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Conceptual Spaces at Work 2024


Dates: 17-18 June 2024 
Venue:  Schloss Mickeln, Düsseldorf, Germany

This workshop explores the applications of the Conceptual Spaces framework, which considers conceptual content to be structured geometrically. We will engage with this influential approach through a series of invited speaker sessions being held over two days. The workshop aims to provide a representative picture of the state of the art in this cutting-edge branch of cognitive science. The speakers are international experts from various fields — including philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and computer science — where the approach has gained popularity.

Researchers and students from philosophy, cognitive science, and related disciplines are welcome to join the talks and Q&A sessions.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register by emailing Maria Sekatskaya at maria.sekatskaya@hhu.de by June 15. The workshop will take place in person, with a possibility of hybrid participation online. Space is limited; therefore, we encourage you to contact us soon. There is no form to fill out; please send your name, affiliation, and research interests. To request the Zoom link for online participation, please also indicate this in your email.


  • Peter Brössel (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) 
  • Leyla Roksan Caglar (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Jean-Louis Dessalles (Télécom Paris, France)
  • Igor Douven (IHPST, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France)
  • Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Eline Kuipers (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
  • Matías Osta-Vélez (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Paula Quinon (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Sebastian Scholz (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Gerhard Schurz  (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Maria Sekatskaya (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Corina Strößner (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
  • Gottfried Vosgerau (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Organizing Team

Matías Osta-Vélez, Sebastian Scholz and Maria Sekatskaya
(Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf).
Funding: DFG Research Project "Parameterized Frames and Conceptual Spaces".


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