Thursday, March 6, 2014

[Comp-neuro] 14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW14) call for papers

Dear colleague,
We cordially invite you to participate in the 14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW14) to be held at Lancaster University, UK, from August 21-23, 2014:
This well-established and lively workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplines such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, neurobiology, philosophy and psychology to discuss their work on models of cognitive processes.
Often this workshop has had a theme, and this time it is 'Development across the lifespan', but also submissions that do not fall under this theme are welcome.
Papers must be about emergent models - frequently, but not necessarily - of the connectionist/neural network kind, applied to cognition.
The NCPW workshops have always been characterized by their limited size, high quality papers, the absence of parallel talk sessions, and a schedule that is explicitly designed to encourage interaction among the researchers present in an informal setting. NCPW14 is no exception.
The scientific program will consist of keynote lectures, oral sessions and poster sessions.
Furthermore, this workshop will feature a unique set of invited speakers:
James McClelland, Stanford University.
Bob McMurray, University of Iowa.
Michael Thomas, Birkbeck College, London.
Abstract submission
Please submit one-page abstracts (pdf) by email to, stating whether you want to present as a talk, poster, or talk/poster.
Rumelhart Memorial Travel Awards
The Rumelhart Memorial Travel awards, generously funded by Professor Jay McClelland, will provide funding to support travel costs for students/post docs presenting at the conference. Awards of US$250 are available to students or post docs from Western European countries, and US$750 for students or post docs from elsewhere. Decisions will be based on the quality of the submission.
Eligibility criteria:
The first author of the submission is a PhD student or Post-doctoral fellow who will attend the meeting and will present the submission if chosen to receive a travel award.
Lancaster is situated in the north west of England, approximately one hour from Manchester and Liverpool airports. Lancaster is surrounded by spectacular scenery, hiking and climbing country. The Yorkshire Dales national park is 10 miles away. The Lake District national park is 20 miles away, The stagecoach 555 bus ( takes you directly from Lancaster through the heart of the Lakes. The Trough of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 2 miles away.
Important dates to remember
Abstract deadline:     15 May
Notification of abstract acceptance: 7 June
Early registration deadline: tbc
Online registration deadline: tbc
Conference dates: 21-23 August, 2014
Looking forward to your participation!
Organizing Committee
Gert Westermann, Lancaster University
Padraic Monaghan, Lancaster University
Katherine E. Twomey, Liverpool University
Alastair C. Smith, MPI Nijmegen

Prof. Gert Westermann
Department of Psychology
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YF
Phone: +44 (0)1524 592 942
Fax: +44 (0)1524 593 744

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