10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication

PERSPECTIVES ON SPATIAL COGNITION

12-13 September 2014,
University of Latvia,
Riga, Latvia

CfP Two special sessions of the 10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication; Deadline: MARCH 20, 2014

Call for papers

The 10th Symposium for Cognition, Logic and Communication, to be held at the University of Latvia in Riga on September 12-13, 2014, will focus on the cognitive processing of space, its cognitive and formal representation, and its linguistic encoding. We will explore the content and the scope of spatial cognition and how universal it is. The impact of non-spatial factors on spatial cognition and transformations of spatial cognition into non-spatial domains will be discussed. Scale-dependency of spatial cognition and differences between small-scale and large-scale spatial cognition will be explored. The syntax and semantics of locative and other spatial expressions will be examined, along with their relations to cognitive structures of spatial representation.

Further topics include (but are not limited to):
The patterns of conceptual representation of space
Perceptual determinants of spatial cognition
Development of spatial cognition
Interaction between linguistic and cognitive structures of spatial representation
Lexical representations of directional and locative expressions
Generalization of spatial relations
Visual impact on spatial cognition
Multi-modal impact on spatial cognition
Geometric and topologic principles in spatial reasoning

We welcome contributions from all fields including cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. Interdisciplinary contributions are very much welcome.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics of the University of Latvia in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University, IL, USA.

INVITED SPEAKERS include:

Peter Gärdenfors (University of Lund, Sweden)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University, USA)
Karel Jezek (Charles University, Czech Republic and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Barbara Landau (John Hopkins University, USA)
Timothy McNamara (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Nora Newcombe (Temple University, USA)
Jessica Rett (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
David Uttal (Northwestern University, USA)

INVITED ORGANIZERS:

Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University, USA)
Jurgis Skilters (University of Latvia & Northwestern University, Latvia & USA)

Call for Submitted papers:
A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication.
Time allowed for presentations is 40 minutes including discussion. Submissions are by extended abstract, and should include an extended abstract of not more than 2 pages, and a short abstract of 200 words. All submissions should be PREPARED FOR BLIND REVIEW, and should be submitted electronically with 'Paper Riga 2014' as a subject to jurgisskilters@gmail.com.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 15 FEBRUARY 2014. Authors will be notified in LATE FEBRUARY 2014.

Sub-Symposium Proposals:
In addition to individual papers, the scientific committee will be considering proposals for sub-symposia of the 10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Perspectives on Spatial Cognition. Time allowed for sub-symposia is 2 hours (including discussion). Sub-symposia should include a minimum of three and a maximum of four contributions. Submissions should be clearly identified with the heading “Sub-symposium proposal” and include:
1) The title of the sub-symposium.
2) A brief description of the topic and its relevance to the conference (200 words).
3) The name, affiliation and academic status (student, lecturer, assistant professor, etc.) of each participant.
4) The title of each contribution, an extended abstract of not more than 2 pages, and a short abstract of 200 words
5) The name, affiliation and academic status of the person who will be chairing the sub-symposium.
Sub-symposium proposals should be submitted electronically with ‘Sub-symposium Riga 2014' as a title to:
jurgisskilters@gmail.com

Contacts:
jurgis.skilters@lu.lv and jurgisskilters@gmail.com