ICIS Pre-Conference

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Overview
We are pleased to announce a pre-conference in Action Development: Theory and Methods, which is coinciding with ICIS 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The field of developmental action research, with its associated methodological innovations, is rapidly growing. The primary objective of this pre-conference is to promote the exchange of research advances relating to action comprehension and action execution during infancy and toddlerhood. In addition, our goal is to discuss how new technologies and methodological improvements enrich our understanding of action processing in development.

Program
Professor Claes von Hofsten from Uppsala University and Professor Dare Baldwin from the University of Oregon will give keynote talks on important current topics in the field of action research in infancy. Professor Vasu Reddy from University of Portsmouth will give a keynote talk on dealing with mutualities of action in early infancy which will be followed by a round-table discussion on methodological innovation. The aim of this session is to provide a platform for scientists to communicate directly with industry representatives about current requirements and restraints that impact the development of the field. This will be a novel opportunity for both researchers and engineers to exchange information for mutual benefit. Our conference will end with a panel discussion organized by Tobii Technology AB led by experts in eye-tracking technology and a poster session.

We invite researchers to submit abstracts for a poster session to be held at the close of the preconference day, of which three abstracts will be nominated to extend to a 20 minute short talk.

Timetable
08.30 – 09.00 - Registration
09.00 – 09.10 - Welcome
09.10 – 10.00 - First keynote – Claes von Hofsten
10.00 – 10.20 - Coffee break
10.20 – 11.30 - Three 20-minute talks in a themed session
11.30 – 12:00 - Second keynote - Vasu Reddy
12:00 - 12:40 - Methods round-table
12.40 – 13.30 - Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 - Third keynote - Dare Baldwin
14.30 – 15.00 - Coffee break
15.00 – 17.00 - Tobii Panel Discussion: Improving the quality of eye tracking in infants and children studies. 
17.00 – 18.30 - Poster session

Location
Maritim Hotel
Stauffenbergstrasse 26
Berlin, Germany

Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is closed.

Registration
Registration is open. Click here to register.
Registration fees will be 70€ and are inclusive of two coffee breaks with snacks and a lunch buffet.
For any inquiries regarding registration please contact registration@eu-act.org.

Key Deadlines:
Abstract submission opens - 01 December 2013
Abstract submission deadline - 05 May 2014
Authors to be notified - 09 May 2014
Registration deadline - 10 June 2014

All authors of abstracts should now have been notified about the committee's decision. If you have not received an email, please contact us.

For further questions, please contact contact@eu-act.org. To find out more about our ACT Network, please explore our website.

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