[visionlist] CfP: Impact of Visuospatial Skills on Learning, Riga, October, November 2017

Jurgis Skilters jurgisskilters at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 06:29:44 -05 2017

First Call for Papers

12th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication

*Impact of Visuospatial Skills on Learning*

At the Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
October 31, November 1, 2017

Co-Organizers: Faculty of Computing & Faculty of Business, Management and
University of Latvia

According to recent evidence from psychology and learning science
visuospatial skills are critical components in learning and might be a
significant predictor of success in learning. Furthermore, external
visuospatial representations scaffold variety of internal processes of
reasoning ranging from everyday tasks to highly complex processes.

This symposium will focus on the following topics (but are not limited to):

a.     Impact of visuospatial skills on the processes of learning in STEM

b.     The nature and dynamics of visuospatial skills and their place in
the larger context of cognitive processes

c.     The role of visualizations in cognitive processes as scaffolding
tools and expressive media.

d.     Visuospatial reasoning, its semantics, qualitative and quantitative

e.     Verbal and nonverbal processes in visuospatial reasoning

f.      Visuospatial processes in logic and formal sciences

We welcome contributions from fields including cognitive science,
psychology, learning science, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.

Interdisciplinary contributions are especially welcome.

2-page anonymous abstracts (12 point) for a talk of 30 minutes (+10 minutes
discussion) should be submitted by *September 15* by sending them to
lpcs at lu.lv
'Paper Riga 2014'
on the subject line.

Submissions have to be prepared as pdf files.

A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the
symposium and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic
International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication (
http://newprairiepress.org/biyclc/; instructions:
http://newprairiepress.org/biyclc/policies.html) or Baltic Journal of
Modern Computing (http://www.bjmc.lu.lv/instructions-to-authors/)

*Keynote speakers *(alphabetically):

Bob Coecke,
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK
Mike Stieff,
Department of Chemistry, Learning Sciences Research Institute
University of Illinois-Chicago, IL, USA
David H. Uttal,
School of Education and Social Policy & Department of Psychology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

*Program Committee:*

Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Ivars Austers, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Signe Bāliņa, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Juris Borzovs, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Michael Glanzberg, Northwestern University, USA
Nora Newcombe, Temple University, USA
Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Jurģis Šķilters, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
David Uttal, Northwestern University, USA
Yoad Winter, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Joost Zwarts,  Utrecht University, The Netherlands

*Support*: University of Latvia Foundation, ACCENTURE.

* Additional information: *

lpcs at lu.lv or jurgis.skilters at lu.lv

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