FP: Deadline extended: Poznan Reasoning Week 2017: question processing, fallacies (bursaries for junior scholars)

Poznan Reasoning Week (PRW 2017)
4–7 July 2017 
AMU, Dpt. of Logic and Cognitive Science, Poznan, Poland 

The cognitive turn in logic has resulted in the inclusion of research in, among others, cognitive science, psychology and computer science into logic’s hard core. As a consequence, logic has become more capable of modelling cognitive activities of real rather than idealized agents. Far from creating rivalry with mathematical logic, this marks a next step in the development of logic. But it also reminds that logic had for many centuries entertained a close and natural relation to human reasoning, and insofar as externalized reasoning is concerned also to rhetoric and dialectic.

Consisting of two workshops, PRW2017 invites systematic as well as historical contributions to the study of individual- and group-reasoning processes. This includes, but is not restricted to, formal modelling. In 2017 we would like to address:

- Question processing (QuestPro 2017, 4-5 July): The main purpose of QuestPro 2017 is to assess the state-of-the-art in research on questions and questioning from the point of view of both logic and its applications to modelling natural language processes, thus bridging the gap between formal and empirical research in this field.

- Fallacies: Strategy, Error, Shortcut (SES 2017, 6-7 July): Whether one conceives of the fallacies as reasoning-errors, as strategic discourse contributions, problem solving shortcuts, or as something else, they continue to inform both descriptive and normative aspects of studying human reasoning in experimental or natural contexts, including the historical development of this research. 

Questpro: NN1
QuestPro: NN2
SES: Iris van Rooij (Radboud University and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
SES: Patricia Rich (Philosophy, Hamburg University, Germany)

We invite proposals for contributed talks (45 minutes including discussion) and posters (A1 size in portrait orientation). Please submit an extended abstract of max. 1000 words including references prepared for blind review. Along with your abstract, please submit a title page containing author name(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(s). Please use either the standard article LATEX class for abstracts with plain bibliography style, or draft in 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, with 3cm margins, using your preferred text editor. (Please note that accepted abstracts should eventually be submitted in LATEX, for which help will be available.)
Please send e-mail with your PDF, TEX and BIB files on or before 1 APRIL 2017 to pawel.lupkowski[at]gmail.com. In the body of your e-mail, please state the submission type (contributed talk or poster) and the event you submit to (QuestPro 2017 or SES 2017).

- Submission deadline: 2 April 2017
- Notification: by mid May 2017
- Camera ready abstracts: TBA
- QuestPro 2017: 4–5 July 2017
- SES 2017: 6–7 July 2017

A limited number of bursaries are available to defer the cost of either accommodation or travelling for junior scholars (within seven years of earning your PhD at the time of submission). To be considered, please indicate your status in your submission e-mail.

QuestPro 2017: Paweł Łupkowski and Mariusz Urbanski (AMU, Poznan, Poland)

SES 2017: Frank Zenker (Lund University, Sweden / Slovak Academy of Sciences / Konstanz University, Germany; fzenker[at]gmail.com)