• Keynotes
    Natalie Sebanz (Central European University Budapest)
    Harvey Whitehouse (University of Oxford)
    Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne/Caltech)
    Sally Andrews (University of Sydney)
    Richard Menary (Macquarie University)

    Call for papers/posters
    Please submit abstracts to ASCS14@monash.edu with subject line reading ‘ASCS abstract submission’. Abstract guidelines: Full contact details, all authors, 3 keywords, discipline (neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, philosophy etc.), indicate poster/talk preference, indicate if poster acceptance is ok if talk is preferred but not accepted, max. 200 word abstract. Deadline:  September 15th 2014 The revised deadline is October 15th 2014.

    The call for papers has closed, however we will accept poster submissions until the week before the conference, Monday 1st of December. Posters accepted from now onwards will not appear in the program.

    Call for symposia
    Please submit proposals for symposia to ASCS14@monash.edu with subject line reading ‘ASCS symposium submission’. Symposium proposal guidelines: Full contact details of main symposium proposer, names of 3 proposed speakers , 3 keywords, max. 200 word general description and motivation for symposium topic, max. 200 word abstract for each speaker. Proposals should seek to have speakers that are not from the same lab/department/university/discipline. Deadline September 15th 2014 The revised deadline is October 15th 2014. There will be a limited number of symposia. There will also be a possibility of more informal themed streams in the concurrent sessions, please indicate if this is preferred. Multiple submissions: each person can only give one talk, please don’t submit multiple talks (submissions with multiple authors will be assessed on a case by case basis). Persons giving a talk will only have first-authored posters accepted if space permits (non-first-authored posters are permitted).

    Registration
    Full price registration: Due to various delays we are going to hold the early bird registration prices until the day of the conference. Full time staff $375, students $175.
    Early Bird registration deadline October 1st 2014 The revised deadline is October 31st 2014:  full time staff $375, students $175.
    Full price registration deadline after October 31st 2014: full time staff $425 staff and students $200.

    Registration covers 3 days of conference, lunch every day, coffee/tea/refreshment twice a day, drinks/nibbles at welcome reception/poster session.
    **Click here to register**
    Steps for registration
    · · Select Registration option (‘full’ or ‘student’)
    · · Select Conference dinner option (view your cart to change the number of tickets, if you wish to register accompanying dinner guests).
    Receipt: The receipt is produced automatically when your transaction is successful. You will need to print your receipt at this stage as you cannot do it later.

    Conference dinner
    Tuesday 9th December. $100 for staff, $80 for students. This price includes a three course dinner with beverages. Venue: The Alto Room at the Langham Hotel, Southbank. Registration for the conference dinner happens at the main registration page. Multiple dinner tickets can be ordered. For dietary requirements, please email the organisers at ASCS@monash.edu, subject heading “Dietary requirements”.

    Venue
    The venue is Monash University, Caulfield Campus. This is easily accessible from the City via train (Pakenham/Dandenong line, Frankston line).

    Presentation Details
    Talks:
    Talks will be 15 minutes in duration with 5 minutes for question time.
    Symposia: Symposia will be 90 minutes in duration with three speakers, except for the CIBF symposia which will be 2 hours in duration with four speakers.
    Posters: Posters should be sized up to A0 (~120 x 84 cm) and they can be either portrait or landscape format.

    Accommodation
    There are numerous hotels in Melbourne suiting all budgets, accessible through the usual hotel websites. The conference venue is at Caulfield Campus, which is on the train line from the city. We recommend staying in the city as there are not many hotels near the conference venue. The conference dinner is at the Langham hotel, Southbank in the city, within walking distance or easy tram ride from most other city hotels.

    Program
    The event will begin Monday morning 10AM December 8th. Poster session and welcome drinks Monday night. Conference dinner Tuesday 9th December. The conference will end 6PM Wednesday 10th December. Detailed program TBA.


    Postgraduate travel awards
    Min. 4 awards of $300 each. Please indicate in your submission if you seek this and justify that your home institution is not covering costs. Winners to be determined on a needs basis.

    Advisory committee
    Jeroen van Boxtel (Monash), Bryan Paton (Monash), Monima Chadha (Monash), Peter Enticott (Deakin/Monash), Jakob Hohwy (Monash), John Michael (Copenhagen/Budapest), John Sutton (Macquarie), Michael Breakspear (Queensland Institute of Medical Research), Colin Klein (Macquarie), Olivia Carter (Melbourne), George van Doorn (Federation), Gary Egan (Monash), Jennifer Windt (Mainz/Monash).

    Local organizing committee
    Jakob Hohwy, Bryan Paton, Colin Palmer, Ryoji Sato, George van Doorn.

    Main organisers
    Jakob Hohwy & Bryan Paton; inquiries to ASCS14@monash.edu


    Associated events in Melbourne
    The Australasian Society for Autism Research has its meeting December 6-7th at Latrobe University in Melbourne. See here for details.

    The Neuroethics Down Under 2014 Symposium, entitled:  Neuroscience and Society in the 21st Century is a being held on December 10-11th. There will be a plennary talk on Wednesday 10th starting at 6pm with a full day program on Thursday. See here for more details.

    [The 2009 conference was held at Macquarie University: Program | Proceedings]

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