[Comp-neuro] GEM2021 - Registration open

Vinita Samarasinghe malini.vinita.samarasinghe at ini.rub.de
Mon Oct 5 08:51:10 CEST 2020

      Registration has opened!

*GEM 2021**- Generative Episodic Memory: Interdisciplinary perspectives 
from psychology, neuroscience and philosophy*
https://for2812.rub.de/gem2021 <https://for2812.rub.de/gem2021>
16-18 February 2021

The workshop will take place in virtual space and is free of charge. The 
main workshop will be preceded by a PhD symposium, for which submissions 
are now being accepted via EasyChair https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021 

      Keynote Speakers:

Karl-Heinz Bäuml - University Regensburg, Germany
Dorthe Berntsen - Aarhus University, Denmark
Amy Criss - University of Syracuse, USA
Dorothea Debus - University of Konstanz, Germany
David Huber - University of Massachusetts, USA
Sarah Robins - University of Kansas, USA

      Call for papers

The DFG-funded research consortium “FOR 2812 – Constructing scenarios of 
the past” https://for2812.rub.de <https://for2812.rub.de> is proud to 
announce a call for papers for its first workshop on generative episodic 
memory. We invite submissions for talks and posters 
https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021 <https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021>.

Episodic memories are widely regarded as memories of personally 
experienced events. Early concepts about episodic memory were based on 
the storage model, according to which experiential content is preserved 
in memory and later retrieved. However, overwhelming empirical evidence 
suggests that the content of episodic memory is – at least to a certain 
degree – constructed in the act of remembering. Even though very few 
contemporary researchers would oppose this view of episodic memory as a 
generative process, it has not become the standard paradigm of empirical 
memory research. This is particularly true for studies of the neural 
correlates of episodic memory. Further hindering progress are large 
conceptual differences regarding episodic memory across different 
fields, such as neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. This 
interdisciplinary workshop therefore aims to bring together researchers 
from all relevant fields to advance the state of the art in the research 
on generative episodic memory.

FOR 2812 “Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in 
episodic memory” consists of 9 researchers. Seven from the Ruhr 
University Bochum and two from the University of Münster. The consortium 
adopts an interdisciplinary approach and investigates generative 
episodic memory from a conceptual, modeling, and experimental 
perspective using a common conceptual framework: scenario construction.

      Paper submission deadlines [GMT +1 (CET)]:

Abstract submission - 15.11.2020
Notification of acceptance - 19.12.2020

      Submission guidelines:

Abstracts must be submitted in English and be no longer than 1 page. 
Submitted work must be original and unpublished. Abstracts must be 
submitted electronically through the GEM 2021 paper submission site on 
EasyChair https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021 
<https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021>. Authors will receive confirmation 
of receipt of their abstracts including an ID number after submission. 
You can edit your submission at any time before the deadline. We will 
consider only the final version.

      Program committee:

Nikolai Axmacher - Faculty of Psychology - Ruhr University Bochum
Sen Cheng - Institute for Neural Computation - Ruhr University Bochum
Gerald Echterhoff - Faculty of Psychology - University of Münster
Albert Newen - Faculty of Philosophy - Ruhr University Bochum
Ricarda Schubotz - Faculty of Psychology - University of Münster
Markus Werning - Faculty of Philosophy - Ruhr University Bochum
Laurenz Wiskott - Institute for Neural Computation - Ruhr University Bochum
Oliver Wolf - Faculty of Psychology - Ruhr University Bochum

All questions regarding the workshop should be emailed to for2812 at rub.de

Coordinator - Vinita Samarasinghe
Secretary - Christiane Dahl

Vinita Samarasinghe M.Sc., M.A.

Science Manager
Arbeitsgruppe Computational Neuroscience
Institut für Neuroinformatik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, NB 3/26
Postfachnummer 110
Universitätstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Tel: +49 (0) 234 32 27996
Email: samarasinghe at ini.rub.de

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