EUCognition Meeting 08-09.12.2016 in Vienna

Call for Papers



“Cognitive Robot Architectures”

EUCog 2016 - “European Society for Cognitive Systems”

December 8th-9th, 2016

TU Vienna, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

Updated Abstract submission date: 01.Oct 2016

For over a decade, the EUCognition network (EUCog) has brought together academic researchers and industrial partners with a common interest in the design and construction of artificial cognitive systems in ways that are informed by, or attempt to explain, biological cognition. The emphasis is on systems that are autonomous, robust, flexible and self-improving in pursuing their goals in real environments. EUCog not only includes researchers who use insights from natural cognition in creating artificial cognitive systems for robotic and other technical applications but also those interested in using artificial cognitive systems to understand natural cognition. The field includes computer science, robotics, cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophy as its core disciplines.

EUCog will hold its next meeting this coming December in Vienna. The focus of the event will be community building, as well as presenting cutting-edge research in the field of artificial cognitive systems. The meeting is open to all: one need not be a past or current member of the EUCog network to attend.



David Vernon (Skövde)

Paul F.M.J. Verschure (UPF Barcelona)



Ron Chrisley (University of Sussex)

Vincent C. Müller (Anatolia College/ACT & University of Leeds)

Yulia Sandamirskaya (University of Zurich & ETH Zürich)

Markus Vincze (Technical University of Vienna)



The theme of this meeting will be cognitive architectures, raising such questions/debates as:

• What makes an architecture a cognitive architecture? A good cognitive architecture?

• Implementation-independent architectures vs strongly embodied architectures

• Should/could there be a common framework for comparing cognitive architectures?

• What are the tradeoffs of various architectural features?

• What are the best examples of architecture-based designs of cognitive systems?

• What is the role of architecture in the design-implement-evaluate cycle?

Key issues to be explored at the meeting include:

• The role of cognitive architectures in robotic systems

• The role of neural networks in the design of cognitive architectures

• The role of cognitive science in the design of robotic architectures

• Embodiment and robotic architectures

• Architectures for robotic perception

(esp. vision, audition, haptics, proprioception, kinaesthesia, interoception)

• Architectures for motor control and behavioural organisation

• Architectures for planning and mapping

• Architectures for HRI

• Machine learning and robotic architectures

• Architectures for developmental robotics

• Embodied deliberative architectures

• Embodied reflective architectures



We invite submissions for papers and posters. For papers, we invite anonymous long abstracts of 600-1000 words (excluding references) in plain text or PDF. For posters, we require a short abstract of 120 words. Accepted papers and posters will be presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.

All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee.

Please, submit online at EasyChair: (please submit your long abstract as “paper” on that site).



For details, see:



Online registration will open in September. Participation fee - including lunch & coffee breaks, and conference dinner: €160; reduced €75 (students, privately paying participants)



Deadline for submission of abstracts and long abstracts: 01.10.2016

Decisions announced: 31.10.2016 - Updated -

Conference: 08.-09.12.16


We look forward to seeing you in Vienna in December!