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Twenty-fourth Annual ACT-R Workshop

A one-day ACT-R Workshop will take place at University College London on July 26, 2017.


The location at UCL is:

Room 4.05 66-72 Gower Street London WC1E Google Maps


The purpose of the workshop is to discuss issues of interest to the ACT-R community, including but not limited to new architectural modifications and developments, modeling and methodology discussions, scaling and efficiency issues, and ideas for applications and expansion.


Registration is now available through UCL. The early registration fees (prior to July 1st) are £30.00 for normal registration or £15.00 for student registration.  After July 1st, the fees will go up to £40.00 and $25.00 respectively.  The registration fee covers the catering at the Workshop which will include: buffet lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks.


Inquiries, submissions of presentations, and proposals for session topics can be sent to Christian Lebiere (cl@cmu.edu). Inquires about local arrangements can be sent to Duncan Brumby (d.brumby@ucl.ac.uk).


Preliminary 2017 ACT-R Workshop Schedule


9:00 – 9:30              Registration


9:30 – 11:00          Big Data Session

Robert L. West      New Data Sources: Apps, Online Games, and Literature

Matthew Kelly       Using Distributional Semantics Techniques with ACT-R to Handle Corpora and Other Large Datasets

David Reitter         Cracking Language with ACT-R:  The Case for Big Data


11:00 – 12:30        Open Learning Session

Chris Dancy           Project Malmo as a Cognitive Modeling Environment

Bill Kennedy          Learning Political Bias with Exposure to Fake News

Ion Juvina             Modeling Core Affect in ACT-R


12:30 – 1:30            Lunch


1:30 – 3:30            Future Goals Session

John Anderson      Video Games Require a Metacognitive Module

Christian Lebiere   A Standard Model of the Mind

Dario Salvucci        Expanding the Reach of Cognitive Architectures

Niels Taatgen        Maybe 640k Is Not Good Enough Anymore: How To Take ACT-R to the Next Level?


3:30 – 4:00              Coffee Break


4:00 – 6:00             Future of ACT-R Session

Dan Bothell            ACT-R Updates

Everyone               Open-Ended Discussion

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