[PlanetKR] CfP Summer School and Workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” (CARLA)
lucas.bechberger at uni-osnabrueck.de
Mon Mar 12 18:27:11 EST 2018
The Institute of Cognitive Science atOsnabrück University
(https://cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.de) is happy to announce the summer
school “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application”
(CARLA), funded by the /Volkswagen Foundation/, and a
subsequentinternational workshop on the same topic. Both the school
participants and external researchers are invited to submit abstracts to
the workshop for oral or poster presentations.
Thesummer school will bring together researchers from different
disciplines with the goal of providing participants with knowledge about
concept research outside of their own fields and to initiate
interdisciplinary exchanges and research. The subsequent and co-located
workshop provides an excellent opportunity to present and discuss
ongoing research on concepts.
Both eventswill focus on (but not be restricted to)three core questions:
How can we formally describe and model concepts? Where do concepts come
from, and how are they acquired? How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?
_*I. CARLA Summer School: *_
Time and Venue:
August 06 to August 10, 2018, in Osnabrück (Germany).
Lecturers and Classes:
*Nicholas Asher *(https://www.irit.fr/~Nicholas.Asher/
<https://www.irit.fr/%7ENicholas.Asher/>)and *Julie Hunter
*(http://www.juliejhunter.com/): “Concepts and
Conceptualization: From the Lexicon to Situated Conversation”
*Christiane D. Fellbaum
<https://www.cs.princeton.edu/%7Efellbaum/>): “A Linguistic
Perspective on Concepts”
*(http://www.fil.lu.se/en/person/PeterGardenfors)*: *“Where Do
Conceptual Domains Come From?”
*Robert L. Goldstone
*(http://psych.indiana.edu/faculty/rgoldsto.php): “The Learning
and Use of Concepts by Humans”
“Co-acquisition of Concepts and Language: Computational Models
and Robot Experiments”
The schedule includes both lectures and interactive discussion
sessions. Details can be found on our website:
The school is fully funded and does not charge a registration
fee. Meals are included in the funding and will be provided to
the participants free of charge. The number of participants is
limited to 25. If your institution is not able to cover your
travel expenses, we can reimburse accommodation costs as well as
travel costs up to 150 € for participants from Germany, 350 €
for participants from non-German European countries, and 800 €
for participants from elsewhere.
We invite applications from PhD students and postdocs working on
or being interested in concepts from a variety offields,
including(but not restricted to) linguistics, philosophy,
psychology, artificial intelligence, logic, computer science,
and cognitive science. Highly interested advanced master
students may be allowed in exceptional cases. We strongly
encourage applications from individuals who are
under-represented in their respective fields. For more
information about the summer school, please visit our website
If you are interested in participating, please submit your
application *until April 30, 2018*under
application should consist of a single pdf file including
asingle-page CV anda short motivation letter of up to 300 words
stating your research interests and why you want to attend the
summer school. If youneeda visa to enter Germany, pleaseindicate
this in yourapplication so that we can prepare invitation
letters for you in time. If you need financial support for
travel and accommodation expenses, please also indicate this in
your application.We will notify you about the selection results
by May 7, 2018. Should you have any questions, please contact us
<mailto:concepts at uni-osnabrueck.de>@uni-osnabrueck.de
<mailto:concepts at uni-osnabrueck.de>.
_*II. CARLA Workshop:*_
Time and Venue:
August 11 and August 12, 2018, in Osnabrück (Germany).
Nicholas Asher, Christiane D. Fellbaum, Peter Gärdenfors, Robert
L. Goldstone, Julie Hunter, Michael Spranger
Call for Papers:
"Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application"
(CARLA) is an international workshop aimed at fostering
interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. It
invites contributions from all fields related to cognitive
science, including (but not limited to) linguistics, artificial
intelligence, psychology, philosophy, logic, and computer
science. Although the workshop is open for research on any
aspect of concepts, there exists a set of core topics that are
of special interest:
/Representation/: How can we formally describe and model
/Learning/: Where do concepts come from and how are they
/Application/: How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?
We invite the submission of extended abstracts (up to 500 words
excluding references) to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=carlaws18 *until May 20,
2018*. We will send out acceptance notifications by May 31, 2018.
We plan to invite a selection of presentations for publication
after the workshop.
The organizing committee (Lucas Bechberger, Ulf Krumnack, Kai-Uwe
Kühnberger, Mingya Liu)
Artificial Intelligence Research Group
Institute of Cognitive Science
Wachsbleiche 27, Room 50/310
E-Mail: lucas.bechberger at uni-osnabrueck.de
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