Special Workshop on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Learning
Clichy (Paris, France), 17-19 January 2002


Each lecture is 30 minutes, inclusive of 5 minutes discussion, After the
first two lectures 30 minutes pause. There will be two poster sessions,
in each of which the posters are to be "manned" separately.

Thursday 17 Jan. 2002

9.00 hrs. Welcome by G.J. Dalenoort
9.15-12.15 Cognitive learning and development 1

G. Vergnaud: CNRS, Universit» Paris 8, France
- Learning and conceptual development.

Philip Adey, King's College, London, UK.
- Cognitive Acceleration: A general model for cognitive stimulation.

Ton J‚rg, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
- A theory of reciprocal learning in dyads as a social form of
learning: A qualitative and quantitative model.

Vincent Ferrari, Andr» Didierjean, and Evelyne MarmŔche, Univ. de
Provence, Aix en Provence, F.
- The role and nature of the semantic information in the encoding of
chess scenes.

- First poster session (first group of posters, to be indicated)

12.15-14.30 Lunch in the Lyc»e

14.30-17.30 Cognitive learning and development 1

J. Rogalski, CNRS, Universit» Paris 8, France
- Epistemology and cognitive analysis of the task: towards a common
frame for analysing competence acquisition from students to

Francis Rousseaux, IRCAM, Universit» de Reims Champagne Ardenne, France
- Design of a cooperative system for listening to music.

Ann Lind and Bertil Lind, University College of Bor¬s, Sweden
- Developing information literacy: a cognitivistic constructive

Karine Duvignau, Olivier Gasquet, Bruno Gaume, Univ. de Toulouse-Le
Mirail, Toulouse, France
- Acquisition and Structure of the lexicon: analogy for verb-learning.

Friday 9.00-12.15, Cognitive learning 2

Kira Gor, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
- Second-language acquisition of verbal morphology: abstract rules or

E. Adi-Japha: College of Judea and Samaria, Israel, N.H. Freeman:
Bristol University, UK.
- Development of differentiation between writing and drawing systems.

Uri Hershberg and Anat Ninio, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel.
- Optimal exemplar learning in cognitive systems.

G.J. Dalenoort, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- The multidisciplinarity of learning: a Systems theoretical analysis.

Second poster session (second group of posters, to be indicated)

12.15-14.30 Lunch (Lyc»e)

Friday 14.30-17.30, Models and biological systems

Enrique Carlos Segura Meccia: South Bank University, London
- 'Associative memories' for pedestrians: some variations on a theme by

Raffaele Calabretta1, Andrea Di Ferdinando1, Frank C. Keil2, Domenico
1 Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy, 2 Yale University, New
Haven, CT, U.S.A.
- Sequential learning in non-modular neural networks.

P.H. de Vries, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Cognitive development and the architecture of cognition: the A-not-B-
task and the role of binding.

M. Dastani and K. Sima'an, University of Utrecht
- A Machine Learning Approach to Visual Perception.

Martin Giurfa, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
- Cognitive Architecture of a mini brain: the honeybee.

Saturday 9.00-12.00, Miscellaneous

Mike Dowman, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
- Bayesian Learning of Linguistic Categories

Andreas Auinger, University of Linz, Austria
- Towards a framework for the self-managed acquisition of content in
the course of tele-education.

Jeremy Forth and Jim Cunningham, Imperial College of Science,
Technology, and Medicine, London
- Inquiry-based learning for autonomous agents.

Kees Zoethout, Wander Jager, and Eric Molleman, University of Groningen,
- A theoretical framework for describing self-organizing social
processes of task allocation.

list in alphabetical order on the surname of the first author.
(list not yet complete)

Catherine Boyer, IUFM de Versailles, Centre d'Antony Val de BiŔvre
- Some key points on how six to nine years old kids conceptualize
vegetal reproduction.

Kamila Ciepiela, Swietokrzyska Academy, Piotrkow, Poland
- What can the analysis of non-fluent aphasia tell about normal language

Philippe Dessus, Lab. des Sciences de l'Education & IUFM, Grenoble,
- Simulating student comprehension with LSA to deliver distance course

Eghtesadi Araghi, P. 1, 2., Riazi, G. 1
1. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran,
Tehran, Iran
2. Iranian National Center for Oceanography (INCO), Tehran, Iran
- A possible mechanism for ability of aromatic hydrocarbons in modifying
membrane permeability.

E. Galy & C. M»lan, Lab. Travail et Cognition, Univ. Toulouse 2, F.
- Mnemonic and discriminative processing during day- and night-shifts in
experienced shift-workers.

Sophie Gonnand-Bounie, Lab. Dynamique du langage, Lyon, France
- Production modality and lexical selection.

Catherine Gou»dard, U.F.R. de Psychologie, Pratiques Cliniques et
Lab. Cognition & Activit«s Finalis«es, CNRS - Universit» PARIS 8.
- The learning of space in blind people: Analysis of the dyadic
communication of route
directions and of wayfinding abilities

C. Guerini, A. Danis & C. Bouchy-Gomiero
- Understanding metaphors between 4 and 6 years: are there training

Robin K. Hill, University of Wyoming, USA,
- Reliable belief sets from paraconsistent contributors.

Aocha Sarah Khalis, Paris V Sciences de l'Education
- Multigrade classes training management French school.

Christine Le Jan, Univ. Paris 8, Upres Cognition et Didactique
- On the understanding of concepts in pupils.

Evelyne MarmŔche & Andr» Didierjean
Lab. de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS, Universit» de Provence,
- Anticipated perception by expert players in the basketball game.

Esko Marjomaa, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Joensuu, Finland
- Social representations in E-learning.

Rachel Orbach, Israel
- Collaborative learning - an educational perspective.

Franco di Primio, Andreas E. Kilian, Bernd S. M˝ller
Fraunhofer Inst. for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AiS),
Sankt Augustin, Germany
- Learning in unicellulars.

Karin S. Prins, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- The effects of management on the effectiveness of groups and

Graciela Ricco, Guilaine Menotti, Univ. Paris 8, Saint Denis.
- Situational praxis during teaching the concept of volume in
classes so-called "weak" or "good".

Ranaei-Siadat, S.O.1, Riazi, G.H. 1, Sadeghi, M. 1, Chang, L.S.2, Lin, S.R.3,
Eghtesadi-Araghi, P. 1, Hakimelahi, G.H., Moosavi-Movahedi, A.A1.
1 Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2. Inst. of Biomedical Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
3. School of Chemistry, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
4. Institute of Chemistry, Academia scientica, Taipie, Taiwan.
- Study on the acetylcholinesterase peripheral site activity.

Fataneh Shourcheh,
U.F.R. de Psychologie Cognitive, Universit» de Paris X Nanterre.
- Adult-child interactions in the construction of ordinate collections.

Harada, Y. (Waseda Univ.), Tatsumi, T. (Kobe Univ.),
Maeno, J. (Waseda Univ.), Kusumoto, N. (Waseda Univ.),
- The importance of privacy protection measures in network-mediated
learning and testing.

Manuela Viezzer, School of Computer Science, Univ. of Birmingham, UK
- Conceptual change: a framework for an architecture-based analysis
and some ideas on how to build a system that performs it.

Original anouncements:

Second call for papers, October 2001


Special Workshop on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Learning
Clichy (Paris, France), 17-19 January 2002


The ESSCS attempts to promote the multidisciplinary study of all aspects of cognition. Learning is one of the nodal points of cognition and raises many integrative issues with regard to the study of cognitive systems. This is the first special workshop on this topic organised by the ESSCS. The spirit of the workshop is deliberately chosen to encourage researchers from various fields to discuss with each other about the challenges and opportunities offered by a cross disciplinary approach to learning.


Contributions are invited on all aspects of learning, in human, animal, and artificial systems. More specifically the following subdisciplines of cognitive sciences are involved:
- Psychology (cognitive, clinical, developmental, ergonomics)
- Artificial intelligence (general aspects)
- Neurosciences (associative memory, neural networks, etc.)
- Linguistics (also computational), language disorders
- Educational and Instructional sciences
- Philosophy, History of concepts.

Invited speakers

G.J. Dalenoort (University of Groningen):
Theoretical considerations on learning

G. Vergnaud (CNRS, Universite Paris 8):
Learning and conceptual development

J. Rogalski (CNRS, Universite Paris 8):
Epistemology and cognitive analysis of the task: towards a common frame
for analysing competence acquisition from students to professionals


The scientific program includes both oral communications and poster presentations. Each oral communication will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion. The workshop schedule will include a poster session; presenters will stand by their posters for informal discussion with workshop participants.

The working language of the workshop is English. There will be a maximum of 20 oral presentations. The total number of presentations will be restricted to about 40. Participation is also possible without a communication.

The workshop will take place at the "Lycee Rene Auffray", 23 rue Fernand Pelloutier, 92110 Clichy, Tel: 01-49-68-90-00 (from abroad: +33-1-49-68-90-00), Web site: www.lycee-rene-auffray.com, Metro (underground): line 13 (direction: "Gabriel Peri - Asnieres - Gennevilliers"; Stop: "Mairie de Clichy").

For more information see the ESSCS webpage: http://www.esscs.org

For scientific or local information please contact: michael.pichat(at)univ-paris8.fr

Submission of contributions

Contributions will be peer-reviewed and considered on the basis of their relevance over a variety of subdisciplines of cognitive sciences. This will imply that papers that exclusively report on experimental results, without a theoretical basis or interpretation, will not be accepted. In case of doubt, please take up contact with the organisers. Papers that have been accepted can also be submitted to a special issue of 'Cognitive Systems', the international peer-reviewed journal of the ESSCS.

Submissions (in English) should be sent in the form a 300 words abstract. Desired presentation form is to be indicated (oral, poster, oral or poster). Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (please both in RTF and DOS formats) to both G. Dalenoort (G.J.DALENOORT(at)ppsw.rug.nl) and M. Pichat (michael.pichat(at)univ-paris8.fr) by the 30th of October 2001. Acceptance will be notified within a week, upon which registration payment is required.


Scientific committee
G.J. Dalenoort, University of Groningen
G. Ricco, Universite Paris 8

G. Vergnaud, CNRS, Universite Paris 8
K.B. Koster, University of Groningen
P.L.C. Van Geert, University of Groningen

Organising committee
M. Pichat, Universite Paris 8

L. Numa-Bocage, IUFM de Picardie
M. Merri, ENFA de Toulouse
D. Morange, Universite Lyon 2

M.-C. Jollivet, IUFM de Poitou-Charentes


Owing to administrative reasons, it is not possible to separate workshop and catering charges. Therefore, the following amounts include both workshop fees and catering fees (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 breaks). Please note that € = 1 Euro.

Members of the ESSCS: € 85

Non members of the ESSCS: € 95

Students: € 75

ESSCS membership: € 12

Full registration fee deposit deadline: 15 November 2001

Payment modalities shall be notified with declaring of acceptance. Please note that communication abstract will not be published in the workshop proceedings unless payment is received.



Some double rooms are available in the Lycee Rene Auffray itself (place of the meeting). Double rooms (with shower/bath and toilets) are about € 40 altogether per night. These rooms have to be booked in advance.

Full accommodation fee deposit deadline: 15 November 2001

Payment modalities shall be notified with notification of acceptance


Alternative accommodation (hotels)

Each room is provided with internal bathroom (toilets and shower or bath), television and telephone. Prices are per night and in Euro. Reservations with the hotels can be made directly (if deposits are required: best via a letter with authorisation to charge a credit card, to avoid high costs of international money transfers)

Hotel des Chasses (**), Single room: € 61, Breakfast: € 6,
Distance to workshop place: 5 minutes walk.
Tel: From abroad: 00-33-1-47-37-01-73, in France: 01-47-37-01-73
Address: 49 rue Pierre Beregovy, 92110 Clichy

Hotel Sovereign (***), Single room: € 60, Breakfast: € 6
Distance to workshop place: 10 minutes walk.
Tel: from abroad: 00-33-1-47-37-54-24, in France: 01-47-37-54-24
Address: 14 rue Dagobert, 92110 Clichy

Hotel Savoy (**), Single room: € 68, Breakfast: € 7
Distance from workshop place: 8 minutes walk.
Tel: from abroad: 00-33-1-47-37-17-01, in France: 01-47-37-17-01
Address: 20 rue Villeneuve, 92110 Clichy

Important dates

Workshop: 17-19 January 2002
Submission deadline: 30th October 2001
Notification of acceptance: 7th November 2001
Registration fee deposit deadline: 15th November 2001
Accommodation fee deposit deadline: 15th November 2001

ESSCS european society for the study of cognitive systems