Mason to Host Cognitive Modeling Conference

Posted: June 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM) will be held at George Mason, July 26 to 28, and is being hosted by the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Program of the Department of Psychology. The conference takes place for the first time outside Europe and is expected to bring approximately 120 researchers from around the world to the three-day event.

ICCM will bring together cognitive scientists who build computational models of human cognition. Cognitive science attempts to develop theories of how the mind receives, transforms, and accumulates information. Computational models of these theories demonstrate that the processes postulated by the theories are sufficient to produce a cognitive outcome, such as the learning of new information, retrieval of old information, and expert level performance.

A wide range of models will be presented at the conference, including models of emotion, personality, the brain, memory and language, models that drive cars while using their cellular phones, and models that perform air traffic control tasks.

For more information, including the conference program and abstracts of the papers that will be presented, visit the ICCM web site.

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