LINGUIST List 7.84

Fri Jan 19 1996

Calls: Cognitive Science Society (final call)

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  1. David Noelle, Cog Sci 96: Final Call For Papers

Message 1: Cog Sci 96: Final Call For Papers

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 12:40:41 PST
From: David Noelle <>
Subject: Cog Sci 96: Final Call For Papers

 Eighteenth Annual Conference of the
 July 12-15, 1996
 University of California, San Diego
 La Jolla, California
 DUE DATE: Thursday, February 1, 1996

After discussion with the advisory board, we decided to go with a
three-tiered approach after all. There will be six page papers in the
proceedings for both talks and posters. However, even if your
paper/poster is not accepted, you will have a chance to submit a one
page abstract for publication and poster presentation. Or, you may
submit a one-page abstract initially (actually two pages in the
submission format) for guaranteed acceptance. This is meant to
accommodate the very different cultures of the component disciplines
of the Society, while making a minimal change from previous years'

Also, this CFP provides a partial list of the program committee, the
plenary speakers, a rough schedule for the paper reviewing process,
and some keywords to aid in the process of reviewing your paper.

The Annual Cognitive Science Conference began with the La Jolla
Conference on Cognitive Science in August of 1979. The organizing
committee of the Eighteenth Annual Conference would like to welcome
members home to La Jolla. We plan to recapture the pioneering spirit
of the original conference, extending our welcome to fields on the
expanding frontier of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Life,
Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, as
well as the core areas of Anthropology, Computer Science, Linguistics,
Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology. As a change this year, we
follow the example of Psychonomics and the Neuroscience Conferences
and invite Members of the Society to submit short abstracts for
guaranteed poster presentation at the conference.

The conference will feature plenary addresses by invited speakers,
invited symposia by leaders in their fields, technical paper sessions,
a poster session, a banquet, and a Blues Party. San Diego is the home
of the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World, the
historic all-wooden Hotel Del Coronado, beautiful beaches, mountain
areas and deserts, is a short drive from Mexico, and features a high
Cappuccino Index. Bring the whole family and stay a while!

 1. "Controversies in Cognitive Science: The Case of Language"
 Stephen Crain (UMD College Park) & Mark Seidenberg (USC)
 Moderated by Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
 2. "Tenth Anniversary of the PDP Books"
 Geoff Hinton (Toronto)
 Jay McClelland (CMU)
 Dave Rumelhart (Stanford)
 3. "Frontal Lobe Development and Dysfunction in Children:
 Dissociations between Intention and Action"
 Adele Diamond (MIT)
 4. "Reconstructing Consciousness"
 Paul Churchland (UCSD)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (a partial list):
 Garrison W. Cottrell (UCSD) -- Program Chair
 Farrell Ackerman (UCSD) -- Linguistics
 Tom Albright (Salk Institute) -- Neuroscience
 Patricia Churchland (UCSD) -- Philosophy
 Roy D'Andrade (UCSD) -- Anthropology
 Charles Elkan (UCSD) -- Computer Science
 Catherine Harris (Boston U.) -- Psychology
 Doug Medin (Northwestern) -- Psychology
 Risto Miikkulainen (U. of Texas, Austin)
 -- Computer Science
 Kim Plunkett (Oxford) -- Psychology
 Martin Sereno (UCSD) -- Neuroscience
 Tim van Gelder (Indiana U. & U. of Melbourne)
 -- Philosophy

Novel research papers are invited on any topic related to cognition.

Members of the Society may submit a one page abstract (two pages in
double-spaced submission format) for poster presentation, which will
be automatically accepted for publication in the proceedings.
Submitted full-length papers will be evaluated through peer review
with respect to several criteria, including originality, quality, and
significance of research, relevance to a broad audience of cognitive
science researchers, and clarity of presentation. Papers will be
accepted for either oral or poster presentation, and will receive 6
pages in the proceedings in the final, camera-ready format. Papers
that are rejected at this stage may be re-submitted (if the author is
a Society member) as a one page abstract in the camera-ready format,
due at the same date as camera-ready papers. Poster abstracts from
non-members will be accepted, but the presenter should join the
Society prior to presenting the poster.

Papers accepted for oral presentation will be presented at the
conference as scheduled talks. Papers accepted for poster
presentation and one page abstracts will be presented at a poster
session at the conference. All papers may present results from
completed research as well as report on current research with an
emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives.
Posters may report on recent work to be published elsewhere that has
not been previously presented at the conference.

Authors should submit five (5) copies of the paper in hard
copy form by Thursday, February 1, 1996, to:

Dr. Garrison W. Cottrell
Computer Science and Engineering 0114
FED EX ONLY: 3250 Applied Physics and Math
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, Ca. 92093-0114

phone for FED EX: 619-534-5948 (my secretary, Marie Kreider)

If confirmation of receipt is desired, please use certified mail or
enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard.

Papers with a student first author are eligible to compete for a David
Marr Memorial Prize for excellence in research and presentation. The
David Marr Prizes are accompanied by a $300.00 honorarium, and are
funded by an anonymous donor.

Papers must be a maximum of eleven (11) pages long (excluding only the
cover page but including figures and references), with 1 inch margins
on all sides (i.e., the text should be 6.5 inches by 9 inches,
including footnotes but excluding page numbers), double-spaced, and in
12-point type. Each page should be numbered (excluding the cover
page). Template and style files conforming to these specifications
for several text formatting programs, including LaTeX, Framemaker,
Word, and Word Perfect are available by anonymous FTP from
"" in the "pub/cogsci96/formats" directory. There is a
self-explanatory subdirectory hierarchy under that directory for
papers and posters. Formatting information is also available via the
World Wide Web at the conference web page located at

Submitted abstracts should be two pages in submitted format, with the
same margins as full papers. Style files for these are available at
the same location as above.

Final versions of papers and poster abstracts will be required only
after authors are notified of acceptance; accepted papers may be
published in a CD-ROM version of the proceedings. Abstracts will be
available before the meeting from a WWW server. Final versions must
follow the HTML style guidelines which will be made available to the
authors of accepted papers and abstracts.

This year we will again attempt to publish the proceedings in two
modalities, paper and a CD-ROM version. Depending on a decision of
the Governing Board, we may be switching completely from paper to
CD-ROM publication in order to control escalating costs and permit use
of search software. [Comments on this change should be directed to
"" (Alan Lesgold, Secretary/Treasurer).]

Each copy of the submitted paper must include a cover page,
separate from the body of the paper, which includes:
1. Title of paper.
2. Full names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
 addresses of all authors.
3. An abstract of no more than 200 words.
4. Three to five keywords in decreasing order of relevance.
 The keywords will be used in the index for the proceedings.
 You may use the keywords from the attached list, or you
 may make up your own. Please try to give a primary
 discipline (or pair of disciplines) to which the paper is
 addressed (e.g., Psychology, Philosophy, etc.)
5. Preference for presentation format: Talk or poster, talk
 only, poster only. Poster only submissions should follow
 paper format, but be no more than 2 pages in this format
 (final poster abstracts will follow the same 2 column
 format as papers). Accepted papers will be presented as
 talks. Submitted posters by Society Members will be
 accepted for poster presentation, but may, at the
 discretion of the Program Committee, be invited for oral
 presentation. Non-members may join the Society at the
 time of submission.
6. A note stating if the paper is eligible to compete for a
 Marr Prize.

Papers must be received by Thursday, February 1, 1996.
Papers received after this date will be recycled.

 February 1: Papers due
 March 21: Decisions/Reviews Returned To Authors
 April 14: Final Papers & Abstracts Due

(The call for symposia has been deleted here, as the deadline has

Edwin Hutchins and Walter Savitch
Garrison W. Cottrell

Please direct email to "".

Please identify an appropriate major discipline for your
work (try to name no more than two!) and up to three
subareas from the following list.

 Behavioral Ecology
 Cognition & Education
 Cognitive Anthropology
 Distributed Cognition
 Situated Cognition
 Social & Group Cognition
 Computer Science
 Artificial Intelligence
 Artificial Life
 Case-Based Learning
 Case-Based Reasoning
 Category & Concept Learning
 Category & Concept Representation
 Computer Aided Instruction
 Computer Human Interaction
 Computer Vision
 Discovery-Based Learning
 Distributed Systems
 Explanation Generation
 Hybrid Representations
 Inference & Decision Making
 Intelligent Agents
 Machine Learning
 Model-Based Reasoning
 Natural Language Generation
 Natural Language Learning
 Natural Language Processing
 Planning & Action
 Problem Solving
 Reasoning Heuristics
 Reasoning Under Time Constraints
 Rule-Based Reasoning
 Situated Cognition
 Speech Generation
 Speech Processing
 Text Comprehension & Translation
 Cognitive Linguistics
 Discourse & Text Comprehension
 Generative Linguistics
 Language Acquisition & Development
 Language Generation
 Language Understanding
 Lexical Semantics
 Phonology & Word Recognition
 Pragmatics & Communication
 Sentence Processing
 Brain Imaging
 Cognitive Neuroscience
 Computational Neuroscience
 Motor Control
 Language Acquisition & Development
 Language Generation
 Language Understanding
 Neural Plasticity
 Perception & Recognition
 Planning & Action
 Spatial Processing
 Philosophy Of Anthropology
 Philosophy Of Biology
 Philosophy Of Language
 Philosophy Of Mind
 Philosophy Of Neuroscience
 Philosophy Of Psychology
 Philosophy Of Science
 Analogical Reasoning
 Associative Learning
 Behavioral Ecology
 Case-Based Learning
 Case-Based Reasoning
 Category & Concept Learning
 Category & Concept Representation
 Cognition & Education
 Discourse & Text Comprehension
 Discovery-Based Learning
 Distributed Cognition
 Evolutionary Psychology
 Explanation Generation
 Inference & Decision Making
 Language Acquisition & Development
 Language Generation
 Language Understanding
 Lexical Semantics
 Model-Based Reasoning
 Perception & Recognition
 Phonology & Word Recognition
 Planning & Action
 Pragmatics & Communication
 Problem Solving
 Reasoning Heuristics
 Reasoning Under Time Constraints
 Rule-Based Reasoning
 Sentence Processing
 Situated Cognition
 Spatial Processing
 Syntactic Processing
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