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Second Announcement: please note the *** NEW DATES ***.


                     SIXTH ANNUAL ACT-R SUMMER SCHOOL
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              Carnegie Mellon University - July/August 1999
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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 summer school and workshop are held to train
researchers in the use of the system and to enable current users to
exchange results and ideas.  The 1999 ACT-R Summer School will be held
at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh from July 27 to August 6.
The 1999 ACT-R Workshop will be held from August 6 to 9 at George Mason
University in Fairfax, VA, and will be the subject of a separate
announcement.

The summer school will take place from Tuesday July 27 to the morning of
Friday August 6.  This intensive 10-day course is designed to train
researchers in the use of ACT-R for cognitive modeling.  It is
structured as a set of 7 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.  After a free day, the final two
days of the summer school will be devoted to individual research
projects.  Computing facilities for the tutorials, assignments and
research projects will be provided.

Due to space considerations, admission is limited to a dozen
participants, who must submit by APRIL 1 an application consisting of a
curriculum vitae and statement of purpose.  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.

Applications will be strengthened if the applicants include a
description of a data set that they want to model at the summer school.
If students are accepted to the summer school but do not bring a data
set, they must be prepared to work with other students on their data
sets.  Successful student projects will be presented at the workshop,
which all summer school students are expected to attend.  Transportation
from the summer school to the workshop will be provided.

An application form is appended below and is also available on the ACT-R
web site (http://act.psy.cmu.edu/).

________________________________________________________

Sixth Annual ACT-R Summer School
July 27 to August 6, 1999 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

                                 APPLICATION
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Name:     ..................................................................

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

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

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


Applications are due APRIL 1.  Acceptance will be notified by APRIL 15.
Applicants MUST include a curriculum vitae and statement of purpose.

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 a letter of reference from a faculty member.

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

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.  This
year's rates were $157.50/week/person or $31.50/night/person for single
rooms and $118.00/week/person or $23.50/night/person for double rooms.
Housing reservations will be taken after acceptance to the summer
school.  Do not send money.

Send this form and other application materials by email, fax or mail to:

1999 ACT-R Summer School
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]

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