Problem-solving, human creative cognition, spatial cognition and computational creativity are topics often treated separately, despite their major potential for synergies. The ProSocrates Symposium aims to investigate these synergies.


ProSocrates welcomes papers on one or more of the general topics of problem-solving, human creative cognition, spatial cognition and computational creativity. Both theoretical, computationally applied and empirical papers will be accepted. We especially welcome papers which aim to bring together some of these topics.

Topics are centered around but not limited to:

  • Creative cognition
  • Problem solving
  • Spatial cognition
  • Spatial problem solving
  • Computational creativity
  • Natural and artificial Cognitive systems
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Qualitative Spatial Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Image Schemas
  • Analogy
  • Concept blending
  • Visuospatial creativity
  • Insight and re-representation
  • Knowledge Representation for creativity and problem-solving
  • Evolutionary approaches, genetic algorithms


Two types of papers are welcome:
  • Full research papers up to 10 pages in LNCS format + references.
  • Poster abstract submissions - up to 5 pages in LNCS format (including references).
  • Late breaking papers - up to 6 pages in LNCS format + references.

Accepted papers will be published in Symposia proceedings as part of CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

The best papers will be invited to be submitted in extended form to a Special Issue of the Cognitive Systems Research Journal which is currently under negotiation.

Submission is open from January via easychair.

For any problems related to submission please contact Ana-Maria Olteteanu (email: amoodu at informatik dot uni-bremen dot de).

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts for full research papers - 1st of March 17th March, 2017.
  • Submission of full papers and poster abstracts - 1st of April 10th of April, 2017.
  • Notification of acceptance - 1st of May, 2017.
  • Late breaking papers - 1st of June, 2017
  • Camera ready version - 15th of June, 2017