ProSocrates’17 – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

2nd Symposium on Problem-solving, Creativity and Spatial Reasoning in Cognitive Systems


prosocrateshwk-logoProblem-solving, human creative cognition, spatial cognition and computational creativity are topics often treated separately, despite their major potential for
synergies. The ProSocrates Symposium aims to investigate these synergies. The 2nd Edition of the Problem-solving, Creativity and Spatial Reasoning Symposium will take place on 20-21 July 2017 at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (@HWK_IAS) in  Delmenhorst, Germany.


ProSocrates welcomes papers on one or more of the general topics of problem-solving (specially spatial problem solving), human creative cognition, spatial cognition and computational creativity. Theoretical, computationally applied and empirical papers will be accepted for review. We especially welcome papers which aim to bring together some of these topics.

Topics are centered around but not limited to:

  • Spatial cognition
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • General and Spatial problem solving
  • Natural and artificial Cognitive systems
  • Knowledge Representation for problem-solving
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning and Education
  • Systems for enhancing human spatial reasoning and/or creativity
  • Creative Cognition
  • Computational Creativity
  • Concept blending
  • Visuospatial creativity
  • Insight and re-representation
  • Evolutionary approaches, genetic algorithms
  • Image Schemas
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Analogy
  • Cognitive Recommender Systems

Invited Talks

Ken Forbus, Northwestern University
Marco Schorlemmer, IIIA-CSIC Spain
Bipin Indurkhya, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Lledó Museros, University Jaume I
Andrew Lovett, Northwestern University
Tarek Besold, Universitat Bremen


Two types of papers are welcome:

  • Full research papers – up to 10 pages in LNCS format + references
  • Poster submissions – up to 5 pages in LNCS format.
  • Late Breaking papers – up to 6 pages in LNCS format + references

Accepted papers will be published in Symposia proceedings as part of CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

A Special Issue for best extended papers is currently under negotiation.

Submission via easychair:

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts –1 March 2017  24 April 2017
  • Submission of full papers – 1 April 2017  24 April 2017
  • Submission of poster abstracts – 1 April 2017 10 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance – 15 May 2017
  • Late Breaking papers – 1 June 2017
  • Camera ready version – 15 June, 2017

Symposium Chairs

  • Ana-Maria Olteteanu, University of Bremen
  • Zoe Falomir, University of Bremen

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dorothe Poggel, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study.

Confirmed Programme Committee

  • Agnese Augello, Italian National Research Council, Rome
  • Thomas Barkowsky, Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, University of Bremen
  • Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra
  • Manfred Eppe, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christian Freksa, Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, University of Bremen
  • Liane Gabora, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
  • Sascha Griffiths, University of Hamburg
  • Richard Hass, Philadelphia University
  • Anna Jordanous, University of Kent
  • Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck
  • Antonio Lieto, University of Torino
  • Alison Pease, University of Dundee
  • Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona
  • Francisco Javier Ruiz, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • Thora Tenbrink, Bangor University
  • Geraint Wiggins, Queen Mary University of London
  • Jordi Sabater, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona
  • Ernest Davis, New York University, USA