The first workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Applications” took place at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University in 2018, followed by two virtual events as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK) in 2020, 2021, and a hybrid event at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2022.
The Psycholinguistics and Cognition Lab of the Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, will be hosting the 5th edition of the CARLA workshop, to be held on August 23-25 (Wed-Fri), 2023, in Montreal.
Time and Venue:
Date: August 23-25 (Wed-Fri), 2023
Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Special session on “Implicit Arguments”: (23 August)
John Perry, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Brendan Gillon, Department of Linguistics, McGill University
Main session: (24-25 August)
Evelina Fedorenko, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT [tentative]
Alex Clarke, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Stevan Harnad, Department of Psychology, UQAM
Alan Bale, Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics, Concordia University
Aishwarya Agrawal, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal [tentative]
Call for Abstracts:
“Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Applications” (CARLA) is an international workshop aimed at fostering interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. It invites contributions from all fields related to cognitive science, including (but not limited to) linguistics, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience.
The workshop is open for research on any aspect of concepts, but there are three overarching topics that are of special interest with the following (not exhaustive) list of exemplary subtopics:
- Representation: How can we formally describe and model concepts?
- Conceptual Spaces, Conceptual Domains, Frames
- Lexical Semantics and Pragmatics
- Grounded Cognition, Embodiment, 4E Cognition
- Learning: Where do concepts come from and how are they acquired?
- Evolution of Concepts
- Cross-Cultural and Social Aspects of Concepts
- Developmental Psychology of Concepts
- Applications: How are concepts used in cognitive tasks by humans and artificial systems?
- Vision-Language Interface
- Deep Learning
- Event Cognition
- Artificial Agents
- Concept Blending, Metaphors, Creativity
This workshop aims to provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on concepts, both from theoretical/formal and applied/experimental viewpoints. We invite concept researchers from all related fields to submit abstracts to the workshop.
This workshop is sponsored by the following Concordia University Departments and Institutes: Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Science and Linguistics, Applied AI Institute, Department of Philosophy, and and the Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics.