CfP “Enaction: Challenges and Successes” AISB’13

CALL FOR PAPERS: Enaction: Challenges and Successes
We are pleased to announce the AISB symposium “Enaction: Challenges and Successes” to take place during the AISB Annual Convention 2013, Univ. Exeter, UK, April 2-5th, 2013.
 
 
Enaction represents one alternative to “good old-fashion cognitive science”, in the form of a change of focus for models of cognition: from computation to interaction, from the brain-in-a-vat to the embodied brain in the world. This extension, dubbed enactive cognitive science, arises from both the inability of current theoretical frameworks to account for recent data in the social and life sciences, and from growing debates on the defining features of a cognizant organism in its environment.
 
The symposium will foster discussions around 1) the challenges that any alternative to current frameworks will have to overcome, and 2) the successes from enactive cognitive science that respond to shortcomings in the orthodox frameworks. The outcome of this symposium will be a critical perspective of the state of the field today, as well as a tentative roadmap for the future.
 
It will be organised around talks and panel discussions. Papers should be no more than 7000 words, including refs and figures. All accepted papers will be provided to the AISB’13 delegates on memory sticks at the beginning of the Convention and, subject to a sufficient number of high-quality submissions, proceedings of the symposium will be published in a more formal outreach, like the Springers series Studies in Applied  Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics (SAPERE).
 
Submissions should be made using the EasyChair portal for the symposium:
 
Timeline:
– Submission of full papers: 14th January 2013 – Notification of acceptance: 11th February 2013 – Camera-ready for inclusion in proceedings: 4th March 2013
 
The symposium is a sequel to the workshop “Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Sciences”, which took place in Windsor, on February 27-28th, 2013, sponsored by the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, at the University of Reading.
More information and update can be found at:
 
Dr. Etienne B. Roesch (Univ. Reading)
Prof. Slawomir Nasuto (Univ. Reading)
Prof. J. Mark Bishop (Goldsmiths Univ. London)

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