AISC 2015 – Genova



Registration is open
Late registration: after 15 November 2015


Language, Cognition and Society

Genova, 10-12 December 2015

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



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:

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.


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)