ICREA International Symposium on Biolinguistics


Title: ICREA International Symposium on Biolinguistics
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Start Date: 2012-10-01
End Date: 2012-10-03

The meeting, sponsored by the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies (ICREA), and organized by Cedric Boeckx, will take place at the Aula Magna of the Universitat de Barcelona (historic building).  The meeting, open to the public (no registration fee required), will provide an interdisciplinary forum focused on the biological foundations of the human capacity for language. It will bring together eminent scholars in cognitive science, ethology, genetics, neuroscience, comparative psychology, theoretical linguistics, philosophy of mind, paleoneurology, robotics, paleogenomics, and more. Here is an alphabetical list of invited participants:

-Albert Bastardas (U. Barcelona, ICREA Academia program)
-Luca Bonatti (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra)
-Emiliano Bruner (CENIEH, Burgos)
-Ruth de Diego Balaguer (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
-Tecumseh Fitch (U. Vienna)
-Koji Fujita (U. Kyoto)
-Judit Gervain (CNRS, U. Paris Descartes)
-Toni Gomila (U. Balearic Islands)
-Kleanthes Grohmann (U. Cyprus)
-Simon Kirby (U. Edinburgh)
-Carles Lalueza-Fox (U. Pompeu Fabra)
-Kazuo Okanoya (U. Tokyo)
-Christophe Pallier (CNRS/INSERM-CEA, Paris)
-Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
-Joana Rossello (U. Barcelona)
-Douglas Saddy (U. Reading)
-Wendy Sandler (U. Haifa)
-Ricard Sole (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra; Santa Fe Institute)
-Luc Steels (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra)
-Sonja Vernes (Max Planck, Nijmegen)
-Charles Yang (U. Pennsylvania)

In addition to these invited talks, members of the Barcelona Biolinguistics Inititative and their collaborators will present posters featuring their recent works.

A complete program will be available next month.

Call for papers: International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS)


Call deadline: November 30, 2012

Event: International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS)
Event date: 28-31 August 2013
Location: Vienna, Austria

The next International Symposium on Performance Science will be hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (MDW), on 28-31 August 2013.

The ISPS 2013 theme, Performing Together, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on collaborative performing activities of all types and between various constituents. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.

Submissions detailing original research are invited from across the performing arts and other performance disciplines, as well as the natural, social, and applied sciences.


Tecumseh Fitch
University of Vienna (Austria)

Peter Keller
University of Western Sydney (Australia)

Emma Redding
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)

Alan Wing
University of Birmingham (UK)


30 November 2012: Paper/poster abstract submission deadline
15 January 2013: Registration for ISPS 2013 opens
1 February 2013: Notification of submission decision
1 March 2013: End of early registration
15 April 2013: Deadline for papers for the ISPS proceedings
28 August 2013: Start of ISPS 2013


Submissions are invited for
– Spoken papers
– Poster presentations
– Symposia and workshops

Detailed instructions for submissions are available via the conference website: www.performancescience.org. Submissions should be made electronically to cps@rcm.ac.uk by 30 November 2012.


The Scientific Committee is keen to encourage the attendance of students, as well as established researchers and practitioners. Therefore, the ISPS 2013 Graduate Award will be offered to one graduate student to present a keynote paper at the conference.


Each submission will be reviewed anonymously by the Scientific Committee according to its originality, importance, clarity, and interdisciplinarity. Corresponding authors will be notified by email of the Committee’s decision by 1 February 2013.


Accepted paper, poster, and symposium/workshop submissions will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings of ISPS 2013 (complete with ISBN), available in hardcopy at the conference and subsequently downloadable via the conference website. Details of the procedure and format for submitting published papers will be provided when authors receive notification of acceptance. Final papers for publication will be due on 15 April 2013.


Full and one-day registration options are available. Online registration will open on 15 January 2013.

For further information about the venue, submissions, graduate award, and registration, visit the conference website: www.performancescience.org.

The official language of the conference is English.