Submissions

Presentations

Talks

Each talk is allotted 20 minutes, which includes time for questions and changing speakers. We recommend that you plan on speaking for 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions and change of speaker. Each room has a video projector with standard VGA input. The last speaker in each session has been assigned the role of session chair. The duty of the sessions chair is to announce each speaker and to keep track of time. We will provide signs that indicate how much time a speaker has left.

Posters

The size of the poster boards is 1.25 meter (4.1 ft) width and 1 meter (3.3 ft) height. Although the height is somewhat flexible (the poster can stick out), the width is not. Material (velcro) to attach the poster to the poster boards will be provided: push pins cannot be used. Posters can be put up after 13:50, and have to be removed at the end of the poster session.

How to cite your paper

APA formatted citation for a 6-Page Paper:
De Groot, A. D. & Heymans, G. (2009). This is the title of the paper. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. NUMBERS). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

APA formatted citation for a Published Abstract (note that this is not a refereed publication):
De Groot, A. D. & Heymans, G. (2009). This is the title of the abstract [Abstract]. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. NUMBER). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

APA formatted citation for a talk (or poster) presentation:
De Groot, A. D. & Heymans, G. (2009, July). This is the title of the talk or poster. Paper (or Poster) presented at the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Submission Deadlines

We are happy to let you know that reviewing is done and that the decisions are made. 706 full papers were submitted, of which 32% could be accepted as oral presentations.

Please revise your submission and submit your camera ready final version. Make sure your paper adheres to the formatting guidelines and maximum size of 6 pages, as final acceptance depends on adherence to these guidelines. Even if you do not make any changes, do submit a final version. The deadline for submitting a paper is April 30, 2009 11:59 pm PST. To submit please go to the conference submissions website.

N.B.: As the reviewing process has completed, only revisions of the original submissions are allowed. New submissions (including new member abstract submissions) will not be considered.

Papers

Refereed papers for publication in the Proceedings, up to six pages. If accepted to be published as proceedings papers, the papers will be presented at the conference either as talks or as posters. The program committee makes the determination of which are accepted as talks versus posters to provide a high quality and balanced program. The Marr Prize for the best student paper, and the four computational modeling prizes, will be selected from these submissions. First author students have the option to apply for a travel grant from the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation when submitting their paper, see prizes for more information. Members have the option of having the abstract from a rejected paper accepted as a member abstract (see below).

Symposia

Proposals for a complete 80-minute symposium on current research topics. Proposals should list speakers and moderator and present detailed justifications, including the qualifications of the moderator and the speakers, presented as a two-page summary of the topic (to be included in the Proceedings if accepted). The best symposia are typically ones that have a wide range of disciplines from differing perspectives that deal with a common issue. Four-five speakers from similar backgrounds/theoretical perspectives/disciplines are not usually accepted.

Publication Based Presentations

Current research talks by researchers with a track record of publishing on the topics of their proposed talks. Six or more publications (mixed journal and reviewed conference publications) is usually enough to show expertise in an area. Pub-based presentations should be late-breaking news from a senior researchers lab rather than a summary of that researchers previous work. Requires a one-page abstract, including an extensive list of the author's relevant publications. The abstract will be included in the Proceedings if accepted.
Click here for examples of the number and quality of expertise for pub-based talks.

Member Abstracts

Members may submit a 150-word abstract for a poster. Only one such abstract can be submitted per member. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the conference as a poster. The abstract will be included in the Proceedings if accepted. Members have the option of having the abstract from a rejected paper accepted as a member abstract.

Submission Formats

All submissions must be PDF files. The details of the required format are described in the sample documents below. For your convenience, there are files for Microsoft Word and LaTeX that you can use as templates. With a few exceptions (especially length) the formatting details are the same for all types of submissions. Please do not edit the margins or font settings of these files.

  • Zip file for 6 page papers:
    • Microsoft Word Zip (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a pdf of the sample file)
    • LaTeX Zip (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .pdf of the sample file)
  • Zip file for 2 page symposium papers:
    • Microsoft Word Zip (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a pdf of the sample file)
    • LaTeX Zip (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .pdf of the sample file)
  • Zip file for 1 page publication based talks:
    • Microsoft Word Zip (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a pdf of the sample file)
    • LaTeX Zip (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .pdf of the sample file)
  • 150-word member abstracts can be copied and pasted directly into the online submission system. Avoid formatted text.

All submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format: "authorname_submissiondate.pdf" (e.g., smith_1_28.pdf). If there are any special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc) these must be included with the submission. All submissions must be made electronically, via PDF files.

See the FAQ section for frequently asked questions.