianluca Merlo (ITD CNR)

Coordina Maurizio Cardaci

 

13.15 – 14.30 PAUSA PRANZO

Locanda Talè, Piazza Cassa di Risparmio n.15

 

14.30 – 16.50, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

PRIMA SESSIONE TALK

Coordina Marco Cruciani

  • Carmelo Calì: Imagery e capacità percettive per agenti cognitivi

  • Alessio Plebe: Alla ricerca del circuito per l’intelligenza

  • Francesco Bianchini: Futuri vicini e lontani della scienza cognitiva: l’approccio generalista

  • Alessandro Bruno & Edoardo Ardizzone: Saliency Map for Visual Perception

  • Valerio Perticone & Marco Elio Tabacchi: Un’analisi preliminare della rete dei ringraziamenti su Wikipedia

  • Giovanni Federico & Onofrio Gigliotta: GSRTM 1.0: un sistema cross-platform, integrato, low cost per la misurazione della risposta galvanica cutanea e la gestione di sessioni sperimentali

  • Giovanni Rizzo, Francesco D’Aleo & Marco Elio Tabacchi: L’Opinion Mining nelle Scienze Cognitive: espressione dei sentimenti e reti sociali

 

16.50 – 17.10 PAUSA CAFFÈ

 

17.10- 19.00, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

SECONDA SESSIONE TALK

Coordina Francesca Piazza

  • Elisabetta Lalumera: Il problema dell’”inferenza inversa” e il rapporto tra neuroscienze e psicologia

  • Marco Cruciani: Speaker’s intended meaning & addressee’s intended meaning

  • Valentina Cuccio: Body-schema & body-image in the processing of bodily metaphors

  • Andrea Velardi: Possibilità e limiti dell’empatia. Una discussione filosofica sul riduzionismo e l’ottimismo naturalista delle altre scienze cognitive

  • Simona Agnello: Lo strano anello e la prova di Gӧdel. L’emergere della pratica scientifica fra autocoscienza preriflessiva e senso di agenzia

  • Maria Cristina Lo Baido: Metafore in prospettiva pertinentista e disordini dello spettro autistico

 

19.00 – 20.00, Sala delle Capriate, Steri

Danza, Emozioni e Robot

Giovanni Pioggia, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR

Behaviourlabs

Antonio Chella, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica UniPa

Circolo ARCI Tavolatonda

ICAR CNR

 

20.45, CENA SOCIALE Schiticchio Street & Social Food

Focacceria S. Francesco, Via Alessandro Paternostro n.58

VENERDI 22 MAGGIO

08.45 – 10.15, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

SIMPOSIO: CERVELLI, ROBOT, COMPUTAZIONE

Antonio Chella (Università di Palermo)

Michele Migliore (CNR)

Massimiliano Oliveri (Università di Palermo)

Coordina Alessio Plebe

 

10.15 – 10.30 PAUSA CAFFÈ

 

10.30 – 13.30, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

TERZA SESSIONE TALK

Coordina Domenica Bruni

  • Rino Falcone, Alessandro Sapienza & Cristiano Castelfranchi: Trusting through Categories

  • Renata Mangano, Massimiliano Oliveri, Patrizia Turriziani, Daniela Smirni, Li Zhaoping & Lisa Cipolotti: Facilitazioni nella ricerca visiva di lettere: uno studio rTMS sul reversed letter effect

  • Domenico Guastella & Amelia Gangemi: Feeling of Error in reasoning

  • Mario Graziano: Fatti / valori. Fine di una dicotomia? La Ghigliottina di Hume e gli esperti economici

  • Angela Ganci: Stili di attaccamento, funzionamento cognitivo e prospettive terapeutiche nel disturbo paranoide di personalità

  • Lara Tulipano & Mattia G. Bergomi: Meaning, music & emotions: a neural activity analysis

  • Elisa Leonardi & Amelia Gangemi: Come il Broad Autism Phenotype e l’Autism Spectrum Disorder influenzano la relazione madre-bambino

  • Nicole Dalia Cilia, Domenico Guastella & Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri: Oculi speculum mentis: l’interazione tra giudizio di analogia e movimenti oculari

  • Angela Giardina, Yineth V. Rueda Castro, Alessia Rodigari & Massimiliano Oliveri: I confini dello spazio peripersonale in soggetti aggressivi versus non-aggressivi: il ruolo della Giunzione Temporo-Parietale

 

13.30 – 14.30 PAUSA PRANZO

Ristorante Il Divino Rosso, via Alloro n.22

 

14.30 – 16.30, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

SESSIONE SPEED TALK

Coordina Marco Elio Tabacchi

  • Emanuele Fazio: “Realismo cognitivo” in letteratura

  • Massimo Panzarella: Sul significato delle costanti logiche: paradosso dell’inferenza e teoria dei giochi

  • Marco Trainito: I memi di Dawkins tra gli agenti di Minsky e le rappresentazioni di Sperber

  • Marta Maria Battello: Altruismo Rettiliano. Il cervello animale fondamento dell’altruismo umano.

  • Marianna Frosina: Folk Chemistry. Una teoria ingenua della mente

  • Mattia Antonino Di Gangi & Marco Elio Tabacchi: Modellare l’incertezza nel decision making

  • Giuseppe Città, Giulia Crifaci, Edlira Prenjasi, Rossella Raso & Manuel Gentile: Designing a new Smart, Adaptive & Embodied Learning Environment

  • Alessandra Anastasi & Laura Giallongo: Il ruolo del cooperative-breeding nell’evoluzione del linguaggio

 

16.30 – 16.45 PAUSA CAFFÈ

 

16.45 – 17.00

TALK

Roberto Cordeschi e la Filosofia delle Scienze Cognitive

Nicole Dalia Cilia

 

17.00 – 18,30, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Steri

SIMPOSIO: LE CONSEGUENZE SOCIALI

DELLE SCIENZE COGNITIVE

Gabriella Airenti (Università di Torino)

Alberto Greco (Università di Genova)

Franco Lo Piparo (Università di Palermo)

Marco Mazzone (Università di Catania)

Coordina Marco Carapezza

 

 

 

 

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ISCRIZIONE

Per partecipare al MidTerm 2015 come uditori o autori si richiede una quota di iscrizione:

  • GRATUITA per chi è già iscritto ad AISC per il 2015
  • €120 per gli strutturati
  • €50 per i non strutturati

La quota comprende l’iscrizione ad AISC per il 2015, e l’abbonamento annuale (3 numeri) alla rivista Sistemi Intelligenti.

L’iscrizione si perfeziona seguendo le istruzioni presenti in questo link:

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50783034564961

 

COMITATO SCIENTIFICO

Gabriella Airenti (Università di Torino)

Federico Cecconi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Marco Cruciani (Università di Trento)

Mario De Caro (Università di Roma Tre)

Rino Falcone (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR, Roma)

Pietro Perconti (Università di Messina)

Alessio Plebe (Università di Messina)

Marco Elio Tabacchi (Università di Palermo)

Maurizio Tirassa (Università di Torino)

Giorgio Vallortigara (Università di Trento)

Maurizio Cardaci (Università di Palermo)

Antonio Chella (Università di Palermo)

Franco Lo Piparo (Università di Palermo)

 

COMITATO ORGANIZZATORE

Domenica Bruni (Università di Messina)

Marco Carapezza (Università di Palermo)

Giosuè Lo Bosco (Università di Palermo)

Pietro Perconti (Università di Messina)

Alessio Plebe (Università di Messina)

Marco Elio Tabacchi (Università di Palermo)

 

SEGRETERIA LOCALE

Francesco D’Aleo, Giovanni Rizzo,

Valerio Perticone, Mattia Di Gangi

 

CONTATTI

www.aisc-net.org

marcoelio.tabacchi@unipa.it

366 2066164

 

SPONSOR

Università degli Studi di Palermo

CITC Centro Interdipartimentale di Tecnologie della Conoscenza – UniPa

SoCo Group UniPa

Codisco – Coordinamento italiano dei Dottorati di ricerca in scienze cognitive

 

CFP – Convegno di MidTerm 2015

 

DEADLINE: 20 Aprile 2015

NOTIFICA: 27 Aprile 2015

 

Per sottomettere un articolo (max 3 pagine, bibliografia inclusa):

– Template: http://www.aisc-net.org/home/?attachment_id=1838

– Sito per le sottomissioni: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiscmid2015

 

Gli articoli potranno essere accettati sotto forma di presentazione orale o di poster. Tutti gli articoli accettati, indipendentemente dalla forma di presentazione, saranno pubblicati su una special issue di NeaScience (http://www.neapolisanit.eu/neascience/)

 

Questa call è disponibile anche su :

http://www.aisc-net.org/home/2015/03/05/aiscmidterm2015/

 

 

 

Call for Papers – *EAP_COGSCI 2015*

*EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science:*

*4th European Conference on Cognitive Science*

*10th International Conference on Cognitive Science*

The *EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science* will be held in
*Torino, Italy, September 25-27, 2015*.

The event is co-organized by the Cognitive Science Society
cognitivesciencesociety.org/> and the International Association for Cognitive
Science (IACS) www.ia-cs.org/>.

*Call for paper will open on February 1, 2015.*

Below you may find the key dates and instructions for submission.

For more information, please visit the conference website:
http://aisc-net.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=70448b556a80d9481f69dc11e&id=436e1cd4c3&e=bd466f435b
or send an email to: info@eapcogsci2015.it
(http://aisc-net.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=70448b556a80d9481f69dc11e&id=726b1c1c3d&e=bd466f435b)
.

We look forward to welcoming you in Torino!

Bruno G. Bara

Head of Center for Cognitive Science

University of Turin

Gabriella Airenti

President of the Italian Association

for Cognitive Science

Naomi Miyake

Center for Research and Development of Higher Education

University of Tokyo

Giulio Sandini

Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Italian Institute of Technology

*Submissions*

Submissions open: February 1, 2015

Submissions closed: March 1, 2015

Notifications of decision sent: May 1, 2015

Accepted submissions due in final form: June 1, 2015

All submissions must be made via the conference program website:
http://aisc-net.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=70448b556a80d9481f69dc11e&id=efc2db60ad&e=bd466f435b

All deadline times are UTC-11 by midnight. If a submission is made when it is still
the deadline date at any location in the world, the submission will be considered
for inclusion in the program.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the submission must both
pre-register and attend the conference in order for the submission to appear in the
meeting program and in the conference proceedings.

Submitted research papers may be no more than six pages long, using the two-column
format described in the Submission Formats section, below. All paper submissions
will be evaluated by peer reviewers who make acceptance recommendations to the
Program Committee. The final decision of acceptance
is made by the Program Co-Chairs. If a paper is accepted, it will appear in full in
the Proceedings. Accepted papers may be presented at the conference as either talks
or posters as decided by Program Co-Chairs. These decisions are made on the basis of
assessments by reviewers and issues of program balance.

The twenty papers receiving the best reviews by the Program Committee will be
invited for possible publication in the Journal of Cognitive Science j-cs.org/>.

In addition, the organizers of the highest rated symposia will be invited to edit
special issues of the Journal of Cognitive Science j-cs.org/> on their symposium
topics.

*Submission Formats*

All submissions must be made electronically as PDF files. These files are to be
uploaded to the conference program website:
http://aisc-net.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=70448b556a80d9481f69dc11e&id=a4233502cd&e=bd466f435b
(http://aisc-net.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=70448b556a80d9481f69dc11e&id=a101e4334e&e=bd466f435b)

All PDF submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO
page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format:

firstauthorname_submissiondate.pdf

(e.g., smith_1_28.pdf for a submission made on January 28th). If there are any
special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc.), these must be included with the
submission (i.e., embedded in the PDF file).

Authors are strongly encouraged to use provided document templates for their PDF
submissions. Template files for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available, below.

Please do not edit the margin sizes or font settings specified in these template files:

Microsoft Word Zip
cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/wordpaper_2015.zip> (includes a .doc sample, a
.dot template, and a PDF of the sample file)

LaTeX Zip
cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/latexpaper_2015.zip>(includes sample .bst, .sty,
.bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .PDF of the sample file)