Submission Deadlines

Call for Submissions: Closed
Member abstract submissions closed: February 1, 2019
Notifications of decision sent: April 12, 2019
Accepted submissions due in final form: May 10, 2019
Presenting author registration deadline: May 13, 2019

*All deadline times are UTC-11 by midnight. If a submission is made when it is still the deadline date at any location in the world, the submission will be considered for inclusion in the program.


General Information

There are four categories of main conference submissions: research papers (presented as talks or posters), contributed symposia, publication-based presentations, and member abstracts. The submission categories differ in presentation format and evaluation criteria, as described below.

There are several new developments for CogSci 2019:

  • Reviews of initial paper submissions and member abstracts will be double-blind
  • Paper submission templates have been revised
  • New diversity travel awards support authors from under-represented groups, and
  • The new Sayan Gul Award supports undergraduates presenting at the conference

All submissions must occur through the program committee website:

An online proceedings will be published by the Cognitive Science Society. This volume is not considered archival (click here for more information) for the purposes of eventual journal submission. However, inclusion in the proceedings is now optional. If your paper submission is accepted for presentation as a talk or as a poster, you will have the option of publishing just the abstract from the paper in the conference proceedings. To present a talk, you must submit a full research paper for review, or submit a publication-based research summary.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author must both pre-register and attend the conference in order to have the submission appear in the program and conference proceedings.

Presenter Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Each standard oral presentation is allocated 25 minutes, which is to include a closing period for addressing questions from attendees. A recommended partitioning of this time is 20 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions (and for transition). Each room is equipped with a video projector with HDMI input, as well as a microphone. The projectors support 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen format). All speakers must bring their own laptops. The meeting rooms will have HDMI, VGA, and Apple connectors.

Note: Presentations that are part of workshops, tutorials, or symposia may use different schedules. Please contact the organizer of the given workshop, tutorial, or symposium for information about the correct amount of presentation time.

Session Chairs: This year, the last speaker of each session will serve as the session chair. That individual will quickly announce each speaker and strictly monitor the time of each talk. Each room will have signs that the chair can use to signal to the speaker how much time is left.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be presented on poster boards during the poster sessions. Presenters may locate their poster boards by the presenter’s last name (in alphabetical order A-Z). Poster boards and push-pins will be provided. Maximum poster dimensions are 48 x 96 (inches) landscape format, though of course they can be smaller. The usable poster dimension is 45.5 x 91 (inches) landscape format. Presenters must remove their posters at the end of the poster session.

Poster Setup
Thursday, July 25 | 07:30 – 13:00
Friday, July 26 | 08:00 – 13:00
Saturday, July 27 | 08:00 – 13:00

Poster Takedown
Thursday, July 25 | By 16:00
Friday, July 26 | By 16:00
Saturday, July 27 | By 16:00

*Any posters not removed by 16:00 on Saturday, July 27 will be discarded by show management.

How to cite your paper

APA formatted citation for a 6-page paper:

Author A. & Author B. (2019). This is the title of the paper. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. PAGES). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.


APA formatted citation for a published abstract:

Author A. & Author B. (2019). This is the title of the abstract [Abstract]. In In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. NUMBER). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.


APA formatted citation for a talk/poster presentation:

Author A. & Author B. (2019, July). This is the title of the talk or poster. Paper (or Poster) presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

program committee

Prof. Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Colleen Seifert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Prof. Christian Freksa, University of Bremen

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