2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
4-6 August 2013
Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)
Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand
24 February 2013. Submission deadline.
31 March 2013. Notification.
30 April 2013. Final versions due.
31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.
Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
our psychology and serve an important cognitive
function. It is becoming increasingly clear that, to truly understand
and explain human intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to
understand why and to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or
explain away) the function it serves. The
aim of this workshop series is to address key questions that advance
our understanding of narrative and our ability to model it
Special Focus: Cognitive Science
This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st
July - 3rd August), and so will have a special focus on the cognitive
science of narrative. Papers should be relevant to issues fundamental to
the computational modeling and scientific understanding of narrative;
we especially welcome papers relevant to the
cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects of narrative. Cognitive
psychological or neuroscientific experimental work which may provide
insights critical to computational modeling is appropriate for this
workshop, and is encouraged. Discussing technological
applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not required. We
accept both finished research and more tentative exploratory work.
We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website:
Accepted papers will be published in an electronic proceedings
volume in the series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss
Dagstuhl). Full papers should contain original research and have to fit
within 16 pages in the OASIcs style (plus two
pages of references); position papers can report on work-in-progress,
research plans or projects and have to fit within four pages in the
OASIcs style (plus one page of references).
OASIcs webpage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/oasics
Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller,
Livia Polanyi, Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, R.
Michael Young, Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston.
Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg &
Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet
Hamburg, Germany & Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands),
Jan Christoph Meister (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).