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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication, 12-13 Sep 2014, 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 Grdenfors (University of Lund, Sweden)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University, USA)
Karel Jezek (Charles University, Czech Republic and Norwegian University of 
Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
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 Troms, 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

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 15 FEBRUARY 2014. Authors will be notified in 

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 
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:

Contacts: and