[The CFP is now closed]

All cognitive science scholars are invited to submit their work to the conference. Submissions are accepted as long abstracts of either single papers or symposia (details below): the extended deadline for submission is set to September 25, 2015, and all abstract must be submitted via Easychair at the following link:

Single papers

Each contribution should not exceed 1500 words (including references). Contributions, in English or Italian, must be formatted according to this template. Please notice that you will be required both to insert in the online form a shorter abstract (no more than 500 characters, summarizing the rationale of your work) and to upload the long abstract (no more than 1500 words, in either .doc or .pdf format). There is no need to include the former in the latter.

The Scientific Panel will select accepted contributions, possibly enlisting the help of external reviewers, and decide their format of presentation (talk or poster session). To ensure a double-blind reviewing process, authors are kindly requested to anonymize their submissions, omitting their names, affiliations, and any self-revealing reference. Reference to one’s own work should be made in the third person, e.g. “X and Y (2007) in their study” rather than “In our previous study (2007)”. Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be required to send a camera-ready version with full details for publication in the book of abstracts.
Among accepted contributions, the Scientific Panel will select, after the conference, those considered of exceptional quality, to be short listed as candidates to the prize for Best Paper AISC 2015. Authors of selected contributions will then receive an invitation to submit an extended version of their work to the journal Sistemi Intelligenti (tentative deadline: April 15, 2016). The Editorial Board of Sistemi Intelligenti will determine the winning paper, and its decision shall be final. The winning paper will be published with special mention on the journal, and the authors shall receive a 300 euro book voucher from the publisher of the journal, Il Mulino. Also other finalist papers will be mentioned on the journal, and it is possible they will be published there as well, if deemed of adequate scientific value by the Editorial Board.


Besides single papers, the Scientific Panel welcome proposals for short thematic symposia and panel discussion, to be submitted via Easychair and prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • the proposed topic must fall within the scope of cognitive sciences;
  • the talks included in the symposium must clearly mark the event as interdisciplinary in nature;
  • the whole symposium must last exactly 2 hours, with no intermediate breaks;
  • each symposium proposal should be no longer than 1500 words (including references), written in English or Italian, and must specify the following items: title of the symposium; names, affiliations and contact details of all organizers; names and affiliations of all speakers (no less than 3, no more than 8); short introduction to the symposium rationale (why is it relevant?); title and short abstract of each talk included in the symposium.

Symposium proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Panel, possibly enlisting the help of external reviewers. The organizers of accepted symposia must register to the conference and ensure that all speakers of their symposium register as well. The Organizing Committee of the conference will ensure adequate logistic support for realizing the symposium (venue, technical assistance, etc.).

Important dates

Deadline for submission (papers & symposia): 25 September 2015
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2015
Early registration: 15 November 2015
Camera-ready version of accepted contributions: 15 November 2015
Conference dates: 10-12 December 2015
Deadline for finalist papers, Best Paper AISC 2015: 15 April 2016 (by invitation only)