19th Annual Conference, Cognitive Science Society

Michael Shafto (shafto@eos.arc.nasa.gov)
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 00:30:51 GMT

Preliminary Call for Papers
Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University

For additional information, see


The annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society brings together researchers from
many fields - including artificial intelligence, education, linguistics, philosophy, and
psychology - who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the mind.

The Society's Nineteenth Annual Conference will take place at Stanford University from
August 7 to 10, 1997. The meeting will incorporate two features designed to attract
participants from a broader range of fields than in previous years:

The conference will include eight half-day symposia on topics that hold general interest to
the cognitive science community but that include areas not well represented at the annual
meeting. Each symposium will include survey talks by senior scientists in the area and
invited research talks describing recent advances.

Society members may each submit a single, one-page abstract that is guaranteed to appear
in the proceedings. Authors of such abstracts can present posters at the conference,
although the program committee may upgrade some to talks. Moreover, the deadline for
abstracts will be one month later than that for full papers, and nonmembers may join the
Society at the time of submission.

Another difference is that submissions to the 1997 conference will have the same format as
published papers. Thus, both full papers and abstracts should use two-column format with
10 point type, 1 inch top margin, and 3/4 margins elsewhere. Authors can find templates
that fit these specifications for LaTeX, Framemaker, Word, Word Perfect, and MacWrite
on the World Wide Web in


or through anonymous ftp to ftp-csli.stanford.edu in


Submissions should include the authors' names, physical addresses, and email addresses.
Authors should send five hard copies of their submission to:

Cognitive Science 1997
CSLI / Computational Learning Laboratory
Ventura Hall, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305 USA

Full papers must be no longer than six pages, including figures and references, and should
arrive by February 4, 1997; abstracts must be no longer than one page and should arrive by
March 4, 1997. We will return submissions that exceed these lengths to their authors. For
express mailing purposes, specify the phone number (415) 723-1224.

We hope you will join us for an exciting conference that will bring together researchers
with a variety of backgrounds yet with a common interest in the maturing field of cognitive
science. If you have questions or suggestions about the 1997 meeting, please send email to
cogsci97@csli.stanford.edu or contact a member of the organizing committee:

Jeff Elman (elman@cogsci.ucsd.edu)
James Greeno (greeno@csli.stanford.edu)
Keith Holyoak (holyoak@psych.ucla.edu)
Pat Langley (langley@rtna.daimlerbenz.com)
Michael Shafto (mshafto@mail.arc.nasa.gov)
Paul Smolensky (paul@vonneumann.cog.jhu.edu)

The Nineteenth Annual Conference has received support from the Daimler-Benz Research
and Technology Center, Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information
(CSLI), and the Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise (ISLE).