19th ACT-R Summer School 2012
ACT-R is a cognitive theory and simulation system for developing cognitive models. It has been used for tasks that range from experimental tasks, like simple reaction time or list learning, to real world tasks like driving a car or air traffic control. Recent advances of the ACT-R theory are detailed in the following paper:
Anderson, J. R., Bothell, D., Byrne, M. D., Douglass, S., Lebiere, C., and Qin, Y . (2004). An integrated theory of the mind. Psychological Review 111, (4). 1036-1060, available online: http://act-r.psy.cmu.edu/publications/pubinfo.php?id=526
and in the following book:
Anderson, J. R. (2007) How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe? New York: Oxford University Press.
The 2012 ACT-R summer school will take place from Saturday July 21 to Thursday July 26 at Carnegie Mellon University. This intensive 6-day course is designed to train researchers in the use of ACT-R for cognitive modeling. It is structured as a set of six units, with each unit lasting one day and involving a morning theory lecture, an afternoon discussion session, and an assignment which participants are expected to complete during the day and evening. Computing facilities will be provided, but attendees are also welcome to bring their own computers for working with the ACT-R software during the summer school.
Following the ACT-R summer school, there will be an ACT-R workshop from Friday July 27 through Sunday July 29, and it is recommended that summer school attendees also stay for the workshop. Details on the workshop will be announced through the ACT-R mailing list and on the ACT-R web site as they become available.
To provide an optimal learning environment, admission is limited to a dozen participants, who must submit by April 1 an application consisting of a curriculum vitae and a statement of purpose. Demonstrated experience with a modeling formalism similar to ACT-R will strengthen the application. Applicants will be notified of admission by April 30.
Admission to the summer school is free. Housing will be available in the CMU dormitories for approximately $70/day (single) or $40/day (shared), and that will be available through the end of the workshop.
More information about ACT-R, including papers published by the ACT-R community, can be found on the ACT-R web site.
Please send your application by email or regular mail to:
2012 ACT-R Summer School
Baker Hall 345B
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Fax: +1 (412) 268-2844
Tel: +1 (412) 268-3323