Submissions open: February 1, 2015
Submissions closed (extended deadline): March 12, 2015
Notifications of decision sent: May 1, 2015
Accepted submissions due in final form: June 5, 2015


Extended deadline: Submissions close on the 12th of March 2015.


All submissions must be made via the conference program website.

All deadline times are UTC-11 by midnight. If a submission is made when it is still the deadline date at any location in the world, the submission will be considered for inclusion in the program.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the submission must both pre-register and attend the conference in order for the submission to appear in the meeting program and in the conference proceedings.

Submitted research papers may be no more than six pages long, using the two-column format described in the “Submission Formats” section, below. All paper submissions will be evaluated by peer reviewers who make acceptance recommendations to the Program Committee. The final decision of acceptance is made by the Program Co-Chairs. If a paper is accepted, it will appear in full in the Proceedings. Accepted papers may be presented at the conference as either talks or posters as decided by Program Co-Chairs. These decisions are made on the basis of assessments by reviewers and issues of program balance.

The twenty papers receiving the best reviews by the Program Committee will be invited for possible publication in the Journal of Cognitive Science.

In addition, the organizers of the highest rated symposia will be invited to edit special issues of the Journal of Cognitive Science on their symposium topics.


Submission Formats

All submissions must be made electronically as PDF files. These files are to be uploaded to the conference program website:

All PDF submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format:

“firstauthorname_submissiondate.pdf” (e.g., “smith_1_28.pdf” for a submission made on January 28th). If there are any special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc.), these must be included with the submission (i.e., embedded in the PDF file).

Authors are strongly encouraged to use provided document templates for their PDF submissions. Template files for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available, below. Please do not edit the margin sizes or font settings specified in these template files:


  • Microsoft Word Zip (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a PDF of the sample file)
  • LaTeX Zip (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .PDF of the sample file)