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As a final reminder, space is limited, but still available for all BRIMS
Tutorials - to reserve your seat, please visit



An exciting line-up of Tutorials is awaiting you at BRIMS 2011!
Instruction will occur March 21, 2011 (for more information, visit, and the following topics will be


Full-Day Tutorial

Multi-Agent Activity Modeling with the Brahms Environment, Maarten
Sierhuis (Knowledge, Language & Interaction Intelligent Systems
Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC))

Half-Day Tutorial (AM Session)

Cognitive Robotics using the Symbolic and Sub-symbolic Robotic
Intelligence Control System (SS-RICS), Troy Kelley & Eric Avery (US Army
Research Laboratory)

Half-Day Tutorial (PM Session)

Instance-based Learning Tool : Making Instance-based Learning Theory
Usable, Transparent, and Understandable, Coty Gonzalez & Varun Dutt
(Carnegie Mellon University)




You are invited to participate in the 20th Conference on Behavior
Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS), to be held at the
Sundance Resort in Sundance, UT. BRIMS enables modeling and simulation
research scientists, engineers, and technical communities across
disciplines to meet, share ideas, identify capability gaps, discuss
cutting-edge research directions, highlight promising technologies, and
showcase the state-of-the-art in Department of Defense related
applications. The BRIMS Conference will consist of many exciting
elements in 2011, including special topic areas, technical paper
sessions,  special symposia/panel discussions, and government laboratory
sponsor sessions. 


Highlights of BRIMS 2011 include a fantastic and eclectic lineup of
keynote speakers spanning cognitive modeling, sociocultural modeling,
and network science:

John Laird, PhD

      University of Michigan, 

Lael Schooler, Phd

      Max Planck Institute, 

Kathleen Carley, PhD

      Carnegie Mellon University, 

Chris Barrett, PhD 

      Virginia Tech, 


The BRIMS Executive Committee invites papers, posters, demos, symposia,
panel discussions, and tutorials on topics related to the representation
of individuals, groups, teams and organizations in models and
simulations. All submissions are peer-reviewed (see for additional details on submission types). 


Key Dates:

All submissions due:          December 21, 2010

Tutorial Acceptance:          January 31, 2011

Authors Notification          January 31, 2011

Final version due:            February 18, 2011


Tutorials held:               March 21, 2011

BRIMS 2010 Opens:             March 22, 2011 


Special Topic Areas of Interest are identified to elicit specific
technical content:


* M&S in network science

* Statistical/Graphical approaches to M&S

* M&S for asymmetric warfare and joint force applications

* Cognitive or behavioral performance moderators in M&S

* Integration and reuse of models

* Large-scale, persistent, and generative modeling issues


General Topic Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to:



*      Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling

*      Cognitive robots and human-robot interaction

*      Models of reasoning and decision making

*    Model validation & comparison

*    Socio-cultural M&S: team/group/crowd/ behavior 

*      Physical models of human movement

*      Performance assessment and skill monitoring/tracking

*      Performance prediction/enhancement/optimization

*      Intelligent tutoring systems

*      Knowledge acquisition/engineering

*      Human behavior issues in model federations



*    Synthetic environments for human behavior representation 

*  Terrain representation and reasoning

*  Spatial reasoning

*  Time representation

*    Human behavior usability and interoperability

*  Efficiency, usability, affordability issues

*  Operator interfaces

*  Multi-resolution/fidelity simulations

*    Science of simulation issues



The conference will be held at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, UT.
Visit for general information about the site and
accommodations. Conference and hotel registration, general area, and
travel information can be found at



Bradley J. Best (Adaptive Cognitive Systems)

William G. Kennedy (George Mason University)

Frank E. Ritter (Pennsylvania State University)



Joe Armstrong (CAE), Brad Cain (Defence Research and Development
Canada), Bruno Emond (National Research Council Canada), Coty Gonzalez
(Carnegie Mellon University), Brian Gore (NASA), Jeff Hansberger (Army
Research Laboratory), Kenneth Kwok (DSO National Laboratories,
Singapore), John Laird (University of Michigan), Christian Lebiere
(Carnegie Mellon University), Christopher Myers (Air Force Research
Laboratory), Bharat Patel (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory,
UK), Sylvain Pronovost (Carleton University & CAE), Venkat Sastry
(University of Cranfield), Barry Silverman (University of Pennsylvania),
Neil Smith (QinetiQ), LtCol David Sonntag (AOARD), Webb Stacy (Aptima),
Mike van Lent (SoarTech), Walter Warwick (Alion Science and Technology),
Jason Wong (Naval Undersea Warfare Center), Patrick Xavier (Sandia
National Laboratories)


A special thanks to the BRIMS 2011 Government Sponsors for their support
of this event:  Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory,
DARPA, Office of Naval Research, Natick Soldier Center, NASA, and the UK
Ministry of Defence.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the BRIMS 2011
Conference Chair, Dr. Tiffany Jastrzembski
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Tiffany S. Jastrzembski, Ph.D.

Cognitive Research Scientist

Air Force Research Laboratory

2698 G Street, Building 190

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7604

Phone: (937) 255-2085

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