CFP: Metacognition: new developments and challenges  

Submission deadline: March 6, 2020

The Metacognition of Concepts project is inviting submissions for talks or posters on the topic of metacognition for a conference in London on May 12-13, 2020 (Update: Postponed).

In recent years the scope of metacognition has expanded. Metacognitive processes seem to be involved in practically all cognitive faculties: perception, action, memory, learning, decision making, and conceptual thought are some examples. It encompasses many cases where metacognition operates without the person engaging in deliberate monitoring or control. Evidence for metacognition also extends to pre-verbal infants and non-human animals. But are there fundamentally different types of metacognition involved in different cases? And how should we capture the distinction: procedural vs. analytic, experience-based vs. information-based, implicit vs. explicit, core vs. late-developing, or some other way?

Organizers: Joulia Smortchkova (Oxford/IP London) and Nicholas Shea (Oxford/IP London)

Invited Speakers:

  • Ophélia Deroy (Munich) 
  • Steve Fleming (UCL) 
  • Louise Goupil (IRCAM)  
  • John Morrison (Columbia) 
  • Josef Perner (Salzburg) 
  • Joëlle Proust (CNRS) 
  • Alex Rosati (Michigan

Guidelines for submission

Scholars from philosophy and the cognitive sciences are invited to submit an abstract which will be considered for either a poster or a short talk (15 to 20 minutes) on any topic related to metacognition. Please send your submissions to Emily Gardner and indicate in the body of the email your name and affiliation.

Submission documents should be prepared for anonymous review and attached as a Word document to the email. The anonymized document should contain:

  • the title of the presentation
  • the abstract (1000 words max), which outlines the main argument or the main empirical contribution within the field of metacognition  
  • whether you have a preference for a talk or a poster presentation 

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: March 6, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2020
  • Conference dates: May 12-13, 2020


Details of how to register for the conference will be published at a later date. Registration will be free for those presenting. A small number of those selected to present may be offered travel and accommodation expenses.

For enquires about the conference please get in touch with Joulia Smortchkova

Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No. 681422. For further information about the ‘Metacognition of Concepts’ project, see the project’s  website:

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