The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society : WORKSHOP ON LITERATURE IN COGNITION AND COMPUTER

Last update: 2006/July/23

Workshop on Literature in Cognition and Computer

The Workshop on Literature in Cognition and Computer will be held as a part of program of CogSci2006.

26 July, 2006, 1:30-5:00 p.m. (During CogSci2006, 26-29 July, 2006).
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Organized by the ad hoc committee for the iwLCC2006

The poster and the abstract are available here.

poster abstract

Call For Papers

The Workshop on Literature in Cognition and Computer is a workshop intended as a forum for the exchange of activity reports among cognitive science researchers interested in literature, aesthetics, and arts. The iwLCC will address research issues and developments within all fields related to literature and cognitive science.

Topics at the workshop will include: Goal of the workshop is to gather research experiences in various disciplines for discussion, as well as focusing on preparing for an interesting future for literature and cognitive science research. As literature represents one of the ultimate products of high-order cognitive processes, studies related to it will reveal ultimate aspects of human thought, value, evaluation and affective processes.


Program [tentative]

Here (pdf file)[new 2006 July 23]

Session 1: Approaches to Literature [position papers]

Session 2: Research Papers [Refereed papers]

Session 3: Literature and Vancouver

Coordinator: Naoko Matsumoto
Vancouver has produced a treasure trove of literary authors, including William Gibson (Neuromancer) and Douglas Coupland (Generation X). We will take a cognitive look at this thrilling tradition, with the help of literary scholars.

Important Dates

To ensure a focus at the workshop on literature and cognition, all submissions will be reviewed.

1. Abstract (200 words) review submission: 30 May, 2006.
2. Notification of acceptance: 15 June, 2006
3. Camera ready copy (1-4 pages) submission: 10 July, 2006
4. The Workshop: 26, July, 2006.

Instructions for Submissions

Paper submissions should be made up of 1-4 pages in length.

Submission Formats:
All submission must be in PDF files.
Please use the template for papers in CogSci 2006 (

Submission address:

Author Information

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop. In contrast to the usual form of academic meetings, we do not require your physical attendance at the Vancouver site. You may present your paper through video tapes, internet web pages, or any novel use of tele-presentations. The iwLCC2006 organizing committee is pleased to adopt those new forms of intellectual communication. Please consult with the workshop organizers at

Workshop Proceedings:
The workshop will publish proceedings separately from the CogSci2006. Registered participants of the iwLCC2006 will receive the proceedings at the workshop site.

Q1. I can not attend the workshop. If my abstract submission is accepted, is it still possible to submit the paper?
Yes, it is. Video or voice recordings of the papers will be acceptable. If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit a recording, please contact us in advance.

Please also note that you (or at least one co-author) must register with CogSci2006, and with our workshop, too.
CogSci 2006 regsitration: here

Q2. If my abstract is accepted, is registration for CogSci2006 done automatically?
You will still need to register with the conference directly.

Q3. If my paper is accepted, can I receive any financial support?
We regret that unfortunately no financial support is available in this workshop.


CogSci 2006 participants will be welcome and invited to join the iwLCC2006. To participate in the iwLCC2006, please register at the CogSci 2006 first.

History of iwLCC

"We'll tell you a story: Researches on literature and cognition during 1998-1999 in Japan." is an essay which describes an informal accounts of the Japanese LCC's history.

We plan to revise it regularly so that we can tell you the sequel of the short, but very quick development of the LCC. Please visit our site occasionally.

Organizing Committee

Akifumi Tokosumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Akihito Kanai (Hosei University)
Naoko Matsumoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Akira Utsumi (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Norikazu Yoshimine (Shonan Kokusai Women's College, Japan)



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