Call to organize the next iCog conference in the UK
iCog is a network of junior researchers – postgraduates and early-career researchers – working in cognitive science. The network aims to promote and encourage dialogue and collaboration between researchers in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology and computational intelligence.
iCog has held two successful annual conferences, at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2013 and at the University of Edinburgh in autumn 2014. For details of these, see i-cog.com/conf.
iCog is now inviting proposals from junior researchers at UK universities to organize and host the third iCog conference, to take place by early 2016. (Continued below the fold.)
Proposals should include:
(1) A description of the topic of the conference along with a short explanation of how this would appeal to researchers in the different cognitive science disciplines;
(2) A list of possible invited speakers; ideally, there should be a guest speaker from most of the cognitive science disciplines;
(3) A preliminary list of members of the organizing committee and their departmental affiliations.
In the spirit of fostering dialogue between the disciplines of cognitive science, proposals from interdisciplinary committees are strongly encouraged. At the least, proposals should be made by junior researchers from at least two of the disciplines of cognitive science, with a view to having a wide range of the disciplines of cognitive science represented on the organizing committee.
The format of the conference is flexible, though it would ordinarily be a 1-3 day conference and should, at least, include presentations by invited speakers along with opportunities for junior researchers to present. In previous years, the conference has included a poster session, to increase and diversify the means of participation.
The iCog steering committee will be available to offer advice on organizational matters, and the iCog website <i-cog.com> will be available for advertising the call for papers, conference programme, call for registration, and other conference matters.
Conference organizers will be required to arrange funding for the conference through their institution and/or by applying to the relevant learned societies. However, iCog will be able to provide a guarantee against loss for up to £900.
Proposals should be 1-2 pages, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by
31 March 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection procedure by 15April 2015.