Hamburg, August 2013: Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013), Call for Papers

 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
 4-6 August 2013
 Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
 (a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
 Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)
 Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
 Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand
 Paper Submission:
 Important Dates:
 24 February 2013. Submission deadline.
 31 March 2013. Notification.
 30 April 2013. Final versions due.
 31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
 4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.
 Workshop Aims
 Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
 communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
 society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
 our psychology and serve an important cognitive function. It is becoming
 increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human
 intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why and
 to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the
 function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key
 questions that advance our understanding of narrative and our ability to
 model it computationally.
 Special Focus: Cognitive Science
 This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
 fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
 be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
 Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st July - 3rd August), and so
 will have a special focus on the cognitive science of narrative. Papers
 should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling
 and scientific understanding of narrative; we especially welcome papers
 relevant to the cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects of
 narrative. Cognitive psychological or neuroscientific experimental work
 which may provide insights critical to computational modeling is
 appropriate for this workshop, and is encouraged. Discussing
 technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not
 required. We accept both finished research and more tentative
 exploratory work.
 We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position
 papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website
 Accepted papers will be published in an electronic proceedings volume in
 the series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl).
 Full papers should contain original research and have to fit within 16
 pages in the OASIcs style (plus two pages of references); position
 papers can report on work-in-progress, research plans or projects and
 have to fit within four pages in the OASIcs style (plus one page of
 OASIcs webpage:
 OASICs style:
 Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
 Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
 Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
 Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller, Livia Polanyi,
 Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, R. Michael Young,
 Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston.
 Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
 U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg & Universitaet
 Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
 & Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Jan Christoph Meister
 (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).
 Mark A. Finlayson
 Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL
 32 Vassar St. Room 32-258, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
 +1.617.253.0287 (office); +1.617.515.0708 (mobile);

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