First International Workshop on Cognition & Culture (CC07)

Venue: Nashville

Location: Nashville, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 01, 2007 End Date/Time: Aug 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 01, 2007
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Even though explaining the mental foundations of culture and the cultural foundations of mental life has always been one of the ultimate objectives of the collective social sciences, there seemed little hope of developing a natural science of culture until the recent interdisciplinary attempts coined cognition and culture. What sets the new approach apart is its focus on understanding the relationship between individual level cognition and social processes rather than settling for explanations that appeal to only one of these levels and allowing researchers from diverse traditional disciplines to productively communicate with each other and make progress on problems that transcend their disciplinary boundaries. Thus anthropologists, religious studies experts, marketing researchers, experimental psychologists, and computer scientists can work together to identify the ecological, cognitive and ontological factors that are critical to the spread of information and to identify the patterns of complex dynamics between cognition and culture. This emerging field has a number of international institutes, researchers, issues and methods but lacks a forum where researchers from diverse traditional disciplines can gather and discuss issues of common interest. Primary goal of this workshop is to provide such a forum.
The one-day workshop held in conjunction with the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society will include presentation of invited papers as well as reviewed submissions. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Important Dates
Papers Due: April 1, 2007
Acceptance/rejection: April 30
Workshop: August 1, 2007

Program Committee
Jonah Berger
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

Helen De Cruz
Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Chip Heath
Professor of Organizational Behavior
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

Luther Martin
Professor of Religion
University of Vermont

Joel Mort
Cognitive Systems
Airforce Research Lab

Ilkka Pyysiainen
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

D. Jason Slone
Religious Studies
Webster University

Ryan Tweney
Professor of Pscyhology
Bowling Green State University

Afzal Upal
Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Toledo
Submission Instructions
Papers must be 10 pages or less and must be formatted according to the Cognitive Science Society Conference Format available here. All submissions must be uploaded electronically through the workshop submission web site (available in the latter half of March).