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Confs: Cognitive Science/Germany

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        1.     Monica Gonzalez-Marquez , CITEC Summer School 2011 Mechanisms of Attention

Message 1: CITEC Summer School 2011 Mechanisms of Attention
Date: 05-Jul-2011
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez <mg246cornell.edu>
Subject: CITEC Summer School 2011 Mechanisms of Attention
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CITEC Summer School 2011 Mechanisms of Attention
Short Title: CITEC 2011


Date: 03-Oct-2011 - 08-Oct-2011
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact: Claudia Muhl
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.cit-ec.de/summerschool/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

Perception and action in biological and technical systems are intimately coupled by a wealth of attentive mechanisms. These mechanisms operate at different stages of cognition, allowing salient information to be flexibly extracted and readily used. How does attention contribute to understanding of scenes, language processing, social interaction, and motor control?

To gain insights in these topics, the Graduate School in „Cognitive Interaction Technology“ invites top PhD students to apply for the 2011 Summer School entitled 'Mechanisms of attention - From experimental studies to technical systems'.

Call for Application

CITEC Summer School 2011
Mechanisms of Attention - From Experimental Studies to Technical Systems

CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany, October 3rd-8th, 2011

Perception and action in biological and technical systems are intimately coupled by a wealth of attentive mechanisms. These mechanisms operate at different stages of cognition, allowing salient information to be flexibly extracted and readily used. How does attention contribute to understanding of scenes, language processing, social interaction, and motor control?

To gain insights in these topics, the Graduate School in 'Cognitive Interaction Technology' invites top PhD students to apply for the 2011 Summer School entitled ''Mechanisms of attention - From experimental studies to technical systems'. It will take place from 3rd (day of arrival) to 8th of October 2011 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 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:
1. Mechanisms Of Active Exploration And Multisensory Integration;
2. Attentional Mechanisms In Language Processing And Communication: From Humans
To Virtual Agents;
3. Structuring And Coordinating Attention;
4. Motion And Attention.

Guest speakers:
Ehud Ahissar – Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovt
Dana Ballard – University of Texas at Austin
Gustavo Deco – University Pompeu Fabra
Mary Hayhoe – University of Texas at Austin
Gordon Logan – Vanderbilt University
John Tsotsos – York University
Mark Williams – John Moores University Liverpool

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/application2011

Deadline for applications is the 14th August 2011

For more information, please visit: 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
Graduate School Manager
Cognitive Interaction Technology
Center of Excellence - (CITEC)
Bielefeld University, Germany

web: http://www.cit-ec.de
email: cmuhlcit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
phone: +49 521-106-65 66
fax: +49 521-106-65 60



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