Governing Board (2017-2019)
Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR, Rome) – President
Antonio Lieto (University of Turin) – Vice-president
Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna) – Treasurer
Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa) – Administrator
Gabriella Airenti (University of Turin)
Cristina Amoretti (University of Genoa)
Marco Cruciani (University of Trento)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Francesco Gagliardi (Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences, Rome)
Mattia Gallotti (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Pietro Perconti (University of Messina)
Marco Elio Tabacchi (University of Palermo)
Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR, Rome) – Auditor
University of Turin
Gabriella Airenti is associate professor of developmental psychology at the University of Turin, where she was one of the founders of the Center for Cognitive Science and presently is a member of the scientific board of the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition. She is a past president of AISC (2014-2016). She has been a visiting scholar at King’s College, Cambridge (1990); invited professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (1999); and invited researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Paris (2010). She works on the acquisition of pragmatic abilities and the development of theory of mind.
Selected publications can be found at the following link:
University of Bologna (Alma Mater)
I’m a researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Communication of the University of Bologna. I do research in the fields of cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence and I deal with epistemological topics associated with mind studies. Thus far, my research has also been concerned with human language, concepts and cognitive models in simulative contexts, especially those more biologically inspired. I’m also interested in particular forms of inductive reasoning, as well as in the study of analogy and models applications in scientific explanation.
University of Genoa
Currently, I am researcher at the University of Genoa (Italy) where I’m Director of the 3-years project EXPRESS – Experimenting on Presuppositions financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. I have studied at the University of Genoa (Italy) and at the University College London (UK). I have been Post-doc Researcher at the Department of Linguistics – University of Konstanz (Germany) and Visiting Lecturer at the Malmö University (Sweden). My research in Psycholinguistics focuses mainly on experimental semantics and pragmatics. My current research interests concern polar questions, presuppositions, implicatures, figurative language, context dependence and the neurolinguistic components involved in pragmatic processing.
Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (Rome)
Francesco Gagliardi holds a M.Sc. (2002) cum laude in Cybernetics, a M.Sc. in Software Technologies (2003), a Ph.D. (2008) in Computer Science and a Ph.D. (2013) in Philosophy of Science.
He has had industrial experience since 2003, and has served as technical functionary for the Italian State since 2006; currently he is chief technical functionary for Defense Industries Agency.
He has developed research activities at University of Naples “Federico II”, University of Rome “La Sapienza” and National Council of Research in Naples. He was member of scientific and program committees of several conferences and is referee for international journals and conferences. He received several scientific awards and grants.
He is member of steering committee of Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences since 2011.
His main research interests concern artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, machine learning, diagnostic reasoning and their epistemological and philosophical aspects.
Publication list at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francesco_Gagliardi2
University of Turin
Antonio Lieto is a researcher in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Since May 2012 he is a post-doc at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Torino and a research associate (since February 2014) at the ICAR-C.N.R. Institute in Palermo. In 2013 he founded the series of international workshops on “Artificial Intelligence and Cognition” (AIC) and he has been general chair of the event for the first 4 editions. He has been Visiting Researcher at the University of Haifa (Israel, Dept. of Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University (USA, Dept. of Psychology and School of Computer Science) and Lund University (Sweden, Dept. of Cognitive Science). His research focus is on Knowledge Representation, Cognitive Semantics, Common Sense and Narrative Reasoning and Cognitive Architectures. On these topics he has published more than 50 scientific papers in international books, journals and conferences and has edited 6 books. Since 2015 he is member of the international IEEE technical committee on Cognitive Robotics (http://www.ieee-coro.org). From November 2016 to November 2019 he is Vice-President of the Italian Cognitive Science Society. Link to the homepage: http://www.di.unito.
ISTC – CNR (Rome)
I am the current President of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences (AISC, 2017-2019) and the Chair of the Steering Committe of the European Conference on Argumentation (ECA, 2013-2021). Since 2012, I am Editor-in-Chief of Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy (Springer), and Director of Sistemi Intelligenti (Il Mulino), the leading Italian journal in cognitive science and Artificial Intelligence. I am also in the Editorial Board of the journal Argument & Computation (Taylor & Francis) and of the book series Studies in Logic and Argumentation (College Publications), and I am a member of the Workgroup on Psychology of the publishing house Il Mulino.
University of Messina
Pietro Perconti è nato a Milano il 7 settembre 1968, si è laureato in Filosofia presso l’Università di Palermo nel 1992, con una tesi su Wilhelm von Humboldt, sotto la supervisione di Franco Lo Piparo e Jürgen Trabant (Freie Universität Berlin). Ha conseguito il Dottorato in Filosofia del linguaggio (Università di Palermo, di Roma “La Sapienza” e della Calabria) nel 1997 con una tesi sulla linguistica kantiana, sotto la supervisione di Lia Formigari. Nel 2001 è ricercatore in Filosofia teoretica presso l’Università di Messina, dove nel 2003 diviene professore associato in Filosofia del linguaggio e nel 2010 professore ordinario. La sua ricerca, in una prima fase dedicata alla storia delle idee linguistiche, si è successivamente rivolta alla filosofia cognitivamente orientata. Oltre ad aver curato tre volumi, è autore di sei monografie e di numerosi saggi apparsi come capitoli di libri o in riviste scientifiche. I motivi per cui sono interessato a far parte del nuovo comitato direttivo dell’Associazione italiana per le scienze cognitive sono di un duplice tipo. Da un lato vorrei favorire il proseguimento del lavoro svolto dallo scorso direttivo e dalla presidente Gabriella Airenti. Tale lavoro è consistito nel consolidare con successo la struttura associativa e i suoi appuntamenti congressuali, nonché nell’espandere il campo di azione dell’associazione oltre gli ambiti tradizionali della psicologia cognitiva. Dall’altro lato, vorrei far parte del nuovo direttivo perché ritengo che l’espansione prima menzionata dovrebbe avere un impulso maggiore e sistematico nei prossimi anni. In particolare, ritengo che l’associazione dovrebbe cercare ulteriori collaborazioni con altre associazioni scientifiche nel tentativo di svolgere una sorta di ruolo “meta-associativo” per tutti gli studiosi italiani impegnati nel campo della scienza cognitiva. Una volta acquisito un status di questo tipo, sarebbe utile rivolgere la nostra attenzione al ruolo sociale della scienza cognitiva, in modo da far assumere alla associazione anche una responsabilità sociale nei riguardi dei temi più sensibili della scienza della mente.
Marco Elio Tabacchi
University of Palermo
I am a transdisciplinary scientist, currently the Scientific Director and CTO of Istituto Nazionale di Ricerche Demopolis, and Managing Director of the Soft Computing Applications to Cognitive Science (SCo2) research Unit at DMI, Università degli Studi di Palermo. Among my research interests: evaluation of complexity in artificial and natura networks, recursive aspects of reality, development of low cost IoT mobile applications and projects, philosophy and history of Soft Computing, social aspects of cognition. I have authored more than 100 scientific publications, and currently sit as editor of the ECSC journal “Archives for the Philosophy and History of Soft Computing”. I am a proud member of AISC from 2005.
University of Genoa
At present, I’m a lecturer at the University of Genoa (http://filosofia.dafist.
University of Turin
I am Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition at the University of Turin. I have held previous research positions in Trento (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences), Marseille (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS), and Munich (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), among others. I am area editor for the philosophy of science of the journal Ergo, and a member of the editorial board of Topoi: An international review of philosophy. I have been involved as coordinator, principal investigator, or collaborator in funded research projects in Germany, Italy, and Spain. My research activity includes classical issues in philosophy of science and interdisciplinary work on human reasoning, including formal epistemology, experimental psychology, and the study of judgment and decision making (with applications expecially in medicine).
School of Advanced Study of the University of London
Mattia Gallotti is Research Fellow in Philosophy and the Manager of The Human Mind Project at the School of Advanced Study of the University of London. A trained philosopher of mind with a background in the social sciences, he has published in philosophy and cognitive science journals, including Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Philosophical Psychology. Gallotti has held fellowships from the Jean Nicod Institute, in Paris, and Columbia University’s Italian Academy in New York City, before taking up the current position in London. He holds graduate degree in economics and philosophy from Bocconi University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Exeter.
University of Trento
He has been Vice-President and member of the Governing Board of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences from 2011 to 2016. He has been Researcher for the European Joint Laboratory ““Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge Systems” (ILIKS), organized by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS – France) whose main research interests concern the theoretical foundation of interaction with a strongly interdisciplinary approach encopassing cognitive sciences, linguistics, philosophy, economics, logic and computer science (2004-2011), http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/old/iliks/members.html. He has also been investigator of the Network of Excellence “Knowledge Web”, a network of the 6° Programme of European Framework entitled “Supporting the transition process of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry is the main and major goal of Knowledge Web” – (knowledge web project fp6 – 507482), 2004-2008. http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/semanticportal/sewView/frames.html
ISTC – CNR (Rome)
My research aims to develop interdisciplinary studies in the cognitive and social fields. I am interested in explaining the emergence and evolution of macro social phenomena in social systems, such as social norms and enforcement mechanisms (e.g. punishment and sanction), by integrating the research findings in cognitive science into a set of operational models. I use both Agent Based Social Simulations and Laboratory Experiments to test these models.