Texas A&M Hosts Reception for International Conference at IU Patio Garden

Texas music, Texas beer and locally crafted pizza were on hand to welcome international visitors to downtown Bryan and the Innovation Underground during the 2012 International Conference on Design, Computing and Cognition. The group of international travelers gathered in the IU’s patio garden to meet colleagues from across the globe representing a variety of disciplines all with a shared interest in design aspects of artificial intelligence and cognitive science.

According to Texas A&M’s website, Design Computing and Cognition is a biannual conference series that provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge design research with a focus on artificial intelligence, cognitive science and computational theories in design. The conference proceedings form a continuing archive of design computing and cognition research. DCC is one of the few high-profile and highly respected international interdisciplinary conferences. Most conferences are dedicated to a topic that interests only a single discipline. DCC is different in that the audience, talks, and presenters are from a variety of disciplines, all circling around a central theme.

DDC’12 was chaired by Dr. John S. Gero, a research professor in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, the Volgenau School of Engineering, and the Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University. Dr. Tracy Hammond was the Texas A&M local chair of the event. She is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the director of the Sketch Recognition Lab.

Previously, the conference was held at MIT, the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands (DCC’06), the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart in Germany (DCC’10).