Psychology Department Hosts International Conference

Posted: July 24, 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 on the Fairfax Campus July 26 to 28, marking the first time the conference has been held outside of Europe. Hosted by the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Program of the Department of Psychology, the conference is expected to attract approximately 120 researchers from around the world.

ICCM-2001 will bring together cognitive scientists who build computational models of human cognition. The field of cognitive science represents the attempt to develop theories of how the mind receives, transforms, and accumulates information. Building computational models of these theories is an attempt to demonstrate that the processes postulated by the theories are sufficient to produce the cognitive outcome, whether it be the learning of new information, the retrieval of old information, or an expert level of performance.

A wide range of models will be presented at the conference, including models of emotion, models of personality, models of the brain, models of memory and language, models that drive cars while using their cellular phones, and models that do 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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