SMART Animals

22 February 2017

Call for workshop proposal as part of the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference December 6th-8th 2017

SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for discussions high-lighting studies at the interface of the humanities and cognitive sciences. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. Our activities are organized in close collaboration with the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) center.

We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’, with a plenary lec-ture on December 6th by prof. dr. Frans de Waal (Emory University). The conference will take place at the UvA, and will run through December 8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive one-day workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).

Every researcher affiliated to the research schools of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam can submit a workshop pro-posal. We invite proposals in all areas of the humanities and cognitive science but cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly en-couraged.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: March 1st 2017.
Acceptance notice: April 1st 2017.
Workshop program completed before June 30th 2017.
Conference dates: December 6-8, 2017.

Proposals should include:

* Workshop title
* Details of the organizers (two at most)
* Maximum 1 page summary and justification for the workshop
* Prospected invited speaker(s)
* Proposed format, agenda and budget estimate
* Expected number of participants

Proposals should be sent in a pdf format to the following email address: SMART Cognitive Science <>
The SMART conference Committee will evaluate the proposals with respect to their novelty and potential interests to the SMART community. If a workshop proposal is accepted, the conference chairs will work closely with workshop organizers to make sure that the workshop is well em-bedded within the conference program. SMART will provide funding (€2500) for every workshop to cover the costs of invited speakers and to cover for refreshments and drinks during coffee breaks. We will also provide conference facilities.

Organized by Amsterdam Brain & Cognition Centre, ACLC, ILLC

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