Tutorials/workshops: July 26
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
The tutorial program of Cognitive Science 2006 will take place on
Wednesday July 26 in Vancouver, Canada, at the
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.
Call for Tutorial Proposals
Call for Tutorial Proposals
The tutorials at Cognitive Science 2006 will provide conference
participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and
skills from a broad range of areas in the field of cognitive
science. Tutorial topics will be presented in a taught format and
range from practical guidelines to academic issues and theory. This is
the eighth year that tutorials in this format will be offered.
Tutorial participants will be from a wide range of the cognitive
sciences, but they will be looking for insights into their own areas
and summaries of other areas providing tools, techniques, and results
to use in their own teaching and research.
Tutorials must present well established results, yesterday's results
from your lab are not encouraged. They will tend to involve an
introduction to technical skills or methods (e.g., cognitive modeling
in ACT-R, Bayesian modeling, eyetracking, fMRI, methods of analyzing
qualitative observational data). They are likely to include
substantial review of material.
Each tutorial is designed to be a half-day or full-day in duration.
Half-day tutorials are about 3 hours long (not including breaks). Full
day tutorials are about 6 hours long (not including breaks). Please
indicate the duration of your proposed tutorial in your application.
Most tutorials should be at the introductory graduate school level or
higher. That is, the tutorials should be accessible to postgraduate
students, but should also assume a first degree in one of the
Tutorial proposals will be evaluated by the tutorial committee on the
basis of their estimated benefit for prospective participants and on
their fit within the tutorials program as a whole.
Factors to be considered include relevance, importance, and audience
appeal; suitability for presentation in a half-day or full-day
tutorial format; use of presentation methods that offer participants
direct experience with the material being taught; how much they might
help unify cognitive science; teaching a skill or covering a topic
that would not have another outlet; and past experience and
qualifications of the instructors with their tutorial.
Selection is also based on the overall distribution of topics,
approaches (overview, theory, methodology, how-to), audience
experience levels, and specialties of the intended audiences.
Prepare a proposal for review purposes composed of the following
- Contact details:
Contact details have to include: name of contact person, affiliation,
address (including post code/zip and country), telephone, fax, e-mail,
names and affiliation of additional author(s).
A one page overview suitable for inclusion in the conference
- Specification of the tutorial:
The specification of the tutorial has to be no longer than 1500
words, and it should:
If the proposed tutorial has been given previously, the proposal
should include a brief history of where the tutorial has been given
and how it will be modified for Cognitive Science.
- state whether the tutorial will introduce participants to an area,
or whether it will cover an advanced topic for participants who
already have knowledge in a particular area.
- describe in detail the background of attendees assumed by the
tutorial. State any skills that are needed to understand tutorial
content or to complete the exercises.
- describe in detail the material that will be covered in the course.
- justify the tutorial for a cognitive science audience.
- explain how the tutorial will be conducted.
- give a schedule of events with time allocations.
- List of requirements:
As part of the proposal, please specify your audio-visual and
computing equipment requirements. Based on previous year's experience,
you can assume that participants will be able to bring laptops.
- Sample materials:
The proposal should include representative sample materials for the
tutorial, e.g., handouts, slides, lecture notes. These can be included
with the proposal, or a web address can be given.
Please send your proposal directly to the tutorial chairs, at the email address given here. Proposals should be in
plain ASCII text (no Word, RTF, Latex, etc.). Sample materials can be
provided in PDF or HTML format.
Tutors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by March 15,
2006. Acceptance is conditional upon the tutors' compliance with
deadlines and requirements.
Abstracts of accepted tutorials will be included in the calls for
participation for the conference and in the proceedings.
A budget of $125 will be awarded for each half-day tutorial that is
taught, $250 for each full-day. If a tutorial has two or more
instructors, the budget will be shared among them. Tutors will not be
charged for attending their own tutorial. Tutors may bring a helper to
the tutorial at no cost. The Society has
obtained additional funding from NSF for tutorials on computational
modeling. We therefore particularly encourage tutorial proposals in
February 10, 2006: Submissions due at 5:00pm GMT
March 15, 2006: Notification of acceptance or rejection
April 15, 2006: Camera-ready abstract copy due for inclusion in
Frank Keller (University of Edinburgh)
Michael Schoelles (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Erik M. Altmann (Michigan State University)
Matthew Crocker (Saarland University)
Tom Griffiths (Brown University)
Glenn Gunzelmann (US Air Force)
John Hale (Michigan State University)
Todd Johnson (University of Texas, Houston)
Gary Jones (University of Derby)
Padraic Monaghan (University of York)
Yvette Tenney (BBN Labs)
Richard Young (University College London)
|Frank Keller ||Michael Schoelles|
|School of Informatics ||Cognitive Science Department|
|University of Edinburgh ||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|2 Buccleuch Place ||110 8th Street|
|Edinburgh EH8 9LW ||Troy, NY 12180|
|United Kingdom ||USA|
|Phone +44-131-650-4407 ||Phone +1-518-276-3318|
|Fax +44-131-650-4587 ||Fax +1-518-276-3017|
Email address for submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org