The Second Biennial Conference
on Cognitive Science

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The Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science
June 9-13, 2006, St. Petersburg
Third Call for Papers

The Russian Association for Cognitive Studies and the Cognitive Science Society invite submissions for The Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science organized by the St. Petersburg State University and the Government of St. Petersburg to be held on 9-13 June, 2006.

The organizers thank those who already sent their applications and announce that the deadline is extended till November 15.

Our goal is to continue the multidisciplinary dialog started in Kazan in 2004 during the 1st Russian Conference on Cognitive Science. Topics of interest include cognition and its evolution, intellect, thinking, perception, consciousness, knowledge representation and acquisition, language as a means of cognition and communication, brain mechanisms of cognition, emotion and higher forms of behavior. Psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, specialists in artificial intelligence and neuroinformatics, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, as well as other researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition, are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.

The conference program will include overview lectures by leading experts in cognitive science, round tables, oral papers, posters, and a special session for students and junior researchers. The invited speakers are Natalya Behtereva, Norbert Bischof, Doris Bischof-Koehler, Fergus Craik, Sergey Inge-Vechtomov, Riitta Hari, Ray Jackendoff, Kenneth Hugdahl, Thomas Goschke, Ronald W. Langacker, Michael Long, Inger Moen, Yury Natochin, Nancy Nersessian, Michel Paradis, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Mikko Sams, Dan Slobin, Leonard Talmy, Vladimir Zinchenko and others.

In addition to scheduled sessions, six special workshops are planned during the Conference: "Segmentation of Action", "Eye Movements, Cognition, and Communication", "Emotions, Bilingualism, and Cognition", "Cognitive spects of Ontology Dsign and Development", "Concepts, Knowledge, Reasoning, Problem Solving", "Experimental Research of Perceptual and Mnemonic Acts" (Symposium in memory of T.P. Zinchenko).


The Program Committee will inform the authors of its decision on the acceptance per e-mail by February 15, 2006. Abstracts of the papers accepted for publication will be published by the beginning of the conference. Authors of top-rated conference papers will be invited to prepare expanded versions of their papers for publication in a special volume.

Additional information on the conference is available at the web site of the Association for Cognitive Studies or by e-mail at: