Conference Programme

Presentation Format

Please prepare your poster presentation considering the following size limitation: A0, 119cm (width) x 84cm (height), landscape orientation.

Oral presentations will be given 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions. 

Time and Location

LCICD 2018 will be held in The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) on Lancaster University’s south campus (campus map). Keynotes and paper/oral presentations will take place in the Biology Lecture Theatre. Poster presentations will take place in the Atrium area (which will be signposted).

The registration desk is aso located in the foyer area. The desk will be staffed between 8:30-9:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as well as during coffee breaks.

Social events

Conference dinner:

This year’s conference dinner will be hosted at The Sun Cafe Restaurant on September 5th. The conference dinner is not included in the registration fee.

Evening reception:

The reception will take place in the Atrium area at Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) located South of Campus. Canapés and drinks will be served. The reception is free for all delegates. 

Pre-conference Day

The pre-conference day will be held on September 4th and will include two workshops and a Lancaster Babylab Tour. In the morning Sam Wass from the University of East London will present a workshop entitled Granger-causality in time series data – applications in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. In the afternoon, Amy Bidgood from the University of Salford and Paula McLaughlin from the University of Liverpool will host a session, Using ELAN for the annotation of child speech and gesture.

This is an ideal opportunity for early career researchers and PhD students to gain an initial insight into frequently used methodologies. The pre-conference day will also include a tour of the Lancaster Babylab including a number of demonstrations from researchers currently working in the Infancy and Early Development Research Group.

Numbers will be limited so we recommend early booking for those wishing to attend.  Attendance at the pre-conference day will incur a small extra fee on top of the standard registration fee. 

The pre-conference day will also be held in the Lancaster Environment Centre – Biology Lecture Theatre. The Building is located on South Campus in the LEC building (campus map)

9.30 – 11.00                      
Sam Wass (Part 1): Why Granger-causality, and what can I use it for? Illustrating a range of potential applications within developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee/Tea Break
11.30 – 13.00
Sam Wass (Part 2): The uses of Granger-causality techniques in developmental EEG. Discussing theoretical and practical issues involved in looking at stimulus-brain synchronisation, and inter-personal neural synchronisation.
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.00
Babylab Tour 
15.00 – 17.00
Amy Bidgood (Part 1): Coding gesture data in ELAN. Paula McLaughlin (Part 2): Getting started on speech annotation using community-based templates