There will be no VISCA for 2022.
See you in 2023.
Virtual International Symposium on Cognitive Architecture (VISCA 2021)
June 8-11, 2021: 10/11am-1:30pm EDT
Hosted by the Soar Research Group, University of Michigan
John Laird (firstname.lastname@example.org): Organizer
Zoom link for joining: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98492783670
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.
All talks will be 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions taken from the chat. We will not have questions during your talk. Following the talk presentations there will be a panel led by the session chair, which will allow for additional questions. We will try to stay on schedule – we will not skip ahead if there are problems with one of the talks. All talks will be 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions taken from the chat. We will not have questions during a talk. Following the talk presentations there will be a panel led by the session chair, which will allow for additional questions. We will try to stay on schedule – we will not skip ahead if there are problems with one of the talks.
We will use Zoom Webinar (https://umich.zoom.us/j/98492783670) for the presentations. Email email@example.com if you have questions.
Speakers and Talks
June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm EDT: Greg Trafton Session Chair
AI and Robotic Cognitive Architectures
|10:00am||Kristinn R. Thorisson||Reykjavik University||Practical Seed-Programmed Autonomous General Cumulative Learning||Video||Slides|
|10:30am||Antonio Chella||University of Palermo||The Inner Speech of a Cognitive Architecture||Video||Slides|
|11:00am||Michael Cox||Wright State University||Cognition’s interface to the world and to metacognition in MIDCA||Video||Slides|
|11:30am||Michael Beetz||University of Bremen||Embodied Intelligent Agents||Video||Slides|
|12:00pm||Antonio Lieto||University of Turin||Functional and Structural Models of Commonsense Reasoning in Cognitive Architectures||Video||Slides|
June 9, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Andrea Stocco Session Chair
Neuro-Cognitive Architectures, Brain Structure, …
|11:00am||Matt Botvinick||Deep Mind||The compositional turn in deep learning||Video||Slides|
|11:30am||Randy O’Reilly||UC Davis||The central role of the parietal lobe in the neural cognitive architecture||Video||Slides|
|12:00pm||Olaf Sporns||Indiana University||Brain Networks: Structural and Dynamic Substrates of Cognitive Architectures?||Video||Slides|
|12:30pm||Lucina Uddin||University of Miami||Brain dynamics and flexible behaviors||Video||Slides|
June 10, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Christian Lebiere Session Chair
|11:00am||Rick Lewis & Andrew Howes||University of Michigan & University of Birmingham||The Role of Reinforcement Learning in Cognitive Architecture Research||Video|
|11:30am||John K. Tsotsos||York University||The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Attentional Control for Visuospatial Behavior||Video||Slides|
|12:00pm||Sean Kugele||University of Memphis||A theory-driven, incremental approach to constructing minds||Video||Slides|
|12:30pm||Chris Dancy||Bucknell University||From the physiological to the social: Thinking about the human in human-AI interaction||Video||Slides|
June 11, 11:00am-1:30pm EDT: Robert West Session Chair
Common Model / Theory
|11:00am||Marcin Miłkowski||Polish Academy of Sciences||Cognitive Architectures and the Unity of Cognitive Science||Video||Slides|
|11:30am||Paul Rosenbloom||University of Southern California||A Framework for Mapping the Technological Underpinnings of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modeling, and Integrated Systems and Models||Video||Slides|
|12:00pm||John Laird||University of Michigan||A Formal Analysis of Two Common Model Cognitive Architectures: Act-R and Soar.||Video||Slides|