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1962CFP: Toward a Science of Consciousness, TSC 2015, Helsinki

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  • Tuomas E. Tahko
    Jun 10, 2014
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      TOWARD A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS 2015

      CALL FOR PAPERS


      University of Helsinki, Finland, 9-13 June 2015
      Pre-conference workshops: 8 June 2015
      http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015

      Submission deadline: 30 November 2014


      Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized.

      Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world. The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.

      TSC 2015 calls for contributed papers, contributed posters, contributed symposia and proposals for pre-conference workshops. The list of conference topic areas is on the conference webpage: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/topics.html

      Contributed papers: Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words prepared for anonymous review. Accepted contributed papers will be allocated in total 25-30 minutes (20 min for the presentation + 5-10 min for the discussion).

      Contributed posters: Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words prepared for anonymous review. Accepted contributed posters will be presented in separate poster sessions during the conference.

      Contributed symposia: Please submit an abstract of max. 1000-2000 words. The contributed symposia proposals are not reviewed anonymously.

      The abstract should include:

      a. a general description of the format and the topic of the proposed symposium and its significance (up to 800 words)
      b. a 300-word abstract of each paper (3-5 papers) and the names of the speakers

      Each accepted contributed symposium will be allocated a full two-hour session.


      Pre-conference workshops & tutorials: Please submit an abstract of 500-1000 words. Preconference workshop & tutorial proposals are not evaluated anonymously.

      The abstract should include:

      a. a general description of the format (a tutorial or something else) and the topic of the proposed workshop/tutorial and its significance
      b. The names of the speakers
      c. the preliminary program of the workshop/tutorial

      Pre-conference workshops and tutorials should not be longer than four hours (9 am-1 pm or 2pm-6pm, 8 June 2015). The TSC 2015 organizers will arrange appropriate facilities for the workshops and announce the title, time and place of the workshops on the TSC conference webpage and in the book of abstracts.

      Rules for multiple presentations

      • One is allowed to submit only one paper in which one is the main author.
      • One is allowed to submit only one poster in which one is the main author.
      • One is allowed to submit only one contributed symposium proposal or pre-conference workshop/tutorial workshop in which one is the main organizer.

      Abstracts should be submitted by using the TSC 2015 registration form: http://tinyurl.com/TSC2015. Please note that the abstracts cannot be revised after submitting.

      All questions about submissions should be directed to the conference manager, Ms Päivi Seppälä (tsc-2015@...). The members of the programme committee, and the local organising committee are listed here: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/organizers.html. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson: http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/.

      Paavo Pylkkänen (chair of the local organizing committee)
      Tuomas Tahko (co-chair of the local organizing committee)
      Päivi Seppälä (conference manager)



      Important dates

      30 November 2014  Deadline for abstract submissions
      22 January, 2015     Conference registration opens
      30 January, 2015     Notifications of acceptance
      February 2015         Preliminary programme announced
      31 March, 2015       Deadline for early registrations
      19 May, 2015          No more refunds for registration cancellations
      8 June, 2015           Pre-conference workshops
      9-13 June, 2015      TSC 2015, University of Helsinki

      -- 
      Dr. Tuomas E. Tahko
      Docent and Academy Research Fellow
      Theoretical Philosophy
      University of Helsinki
      www.ttahko.net