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This is based on the International Cognitive Modeling Conference
mailing list, which I maintain.  I forward messages about twice a
year.

The first announcement is the one that is driving this email, the announcement
of the tutorials program at ICCM 2007.

cheers,

Frank Ritter ([log in to unmask], http://acs.ist.psu.edu)

1. Tutorials program call, 2007 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
     26 July 2007, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, submission deadline 5 March 2007
     http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2007/tutorials-call.html

2. ICCM 2007 Conference Announcement
     27-29 July 2007, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Submission deadline in 
April 2007.
    http://sitemaker.umich.edu/iccm2007.org/home

3.  Post-doc in agent modeling of infection

4.  Modeling Jobs at Aptima

5.  Call for papers, AI & Simulation of Behaviour Journal

6.  Cognitive Science Conference 2007 Announcement

7.  Cog Sci Conference 2007 Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

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1. Tutorials program call, 2007 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
     Thursday 26 July 2007, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
     http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2007/tutorials-call.html


The Tutorials program at the International Conference on Cognitive 
Modeling (ICCM) 2007 will be held on 26 July 2007. It will provide 
conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, 
knowledge, and skills from a broad range of areas in the field of 
cognitive modeling. Tutorial topics will be presented in a taught 
format and are likely to range from practical guidelines to academic 
issues and theory. Tutorials at ICCM have been held before, and this 
year's program will be modelled after them and after the series held 
at the Cognitive Science Conference.

If you are interested in providing such a tutorial, please reply to 
the tutorials call, and please keep in mind that this is typically 
developmental process, so please feel free to contact me or a 
committee member for suggestions, advice, and comments, including 
encouragement.

More details at  http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2007/tutorials-call.html

Committee
========
     Karen Alexa (Michigan)
     Erik Altmann (Michigan State)
     Fabio Del Missier (Trento)
     Bob Mariner (Michigan) (asked)
     Glenn Gunzelmann (Air Force Research Laboratory)
     Randolph M. Jones (Soar Technology)
     Katharina Scheiter (Tuebingen)

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2. ICCM 2007 Conference Announcement:
     8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
     Ann Arbor, MI July 27-29, 2007
     http://iccm2007.org

ICCM is the premier international conference for research on computational
models and computation-based theories of human behavior. ICCM is a forum for
presenting, discussing, and evaluating the complete spectrum of cognitive
models, including connectionism, symbolic modeling, dynamical systems,
Bayesian modeling, and cognitive architectures. ICCM includes basic and
applied research, across a wide variety of domains, ranging from low-level
perception and attention to higher-level problem-solving and learning.

ICCM 2007 will include the following activities:
   .  A doctoral consortium where Ph.D. students present dissertation
     proposal ideas and receive feedback from experts from a variety of
     modeling approaches.
   .  A tutorial program on July 26, 2007 in Ann Arbor.
   .  Invited speakers
   o  Neil Burgess, University College London
   o  Marcel Just, Carnegie Mellon University
   o  Walter Schneider, University of Pittsburgh
   .  Technical papers.
   .  Poster session.

Details on all of these activities including submission information (early
April 2007) will be posted on the ICCM web site (iccm2007.org) by late fall
2006.

Conference Organizing Committee:
General Chair: John Laird
Program Chairs: Richard Lewis, Thad Polk
Local Arrangements: David Kieras
Tutorials: Frank Ritter


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3.  Post-doc in agent modeling of infection

[NB this is somewhat old, but does point out an interesting modeling 
project so I have kept it]

Post-doctoral position available for agent based modeling of 
infection transmission:

The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) is an 
interdisciplinary collaboration of diverse scientist from 
institutions across the US.  Environmental Microbiologists, 
epidemiologists, information scientists, sociologists, modelers, and 
other scientists work jointly to understand how infection gets from 
one person to another and how different mechanisms of transmission 
determine the shapes of networks through which infection flows.  Joe 
Eisenberg and Jim Koopman in the Epidemiology Dept. at the University 
of Michigan contribute to CAMRA by developing and analyzing 
population level transmission models that encompass models of social 
settings where transmission can take place through air, skin to skin 
contact between individuals, inanimate objects (fomites) or 
combinations of these.  We also model how different social settings 
where infection transmission can occur get linked into infection 
transmission systems.  We are looking for a post-doc with a primary 
inter
  est in agent based modeling of social processes and with skills in 
programming such models, especially using RePast.  This post-doc 
position would conform to governmental guidelines for support of 
post-docs but details are negotiable.  This position would link this 
post-doc to a variety of institutions and disciplines providing broad 
potential for career advancement.  It would include collaborations at 
Michigan's Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

Jim Koopman MD MPH   (734) 763-5629 office
Dept. of Epidemiology    (734) 417-9610 Cell    (734) 995-2954 home
611 Church St.            (906) 484-5119 cottage    (734) 998-6837 fax
Ann Arbor, MI 48104                     e-mail "Koopman, James" 
<[log in to unmask]>
            Developing Theory that Serves the Public Health
          http://www.sph.umich.edu/faculty/jkoopman.html


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4.  Jobs at Aptima

Aptima currently has openings for Cognitive Scientists at both its Woburn,
MA and Washington, DC offices.

We are looking to fill Cognitive Scientist positions in both our Applied
Cognitive Modeling and Performance Assessment areas. In the Applied
Cognitive Modeling area, we are looking for individuals interested in the
design, development, and testing of software that leverages computational
modeling and knowledge representation to provide semi-automated solutions
for training and facilitating human decision-making. In the Performance
Assessment area, we are looking for individuals interested in working on a
variety of projects related to training needs analysis, training system
development, performance measure development, and human performance
assessment.

Minimum Requirements:
-Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology,
Human Factors, or a related field
-Ability and willingness to travel
-Excellent written communication skills
-Excellent verbal communication skills
-U.S. Citizenship
-Must be able to obtain Secret security clearance

For the Applied Cognitive Modeling position, the ideal candidate will have
at least three of the following:
-Proficiency in cognitive modeling
-Proficiency in expert systems
-Proficiency in software requirements and design
-Proficiency in education or training system design
-Proficiency in intelligent tutoring systems
-Proficiency in natural language processing
-Proficiency in experimental design and statistical data analysis

For the Performance Assessment position, the ideal candidate will have at
least three of the following:
-Proficiency in task and training needs analysis
-Proficiency in defining measures for assessment (e.g., training,
performance)
-Experience in education or training system design
-Experience with simulation-based training systems
-Proficiency in experimental design and statistical data analysis
-Proficiency with data analysis programs (SPSS/SAS)

Aptima will compensate applicants for any travel or relocation expenses to
fill this position. All applicants must be willing to work in one of
Aptima's office locations Aptima's Woburn, MA office or Washington, DC
office Monday through Friday (no telecommuting or compressed schedules).
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/vita, and writing
sample to [log in to unmask]

ALL APPLICANTS SELECTED WILL BE SUBJECT TO A GOVERNMENT SECURITY
INVESTIGATION AND MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, VETS/DISABLED.

Craig Haimson, Ph.D.
Team Lead, Cognitive Training Technologies
Aptima, Inc.
1726 M Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
202-842-1548 x314 (voice)
202-842-2630 (fax)

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5.  Call for papers, AI & Simulation of Behavior Journal

Up to twice a year the AISB Journal publishes high-quality papers 
presenting original and substantial research work in the areas of 
interest of Artificial Intelligence, the Simulation of Behaviour, 
Cognitive Science and any related fields. Interdisciplinary 
submissions are particularly welcome.

http://www.aisb.org.uk/aisbj/index.shtml#call


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6.  Cognitive Science Conference 2007 Announcement

29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY

Co-Chairs: Danielle S. McNamara and Greg Trafton

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce its 29th Annual 
Conference. The Society brings together researchers from many fields 
who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. 
The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in 
disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including 
Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, 
Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education. The 29th Annual Conference 
will feature four plenary speakers. Walter Kintsch of the University 
of Colorado and John Laird of the University of Michigan will give 
invited plenary presentations. Two other distinguished plenary 
speakers will be John R. Anderson of Carnegie Mellon University, who 
is the 2006 Heineken Prize winner, and Jeffrey L. Elman of the 
University of California, San Diego, who is the 2007 Rumelhart Prize 
winner. Naturally, CogSci 2007 will also include oral paper 
presentations, symposia, poster sessions, tutorials, and works
  hops.

The 29th Annual Conference will be held August 1-4, 2007 in 
Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland (www.gaylordhotels.com). 
Nashville is aptly named "Music City, USA," hosting the Country Music 
Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry House, and numerous live 
music venues that feature singer- songwriter circles and midnight 
jams in folk, rock, blues, and, of course, country music. Nashville 
boasts beautiful day and nighttime attractions, with river front 
walkways and paddle wheel riverboat cruises. The host hotel is a 
beautiful resort and convention center. In addition to excellent 
meeting facilities, the hotel offers an assortment of activity 
options, including golf, tennis, spa, salon, and fitness center. 
There are 9 acres of indoor atrium space with exotic plant life, 
walking trails, and places to sit and talk. Gaylord Oprylandy 1, 2007 
for papers and for tutorial proposals. For more information, visit 
the conference website at:

http://csep.psyc.memphis.edu/cogsci07/


email: [log in to unmask]
phone: (303) 327-7547
web: http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/

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7. Cog Sci Conference 2007 Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

   The 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

   August 1 - 4

   Nashville, Tenn

   CALL FOR TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

   http://csep.psyc.memphis.edu/cogsci07


TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

The tutorials at Cognitive Science 2007 will provide conference
participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and
skills from a broad range of areas in the field of cognitive science.
Tutorial topics may range from practical guidelines to academic issues
and theory.

Tutorial participants will be from a wide range of the cognitive
sciences, but they will be looking for insights into their own areas
and summaries of other areas providing tools, techniques, and results
to use in their own teaching and research.

Tutorials must present well established results, yesterday's results
from your lab are not encouraged. Tutorials in an interactive format
are encouraged. They can  involve an introduction to technical skills
or methods (e.g., cognitive modeling in ACT-R, Bayesian modeling,
eyetracking, fMRI, methods of analyzing qualitative observational data).
They are likely to include substantial review of material.

Most tutorials should be at the introductory graduate school
level or higher. That is, the tutorials should be accessible to
postgraduate students, but should also assume a first degree in one of
the cognitive sciences.

Arrangements: Each tutorial is designed to be a half-day or full-day in
duration.  Half-day tutorials are about 3 hours long (not including
breaks). Full day tutorials are about 6 hours long (not including
breaks). Please indicate the duration of your proposed tutorial in
your application.


REVIEW PROCESS: Tutorial proposals will be evaluated by the tutorial
committee on the basis of their estimated benefit for prospective
participants and on their fit within the tutorials program as a whole.

Factors to be considered include relevance, importance, and audience
appeal; suitability for presentation in a half-day or full-day tutorial
format; use of presentation methods that offer participants direct
experience with the material being taught; how much they might help
unify cognitive science; teaching a skill or covering a topic that would
not have another outlet; and past experience and qualifications of the
instructors with their tutorial.

Selection is also based on the overall distribution of topics,
approaches (overview, theory, methodology, how-to), audience experience
levels, and specialties of the intended audiences.

PROPOSAL: If you want to submit a proposal, please follow the
instructions at:

http://csep.psyc.memphis.edu/cogsci07/tutorials.htm

COMPENSATION: A budget of $125 will be awarded for each half-day
tutorial that is taught, $250 for each full-day. If a tutorial has two
or more instructors, the budget will be shared among them. Tutors will
not be charged for attending their own tutorial. Tutors may bring a
helper to the tutorial at no cost.

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The purpose of pre-conference workshops is to provide organizers and
participants with an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on a
specific topic important to cognitive science in general. Workshops
can choose to concentrate on emerging research or cross-disciplinary
topics, but can also discuss application issues.

Workshop notes should be assembled by the workshop organizers based on
the input from workshop presenters. The workshop notes should be made
available to workshop participants in printed form by the organizers
themselves. They will use the same format as the proceedings of the
main session of the Cognitive Science Conference, but will be
distributed separately.

DURATION: Each workshop is designed to be a half-day or full-day in
duration.  Half-day workshops are about 3 hours long (not including
breaks). Full day workshops are about 6 hours long (not including
breaks). Please indicate the duration of your proposed workshop in
your application.

REVIEW PROCESS: Each workshop proposal should contain all the
information that the workshop chairs and the program committee need to
judge the importance and quality of the workshop and the interest in
the proposed topic. Each workshop may have one or more designated
organizers and, possibly, a workshop program committee. Workshop
organizers need to set up their own web site with the workshop
materials, to be linked to from the Cognitive Science Conference web
site.

PROPOSAL: If you want to submit a proposal, please follow the
instructions at:

http://csep.psyc.memphis.edu/cogsci07/workshop.htm

IMPORTANT DATES

February 1, 2007: Submissions due at 5:00pm GMT

February 26, 2007 Reviews due for Workshop proposals

March 12, 2007 Reviews due for Tutorial proposals

March 1, 2007:   Notification of acceptance or rejection for workshops

March 26, 2007:   Notification of acceptance or rejection for tutorials

April 30, 2007:   Camera-ready abstract copy due for inclusion in
                    proceedings

TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Michael Schoelles (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Katja Weimer-Hastings (Northern Illinois University)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Erik M. Altmann (Michigan State University)
Matthew Crocker (Saarland University)
Tom Griffiths (Brown University)
Glenn Gunzelmann (US Air Force)
John Hale (Michigan State University)
Gary Jones (University of Derby)
Padraic Monaghan (University of York)
Yvette Tenney (BBN Labs)
Richard Young (University of Hertfordshire)
Frank Ritter (Pennsylvania State University)

CONTACT ADDRESSES

Michael Schoelles                         Katja Wiemer-Hastings
Cognitive Science Department              Department of Psychology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute          Northern Illinois University
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180                            DeKalb IL 60115
USA                                       USA
Phone +1-518-276-3318                     Phone +1-815-753-5227
Fax +1-518-276-3017                       Fax +1-815-753-8088

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