Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop
Modelling Language, Cognition, and Action


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The Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW9) will be held in Plymouth, England from September 8-10, 2004. Each year this highly focused conference and lively forum brings together researchers from such diverse disciplines as psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience, and philosophy. The special theme of this year's workshop is Neural Network Modelling of Language, Cognition and Action. However, paper submissions are not restricted to such topics, but will regard ALL neural computation models of cognitive and psychological processes. About 30 papers will be accepted as oral presentations, in addition to posters. After the conference, participants will be invited to submit a paper for the post-conference proceedings. This Workshop has always been characterized by the presentation of high quality papers, its limited size and by taking place in an informal setting. These features are explicitly designed to encourage interaction among the researchers present.

This year’s NCPW conference is sponsored by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Research Sciences Council), EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils) and The British Academy Thanks to these sponsorships, there is a limited number of conference travel grants available.

The conference will be held at the Sherwell Centre in the main campus of Plymouth University. Plymouth is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city graced with a setting amongst the finest in Europe, between the cost and countryside of Devon and Cornwall. The city is easily accessible, with its own airport, good road and rail links, and a continental ferry port. There are frequent direct trains between London and Plymouth (about 3:30h). The closest main international airport is Bristol (about 2 hours from Plymouth). London Heathrow is 4 hours from Plymouth via direct coach services.

Invited Speakers (confirmed)

Nick Chater (Warwick University, UK)

Bob French (University of Liege, Belgium)

Jonathan Evans (University of Plymouth)

Art Glenberg (University of WisconsinMadison, USA)

Deb Roy (MIT, USA)

Stefan Wermter (Sunderland University, UK)

Daniel Wolpert (Institute of Neurology, UCL London, UK)

Conference Organisers

Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth)

Guido Bugmann (University of Plymouth)

Roman Borisyuk (University of Plymouth)

John Bullinaria (University of Birmingham)

Important Dates

July 1, Abstract Submission (deadline expired)

July 9, Notification of Acceptance

July 16, Deadline for conference grant applications (deadline expired)

September 8-10, Conference

October 15, Full paper submission

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last updated August 3, 2004