[Bioclusters] Announcement: ICCL Summer School 2010
Bertram.Fronhoefer at inf.tu-dresden.de
Sun Feb 7 14:48:22 EST 2010
Call for Participation
ICCL Summer School 2010
COGNITIVE SCIENCE, COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC AND CONNECTIONISM
Technische Universität Dresden
August 29 -- September 11, 2010
The summer school will focus on the relationship between
modern formal logic (including its use for automated
reasoning and computation) and, on the other hand, the
rationality and common sense underlying human reasoning.
Traditionally, a huge gap is perceived between the
symbolic representation of knowledge used in modern logic
and the sub-symbolic representation considered dominant
in human reasoning. Psychological experiments of the past
even suggested that people often don't reason logically
and, in general, that logic seems to play only a minor
role in human reasoning. However, recently, new ways of
explaining human reasoning seem to revive its relatedness
to logic. Connectionist models even show a closer
relation between formal reasoning and brain activities.
For these reasons this summer school attempts to bring
together researchers from various sides for an exchange
If you want to attend the summer school, we'd prefer that
you register by April 1, 2010.
(See the online registration on the web page mentioned
For all who want to apply for a grant, this deadline is
After April 1, 2010, registration will be possible as
long as there are vacant places.
(Since we intend to restrict participation to about 60
people, in case of excessive demand, we will have to
close the registration to the summer school.)
People applying until April 1, 2010, and applying for a
grant will be informed about respective decisions on
grants at latest by end of April 2010.
We ask for a participation fee of 200 EUR.
A limited number of grants may be available, please indicate
in your application if the only possibility for you to
participate is via a grant. Applications for grants must
include an estimate of travel costs (to be filled in the
respective part of the online registration form).
It will be possible for some participants to present
their research work during a small workshop integrated in
the summer school. If you would like to do so, please
register by means of the online workshop registration
form on the web page mentioned above: (The title of your
proposed talk, and, in addition, an extended abstract or
a full paper of at most 10 pages in postscript or pdf
format must be submit by April 1, 2010.)
A program committee consisting of the summer school
lecturers will select among the submissions.
Notification of acceptance of a talk at the integrated
workshop will be at latest by end of April 2010.
Please note that participation at the summer school is a
prerequisite for participation at the workshop.
COGNITION, LANGUAGE, AND NEURAL COMPUTATION.
Jerome Feldman (ICSI, Bekeley, USA)
NEURO-SYMBOLIC COGNITIVE REASONING
Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
CONNECTIONIST MODEL GENERATION
Steffen Hölldobler (Technische Universität Dresden)
COMPLEX NETWORKS OF MINDFUL ENTITIES.
Luís Moniz Pereira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
COGNITIVE COMPLEXITY IN DEDUCTIVE REASONING
Marco Ragni (University of Freiburg)
COMPUTING EVENT STRUCTURES WITH LOGIC PROGRAMS
Fritz Hamm / Fabian Schlotterbeck (Universität Tübingen)
Chair of the ICCL Summer School 2010
NOTE ON FUNDING
This Summer School is funded by the
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
with financial means from the German Federal Foreign Office
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