2011

Estranged parents and a schizophrenic child : choice in psychology, economics and neuroeconomics

20110703_donrossAs part of Cognito, Don Ross from the Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town, will give an conference entitled "Estranged parents and a schizophrenic child : choice in psychology, economics and neuroeconomics" on Sunday, July 3rd 2011, from 4 p.m. at UQAM, room SH-3620 (Métro Place des arts, pavillon Sherbrooke)

This talk will close the first day of Cognitio (see the schedule (pdf)).

Please note that for Sunday July 3rd, you will need to access Pavillon Sherbrooke through Pavillon Président-Kennedy, 201, avenue du Président-Kennedy.

Abstract : Profound differences in the way the idea of choice is understood in psychology and economics are under-appreciated, mainly as a result of equivocations introduced through the bounded rationality movement. This matters in fairly predictable ways for cross-talk confusions in interdisciplinary work in cognitive science, and in policy recommendations. It emerges in a particularly interesting and revealing way in the new field that aims to fuse economics with neuroscience, neuroeconomics. This field is in fact the loose, and incipiently tension-ridden, association of two very distinct research programmes, one of which implicitly reduces the economic concept of choice to the psychological one, while the other brings real economic analysis to bear on problems in computational learning theory.

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Colloque "Informatique cognitive et sa place dans l’industrie"

Télécharger le programme du colloque qui aura lieu les 2 et 3 juin prochain

Si vous désirez participer à la conférence veuillez nous signifier votre intention sur le doodle (http://doodle.com/xxrihipp5mie2c9s) et ce avant le 30 mai prochain.

Toutes autres informations sont sur le site du colloque : http://sites.google.com/site/icetsaplacedanslindustrie/

Journée Informatique Cognitive et Industrie (2 juin 2011)

  • Martin Noël - Mot de bienvenue, TELUQ, 9h-9h15;
  • Pierre Dumouchel (parole) - Détection des émotions à partir d’un signal de parole : performances et applications industrielles, CRIM, 9h15-10h00;
  • Parisa Darvish (vision) - Détection automatique d’indicateurs faciaux de charge cognitive pour l’analyse des expressions faciales dans le contexte d’un simulateur de conduite automobile, CRIM, 10h00-10h45;
  • Claude Chapdelaine (vision) - L’adaptation de la production et de la diffusion de contenu audio-visuel aux processus cognitifs des personnes aveugles et malvoyantes,CRIM, 11h00-11h45;
  • Caroline Barrière, Jean-François Lavallée, (traitement des langues naturelles) - Analyse textuelle dans le domaine du recrutement, CRIM, 11h45-12h30;
  • Célia Hodent - Cerveaux, jeux vidéos et utilisabilité, Ubisoft, 14h00-14h45;
  • Shibl Mourad - Présentation de la Google Prediction API, Google, 14h45-15h30.

Journée Informatique Cognitive (3 juin 2011)

  • Dung Nguyen - De l’informatique cognitive à l’entrepreneuriat, 9h15-10h00;
  • Petko Valtchev - Découverte de connaissances conceptuelles à partir de données multi-relationnelles, UQAM, 10h00-10h45;
  • Nicolas Bouillot - Collaboration musicale parmi un groupe d’exécutants distribués, Center for Intelligent Machines, McGill, 11h00-11h45;
  • Tran Cao De - Reconnaissance de forme sur des dispositifs nomades (RecoNomad), Cantho University, 11h45-12h30;
  • Fabienne Venant (sémantique) - Dessine-moi une ambiguïté - Université Nancy 2, 14h00-14h45;
  • Anne-Marie Di Scullio - (linguistique - asymétrie d’interfaces des langues naturelles) - The recovery of null arguments in pronominal anaphora resolution, UQAM, 14h45-15h30;
  • Gilbert Paquette - Tendances et enjeux en informatique cognitive (Conférence de clôture), TELUQ, 15h45-16h45.

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The enigmatic temporal poles and their role in social cognition

20110429_larsross Lars A. Ross, will give an conference entitled "The enigmatic temporal poles and their role in social cognition" on Friday, April 29th 2011, from 3 to 5 pm, at UQAM, pavillon J. A. De Sève, Room DS-1950, 320, rue Ste Catherine Est H2X 1L7, Montreal, QC (Metro Berri-UQAM).

Abstract : There is considerable disagreement in the literature about the functionality of the anterior temporal lobes. They are routinely removed as part of resection surgery to alleviate symptoms of otherwise intractable seizure disorder, apparently without significant behavioral consequences. On the other hand, cell loss in these regions due to progressive deterioration in dementia often goes along with multimodal semantic impairments which has motivated some to propose that the primary function of the ATLs is that of a central hub for the access to semantic associations distributed over the cortex. This inconsistency is further complicated by reports from imaging studies that show activations in the ATLs to socially relevant stimuli and are considered part of a neural network underlying social cognition. I will present evidence from functional imaging and brain stimulation studies that support a view of the ATLs as a functionally diverse cortical region and will discuss a possible specialization of subregions of the ATLs for the representation of social knowledge.

Lars Ross's website

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Colloque IC 2011 : appel à communication prolongé

La date limite de soumission des affiches est étendue au 26 avril 2011. Un résumé de 500 mots maximum vous est demandé. Toutes les informations sont sur le site:

http://sites.google.com/site/icetsaplacedanslindustrie/

Cette conférence est pour vous l’occasion de présenter vos travaux à des acteurs forts de l’industrie (CRIM, Ubisoft, Google ... - voir le programme ci-dessous).

  • Un court temps de présentation de votre affiche (3 minutes = 3 slides par affiche) vous sera donné dans l’amphithéâtre de la conférence en guise d’invitation à la session posters du 2 juin qui vous permettra de répondre aux questions des particpants.
  • Un prix de la meilleure affiche d’un montant de 250$ sera offert par l’Institut des sciences cognitives.
  • Un nombre d’affiches sera sélectionnée pour publication d’une version étendue dans un numéro spécial sur l’informatique cognitive des cahiers de l’ISC contenant des articles de Robert Berwick (MIT) et des autres conférenciers.
  • La sélection des affiches est faite par un comité de lecture (conférence avec comité de lecture).

Journée Informatique Cognitive et Industrie (2 juin 2011)

CRIM:

  • Caroline Barrière (traitement des langues naturelles) - titre à déterminer
  • Claude Chapdelaine (vision) - titre à déterminer
  • Parisa Darvish (vision) Détection automatique d’indicateurs faciaux de charge cognitive pour l’analyse des expressions faciales dans le contexte d’un simulateur de conduite automobile
  • Pierre Dumouchel (parole) Détection des émotions à partir d’un signal de parole: performances et applications industrielles

Ubisoft:

  • Célia Hodent - Cerveaux, jeux vidéos et utilisabilité

Google:

  • Shibl Mourad - Présentation de la Google Prediction API

Journée Informatique Cognitive (3 juin 2011)

  • Fabienne Venant (sémantique) - LORIA - Nancy 2 - titre à déterminer
  • Anne-Marie Di Scullio - (linguistique - asymétrie d’interfaces des langues naturelles) - UQAM - titre à déterminer
  • Robert Berwick - linguistique computationnelle, MIT - titre à déterminer

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Prédire les ratés du moteur de recherche cérébral

Vous êtes invités au prochain séminaire du DIC qui aura lieu le jeudi 7 avril à 10h30 au local PK-5115. Le conférencier invité est monsieur Francois Richer, professeur de neuropsychologie à l’UQAM. Le titre de la conférence « Prédire les ratés du moteur de recherche cérébral ».

Résumé : Les troubles cognitifs les plus fréquents sont ceux qui touchent le moteur de recherche cérébral. En plus de nous faire faire des gaffes, ces troubles exécutifs nous font souvent négliger des informations, des possibilités et des objectifs importants pour une situation donnée. Ils réduisent donc l’imagination à la base de la résolution de problèmes quotidiens. Le moteur de recherche cérébral est sensible à l’expertise et à l’interférence affectant la recherche de contenus. Il est aussi sensible aux motivations et à la dynamique des thèmes cognitifs qui compétitionnent pour l’accès à la conscience. Une meilleure compréhension de ces facteurs permettra de mieux simuler son fonctionnement pour mieux prédire l’erreur humaine et développer des outils pour assister les humains ayant perdu des capacités cognitives.

Bio : Francois Richer a été formé en neuropsychologie à l’Université McGill, à l’Université de Montréal et à UCLA. Il est maintenant professeur de neuropsychologie à l’UQAM. Il a travaillé sur les bases cérébrales de l’attention et de la planification de l’action en outre avec des populations cliniques et des mesures de l’activité cérébrale. Ses travaux ont été financés par le CRSNG, les IRSC, le FQRNT, le FRSQ et le FQRSC.

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Contact : Jocelyne Blanchard Pavillon PK-4150 - (514) 987-6516 blanchard.jocelyne@uqam.ca

Adresse : Département d’informatique 201, av. Président-Kennedy, local PK-4150 Montréal (Québec) H2X 3Y7 Métro : station Place des Arts (ligne verte) Plan du quartier : Google Map, STM Pavillons : Président-Kennedy (PK)

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Future Learning Landscapes

20110401_sergegarlattiSerge Garlatti, will give an conference entitled "Future Learning Landscapes : Towards the Convergence of Pervasive and Contextual computing, Global Social Media and Semantic Web in Technology Enhanced Learning" on Friday, April 1st 2011, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at UQAM, pavillon J. A. De Sève, Room DS-1950, 320, rue Ste Catherine Est H2X 1L7, Montreal, QC (Metro Berri-UQAM).

Abstract : The convergence of three technologies will have a major impact on next generation of technology enhanced learning environments, namely ; pervasive computing, social media and the semantic web. Each one of these technologies provides its own opportunities and challenges as their convergence has the potential to enable the development of new educational practices in situated and networked learning. In pervasive computing, the physical environment is directly related to learning goals and activities and the learning system is dynamically adapted to the learning context. Personal Learning Environments (PLE) have emerged from the combination of Web 2.0 and social media tools to support learning. From an educational perspective, these kinds of tools fit well with socio-constructivist learning approaches as they provide spaces for collaborative knowledge building and reflective practices. The semantic web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across Web 2.0 tools and community boundaries. The previous technologies and tools presented above can be used to conceptualize and design the next generation of learning landscapes relying on pervasive computing, social media and semantic web standards. Inquiry-Based Science Teaching in the context of History of Science and Technology is explored to find out the needed functionalities and adaptation to ensure data gathering, notification and sharing on a historical problem of technology - the swinging bridge of Brest over the Penfeld (1861-1944).

Serge Garlatti’s website

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Conférences Hugues Leblanc

(20110317_huguesleclerc) Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley
Strange Tools

Horaire :

Jeudi 17 mars, 18h30-20h00 : "See me if you can !"
Auditorium de la Grande Bibliothèque, 475 boulevard de Maisonneuve est

Vendredi 18 mars, 16h30-18h00 : "Fragile styles"
Salle R-M130, Pavillon des Sciences de la Gestion, UQAM

Samedi 19 mars, 15h30-17h00 : "Presence in pictures"
Salle des boiseries (J-2805), Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, UQAM

La troisième conférence d’Alva Noë sera précédée d’une journée d’étude sur ses travaux (Salle des boiseries, local J-2805, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, UQAM) :

  • 9h30-10h30, Pierre Poirier (UQAM) : "Don’t Take it Personal : Why Action is not in Perception although both are Out of our Heads"
  • 10h45-11h45, Frédérique de Vignemont (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS-ENS-EHESS) : "The Enactive View of Bodily Experiences"
  • 13h15-14h15 John Protevi (Louisiana State University) : "Out of our Heads and into Politics : Reflections on the Political Economy of Consciousness"
  • 14h15-15h15 David Davies (McGill) : "Perceiving Dance Performance"

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery for Semantic Web

20110311_dunjamladenic Dunja Mladenić from Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute, will give an conference entitled "Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery for Semantic Web" on Friday, March 11th 2011, from 3 p.m. at UQAM, room DS-1950 (Métro Berri-UQAM, pavillon De Sève).

Abstract : Machine Learning and Semantic web are covering conceptually different sides of the same story - Semantic Web’s typical approach is top-down modeling of knowledge and proceeding down towards the data while Machine Learning is almost entirely data-driven bottom-up approach trying to discover the structure in the data and express it in the more abstract ways and rich knowledge formalisms. The talk will discuss possible interaction and usage of Machine Learning and Knowledge discovery for Semantic Web with emphases on ontology construction. In the second half of the talk we will take a look at some research using machine learning for Semantic Web and demos of the corresponding prototype systems.

Bio : Dunja Mladenić is an expert on study and development of Machine Learning, Data/Text Mining, Semantic Technology techniques and their application on real-world problems. She is associated with the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the J. Stefan Institute since 1987. She got her MSc and PhD in Computer Science at University of Ljubljana in 1995 and 1998 respectively. She was a visiting researcher at School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA in 1996-1997 and in 2000-2001. Dunja Mladenic is or was on the Management Board of several European research and development projects. She has published papers in refereed conferences and journals, served in the program committee of international conferences and organized international events in the area of Text Mining, Link Analysis and Data Mining. She is co-editor of several books including “Data Mining and Decision Support : Integration and Collaboration”, Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003, “Semantic Knowledge Management : Integrating Ontology Management, Knowledge Discovery, and Human Language Technologies” Springer 2008, “Web Mining : from Web to Semantic Web”, Springer 2004, “Semantics, Web and Mining” Springer 2006, “From Web to social Web : discovering and deploying user and content profiles”, Springer 2007, “Knowledge Discovery Enhanced with Semantic and Social Information” , Springer 2009.

(http://ailab.ijs.is/Dunja)

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The Socially Extended Mind

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Shaun Gallagher, from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida, will give an conference entitled "The socially extended mind" on Friday, February 18th 2011, from 3 p.m. at UQAM, room DS-1950 (Métro Berri-UQAM, pavillon De Sève).

Abstract : I argue that Clark and Chalmers’ (1998) parity principle and the various criteria they use to define cognition are too conservative. On a more liberal vehicle externalist view we should extend the concept of the extended mind to include engagement with social and cultural institutions. I discuss problem solving using the legal system as an example. I also respond to specific objections that have been raised against the extended mind hypothesis.

Bio : Shaun Gallagher is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at The University of Central Florida, where he is also a member of the Senior Research Faculty at IST, a research institute focused on simulation and modeling. He serves on the graduate faculty of UCF’s Text and Technology Program, and on the Humanities research faculty at the University of Hertfordshire (UK). He has held visiting positions at the Medical Research Council’s Cognitive and Brain Science Unit at Cambridge University, the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen, the Ecole Normale Supériure in Lyon, and (in 2009-2010) the Centre de Recherche en Epistémelogie Appliquée (CREA), Paris. He is Editor of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal published by Springer. His research interests include phenomenology and the philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, embodiment, intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. Professor Gallagher has accepted the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis Department of Philosophy, starting in Fall 2011.

Shaun Gallagher’s web page

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Language acquisition just Zipf’s right along

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Nick Ellis, from the English Language Institute and the Centre for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, will give an conference entitled "Language acquisition just Zipf’s right along" on Friday, January 28th 2011, from 3 p.m. at UQAM, room DS-1950 (Métro Berri-UQAM, pavillon De Sève)

Abstract : This paper explores the emergence of language from the perspectives of usage-based approaches and of complex systems (CS). One of the mysteries of language development is that each of us as learners has had different language experiences and yet somehow we have converged on broadly the same language system. From diverse, often noisy samples, we end up with similar linguistic competence. How can that be ? There must be some constraints in our estimation of how language works. Some views hold that the constraints are in the learner, as expectations of linguistic universals pre-programmed in some form of innate language acquisition device. Others hold that the constraints are in the dynamics of language itself - that language form, language meaning, and language use come together to promote robust induction by means of statistical learning over limited samples. The research described here explores this question with regard English verbs, their grammatical form, semantics, and patterns of usage. It exemplifies CS principles such as agent-based emergence and the importance of scale-free distributions, and CS methods such as distributional analysis, connectionist modeling, and networks analysis.

Bio : Nick Ellis is a Professor of Psychology, Professor of Linguistics, Research Scientist in the English Language Institute, and Associated Faculty at the Centre for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. His research interests include language acquisition, cognition, emergentism, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and psycholinguistics. His research in second language acquisition concerns (1) explicit and implicit language learning and their interface, (2) usage-based acquisition and the probabilistic tuning of the system, (3) vocabulary and phraseology, and (4) learned attention and language transfer. His emergentist research concerns include language as a complex adaptive system, networks analysis of language, scale-free linguistic distributions and robust learning, and computational modeling.

Nick Ellis’s web page

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