EuroCogSci07 is jointly organized
Cognitive Science Society, by the
Hellenic Cognitive Science Society and
Capodistrian University of Athens, Graduate Program in Basic and
Applied Cognitive Science.
The conference will take place at the
European Cultural Center of Delphi, from May 23 to 27, 2007.
EuroCogSci07 is the second regional
Cognitive Science Conference that takes place under the auspices of
the Cognitive Science Society in Europe. It can be seen as the
convergence of two separate traditions of cognitive science meetings.
The first of these is the series of biennial meetings known as the
European Conference on Cognitive Science (ECCS) that was initiated in
1995 in St. Malo, France, and followed by meetings in Manchester,
England (1997) and Siena, Italy (1999). The second is the long
tradition of Cognitive Science Society meetings, begun in 1979 and
held annually since then. The two traditions came together when, in
response to suggestions by cognitive scientists from Europe and
elsewhere, the Cognitive Science Society held its first non-North
American meeting at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. The success
of this meeting reflected the greater internationalization of the
field and prompted European researchers to propose that the Cognitive
Science Society sponsor a series of regional European conferences,
taking the place of the ECCS. The first European Cognitive Science
Conference under the auspices of the Cognitive Science Society took
place in Osnabruck in September 2003, and the second will take place in
Delphi, Greece in May 2007.
The European Cognitive Science
Conference is a milestone in the development of the interdisciplinary
field of Cognitive Science in Europe. It builds on a history of
scientific exchanges among European researchers and cognitive
scientists from around the world, while itself starting a new
tradition of closer cooperation
The purpose of the conference is the
presentation of empirical, theoretical, and analytical work from all
areas of interest in cognitive science, such as artificial
intelligence, education, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy,
psychology and anthropology.
The focus of the conference is on
interdisciplinary work that is either of interest for more than one of
the mentioned research areas or integrates research methods from
different fields. Furthermore, applications of cognitive science
research in such domains as human-computer interaction, education,
knowledge management, or engineering are equally welcome.