[visionlist] 3rd International conference on cognitive science: Moscow, June 2008

Ekaterina V. Pechenkova e_v_pech at mtu-net.ru
Fri Apr 20 22:10:03 GMT 2007

The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science
"Biennale of Cognitive Science 2008"
Moscow, Russia, June 20-25 2008

First call for papers

The Interrgional Association for Cognitive Studies, Institute of Psychology
RAS, and the Center for Russian Language Development announce the Third
International Conference on Cognitive Science, to be held in Moscow, Russia,
June 20-25, 2008. This conference succeeds the First and the Second
Conferences on Cognitive Science held in Kazan (2004) and in St. Petersburg
(2006) (see the Association's website at www.cogsci.ru). The conference aims
at organizing a multidisciplinary forum for researchers exploring cognition
and its evolution, intellect, thinking, perception, consciousness, knowledge
representation and acquisition, language as a means of cognition and
communication, brain mechanisms of cognition, emotion and higher forms of
behavior. Psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, specialists in
education, artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics and cognitive
ergonomics, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, as well as
other researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition are
invited to participate in the conference.

The central topics of the conference are various aspects of and approaches
to development: from brain plasticity, genetics and evolutionary
anthropology to language acquisition and cross-cultural differences. Within
the framework of these problems, the following issues will also be
discussed: development of emotions, effects of fatigue on learning and
working, affective modulation of cognitive processes, as well as abnormal
development of cognition and the corresponding neurogenetic and
neuropsychological mechanisms. At the same time, papers on all other major
issues in contemporary cognitive studies will be welcomed.

The conference program will include invited lectures by leading experts in
multidisciplinary cognitive studies. Invited speakers include the Nobel
Prize winners Gerald Edelman and Daniel Kahneman, as well as Antonio
Damasio, Marc Hauser, George Lakoff, Michael Tomasello, Anne Treisman,
Stella Vosniadou and others. Some of these lectures will be named in honor
of such outstanding students of cognition, brain and development as Lev
Vygotsky and Alexander Luria,.

In addition to sessions and workshops with oral presentations, special
attention will be given to poster sessions; these are planned to incorporate
most of the papers. The working languages of the Conference are English and
Russian. Accepted abstracts will be published by the beginning of the

The deadline for abstract submission is December 1, 2007. Abstracts should
be submitted online via the conference website:
Organizers of the Conference hope to keep the registration fee to a minimum.
A competition for Student Travel Fellowships is announced. For further
details on abstract submission and Travel Fellowships see the conference
website. The Program Committee will accept papers on the basis of the
criteria of interdisciplinary relevance, novelty and scientific
significance. The Program Committee reserves the right to assign accepted
papers to particular sessions of the conference. Applicants will be notified
of their status by March 1, 2008.

Organizing Committee Chair - Yuri I. Alexandrov (Institute of Psychology
RAS, Moscow)
Program Committee Chair - Boris M. Velichkovsky (Dresden and Moscow
Conference Secretary - Olga E. Svarnik (Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow)
E-mail: org at cogsci2008.ru

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