CfP CoSt18, Düsseldorf, Germany, 12–14 September 2018

Event coming up that touches on MoLiPhi’s issues:

»The DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science (Düsseldorf, Germany) invites abstracts for its biannual conference that aims to cover a broad range of research on language and cognition.

We are especially interested in theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production/understanding, other manifestations of cognition as well as general reasoning about the world. One fundamental question raised in this general topic area is whether the requisite knowledge structures can be adequately modeled by means of a uniform representational format, and if so, what exactly is its nature.«

Invited speakers:

  • Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal (University of California Berkeley)
  • Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR)
  • Peter Hagoort (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
  • Friederike Moltmann (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Kjell Johan Sæbø (University of Oslo)
  • Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Call for Papers:

»Submissions are welcome from any area within cognitive science, including linguistics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Accepted participants will be allotted 30 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions. Accepted participants will be invited to submit their papers for the conference proceedings.

Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Frames, which have had a strong impact on the exploration ofknowledge representations in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics: e.g., formal theories of frames (including their modeling by means of DAGs, AVMs), frame semantics and constructions, frame induction, linking frame semantics to truth conditional semantics
  • Concepts and categorization: formation/acquisition of concepts, concept types and shifts, grounding of concepts, prototypes, concept empiricism, conceptual spaces and similarity of concepts, statistical concepts
  • Experimental investigation of mental representation
  • Semantic interpretation and mental representation: the syntax/semantics interface, compositionality, lexical semantic decomposition, (dynamic) representation of aspect and tense, temporal sequencing in discourse«

Deadline for submissions: May 1st, 2018.

Conference date: September 12th-14th, 2018

For more information: http://cognitive-structures-cost18.phil.hhu.de

Organizer: DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science (Düsseldorf, Germany)

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