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    2015 ACT-R Summer School & Workshop

    Start Date:
    7/11/2015
    End Date:
    7/22/2015
    Maximum Attendees:
    No limit
    Registered Attendees:
    42
    Description:

    2015 ACT-R Summer School and Master Class


    Carnegie Mellon University
    July 13-16, 2015

    The 2015 ACT-R Summer School will take place before the 22nd annual ACT-R Workshop which will also be held at Carnegie Mellon University. The Summer School will train researchers in the use of ACT-R for cognitive modeling using the ACT-R tutorial.
    The tutorial consists of eight units, six of which will be covered during the four days of the Summer School. Each day will consist of a morning theory lecture covering one or two tutorial units, an afternoon discussion session on the topics of the day, and modeling assignments which participants are expected to complete during the day and evening.

    The Master Class is organized in parallel with the Summer School. The Master Class offers the opportunity for ACT-R modelers to work on their own projects with guidance from experienced ACT-R researchers. There is no curriculum for the Master Class, but Master Class students are welcome to attend the Summer School lectures and discussion sessions.

    Admission to the Summer School and Master Class is free. In addition, the registration fee for the ACT-R Workshop will be waived for Summer School Students.

    For more information on the Summer School and Master Class you can email Dan Bothell.


    Twenty-Second Annual ACT-R Workshop


    Carnegie Mellon University
    July 17-19, 2015

    The Twenty-Second Annual ACT-R workshop will take place from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Carnegie Mellon University. As in past years, the workshop will consist of symposia, tutorial, and talk sessions, and Friday afternoon will feature a presentation by an invited speaker.

    This year, the theme of the workshop is Scaling Up. While we have achieved tremendous success developing limited-capacity, task-specific models, the ultimate goal of generating models capable of broad, human-level, task-general capabilities still largely eludes us. The ACT-R community has explored numerous approaches to achieve that goal, including instruction following, theories of learning and transfer (e.g., PRIM, IBL), model composition and generalization (e.g., supermodels), high-level modeling languages (e.g.,Herbal, HLSR), and integration with other cognitive systems (e.g., robotics). The central goal of this workshop is to better understand the reasons underlying the challenges that we are facing and the relations between the various approaches aimed at addressing them, and outline a roadmap to potential long-term solution(s).

    We welcome presentations on all topics relevant to ACT-R. If you are interested in presenting, please submitting a one-page abstract here. You may also offer suggestions for the topics of
    tutorials and symposia on that site. Requests for presentations should be submitted before June 1 to receive full consideration for inclusion in the workshop program. A preliminary program of presentations will be made available in early July on the ACT-R website.

    Registration Details


    The registration fee for the workshop is $100.00 before June 1, 2015 11:59pm EST and $125.00 after that date.

    If you have any questions about registration or housing, please contact the Carnegie Mellon Conference & Event Services office at 412-268-1125 or Conference & Event Services.

    Housing Details


    Off Campus Housing:
    Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
    100 Lytton Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Ph# 412-682-6200
    The Wyndham provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus.
    Located about 6 blocks from campus.
    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham for the workshop.
    Use code 07166841AR

    Other local hotels:

    Shadyside Inn
    5405 Fifth Ave,
    Pittsburgh PA 15232
    Ph# 412-682-2300
    The Shadyside Inn does have a CMU rate. When you make your reservations, please let them know you will be attending a workshop at CMU.
    Located 0.67 miles from campus.

    Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
    3454 Forbes Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Ph# 412-683-2040
    The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus. The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place does have a CMU rate. When you make your reservations, please let them know you will be attending a workshop at CMU.
    Located 0.5 miles from campus.


    On Campus Housing:

    ON-CAMPUS HOUSING HAS CLOSED.

    Accommodations will be in the Welch Residence Hall or Resnik Residence Hall on Carnegie Mellon's main campus. Most suites contain two double rooms with double accommodations (two beds, one desk & chair, two dressers and two closets) and a shared suite bathroom. All guests are provided bed linen, a pillow and bath towels. Both air-conditioned facilities are smoke-free.

    All suites are single gender.

    Single accommodations are very limited and may share a suite bath with up to four other occupants.

    Check-in time begins at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 11, 2015 and check-out time is no later than 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

    PLEASE NOTE: Housing and parking registration ends on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. These reservations must be paid in full by this time. Any unpaid housing and/or parking requests after this date will not be accommodated.

    If you have any questions about registration or housing, please contact the Carnegie Mellon Conference & Event Services office at 412-268-1125 or Conference & Event Services.

    Cancellation Policies


    In order to cancel your registration, you must notify Conference & Event Services. A refund is not automatically generated when you cancel your registration through the webpage.

    Housing: Cancellations must be received at least 48 business hours prior to your arrival date. Cancellation within 48 hours of your arrival date will result in a charge of two nights.

    Parking: Parking is non-refundable.