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Message 1: Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Cognitive Science

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:11:48 -0500 (EST)
From: werning <werningphil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de>
Subject: Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Cognitive Science


Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary
Conference in Cognitive Science
Short Title: CoCoCo2004 

Date: 28-Feb-2004 - 03-Mar-2004
Location: D�sseldorf, Germany
Contact: Markus Werning
Contact Email: werningphil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de 
Meeting URL:
http://www.phil.uni-duesseldorf.de/thphil/compositionality

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics, Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

The conference brings together internationally renowned scholars from
various disciplines of the cognitive sciences, including philosophers,
psychologists, linguists, computer scientists and neuro
scientists. The speakers will address the issue of compositionality
from very different perspectives. It is the aim of the conference to
further the exchange of views on compositionality across the
disciplines and to explore the implications and conditions of
compositionality as a property of representational systems in the
study of language, mind and brain.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Compositionality, Concepts and Cognition An Interdisciplinary
Conference in Cognitive Science D�sseldorf, February 28 to March 3,
2004, brought together by Markus Werning, Edouard Machery and Gerhard
Schurz

http://www.phil.uni-duesseldorf.de/thphil/compositionality

Early registration ends February 22, 2004. After that date an extra
fee of EUR 10,- will be charged.

The scientific board consists of the following distinguished scholars:
- Daniel Andler, Department of Philosophiy, Sorbonne, Paris, and
Department of Cognitive Studies, ENS-Ulm, Paris;
- Peter Carruthers, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland;
- James Hampton, Department of Psychology, City University London;
- Douglas Medin, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University,
Evanston;
- Jesse Prinz, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina,
Chapel-Hill; 
- Francois Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique, Paris;
- Philippe Schlenker, Department of Linguistics, University of
California, Los Angeles, and Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de
la Recherche Scientifique, Paris;
- Dag Westerstahl, Department of Philosophy, University of Gotenborg.

THE FINAL PROGRAMME

Saturday, February 28, Schlo� Mickeln

17:00
Registration opens

19:00
Evening reception

Sunday, February 29, Roy-Lichtenstein-Center

08:45
Registration opens

09:00
Welcome

09:10
Plenary symposium: Compositionality in Natural Language (Hall 2D)
Chair: Dag Westerstahl (University of Gotenborg)

09:15
Compositionality and Constraints on Meaning Entities
Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki)

10:15
Compositionality and Sub-Compositionality
Sebastian L�bner (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf) 

11:15
Coffee break

11:45
Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution
Henry Brighton (University of Edinburgh) 

12:45
Lunch

14:15
Plenary symposium: Lexical Decomposition (Hall 2D)
Chair: Peter Pagin (University of Stockholm)

14:20
Lexical Decomposition
Dieter Wunderlich (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf) 

15:20
Play It Again, Sam (But Differently)
Wolfram Hinzen (University of Amsterdam)

16:20
Coffee break

16:40
Concurrent sessions

Hall 2A: Compositionality - Foundational Issues (Part I)

16:40 David Byrd (Davis): Recognitional Concepts
17:10 Malte Dahlgr�n (Bonn): Concepts and Uniformity
17:40 Reinaldo Elugardo (Oklahoma): Fodor on Compositionality and the
Inexplicitness Argument
18:10 Finn Spicer (Bristol): Compositionality, Metarepresentation and
Self-Knowledge

Hall 2B: Complex, Primitive and Hidden Meanings (Part I)

16:40 Friedrich Dudda (Bochum): Deciphering Hidden Meanings
17:10 Jaume Mateu (Barcelona): Impossible Primitives
17:40 J�rgen Reischer (Regensburg): The Compositionality of Blending -
More than Compounding?
18:10 George Dunbar (Warwick): The Goldilocks Syndrome: Is Noun-Noun
Compounding Compositional?

Hall 2C: Compositionality From a Formal Point of View

16:40 Oleg Prosorov (St. Petersburg): Compositionality and
Contextuality as Adjoint Principles
17:10 Ahti Pietarinen (Helsinki): Compositionality, Relevance, and
Peirce's Logic of Existential Graphs
17:40 Kenneth Presting (Chapel Hill): Composition and Substitution:
Formal Languages from an Algebraic Point of View

Hall 2D: Compositionality in Natural Language (Part I)

16:40 Olaf Mueller-Reichau (Leipzig): Semantic Composition Prior To
and After Instantiation
17:10 Arndt Riester (Stuttgart): Compositionality Issues in Focus
Semantics
17:40 Alda Mari (Paris) The Compositional and Intensional Nature of
Groups
18:10 Fran�ois L�vy et al. (Paris): Challenging the Principle of
Compositionality in Interpreting Natural Language Texts

18:40 Break

19:10
Evening Lecture (Hall 2D)
Compositionality and Holism
Jeff Pelletier (Simon Fraser University Vancouver)

Monday, March 1, Roy-Lichtenstein-Center

08:45
Registration opens

09:10
Plenary symposium: Categories, Content and Sequential Representation
(Hall 2D)
Chair: Martina Penke (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

09:15
Generalizable Sequential Representations: How Plans and Predictions
are Composed in the Brain Ricarda Schubotz (Max Planck Institute for
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

10:15
To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization
Stevan Harnad (University of Quebec at Montreal)

11:15
Coffee break

11:45
Compositionality and Non-Conceptual Content
Johannes Brandl (University of Salzburg) 

12:45
Lunch

14:15
Plenary symposium: Compositionality and Prototypes (Hall 2D)
Chair: Gerhard Schurz (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

14:20
How Concepts Combine
Edward Wisniewski (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) 

15:20
Simple Heuristics for Concepts Composition
Edouard Machery (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

16:20
Coffee break

16:40
Bigger First: Prototype Compositionality and Beyond
Jesse Prinz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

17:40 Break

18:10
Evening Lecture (Hall 2D)
Aspects of Conceptual Representation and Combination
Lila Gleitman & Andrew Connolly (University of Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, March 2, Roy-Lichtenstein-Center

08:45
Registration opens

09:10
Plenary symposium: Classicism vs. Connectionism (Hall 2D)
Chair: Markus Werning (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

09:15
The Dual-Mechanism Debate
Martina Penke (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)
Gert Westerman (Oxford Brookes University)

10:15
Constituency in Smolensky's ICS Architecture
Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University) 

11:15
Coffee break

11:45
Connectionism, Dynamical Cognition and Non-Classical Compositional
Representation Terry Horgan (University of Arizona)

12:45
Lunch

14:15
Plenary symposium: Neuronal Models of Compositional Representation
(Hall 2D)
Chair: Daniel Andler (University Paris-Sorbonne & Ecole Normale
Superieure)

14:20
Neuronal Assemblies, the Binding Problem and Neural Synchrony Andreas
K. Engel (University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf)

15:20
Dynamical Perceptual Representations in Oscillatory Networks Alexander
Maye (Zuse Institute Berlin)

16:20
Coffee Break

16:40
Synchrony and Composition: On the Neuronal Foundation of Semantics
Markus Werning (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

17:40
Break

18:00
Concurrent sessions

Hall 2A: Compositionality - Foundational Issues (Part II)

18:00 Albert Newen (Bonn & T�bingen): Concepts Without
Compositionality: Why Perception-Based Concepts Do Not Include
Compositionality?
18:30 Verena Gottschling (Mainz): Levels of Perceptual Content and
Visual Images. Conceptual, Compositional, or Not?

Hall 2B: Complex, Primitive and Hidden Meanings (Part II)

18:00 Nick Braisby (Open University):Blue Lemons, Stone Lions and
Telephone Men: a Perspective on the Compositionality of Complex
Nominals
18:30 Fintan Costello et al. (Dublin): Compositionality as a
Constraint in Conceptual Combination

Hall 2C: Modelling Compositionality (Part I)

18:00 Pierre Poirier & Benoit Hardy-Vall�e (Montr�al/Paris):
Structured Thoughts: the Spatial-Motor View
18:30 Matjaz Potrc et al. (Ljubljana): Particularist Compositionality

Hall 2D: Compositionality in Natural Language (Part II)

18:00 Jun Miyoshi (Tokyo): Actions, Dreams, and Compositionality
18:30 Filip Buekens (Tilburg): Compositionality and Truth-Conditional
Pragmatics

19:00 Break

19:10
Poster session (Roy-Lichtenstein-Hall)

21:00
Conference dinner

at Tante Anna's in the Old City (Andreasstra�e 2)

Wednesday, March 3, Roy-Lichtenstein-Center

08:45
Registration opens

09:10
Plenary symposium: General Issues on Compositionality (Hall 2D)
Chair: Edouard Machery (Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Berlin)

09:15
Is Compositionality an Apriori Principle?
Daniel Cohnitz (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

10:15
How Similarities Compose
Hannes Leitgeb (University of Salzburg) 

11:15
Coffee break

11:45
Compositionality, Its Historic and Scientific Context
Theo Janssen (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

12:45
Lunch

14:15
Concurrent sessions

Hall 2A: Compositionality - Foundational Issues (Part III)

14:15 Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague): Is Compositionality of Meaning and
Empirical Matter?
14:45 Menno Lievers (Utrecht): The Structure of Thoughts and the
Structure of Sentences

Hall 2B: Complex, Primitive and Hidden Meanings (Part III)

14:15 Daniel Weiskopf (South Florida): Saving Compositionality: The
Case of Complex Nominals

Hall 2C: Modelling Compositionality (Part II)

14:15 Frank van der Velde (Leiden): Neural Architectures of
Compositionality
14:45 Ralf Garionis (Dortmund): How Generative Models Compose the
World

Hall 2D: Compositionality in Natural Language (Part III)

14:15 Kevin Wiliarty (Wesleyan): PHLI: Compositionality versus
Idiomaticity in Second Language Acquisition
14:45 Linde Roels (Antwerp): Compositionality of w�rde-Constructions
in German

15:15
Coffee Break

15:40
Plenary symposium: The Principle of Compositionality in the Philosophy
of Science (Hall 2D)
Chair: Daniel Cohnitz (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

15:45
Compositionality and Holism in Scientific Theories
Gerhard Schurz (Heinrich-Heine University D�sseldorf)

16:45
In What Sense Can the Structuralist Methodology Be Said to Be
Compositional? C. Ulises Moulines (University of Munich & Ecole
Normale Superieure)

17:45
Content Parts: On the Part-Whole Relation in Axiomatized Theories
Kenneth Gemes (Birbeck College, London)

18:45
End of the conference

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