Jurgis Skilters | 12 Jan 04:07 2014

First CfP: Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Spatial Cognition

10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication
Perspectives on Spatial Cognition
12-13 September 2014,
University of Latvia,
Riga, Latvia

Call for Papers

The 10th Symposium for Cognition, Logic and Communication, to be held at 
the University of Latvia in Riga on September 12-13, 2014, will focus on 
the cognitive processing of space, its cognitive and formal 
representation, and its linguistic encoding. We will explore the content 
and the scope of spatial cognition and how universal it is.  The impact 
of non-spatial factors on spatial cognition and transformations of 
spatial cognition into non-spatial domains will be discussed. 
Scale-dependency of spatial cognition and differences between 
small-scale and large-scale spatial cognition will be explored. The 
syntax and semantics of locative and other spatial expressions will be 
examined, along with their relations to cognitive structures of spatial 

Further topics include (but are not limited to):
The patterns of conceptual representation of space
Perceptual determinants of spatial cognition
Development of spatial cognition
Interaction between linguistic and cognitive structures of spatial 
Lexical representations of directional and locative expressions
Generalization of spatial relations
Visual impact on spatial cognition
Multi-modal impact on spatial cognition
Geometric and topologic principles in spatial reasoning

We welcome contributions from all fields including cognitive science, 
psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.  
Interdisciplinary contributions are very much welcome.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Center for Cognitive Sciences and 
Semantics of the University of Latvia in collaboration with the 
Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University, IL, USA.


Peter Gärdenfors (University of Lund, Sweden)
Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Barbara Landau (John Hopkins University, USA)
Nora Newcombe (Temple University, USA)
Jessica Rett (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
David Uttal (Northwestern University, USA)


Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University, USA)
Jurgis Skilters (University of Latvia & Northwestern University, Latvia 
& USA)

Call for Submitted papers:
A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the 
symposium and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic 
International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication.
Time allowed for presentations is 40 minutes including discussion.  
Submissions are by extended abstract, and should include an extended 
abstract of not more than 2 pages, and a short abstract of 200 words.  
All submissions should be PREPARED FOR BLIND REVIEW, and should be 
submitted electronically with 'Paper Riga 2014' as a subject to 

notified in LATE FEBRUARY 2014.

Sub-Symposium Proposals:
In addition to individual papers, the scientific committee will be 
considering proposals for sub-symposia of the 10th International 
Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication: Perspectives on Spatial 
Cognition. Time allowed for sub-symposia is 2 hours (including 
discussion). Sub-symposia should include a minimum of three and a 
maximum of four contributions. Submissions should be clearly identified 
with the heading “Sub-symposium proposal” and include:
1) The title of the sub-symposium.
2) A brief description of the topic and its relevance to the conference 
(200 words).
3) The name, affiliation and academic status (student, lecturer, 
assistant professor, etc.) of each participant.
4) The title of each contribution, an extended abstract of not more than 
2 pages, and a short abstract of 200 words
5) The name, affiliation and academic status of the person who will be 
chairing the sub-symposium.
Sub-symposium proposals should be submitted electronically with 
‘Sub-symposium Riga 2014' as a title to:

jurgis.skilters@... and jurgisskilters@...

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