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[please forward as/what is appropriate.  While this somewhat overlaps
with previous recent post to CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTSs, there is substantial
new material, including the tutorial calls...]

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 2006.

cheers,

Frank Ritter (http://acs.ist.psu.edu)
on sabbatical, TU Chemnitz, Fall 2005

1. Tutorials call, 2006 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
    5 April 2006 to 8 April 2006, in Trieste, Italy
    Due: 15 Dec 05  http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2006/tutorials-call.html

2. Papers call, 2006 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
    Thursday, 5 April 2006 to 8 April 2006, in Trieste, Italy
    Due:  15 December 2005    http://iccm2006.units.it/

3. Tutorials and Workshops, CogSci Conf., 26 July 05, Vancouver, Can
    Due: 1 Feb 06 http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/cogsci06/tutorials

4. Papers call, Cognitive Science, July 27-29, 2006  Vancouver, Canada
    Submissions Due: 1 Feb 2006
    http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/

5. AISB 2006 CONVENTION, April 3-6 2006, Bristol, England
    Submissions due:  early January 2006 (varies)
    http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb06/

6. AISB 2007 CONVENTION Organizer call
    Due: ongoing, past due for 2007

7. Position in APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, MSU
    Due: from Sept. 15, 2005

8. Position in Human Factors, UIUC
    Due: 15 dec 05    http://www.humanfactors.uiuc.edu

9. Position in Cognitive modeling, GMU
    Due: by spring 2006

10. Post-docs in cognitive modeling    Due: not set yet

11. ACE 2006 - Agent Construction and Emotions - Preliminary Call
     Due: November 30, 2005      http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/

12. Call for papers, Special issue on Mathematical and Computational
     Psychology, Chinese Journal of Psychology

13. Position at RPI,  Due: 1 dec 2005

14. RUI - a tool for recording user input (on Mac and PC)
     All details at http://acs.ist.psu.edu/RUI

15. Task analysis for university department web sites
     All details at http://acs.ist.psu.edu/papers/ritterFH05.pdf

16. Research scientist and pre/postdocs- ABCS Berlin
     Due: 10 Jan 2006  http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/abc

17. Modeling at MAAD     Due: ongoing      [log in to unmask]

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1. Tutorials call, 2006 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
    5 April 2006, in Trieste, Italy
    Due:  15 December 2005
    http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2006/tutorial-call.html

Tutorial proposals due: 15 December 2005
Notification of submission acceptance: 20 January 2006

Program of accepted tutorials will be forthcoming in February 2004.

Introduction: The Tutorials program at the International Conference on
Cognitive Modeling 2006 will be held on 5 April 2006. It will provide
conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights,
knowledge, and skills from a broad range of areas in and related to
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 those and after the
series held at the Cognitive Science Conference.

Tutorials must present tutorial material, that is, provide results
that are established and to do so in an interactive format. They will
tend to involve an introduction to technical skills or methods (e.g.,
cognitive modelling in ACT-R, statistical "causal" modelling, methods
of analysing qualitative observational data). They are likely to
include substantial review of material. The level of presentation can
assume that the attendees have at least a first degree in a cognate
area. Tutorials are welcome to assume a higher level if
necessary. Tutorials about yesterday's results from your lab are
strongly discouraged.

More details at http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2006/tutorials-call.html

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2. Papers call, 2006 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
    Thursday, 5 April 2006 to 8 April 2006, in Trieste, Italy
    Due:  15 December 2005    http://iccm2006.units.it/

    This continues the series of ICCM conferences.  The last conference
    was at Pittsburgh.  http://simon.lrdc.pitt.edu/~iccm/ This
    conference will build on that one's success.

		   CALL FOR PAPERS

		      ICCM-2006:
The 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling

            Trieste, Italy, 5 - 8 April 2006

The International Conference on Cognitive Modeling provides an
international forum that allows cognitive scientists pursuing
computational modeling to present, discuss and evaluate their models,
to compare different architectural approaches, and to further the
development, accumulation and integration of cognitive theories.

The goal of ICCM-2006 is to foster the development of models of human
cognition based on a principled integration of analytical,
experimental and computational tools capable of providing theoretical
accounts of phenomena spanning different levels of analysis, from the
behavioral to the neuronal ones.

ICCM-2006 invites the submission of papers from the whole scope of
modeling approaches including, but not restricted to, symbolic,
connectionist, hybrid, neural, Bayesian, statistical and mathematical
models.  Authors are strongly encouraged (but not obliged) to include
in the submission the code of the models discussed in their work.

Invited speakers:

   - Dario Floreano (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de
     Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
   - Wayne D. Gray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY)
   - Boicho Kokinov (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria)
   - Richard L. Lewis (University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, MI)

Submission categories:

   - Papers: scientific contribution ranging in length from 4 to a
     maximum of 6 pages.

   - Abstracts: short scientific contribution (up to 2 pages).
     Accepted papers and abstracts will appear in the conference
     proceedings, and will be presented as a talk or as a poster at the
     conference.

Submission deadlines:

   - Papers: 15 December 2005
   - Abstracts: 10 February 2006

Notification of submission acceptance: 20 February 2006

Organizing Committee:
   Danilo Fum (University of Trieste)
   Andrea Stocco (Carnegie Mellon University)
   Fabio Del Missier (University of Trento)

Contacts:
   website: iccm2006.units.it
   email: [log in to unmask]

Organizing secretariat: The Office    www.theoffice.it/iccm2006

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3. Tutorials and Workshops Call, Cognitive Science 2006
    July 26, 2005, Vancouver, Canada
    Due: 1 Feb 2006  http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/cogsci06/tutorials/

  	The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

			      July 26-29
			  Vancouver, Canada

	       CALL FOR TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
	     http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/

TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

The tutorials at Cognitive Science 2006 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 will be presented in a taught format and range from
practical guidelines to academic issues and theory. This is the eighth
year that tutorials in this format will be offered.

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. They will tend to 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.

DURATION: 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.

AUDIENCE: 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.

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://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/cogsci06/tutorials/

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://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/cogsci06/workshops/

IMPORTANT DATES

February 1, 2006: Submissions due at 5:00pm GMT

March 15, 2006:   Notification of acceptance or rejection

April 15, 2006:   Camera-ready abstract copy due for inclusion in
                   proceedings

TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP CHAIRS

   Frank Keller (University of Edinburgh)
   Michael Schoelles (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

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)
   Todd Johnson (University of Texas, Houston)
   Gary Jones (University of Derby)
   Padraic Monaghan (University of York)
   Yvette Tenney (BBN Labs)
   Richard Young (University of Hertfordshire)

CONTACT ADDRESSES

   Frank Keller                   Michael Schoelles
   School of Informatics          Cognitive Science Department
   University of Edinburgh        Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   2 Buccleuch Place              110 8th Street
   Edinburgh EH8 9LWJ             Troy, NY 12180
   United Kingdom                 USA
   Phone +44-131-650-4407         Phone +1-518-276-3318
   Fax +44-131-650-4587           Fax +1-518-276-3017

Email address for submissions: [log in to unmask]

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4. Papers call, Cognitive Science
    Due: 1 Feb 2006
    http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/cogsci06/tutorials/

			     CogSci 2006
		 The Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference
		   of the Cognitive Science Society

			   July 27-29, 2006
		   Tutorials/workshops day: July 26

	[in cooperation with the 5th International Conference
		on Cognitive Science  (Asia-Pacific)]

		    Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
			  Vancouver, Canada

	     http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/

We invite submissions to the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the
Cognitive Science Society, the premier series of conferences in
cognitive science.

Each year, in addition to submitted papers, we invite speakers who
help to highlight some aspects of cognitive science. This year, we
highlight Learning: Tackling Both Implicit and Explicit Processes.

Plenary speakers will include:

   1. Robert Siegler (CMU)
   2. Daniel Schacter (Harvard)
   3. Rumelhart Prize Winner: Roger Shepard
     (http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/derprize)

Invited symposia will provide more explorations of the topics:

   1. The Synergy between Implicit and Explicit Learning Processes
   2. The Emerging Learning Sciences

Conference General Chairs:

   Ron Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
   Naomi Miyake (Chukyo University)

                   Important Dates:
         Paper Submissions due: February 1, 2006
         Acceptance notifications: April 15, 2006
         Camera-ready copies due: May 15, 2006

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5.  AISB 2006 CONVENTION, April 3-6 2006, Bristol, England
     Submissions due:  early January 2006 (varies)
     http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb06/

LOCATION: University of Bristol, Bristol, England

FORMAT: approximately 10 Symposia on AI or Cognitive Science topics,
many related to the overall Convention theme of Adaptation in
Artificial and Biological Systems

Accepted Symposia

   Adaptation and Learning on the Web - 3 to 4 April 2006

   Artificial Chemistries and Artificial Life - 5 to 6 April 2006

   Artificial Immune Systems and Immune System Modelling - 4 April 2006

   Associative Learning and Reinforcement Learning - 3 April 2006

   Biologically Inspired Robotics (Biro-net) - 3 to 4 April 2006

   Exploration vs Exploitation in Naturally Inspired Search - 5 April 2006

   Machine Consciousness - 5 to 6 April 2006

   Network Analysis in Natural Sciences and Engineering - 4 to 6 April 2006

   Motor Development - 5 to 6 April 2006

   Narrative AI and Games - 5 to 6 April 2006

   Nature-Inspired Systems for Parallel Asynchronous and Decentralised
   Environments - 3 to 4 April 2006

   Social Insect Behaviour: Theory and Applications - 5 to 6 April 2006

   Grand Challenge 5: Architecture of Brain and Mind - 3 to 4 April 2006

Accepted Co-located Workshops

   Automated Reasoning (ARW'06) - 3 to 4 April 2006

Co-located Events

   Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture, April 25 to 27, 2006

CONVENTION CHAIRS, ORGANISERS and LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS:
   Tim Kovacs (General chair, [log in to unmask])
   James Marshall (General chair, marshall-at-cs.bris.ac.uk)

Local Organising Committee:
   Tom Troscianko
   Trevor Martin
   Jonathan Lawry
   Peter Flach
   Colin Campbell
   Rafal Bogacz

Submission deadline for Full Papers: varies, early January 2006

Convention: 3-6 April 2006

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6.  AISB 2007 CONVENTION Organizer call
     Due: ongoing, past due for 2007


The date for this has past, but it can equally serve as a call for
2008, 2009, etc.


------------------------------- AISB 2007 -----------------------------

                     CALL FOR CONVENTION PROPOSALS
			 EXTENDED DEADLINE

----------------------- DEADLINE: 1 October 2005 --------------------

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of
Behaviour (AISB) sponsors an annual convention consisting of a
collocation of themed symposia and workshops in areas of Artificial
Intelligence and Cognitive Science.  This is a call for proposals to
host the 2007 Convention.

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THE AISB CONVENTION

The AISB Convention is the major annual UK Artificial Intelligence and
Cognitive Science Event.  In the past decade it has been hosted by a
number of prestigious institutions including the Universities of
Birmingham,  Edinburgh, Sussex and York.  It aims to function as a
venue for the presentation of recent and emerging work in the fields
of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and as a productive
environment for networking and the formation of collaborations.   The
convention exists as a series of themed symposia and workshops
together with some additional plenary talks.

The convention will have a convention organiser who has has overall
responsibility for the convention program, local arrangements and
financial management. However, program detail is mostly delegated to
individual symposium organisers but the convention organiser is
responsible for arranging plenary talks.

Each convention has a broad theme within which the plenary talks and
the majority of the symposia should fit.

All full description of the role of the convention organiser is
available on request from the SSAISB secretary ([log in to unmask])
and also from the SSAISB Web Site
(http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/organisation.shtml).

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ABOUT THE SSAISB

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the
Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB) exists to bring together researchers
from many different fields of expertise who have an interest in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. The Society aims to
promote research activity in these fields, and to raise awareness of
their importance in the scientific world and among the wider public,
including the Government. Internationally, SSAISB aims to provide a
showcase of UK Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science research,
and to promote UK activity relevant to its area of interest on the
world stage.

The Society's main activities are a quarterly bulletin containing
short reports on current research, a biannual academic journal and its
annual convention.  It also runs a number of public understanding
events.

More information about the SSAISB can be found on the society web site
(http://www.aisb.org.uk/).
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MAKING A PROPOSAL

Proposals should be made by EMAILING IN PLAIN TEXT to Louise Dennis at
[log in to unmask], enclosing the following information. (Prior
informal email enquiries from possible proposers are welcomed):

THEME for the SSAISB Convention.  The theme should try to encompass a
wide range of work in both Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation
of Behaviour.  A brief justification of your chosen theme indicating
why you believe it to be timely should also be included.

NAME & AFFILIATION of Convention Organiser - including both postal and
email addresses and telephone numbers.

CASE FOR SUPPORT - not more than 1000 words, arguing your case for
hosting the Convention. You may put observations about your own
background and suitability in the Additional Comments section below.
This case for support should include suggestions of individuals you
intend to approach as plenary speakers and symposia organisers.

CONVENTION LOCATION, TIME AND LENGTH -- Typically an AISB convention
runs for 4-5 days in March/April.  If you are proposing to host a
convention of unusual length or at an unusual time then you should
also include a justification of this change.  The location should be
in the UK.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS -- no more than 500 words, on, for example, the
relevance of your background to the convention, and of the benefits of
your proposed location.

BIBLIOGRAPHY -- any literature references cited above.

Proposals will be selected by the Committee of the AISB.  Unless there
are very special circumstances, please do not expect us to consider
web pages or other documents referenced by the proposal.

--- TO FACILITATE THE PROPOSAL CONSIDERATION PROCESS,
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING OTHER THAN PLAIN-TEXT EMAILS.
SO, no Word attachments, postscript, HTML, etc.

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TIMETABLE

Symposium Proposal submission deadline: 1st October 2005
Notification of Acceptance: 15th January 2006
Suggested deadline for Call for Symposia Proposals: 31st July 2006

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PLEASE NOTE CONVENTION PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 1st October 2005!!!
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7.  Position in APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, MSU


The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking
an outstanding applied cognitive scientist for a tenure system
appointment at the rank of assistant professor effective August 16,
2006. We seek an individual to complement our existing
applied-cognitive strengths in aging and individual differences,
working memory, and executive control. We are particularly interested
in individuals who investigate higher mental processes, such as
problem solving, individual or group decision-making, analogical or
scientific reasoning, mental models or semantic memory, acquisition of
complex skills, or developmental processes. Quantitative methods such
as mathematical, statistical, or computational modeling are
desirable. The person filling this position may reside primarily in
any of several interest areas within the department (such as
cognitive, industrial & organizational, or social) with the
understanding that the person should be interested in bridging across
areas to develop research projects and courses concerned with the role
of cognition in real-world problems. Consideration of applications
will begin Sept. 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is
identified. Please send CV, (p)reprints, and three letters of
reference to Dr. Erik Altmann, Applied Cognitive Search, Department of
Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
48824. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to
apply. MSU is an EO/AA employer.


COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University invites
applications for two tenure-system faculty positions in Cognitive
Psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2006,
one in Visual Cognition, and the other in Psycholinguistics. A broad
range of research topics and approaches will be considered, and
individuals with developmental interests are encouraged to
apply. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2005, and will
continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of
application, cv, (p) reprints and three letters of reference to
[log in to unmask], or to Psycholinguistics or Visual Cognition
Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1116. Women and minority-group candidates are
especially encouraged to apply. MSU is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University invites
applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level to begin August 16, 2006. We are seeking
candidates who study human cognition using functional magnetic
resonance imaging as a core part of their research programs. Michigan
State University has a new fMRI Facility featuring a
research-dedicated 3T scanner. The successful individual will have a
strong research program with ability to attract extramural
support. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2005 and will
continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of
application, cv, (p) reprints and three letters of reference to
[log in to unmask], or to Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee,
Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
48824-1116. Women and minority-group candidates are especially
encouraged to apply. MSU is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.

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8. Position in Human Factors, UIUC
    Due: 15 dec 05    http://www.humanfactors.uiuc.edu

	      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
			Institute of Aviation
	Assistant/Associate Professor Position: HUMAN FACTORS

The University of Illinois is seeking applications for a tenure-track
faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in
human factors psychology, human factors engineering or aviation human
factors. The candidate must have a relevant Ph.D. and will be expected
to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

The faculty member will participate in UIUCneuromorphic component. 
Specific background and experience in one of
the following areas is desirable: (1) cognitive architectures /
intelligent agent design; (2) computational linguistics / natural
language understanding; (3) hacking / phishing / network intrusion
detection; (4) advanced robotics / computer-human interface.

A neuromorphic candidate is expected to have a minimal background in
one of the following three fields. (1) Modern cognitive
neuropsychology, including, in particular, episodic and semantic
memory, theory-of-mind, the self and emotion studies, familiarity with
functional neuroanatomy, functional brain imaging data,
cognitive-psychological models of memory and attention. (2) Behavioral
/ system-level / computational neuroscience. (3) Attractor neural
network theory and computational modeling. With a background in one of
the fields, the student must be willing to learn the other two fields,
as the task will be to put them together in a neuromorphic hybrid
architecture design (that will also include the symbolic core) and to
map the result onto the human brain.

Not to mention that all candidates are expected to be interested in
the modern problem of consciousness, willing to learn new paradigms of
research, and committed to success of the team. I should add that this
bold and seemingly risky project provides a unique in the world
opportunity to engage with emergent, revolutionary activity that may
change our lives.

Cordially,

Alexei Samsonovich

-- 
Alexei V Samsonovich, Ph.D.
George Mason University at Fairfax VA
703-993-4385 (o), 703-447-8032 (c)
http://mason.gmu.edu/~asamsono/

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10. Post-docs in cognitive modeling
     Due: not set yet

I (Frank Ritter) are expecting funds (yet to be awarded) that can be
used to support a post-doc in cognitive modeling of emotions.  Another
site (unrelated) may have funds as well.  If you are interested,
please let me know.

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11.  ACE 2006 - Agent Construction and Emotions - Preliminary Call
      Due: November 30, 2005      http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/

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ACE 2006 - Agent Construction and Emotions - Preliminary Call
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Modeling the Cognitive Antecedents and Consequences of Emotion
--------------------------------------------------------------
April 18-21, 2006, Vienna Austria
Workshop webpage: http://www.ofai.at/~paolo.petta/conf/ace2006

Background
----------
This workshop seeks submissions exploring the argument that theories
of human emotion provide essential insight into the design and control
of intelligent entities in general. As computational models of
intelligence move beyond simple, static and nonsocial problem solving,
research must increasingly confront the challenge of how to allocate
and focus mental resources in the face of competing goals, disparate
and asynchronous mental functions, and a changing interpersonal and
physical environment. Contemporary psychological and neuroscience
research suggests that the emotions service such needs in biological
organisms and a functional analysis of emotion and the management of
beliefs and intentions. The object of this workshop will be to
strengthen the growing interdisciplinary synthesis between
computational and psychological research on the role the emotions play
in modeling intelligent behavior.

Topics
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The workshop will explore the intersection of emotion theory and
intelligent system design, and the potential for this intersection to
improve our understanding of both human and artificial intelligence.
In particular, we seek to emphasize the interplay between emotion and
deep models of cognition in adaptively navigating complex physical and
social environments. This places an emphasis on psychological
paradigms that stress cognitive processes, such as appraisal theory,
computational systems that model the cognitive antecedents and
consequences of emotion, and research that models emotion-evoking
social and task environments.

Specific topics of interest include:

   - Computational accounts of the connection between emotion and
     cognitive processes (including planning, language processing,
     interaction, perception, etc.)
   - Theoretical accounts of the adaptive function of emotion
     processing
   - Computational models that abstract the posited function of emotion
     processing and illustrate an adaptive advantage over classical
     theories in concrete domains (e.g. planning, decision making,
     action selection, social coordination, etc.)
   - Empirical research testing process assumptions of theories of
     human emotion
   - Empirical research illustrating the adaptive (or maladaptive) role
     of emotions in human cognition
   - The use of computational models or methods to evoke emotion in
     human subjects
   - Techniques for modeling emotionally evocative social or physical
     environments (i.e., "emotional" extensions to cognitive task
     analysis)

Organizing Committee
--------------------
   - Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California
   - Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California
   - Paolo Petta, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna

Program committee (partial)
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   - Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University
   - William J. Clancey, NASA Ames
   - Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia
   - Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari
   - Agnes Moors, Ghent University
   - Josef Nerb, University of Freiburg
   - Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University
   - Ana Paiva, Instituto Superior T.nico
   - Rosalind Picard, MIT
   - Rainer Reisenzein, University of Greifswald
   - Matthias Scheutz, Notre Dame University

Submission Details
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The workshop is held in conjunction with the 18th European Meeting on
Cybernetics and Systems Research (http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/).
Submissions will be due on November 30, 2005, must be written in
English and must not exceed 6 pages (10-point, double column).  Please
refer to the home page of EMCSR 2006 for detailed instructions on the
formatting and submission procedures

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Jonathan Gratch                              | www.ict.usc.edu/~gratch
Project Leader, Research Assistant Professor | Phone:  (310) 448-0306
USC Institute for Creative Technologies      | Fax:    (310) 574-5725
13274 Fiji Way, Suite 600                    | E-mail: 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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12.  CALL FOR PAPERS

Chinese Journal of Psychology

Special issue on Mathematical and Computational Psychology

Guest Editor: Ching-Fan Sheu
               Department of Psychology
               National Chung Cheng University
               Taiwan
               E-Mail ([log in to unmask])

Chinese Journal of Psychology is one of the leading journals in
Taiwan. It publishes articles in all fields of psychology that report
high-quality empirical as well as review work. The Journal began its
first issue in 1958 under the name of Acta Psychologica Taiwanica, and
was published annually. It became the official journal of the Chinese
Psychological Association in 1973, and adopted its current name in
1984. The Journal has grown to become a quarterly publication in 2003.

The aim of the special issue is to mark current trends in mathematical
psychology and to demonstrate the relevance of computational models in
the development of psychological theories. We are particularly
interested in papers arising from international collaboration,
preferably those co-authored by researchers in Taiwan and abroad.
Submitted papers should demonstrate the use of mathematical,
statistical, and simulation methods in the investigation of
psychological phenomena. Theoretical papers should clearly relate to
substantive issues or contribute to methodologies of obvious use in
psychology, cognitive science, and related areas. Experimental results
should bear directly on some mathematical or computational model.

If you intend to submit a paper, please send a tentative title and
abstract (no more than 300 words) to the guest editor. This will allow
us to set up appropriate reviewers in advance and speed up the review
process. You should also contact the guest editor if you are uncertain
whether your paper would satisfy the topic of this special issue, or
if you would like further information.

Submitted papers must be received by 30 September, 2006. The actual
issue should appear in early 2007.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and in accordance with the
guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association (5th Edition), and submitted as a WORD file to the guest
editor directly (email: [log in to unmask]).

For general questions related to Chinese Journal of Psychology, please
contact the Editor, Jenn-Yeu Chen ([log in to unmask]).

Jenn-Yeu Chen
Editor
Chinese Journal of Psychology
email: [log in to unmask]

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13. Position at RPI

Tenure-track Position in Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position at the
rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2006 or possibly (for
the right candidate) Spring 2007.  We are seeking candidates who
combine computational, mathematical, and/or logic-based modeling
informed by experimental research in the areas of perception and
action (e.g., motor control, vision, attention), interactive behavior
(e.g., integrated models of cognitive systems), or high-level
cognition (e.g., skill acquisition, decision making, reasoning). The
candidate's interest can be in basic and/or applied theory-based
research. Interests in areas such as robotics or high-level
computational neuroscience will be considered a strength. However, all
disciplines within cognitive science are potential sources of
candidates. All candidates are expected to have a strong potential for
external funding.

The Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer is among the world's
newest dedicated cognitive science departments, specializing in
computational cognitive modeling, perception/action, learning and
reasoning (human and machine), and cognitive engineering.  The
department's primary mission is to carry out seminal basic research
and to develop engineering applications within cognitive science. This
effort requires the continued growth of its new, research-oriented
doctoral program in cognitive science.  Department faculty have
excellent ties with faculty in Computer Science, Engineering, and
Decision Sciences. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. Send curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of publications,
a 1-to-2 page statement of research, a 1-page statement of teaching
interests, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, c/o
Heather Hewitt, Cognitive Science Department, Carnegie Building,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,110 8th Street, Troy, NY
12180. (Direct queries via email to Prof. Wayne D. Gray,
[log in to unmask], Chair of the Search Committee.) Applications will be
reviewed beginning December 1st and continuing until the position is
filled.

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14. RUI- a tool for recording user input (on Mac and PC)
    All details at http://acs.ist.psu.edu/RUI

   [really, all details out there.]

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15. Task analysis for university department web sites
     All details at http://acs.ist.psu.edu/papers/ritterFH05.pdf

  [really, all details out there.]

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16. Research scientist and pre/postdocs- ABC Berlin
     Due: 10 Jan 2006  http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/abc

RESEARCH SCIENTIST and PRE/POSTDOCS IN COGNITION AND DECISION MAKING -
The Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck
Institute for Human Development in Berlin, under the direction of Gerd
Gigerenzer, is seeking applicants for research scientist positions at
ranks equivalent to an assistant and associate professor. The positions
are for 6 years (renewable every 2 years) beginning August 2006, but
earlier or later start dates are possible. Salary depends on experience.
Candidates must have a PhD. Except for mentoring doctoral students and
postdoctoral fellows, there are no teaching requirements.

The Center is also seeking applicants for up to 2 one-year Predoctoral
Fellowships and up to 3 two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on
or after September 1, 2006.

Candidates for any of these positions should be interested in studying
the cognitive mechanisms underlying bounded, social, and ecological
rationality in real-world domains. Current and past researchers in our
group have had training in psychology, cognitive science, economics,
mathematics, biology, and computer science to name but a few. The Center
provides excellent resources, including support staff and equipment for
conducting experiments and computer simulations, generous travel support
for conferences, and, most importantly, the time to think.

For more information about our group please visit our homepage at
http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/abc or write to Dr. Lael
Schooler([log in to unmask]). The working language of the
center is English, and knowledge of German is not necessary for living
in Berlin and enjoying the active life and cultural riches of this city.
We strongly encourage applications from women, and members of minority
groups. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more
handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Send applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research
interests, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and up to five
reprints) by January 10th, 2006 to Ms. Wiebke Moeller, Center for
Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human
Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Germany.

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17.  Modeling at MAAD
      Due: ongoing      [log in to unmask]

Micro Analysis and Design (MA&D) is interested in hiring an
experienced ACT-R modeler.  The ideal candidate will have experience
in developing complex models of human performance using ACT-R in a
variety of domains including military, aviation, and user interface
design.  A general understanding of cognitive architecture issues and
experience with other frameworks, including other production systems
and machine learning techniques such as neural networks, are
desirable.  MA&D's corporate headquarters are located in Boulder,
Colorado with a number of satellite offices located in other parts of
the U.S., including Orlando and Pittsburgh, the intended location of
this position.  We offer an excellent employment package that includes
competitive salaries, flexible hours, and a desirable work
environment. Interested candidates should email a resume and
citizenship information to [log in to unmask] (CC: [log in to unmask]) with
"ACT-R modeler" in the subject line.  Feel free to contact me
([log in to unmask]) directly if you have any questions or inquiries
about the position.

   Christian Lebiere
   Principal Research Scientist
   Micro Analysis and Design
   [log in to unmask]
   412-362-5334

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