Monday, July 25 -- Sunday, July 31, 2005
Brianšon, France

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Announcing ASIC 2005!

The Fourth Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference (ASIC 2005) will be held at Alpe Hotel Club in Brianšon, France (in the Southern French Alps) on July 25 to 31. Richard M. Shiffrin of Indiana University-Bloomington is the organizer: email correspondence should be directed to, or mailed to Richard M. Shiffrin at Indiana University. Select "Contact" from the menu for address.

For ASIC 2005, we have chosen dates to allow coordinated travel to both ASIC and the Cognitive Science Society Conference being held July 20-23, 2005 in Stresa, Italy, on Lago Maggiore, about 2.5 hrs. travel from Brianšon.

The ASIC conference uses the very successful format of previous ASIC and AIC conferences: Days are free for leisure activities and the talks/posters are in the later afternoon/early evening, followed by dinner. The date has been chosen to make it convenient for attendees to bring family/friends. The conference is open to all interested parties, and an invitation is NOT needed to attend. However, due to the small number of spots for speakers, the organizer will select speakers, and other participants will be allowed to present posters on a day set aside for this purpose. The subject is interdisciplinary, within the broad frame of Cognitive Science.


The conference is open to all scholars who fit the very general theme of the conference, and their family and friends. An individual invitation is NOT needed. We encourage you to send the conference information to friends and colleagues.


Conference Aims

The conference will cover a wide range of subjects in cognitive science, including:

We especially invite talks emphasizing theory, mathematical modeling, and computational modeling (including neural networks and artificial intelligence). Nonetheless, we require talks that are comprehensible and interesting to a wide scientific audience. Speakers will provide overviews of current research areas, as well as of their own recent progress.

Conference Format

There is a single speaking session each day, excepting one day devoted to posters. For information on submitting proposals for presentations (speaking or posters), see our attendees and sessions page.

The conference will start on Monday, July 25, with registration 14:30 - 16:15, a reception 15:30 - 16:15, followed by a full session and then dinner. The following sessions, excepting Thursday, will each begin with drinks and light snacks from 16:00 to 16:15 PM, followed by a speaking session (including a brief break for drinks), followed by dinner. Thursday will be devoted to posters, beginning at 16:00 with drinks and light snacks, followed by dinner. Dinners will be buffet style, including vegetarian options, and a deluxe buffet/banquet will be held following the final session of the conference, on Saturday, July 30.

It will not escape the careful reader that this conference format frees most of the day for various activities with colleagues, family, and friends. We expect all scientific attendees and participants to attend all sessions. The time frame will allow day trips to nearby sites and cities, but travel to more distant sites should be arranged for days preceding and following the conference.


The Alpe Hotel may be reached by telephone at 33 (0)4 92 200 200, and by fax at: 33 (0)4 92 200 143. See Travel & Lodging page for details.

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