The Many Faces of Relevance (Finnish Cultural Foundation Workshops in Science)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

We live in a tremendously complex world. The ability to filter through the irrelevant and focus on the relevant are essential skills to survive and compete in the modern society. Moreover, the ability to assess relevance is one of the factors that underlie the remarkable flexibility and impressive capability of the human mind.

This series of science workshops focuses on the problem of understanding and modeling relevance. The aim of the workshops is to outline the state of the research in various fields - including philsophy, psychology and computer science - to gain insights and bring together researchers with common interests. Moreover, the purpose is to open up new empirical and methodological avenues for research of relevance and to clarify its theoretical role in various scientific domains.
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/05/2018


  • Suomen Kulttuurirahasto: €62,637.79
  • Suomen Kulttuurirahasto: €37,362.21

Fields of Science

  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • Many Faces of Relevance WS3

    Otto Lappi (Chair of organizing committee)

    31 Jul 20172 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  • Callum Mole

    Otto Lappi (Host)

    19 Jan 20171 Feb 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  • Univ Leeds, University of Leeds

    Otto Lappi (Visiting researcher)

    19 Mar 201722 Mar 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution