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David Noelle: Cog Sci 96: Final Call For Papers

Dear LIST -

I was sent this announcement of the Cognitive Science Society's meeting
by David Noelle <dnoelle@cs.ucsd.edu>, for distribution to the list.


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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 96 12:40:11 -0800
From: dnoelle@cs.ucsd.edu (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

                     SECOND (AND FINAL)
                      CALL FOR PAPERS

            DUE DATE: Thursday, February 1, 1996

               CONTACT: cogsci96@cs.ucsd.edu


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' formats.

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

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

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


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 "cs.ucsd.edu" 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 "http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/events/cogsci96/";.

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@lrdc4.lrdc.pitt.edu" (Alan Lesgold,


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

                           CALL FOR SYMPOSIA

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

Edwin Hutchins and Walter Savitch

Garrison W. Cottrell

Please direct email to "cogsci96@cs.ucsd.edu".


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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