Wednesday, January 8, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Computational Models of Narrative: the Neuroscience of Narrative (July 31 - Aug 2)

On behalf of the organizing committee, I want to put on your radar an upcoming conference on "Computational Models of Narrative: the Neuroscience of Narrative", which will take place July 31 - Aug 2, 2014 in Quebec City, Canada. Paper submissions are due April 4, 2014.

The goal of this 5th annual workshop is to foster approaches to the science of narrative and story that are compatible with computational and cognitive perspectives. Narratives are powerful social tools that are used across all human cultures for a range of purposes, from moral education and empathy induction to recruiting and galvanizing support for an ideological cause. Understanding how narratives are created, transmitted and interpreted is therefore of interest to a broad swath of academic fields, which provides the opportunity for a rich inter-disciplinary meeting. Indeed, the workshop historically attracts a broad interdisciplinary group, including computer scientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, narratologists, philosophers, and many others. We hope that you will consider joining the discussion! 

Three types of papers will be accepted: (1) Long Papers (8 pages, excluding references): appropriate for concrete research results, including pilot studies, or studies in progress. (2) Short Papers (4 pages, excluding references): appropriate for a small, focused contribution, a negative result, or an interesting application nugget. (3) Position Papers (2 pages, excluding references): appropriate for discussion of an interesting new idea, identification of important neglected areas or topics, or an opinion piece.

More information on the conference can be found at the conference website:

Hope to see you there!

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