The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science

Andrej A. Kibrik kibrik at
Fri Apr 27 21:49:00 UTC 2007

The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science 

"Biennale of Cognitive Science 2008"

Moscow, Russia, June 20-25 2008

First call for papers

The Interregional Association for Cognitive Studies, Institute of Psychology RAS, and the Center for Russian Language Development announce the Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, to be held in Moscow, Russia, June 20-25, 2008. This conference succeeds the First and the Second Conferences on Cognitive Science held in Kazan' (2004) and in St. Petersburg (2006) (see the Association's website at The conference aims at organizing a multidisciplinary forum for researchers exploring 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 education, artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics and cognitive ergonomics, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, as well as other researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition are invited to participate in the conference.


The central topics of the conference are various aspects of and approaches to development: from brain plasticity, genetics and evolutionary anthropology to language acquisition and cross-cultural differences. Within the framework of these problems, the following issues will also be discussed: development of emotions, effects of fatigue on learning and working, affective modulation of cognitive processes, as well as abnormal development of cognition and the corresponding neurogenetic and neuropsychological mechanisms. At the same time, papers on all other major issues in contemporary cognitive studies will be welcomed.


The conference program will include invited lectures by leading experts in multidisciplinary cognitive studies. Invited speakers include the Nobel Prize winners Gerald Edelman and Daniel Kahneman, as well as Antonio Damasio, Marc Hauser, George Lakoff, Michael Tomasello, Anne Treisman, Stella Vosniadou and others. Some of these lectures will be named in honor of such outstanding students of cognition, brain and development as Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria.


In addition to sessions and workshops with oral presentations, special attention will be given to poster sessions; these are planned to incorporate most of the papers. The working languages of the Conference are English and Russian. Accepted abstracts will be published by the beginning of the Conference.


The deadline for abstract submission is December 1, 2007. Abstracts should be submitted online via the conference website:

Organizers of the Conference hope to keep the registration fee to a minimum. A competition for Student Travel Fellowships is announced. For further details on abstract submission and Travel Fellowships see the conference website. The Program Committee will accept papers on the basis of the criteria of interdisciplinary relevance, novelty and scientific significance. The Program Committee reserves the right to assign accepted papers to particular sessions of the conference. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2008. 


Organizing Committee Chair - Yuri I. Alexandrov (Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow)
Program Committee Chair - Boris M. Velichkovsky (Dresden and Moscow Universities)

Conference Secretary - Olga E. Svarnik (Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow) 

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