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The Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science
June 9–13, 2006, St. Petersburg
Third Call for Papers
The Russian Association for Cognitive Studies and the Cognitive Science Society invite submissions
for The Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science organized by the St. Petersburg State
University and the Government of St. Petersburg to be held on 9–13 June, 2006.
The organizers thank those who already sent their applications and announce that the deadline is
extended till November 15.
Our goal is to continue the multidisciplinary dialog started in Kazan in 2004 during the 1 st Russian
Conference on Cognitive Science. Topics of interest include 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 artificial intelligence and
neuroinformatics, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, as well as other researchers
interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition, are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster
The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.
The conference program will include overview lectures by leading experts in cognitive science,
round tables, oral papers, posters, and a special session for students and junior researchers. The invited
speakers are Natalya Behtereva, Norbert Bischof, Doris Bischof-Koehler, Fergus Craik, Sergey IngeVechtomov, Riitta Hari, Ray Jackendoff, Kenneth Hugdahl, Thomas Goschke, Ronald W.
Langacker, Michael Long, Inger Moen, Yury Natochin, Nancy Nersessian, Michel Paradis,
Giacomo Rizzolatti, Mikko Sams, Dan Slobin, Leonard Talmy, Vladimir Zinchenko and others. In
addition to scheduled sessions, six special workshops are planned during the Conference: “Segmentation
of Behavior”, “Eye Movements, Cognition, and Communication”, “Emotions, Bilingualism, and
Cognition”, “Cognitive Аspects of Ontology Dеsign and Development”, “Concepts, Knowledge,
Reasoning, Problem Solving”, “Experimental Research of Perceptual and Mnemonic Acts
(Symposium in memory of T.P. Zinchenko).
Working languages are Russian and English
The Program Committee will inform the authors of its decision on the acceptance per e-mail by
February 15, 2006. Abstracts of the papers accepted for publication will be published by the beginning
of the conference. Authors of top-rated conference papers will be invited to prepare expanded versions of
their papers for publication in a special volume.
Additional information on the conference is available at the web site of the Association for Cognitive
Studies or by e-mail at: [email protected]