[Comp-neuro] ASSC12 2nd Call for Papers

ASSC12 assc12 at ym.edu.tw
Tue Jan 1 19:19:51 CET 2008


Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
June 19th-22 , 2008

Confirmed speakers:

Presidential Address:    David Rosenthal, City University of New York, USA

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Metzinger, The Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany, 
topic: The Self

Mitsuo Kawato, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan, 
topic: Engineering Consciousness

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University, Japan, 
topic: The Mind of the Chimpanzee

Susana Martinez-Conde, Barrow Neurological Institute,USA, 
topic: Microsaccades: Windows on the Mind

Symposium Speakers:

Ned Block, New York University, USA
Victor Lamme, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Barbara Jones, McGill University, Canada
Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller University, USA
Steven Laureys, University of Liege, Belgium
Adrian Owen, University of Cambridge, UK
Charles Spence, Oxford University, UK
Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Glyn Humphreys, University of Birmingham, UK
Shaul Hochstein, Life Sciences Institute and Neural Computation Center, Israel
Tim Bayne, University of Macquarie, Australia 
Ryan McKay, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Ian Gold, McGill University, Canada
Robyn Langdon, Macquarie University, Australia

The 12th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 19th 
to June 22nd, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan (Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University). This is the first time for 
a ASSC annual meeting to be held in Asia. ASSC12 provides a chance for you to see Taipei and Taiwan, an island 
nation with a newly born democracy in Asia. Taipei offers an interesting combination of eastern and western 
cultures. Taiwan has recently been selected by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine as "probably the best 
traveling destination in Asia" among the 111 islands evaluated. The meeting promises to be both intellectually 
stimulating and culturally interesting!

ASSC12 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. The overall goal 
of the conference is to promote the scientific study of consciousness in all of its forms. Following last year's 
successful symposia, ASSC members are again invited to submit proposals for symposia relevant to the overall 
goals of the conference. Non-members can also submit proposals for tutorials. Symposia will address current 
empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of philosophy, neuroscience, 
clinical medicine, psychology, and computer science.

Speakers in concurrent sessions are invited to talk on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. 
Submissions that include anthropological, evolutionary, physiological, psychological, philosophical, or 
computational perspectives are all welcome.
Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted (please specify preference). Any person may present only 
one submission, but may be co-author on more than one. 

Submit by filling out the appropriate forms at: http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/

You will be asked to include with your submission the following information:
1. Title.
2. Name, affiliation, with presenting co-author(s) designated.
3. An abstract of up to 350 words.
4. Complete contact information for the author with whom the scientific program committee will interact with 
about the submission
5. Whether your first preference is for an talk or poster presentation
6. Whether your topic is a scientific or philosophical presentation

If you have any difficulties in submitting your proposal, or any other questions regarding the meeting, please 
contact assc12 at ym.edu.tw.

OPEN ON FEB. 1, 2008
As in previous years, discounted registration will be available to ASSC members, who will also enjoy a range of 
book discounts and other member benefits. The registration discount will be greater than the cost of 
membership, so prospective members are encouraged to join ASSC now! To find out more about the Association 
for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and to apply for membership, please consult our website at 

Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2008.

All questions about paper/poster submissions should be directed to the official conference email address: 
assc12 at ym.edu.tw.

ASSC-12 Scientific Program Committee:
Allen Houng & Ralph Adolphs (Co-Chairs), Shinsuke Shimojo, Max Coltheart, John Haynes, Steven Macknik, Dan 
Lloyd, Michael Pauen.

Allen Y. Houng, Ph.D.

The Local Organizer of ASSC12

Professor , Institute of Neuroscience

Dean , School of Humanities and Social Sciences

National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

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