CogSci 2019

The 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society will be held in Montreal, Canada at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal on Wednesday July 24th – Saturday July 27th, 2019 (Wednesday, July 24th is the Tutorials and Workshops day).

This year’s conference highlights research on the theme, Creativity + Cognition + Computation, in addition to the full breadth and diversity of research topics offered by the society’s membership.

We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best work in Cognitive Science to CogSci 2019, and to join us for discussions of the latest theories and results from the world’s best cognitive science researchers.

Organizing Committees

Awards Committee

Chair: Prof. Andrea Patalano, Wesleyan University, USA

Prof. Steve Sloman, Brown University, USA
Prof. Wendy Newstetter, Georgia Tech, USA
Prof. Michael Mozer, Univ. of Colorado, USA

Communications Committee

Chair: Prof. Rick Dale, Univ. of California – Los Angeles, USA

Co-Chair: Rui Meng, Univ. of Wisconsin, USA

Graduate Organizers Committee

Chair: Matthew Setzler, Indiana University, USA

Co-Chair: Peter Felsman, Univ. of Michigan, USA

Local CogSci Community Committee

Chair: Prof. Isabelle Soulieres, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Member Abstracts Committee

Chair: Prof. Maithilee Kunda, Vanderbilt University, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. Ana-Maria Olteteanu, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

Member Publication-Based Talks committee

Chair: Prof. Jim Davies, Carleton University, Canada

Co-Chair: Prof. Evangelia Chrysikou, Drexel University, USA

Program Committee

Prof. Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Colleen Seifert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Prof. Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany

Symposia Committee

Chair: Prof. Nora Newcombe, Temple University, USA

Co-Chair: Prof. Garrison Cottrell, Univ. of California – San Diego, USA

Tutorials and Workshops Committee

Dr. Thomas Barkowsky, University of Bremen, Germany

Prof. Travis Seymour, Univ. of California – Santa Cruz, USA
Prof. Elizabeth Bonawitz, Rutgers University – Newark, USA
Dr. Swaroop Vattam, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA

Sponsorship Committee

Chair: Prof. Keith McGreggor, GaTech, USA

Important Dates

Call for Submissions: Closed
Hotel reservations open: Now Open
Submissions closed: February 1, 2019
Member abstract submissions closed: February 1, 2019
Notifications of decision sent: April 12, 2019
Registration open: April 12, 2019
Accepted submissions due in final form: May 10, 2019
Presenting author registration deadline: May 13, 2019
Early Registration deadline: May 13, 2019
Regular Registration deadline: June 28, 2019
Conference: July 24 – 27, 2019

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Code of Conduct

The Cognitive Science Society (CSS) annually holds a professional conference dedicated to dissemination of research results and exchange of ideas in cognitive science, open to all. CSS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our Society is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and the free expression of ideas. We seek to provide an environment in which diverse participants may learn, network, and enjoy the company of colleagues. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment for the benefit of all. Therefore, all forms of harassment are prohibited. Specific prohibited behaviors include but are not limited to the following:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, political orientation and views, religion (or lack thereof), or other group status
  • Unwelcome behavior or verbal comments related to the above categories that create a hostile conference environment (e.g., sexist or racist jokes)
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Stalking or following (physical or virtual)
  • Sustained disruption or threatening of presenters
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

We ask that speakers carefully consider and maintain awareness of the variety of perceptions that conference participants may experience from language, images, and sound. We also ask that all conference participants make every effort to frame discussions as openly and inclusively as possible.

This code of conduct is not intended to limit the terms of open and respectful scientific inquiry or discussion. Critical examination, debate, and robust disagreement regarding beliefs and viewpoints, germane to the topic of discussion and presented respectfully do not, in themselves, constitute harassment. Similarly, the use of imagery, language, or sound that is sexual or that pertains to group status and that is germane to the topic of discussion and presented respectfully does not, in itself constitute harassment.

We expect participants to follow this code of conduct at all event venues and event-related social activities.




Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. These actions may range from simply warning the offender to expulsion from the conference, with no refund of registration or other attendance-related costs.




If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please report it to us immediately. We value your attendance, and will make every effort to ensure that you feel safe and welcome for the full duration of the conference.

You can make a report by directly emailing your report to Any reports made by form or by email will be accessible by the Governing-Board authorized Code of Conduct implementation team, which is comprised of Adele Goldberg, Roger Levy, Asifa Majid, Nora Newcombe and Kenny Smith. You may also make a report in person to a member of this team.

program committee

Prof. Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Colleen Seifert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Prof. Christian Freksa, University of Bremen

Conference Logistics

Lily Chang, International Conference Services

sponsor & exhibitor sales

Jude Ross, Podium Conference Services

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