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Wed Jun 28 2000

Confs: Cognitive Science Society Conference/COGSCI2000

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Message 1: Cognitive Science Society Conference (COGSCI2000)

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 14:46:44 EDT
From: Ann Bies <bieslinc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science Society Conference (COGSCI2000)


 COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2000

		 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

			 CogSci2000
			August 13-15, 2000

You are cordially invited to join us for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society, hosted by the Institute for Research in Cognitive
Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA,
August 13-15, 2000. Philadelphia is a dynamic urban center as well as one of
the most historic destinations in the country, and we hope that all conference
attendees will take advantage of the opportunities in the city as well as at
the conference itself.

Current information about the conference along with new information as it is
updated can be found at http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/home.shtml

The meeting will take place in three full days on August 13-15th, preceded by
two days of tutorials on August 11-12th.

There will be two plenary talks, the first, "The symbolic foundations of
conditioned behavior," given by Randy Gallistel, UCLA, and the second, "Spoken
Language Systems and Human Communication," given by James Allen, University of
Rochester.

The main conference program will be preceded by two days of tutorials on August
11th and 12th (details can be found at
http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/tutorials.shtml):

	* The Two Visual Systems and their Interactions 
	 (Organizer: Bruce Bridgeman, University of California, Santa Cruz)

	* An introduction to the COGENT Cognitive Modelling Environment 
	 (Organizer: Dr. Richard Cooper, Birkbeck College, England)

	* Cognitive Modeling and Simulation in Real-Time/Multi-tasking Domains
	 Using the COGNET Framework 
	 (Organizer: Wayne Zachary, CHI Systems)

	* Cognitive Neuroscience for Cognitive Scientists 
	 (Organizer: Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania)

	* Cognitive Science and Education: Creating, Implementing, and Funding
	 Collaborations to Build a Cognitive Science Foundation for Teaching
	 and Learning 
	 (Organizer: Christine Massey, IRCS, University of Pennsylvania) 

The program for the conference will comprise over 95 refereed paper
presentations, and there will be two poster sessions on the first two evenings
of the conference, August 13th and 14th. Rather than having a banquet this
year, both of the poster sessions will include a light buffet reception and
cocktail bar (one alcoholic drink or two soft drink tickets will be included,
and tickets for drinks beyond that will be available for purchase).

In addition, four invited symposia will take place during the main conference
(details can be found at http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/symposia.shtml):

	* Perspectives on Conceptual Change 
	 (Chair: David Kaufman, UC Berkeley)

	* The Nature of Human Errors 
	 (Chair: Jiajie Zhang, UT Houston)

	* The Role of the Cerebellum in Cognition and Affect 
	 (Chair: Natika Newton, Nassau Community College)

	* Bayesian Approaches to Cognitive Modeling
	 (Co-Chairs: Michael C. Mozer, University of Colorado at Boulder and
	 Joshua Tenenbaum, Stanford University) 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The registration fee for society members is $170, and includes a copy of the
proceedings, admission to all conference programs, break refreshments, and the
2 poster sessions/buffet receptions.

Note: There will be a $50 charge for registrations after July 15, 2000 and an
additional $50 charge for on-site registration.

To join the society, please see http://www.umich.edu/~cogsci/ 
or phone (734) 429-9248; fax (734) 763-7480; email: cogsciumich.edu.
Non-members pay $250, and tutorial sessions are $35 per half day.

SPECIAL STUDENT MEMBER OFFER: 
The first 100 student members to register will receive a registration fee
reduction of $100 each. New student members are also eligible for this offer,
so join the society before you register!

The easiest way to register is on-line at
http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/register.shtml 

If you wish to register by e-mail, regular mail or fax, you can download the 
relevant form from our website and contact us:
Email: cogsci2000ircs.upenn.edu
Fax: 215-573-9247
Postal: CogSci2000 Registration
	 IRCS
	 3401 Walnut St., Suite 400A
	 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
	 U.S.A.
Website: http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travel information and directions are available on our website at
http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/travel.shtml

The Philadelphia International Airport is less than 20 minutes (barring traffic
problems) by train or taxi from the University of Pennsylvania campus and the
Inn at Penn.

Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, the main train station, is a 3 to 5 minute
taxi or subway ride from the University of Pennsylvania campus and the Inn at
Penn.


HOTEL AND ROOM INFORMATION

Accommodation information and descriptions are available on our website at
http://www.ircs.upenn.edu/cogsci2000/accommodations1.shtml

The hotel rooms we have blocked will be released in early July, so please try
to make your arrangements as soon as possible. Please mention CogSci2000 when
calling to make your reservation to receive the conference rate at the hotels
listed on the webpage.

DORM ROOMS: You must specify on your registration form if you will require dorm
housing and how many nights you will need. The deadline for dorm room
registration is July 19, 2000.
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