We sincerely thank the sponsors of the 34th Annual Meeting
of the Cognitive Science Society for their support of the
conference awards and the tutorials, and for supporting
student participation through reduced registration fees and
coverage of travel costs.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense-" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America-s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation
The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation sponsors the annual
David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition, which was founded in 2001 to honor the celebrated cognitive scientist David Rumelhart. The annual award is presented at the Cognitive Science Society meeting each year and where the next year's award winner is announced. In addition, the Foundation also sponsors the Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize.
Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell is proud to partner with the Cognitive Science Society to publish its two journals, Cognitive Science and Topics in Cognitive Science.
Institute of Educational Sciences
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the US nation's engine for education research, evaluation, assessment, development and statistics. Its mission is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, the IES aims to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure. IES is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education.
Interdisciplinary Transregional Collaborative Research Center - Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction
The interdisciplinary Transregional Collaborative Research Center Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction has been established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on 01 January 2003 at the Universities Bremen and Freiburg. Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, utilization and revision of knowledge about spatial environments, be it real or abstract, human or machine. Research issues range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation. The goal of the SFB/TR 8 is to investigate the cognitive foundations for human-centered spatial assistance systems.
Hakuhodo Innovation Lab
Hakuhodo Innovation Lab is a social science research lab (consumer, society, market) as well as a consulting team in Hakuhodo which aims to bring cooperate innovation. We support strategic business concept development, business implementation, diffusion and penetration (communication) with our innovative idea and opportunity finding methodologies in collaboration with diverse client of business management, business planning and R&D department.
Sapporo Convention Bureau
Sapporo Convention Bureau, a semi-governmental organization, provides a wide range of support programs for conventions held in Sapporo. With the decades of our experiences, we try to ensure that participants can have comfortable stay in our city.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the entire basic research program of the US Air Force. AFOSR invests in long-term, broad-based research into aerospace-related science and engineering. The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that are organized and managed in three scientific directorates: Aerospace, Chemical and Material Sciences; Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences; and Physics and Electronics. The Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) is a detachment of AFOSR, located in Tokyo. AOARD's mission is to support the Air Force Science & Technology community by identifying foreign technological capabilities and accomplishments which can be applied to Air Force needs by encouraging open communication between Air Force scientists and engineers and their counterparts within the AOARD area of responsibility. AOARD's primary focus is on basic research with a secondary interest in applied research.
Maruzen sells content that meets the wide-ranging needs of researchers and educators, including Japanese and foreign academic books, journals, web content and so on. The company has been developing a unique eBook platform/distribution channel for Japanese academic content and provides solutions for universities and research organizations, which includes library operations, outsourcing services, digitizing services to facilitate the storage and use of collections, as well as consulting on any aspects of activities of academic and professional individuals and institutions etc.
Kinokuniya Company Ltd.
Kinokuniya is the largest bookstore chain in Japan with over 80 stores worldwide. Their sales include Japanese and foreign language books, journals (including electronic journals), magazines, CD-ROMs, audio-visual software, stationery, and educational and library equipment / systems. Their business also includes electronic information services, publishing, production of audio-visual software, production of bibliographic databases, as well as management of theaters and an art gallery.