Retecog 2011 – The Architectures of Mind

ReteCog.Net 2011 Workshop
The Architectures of Mind

Workshop ReteCog.Net 2011: The architectures of Mind
Dates: 4-6 July
Venue: ASLab, Madrid, Spain

ReteCog 2011 is centered around the major topic of COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE. Unveiling the architecture of the mind is a cornerstone of all our research programmes. The workshop aims to bring together leading scholars, scientists and engineers who use analytic and synthetic methods both to understand the astonishing processing properties of biological systems, specifically those of the living brain, and to exploit such knowledge to advance engineering methods for building artificial systems with higher levels of cognitive competence.

ReteCog 2011 is a meeting point of mind theorists, cognitive systems engineers and brain scientists where cross-domain ideas are fostered in the hope of getting new emerging insights on the nature, operation and extractable capabilities of brains and minds. This multiple approach is necessary because the progressively more accurate data about brains is producing a growing need of both a quantitative and deep theoretical understanding and an associated capacity to manipulate these data and translate it into engineering applications rooted in sound theories. ReteCog 2011 is intended for both i) life scientists who use and develop mathematical and engineering approaches for a better, system-level understanding of the cognitive behavior of complex biological systems and ii) technology researchers that aim to understand and build systems with higher cognitive competences. ReteCog 2011 is organized to foster collaboration patterns that encourage cross-fertilization across the workshop domains topics. This emphasizes the role of as a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners in the areas of natural and artificial cognitive systems.

Debates across disciplines will enrich researchers with complementary perspectives from diverse scientific fields. To help in this direction of tight interaction, the workshop will accept a maximum of 50 communications.

Invited Speakers

Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Russ Poldrack, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
William Bechtel, University of California at San Diego, USA.
Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University, USA.

Important Dates

Submission of contributions: February 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2011
Final contributions due: April 30, 2011
Conference: July 4-6, 2011

Conference Publications

All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published in electronic format. Participants will receive a
copy of them on CD and an abstracts brochure.


The conference will be held at Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM ETSII). This is situated at
the very center of the city close to the Paseo de la Castellana artery.


Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2
28006 Madrid
Coordinates: lat=40.4404 lon=-3.6902

Workshop Scope

Cognitive architecture · Neural Cognitive Architectures · Biological Neural Models · Brain Inspired Systems · Robotics · Adaptive Control Architecture · Cognitive  euroscience of Volition · Systems Neuroscience · Attentional Mechanisms · Affective Systems · Architecture of Language· Cortical and Sub-Cortical Models ·  Self-awareness · Qualia models · Emotion and Affect · Philosophical implications · Neurophysiological Grounding for Cognition · Analytic/Synthetic phenomenology

Program Committee

Antoni Gomila
Fernando Martínez
Luis J. Barrios
Julio Santiago de Torres
Antoni Rodríguez Fornells
Miguel A. Salichs
Alvaro Moreno
Manuel G. Bedia
Xabier Barandiarán
Ricardo Sanz

Organizing Committee

UPM – Autonomous Systems Laboratory –

Ricardo Sanz
Carlos Hernandez
Adolfo Hernando
Guadalupe Sanchez
Jaime Gomez


General requests: workshops at retecog  net

Organizing committee: retecog2011 at aslab  org

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