Spring-School on Situated Cognition – Ruhr-University Bochum

March 28, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Research Training Group "Situated Cognition", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Universitätsstraße 150

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Spring School on Situated Cognition (SCSS) 2022:
Situated Cognition: Applications, Prospects and Limits

CFP: 20th of January 2022Abstract

Our spring school brings together leading researchers in the field of the situated mind. We aim to exchange the latest advancements and ideas on situated cognition and show how these concepts also apply in the real world to tackle diverse problems. For this goal, interdisciplinary researchers from all ends of the spectrum are invited, like philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, animal research, or artificial systems. Highly promising doctoral students and early postdoctoral researchers from European or international universities and research institutions are cordially invited to apply for a talk or poster presentation. We will ensure an open and constructive setting to foster networking, intensive discussion, and exciting exchange with leading experts and fellow students of this research area.

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Tuition is free, thanks to the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training Group “Situated Cognition” located at the Ruhr University Bochum and University of Osnabrück. 

We invite applications from PhD students and post-doctoral researchers for poster presentations and a few contributing talks. Accepted presenters who do not have their own institutional funding will receive support: 250 Euros for those based in Europe and 350 Euro for non-EU PhD-students or postdocs. This support will be limited to max. 20 applicants (to be decided after acceptance). 


Leading researchers will present state-of-the-art research in the following areas: 

  • Theories and concepts of the situated mind
  • Situated comparative cognition and animal cognition
  • Situated cognitive development
  • Intelligent systems form a situated perspective
  • Situated action & perception
  • Extremism and radicalization research form a situated perspective
  • Psychological disorders from a situated perspective

Keynote Speakers (alphabetical order)

  • Kirstin Andrews (Animal Cognition, York University, Canada)
  • Ferdinand C. Binkofski (Clinical Cognitive Science, RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Stefan Kopp (AI & Cognitive Systems, University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Robert Rupert (Philosophy of Cognition, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
  • Gudrun Schwarzer (Developmental Psychology, Gießen University, Germany)
  • Anne Speckhard (Extremism Research, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA)
  • Henrik Walter (Psychiatry & Philosophy of Mind, Charité Berlin, Germany)

Further speakers will include members of the RTG and those selected by the previous call.


Applicants are asked to submit the following until 20th of January 2022 (notification of acceptance until 31st of Jan. 2022):

Completed online application in EasyChair by uploading one PDF file containing:

  • Short CV, including a list of publications (if applicable)
  • Abstract of 400 words summarizing the presentation with a statement whether the application is for a poster, a talk, or both

Applications are managed via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/scss-2022


This spring school is organized by members of the RTG “Situated Cognition”:

  • Albert Newen (Bochum)
  • Sabrina Coninx (Bochum)
  • Achim Stephan (Osnabrück)
  • Gregor Hörzer (Osnabrück) 


The spring school will take place at Ruhr University Bochum. Further information will follow on this website.


For further information, please visit our website or send us an email.


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