Virtual International Symposium on Cognitive Architecture (VISCA 2020)
June 4-5, 2020: 10am-5:30pm EDT
John Laird (email@example.com): Organizer
VISCA-2020 is a wrap! We had 375 registrants from around the world and >160 people online at once.
Thanks to all of the speakers. Great talks!!!
Videos of talks are available below – attached to the titles of the talks.
Thanks to the gods of Zoom (and the University of Michigan for having a license). One or two small glitches, but this would have not been possible even a year ago.
Thanks to my students for helping organize and run the symposia.
We will repeat next year VISCA-2021: May/June 2021. It will still be invited virtual talks, but with some twists to make it more interactive with more discussion.
Original Call: 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-5:30pm 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.
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 was held June 3, and for those interested in broader questions of Cognitive Systems, the Advances in Cognitive Systems Conference will be held on August 10th-12th.
Speakers and Talks
Author information and a video of the talk are available via the links associated with talk titles.
Variations in Cognitive Architectures
|Ken Forbus||Northwestern University||Analogy versus Rules in Cognitive Architecture|
|Ron Sun & Can Mekik||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Clarion and Raven’s Matrices|
|Volkan Ustun & Paul Rosenbloom||University of Southern California||The Sigma Cognitive Architecture and System|
|Paul Bello||Naval Research Labs||Recent Progress on Intentions and Intentional Action in the ARCADIA Cognitive System|
|Pat Langley||Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise||Continuous Planning and Adaptive Control in the PUG Architecture|
|Dongkyu Choi||A*STAR, Singapore||An Integrative Approach to Collaborative Intelligence|
|David Kieras||University of Michigan||Why Newell was Right: Constructing Explanatory Models for Visual Search|
|Niels Taatgen||University of Groningen||Understanding Intelligence with a Multi-layer Cognitive Architecture|
|Christopher Stevens||Air Force Research Labs||Profiling Cognitive Load with ACT-R|
|Greg Trafton||Naval Research Labs||Matching Cognitive Models to Individuals: A Different Approach|
|Laura Hiatt||Naval Research Labs||Using Cognitive Models to Train Big Data Models with Small Data|
|John Anderson||Carnegie Mellon University||Learning to Play Video Games without Instruction|
|Christian Lebiere||Carnegie Mellon University||Optimizing Interaction Using Personalized Models of Decision Making|
|Frank Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi, David Schwartz||Penn State University||Extending ACT-R with JSegMan to Perform a Long Task with Implications for Perception, Motor Output, Fatigue, and Motivation|
Neuro-Cognitive Models and Analysis
|Chris Eliasmith||University of Waterloo||Spaun 2.0: Sometimes Bigger is Better|
|Terry Stewart||National Research Council of Canada||Using Neural Representations of Time and Space within a Cognitive Architecture|
|Andrea Stocco & Catherine Sibert||University of Washington||Exploring Cognitive Architectures in the Era of Large Brain Data|
Applications of Cognitive Models
|Chris Myers||Air Force Research Labs||The Problem(s) with Synthetic Teammates|
|Shiwali Mohan||Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)||Exploring the Role of Common Model of Cognition in Designing Adaptive Coaching Interactions for Health Behavior Change|
|Matthew R. Versaggi||Optum||How UHG/Optum Technology is gearing up to use Cognitive Technology in Healthcare|
Photos from the final discussion…