Cognition And OntologieS

18-21th April 2017, University of Bath

AISB CAOS 2017: Cognition And OntologieS 18-21 April, University of Bath, UK

Call For Papers

*** DEADLINE Monday 15 February 2017 ALL submissions***

Accepted Submissions:

Submission Procedure:

All submissions are via the EasyChair website. See the symposium web site:


CAOS 2017 welcomes researchers from all career stages to participate. Work in progress and student projects are also welcome for submission as the primary goal of the workshop is discussion.

All paper must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal and should follow the template provided by AISB. All accepted papers will be part of the AISB 2017 convention proceedings. All contributions will be peer-reviewed, and the review process will be managed in a collaborative and transparent manner using the EasyChair System. The interdisciplinary nature necessitates an equally mixed program committee.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 15th of February
Notification of acceptance: 9th of March (Previous: 1st of March)
Camera-ready version: 16th of March (Previous: 7th of March)


CAOS addresses the difficult and topical question how key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) that can be found across language, psychology and reasoning, can be formally and ontologically understood, analysed and represented. It moreover seeks answers to ways such formalisations and ontological analysis can be exploited in Artificial Intelligence and information systems in general.

The notion of embodied experience has become increasingly influential in terms of how concepts are thought to develop from a cognitive perspective and also on how concept invention could be formally modelled. In this perspective, several key notions from cognitive science are seen to be important. For example, image schemas are suggested to be conceptual building blocks deriving from the embodied experience, and in turn, in essence they are often seen to model object affordances in the environment. The theory of image schemas has been an influential theory in linguistics (not the least in metaphor research) and in developmental psychology for over twenty years, and has recently been looked at from research in artificial intelligence as a means to approach the symbol grounding problem and natural language understanding. On the other hand, criticism towards the embodied perspective has been brought forward by many proponents of more classical approaches to AI and cognitive modelling, with the discussion still ongoing and the outcome uncertain.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers from a range of perspectives and disciplines who are interested in discussing these questions further. We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesised building blocks of cognition (such as, for instance, image schemas, affordances, and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as, for instance, concept invention), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cognitive knowledge representation

Cognition and language:

Artificial intelligence and applications:

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