2-4 July 2008, Genoa (Genova), Italy
First announcement, January 2008


ESSCS, Annual Workshop 2 – 4 July 2008, Genoa, Italy


Names of people who will be present are printed in italics
For each presentation 30 minutes are available, and 10 minutes for discussion

Wednesday 2 July 2008   |   9.30 – 12.30 hrs.

Cognition and Language

Manuela Mariani, Laura Salmon, Università di Genova, Italia
Toward a Neurolinguistic Theory of Bilingualism: an integration with Translation Theory and Acquisition of  a Second Language

Bernard Bichakjian, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Language Evolution: Stereotypes and Misunderstanding vs. Considered Judgment

Konstantin Todorov, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany From structure to semantics: A two–stage approach to ontology mapping

Rita Mascialino, Udine, Italy
The meaning of language viewed in the perspective of dynamic spatiality: A comparative analysis and interpretation of  “Aphorism 1” by Franz Kafka

14.30 – 18.00 hrs.

Cognition and Language (continued)

Paolo Odoardi, University of Bologna, Italy
Text, cognition, and memory: what Semiotics can say about remembering a movie

Mara Vendrame, Ilaria Cutica, and Monica Bucciarelli Center for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology, Univ. of Turin, Italy Co-speech gestures and discourse comprehension: A useful support for oral deaf people?

Models for cognition, and for brain

Michela Balconi, Guido Mazza, Davide Crivelli, and Edoardo Santucci
Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan
Motor Imagery and Action Execution, Some Theoretical and Empirical
Considerations on Biological and non-Biological System Inter-Actions.

G.J. Dalenoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
Building stones for a neural architecture underlying language

Marco Damonte, Università di Genova,
Aquinas’ perception theory in the light of some neurological pathologies

Thursday 3 July 2008   |   9.00 – 12.30 hrs.

Models for cognition, and for brain (continued)

Alberto Greco and Claudio Caneva Università di Genova.
Motor Representation: a New Path to Meaning

Roberta Camba and Sergio Morra, Università di Genova
Theory of Constructive Operators and Catastrophe Theory:
A new look at number conservation

P.H. de Vries, Dept. of Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
The control of topdown processes in self-organizing cognitive systems

Mind and Body

Robin Allott, Seaford, England
The evolution machine: Reconsidering Lamettrie

Markus Eronen, M.A. University of Osnabrück,
How to Explain the Brain? Reductionism versus Multilevel Mechanisms

14.30 – 18.00 hrs

Mind and Body (continued)

Miriam Kyselo, Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. No Action, no Consciousness? Confronting the Enactive Approach to Consciousness with Neuromedical Cases of Locked-in Syndrome (LiS)

Alexei Medvedev, School of International Studies, University of South Australia
A Linguistic Solution to the Mind-Body Problem

Ilaria Serafini, Institute for Cognitive Science Osnabrück, Germany
Is a phenomenal account of consciousness possible?

Cognitive Ergonomy and Miscellaneous

F. Gasparetti, A. Micarelli, and G. Sansonetti
Towards modeling of Information Needs in Web-Browsing Activities


Friday 4 July 2008   |   9.00 – 12.00 hrs.

Cognitive Ergonomy and Miscellaneous (continued)

Christian Stary, University of Linz, Austria Department of Business Information Systems – Comunication Engineering, Competence Center Knowledge ManagementEducational Knowledge-Transfer Support in e-Learning Environments

Martin Peniak and Angelo Cangelosi, School of Computing, Communications, and Electronics, University of Plymouth, UK, Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition Research Group, Autonomous Robot Exploration of Unknown Terrain: A Preliminary Model of Mars Rover Robot

Vadim Tikhanoff¹, Angelo Cangelosi¹, Giorgio Metta²
¹ University of Plymouth, UK, ² Italian Institute of Technology
Emergence of Communication in Autonomous Robots

ESSCS Annual Workshop 2008   |   2 – 4 July 2008   |   Genoa, Italy

ESSCS european society for the study of cognitive systems