26th ANNUAL WORKSHOP, 27-29 August 2009,
Linz, Austria (First announcement, April 2009)

The aim of the annual workshops is the exchange of knowledge, information, and opinions on all aspects of cognition and related topics, with emphasis on exchanges between different disciplines involved. Papers may be either of a general kind, or specific, but with sufficient attention for the general aspects, and understandable for the audience from a wide variety of disciplines. The following disciplines belong explicitly to the scope of the workshop:

  • psychology (cognitive, developmental), perception,
  • biology, with emphasis on evolution and cognition,
  • artificial intelligence (general aspects),
  • associative memory and neural networks, neuroscience,
  • language (also origin of language, computational, and disorders),
  • education and instruction,
  • philosophy, history of concepts.

Special Session on Cognitive Ergnomics

If a sufficient number of papers on the topic are submitted, there will be a special session on Cognitive Ergnomics. Experimental papers should be placed within a theoretical framework. Papers accepted for the workshop may be published in the Journal of the ESSCS, 'Cognitive Systems'.

General Information and Accomodation

Please send abstracts of papers as soon as possible. Last-minute participation is possible if room is available, but the number of papers is limited to 24, and the number of participants to 40. Length of abstracts: between 20 and 40 lines (1-2 kByte), to be sent by E-mail (preferably textfile,or RTF), Registration fee 32 Euro for members of the ESSCS, ASoCS, LOS; 42 Euro for others, students 15 Euro.

Reservations can be made at the Secretariat of:
Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik - Communications Engineering
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Freistädterstraße 315, 4040 Linz
Tel.: 0043 (0)732 / 2468 – 7102,
or: (Room reservations of the University).

Arrival: Wednesday 26 August, welcome party 18.00 hrs. afterwards dinner in the city. Lectures will start on Wednesday 27 August at 10.00 hrs.

Accomodation will be available in convenient single and double rooms in a hotel near the university. Downtown can be reached within 15 minutes by tram. Rooms: € 37 (single room), and € 66 (twin bed room), prices per night, including breakfast. A block booking has been made until 30 June 2009.

Linz has an airport, and there are good train connections to Munich and Vienna, Further information on how to reach the workshop will be given to participants, and upon request. For information on the ESSCS and on previous workshops, see the webpage:

For specific questions on the Workshop, the Society, the Journal, on form and content of papers for the workshop, and for registration, please write, fax, or mail to:

ESSCS, Dept. of Psychology (E&A), University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2-1, 9712 TS Groningen, The Netherlands.

Telephone Netherlands +31-50- 3636454 (or 3636472), Fax +31-50-3636304
For a copy of the registration form mail to:

ESSCS european society for the study of cognitive systems