29 September 2011

5th International Conference on Cognitive Science

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5th International Conference on Cognitive Science
Where: Kaliningrad, Russia
When: June 19-23, 2012

The Interregional Association for Cognitive Studies (IACS), the Interregional foundation “Centre for the Development of Interpersonal Communication”, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” announce the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Science, to be held in Kaliningrad (former Königsberg) , Russia, June 19-23, 2012.
This conference succeeds the Conferences on Cognitive Science held in Kazan' (2004), St. Petersburg (2006), Moscow (2008), and Tomsk (2010) (see the IACS website: www.cogsci.ru and the conference website: www.conf.cogsci.ru).
The conference aims to organize a multidisciplinary forum for scientists 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, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, specialists in education, artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics and cognitive ergonomics, as well as other researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition are invited to participate in the conference.
The conference program will include lectures by leading experts in multidisciplinary cognitive studies. Invited speakers are David J. Chalmers (Australian National University), Terrence Deacon (University of California, Berkeley), Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts University), Tom Givón (University of Oregon), Kimmo Kaski (Aalto University, Helsinki), Saadi Lahlou (Institute of Social Psychology, London), and George Lakoff (University of California, Berkeley).
The working languages of the conferences are Russian and English. For all spoken presentations simultaneous translation will be provided. In addition to sessions and workshops with oral presentations, special attention will be given to poster sessions. Accepted abstracts will be published by the beginning of the Conference.
The deadline for abstract submission is November 15, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted online via the conference website: www.conf.cogsci.ru starting from the 15thof September. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2012.
Organizers of the Conference hope to cover the accommodation expenses for the participants in high-quality Kaliningrad hotels.
Program Committee Chair - Yuri I. Alexandrov (Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow) 
Organizing Committee Chair - Andrej A. Kibrik (Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow, and Moscow State University)
Conference Secretary - Andrey K. Krylov (Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow)

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