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1st International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) at Boğaziçi University


Please find the call for papers for the 1st International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) below. We invite all students working in different areas of cognitive science to submit papers, and to attend this gathering. The student registration is planned to be free of charge.

1st International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) 20 April 2014, Istanbul



Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary research field that seeks
to understand the nature of the human mind, in all its implications.
The International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS)
invites research from all the fields that are connected to cognitive
science. The individual disciplines include Artificial Intelligence,
Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and
Education. Each discipline brings a set of tools, perspectives, and
questions to the table. However, the big picture of the human mind
cannot emerge by studying this multi-layered problem with a single
lens. Communication and collaboration are essential for the cognitive
scientist. It is under these premises that we initiate ISBCS.

One mission of ISBCS is to be a premier academic meeting of the
cognitive science community. Established jointly by Bogazici
University, Middle East Technical University and Yeditepe University
(i.e. by the three universities that offer cognitive science programs
in Turkey), ISBCS is planned to be held annually to gather researchers
and students from leading national and international centers working
on all areas of cognitive science. Our aim is to establish a platform
where students can learn about recent research in cognitive science,
researchers can network and initiate collaborations, and the
participants can receive valuable feedback on their work.

Organizing Committee:

  • Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University
  • Cem Bozşahin, Middle East Technical University
  • Simay İkier, Yeditepe University

Program Committee (only confirmed members listed here)

  • Ata Akin, Bilgi University
  • Varol Akman, Bilkent University
  • Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University
  • Sonia Amado, Ege University
  • Canan Aykut Bingöl, Yeditepe University
  • Haluk Bingöl, Bogazici University
  • Hüseyin Boyaci, Bilkent University
  • Resit Canbeyli, Bogazici University
  • Banu Cangöz, Hacettepe University
  • Kürsat Çagiltay, Middle East Technical University
  • Hilmi Demir, Bilkent University
  • Tamer Demiralp, Istanbul University
  • Ulas Basar Gezgin, Istanbul Gelişim University
  • Didem Gökçay, Middle East Technical University
  • Bülent Gözkan, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
  • Burak Güçlü, Bogazici University
  • Sami Gülgöz, Koç University
  • Hakan Gürvit, Istanbul University
  • Altay Güvenir, Bilkent University
  • Bipin Indurkhya, Jagiellonian University
  • Aylin Küntay, Koç University
  • Mine Nakipoglu, Bogazici University
  • Sumru Özsoy, Bogazici University
  • Işık Özge Öztürk, Princeton University
  • Ilhan Raman, Middlesex University
  • Cem Say, Bogazici University
  • Gün R. Semin, Utrecht University
  • Serkan Sener, Yeditepe University
  • Oguz Tanridag, Üsküdar University
  • Ali Tekcan, Bogazici University
  • Lucas Thorpe, Bogazici University
  • Aziz Zambak, Middle East Technical University
  • Deniz Zeyrek, Middle East Technical University


  • Prof. Garrison Cottrell, UCSD
  • Prof. Erol Başar, Istanbul Kültür University

Important Dates

-8 March 2014: Submission of full paper (23:59pm GMT)
-16 March 2014: Notification of acceptance
-20 April 2014: Symposium