Virtual International Symposium on Cognitive Architecture (VISCA 2020)
June 4-5, 2020: 10am-6pm EDT
Hosted by the Soar Research Group, University of Michigan
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 4-5, 10am-6pm EDT both days, with limited questions following each presentation (and some short breaks). We plan to capture the lectures and make them available after the symposium.
A schedule will be out soon with talk titles and times. Currently we plan to use Zoom Webinar for the presentations. We will provide more details, including a schedule, in the days to come, and update this page as the details become available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
For those interested in the Soar cognitive architecture, the Soar Workshop will be held June 3.
Speakers and Talks
|Speaker||Home Institution||Talk Title|
|John Anderson||Carnegie Mellon University||Learning to Play Video Games without Instruction|
|Paul Bello||Naval Research Labs||Recent Progress on Intentions and Intentional Action in the ARCADIA Cognitive System|
|Dongkyu Choi||A*STAR, Singapore||An Integrative Approach to Collaborative Intelligence|
|Chris Eliasmith||University of Waterloo||Spaun 2.0: Sometimes bigger is better|
|Ken Forbus||Northwestern University||Analogy versus Rules in Cognitive Architecture|
|Laura Hiatt||Naval Research Labs||Using Cognitive Models to Train Big Data Models with Small Data|
|David Kieras||University of Michigan||Why Newell was Right: Constructing Explanatory Models for Visual Search|
|John Laird||University of Michigan||Introduction to Cognitive Architecture|
|Pat Langley||Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise||Continuous Planning and Adaptive Control in the PUG Architecture|
|Christian Lebiere||Carnegie Mellon University||Optimizing Interaction Using Personalized Models of Decision Making|
|Chris Myers||Air Force Research Labs||The Problem(s) with Synthetic Teammates|
|Shiwali Mohan||PARC||Exploring the Role of Common Model of Cognition in Designing Adaptive Coaching Interactions for Health Behavior Change|
|Frank Ritter||Penn State University||Extending ACT-R with JSegMan to Perform a Long Task with Implications for Perception, Motor Output, Fatigue, and Motivation|
|Terry Stewart||University of Waterloo||Using Neural Representations of Time and Space within a Cognitive Architecture|
|Andrea Stocco||University of Washington||Exploring Cognitive Architectures in the Era of Large Brain Data|
|Ron Sun & Can Mekik||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Recent Work on Clarion|
|Niels Taatgen||University of Groningen||Understanding Intelligence with a Multi-layer Cognitive Architecture|
|Greg Trafton||Naval Research Labs||Matching Cognitive Models to Individuals: A Different Approach|
|Volkan Ustun||University of Southern California||The Sigma Cognitive Architecture and System|
|Matthew Versaggi||Optum||How UHG/Optum Technology is Gearing Up to use Cognitive Technology in Healthcare|