Fourth Australasian Cognitive Science Conference

Richard Heath rheath at hiplab.newcastle.edu.au
Sun Mar 2 16:05:44 EST 1997



                 First Call for Papers

       Fourth  Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society

                       September 26-28, 1997
                       University of Newcastle  NSW
                       AUSTRALIA

You are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Biennial Conference of the
Australasian Cognitive Science Society which will be held at the University
of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia from 26th - 28th September
1997. This conference involves multidisciplinary participation from a broad
spectrum of researchers interested in cognitive processes and artificial
intelligence from a variety of cognate disciplines, such as Psychology,
Philosophy, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Engineering and Human
Factors. The Conference emphasises the common interest among these
disciplines towards advancing our knowledge of brain/mind function.

The Conference will be held in the David Maddison Building of the Faculty
of Medicine situated in downtown Newcastle, within five minutes walking
distance from shops, restaurants and of course the lovely harbour and
surfing beaches, for which Newcastle is famous. Newcastle is situated some
165 km (100 miles) north of Sydney, to which it is connected by freeway
(about 2 hours drive), frequent train service and commuter air services.
Several modern hotels/motels are located within easy walking distance from
the Conference venue and delegates should consider extending their stay by
visiting the nearby Hunter Valley vineyards and the picturesque tourist areas
at Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens.

The conference will consist of Invited speakers, including Professor
Michael Arbib from the University of Southern California and Professor
William Bechtel from Washington University in St Louis, applied
symposia, oral presentations and poster sessions. Delegates can submit either
a poster Abstract, or a longer submission for oral presentation. The latter
should consist of a completed paper ready for publication in the Conference
Proceedings. This paper must not exceed six pages in length, including
references and figures and must be submitted in electronic form using any
one of the popular word processing packages. The submission should be
single spaced and contain just one column per page. Latex/Tex files should
be converted to postscript and submitted in that form.

Submitted papers should contain:
(i)   Title
(ii)  Author(s) and affiliation/address
(iii) email address
(iv)  a short abstract containing no more than 150 words
(v)   no more than six pages of single-spaced single-column text 
(vi)  tables and figures embedded within the text, not submitted separately.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by two reviewers from different fields of
Cognitive Science, in order to ensure high quality and originality as 
well as multidisciplinary relevance. Authors should avoid unnecessary 
jargon that will reduce the paper's value to researchers from other 
fields of Cognitive Science.

All accepted papers and poster abstracts will be published on a CD-ROM
which will be included in the package of information provided upon 
arrival. Authors can also include software, demonstrations and other 
hypermedia materials to support their paper. These material will be 
stored on the CD-ROM if sufficient space is available. Authors can select 
the font and page size that suits their writing style. The preferred font 
is Times-Roman 12pt.

It is important that papers requiring revision be received by the Conference
Technical Committee before the deadline for production of the CD-ROM.
Hypermedia supplementary files should also be submitted by this deadline.
Papers not resubmitted in time will only have their abstract published and
will revert to poster presentations.

Authors should submit their papers and/or poster abstracts in electronic
form by email to:

Associate Professor  Richard Heath

rheath at HIPLAB.NEWCASTLE.EDU.AU

no later than 16th May 1997.

Following review, all resubmitted papers will be due no later than  15th
August, 1997. 

Further inquiries about the conference, including suggestions for Symposia
and other aspects of the Conference organisation, should be directed to
Professor Heath. 

Registration Fees (in Australian dollars, A$ = 0.77US$), which include
morning and afternoon teas and the Conference CDROM, are:

$155      (before 31st July 1997)
$70        Students (before 31st July 1997)

$175     (after 31st July 1997)
$80     students (after 31st July 1997)

The Conference Dinner will be held at the newly renovated and historic
Customs House restaurant and will be held on Friday 26th September, 1997.
The cost is $60 per person for Entree, Main course, Dessert and drinks. If
you have any special dietary requests please indicate these on the
Registration Form. 

Cheques/Money Orders payable to Cognitive Science Conference 1997 in
Australian dollars should be sent to:

Dr Andrew Heathcote
Treasurer, 
Fourth  Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society
Department of Psychology
University of Newcastle 
University Drive
CALLAGHAN  NSW 2308
AUSTRALIA

The Conference will be preceded by a full day Symposium on Dynamical
Models of Mind, Their Nature, Relations to Computational and Other
Models, and Future, to be held on 25th September 1997. This issue is
currently 'hot' and with widespread ramifications. Whether the Symposium
proceeds separately, or is simply incorporated into the conference meetings
proper, will depend on the interest expressed.  It is intended that the
Symposium consist of invited speakers combined with general discussion of
the issues.

Expressions of interest can take the form of offers of papers (accepted
papers, necessarily very limited, will appear in the Conference Proceedings,
as above), offers of posters for a poster session, and offers to attend
(simplicitur). Further information can be obtained from Professor Hooker on
PLCAH at cc.newcastle.edu.au 

The Conference Organising Committee are:

Associate Professor Richard Heath (Psychology)
Professor Cliff Hooker  (Philosophy)
Dr Andrew Heathcote  (Psychology)
Dr Brett Hayes  (Psychology)
Associate Professor Graham Wrightson (Computer Science)
Dr Bruce Penfold  (Electrical Engineering)
Dr Peter Pfister (Aviation/Psychology)


REGISTRATION FORM

Fourth  Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society

Name: .....................................................................

Title(Dr etc):   ...........................................

Preferred Name for Badge:  ................................................

Mailing Address:



Telephone Number:

Fax Number:

Email address:  

 Please note that all correspondence, wherever possible, will be via email.

Cognitive Science Conference Registration (including Society Membership 
valid until 1999 and a mcopy of the Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM)
$155      (before 31st July 1997)            ............................
$70        Students (before 31st July 1997)  ............................

$175     (after 31st July 1997)              ............................
$80     students (after 31st July 1997)      ............................

(Students should be include a note on their University's letterhead 
 indicating their status, in order to obtain the special Student rate)

Dinner   .........    persons @  $60   =     .................... 


  Dynamical Models of Mind Workshop

I would be interested in attending the above Workshop on 25th September 
1997 with Registration costs as follows:

YES                      NO                            

$50      (before 31st July 1997)             .......................
$30        Students (before 31st July 1997)  .......................

$60     (after 31st July 1997)               .......................
$35     students (after 31st July 1997)      .......................

If YES, indicate whether you would wish to present a Paper or Poster and 
send an abstract of 150 words for the Poster or a paper using the same 
format as for the Cognitive Science Conference.

Paper      ...........          Poster  ..............

TOTAL                                        ....................

Please send a cheque for the above TOTAL amount payable to:

Dr Andrew Heathcote
Treasurer, 
Fourth  Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society
Department of Psychology
University of Newcastle, 
University Drive
CALLAGHAN  NSW 2308
AUSTRALIA

If you are an overseas delegate, please send a bank cheque drawn on an 
Australian Bank for the above TOTAL amount in Australian dollars.

Do you have any special dietary requirementsfor the Conference Dinner?       
Yes          No 

If YES, please indicate what these are:




Accommodation Requirements (Please rank in order of preference):

Noahs on the Beach
  Standard    $94.50 Single/Double $10 extra person  ..............
  Ocean View  $112.50 Single/Double                  ..............

Radisson Hotel
  $119 with breakfast   Single                       ..............
  $129      "       "    Twin/Double                 ..............

Novocastrian
  $95 up to $145 for a suite                         ..............

Other hotels and motels are available away from the beach area at reduced
rates, approx $50 - $80
We will also endeavour to cater for students and others on limited budgets,
if you can let us know your requirements in the space below.









Please return this form by email to rheath at hiplab.newcastle.edu.au

A World-Wide-Web page is under construction and a more detailed
description of the Conference and Workshop will be presented there.




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