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The 15th ESCoP Conference will be held in Marseille, France, from Wednesday the 29th of August to Saturday the 1st of September 2007. The conference will present scientific research within the field of Cognitive Psychology and related areas, following the now well-established tradition of previous ESCoP conferences. The conference will take place at the University of Provence just next to the main railway and bus station in Marseille (Saint-Charles). We advise all those who wish to attend this conference to book accommodation as soon as possible, since Marseille will be attracting a lot of visitors at that time due to the Rugby World Cup taking place in early September.
Marseille is located in the south of France, on the borders of the Mediterranean Sea. In late August – early September, the Mediterranean is blue (as always) and warm (as almost always). The weather will most likely be sunny, with daytime temperatures around 20-25° C, perfect for many non-academic activities (sightseeing in town, swimming, hiking, climbing, etc). Marseille is in Provence, the worldly renowned region of the French south. Besides its own interest, the city serves as an excellent base camp for visiting the area including beautiful towns (Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, Cassis, etc.), beautiful landscapes (Calanques, Verdon Gorges, Camargue, etc.), wonderful gastronomy, etc.
Preliminary information about travel and accommodation is available on the conference website (http://www.up.univ-mrs.fr/wlpc/escop07). A call for symposia was announced recently, and the website will soon be ready to receive the first submissions. We remind you that conveners of symposia must be full ESCoP members but participants in the symposium can be nonmembers as well as members. The deadline for submitting a proposal for a symposium is 31st January 2007. The deadline for regular submissions is 30th April 2007. Please note that payment of registration fees is required upon submission of a presentation (appropriate forms will be provided when submitting an abstract). We will not be able to accept a submission before registration fees have been paid. Registrations after the 30th of April will be charged an additional late fee, with a diminishing likelihood of obtaining a slot for an oral presentation.
We expect to keep the same format as for the Leiden conference, with 20 minute slots for each oral presentation (15 min presentation + 5 min), and depending on the number of attendees, up to 6 parallel sessions. In selecting oral presentations, preference will be given to full members of ESCoP (as presenting author), with additional constraints based on the number of presentations at this conference and at previous conferences. Poster sessions will of course be held every day. We have four equally illustrious invited speakers programmed for the conference. The speakers are: Claus Bundesen (University of Copenhagen) who will deliver the Broadbent Lecture, James McClelland (Stanford University), Mary Potter (MIT), and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam) winner of the Bertelson Award.
We hope to have all the ingredients for yet another exciting ESCoP conference, successfully combining the best of European cognitive psychology with the best of the European way of life.
Looking forward to seeing you in Marseille,
The local organizing committee
Xavier Alario, Loic Bonnier, Boris Burle, Stéphane Dufau, Jonathan Grainger, Niels Janssen, Stéphanie Lhuillier, Marie-France Pichevin