2018 ACT-R Summer School and Master Class
Carnegie Mellon University
July 9-13, 2018
ACT-R is a unified theory of cognition that has been implemented in a
software system called a cognitive architecture that can be used to develop
computational cognitive models. It has been applied to modeling tasks that
range from experimental tasks like simple reaction time and list learning,
to real world tasks like driving a car and air traffic control.
The 2018 ACT-R Summer School will take place at CMU in Pittsburgh from
July 9-13. It consists of both a Summer School for beginning users and a
Master Class for more experienced users.
The Summer School will train researchers in the use of ACT-R for cognitive
modeling using the ACT-R tutorial. 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.
To provide an optimal learning environment, admission to the Summer School
and Master Class will be limited. To apply for the Summer School, please
email a curriculum vitae and a statement of purpose to email@example.com.
Demonstrated experience with a modeling formalism similar to ACT-R will
strengthen a Summer School application. To apply for the Master Class
please email a curriculum vitae along with some information about your level
of experience with ACT-R and some details on the project you expect to work
on during the Master Class.
Applications are due by April 15th and applicants will be notified of
admission by April 30th. Admission to the Summer School and Master Class is
free. Housing will be available in the CMU dormitories for approximately
$60/day (single) or $40/day (shared).
More information about ACT-R, including papers published by the ACT-R
community, can be found on the ACT-R web site: .
For more information on the Summer School and Master Class you can email
Dan Bothell at firstname.lastname@example.org.