CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS Archives

ACM SIGCHI General Interest Announcements (Mailing List)

CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG

Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Condense Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Sender: "ACM SIGCHI General Interest Announcements (Mailing List)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 14:01:06 -0500
Reply-To: Christian Lebiere <[log in to unmask]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
From: Christian Lebiere <[log in to unmask]>
Parts/Attachments: text/plain (162 lines)
              SEVENTH ANNUAL ACT-R SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP
              ===============================================

               Carnegie Mellon University - July/August 2000
               =============================================


ACT-R is a cognitive theory and simulation system for developing cognitive
models for tasks that vary from simple reaction time to air traffic control.
The most recent advances of the ACT-R theory were detailed in the recent
book "The Atomic Components of Thought" by John R. Anderson and Christian
Lebiere, published in 1998 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  Each year, a
two-week summer school is held to train researchers in the use of the ACT-R
system, followed by a three-day workshop to enable new and current users to
exchange research results and ideas.  The Seventh Annual ACT-R Summer
School and Workshop will be held at Carnegie Mellon University in
Pittsburgh in July/August 2000.

SUMMER SCHOOL:

The summer school will take place from Monday July 24 to Friday August 4,
with the intervening Sunday free.  This intensive 11-day course is designed
to train researchers in the use of ACT-R for cognitive modeling.  It is
structured as a set of 8 units, with each unit lasting a day and involving
a morning theory lecture, a web-based tutorial, an afternoon discussion
session and a homework assignment which students are expected to complete
during the day and evening.  The final three days of the summer school will
be devoted to individual research projects.  Computing facilities for the
tutorials, assignments and research projects will be provided.  Successful
student projects will be presented at the workshop, which all summer school
students are expected to attend as part of their training.

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, a statement of purpose and a one-page description of the
data set that they intend to model as their research project.  The data set
can be the applicant's own or can be taken from the published literature.
Applicants will be notified of admission by APRIL 15.  Admission to the
summer school is free.  A stipend of up to $750 is available to graduate
students for reimbursement of travel, housing and meal expenses.  To
qualify for the stipend, students must be US citizens and join to their
application a letter of reference from a faculty member.

WORKSHOP:

The workshop will take place from the morning of Saturday August 5 to
Monday August 7 at noon.  Mornings will be devoted to research
presentations, each lasting about 20 minutes plus questions.  Participants
are invited to present their ACT-R research by submitting a one-page
abstract with their registration.  Informal contributions of up to 8 pages
can be submitted by August 1 for inclusion in the workshop proceedings.
Afternoons will feature more research presentations as well as discussion
sessions and instructional tutorials.  Suggestions for the topics of the
tutorials and discussion sessions are welcome.  Evenings will be occupied
by demonstration sessions, during which participants can gain a more
detailed knowledge of the models presented and engage in unstructured
discussions.  Admission to the workshop is open to all.  The early
registration fee (before July 1) is $100 and the late registration fee
(after July 1) is $125.

A registration form is appended below.  Additional information (detailed
schedule, etc.) will appear on the ACT-R Web site (http://act.psy.cmu.edu/)
when available or can be requested at:

2000 ACT-R Summer School and Workshop
Psychology Department
Attn: Helen Borek
Baker Hall 345C                                 Fax: +1 (412) 268-2844
Carnegie Mellon University                      Tel: +1 (412) 268-3438
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890                       Email: [log in to unmask]

________________________________________________________

Seventh Annual ACT-R Summer School and Workshop
July 24 to August 7, 2000 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

                                 REGISTRATION
                                 ============

Name:     ..................................................................

Address:  ..................................................................

          ..................................................................

          ..................................................................

Tel/Fax:  ..................................................................

Email:    ..................................................................



Summer School (July 24 to August 4): ........ (check here to apply)
====================================

Applications are due APRIL 1.  Acceptance will be notified by APRIL 15.
Applicants MUST include a curriculum vitae, a short statement of purpose
and a one-page description of the data set that they intend to model.

A stipend of up to $750 is available for the reimbursement of travel,
lodging and meal expenses (receipts needed).  To qualify for the stipend,
the applicant must be a graduate student with US citizenship and include
with the application a letter of reference from a faculty member.

Check here to apply for stipend: ........


Workshop (August 5 to 7): ........ (check here to register)
=========================

Presentation topic (optional - include one-page abstract with registration):

..........................................................................


Registration fee:

Before July 1: $100  ...

After July 1:  $125  ...

The fee is due upon registration.  Please send checks or money orders only.
We cannot accept credit cards.


                                 HOUSING
                                 =======

Housing is available in Resnick House, a CMU dormitory that offers
suite-style accommodations.  Rooms include air-conditioning, a semi-private
bathroom and a common living room for suite-mates.  Last year's rates were
$180.75/week/person or $32.60/night/person for single rooms and
$134.25/week/person or $24.25/night/person for double rooms.  Housing
reservations will be taken after acceptance to the summer school.  Do not
send money.  See http://www.housing.cmu.edu/conferences/ for further
housing information.

To reserve a room in Resnick House, fill in the dates and select one of the
three room options:

I will stay from ................ to ................

1. ... I want a single room
2. ... I want a double room and I will room with ................
3. ... I want a double room.  Please select a roommate of ....... gender

ROOM PAYMENT IS DUE UPON CHECK-IN.  DO NOT SEND MONEY.

The recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn University Center, located on the
campus of the University of Pittsburgh within easy walking distance of CMU.
Contact the Holiday Inn directly at +1 (412) 682-6200.

Send this form to:

2000 ACT-R Summer School and Workshop
Psychology Department
Attn: Helen Borek
Baker Hall 345C                                 Fax: +1 (412) 268-2844
Carnegie Mellon University                      Tel: +1 (412) 268-3438
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890                       Email: [log in to unmask]

ATOM RSS1 RSS2