ICCM 2004 ---- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

(Click on Paper Titles to download pdf files of each paper)

Thursday, July 29 | Friday, July 30 | Saturday, July 31 | Sunday, August 1

Tutorial schedule | Talks + Symposium schedule | Poster schedule


Thursday, July 29th
Doctoral Consortium 9:00 - 17:00 DC Student Abstracts LRDC 814
Tutorial 1 9:15-12:30 Development of Cognitive Agents Using the COGNET Architecture and iGEN Toolset --- Wayne Zachary and Michael Szczepkowski LRDC 514
Tutorial 2 14:00-17:15 CHREST, a Tool for Teaching Cognitive Modeling --- Fernand Gobet and Peter Lane LRDC 514
Tutorial 3 9:15-17:15 Building Cognitive Models with the EPIC Architecture for Human Cognition and Performance --- David Kieras & Anthony Hornof LRDC 1st floor conference room
Tutorial 4 9:15-17:15 A Hands-on Tutorial for Building Agent Models in Soar --- John Laird LRDC 9th floor
Free show 20:00-21:20 Judy -or- What Is It Like To Be A Robot? by Tom Sgouros CMU McConomy Auditorium, (First floor of the University Center)


All regular talks, plenaries, and symposia will take place in the Giant Eagle Auditorium of Baker Hall at CMU. The location of other events are noted in the schedule.

All regular talks will be 15 minutes long, with 4 minutes for questions and 1 minute for transition to the next talk.

Friday July 30th
Registration 8:00 Registration in the foyer of the Giant Eagle Auditorium  
Opening Comments & Announcements 8:45    
Plenary Speaker 9:00 Cognitive Simulation in the Large Ken Forbus
Break 10:15    
Learning + Memory 10:30 Episodic versus Semantic Memory: An Exploration of Models of Memory Decay in the Serial Attention Paradigm Chris Sims, Wayne Gray
10:50 Dimension-Wide vs. Exemplar-Specific Attention in Category Learning and Recognition Yasuaki Sakamoto, Toshihiko Matsuka, Bradley Love
11:10 A Cognitive Model of Episodic Memory Integrated with a General Cognitive Architecture Andrew Nuxoll, John Laird
Attention 11:30 A Connexionist Model of the Attentional Blink Effect During a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Task Sylvain Chartier, Denis Cousineau, Dominic Charbonneau
11:50 Toward an ACT-R General Executive for Human Multitasking Dario Salvucci, Yelena Kushleyeva, Frank Lee
12:10 Modelling performance in the Sustained Attention to Response Task David Peebles, Daniel Bothell
Lunch 12:30

Spatial cognition: Navigating CMU dining facilities

SIG: Language Processing within Cognitive Architectures

Symposium 1 14:00 Models of eye-tracking in reading Erik Reichle, Ronan Reilly, Eike Richter, Shun-Nan Yang
reak 15:30    
Basic Choice 15:45 Towards a Theory of Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Probabilistic Environments Stefani Nellen, Marsha Lovett
16:05 Learning to Choose the Most Effective Strategy: Explorations in Expected Value Wayne Gray, Michael Schoelles, Chris Sims
16:25 Soar-RL: Integrating Reinforcement Learning with Soar Shelley Nason, John Laird
Decision Making 16:45 Streak Biases in Decision Making: Data and a Memory Model Erik Altmann, Bruce Burns
17:05 Learning to Make Decisions in Dynamic Environments: ACT-R Plays the Beer Game Cleotilde Gonzalez
17:25 Letter Spirit: A Model of Visual Creativity John Rehling, Douglas Hofstadter
Break 17:45    
Shuttles to Banquet 18:30 Leave from CMU Baker Hall and Holiday Inn hotel  
Banquet 19:00 at Dave & Buster's  


Saturday, July 31st
Plenary Speaker 9:00 How Practice Makes Perfect Michael Mozer
Break 10:15    
Modeling Issues 10:30 ***Best applied paper*** Automated GOMS-to-ACT-R model generation Robert St. Amant, Frank Ritter
10:50 The data learning problem arises also in cognitive architectures other than Soar Richard Young
11:10 Categorical Data Displays Generated from Three Cognitive Architectures Illustrate Their Behavior Kevin Tor, Steven Haynes, Frank Ritter, Mark Cohen
Language 11:30 ***Best student paper*** Surface and Phonological Dyslexia: Modes of Processing Instead of Components of Processing Daragh Sibley, Christopher Kello
11:50 Resolving Ambiguities in the Extraction of Syntactic Categories through Chunking Daniel Freudenthal, Julian Pine, Fernand Gobet
12:10 Combining learning approaches for incremental on-line parsing Deryle Lonsdale, Michael Manookin
Lunch 12:30 Spatial Cognition II: Navigating off-campus dining  
Symposium 2 14:20 Competitive Modeling Symposium: PokerBot World Series Christian Lebiere, Dan Bothell
Break 15:50    
Applied Choice 16:05 ***Best student paper*** Deciding When to Switch Tasks in Time-Critical Multitasking Yelena Kushleyeva, Dario Salvucci, Frank Lee
16:25 Cognitive modeling versus game theory: Why cognition matters Matthew Rutledge-Taylor, Robert West
16:45 Routine Procedural Isomorphs and Cognitive Control Structures Mike Byrne, David Maurier, Chris Fick, Philip Chung
Emotion + Social Interaction 17:05 Memory, Emotion, and Rationality: An ACT-R interpretation for Gambling Task results Danilo Fum, Andrea Stocco
17:25 Toward a Comprehensive Computational Model of Emotions and Feelings Robert Marinier, John Laird
17:45 PsychSim: Agent-based modeling of social interactions and influence David Pynadath
Break 18:05    
Poster Reception 18:30 at University of Pittsburgh Student Union Ballroom (poster list)  


Sunday, August 1st
Perception 9:00 Explaining Eye Movements in the Visual Search of Varying Density Layouts Tim Halverson, Anthony Hornof
9:20 Good enough but I'll just check: Web-page search as attentional refocusing Duncan Brumby, Andrew Howes
9:40 Time perception: beyond simple interval estimation Niels Taatgen, Hedderik van Rijn, John Andrerson
Break 10:00    
Problem Solving 10:20 Learning real-time over-the-shoulder instructions in a dynamic task Wai-Tat Fu, Daniel Bothell, Scott Douglass, Craig Haimson, Myeong-Ho Sohn, John Anderson
10:40 A Computational Analysis Model for Complex Open-ended Analogical Retrieval Junya Morita, Kazuhisa Miwa
11:00 A computational account of latency impairments in problem solving by Parkinson's patients Patrick Simen, Thad Polk, Rick Lewis, Eric Freedman
Business Meeting 11:20    



Posters --- Saturday, July 31st, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Poster #
1 ADAPT: A Cognitive Architecture for Robotics D.Paul Benjamin, Damian Lyons, Deryle Lonsdale
2 OPTIMIST: A New Conflict Resolution Algorithm for ACT-R Roman Belavkin, Frank Ritter
3 Why Soccer Players Yell: Using RoboCup to Model the Advantage of Signaling Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Babak Esfandiari, Neal Arthorne
4 A Model of Human Behavior in Coalition Formation Games Alex Chavez, Steven Kimbrough
5 Architectural Explorations for Modeling Procedural Skill Decay Ronald Chong
6 Transition of Aesthetic Emotions in Interactive Environments Ana Constantinescu, Naoko Matsumoto, Daisuke Moriyasu, Hajime Murai, Akifumi Tokosumi
7 LSDNet: A Neural Network for Multisensory Perception Matthew Costello, Erik Reichle
8 Fast Fitting of Convolutions Using Rational Approximations Denis Cousineau
9 A Rational Model of the Effect of Information Scent on the Exploration of Menus Anna Cox, Richard Young
10 Constraint-Based Human Causal Learning David Danks
11 Properties of the Decision Environment and Display Organization in Choice Fabio Del Missier
12 Should successful agents have Emotions? The role of emotions in problem solving Dietrich Dörner, Ulrike Starker
13 A New framework for Cognitive/Perceptual Problems James Eilbert, Tom Santarelli, David Carmody
14 A Recursive Attention-Perception Chaotic Attractor Model of Cognitive Multistability Norbert Fürstenau
15 Ontological Aspects of Computing Analogies Helmar Gust, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Ute Schmid
16 Applying Fuzzy Logic to Neural Modeling Sébastien Hélie, Sylvain Chartier, Robert Proulx
17 A Cognitive Model for Spatial Perspective taking Laura Hiatt, J. Gregory Trafton, Anthony Harrison, Alan Schultz
18 Beyond Cognition: Modeling Emotion in Cognitive Architectures Eva Hudlicka
19 Changes in Youth's Authority Concept After a Group Accommodative Event Shinya Iida, Hiroyuki Iida
20 Integrating Models and Tools in the Context of Driving and In-vehicle Devices Bonnie John, Dario Salvucci, Peter Centgraf, Konstantine Prevas
21 A Memory-Based Learning Model of Dutch Plural Inflection Emmanuel Keuleers, Dominiek Sandra
22 A Cognitive/Affective Model of Strategic Behavior-2-Person Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma game Sung-youn Kim, Charles Taber
23 A Computatiional Model of Voter-The Dynamics of Political Candidate Evaluation Sung-youn Kim, Milton Lodge, Charles Taber
24 A Preliminary Model of Pronoun/Verb Co-occurrences in Child-Directed Speech Aarre Laakso, Linda Smith
25 Comparing Agent-Based Learning Models of Land-Use Decision Making Tei Laine, Jerome Busemeyer
26 Comprehensive Working Memory Activation in Soar John Laird, Andrew Nuxoll
27 New Contribution to Adaptive Temporal Radial Basis Function Applied on TIMIT Corpus Mesbahi Larbi, Benyettou Abdelkader
28 A Constraint-Based Approach to Understanding the Composition of Skill Richard Lewis, Alonso Vera, Andrew Howes
29 Bilingual Language Learning in Connectionist Networks Jing Liang
30 A Queuing Network Model for Eye Movement Ji Hyoun Lim, Yili Liu
31 Emulating a Visuospatial Memory Field Using ACT-R Don Lyon, Glenn Gunzelmann, Kevin Gluck
32 Abductive Proofs as Models of Students' Reasoning about Qualitative Physics Maxim Makatchev, Pamela Jordan, Umarani Pappuswamy, Kurt VanLehn
33 Anticipatory Eye Movements in Interleaving Templates of Human Behavior Michael Matessa
34 Irresistibly Attractive Fruitless Feature Dimensions Toshihiko Matsuka, James Corter, Stephen Hanson
35 Exploratory Approach for Modeling Human Category Learning Toshihiko Matsuka
36 Modeling Category Learning with Stochastic Optimization Methods Toshihiko Matsuka, James Corter
37 The simBorg Approach to Modeling a Dynamic Decision-making task Christopher Myers, Hansjörg Neth, Michael Schoelles, Wayne Gray
38 'Artificial brain Methodology' and an Application of StarLogo Kohei Noda, Akifumi Tososumi
39 An ACT-R Model of Memory Applied to Finding the Optimal Schedule of Practice Philp Pavlik, John Anderson
40 A Pandemonium Can Have Goals Giovanni Pezzulo, gianguglielmo Calvi
41 Navigating within a web site: the WebStep Model Sara Rigutti, Walter Gerbino
42 What goals do students have when choosing the actions they perform? Ido Roll, Ryan Baker, Vincent Aleven, Kenneth Koedinger
43 A General-Purpose Computational Model of the Conscious Mind Alexei Samsonovich, Kenneth DeJong
44 How Forgetting Fosters Heuristic Inference Lael Schooler, Ralph Hertwig
45 A Dynamic, Multi-Agent Model of Peer Group Formation Terrence Stewart, Robert West, Robert Coplan
46 Simple Agents Learning to Add Useful Structures to the World Terrence Stewart, Sanjay Chandrasekharan
47 Teaching Computational Modeling to Non-Computer Scientists Terrance Stewart
48 Tekkotsu: Cognitive Robotics on the Sony AIBO Ethan Tira-Thompson, Neil Halelamien, Jordan Wales, David Touretzky
49 Using A Genetic Algorithm to Optimize the Fit of Cognitive Models Kevin Tor, Frank Ritter
50 A Computational Model for Acquisition of Counterintuitive Concepts M.Afzal Upal
51 State Definition in the Tetris Task: Designing a Hybrid Model of Cognition Daniel Veksler, Wayne Gray
52 Modeling Visual Behavior of Pilots in the Human Performance Model-Air MIDAS Savita Verma, Kevin Corker, Amit Jadhav
53 The Environment as Theory: An Example Using the ACT-R/SOS Environment Robert West, Bruno Emond
54 Modeling Psychological Refractory Period (PRP) and Practice Effect on PRP with Queuing Networks and Reinforcement Learning Algorithms Changxu Wu, Yili Liu
55 The Attentional Blink at 20 items/sec, Model Prediction and Empirical Validation of Lag-2 Sparing Bradley Wyble, Howard Bowman
56 Vergence Control in Fixation with Minimal Disparity Information Weilie Yi, Dana Ballard



Doctoral Consortium Abstracts
Abstract #
1 A Model of Single-page Web Search: The Effect of Interdependence on Link Assessment Duncan Brumby
2 An Analysis of Two (or Three) Models of Visual Attention Allocation

Michael Fleetwood

3 Learning and Strategy Selection in Probabilistic Environments

Wolfgang Gaissmaier

4 Emergence of Bayesian Structure from Recurrent Networks Sébastien Hélie
5 Methodology for Comparing Agent-based Models of Land-use Decisions Tei Laine
6 Generalization and Discrimination in a Semantic Network Trained with Semi-Supervised Learning Rebecca Robare
7 World Models, Action Selection, Embodied Concept Formation, and Conditioning Terrence Stewart
8 Student Modeling for Collaborative Medical Problem-Based Learning Siriwan Suebnukarn
9 Modeling the ability to reason about oneself and others in educational contexts Karin Zondervan, Rineke Verbrugge, Niels Taatgen