First Graduate Conference (Online) of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science

Natural &/or Artificial Minds

September, 13th (late afternoon) & 14th (morning)

Final programme available for download in PDF

Since its early days, cognitive science has been characterized by analogies between the human and other minds, be them (non-human) biological or artificial. The consideration of non-human minds has played, and still plays, its role in many ways. Non-human minds can be inspiring metaphors; they can work as theoretical or empirical models; they can be used to simulate the human mind; and even those who minimize their similarity with human minds are somehow exploiting one of their functions, albeit a negative one, as sources of potentially informative disanalogies.

In this workshop, we seek to hear the perspective of younger scholars from the disciplines of cognitive science (broadly construed), and to provide them with constructive feedback on their research. PhD students and early career researchers (up to 3 years from completion of their PhD) are welcome to present their work, which will be discussed with a senior discussant and with the audience.

Authors willing to apply shall send a long abstract (max 1000 words, anonymized PDF) to aiscworkshop2021@gmail.com by July 11th, 2021 (EXTENDED). The scientific committee will assess manuscripts based on their clarity, originality, methodological soundness and relevance to cognitive science.

Overlap with the target topic of the conference (natural/artificial minds) is encouraged, but not mandatory. Each submission selected will then be sent to a senior member of the Italian Cognitive Science Association with relevant expertise serving as a discussant.  Accepted authors will be invited (though not compelled) to send a full manuscript to the discussant at least 1 week before the conference to facilitate her/his work.

Invited Speakers
Maithilee Kunda (Vanderbilt University)
Colin Klein (Australian National University)

Organizing Committee
Marco Viola (University of Turin, co-chair)
Francesco Ellia (University of Bologna, co-chair)
Stefania Moretti (University of Genoa)
Carlo Debernardi (University of Milan)
Marco Marini (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Alessandro Ansani (Roma Tre University)

Scientific Committee
Cristina Amoretti (University of Genoa)
Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)
Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa)
Francesco Gagliardi (Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences)
Antonio Lieto (University of Turin)
Stefania Moretti (University of Genoa)
Alessio Plebe (University of Messina)
Stefania Pighin (University of Trento)
Marco Viola (University of Turin)
Francesco Ferretti (Roma Tre University)

AISC seminar 2020

Teoria della mente, robotica e disturbo dello spettro autistico.
Diagnosi, spiegazione e intervento

11 Dicembre 2020, 14:30 – 18:00
L’incontro avverrà su piattaforma Webex

Siete tutti invitati al quinto seminario del ciclo “Modelli della Mente. Fondamenti concettuali e metodologici”, organizzato da AISC – Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive, RobotiCSS Lab, Associazione Yunik aps, Progetto Horizon 2020 Communities for Science (C4S).

La ricerca sulle applicazioni della robotica per la comprensione e per il potenziamento delle abilità cognitive delle persone nello spettro
autistico è ampia e multidisciplinare. Nei suoi aspetti teorici e sperimentali, essa coinvolge una fruttuosa interazione tra laboratori universitari, centri di ricerca, associazioni e cooperative che operano sul territorio, istituti scolastici, istituzioni. Il seminario presenterà alcune recenti ricerche di respiro internazionale, stimolando la discussione tra accademia e mondo delle professioni sanitarie e socio-educative. Il convegno è rivolto soprattutto a studentesse e studenti, ricercatrici e ricercatori di area filosofica, psicologica e pedagogica, educatrici/educatori professionali, insegnanti, pedagogisti, operatrici/operatori psico-pedagogici.

Sito convegno e programma: https://roboticss.formazione.unimib.it/ricerca/seminari-e-convegni/robotica-autismo-2020

La partecipazione è libera e gratuita. Per partecipare occorre però compilare il modulo di registrazione: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZDlRDAN8ROLRXo5x8iqn3fmz09Cz8swboQk3jTukh4MnxGA/viewform

Il giorno stesso dell’evento, il collegamento al seminario sarà diffuso via e-mail a tutti i partecipanti. Si suggerisce di effettuare il collegamento alle 14:15 per avere il tempo di affrontare eventuali problemi di connessione. Per qualsiasi richiesta di informazione, contattare edoardo.datteri@unimib.it

AISC Online workshop 2020

Online workshop: What happened to Cognitive Science? A debate

Everybody is invited to the online workshop What happened to Cognitive Science? A debate, organized by Marco Viola together with Prof. Vincenzo Crupi on behalf of the Turin Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition together with the Italian Association of Cognitive Science.

The workshop will be held on 9 November 2020, h16.30-19.00 (Central European Standard Time).

You can join the event at the following link: https://bit.ly/3izdoHy

Feel free to contact marco.viola@unito.it for any further information.


AISC midterm 2020 – postponed

“Cognitive Science meets the Humanities” – Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC)
Midterm Conference 2020
May 26th-28th, 2020, University of Parma
– postponed to May, 2021

The 2020 Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) Midterm Conference will be held at the University of Parma on May 26th-28th and will be hosted by the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries.

The aims of the conference are to evaluate the state of the art with respect to the dialogue between cognitive science and the humanities, and to develop novel ways to foster their connection. These goals will be achieved through interdisciplinary talks, semi-structured symposia, Author-Meets-Critics, etc. The contributions will be focused on investigating the current relation between the “cognitive science hexagon” – i.e. neuroscience, psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy and anthropology – and disciplines studying human society and culture, such as literature, law and politics, economics, history, archaeology, visual and performing arts.

We are interested in exploring questions such as: What are the practical contributions of cognitive science to the humanities, and vice versa? Which field of the cognitive sciences has contributed the most to boost research in the humanities? Which area of the humanities would benefit the most from this collaboration? Which areas are in need of further development, and why? What is the role of interdisciplinary research and practice when it comes to devising new paradigms and professional opportunities?

Abstract that were accepted for Parma MidTerm 2020 will be valid for Parma MidTerm 2021.
Moreover, a new call for papers will be published in the next months.

Annual conference

XVII AISC annual conference 2020 is also postponed to December 2021. Further details will follow.

AISC 2019 – Roma Tre

XVI AISC Annual Conference 2019
THE COMPLEXITY OF COGNITION: MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
Wednesday, December 11th – Friday, December 13th, 2019
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, via Ostiense 234

Final programme available for download in PDF

Presentation & venue
The 2019 Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) annual conference will be held in Rome on December 11th-13th and will be hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts of the University of Roma Tre. The conference will take place in the campus of the University of Roma Tre, located in via Ostiense 234, near Rome city center and 5-minute walk from the metro station Marconi (line B). The University of Roma Tre is a public university, with an excellent track record both in research and education.

Confirmed invited speakers
Elsa Addessi (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Valentina Bambini (IUSS Pavia)
Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna)
Jean Francois Bonnefon (University of Toulouse)
Simona Cabib (Sapienza University, Rome)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Agnieszka Wykowska (IIT Genoa)

Important dates
New extended submission deadline: September 30th, 2019 (before midnight)
Conference dates: December 11th  – 13th, 2019
Website: http://www.aisc-net.org/home/next-conference/
Authors should submit their proposals only through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisc2019
For further information please contact aisc.conf2019@gmail.com

Submissions
PAPERS: paper presentations will be 30 minutes long including discussion. Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words including references. The Conference Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations instead of full paper presentations for some of the abstracts, in light of the reviews’ considerations.
SYMPOSIA: symposium proposals should be no longer than 1500 words (including references). Every proposal should include: title, names, affiliations, contact details of the organizers and speakers, and a short explanation of the symposium’s aim.

Areas of interest
We welcome submissions in all areas of cognitive science, including (but not limited to):

  • artificial intelligence and cognition
  • behavioral economics
  • cognition and simulation
  • cognitive architecture
  • cognitive economics
  • cognitive ethology & comparative psychology
  • cognitive linguistics
  • cognitive modeling
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • cognitive ontology
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive robotics
  • collective behavior and collective rationality
  • complex and distributed systems
  • embodied and grounded cognition
  • epistemology and philosophy of science
  • history of cognitive science
  • language and cognition
  • language representation and comprehension
  • neuroanatomical foundations of behavior
  • neuroeconomics
  • neuroethics
  • neurolinguistics
  • philosophy of cognitive science
  • philosophy of language
  • philosophy of mind and cognition
  • philosophy of neuroscience
  • psychology of reasoning
  • reasoning, rationality and cognition
  • social cognition

Registration
Registering as members of AISC is mandatory to attend the conference, and proof of registration must be sent in advance to the conference organizers via email (aisc.conf2019@gmail.com). Registration fees are indicated on the AISC website (http://www.aisc-net.org/home/registration/), while the conference dinner will cost 30€: when sending proof of registration to the organizers, make sure to specify clearly whether you have paid also for the conference dinner or not. Please register and notify the organizers before November 15th, 2019, and make sure to comply with the instructions provided on the AISC registration webpage – including the need to send a notification with a personal email address also to the AISC Secretary, Filippo Domaneschi (filippo.domaneschi@unige.it), and the payment receipt to the AISC Treasurer, Francesco Bianchini (francesco.bianchini5@unibo.it).

Organizing Committee
Fabio Paglieri (co-chair, ISTC-CNR Roma)
Francesco Ferretti (co-chair, University of Roma Tre)
Ines Adornetti (University of Roma Tre)
Daniela Altavilla (University of Roma Tre)
Alessandro Ansani (University of Roma Tre / Sapienza Università di Roma)
Alessandra Chiera (University of Roma Tre)
Erica Cosentino (University of Roma Tre)
Francesca D’Errico (University of Roma Tre)
Silvia Felletti (ISTC-CNR Roma)
Marco Marini (ISTC-CNR Roma / Sapienza Università di Roma)
Viviana Masia (University of Roma Tre)
Serena Nicchiarelli (University of Roma Tre)
Isabella Poggi (University of Roma Tre)

Logistical coordination
Alessandro Acciai (University of Roma Tre)
Valentina Deriu (University of Roma Tre)

Scientific Committee
Gabriella Airenti (University of Turin)
Cristina Amoretti (University of Genoa)
Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)
Ennio Bilancini (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Anna Borghi (Sapienza University / ISTC-CNR Rome)
Fabrizio Bracco (University of Genoa)
Fabrizio Calzavarini (University of Turin)
Raffaella Campaner (University of Bologna)
Fausto Caruana (University of Parma)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Gustavo Cevolani (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Cristiano Chesi (IUSS Pavia)
Marco Cruciani (University of Trento)
Edoardo Datteri (University of Milan Bicocca)
Alexia Delfino (London School of Economics)
Sara Dellantonio (University of Trento)
Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa)
Mario De Caro (University of Roma Tre)
Marco Fasoli (University of Milano Bicocca)
Rino Falcone (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Marcello Frixione (University of Genoa)
Francesco Gagliardi (Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences)
Mattia Gallotti (London School of Economics)
Onofrio Gigliotta (Federico II University, Naples)
Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Milano Bicocca)
Andrea Lavazza (Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo, Italy)
Antonio Lieto (University of Turin)
Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri (University of Roma Tre)
Massimo Marraffa (University of Roma Tre)
Orazio Miglino (Federico II University, Naples)
Stefania Moretti (University of Genoa)
Andrea Moro (IUSS Pavia)
Domenico Parisi (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Alfredo Paternoster (University of Bergamo)
Carlo Penco (University of Genoa)
Giovanni Pezzulo (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Giulia Piredda (IUSS Pavia)
Alessio Plebe (University of Messina)
Eugenia Polizzi di Sorrentino (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Pietro Perconti (University of Messina)
Massimo Reichlin (San Raffaele University, Milan)
Emiliano Ricciardi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Vieri Giuliano Santucci (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Sarah Songhorian (San Raffaele University, Milan)
Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan)
Marco Elio Tabacchi (University of Palermo)
Pietro Terna (University of Turin)
Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR Rome)
Riccardo Viale (University of Milano Bicocca / LUISS Rome)
Marco Viola (University of Turin)

AISC midterm 2019 – Lucca

AISC midterm conference 2019
From brain to behavior: neuroscience and the social sciences
Wednesday, May 22nd– Friday, May 24th
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Presentation

The 2019 Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) midterm Conference will be held in Lucca on May 22nd-24th and will be hosted by the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. We welcome contributions from any area of cognitive science, with special emphasis on the interaction between disciplines studying the brain/mind and the social sciences (broadly understood).

In recent years, the exploration of the cognitive and neurobiological foundations of rational behavior and decision-making has undergone significant changes and has raised methodological and theoretical challenges in many fields, including philosophy, psychology, economics, linguistics, computer science, and ethics. Cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, and other approaches like neuroeconomics and neuroethics are casting new light on traditional issues while also raising additional problems and questions.

We are interested in exploring questions such as: How can neuroscience inform research on phenomena such as social behavior, norms, and institutions? What can we learn about these phenomena from computational models? Which challenges do cognitive science raise to established theoretical frameworks, and what new paths do they open? How do cognitive and social sciences fields interact? Is there (or could there be) a common language through which the findings from one field can be made relevant to other disciplines? Are cognitive and social sciences incommensurable to some degree? Should psychology take the middle ground between brain data and social sciences, or can there be a direct ‘leap’ from brain to (economic, moral, etc.) behavior?

Venue

The conference will take place in the newly restored San Francesco Complex, located within the IMT School for Advanced Studies’ campus in Lucca. IMT is a public university and research center and one of Italy’s six Schools of Excellence, with a focus on neuroscience, (behavioral) economics and the analysis of complex systems.

Areas of interest

We accept submission in all areas of cognitive science, including (but not limited to):

  • cognitive neuroscience
  • neuroanatomical foundations of behavior
  • neuroeconomics
  • behavioral economics
  • cognitive economics
  • reasoning, rationality and cognition
  • epistemology and philosophy of science
  • artificial intelligence and cognition
  • neuroethics
  • neurolinguistics
  • collective behavior and collective rationality
  • complex and distributed systems
  • language and cognition
  • language representation and comprehension
  • cognitive psychology
  • psychology of reasoning
  • social cognition
  • cognitive robotics
  • cognitive architecture
  • cognitive modeling
  • cognition and simulation
  • cognitive linguistics
  • embodied and grounded cognition
  • philosophy of cognitive science
  • philosophy of neuroscience
  • philosophy of mind and cognition
  • philosophy of language
  • cognitive ontology
  • history of cognitive science

Confirmed invited speakers

Carlos Alós-Ferrer
(University of Zurich)
Sarah Genon
(Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine, Jülich)
Francesco Guala
(University of Milan)
Marco Tamietto
(University of Turin, University of Tilburg, University of Oxford)

Important dates

Submission deadline EXTENDED: March 8th, 2019 (before midnight)
Conference dates: May 22nd – 24th
Website: www.neuralmechanisms.org/aisc-mid-term-2019.html
For information please contact: aisc.lucca.2019@gmail.com
Authors should submit their proposals through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiscmidterm2019

Papers

Paper presentations will be 35 minutes long including discussion. Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words including references.
The Conference Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations instead of full paper presentations for some of the abstracts, in light of the reviews’ considerations.

Symposia

Symposium proposals should be no longer than 1500 words (including references). Every proposal should include: title, names, affiliations, contact details of the organizers and speakers, and a short explanation of the symposium’s aim.

Registration

The conference registration fee is 30€. Please register before May 13th, 2019, using the registration form that can be downloaded from the conference website (https://www.neuralmechanisms.org/aisc-mid-term-2019.html). The conference dinner will cost 35€.

Please notice that in order to attend the conference, it is also mandatory to register as members of AISC (http://www.aisc-net.org/home/registration/). However, reduced fees apply to those who attend the conference: 30€ for non-faculties, 70€ for faculties.

 

Scientific Committee

Gustavo Cevolani
(chair, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Emiliano Ricciardi
(co-chair, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Ennio Bilancini
(co-chair, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Gabriella Airenti
(University of Turin)
Cristina Amoretti
(University of Genoa)
Giulia Andrighetto
(ISTC-CNR, Rome)
Pierluigi Barrotta
(University of Pisa)
Francesco Bianchini
(University of Bologna)
Fabrizio Calzavarini
(University of Turin)
Raffaella Campaner
(University of Bologna)
Marco Cruciani
(University of Trento)
Vincenzo Crupi
(University of Turin)
Luisa Damiano
(University of Messina)
Edoardo Datteri
(University of Milan Bicocca)
Francesca D’Errico
(University of Roma Tre)
Filippo Domaneschi
(University of Genoa)
Mario De Caro
(University of Roma Tre)
Francesco Gagliardi
(Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences)
Mirko Garasic
(UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights)
Alessandro Innocenti
(University of Siena)
Andrea Lavazza
(Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo, Italy)
Antonio Lieto
(University of Turin)
Nicola Lattanzi
(IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Matteo Motterlini
(University of Milan San Raffaele)
Fabio Paglieri
(ISTC-CNR, Rome)
Pietro Pietrini
(IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Alessandra Rampinini
(IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Massimo Riccaboni
(IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Raffaella Rumiati
(SISSA Trieste)
Giacomo Sillari
(LUISS Rome)
Corrado Sinigaglia
(University of Milan)
Guglielmo Tamburrini
(University of Naples)
Riccardo Viale
(University of Milano Bicocca, LUISS Rome)
Marco Viola
(University of Turin)


Organizing Committee

Gustavo Cevolani
(chair, IMT Lucca)
Ennio Bilancini
(co-chair, IMT Lucca)
Emiliano Ricciardi
(co-chair, IMT Lucca)
Fabrizio Calzavarini
(Turin)
Marco Viola
(Turin)

AISC 2018 – IUSS Pavia

AISC 2018
IUSS Pavia
15th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences
The new era of Artificial Intelligence: a cognitive perspective
December 17-19, 2018
IUSS, P.zza Vittoria 15, Pavia

Big data, machine learning, AI algorithms are intensely disputed and acclaimed nowadays. Currently we are assisting to growing investments in computational models simulating neurocognitive functions (e.g. the Human Brain Project) and this trend will probably be enhanced in the near future (Communication Artificial Intelligence for Europe, 25 April 2018) especially in the fields of Machine Learning and Robotics.

What is the role of Cognitive Science in this debate?

The AISC Conference 2018 will focus on this topic, (re)discussing the new idea of AI (as compared to the one historically proposed by McCarthy, Minsky, Brooks, Lenat, Rumelhart and McClelland among others) bringing into discussion ideas from Neurocognition, Epistemology and formal Linguistics among other relevant Cognitive Science sub-fields.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • 4E cognition
  • artificial intelligence and cognition
  • cognition and simulation
  • cognitive architecture
  • cognitive modeling
  • cognitive neurosciences
  • cognitive ontology
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive robotics
  • computational linguistics
  • embodied and grounded cognition
  • epistemology
  • ethics of AI and roboethics
  • formal linguistics
  • history of cognitive science
  • logic and argumentation
  • natural and artificial consciousness
  • neuroethics
  • neurolinguistics
  • philosophy of cognitive science
  • philosophy of mind and cognition
  • philosophy of neuroscience
  • psycholinguistics
  • social cognition
  • theory of syntax

INVITED SPEAKERS

Prof. Roberto Zamparelli
(Università degli Studi di Trento)
Prof. Alfredo Paternoster
(University of Bergamo)
Prof. Rita Manzini
(University of Florence)
Prof. Marcello Massimini
(Università degli Studi di Milano)
Prof. Silvestro Micera
(Scuola superiore Sant’Anna Pisa)
Prof. Gabriella Vigliocco
(UCL)
Prof. Charles Yang
(University of Pennsylvania)

Conference Programme

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Authors should submit through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisc20180

Papers
Paper presentations will be 30 minutes long including discussion. Abstracts may be written in English or Italian, and they should not exceed 500 words including references.

The Conference Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations instead of full paper presentations for some of the abstracts, in light of the reviews’ results.

We are planning to publish a selection of the papers accepted and presented in an edited volume or in a special issue of a journal.

Symposia
Symposium proposals should be submitted via EasyChair and should be no longer than 1500 words (including references). Every proposal should include: title, names, affiliations and contact details of the organizers and speakers, and a short explanation of the symposium aim.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline (EXTENDED): September 24, 2018
Accept/reject date notification: October 15, 2018
Conference dates: December 17-19, 2018

For information please write to
aisc@iusspavia.it

Conference registration information:
http://www.aisc-net.org/home/registration/

IMPORTANT! Proof of registration must be sent to the conference organizers asap (aisc@iusspavia.it), in order to complete the registration process. Sending such proof only to the AISC Treasurer or Secretary is not sufficient to register.

Conference dinner is scheduled on
Tuesday 18th December 2018.
Reservation is strongly recommended.

Local Committee
Michele Di Francesco, Andrea Moro, Giulia Piredda, Alfredo Tomasetta,
Paolo Canal, Eleonora Catricalà, Cristiano Chesi.

IUSS pavia
Palazzo del Broletto, Sala del Camino
Piazza Vittoria 15
Pavia (ITALY)+39-382-375840
aisc@iusspavia.it
www.aisc-net.org
www.iusspavia.it
www.nets.iusspavia.it

AISCmid-term2018 – GENOVA

“LEVELS OF COGNITION”
25-27 June 2018 – Genova, Italy

The Midterm AISC Conference 2018 (Genova, June 25-27) is focused on how different levels of cognition are identified, examined, and related one to the other. The concept of level, which is widespread both in psychological and biological sciences, is also pivotal for cognitive science. It is generally assumed that living beings are characterized by a hierarchy of distinct levels, such as the atomic, the molecular, the cellular, the neural, the psychological, or the social levels. But what levels should be considered to better understand cognition? What is the relationship between all those levels? Are they just mere levels of analysis, or rather levels of the organization of reality, describing the real structure of cognitive systems? Are levels a necessary theoretical instrument, or rather a confounding metaphor? Does mechanistic explanation, which is widespread in cognitive sciences, make any sense without the distinction among levels? Can the notion of level be grounded into mechanistic explanation?

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

embodied and grounded cognition
4E cognition
cognitive psychology
social cognition
cognitive robotics
cognitive architecture
cognitive modeling
artificial intelligence and cognition
cognitive neurosciences
language and cognition
language representation and comprehension
cognition and simulation
cognitive linguistics
philosophy of cognitive science
philosophy of neuroscience
history of cognitive science
philosophy of mind and cognition
cognitive ontology
epistemology and cognitive science

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS


Cristina Becchio 
(University of Turin)
William Bechtel (University of California, San Diego)
Giuseppe Boccignone (University of Milan)
Laila Craighero (University of Ferrara)
Tobias Schlicht (Ruhr University, Bochum)

WEBSITE: midtermaisc2018.weebly.com

We invite submissions for paper presentations and symposia.

Papers: Paper presentations will be allowed 30 minutes including discussion. Abstracts may be written in English or Italian, and they should not exceed 500 words including references. Authors should submit through EasyChair at the following link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiscmidterm2018

The Conference Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations instead of full paper presentations for some of the abstracts, in light of the reviews’ results.

We are planning to publish a selection of the papers accepted and presented in an edited volume or in a special issue of a journal.

Symposia: Symposium proposals should be submitted via Easychair and should be no longer than 1500 words (including references). Every proposal should include: title, names, affiliations and contact details of the organizers and speakers, and a short explanation of the symposium aim. Organizers should submit through EasyChair at the following link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiscmidterm2018

IMPORTANT DATES


Submission deadline
: March 30, 2018
Accept/reject date notification: April 15, 2018
Conference dates: June 25-27, 2018

For information please write to: midtermaisc2018@gmail.com

Program Committee (provisional)
Cristina Amoretti (chair), University of Genoa
Filippo Domaneschi (co-chair), University of Genoa
Fabio Paglieri, ISTC-CNR, Rome
Gabriella Airenti, University of Turin
Francesco Bianchini, University of Bologna
Marco Cruciani, University of Trento
Vincenzo Crupi, University of Turin
Marcello Frixione, University of Genoa
Francesco Gagliardi, Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences
Mattia Gallotti, London School of Economics
Alberto Greco, University of Genoa
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin
Carlo Penco, University of Genoa
Pietro Perconti, University of Messina
Marco Elio Tabacchi, University of Palermo

Local Committee
Cristina Amoretti, DAFIST, University of Genoa
Filippo Domaneschi, DISFOR, University of Genoa
Marcello Frixione, DAFIST, University of Genoa
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin

COGNITION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN

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IJCAI 2017 \  26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence \
Melbourne, Australia — Aug 19-25 2017
Co-Chairs: Mehul Bhatt \ Antonio Lieto
University of Bremen \ University of Turin, and ICAR-CNR
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 
The workshop on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centred Design will bring together interdisciplinary scientific perspectives on human-centred design particularly focussing on the theme of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Cognitive Systems supported next-generation design technologies. The workshop addresses cognitive technology assisted human-centred design conception, analysis, and synthesis; it approaches the design process, and the use of designed structures and artefacts from a cognitive and computational perspective. A particular focus is on the importance of the embodied visuo-spatial thinking involved in problem-solving for the design of objects, artefacts, and people-experiences.
The workshop brings together experts in Artificial Intelligence, Spatial Cognition, Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design Studies with researchers and practitioners in design concerned with investigating the cognition of the designed artefacts as well as the cognition of the design process. The key issues being addressed are:
# interaction between design, cognitive processes, and human-centred assistive technologies
# design-activity -e.g., conception and creativity- as cognitive problem-solving (e.g., under the constraints of physics, logic, cognition, and expectations of embodied cognitive experience of users)
# multi-modal human-computer collaboration and interaction in collaborative problem-solving.
We welcome all contributions addressing the workshop themes from formal, cognitive, engineering, empirical, and philosophical perspectives. The workshop will feature invited and contributed research advancing the practice of human-centred design particularly from the viewpoints of theories and methods developed within the fields of:
— Artificial Intelligence
— Visuo-Spatial Cognition and Computation
— Human-Computer Interaction
— Cognitive Science and Psychology
— Neuroscience
— Design Studies
Design domains being addressed include, but are not limited to:
— architecture design
— narrative media design (e.g., film, animation, immersive VR)
— product design
— music and sound design
— urban and geodesign
— design in manufacturing & engineering domains
— embodied interaction and experience design
— visual art design
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND CATEGORIES #
All submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI guidelines (see workshop www).
Contributions may be submitted as:
(1). technical papers;
(2) position statements;
(3) work in progress;
(4) summaries of recently completed works.
Submissions should only be made electronically as PDF documents via the paper submission site: (Easychair link:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caid2017 ).
# Full papers. Full contributions (be it technical papers, position statements, or work-in-progress report) should be no longer than 7 single-spaced pages (6 pages max for content, 1 page max for references).
# Highlight Papers. Independent of / complementary to full contributions, we also invite highlight papers that will summarise existing full-length publication(s) that have appeared elsewhere in  peer-reviewed conference(s) or journal(s). Highlight papers should be should be no longer than 2 single-spaced pages (including all content, and very select references). The workshop organisation will also selectively invite experts in the field to submit in this category; we also remain very interested and open to receive suggestions for such invited highlight papers: please email us if you have some ideas or suggestions.
Complete submission details on workshop website:
IMPORTANT DATES # (for all categories of submissions)
— Submissions due: June 15 (extended deadline)
— Acceptance: June 30
— Conference: August 19-21, 2017 (exact date TBD)
#  PROGRAM COMMITEE (TBC) #
Robert Amor, University of Auckland
John Bateman, University of Bremen
Stefano Borgo, LOA-ISTC CNR
Helen Couclelis, University of California
Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicola Guarino, LOA-ISTC CNR
Newton Howard, MIT
Bipin Indurkhya, AGH University of Science and Technology
Joohyung Lee, University of Arizona
Francesca Lisi, University of Bari
David Vernon, Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda
 
# WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Mehul Bhatt
Human-Centred Cognitive Assistance Lab. (HCC)
Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen, Germany.
Antonio Lieto
Department of Computer Science
University of Turin, and ICAR CNR

X-PRAG.it

Behavioral and Neural Evidence on Pragmatic Processing

 10-11 June, 2017

University of Genoa (Italy)

website: http://xpragit.weebly.com/

contact: viviana.masia@edu.unige.it