Virtual International Symposium on Cognitive Architecture (VISCA 2021)
June 8-11, 2021: 10/11am-1:30pm EDT
John Laird (email@example.com): Organizer
Over the last forty years, there has been continual research in cognitive architecture – the computational substructure underlying cognition. VISCA is an attempt to bring together leaders in the field to share their current research across the breadth of cognitive architecture, including research on modeling human behavior, neural-cognitive architectures, functional capabilities of cognitive architectures, components of cognitive architectures, and applications. Our goal is to enable anyone in the world to participate. Please share this webpage with colleagues and friends who might be interested.
There are no registration fees or other costs. All that we ask is that you register so we can provide you access to the symposium and the materials we collect. The symposium will be a live event, June 8-11, with the exact times varying each day, but always between 10am-1:30pm EDT. Each day will consist of a series of 30 minute talks followed by a 30 minute moderated discussion session. Videos of the presentations will be available after the symposium.
We will use Zoom Webinar for the presentations. An email will be sent to all registrants with details of how to participate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
For those interested in the Soar cognitive architecture, the Soar Workshop will be held June 14.
Speakers and Talks
No ordering of speakers within sessions just yet: Currently alphabetical. Talk titles are tentative.
June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm EDT: Greg Trafton Session Chair
AI and Robotic Cognitive Architectures
|Michael Beetz||University of Bremen||Embodied Intelligent Agents|
|Antonio Chella||University of Palermo||The Inner Speech of a Cognitive Architecture|
|Michael Cox||Wright State University||Cognition’s interface to the world and to metacognition in MIDCA|
|Antonio Lieto||University of Turin||Functional and Structural Models of Commonsense Reasoning in Cognitive Architectures|
|Kristinn R. Thorisson||Reykjavik University||Practical Seed-Programmed Autonomous General Cumulative Learning|
June 9, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Andrea Stocco Session Chair
Neuro-Cognitive Architectures, Brain Structure, …
|Matt Botvinick||Deep Mind||The compositional turn in deep learning|
|Randy O’Reilly||UC Davis||The central role of the parietal lobe in the neural cognitive architecture|
|Olaf Sporns||Indiana University||Brain Networks: Structural and Dynamic Substrates of Cognitive Architectures?|
|Lucina Uddin||University of Miami||Brain dynamics and flexible behaviors|
June 10, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Christian Lebiere Session Chair
|Chris Dancy||Bucknell University||From the physiological to the social: Thinking about the human in human-AI interaction|
|Sean Kugele||University of Memphis||A theory-driven, incremental approach to constructing minds using LIDA|
|Rick Lewis & Andrew Howes||University of Michigan & University of Birmingham||The Role of Reinforcement Learning in Cognitive Architecture Research|
|John K. Tsotsos||York University||The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Attentional Control for Visuospatial Behavior|
June 11, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Robert West Session Chair
Common Model / Theory
|John Laird||University of Michigan||Formalism for CMC architectures|
|Marcin Miłkowski||Polish Academy of Sciences||Cognitive Architectures and the Unity of Cognitive Science|
|Paul Rosenbloom||University of Southern California||A Framework for Mapping the Technological Underpinnings of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modeling, and Integrated Systems and Models|