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[1] Call for papers for International Conference on Cognitive
    Due 1 November 2002, conference April 10 - 12, 2003

[2] Interesting book on Cognitive Systems Engineering
    online for free: ,
    paper copy $45:

[3] AISB'03 AISB'03 Call for Symposium Proposals
    Due 1 November

[4] Announcement:  EuroCogSci Conference, Sept. 2003

[5] Call for Cognitive Science conference 2003 tutorials,
    Summer 2003  Boston

[6] Cognitive Science Society Virtual Seminar Series: McClelland
    on 25 October 02 [details below]

[7] Opening in Applied Cog. Psyc (Fall 2003) at George Mason U.

[8] Opening cogsci/cogengineering at RPI

[9] Chair in School of Information Sciences and Technology,
    Penn State



Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2003)
Call for Participation

Bamberg, Germany, April 10 - 12, 2003

Computational modeling in the last years became an important tool for
building and testing theories in Cognitive Science. ICCM provides a
worldwide forum for cognitive scientists who build computational
theories and test them against empirical data.

The goal of ICCM-2003 is to bring together researchers from diverse
backgrounds (Information Science, Neurophysiology, Psychology,
Psycholinguistics, Robotics),

    *  to discuss theoretical models,
    *  to learn more about the developments of different modeling
    *  approaches,
    *  to compare different approaches,
    *  to discuss evaluations of theoretical models using empirical
    *  data
    *  and generally to bring forward the accumulation and integration
       of cognitive models and theory in Cognitive Science.

We expect to have researchers from the whole scope of modeling
approaches, including symbolic modeling, production system,
connectionist and neuronal modeling, Bayesian models, Petrinets,
dynamic systems, and various hybrid approaches.

We also expect to have work  presented from a wide variety of domains,
ranging from low-level perception and attention to higher-level mental
processes like thinking, reasoning and learning and the integration of
cognition, emotion and motivation in complex action regulation.

We shall continue with the traditions of the previous conferences from
ECCM to ICCM 4; especially the Newell Award for best Student paper,
the Best Applied Research Award, a Doctoral Consortium, and
Competitive Symposia. The ICCM Doctoral Consortium provides an
opportunity for doctoral students to explore their dissertation work
in a multi-approach workshop (the day before the Conference) under the
guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty.

Competitive symposia are submitted symposia consisting of 3 to 6
participants and presenting multiple competitive models related to a
given domain or phenomena.

The research being presented at ICCM-2003 will appear in a Conference
proceedings volume. The proceedings will contain 6-page extended
descriptions for paper presentations and 2-page extended abstracts for
poster presentations.

General contact adress is [log in to unmask]

More information and pre-registration on

The Conference chairs are Dietrich Dvrner
([log in to unmask]) and Harald Schaub
([log in to unmask]) and the local host is Frank Detje
([log in to unmask]).


Cognitive Systems Engineering in Military Aviation Environments:
Avoiding Cogminutia Fragmentosa!

Editors: Michael D. McNeese and Michael A. Vidulich

Authors: Robert G. Eggleston; Keith C. Hendy, David Beevis, Frederick
Lichacz, and Jack L. Edwards; Eva Hudlicka and Michael  McNeese;
Michael McNeese; Neelam Naikar, Gavan Lintern, and Penelope Sanderson;
Scott S. Potter, Emilie M. Roth, James Gualtieri, James Easter, and
William C. Elm; John M. Reising; Robert M. Taylor, Michael C. Bonner,
Blair Dickson, Howard Howells, Christopher A. Miller, Nicholas Milton,
Kit Pleydell-Pearce, Nigel Shadbolt, Jeni Tennison, and Sharon
Whitecross; and David Woods and Klaus Christoffersen

Abstract: This report details the perspectives and foundations of an
international community of practitioners who have both developed and
applied Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). One can see the field
emerges from several corridors that in turn produce alternative
methodologies/approaches to address military aviation
domains. Differing philosophies and techniques spawn incisive pathways
of integration in the development of design artifacts. Because the
aviation domain is fraught with multifarious levels of complexity and
is demonstrative of "cogminutia fragmentosa," we believe it supplies
an excellent foundation for reviewing, assessing, communicating, and
evaluating some of the principles (and nuances) inherent within
various programs of CSE.

To order, contact:le for inclusion in a call for papers.
    * Case for support - Not more than 750 words arguing the case for
    supporting your symposium at the AISB'03 event.
    * Programme committee - Names and affiliations of four colleagues
    who have agreed in principle to serve on your symposium's
    programme committee. Proposals will be selected by the AISB

Symposium Proposals 1st November 2002
Notification re: Symposia 11th November 2002
Calls for Extended Abstracts by 18th November 2002
Submission Deadline 20th December 2002
Notification re: Extended Abstracts 20th January 2003
Submission of full papers 7th March 2003
Convention 7th - 11th April 2003


AISB'03 Call for Symposium Proposals
7 - 11 April 2003, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of
Behaviour (AISB) is pleased to announce its forthcoming convention and
to invite proposals for the symposia which will constitute the event.

    * Dates: from 7th April 2003 until 11th April 2003 inclusive.
    * Location: Department of Computer Science, University of Wales,
    * Aberystwyth.
    * Format: at least six serial/parallel symposia on specialist AI
    * topics

The AISB'03 Symposia

Each AISB'03 symposium will feature between 15 and 20 papers on a
well-focussed AI topic. Each symposium will have a programme chair,
who will be responsible for administration of the programme,
recruiting a programme committee, and refereeing extended abstracts
for presentation of papers at the event. It is hoped that
post-convention publication of proceedings will be arranged via one of
the usual publishers. Funding will be available for reasonable
administrative expenses.
Convention Themes
Symposia are encouraged to relate to the general theme of:

"Cognition in Machines and Animals".

This reflects current interest in such topics as: cognitive
development, biologically-inspired modelling, and learning in
robotics. The coverage is intended to be wide and inclusive, with
general keywords such as:

    * Perception and Sensory Systems
    * Learning
    * Adaptation and Development
    * Motility and Action
    * Robotics/Agents/Autonomous Systems
    * Interaction and Communication
    * Analysis/Synthesis of Behaviour.

However, it is to be emphasised that proposals in ALL areas of
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science are encouraged.
Making a Proposal
Proposals should be made by writing to:

Mark Lee
Department of Computer Science
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
SY23 3BD
United Kingdom

enclosing the following information:

    * Title of Symposium - Not more than 8 words.
    * Name & affiliation of Symposium Chair - Include both postal and
    * email addresses and both fax and telephone numbers.
    * Abstract for Symposium - Not more than 200 words explaining the
    * remit of the symposium. This should be suitable for inclusion in
    * a call for papers.
    * Case for support - Not more than 750 words arguing the case for
    * supporting your symposium at the AISB'03 event.
    * Programme committee - Names and affiliations of four colleagues
    * who have agreed in principle to serve on your symposium's
    * programme committee. Proposals will be selected by the AISB
    * committee.

Symposium Proposals 1st November 2002
Notification re: Symposia 11th November 2002
Calls for Extended Abstracts by 18th November 2002
Submission Deadline 20th December 2002
Notification re: Extended Abstracts 20th January 2003
Submission of full papers 7th March 2003
Convention 7th - 11th April 2003


EuroCogSci03 is jointly organized by the Cognitive Science Society and
by the German Cognitive Science Society (Gesellschaft f|r
Kognitionswissenschaft, GK). Conference host is the Institute of
Cognitive Science of the University of Osnabr|ck / Germany.

10-13 September 2003

The aim of the conference is the presentation of empirical,
theoretical, and analytical work from all areas of interest in
cognitive science, such as artificial intelligence, education,
linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and anthropology.

The focus is on interdisciplinary work that is either of interest for
more than one of the mentioned research areas or integrates research
methods from different fields. Furthermore, applications of cognitive
science research in such domains as human-computer interaction,
education, knowledge management, or engineering are equally welcome.


[5] Call for Cognitive Science conference 2003 tutorials,
    Summer 2003  Boston


Cognitive Science Society Virtual Seminar Series: McClelland on 25
October 02

October 15, 2002

The Cognitive Science Society will be hosting a virtual colloquium
series this year presented live via the Internet, with the first talk
given by Jay McClelland in October.

Topic:  Semantic Cognition: A Parallel Distributed Processing Approach

Time:  Friday, October 25, 2002
 1:00pm US Eastern Standard Time

Presenter:  Dr. James McClelland
 Carnegie Mellon University

The two other talks currently on the schedule are:

December 9, 2002 Time TBA Ken Forbus, Northwestern University

January 31, 2003 Time TBA Frank Keil, Yale University

There are two technologies available to participate in the seminar -
Web Conferencing or Phone in:
 Web Conferencing Voice over IP - using a PC and Internet Explorer:

Username: seminar
Password: 214365

Phone in - using a toll line (i.e., you'll be charged your regular
long distance rates):

Ahead of time download the slides from:
Call Phone Number: 1-620-584-8200
Enter Code: 37004#

Web Conferencing installation and rehearsal
 There is a one-time automatic download of required software plug
 ins. This will take about five minutes to complete. If you have a
 Windows 2000 operating system, you will be required to login to the
 lAdministratorn account to download the software.

Using Internet Explorer, Address:
Username: seminar
Password: 214365

Rehearsal Session
 Tuesday, October 22 at 2:00pm US EST
 Thursday, October 24 at 10:00am US EST

We encourage you to attend one of two brief 15 minute sessions on
Aptimams Web Conferencing Facility. If you should have any
difficulties during the practice session, call the audio line which
will be open: 1-620-584-8200 Code: 37004#

If you have any installation issues prior to the seminar view the
<>FAQs or contact
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>Gilbert Mizrahi.

If you have difficulty on the day of the seminar, call for technical
support 781-935-3966 x214 or email
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]

Please forward this invitation to colleagues who would benefit from
this seminar.

 Art Markman
 <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]

Dr. Arthur B. Markman
 University of Texas
 Department of Psychology
 Austin, TX 78712

The seminar series is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.



From:         Deborah Boehm-Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Job Announcement - GMU

The Department of Psychology at George Mason University anticipates an
opening to begin in Fall 2003, at the assistant or associate
level. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology
or related area and experience developing cognitive theory. The
successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate
and graduate programs in the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive
Program. We will consider applicants from a variety of research
specializations, such as complex problem solving, higher level
cognition, visual attention, training (especially computer-based),
memory, human performance, decision making, computational cognitive
modeling, human computer interaction, and human factors. Candidates at
the associate level should have a history of external
funding. Candidates at both levels should have a commitment to high
quality teaching.

George Mason University is located approximately 15 miles SW of
Washington, DC and is the newest university in the Virginia
Commonwealth system. The psychology department has Ph.D. programs in
applied cognitive psychology, industrial/organizational psychology,
developmental, and clinical psychology. The successful candidate will
be a member of the ARCH Lab, which houses HFAC faculty, their research
facilities, and both undergraduate and graduate students in a
collaborative and highly productive environment.

Applications will be evaluated starting on November 1, 2002 and will
continue until a suitable candidate is found. A vita, three letters of
recommendation, and a brief statement of research and teaching
interests should be sent to: Cognitive Search Committee, George Mason
University, MSN 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. We encourage applications
from women and minority candidates. George Mason University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Deborah
Boehm-Davis ([log in to unmask]), Christopher Kello ([log in to unmask]), or
Matthew Peterson ([log in to unmask]).
Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Professor

Phone: +1 703-993-8735
Fax: +1 703-993-1330
George Mason University
ARCH Lab/HFAC Program
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444



The Cognitive Science Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
anticipates one or more openings beginning in Fall 2003, rank open.


The School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The
Pennsylvania State University is likely to announce an open chair
position.    Related details at:

For more about IST go to  For more about Penn State
University, please go to

Screening of candidates would begin soon.  At this point, I think you
can send an application, including cover letter, full curriculum
vitae, a one page statement of professional interests, and a separate
listing of five references that includes their names, addresses,
phone/e-mail addresses and be submitted either through e-mail to
[log in to unmask] or through postal mail to:

  Chairperson, IST Chair Search Committee
  School of Information Sciences and Technology
  001 Thomas Building - Box C
  The Pennsylvania State University
  University Park, PA 16802

Further details from me or from John Yen <[log in to unmask]>.