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ASSC12 Live Webcasting

There will be live webcasting of ASSC12 keynote lectures and symposia. The webpage of live webcasting is http://140.129.162.7/live/index.htm.

[June 17, 2008]

   

ASSC12 Registration CLOSED

[June 5, 2008]

   

The Winner of 2008 William James Prize Will Be Announced at ASSC12

For more details, please see the webpage of 2008 William James Prize.

[June 3, 2008]

   

Payment Methods for Regular Registration

Due to the unexpected change of our banking policies, we cannot continue providing online credit card registration after May 15th. Unfortunately, we cannot help but shift to a less convenient, but reliable method of telegraph wiring or cashier checks. For more details, please see the registration webpage.

[May 15, 2008]

   

ASSC12 Student Party Announcement

For more details, please see our student party webpage.

[May 13, 2008]

   

ASSC12 Banquet Announcement

For more details, please see the banquet webpage.

[May 12, 2008]

   

Payment problems? CLICK ME!

Encountering problems while paying through our registration system?
Don't worry! Take a look at our trouble-shooting guideline to help solve your problems.

*If you're looking for alternative paying methods (other than credit cards), please see this page or contact us for details. 

[May 12, 2008]

   

Presenter Information Accounced

For more details about presenter information, please see our webpage of presenter information.

[April 11, 2008]

   

FAQ Update: Registration Status Update

To protect your rights and to accommodate the transaction processing time of our bank, the registration system will automatically update your registration status only after the Friday of the NEXT week of your purchase. (eg. If you have registered on March 31 (Monday), then your registration info will be updated on April 12 (Friday).) If you have received a confirmation letter from the bank, then your transaction is being processed by our bank. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about credit card issues, please see our updated FAQ for further advice.

[April 11, 2008]

   

ASSC12 Registration System Closing for 3 Hours for System Maintenance

Due to system maintenance, the registration system will be closed from March 28, 2008, 23:00 PM to March 29, 1:00 AM. Please don't register during this phase as your transaction will not be passed through.

[March 28, 2008]

   

For credit card issues, please see updated FAQ

If you have any problems with your credit card when registering, please see our updated FAQ for further advice.

[March 28, 2008]

   

Financial Assistance Recipient List Announcement

For the financial recipient list, please see our webpage of financial assistance.

[March 19, 2008]

   

Financial Assistance Application CLOSED

[March 16, 2008]

   

Financial Assistance Application Deadline Extension to March 15, 2008

[March 1, 2008]

   

Abstract Submission CLOSED

[February 15, 2008]

   

Registration System Now Online

The webpage of registration: http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/registration.html

[February 1, 2008]

   

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION TO FEBRUARY 15, 2008!

ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
12TH ANNUAL MEETING
Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
June 19-22 , 2008
http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION TO FEBRUARY 15, 2008!
SUBMIT NOW!! http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/submission.htm

A big thanks to all of those who have already submitted their papers to ASSC12!
We have been overwhelmed with submissions these last few days, and have received frequent requests for extending our deadline.
To benefit those who don¡¦t want to miss out the first meeting in Asia, Taipei, we have decided to extend our deadline to Feb. 15, 2008.
Abstract submissions will be accepted here at http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/submission.htm


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/submission.htm

Speakers in concurrent sessions are invited to talk on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Submissions that include anthropological, evolutionary, physiological, psychological, philosophical, or computational perspectives are all welcome.

Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted (please specify preference). Any person may present only one submission, but may be co-author on more than one. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by a ten-minute discussion period.
You will be asked to include with your submission the following information:
1. Abstract title.
2. Name, institution, with presenting co-author(s) designated.
3. An abstract body of up to 350 words.
4. Complete contact information for the author with whom the scientific program committee will interact with about the submission.
5. Whether your first preference is for an oral or poster presentation.
6. Keywords of your paper
7. The category of your paper: philosophy or science


ASSC-12 Scientific Program Committee:
Allen Houng & Ralph Adolphs (Co-Chairs), Shinsuke Shimojo, Max Coltheart, John Haynes, Steven Macknik, Dan Lloyd, Michael Pauen.

Allen Houng & Ralph Adolphs
Co-Chairs, Scientific Program Committee, ASSC12



[February 1, 2008]

   

Financial Assistance Application System Now Online

For more information about financial assistance application, please go to our financial assistance application system.

[December 5, 2008]

   

Abstratcs Submission System Now Online

The webpage of abstract submission: http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/submission.htm

[December 5, 2008]

   

Poster Contest Winner Announcement

 

 

We are thrilled to announce the prize winner of the ASSC12 Poster Contest.

The winning poster was selected from nearly 60 submissions created by people from around the world, who responded to the opportunity to help promote consciousness studies through their designs.
We were overwhelmed by the amazing response to our contest and would like to thank everyone who participated. There were plenty of worthy entries in our contest, but only one gets the big prize.

Now to the winner...
We are pleased to present the winner of the ASSC12 Poster Contest-- Juliane Wilcke (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)!!
Ms. Juliane Wilcke will receive a 500 USD prize, and her poster will be sent to universities and departments around the globe as the official ASSC12 poster.
Her poster(draft, more information to be included) can be viewed on our website :

http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12 /poster.htm

We would like to congratulate Juliane and thank all submitters for their enthusiasm and participation!

ASSC12 Local Organizing Committee


[November 1, 2007]

 

CALL FOR PAPER & POSTER PROPOSALS
ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

12TH ANNUAL MEETING
Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
June 19th ¡V 22nd , 2008

 

The 12th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 19th to June 22nd, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan (Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University). This is the first time for a ASSC annual meeting to be held in Asia. ASSC12 provides a chance for you to see Taipei and Taiwan, an island nation with a newly born democracy in Asia. Taipei offers an interesting combination of eastern and western cultures. Taiwan has recently been selected by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine as "probably the best traveling destination in Asia" among the 111 islands evaluated. The meeting promises to be both intellectually stimulating and culturally interesting!

ASSC12 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. The overall goal of the conference is to promote the scientific study of consciousness in all of its forms. Following last year's successful symposia, ASSC members are again invited to submit proposals for symposia relevant to the overall goals of the conference. Non-members can also submit proposals for tutorials. Symposia will address current empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of philosophy, neuroscience, clinical medicine, psychology, and computer science.

For latest updates, please check the conference website:
http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/

The web site will be continually evolving, so please visit often for updated information.

Confirmed speakers include:
Presidential Address:
David Rosenthal, City University of New York, USA

Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Metzinger, The Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany, topic: The Self
Mitsuo Kawato, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan, topic: Engineering Consciousness
Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University, Japan, topic: The Mind of the Chimpanzee

The list will keep growing. A complete list including symposium speakers will be available in the second call of the submissions of paper and poster proposals. You may also visit ASSC12 website for latest information.

£» THE FIRST CALL FOR PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSION MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2008!
 

Speakers in concurrent sessions are invited to talk on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Submissions that include anthropological, evolutionary, physiological, psychological, philosophical, or computational perspectives are all welcome.
Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted (please specify preference). Any person may present only one submission, but may be co-author on more than one. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by a ten-minute discussion period.

Submit by filling out the appropriate forms at:
http://assc12.achpco.com/index.aspx

You will be asked to include with your submission the following information:
1. Title.
2. Name, affiliation, with presenting co-author(s) designated.
3. An abstract of up to 350 words.
4. Complete contact information for the author with whom the scientific program committee will interact with about the submission.
5. Whether your first preference is for an oral or poster presentation.

Please note: talks and posters are selected based on an aggregate vote of the scientific program committee (members vote on all abstracts barring those in which a conflict of interest arises).
Proposals that pass a given threshold will be considered for an oral or poster presentation; those that pass a lower threshold will be considered for a poster presentation only (this in no way implies that posters are considered a "lower" medium for presentation, but rather reflects the restricted number of talk slots available). Qualities considered in assessing abstracts include originality, relevance to research on consciousness (good, but seemingly irrelevant work will receive lower scores), and clarity of ideas (ASSC12 is an interdisciplinary conference, as such it is expected that proposals should be intelligible for all members of committee regardless of research background). Membership status, category of talk, and presentation preference (oral/poster) are ignored when scoring proposals.

If you have any difficulties in submitting your proposal, or any other questions regarding the meeting, please contact assc12@ym.edu.tw.

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REGISTRATION & CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

As in previous years, discounted registration will be available to ASSC members, who will also enjoy a range of book discounts and other member benefits. The registration discount will be greater than the cost of membership, so prospective members are encouraged to join ASSC now! To find out more about the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and to apply for membership, please consult our website at http://assc.caltech.edu/

Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2008.

£» ASSC12 Scientific Program Committee:
  Ralph Adolphs, California Institute of Technology (Co-Chair)
Allen Houng, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan (Co-Chair)
Max Coltheart, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Australia
John-Dylan Haynes, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany
Dan Lloyd, Trinity College, USA
Stephan L. Macknik, Barrow Neurological Institute, USA
Michael Pauen, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology, USA
£» All questions about paper/poster submissions should be directed to the official conference email address: assc12@ym.edu.tw.


[October 29, 2007]

 
Poster Design Contest CLOSED

The poster design contest is now closed. We have received many outstanding designs throughout the submission phase, and would like to thank all the participants for their interest and enthusiasm toward our contest.
The winner of the 500 USD prize will be announced on Nov. 1st.

[October 29, 2007]
   

Paper/Poster Abstracts Submission System Will Open on Dec. 5, 2007

[October 15, 2008]

   

Deadline of Symposium Proposals is Extended to Nov. 15, 2007

[October 15, 2008]

 

ASSC12 Call for Symposium & Tutorial Proposals

 

The 12th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 19th to June 22nd, 2008 , at the Gis Convention Center , National Taiwan University , Taipei . National Taiwan University is located in the center of Taipei city conveniently close to numerous restaurants and markets. Taipei is among the top list of cities in Asia to visit and Taiwan offers sightseeing of rainforests, beaches and hot springs . Confirmed keynote speakers will include a lecture by Thomas Metzinger on ¡§The Self¡¨, by Mitsuo Kawato on ¡§Engineering Consciousness¡¨, and by Tetsuro Matsuzawa on ¡§The Mind of the Chimpanzee¡¨. This is the first call for symposium and tutorial proposals; a call for submissions and registration will be circulated at a later date.

ASSC-12 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. Following last year's successful symposia, ASSC members are again invited to submit proposals for symposia relevant to the overall goal of the conference. Both members and non-members are also invited to submit proposals for tutorials. Symposia will address current empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, computer science, and cognitive ethology. ASSC-12 will provide an excellent opportunity for the presentation of new empirical findings or novel theoretical perspectives in an atmosphere that will promote discussion and debate.

For latest updates, please check the conference website:http://www.ym.edu.tw/assc12/
The web site will be continually evolving, so please visit often for updated information.

£» CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 15, 2007 !
 

The Program committee invites proposals from ASSC members for symposia on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Non-members are also encouraged to propose symposia but the proposer will be required to join ASSC if the proposal is accepted (see http://www.assc.caltech.edu for membership details).

Symposia will typically have three speakers (plus Chair if not speaking). Only the proposer need be an ASSC member. Each symposium is 2 hours long, and the Chair is limited to 15 minutes at the beginning to introduce the topic. The Chair will be expected to coordinate any questions and lead discussion after each talk. Symposium/talks should be spread over topics in consciousness studies, paying close attention to areas that may have been overlooked last year or in previous years (see http://assc.caltech.edu/conferences.html for previous programs). ASSC has a strong preference for symposia proposals to focus on specific questions rather than a set of loosely related talks. Accepted symposium speakers will be compensated for reasonable travel expenses (round-trip economy-class airfare up to US $2,500, and waived registration and banquet fees; speakers will be expected to cover their own accommodation costs).

Since ASSC aims to cover general issues of interest to consciousness research in both breadth and depth, proposals may include multiple theoretical perspectives and/or multiple methodologies. The Program Committee may recommend changes in speakers to achieve program balance. Send the proposal along with the following to Ralph Adolphs ( radolphs@caltech.edu ) by the deadline. Please note that the Program Committee will begin making decisions regarding the acceptance of symposia very shortly after the deadline date, so that late proposals will be at a serious disadvantage.

The submission should include:
1. Chair's address with affiliation, email and phone number.
2. Draft of the proposed symposium program with title.
3. Summary of symposium, limit 150 words, for use in printed material.
4. List of Speakers, affiliations, email and mailing addresses (Chairs should have secured prior agreement from Speakers).
5. Time allotted for each talk. Include time for discussion and questions.
6. Summary or abstract of each individual talk, limit 150 words.
7. Audio/Visual requirements for each talk.

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CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
TUTORIAL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 17, 2007 !

 

As in previous years, this notice is also intended as a first call for tutorial presenters. One of the aims of this meeting is to allow researchers to gain a background in areas that they may know little about. Towards that end a number of tutorials are planned. Some participants in the conference would be very interested in learning about technical matters such as fMRI or other important brain imaging techniques. Others might enjoy a seminar on a philosophical topic, or a tutorial on relevant matters in cognitive psychology or linguistics. Tutorial presenters are expected not to present just their own material, but to give a broader tutorial overview and encourage discussion and debate. A non-exclusive list of possible topics might include:
- Brain imaging techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, DECODING)
- Blindsight, neglect, coma, delusions, sleep
- Computational & other theoretical models of conscious processes
- Emergence of Consciousness (in development, in evolution)
- Consciousness and metacognition
- Brain/Machine interfaces
- Criteria for the ascription of consciousness; animal consciousness
- Philosophical issues concerning consciousness and representation
- Phenomenological methods for investigating consciousness

Each tutorial is intended to last approximately three hours. The sizes of tutorials will vary between a minimum of 10 to a maximum of around 25 attendees. Tutorial presenters will be paid US $1,500 and their registration fee for the conference will be waived. The cost of attending tutorials will be $50. Tutorials that do not achieve the minimum enrollment of 10 people may not be offered.

Send the tutorial proposal along with the following to Ralph Adolphs ( radolphs@caltech.edu ) as soon as possible.
1. Tutorial presenter's address with affiliation, email and phone number.
2. Draft timetable for the proposed tutorial with title.
3. Summary or abstract of the tutorial, limit 250 words.
4. Audio/Visual requirements.

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REGISTRATION & CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

The call for submissions (talks or poster presentations) will be sent out at a later date, together with details of registration. As in previous years, discounted registration will be available to ASSC members, who will also enjoy a range of book discounts and other member benefits. The registration discount will be greater than the cost of membership, so prospective members are encouraged to join ASSC now! To find out more about the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and to apply for membership, please consult our website at: http://assc.caltech.edu/.

£» ASSC-12 Scientific Program Committee: Allen Houng & Ralph Adolphs (Co-Chairs), Shinsuke Shimojo, Max Coltheart, John Haynes, Steven Macknik, Dan Lloyd, Michael Pauen.


[September 21, 2007]

   
News Coverage of ASSC11

ASSC11 was a successful meeting that gained high level publicity.
The Magic of Consciousness Symposium held in the conference was featured in this year's Nature at:
Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL (2007). ¡§Mind Tricks¡¨, Nature 448: 414.

Furthermore, the New York Times Science Times section featured a lead story by George Johnson, describing the highlights of the ASSC11 conference with special emphasis on the Magic symposium.
Johnson, George (2007). "Sleights of Mind", New York Times Science

The Magic of Consciousness symposium also was featured as the lead story in the New York Times Science Times Podcast (download mp3 file)
Video clips of the magic symposia can be downloaded at http://www.mindscience.org/magicsymposium.

[August 20, 2007]

   

ASSC12 Scientific Program Committee Announced

The members of the ASSC12 scientific committee include:

£» Ralph Adolphs, California Institute of Technology , USA (Chair)
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Allen Houng, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan (Co-chair)

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Max Coltheart, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Australia

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John-Dylan Haynes, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany

£» Dan Lloyd, Trinity College , USA
£» Stephen L. Macknik, Barrow Neurological Institute, USA
£» Michael Pauen, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
£» Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology , USA


[August 15, 2007]

 
Call for ASSC12 Official Poster Design

ASSC 12 is now calling for poster designs.
The winning poster will be sent to all participants worldwide before the meeting, and the winner will get a USD500 prize!
We invite you to submit your creative designs to assc12@ym.edu.tw before Oct. 28th, 2007. The winner will be announced on Nov. 1st, 2007.
For more information regarding the details of the poster design contest, please see the webpage of Poster Contest.

[August 15, 2007]
   
ASSC12 Website Now Online

Allen Houng, local organizer of the ASSC Taipei, has set up the official website of the 12th ASSC. It features useful information about the meeting and the city of Taipei. Click here to visit it.

[June 19, 2007]