Workshop on

Analogies: Integrating Multiple Cognitive Abilities (AnICA07)

in Nashville, Tennesse, August 1st 2007,
held in conjunction with CogSci 2007, the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Workshop Theme

Analogical reasoning is a highly sophisticated cognitive process where two domains are compared and analyzed for common patterns. It could be the missing link for the understanding of cognitive abilities in natural complex systems. Researchers who attempt to use analogies for the modeling of cognitive abilities are considered as a special target group of the workshop. The workshop addresses the potential of analogies concerning the following topics:

Therefore the workshop is aimed to gather researchers who are working in the field of analogical reasoning and focus on analogy as an integrating basis for human cognition.

Keynote Speakers


Please download the Schedule of the workshop.

Workshop Proceedings

The proceedings are published 5th volume 2007 of the PICs Series. Here you can download the Workshop Proceedings.

*** NEW *** Call for Papers in Special Issue *** NEW ***

As a follow up of the workshop we distributed a call for papers in a special issue on Analogies: Integrating Cognitive Abilities. It will be published in the jounal "Cognitive Systems Research" by Elsevier. For more information klick here.

Fotos of the Workshop

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Call for Papers

Anybody with an interest in the questions raised above is invited to submit a position paper as basis for discussions during the workshop. Extended abstracts of approximately 2000 words should be sent by email to Accepted papers will be published online in the "Publication Series of the Institute of Cognitive Science" (PICS, ISSN 1610-5389), a scientific series from the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, unless the authors instruct us otherwise. Authors will be notified whether their position papers have been selected for an additional short-presentation during the workshop.
Authors are invited to submit a full paper of their workshop submission to a post-workshop review process, leading to a journal special issue on future directions for analogical reasoning research.

Call for Paper Download

Workshop Description in the CogSci07 Proceedings


Angela Schwering, Ulf Krumnack, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Helmar Gust
Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück

Important Dates

Submission due: 29th May 2007 (Deadline Extended)
Acceptance Notification: 08st June 2007
Camera-ready Copies: 18th June 2007