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The First International Workshop on Kansei

This workshop focuses on Kansei which is the perceptual and cognitive ability to intuitively/deductively feel, comprehend, and appreciate the appearance of an object or scene, and consequently, the world around us.

The aim is to bring together scientists from various fields of research (Psychology, the Arts, Physiology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Musicology, Architectonics, Information Science, and so on).

All participants who wish to present their research are required to submit a short abstract by November 20, 2005. After peer review, accepted presenters will be invited to write an extended abstract for the Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Kansei. Every attendee is required to register via e-mail before December 31, 2005.

Date: February 2-3 (Thursday and Friday), 2006
(An oral session, poster session, banquet and invited talks are planned)

Place: LUNETTE -Satellite of User Science Institute, Kyushu University -
Address: 1-3-27, Ohashi, Minami ward, Fukuoka, 8128581, Japan

Topics of interest: Scientific research Kansei.

Invited speaker: Dr. Gert J. Van Tonder (Kyoto Institute of Technology)

Important Dates:

November 20, 2005
Deadline for submission of short abstracts and travel awards

November 31, 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection

December 31, 2005
Deadline for extended abstracts
Deadline for workshop Registration

February 2-3, 2006
The First International Workshop on Kansei

Travel awards:
Travel to Japan will be supported for some presenters.