Cognit 2013 : Third International Conference on Cognitonics – the Science about the Human Being in the Digital World
Call For Papers
The Third International Conference on Cognitonics – the Science about the Human Being in the Digital World (Cognit-2013, October 7 - 8, 2013, http://is.ijs.si/is/is2013/konference/kognitonika/Cognitonics.html) – a subconference of the 16th International Scientific Multiconference "Information Society" – IS 2013 (October 7 - 11, 2013, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, http://is.ijs.si)
Co-Chairs: Prof. Dr. Vladimir A. Fomichov * and Prof. Dr. Olga S. Fomichova **
* Faculty of Business Informatics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Kirpichnaya str. 33, 105187 Moscow, Russia; http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/67739;
** State Educational Centre "Dialogue of Sciences", Universitetsky prospect 5, 119296 Moscow;
http://www.ifets.info , Section “Editorial Board/Associate Editors”
Contact person: Vladimir A. Fomichov
E-mail: vfomichov AT hse.ru AND vfomichov AT gmail.com
Language of the conference: English
# Conference Tracks
Track 1: Practical Significance of Ethics, Aesthetics, Creativity Development, and Culture Peculiarities for Economics of Information Society
Track 2: Theoretical Foundations and Methods of Supporting Harmonic Development of the Personality and National Cultures in Information Society
Track 3: The Methods and Tools of Computer Science and Web Science for Supporting Harmonic Development of the Personality
# Conference Theme (full text can be found on the conference page http://is.ijs.si/is/is2013/konference/Kognitonika/Cognitonics.html#vse)
During the last decade many scholars at various international and national conferences, in the books and papers have said and written about serious distortions in the development of the personality (first of all, in the system of moral values) and national cultures caused by stormy development of information and communication technologies (ICT) and globalization processes.
The conviction that it is not only necessary but also POSSIBLE to make something constructive and significant for compensating these distortions has underlain the elaboration of the foundations of a new scientific discipline called Cognitonics (see free of charge the selected papers on Cognitonics on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at http://ssrn.com/author=1871348, in the Special Issue on the Human Being in the Digital World of Informatica. An International Journal of Computing and Informatics (Slovenia), 2012, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 119-130, www.informatica.si/vol36.htm#No2, and in the Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cognitonics (Slovenia, Ljubljana, 10-11 October 2011) - a subconference of the 14th International Multiconference Information Society, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; http://is.ijs.si/is/is2011/zborniki.asp?lang=eng; Proceedings A, Section “Cognitonics”).
Cognitonics, first of all, aims (a) at explicating the distortions in the perception of the world caused by the information society and globalization and (b) at coping with these distortions in different fields by means of elaborating systemic solutions for compensating the negative implications of the kind for the personality and society, in particular, for creating cognitive-cultural preconditions of the harmonic development of the personality in the information society and for ensuring the successful development of national cultures and national languages.
One of the principal objectives of Cognitonics is also looking for positive correlations between (a) following high moral norms, decency, honesty, well-developed aesthetic feeling, culture peculiarities and (b) economic development, in particular, looking for positive correlations between establishing and following the codes of business conduct by the companies and their economic success.
The goal of the conference is to combine the efforts of the scholars from numerous scientific fields and educators in order to establish a new synergy aimed at ensuring the harmonic, well-balanced development of the personality, national cultures, and national economics in the modern information society and, as a consequence, to compensate a number of broadly observed negative distortions (one of most severe distortions is commercialization of moral values).
From the standpoint of educational practice, Cognitonics proposes an answer to the following question: what precious ideas and images accumulated by the mankind, at what age, and in what a way are to be inscribed into the conceptual picture of the world of a person in order to harmonize his/her intellectual and spiritually-coloured emotional development and to contribute to the successful development of national cultures and national economics.
Cognitonics formulates a new, large-scale goal for the software industry and Web science: to develop a new generation of culture-oriented computer programs and online courses (in the collaboration with educators, linguists, art historians, psychologists) - the computer programs and online courses intended for supporting and developing positively-oriented creativity, cognitive-emotional sphere, the appreciation of the roots of the national cultures, the awareness of the integrity of the cultural space in the information society, and for supporting and developing symbolic information processing and linguistic skills, associative and reasoning abilities of children and university students.
#Expected Topics (see http://is.ijs.si/is/is2013/konference/Kognitonika/Cognitonics.html#vse)
#Program Committee consists of 17 scholars from Canada, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, USA (see http://is.ijs.si/is/is2013/konference/Kognitonika/Cognitonics.html#progCom)
#Important Dates (extended deadlines)
Preliminary Registration Form and an Abstract: July 15, 2013
(early submission of a preliminary registration form will be highly appreciated)
Preliminary Paper: July 20, 2013
Authors Notification: August 20, 2013
Final Paper (4 pages in accordance with the posted pattern): August 30, 2013
Registration for Information Society 2013: September 23, 2013.
The participants of the conference register for the Multiconference "Information Society-2013” (IS-2013, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia).
The registration fee 100 EUR(see the section “Registration” of the IS-2013 Web-site) covers the participation in all sessions of IS-2013, a hard copy or USB with the Proceedings of the IS-2013, the coffee-breaks, and a Cocktail Party.
#Publication of Best Expanded Papers in International Journals
The best papers presented at Cognit-2013 will be recommended for publishing (after their modification and expansion) in Informatica. An International Journal of Computing and Informatics (Slovenia, http://www.informatica.si) and in the international journals from the DLINE group (http://www.dline.info), in particular, in the Journal of Digital Information Management (http://www.dirf.org/jdim/).
#Preliminary Registration Form
Last name, First Name, Title (in particular, Ms., Mrs. or Mr.):
Position, Institution, Postal Address:
E-mail: Fax number (optional):
Do you plan to submit a paper?: Yes/No
Preliminary title or subject of the paper (if applicable)
Short abstract - several phrases or more (optional):
Do you plan to attend the Conference? Yes/No
I need the following technical equipment:
#Format and Way of Submitting Preliminary Registration Forms
A plain text message or a Word file with the extension .DOC (not .DOCX) or Word RTF file with the extension .RTF via e-mail at EACH of the following addresses:
vfomichov AT hse.ru; vfomichov AT gmail.com
#Format and Way of Submitting Prelimainary and Final Papers
A Word file (4 pages) with the extension .DOC (not .DOCX) in accordance with a pattern (see http://is.ijs.si/is/is2013/konference/kognitonika/Cognitonics.html)
via e-mail at EACH of the following addresses:
vfomichov AT hse.ru; vfomichov AT gmail.com