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20 - 21 January 2022, The Sixth Image Schema Day Workshop, Joenkoeping, Sweden

Date: 20 - 21 January 2022
Location: Joenkoeping, Sweden
Deadline: Friday 10 December 2021

In broad terms, image schemas are spatiotemporal relationships between objects and agents that are learned in early infancy such as containment, support and linkage. These relationships are hypothesised to construct the information skeleton found in object affordances, linguistic and artistic metaphors, the conceptualisation of event segmentation and analogical reasoning. Traditionally studied in cognitive linguistics, these abstract patterns gained increased interest to solve some of the semantic grounding issues in AI and cognitive robotics, but are also a familiar sight in interaction design, art and literary analysis, developmental psychology, and gesture interpretation, to name but a few.

To offer a platform to discuss this topic across the disciplines, the workshop The Image Schema Day was born in 2015, and so far, it gathered researchers on five different occasions. The workshop is primarily a networking event that invites researchers on image schemas and related notions from a broad range of scientific disciplines to present their research and discuss ideas for future projects. After two years of hibernation, we are happy to announce that the Image Schema Day (ISD6) is returning in its sixth reincarnation: at a new venue, with new research, but with the same purpose. Unlike many other workshops focused on different topics in one discipline or using one methodology, the ISD6 invites researchers from all disciplines and methodologies but focuses on one topic.

The workshop accepts three forms of submissions: Abstracts for presentation (2 pages), Extended abstracts (at least 5 pages) of either preliminary work and ideas or summaries of previously published articles, and Research papers (5-10 pages) discussing novel research not published (or under review) at another venue.

Topics of interests with (the broadest of interpretation of) an image-schematic focus include, but are not limited to conceptual metaphors, affordances, spatiotemporal reasoning, force dynamics, conceptual modelling, embodied and spatial cognition, general artificial intelligence, commonsense reasoning, analogical reasoning, cognitive robotics, interface design, art and literature analysis.

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