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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND POSTERS: 3rd International Conference on Analogy, August 6-8, 2013, Dijon, FRANCE

leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/analogy2013

University of Burgundy

The Third International Conference on Analogy will be held in Dijon (LEAD laboratory, CNRS UMR 5022), France, the heart of the 
Burgundy wine country, in August 6 to 8. The first two analogy conferences took place in Sofia,
Bulgaria in 1999 and 2009. Note that our conference will take place just after CogSci 2013 
(Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) in Berlin, August 1-3.
 
This conference will be organized around a series of symposia and poster sessions.  Our aim is 
to maximize discussion around certain questions that will constitute the topics of the symposia 
and the poster sessions. 
 
There will be a series of nine symposia and one (or, possibly, two) poster sessions over two and 
a half days. The themes of these symposia, as well as their organizers, are indicated below. A 
half day will be set aside for cultural events.
 
This format means that there will be no oral presentation of individual papers. 
 
The official language of the conference is English.
 
 
The symposium themes will be

- Computational models:  
       - What have we learned from them? (Bob French)
       - Architectures (Kenneth Forbus)
- Analogy, development, ageing and language (2 symposia: Dedre Gentner, Lindsey Richland, 
Jean-Pierre Thibaut)
- The neuroscience of analogy (Robert Morrison) 
- Is analogy limited to humans? (To be announced)
- Analogy and education (Stella Vosniadou, Kenneth Kurtz)
- The underlying mechanisms of analogy-making (Leonidas Doumas)
- The role of analogy in higher cognitive abilities (Boicho Kokinov)
 

Call for Posters
Attendees not directly involved in a symposium will be able to present a poster on any topic 
related to analogy, from a cognitive science perspective. Thus, there is no call for oral 
communications. For each poster, a 300-word summary will be required.  There will be a light 
reviewing process for these summaries.  These summaries are to be sent to:  analogy2013@gmail.com
 
Important dates:
 
Poster summaries:  March 31, 2013
Acceptance of summaries:  April 15, 2013
Final version of the summaries: May 30, 2013
 
Registration deadline: June 30, 2013 
 
Registration fees:
Full registration: 230 , Students: 100 
(after June 30, 2013, an 80  late fee will be charged).
 
Website: leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/analogy2013
 
Dijon is very easily accessible from Paris, Lyons, and Basel airports. For the attendees coming 
from Berlin (Cogsci2013), there are many flights connecting Berlin with Paris, Lyons, and Basel, 
including flights with low cost companies. 

Local organizing Committee
 
Jean-Pierre Thibaut (LEAD, CNRS UMR 5022, University of Burgundy)
Bob French (LEAD, CNRS UMR 5022, University of Burgundy)
Yannick Glady (LEAD, CNRS UMR 5022, University of Burgundy)
 
Scientific  Program  Committee (in progress)
 
Agns Blaye (Aix Marseille University)
Leonidas Doumas (University of Hawaii)
Kenneth Forbus (Northwestern University)
Bob French (University of Burgundy)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)
Keith Holyoak (University of California Los Angeles)
Boicho Kokinov (New Bulgarian University)
Kenneth Kurz (Binghamton University)
Stephen Lea (University of Exeter)
Robert Morrison (Loyola University Chicago)
Lindsey Richland (University of Chicago)
Jean-Pierre Thibaut (University of Burgundy)
Stella Vosniadou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)