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                       Janet J. Turnage, Chair
                         Star Mountain, Inc.
                      Midyear Planning Committee

        The 1997 Midyear Science Symposium sponsored by Division 21
(the division of applied experimental and engineering psychology) of
the American Psychological Association (APA) will be held March 6-7 at
the George Washington University (GWU) Crystal City Center.  We are
pleased to again have the members of Division 19 (Military Psychology)
and the Potomac Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(HFES) as cooperating sponsors of these meetings.  The GWU Crystal
City Center is located at Crystal Park 3, Arlington, Virginia.  A map
of the Crystal City Center is located in this announcement.

        The theme for the symposium this year is "Cognitive Modeling
for Virtual Environments and HCI."  This conference will center around
both basic and applied issues of cognitive modeling, VR, and HCI, and
the relationships among each discipline.  There will be speakers
discussing issues in learning, intelligent tutoring systems, memory,
submarine schemas, VR locomotion techniques, crew decision making, and
interface models.  This meeting will bring together workers in these
fields and have them discuss some of their most interesting work.

        Three hours of continuing education credit will be given for
Thursday's program, and six hours of continuing education credit will
be awarded for Friday's program.  A certificate indicating the number
of continuing education credits will be issued.  Those participants
who wish to obtain continuing education credit may register for credit
at the symposium. No additional fees beyond those noted below are
incurred by registering for continuing education credit.

The meeting hotel is the Washington Airport Hilton, 2399 Jefferson
Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 , phone (703) 418-6880.  Please
mention the APA Division 21 to obtain meeting rates of $99 per night
for single or double occupancy.  Call by February 13 to assure the
meeting rate.  Parking is available at the hotel at the rate of $12
per day.  The Hilton also provides a complimentary shuttle from
Washington National Airport.


                  Thursday Afternoon, March 6, 1997
           Cognitive Modeling for Virtual Reality Tutorial

12:30-1:00 PM   Registration

1:00-1:30 PM    Welcome and Introductions

                Astrid Schmidt-Nielsen, Naval Research Laboratory,
                President, APA Division 21
                Russell Hibler, EHP Behavioral Services,
                President, APA Division 19
                Ronald Hoffman, Mitretek,
                President, Potomac Chapter, HFES

1:30-3:30 PM    Ken Koedinger (Carnegie-Mellon University)
"Cognitive Modeling and the Design of Effective Learning Environments"

3:30-4:00 PM    Break

4:00-5:00 PM    David Kieras (University of Michigan)
"Advanced cognitive models for HCI design"

                        Friday, March 7, 1997

           Cognitive Modeling and Virtual Reality Symposium

8:30-9:00 AM    Late Registration
                Morning Session - Astrid Schmidt-Nielsen, Chair

9:00-9:15 AM    Introductions

9:15-10:00 AM   Susan Kirschenbaum (Naval Undersea Warfare Center)
"Decision Maker Schema and Subgoals in a Simulated Submarine"

10:00-10:45 AM  Erik Altmann (George Mason University)
"A Model of Episodic Memory for External Information"

10:45-11:15 AM  Break

11:15-12:00 AM  James Templeman (Naval Research Laboratory)
"Virtual Locomotion Techniques"

12:00-1:30 PM   Lunch

          Afternoon Technical Sessions - Russ Hibler, Chair

1:30-2:15 PM Randy Stiles (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center)
"Immersed Interaction for Operations and Maintenance Tasks"

2:15-3:00 PM Steve Goldberg (Army Research Institute)
z"Behavioral Issues in Dismounted Soldier Simulation"

3:00-3:30 PM    Break

3:30-4:30 PM    Terry Allard (Office of Naval Research)
"Emerging Questions in Virtual Reality Environments Training Technology"

              Potomac Chapter HFES RECEPTION AND DINNER

        The Potomac Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society is hosting a reception and dinner on Thursday, March 7, at a
restaurant in Crystal City.  The reception with cash bar will be from
6:00-6:45, and dinner will be at 6:45 PM, followed by a guest speaker.
The cost of this event is NOT included in the Science Symposium fee.
More information may be obtained by calling Chris Heasly, Carlow
International, Inc., 703-698-6225.

                      DIVISION BUSINESS MEETINGS

Division 21 Executive Committee Saturday, March 8th, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                      Hilton Hotel Meeting Room

The following announcements are included as a courtesy to our
co-sponsors this year.

Division 19 Executive Committee     Thursday morning, March 6th
                                    Canal Street
                                    Alexandria, VA 2230
                                    Russ Hibler presiding

Potomac Chapter HFES             Thursday evening, March 6th
                                 Place TBD
                                 Ron Hoffman presiding


               Tutorial and Symposium Registration Fees

                Advance Registration    On-Site Registration     Students

Tutorial Only           $50.00                  $50.00            $10.00
Symposium Only          $45.00                  $45.00            $20.00
Both                    $75.00                  $85.00            $30.00

        Checks for advance registration should be made payable to:
"Division 21, APA" and sent to Dr. James R. Callan, Pacific Scientific
& Engineering Group, 6310 Greenwich Drive, #200, San Diego, CA 92122
(619-535-1661).  Advance registration fees should arrive no later than
February 23, 1997.  Fees include registration for session(s) and any
materials that are provided by presenters, but not the Thursday
evening program and dinner.  Cancelations should be forwarded to
Dr. Callan at the above address.





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