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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Enaction: Challenges and Successes symposium, AISB 2013, April 2-5th, 2013, Univ. of Exeter, UK


We are pleased to announce the AISB symposium "Enaction: Challenges and

Successes" to take place during the AISB Annual Convention 2013, Univ.

Exeter, UK, April 2-5th, 2013.


Enaction represents one alternative to "good old-fashion cognitive

science", in the form of a change of focus for models of cognition: from

computation to interaction, from the brain-in-a-vat to the embodied brain

in the world. This extension, dubbed enactive cognitive science, arises

from both the inability of current theoretical frameworks to account for

recent data in the social and life sciences, and from growing debates on

the defining features of a cognizant organism in its environment.

The symposium will foster discussions around 1) the challenges that any

alternative to current frameworks will have to overcome, and 2) the

successes from enactive cognitive science that respond to shortcomings in

the orthodox frameworks. The outcome of this symposium will be a critical

perspective of the state of the field today, as well as a tentative

roadmap for the future.

It will be organised around talks and panel discussions. Papers should be

no more than 7000 words, including refs and figures. All accepted papers

will be provided to the AISB'13 delegates on memory sticks at the

beginning of the Convention and, subject to a sufficient number of

high-quality submissions, proceedings of the symposium will be published

in a more formal outreach, like the Springers series Studies in Applied

Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics (SAPERE).

Submissions should be made using the EasyChair portal for the symposium:



 Submission of full papers: 14th January 2013

 Notification of acceptance: 11th February 2013

 Camera-ready for inclusion in proceedings: 4th March 2013

The symposium is a sequel to the workshop "Foundations of Enactive

Cognitive Sciences", which took place in Windsor, on February 27-28th,

2013, sponsored by the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and

Neurodynamics, at the University of Reading.


More information and update can be found at:


Dr. Etienne B. Roesch (Univ. Reading)

Prof. Slawomir Nasuto (Univ. Reading)

Prof. J. Mark Bishop (Goldsmiths Univ. London)