Francine DolinsBehavioral Primatology Animal Spatial Cognition
Although science is often communicated by means of the spoken word or written text, the evocative value of a well-designed visualization cannot be understated. At SEMF we believe in the explanatory power of the visual medium as well as the synergy between artistic exploration and fundamental research.
*The schedule should show your timezone automatically. “D+1” (if shown) indicates the hours shown are on the next calendar day. In case there are any render issues with the timetable, these are the UTC times: Monday 14:30 - 15:00 Opening 15:00 - 17:00 Gardenfors 17:30 - 19:30 Tversky Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Levin 17:30 - 19:30 Dillon Wednesday 12:30 - 14:30 Beynon 15:00 - 17:00 Balasubramanian 17:30 - 19:30 Dolins Thursday 13:30 - 14:30 Visualizations 15:00 - 17:00 Tymoczko 17:30 - 19:30 Overmann + Wynn Friday 12:30 - 14:30 Schich 15:00 - 17:00 Cohn
Plenary sessions are allocated 2-hour slots during the days of the main event. Plenary speakers are given some freedom on how to manage their session. Generally, there will be a talk followed by a moderated discussion among the attendees. It is perfectly acceptable to finish a plenary session early and not exhaust the allocated 2 hours. Visualization sessions are allocated 1-hour slots earlier in the days of the main events for short presentations by artists and designers who are displaying their work in the Spacious Spatiality Gallery. All attendees are welcome to join and there will be time for informal discussion following the short presentations. Social breaks are allocated 30-minute slots. A virtual social space will be provided during the breaks for those willing to mingle and network informally with other participants. Tabarca is a small Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain where SEMF is planning a programme of scientific retreats. The social space (a Gather.Town room) is a virtual replica of the Tabarca island. Social breaks are allocated 30-minute slots. A virtual social space will be provided during the breaks for those willing to mingle and network informally with other participants. Tabarca
The event will be livestreamed on the SEMF YouTube Channel. Those wishing to attend the online meetings and take part actively during the plenary sessions must complete a short online form by clicking the button below. Places in the online meetings are limited to ensure discussions after the talks run smoothly. All the information about the event logistics, including links to the virtual meetings, will be communicated via email to participants. Registration open until 20 May.Attend
One of the great challenges faced when attempting genuine interdisciplinary discourse is to break the barriers imposed by technical conventions and specialized jargon. Here is an interactive glossary of terms, taken mostly from the abstracts and materials provided by the plenary speakers, to aid in focusing the conversation on the conceptual core of the questions across disciplines:
On May 30 - June 3 a small-scale workshop will take place. The workshop will involve a small number of participants who will have the opportunity to share their research and ideas with peers coming from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Although all are welcome to apply, priority will be given to young researchers. Applicants will be selected based on the organizers' judgement on potential synergies and collaborations across scientific disciplines. The aim of this workshop is to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where scientific ideas can develop organically. A schedule will be arranged so that each participant will have the opportunity to present a short talk on a topic related to some of the proposed questions (both original research and reviews of existing literature are welcome) with plenty of time for discussion and joint work in breakout groups. This event will be hosted online with a combination of Zoom meetings and a Gather.Town social space. Applications welcome until May 27.Apply
The main event will consist of a series of plenary talks by invited speakers followed by moderated discussion sessions.
A social meeting space on Gather.Town will be available for informal discussion during breaks. Participants will be able to use it at their leisure during the event.
This event will be hosted online. Details will be sent by email to registered participants. The plenary sessions and discussions will be livestreamed on YouTube
The main event will be followed by a three-day workshop where young researchers will have the opportunity to engage in a friendly collaborative environment.
The aim of this event is to foster scientific cross-pollination by bringing together researchers from diverse areas of expertise.