23rd Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference

Ramada Resort by Wyndham
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
July 3, Monday - July 8, Saturday

Above: The town of Kranjska Gora

The 23nd Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference (ASIC 2023) will be held at the Ramada Resort in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (at Borovska Cesta 99, 4280 Kranjska Gora). The conference will have talks every afternoon and evening on the six consecutive days July 3, Monday - July 8, Saturday, 2023 (the last talks will be held in the evening of July 8, so the departure date should be July 9 or later).

“Note: If covid travel restrictions in the country of origin or in Slovenia cause you to cancel your attendance, any lodging deposit and registration fee will be refunded.”

Above: The Ramada Resort, Kranjska Gora

If you have a 5% or higher chance of attending, go to the link on this website 'Potential Attendees' and list yourself, your probability, and your email; when doing so, sign up on the ASIC general email list (if not already there) and on the 2023 email list.

See the hotel website at The Ramada Resort. The Ramada Resort is a 4* modern hotel with all the facilities ASIC attendees have come to expect. The meetings, catered breaks, and breakfasts and dinners will be held in the hotel. For reservations, descriptions and much more information, visit the links on this website “LODGING” and “MEALS”.

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, on the northern edge of Triglav National Park (Triglav is the largest mountain in Slovenia, a national treasure, and a hiking and climbing target for many Slovenians and visitors).

Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Kranjska Gora is in the Julian Alps, about 40 minutes by car from the international airport near Kranj, north of Ljubjana, Slovenia, and about 2 hrs 50 min from Marco Polo Airport, Venice Italy.


The area around the Julian Alps is extremely scenic, an attractive location for everything from casual sightseeing and leisure sports to adventure activities. It is about 30 minutes by car from the well known lakeside city of Bled, and about an hour by car from the resort at Lake Bohinj on the other side of Triglav National Park.

    Bled, Slovenia       Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

The area around Kranjska Gora offers every type of adventure activity, including hiking, scrambling, and peak bagging, via ferrata, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, mountaineering (though most mountaineering would have to take place before or after the conference, given the time required), paragliding, white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, and many leisure activities such as sightseeing, fishing, tennis, and golf. For a more complete description visit the link on this website “ACTIVITIES”.

Hiking in the Julian Alps


ASIC Organizer, Rich Shiffrin, atop Torre Grande, near Cortina. Italy

Richard M. Shiffrin of Indiana University - Bloomington is the organizer: Email should be directed to shiffrin@indiana.edu (for all contact info, select 'Contact' from this website menu).

Conference Subject Matter

The subject matter of the ASIC conferences is interdisciplinary, but with a primary emphasis upon a wide variety of scientific domains within the broad frame of Cognitive Science. ASIC uses the very successful format of previous ASIC and AIC conferences: Days are free for leisure activities and discussions among participants. The talks 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.

Previous Years' Websites

Several parts of this year's website are still under construction. For examples of websites for other ASIC conferences, see the link on this website titled: ASIC Websites. Most of these contain titles, authors and abstracts for the talks that were given.


The conference is open to all interested parties, and their family and friends. An invitation is NOT needed to attend. It will be of particular interest to scholars who fit the very general theme of the conference. We encourage you to send the conference information and invitation to friends and colleagues.

Due to the small number of spots for speakers, in the event that too many attendees desire to speak, the organizer will adapt the lengths of talks and/or select whom will give talks.

Conference Aims

The conference is truly interdisciplinary and will welcome interesting talks aimed at a general audience on any subject, but most talks have ranged across a variety 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 (no posters), intentionally organized to maximize the dissimilarity of each day’s presentations. If the number of participants exceeds the number of speaking slots (either 42 or 48), then the organizer will select some talks to be of shorter duration, and if necessary choose the speakers who will have the opportunity to present their work. Information on submitting proposals for presentation is on the page of this website labeled “Talk Submissions". Please submit talk information on the website. Your information, such as authors, title, abstract and so on can be deleted, replaced, or altered at any time up to June 1, 2022.

The conference will start with registration and a reception with drinks and food from about 15:30 - 16:00 on Monday, July 3. On subsequent days there will be drinks and light snacks from ~ 15:40 - 16:00, followed by a session of about seven or eight spoken presentations that may include a mid-session break. The last evening of talks will be Saturday July 8, so plan to depart no earlier than Sunday, July 9.

It will not escape the careful reader that this conference format frees most of the day for either discussions with colleagues or various other activities with colleagues, family, and friends. We hope and expect all scientific attendees and participants to attend all sessions. The time frame will allow day trips to nearby sites, but arrange to return in time for the sessions. Travel to sites and planned activities from which a return for the session will not be possible by 16:00 should be arranged for days preceding or following the conference.


You are not officially on the list for presenting research until you register and send the registration fee. Visit the Registration page at this website.


A block of rooms are presently being held, but are limited (at the price negotiated), and unreserved rooms will gradually be returned to the general public, so reserve soon. For information visit the Lodging page at this website.