Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7, 2006
Åndalsnes, Norway

Announcing ASIC 2006!

The Fifth Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference (ASIC 2006) will be held at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in Andalsnes, Norway (on the Romsdalfjord on the western coast), on July 2 to July 7. Richard M. Shiffrin of Indiana University - Bloomington is the organizer: Email correspondence should be directed to (and seconded to or mailed to Richard M. Shiffrin at Indiana University(select 'Contact' from the menu for the address).

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 subject to demand other participants will be allowed to present posters on a day and time set aside for this purpose. The subject is interdisciplinary, within the broad frame of Cognitive Science.

Last Year's Website

Several parts of the 2006 website are under construction. For an example of a complete ASIC website, visit ASIC 2005.


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. Information on submitting proposals for presentations (speaking or posters) will eventually be placed on the page of this website labeled 'attendees and sessions', but this page is still under construction, For now, proposed subjects, titles, and or abstracts may be sent by email to the organizer.

Current plans call for the conference to start with registration and a reception from 15:30-16:30 on Sunday, July 2. On subsequent days there will be drinks and light snacks from 16:15 - 16:30. On all days through Friday, July 7, there will be a session from 16:30 to 20:30, including a mid-session drink break. This will be followed by a buffet dinner at the hotel, including vegetarian options. The dinner on the last day will be deluxe banquet buffet, with wine and beer included.

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 Grand Hotel Bellevue may be reached by telephone at 47-71-22-75-00, and by fax at: 47-71-22-60-38. See Lodging page for details.

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