[FieldTrip] Social cognition in humans and robots (Hamburg, September 27-28, 2018)

Mircea Stoica m.stoica at uke.de
Wed Apr 18 15:32:51 CEST 2018

Dear all,

we are pleased to invite you to the "Social cognition in humans and robots"
conference that will take place in Hamburg between the 27th and 28th of
September, 2018.

Over decades, a range of theories and concepts for explaining how we
understand others have been developed. This conference turns the spotlight
on the idea that social cognition is grounded in sensorimotor and
informational dynamic coupling of agents. According to this view,
interaction dynamics is one of the keys to understand the mechanisms of
successful social interaction because it provides substantial clues to
social understanding and gives rise to high-level capabilities such as
joint shared intentionality and joint action. Moreover it suggests that
many disturbances of social cognition may be rooted in the impaired
capacity for entraining and sustaining sensorimotor and informational

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary podium which overviews
trends and recent developments of concepts, methods, basic research and
applications of sensorimotor approaches in social cognitive science,
neuroscience, and robotic research. A particularly interesting question
will be how concepts and methods from social cognitive and neuroscience
transfer to human-robot interaction. The meeting will also gauge the
societal impact of progress in understanding dynamic coupling processes in
human-human and human-robot interactions.

The event is organized by the FET Proactive H2020 project "Socializing
Sensorimotor Contingencies - soSMCs" (socSMCs.eu) in partner alliance with
the European Society for Cognitive Systems - EUCog (eucognition.org).

Keynote speakers
- Natalie Sebanz (Central European University, Hungary)
- Antonia Hamilton (University College London, UK)
- Scott Kelso (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
- Luciano Fadiga (University of Ferrara and IIT, Italy)
- Iain Couzin (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Paul Verschure (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain)

- Conference contributions (talks, posters)
- Research articles (to be published in a Frontiers Research Topic)
- Venues for the EUCognition meeting in 2019
For all submission types, please send an abstract of no more than 1.000
words to conference2018 at socSMCs.eu and indicate the type of your
contribution (poster|talk|article|venue), the title (500 characters max.),
all author names and affiliations.

Important dates
- May 25, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts
- June 29, 2018: Registration closes
- Decemnaber 3, 2018: Submission of research articles

The registration fee of 110€ includes coffee, soft drinks and snacks on
both days. On September 27th, a social dinner at an extra charge of 20€
will be hosted at the MS Cap San Diego (http://www.capsandiego.de/in-
brief.html).Booking of the social dinner is only possible in combination
with a conference registration.

Register today at https://en.xing-events.com/TEHHWXM
More info at https://www.socsmcs.eu/conference2018

Best regards,
Mircea Stoica


Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf; Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts; Gerichtsstand: Hamburg | www.uke.de
Vorstandsmitglieder: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Göke (Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr. Dr. Uwe Koch-Gromus, Joachim Prölß, Martina Saurin (komm.)

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