Q: What size should my poster be? How much time do I have for a talk?
A: We will provide poster boards and push pins. All posters will use a portrait orientation. Please see the Submissions section for details on poster and oral presentations.
Q: Can I print my poster in Sapporo?
A: A couple of companies provide the service via e-mail. Printing a single A0 (4 feet x 3 feet) poster takes one day and costs approximately 6000 yen.
If you have trouble ordering or communicating with them (their webpages are written in Japanese), please feel free to contact us.
Q: Are there any vegetarian restaurants in the Sapporo area?
A:Yes, the following restaurants near Sapporo train station provide vegetarian menus:
Nippon Ryori Otowa (Japanese)
Phone number: 011-222-1515
Taji Mahal (Indian)
Phone number: 011-231-8850
Gran Diva Café (Italian)
Phone number: 011-209-5107
If you prefer other types of food or cuisine, we may be able to assist you finding what you like.
Q: What Kanji (Japanese characters) may be helpful when I'm in Sapporo Area?
A:The following Kanji may be useful:
Q: How can I understand where I am if I get lost in Sapporo?
A:Pairs of numbers along with bearings (north, east, south, west) on street/traffic signs indicate their approximate location. The larger these numbers are, the further you are from Odori station. Pairs of Kanji characters indicate the direction from Odori station.
Q: Does appearing in the Cognitive Science Conference preclude the same work from appearing in a journal later on?
A: This conference is not considered an archival publication, so the same work can indeed be submitted to a journal later on. That said, the conference format does tend to force many details to be left out that would be expected in a journal article, and generally a conference paper that is expanded into a successful journal article includes at least 30% additional material.
Q: Can I submit a paper that has been submitted/published elsewhere?
A: The society's policy is that papers submitted to the conference should be original work, meaning that the submitted work has not been submitted or published in the same literal form or format elsewhere.
Q: Can't I just email you my submission?
A: We are unable to accept submissions via email. The web-based submission system enables a distributed review process, and lets you provide information that is valuable in helping to ensure that your paper gets the most accurate reviewing available.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the Society to submit a paper?
A: No, you do not have to be a member of the Society to submit a paper, regular poster, symposium, or publication-based presentation. Please note that the Society exists to foster the kind of research that appears in the conference, so if that is the sort of work you do then you will very likely find membership in the Society very beneficial. Yes, you must be a member of the Cognitive Science Society or one of the affiliated Asian Cognitive Science societies to submit a Member Poster for CogSci2012. Member posters are published with minimal review, so that members can keep each other apprised of research progress. Membership in the Society has a number of other advantages.
Note: Non-members of the Cognitive Science Society who intend to apply to become a member in order to submit a member's abstract can apply for membership through the electronic system. Obviously, the acceptance of the abstract will be conditional on the acceptance of the application to become a member of the Society.
Q: Should I become a member before I submit a member abstract?
A: No. But one should become a member on the same day as submitting a member abstract by filling out the forms found here.
Q: What is the recommended format of an extended abstract for a dual language poster?
A: If you wish to create your poster in two languages, please provide the followings IN ENGLISH. This increases the accessibility of your research to wider audience, and would bring the English-only participants into a fuller discussion with you.
2) Abstract up to 300 words.
* Please make clear the purpose, method, and results within 300 words in English.
3) Figure and table captions.
* We also recommend their legends, axes titles, and figure elements be in English.
* Easy-to-understand figures and tables are one of the best tools for satisfactory communication.
4) Summary of your research.
* A bullet list of what you have found would be good for easy reading.
Your extra time and effort to adapt to this format is much appreciated and it will raise the quality of international interaction at CogSci2012.
Q: I am a member of another cognitive science society - Does my organization have an official relationship with the Cognitive Science Society that will allow me to submit a member abstract, even though I am not a member of the Cognitive Science Society itself?
A: For CogSci2012, special arrangements have been made between the Cognitive Science Society, International Cognitive Science Society and the Asia-Pacific local societies who join the International Association for Cognitive Science (IACS) to allow submission of member abstracts. If your local society belongs to IACS, you are eligible for this submission category. Otherwise, you would need to join the Cognitive Science Society in order to submit an abstract. If this conference is interesting to you, you may want to seriously consider joining the Cognitive Science Society. Other categories of submission are open to all.
Q: I tried to sign up on the submission/reviewing web site with my Cognitive Science Society ID (or my ID from submitting/reviewing last year) and it didn't recognize me. What is going on?
A: For security reasons, we use a separate login system on the conference web site than on the Society web site. This means you'll have to set up an account at the conference web site. It is a quick and relatively painless process.
Q: I don't see a list of possible topics or areas on the web site.
A: We have not included such a list because they can have a somewhat restrictive effect on what people believe they can submit. If you are not sure what kinds of topics are suitable for this conference, it may be useful to look at the proceedings of past conferences (or issues of the Society's journal, Cognitive Science). On-line proceedings from several prior conferences are available here.
Q: How to cite your paper.
APA formatted citation for a 6-Page Paper:
Author, A. & Author, B. (2012). This is the title of the paper. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th 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):
Author, A. & Author, B. (2012). This is the title of the abstract [Abstract]. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. NUMBER). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
APA formatted citation for a talk (or poster) presentation:
Author, A. & Author, B. (2012, August). This is the title of the talk or poster. Paper (or Poster) presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan.
If you have any remaining questions, please send them to CogSci.2012.Sapporo@gmail.com.