[CogSci] Call for Papers: Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt18)

David Hommen hommen at phil.hhu.de
Thu Feb 15 04:01:12 PST 2018

Full Title: Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (CoSt18)

Date: 12-Sep-2018 - 14-Sep-2018
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Contact Person: Conference Organizer
Meeting Email: cost18 at phil.hhu.de
Web Site: http://cognitive-structures-cost18.phil.hhu.de

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2018

Meeting Description:

The DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science (D¸sseldorf, Germany) invites abstracts for its biannual conference that aims to cover a broad range of research on language and cognition.

We are especially interested in theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production/understanding, other manifestations of cognition as well as general reasoning about the world. One fundamental question raised in this general topic area is whether the requisite knowledge structures can be adequately modeled by means of a uniform representational format, and if so, what exactly is its nature.

Invited Speakers (confirmed so far):

Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR)
Friederike Moltmann (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique)
Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Kjell Johan Sæbø (University of Oslo)
Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

First Call for Papers:

Submissions are welcome from any area within cognitive science, including linguistics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Accepted participants will be allotted 30 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions. Accepted participants will be invited to submit their papers for the conference proceedings.

Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Frames, which have had a strong impact on the exploration of knowledge representations in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics: e.g., formal theories of frames (including their modeling by means of DAGs, AVMs), frame semantics and constructions, frame induction, linking frame semantics to truth conditional semantics

- Concepts and categorization: formation/acquisition of concepts, concept types and shifts, grounding of concepts, prototypes, concept empiricism, conceptual spaces and similarity of concepts, statistical concepts

- Experimental investigation of mental representation

- Semantic interpretation and mental representation: the syntax/semantics interface, compositionality, lexical semantic decomposition, (dynamic) representation of aspect and tense, temporal sequencing in discourse

Guidelines for Submission:

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, maximally 800 words, excluding bibliographical references. Data should be incorporated into the main text of the abstract, not on a separate page.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Abstracts should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references.

Use the EasyChair platform for the submission of abstracts: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cost18

Submission Contact: cost18 at phil.hhu.de

Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 May 2018
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2018
Conference: 12-14 September 2018

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