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Fri Jun 18 2010

Confs: Cognitive Science, Neuroling/Germany

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        1.    Sascha Griffiths, CITEC Summer School: The Structure of Cognitive Motion

Message 1: CITEC Summer School: The Structure of Cognitive Motion
Date: 18-Jun-2010
From: Sascha Griffiths <sgriffitcit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: CITEC Summer School: The Structure of Cognitive Motion
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CITEC Summer School: The Structure of Cognitive Motion

Date: 06-Sep-2010 - 11-Sep-2010
Location: Bielefeld, NRW, Germany
Contact: Claudia Muhl
Contact Email: summerschoolcit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Meeting URL: http://www.cit-ec.de/summerschool

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

What is the cognitive basis of motion? What does it mean to move intelligently?
How do we integrate navigation, high-level decision-making and local
path-planning with physical constraints? How can we navigate virtual
environments? What are the best methods for spatial mapping? And how do humans
think and talk about motion and space?

The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology invites top PhD students
who are interested in the themes connected to Cognitive Interaction Technology
to apply for a place at the 2010 Inaugural Summer School entitled 'The Structure
of Cognitive Motion: From Analysis to Synthesis'. It will take place from 6th to
11th of September 2010 at Bielefeld University.

The vision of CITEC is to create interactive tools that can be operated easily
and intuitively - to fit future technology more seamlessly into daily human
life. In order to accomplish this, such technology needs to be endowed with
cognitive capabilities, and so part of CITEC's mission is the study of the
fundamental architectural principles of cognitive interaction. We believe this
goal can only be realized through intense interdisciplinary cooperation. The
proposed summer school series aims to bring together researchers from a wide
range of fields for discussion and exchange of ideas.

The CITEC summer school will comprise of small-group workshops on practical,
experimental and theoretical topics, plenary lectures held by the invited
speakers, as well as discussion groups, evening lectures and an activities
program. For the afternoon courses, you may select one from the following four
streams: Bio-inspired Robot Vision; Complex Human Movement - Neurocognition and
Neuroinformatics in Action; Interaction, Language and Space; or From Perception
to Behavior.

Invited speakers:

- Nicola Clayton - University of Cambridge
- Hanspeter Mallot - Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
- David Rosenbaum - Pennsylvania State University
- Stefan Schaal - University of Southern California
- Anatol Stefanowitsch - Bremen University
- David Wolpert - NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford University

We hope to offer a rich curriculum which will promote discussion across the
boundaries of different branches of science.

Please find details for the online application here:

http://www.cit-ec.de/summerschool/application

Deadline for applications is the 5th of July.

Please, visit for more information:

http://www.cit-ec.de/summerschool/

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack - Head of Graduate School Cognitive Interaction
Technology, Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics Group

Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter - Coordinator of the Centre of Excellence CITEC,
Neuroinformatics Group

Claudia Muhl - Graduate School Manager
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