[loginf] CfP KI-Themenheft "Higher-Level Cognition and Computation"

Frieder Stolzenburg fstolzenburg at hs-harz.de
Sat Sep 13 09:35:18 CEST 2014

Künstliche Intelligenz Journal
Special Issue on "Higher-Level Cognition and Computation"

	-- Call for Papers --


Human higher-level cognition is a multi-faceted and complex area of thinking which includes the mental processes of reasoning, decision making, creativity, and learning among others. Logic, understood as a normative theory of thinking, has a widespread and pervasive effect on the foundations of cognitive science. However, human reasoning cannot be completely described by logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. Still, humans have an impressive ability to derive satisficing, acceptable conclusions. Generally, people employ both inductive and deductive reasoning to arrive at beliefs; butthe same argument that is inductively strong or powerful may be deductively invalid. Therefore, a wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning.

The topics of interest for the special issue of the Künstliche Intelligenz journal, appearing in autumn 2015, include, but are not limited to:

* analogical reasoning
* common sense and defeasible reasoning
* deductive calculi for higher-level cognition
* inductive reasoning and cognition
* preferred mental models and their formalization
* probabilistic approaches of reasoning


The Künstliche Intelligenz journal, which is published and indexed by Springer, supports the following lists of formats: Technical contributions, research projects, discussions, dissertation abstracts, conference reports and book reviews. If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please contact one of the guest editors:

Dr. Marco Ragni
University of Freiburg
Center for Cognitive Science
Institute of Computer Science and Social Research
Friedrichstr. 50
D-79098 Freiburg, Germany
ragni at cognition.uni-freiburg.de

Prof. Frieder Stolzenburg
Harz University of Applied Sciences
Automation & Computer Sciences Dep.
Friedrichstr. 57-59
38855 Wernigerode, Germany
fstolzenburg at hs-harz.de


* Submission deadline: 17-Oct-2014
* Notification: 01-Dec-2014
* Camera-ready copy: 15-Jan-2015
* Special issue: KI 3/2015


The articles should be written in English, in order to attract an international audience, formatted with the Springer LaTeX package for journals (<http://static.springer.com/sgw/documents/468198/application/zip/LaTeX.zip>), maximally 8 pages in two-column format. Please submit via the editorial manager system <http://kuin.edmgr.com/>. Login in as author and select the special issue "S.I.: Higher-Level Cognition and Computation".

We are looking forward to your contributions. In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the guest editors. There will be also a workshop on the topic of the special issue during KI 2014 in Stuttgart on 23-Sep-2014, details see <http://imodspace.iig.uni-freiburg.de/kik-ws/>. Meet us there!

Marco Ragni and Frieder Stolzenburg

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