SweCog 2017 Conference

Warmly welcome to the fourth SweCog national conference.

The aim of SweCog is to support networking among researchers in Sweden, with the goal of creating a strong interdisciplinary cluster of cognitive science oriented research.

This year's conference will be held in Uppsala, October 26 and 27, 2017.

Conference registration (including lunch and refreshments) is free for all SweCog members. Accommodation, dinner, and travel to and from the conference are, however, not covered by SweCog. For those participating in the joint RiPaC symposium (more info below), there will be a dinner bridging the two events on the Friday, 27, free of charge.

Joint Event

In connection to SweCog 2017, there will also be a one-day symposium on the topic of Rationality in Perception and Cognition (RiPaC) on Saturday October 28, organised by Ronald van den Berg and Peter Juslin at the Department of Psychology.

Rationality in Perception and Cognition (RiPaC)
Whether humans are rational decision makers is a central question in research on both perception and higher-level cognition. Surprisingly, the two fields have delivered seemingly contradictory answers: while humans are generally found to perform near-optimally on perceptual inference tasks, the cognitive sciences have reported many cases in which inferences seem instead to be governed by suboptimal heuristics and biases.

This one-day symposium will bring together researchers from both fields to discuss recent progress in research on rationality. Speakers are encouraged to make a link between their work and questions related to the "perception-cognition gap": does it reflect an intrinsic difference in human inference mechanisms or could it be ascribed to, for example, differences in empirical paradigms or definitions of rationality?

The symposium will be held on Sat 28 October 2017 (9am-5pm) at Blåsenhus in Uppsala and is a satellite meeting to the SweCog conference that will be held on 26-27 October. Registration for the symposium is free.

We are happy to announce the following invited speakers:
Prof. John Flach (Wright State University)
Prof. Ulrike Hahn (Birckbeck, University of London)
Prof. Christopher Summerfield (Oxford University)

For more information, please contact Ronald van den Berg ().

Invited Speakers

We are happy to announce the following four inveted speakers for the conference and symposium:

A detailed schedule will be provided on this page at a later date.

Call for Extended Abstracts

We invite submissions of extended abstracts covering all areas of cognitive science. Accepted manuscripts will be included in the SweCog conference proceedings and presented, verbally or as a poster, at the SweCog 2017 conference. Submissions describing on-going work are especially welcome.

Submissions should be written using our abstract template, covering 1 to 3 pages including images and references. The author can indicate desired presentation form (verbal or poster) at submission time.

All submissions will be subject to a single-blinded review primarily focused on providing constructive feedback to the author. Based on reviews, the editors will select the best papers for verbal presentation at the conference. Submissions covering significantly less than one page will not be accepted.

Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format. Authors can either submit at registration time or later (by logging in to the member page).

Posters are not to be submitted, please print yourself and bring to the conference.

Important Dates

2017-09-04 Submission deadline for extended abstracts
2017-09-18 Response to reviewed manuscripts
2017-09-25 Submission of camera-ready abstracts


SweCog Conference
If you are a member of the SweCog society, then please log in to register with the conference. Otherwise, please visit our registration page to become a member and to register your participation in the conference.

RiPaC Symposium
To sign up for the symposium, please fill in this Google form.


The SweCog 2017 conference is sponsored by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University (www.teknat.uu.se).

Location: SweCog Conference

Department of Information Technology
Lägerhyddsvägen 2, Uppsala

Location: RiPaC Symposium

Department of Psychology
Campus Blåsenhus
von Kraemers allé 1A, Uppsala


SweCog Conference Organisers
Anders Jansson,
Anton Axelsson,

RiPaC Symposium Organiser
Ronald van den Berg,

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