/h4> ICCM 2006 - 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - Trieste, Italy, April 2006

Conference Program

Wednesday, 5th April

08:30 - 09:00 Registration for tutorials
09:00 - 12:15 Tutorials    University of Trieste - CSIA building, via Valerio, 12.
  • F. van Overwalle, Introduction to connectionist simulation in social cognition.
13:45 - 17:00 Tutorials    University of Trieste - CSIA building, via Valerio, 12.
  • F. van Overwalle: Simulation exercises in social cognition with FIT.
  • L. Urbas, M. Heinath, S. Trösterer, N. Pape, J. Dzaack, J. Kiefer, & S. Leuchter: Agimap: A tool chain to support the modelling of the interaction level of dynamic systems.
  • J. Bach, D. Dörner, & R. Vuine: Psi and MicroPsi: A novel approach for modeling emotion and cognition in a cognitive architecture.
18:30 - 19:30: Welcome cocktail &ensp &ensp Caffč Tommaseo, piazza Tommaseo, 4.

Thursday, 6th April

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Opening
09:30 - 10:30 Invited talk
  • Richard L. Lewis: The surprising nature of working memory in language comprehension.
10:30 - 10:50 Coffe break
10:50 - 12:30 Talks, Session 1
  • B. J. Best & M. Lovett: Inducing a cognitive model from examples provided by an optimal algorithm.
  • F. M. Richardson, F. D. Baughman, N. Forrester, & M. S. C. Thomas: Computational modeling of variability in the balance scale task.
  • M. Maniadakis & P. Trahanias: Design and integration of partial brain models using hierarchical cooperative coevolution.
  • C. Crescentini, T. Shallice, & R. P. Cooper: A macroplanning model to simulate dynamic aphasia.
  • Y. Marchand. & R. I. Damper: Pronunciation by analogy and naming latency.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 15:20 Talks, Session 2
  • C. Becker, N. Lessmann, S. Kopp, & I. Wachsmuth: Connecting feelings and thoughts: Modeling the interaction of emotion and cognition in embodied agents.
  • A. Grecucci, R. P. Cooper, & R. I. Rumiati: The emotional enhancement of stimulus-response compatibility: A computational study.
  • J. Bach: MicroPsi: A cognitive modeling tolkit coming of age.
  • D. Dörner, J. Gerdes, M. Mayer, & S. Misra: A simulation of cognitive and emotional effects of overcrowding.
15:20 - 15:40 Coffe break
15:40 - 16:40 Invited talk
  • Boicho Kokinov: Analogy and constructive memory.
16-40 - 17:50 Symposium
  • F. E. Ritter (Chairman): High-level behavior representation languages revisited.
17:50 - 19:15 Poster Session 1 (click here for program)

Friday, 7th April

09:00 - 10:00 Invited talk
  • Dario Floreano (with M. Suzuki): Active vision and neural development in animals and robots.
10:00 - 10:40 Talks, Session 3
  • L. van Maanen & H. van Rijn: An accumulator model account of semantic interference in memory retrieval.
  • A. Chuderski, Z. Stettner, & J. Orzechowski: Modeling individual differences in working memory search task.
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 Talks, Session 4
  • N. Ruh, R. P. Cooper, & D. Mareschal: Redundancy and multiple levels of control in a connectionist model of sequential action.
  • G. Gunzelmann: Understanding similarities in performance on different orientation tasks: Strategy adaptation.
  • D. D. Salvucci, N. A. Taatgen, & Y. Kushleyeva: Learning when to switch tasks in a dynamic multitasking environment.
  • X. Kong & C. D. Schunn: Global vs. local information processing in problem solving: A study of the travelling salesman problem.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 15:20 Talks, Session 5
  • R. W. Remington, R. L. Lewis, & S. Wu, Scheduling mental operations in a multiple-response sequence: Modeling the effects of a strategy to minimize variance in the timing of saccades.
  • F. P. Tamborello & M. D. Byrne: Adaptive but non-optimal visual search behavior in highlighted displays.
  • H. Jasso, J. Triesch, C. Teuscher, & G. Deák: A reinforcement learning model explains the development of gaze following.
  • D. Ognibene, F. Mannella, G. Pezzulo, & G. Baldassarre: Integrating reinforcement-learning, accumulator models, and motor-to study action selection and reaching in monkeys.
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:40 Invited Talk
  • Tom M. Mitchell: Human learning and machine learning.
16:40 - 17:40 Talks, Session 6
  • H. Schulteis, T. Barkowsky, & S. Bertel, LTMC : An improved long-term memory for cognitive architectures.
  • W. G. Kennedy & J. G. Trafton, : Long-term symbolic learning in Soar and ACT-R.
  • T. C. Stewart & L R. West: Deconstructing ACT-R.
17:40 - 19:00 Poster Session 2 (click here for program)

Saturday, 8th April

09:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk
  • Wayne D. Gray (with C. R. Sims & M. J. Schoelles): Musings on models of integrated cognition: What are they? What do they tell us that simpler approaches cannot? How do we evaluate them?
10:00 - 10:40 Talks, Session 7
  • R. S. St.Amant, C. T Morrison, Y. Chang, W. Mu, P. R. Cohen, & C. Beal: An image schema language.
  • R. M. Jones, J. A. Crossman, C. Lebiere, & B. J. Best: An abstract language for cognitive modeling.
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 Talks, Session 8
  • F. D. Baughmann & R. P. Cooper: Inhibition and young children's performance on the Tower of London task.
  • P. Bello & N. Cassimatis: Understanding other minds: A cognitive modeling approach.
  • C. R. Huyck & R. V. Belavkin: Counting with neurons: Rule application with nets of fatiguing leaky integrate and fire neurons.
  • F. van Overwalle & F. Heylighen: Trust in communication between individuals: A connectionist approach.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 15:20 Talks, Session 9
  • N. A. Taatgen, D. Huss, & J. R. Anderson: How cognitive models can inform the design of instructions.
  • J. G. Johnson & J. K. Busemeyer: A unified computational modelling approach to decision making.
  • R. V. Belavkin: Towards a theory of decision-making without paradoxes.
  • G. Petkov: Modeling analogy-making, judgment, and choice-making with same basic mechanisms.
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 - 17:30 "Special Event"
  • Richard Young (Chairman) with J.R. Anderson, T. M. Mitchell, D. Floreano, & Alessandro Treves: What makes us special? Computational differences in human, animal, and machine intelligence.
17:30 - 20:00 Leisure & free time (with possible Special Interest Group meetings)
20:00 Conference Banquet &ensp &ensp Harry's Grill, Hotel Duchi D'Aosta, Piazza Unitŕ.

Poster program

Poster session 1

  1. W. Beard: A proposal for cognition.
  2. S. Bertel, T. Barkowsky, D.Engel, & C. Freksa: Computational modelling of reasoning with mental images: Basic requirements.
  3. J. Boeddinghaus, M. Ragni, M. Knauff, & B. Nebel: Simulating spatial reasoning using ACT-R.
  4. J. Borst, J., & H. van Rijn: Memory decay problems in a levelrepetition switch task model.
  5. T. Bosse, C. M. Jonker, & J. Treur: Formal analysis of Damasio's theory on core consciousness.
  6. D. P. Brumby, & D. D. Salvucci: Towards a constraint analysis of human multitasking.
  7. A. Brunstein & M. P. Larrańaga: Gender, language, and the Goblet of Fire.
  8. J. L. Dessalles: A structural model of intuitive probability.
  9. J. Dzaack, S. Trösterer, N. Pape, & L. Urbas: A computational model of retrospective time estimation.
  10. B. Emond: WN-LEXICAL: An ACT-R module built from the WordNet lexical database.
  11. N. Fürstenau: A nonlinear dynamics phase oscillator model for the simulation of multistable perception.
  12. J. Ganascia & J. Velcin Automatic stereotype extraction.
  13. A. Grüning, N. van Rijsbergen, & A. Treves, U-shaped sensitivity to variability in artificial face recognition.
  14. M. Guhe: Referential nets as ACT-R declarative memory representation.
  15. A. Heuvelink: Modeling cognition as querying a database of labeled beliefs.
  16. S. Hidaka, J. Saiki, & L. B. Smith: Semantic packing: An account for category coherence.
  17. D. Huss, N. Taatgen, & J. R. Anderson Instructional representation in cognitive modeling.
  18. T. Koshizen, H. Tsujino, M. Kon, K. Aihara, & H. Prendinger: A learning system for user modeling by combined cognitive and affective modeling for user interest estimation.
  19. V. N. Karandashev: Operations and knowledge network in dialogic processing of natural language: Appeal to a cognitive model that can learn.
  20. Y. Karandashev: BURATINO: A dialogical model of language acquisition.
  21. K. V. Katsikopoulos, J. K. Woike, & H. J. Brighton: Fast and frugal trees: A theory of robust classification.>
  22. T. M. Nguyen & D. D. Salvucci: Piano playing: A model of sight-reading and rhytmic timing.

Poster session 2

  1. S. Bertel, T. Barkowsky, P. König, H. Schultheis, & C. Freksa: Sketching mental images and reasoning with sketches: NEVILLE, a computational model of mental & external spatial problem solving.
  2. J. Kiefer & L. Urbas: How to model different strategies in dynamic task environments.
  3. J. W. Kim, F. E.Ritter, & R. J. Koubek: ESEGMAN: A substrate for ACT-R architecture and an Emacs Lisp application.
  4. S. Kovacs, G. Apostol, I. Piturescu, & A. M. Onu: Meme based cognitive models regarding risk and loss in small and medium enterprises.
  5. J. Ludwig: Comparing helicopter interfaces with CogTool.
  6. D. R. Lyon, G. Gunzelmann, & K. Gluck: Key components of spatial visualization capacity.
  7. W. Mankowski, D. D. Salvucci, & A. Shokoufandeh. Graph-based lane change detection.
  8. C. J. Martinez: Cognitive modeling of computational and communications systems based on physics.
  9. F. Menghini, N. van Rijsbergen, & A. Treves, A. Modelling adaptation aftereffects in associative memory.
  10. D. Petters: Implementing a theory of attachment: A simulation of the strange situation with autonomous agents.
  11. A. A. Petrov: Computationally efficient approximation of the base-level learning equation in ACT-R.
  12. G. Pezzulo: How can a massively modular mind be context-sensitive? A computational approach.
  13. Radicioni, D. P., & Esposito, R. Learning tonal harmony from Bach chorales.
  14. Ramamurthy, U., Baars, B. J., D. Mello, S. K., & Franklin, S. LIDA: A working model of cognition.
  15. F. Röhrbein, J. Eggert, S. Hasler, A. Richter, A. Schwartz, C. Tuot, M. Hirsch, & E. Körner, : proCog: A biologically motivated relational network.
  16. A. Sharpanskykh & J. Treur: Modeling of agent behaviour using behavioural specification.
  17. S.A. Skouras: Successful simulation of the McGurk effect by a feed-forward neural network.
  18. U. Starker: How many nuggets Phineas Gage would have collected on the "Island" before and after his accident? Ablation experiments with artificial clones.
  19. M. Takác: Categorization by sensory-motor interaction in artificial agents.
  20. W. A. van Doesburg & S. Stroomer: Cognitive model supported team skill training.
  21. H. van Rijn: The absence of external validity in models of artificial development tasks.
  22. W. Warwick & A. Santamaria: Giving up vindication in favor of application: Developing cognitively-inspired widgets for human performance modeling tools.
  23. S. Weller, & U. Schmid: Analogy by abstraction.
  24. C. Zoll, S. Enz, H. Schaub, R. Aylett, & A. Paiva: Fighting bullying with the help of autonomous agents in a virtual school environment.

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Conference Program

22 Mar 2006 - The conference program is available online.

Talks info

22 Mar 2006 - Talks will last 20 minutes (including 3 minutes of question time). Speakers are supposed to use their laptops for slide presentations. Some Windows boxes will however be available to people not using their own machines. An overhead projector will be available for low-tech lovers.

On-site registration

22 Mar 2006 - Please note that no credit cards are accepted in case of on-site registration

Info about posters dimensions

1 Mar 2006 - Posters should have a portrait layout with maximum dimensions of 80 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).

How to reach us

22 Feb 2006 - Info on how to reach Trieste and the Congress Center has been added to the Venue page.