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Call for papers MathPsych/ICCM 2017

July 22nd-25th, 2017               

University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

We would like to invite you to the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM): the premier conference for research on computational models and computation-based theories of human cognition.  This year, ICCM has joined forces with the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the European Mathematical Psychology Group 2017 meeting to create a conference in which all sessions are open to all attendees, and cross-talk is highly encouraged.

MathPsych/ICCM 2017 is a forum for presenting and discussing the complete spectrum of cognitive modeling approaches, including connectionism, symbolic modeling, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling, and cognitive architectures. Research topics can range from low-level perception to high-level reasoning. We also welcome contributions that use computational models to better understand neuroscientific data.

We are pleased to announce three world-class invited speakers: Peter Dayan (University College London), Randy Gallistel (Rutgers University), Joe Houpt (Wright State University, Estes Early Career Award winner).

We will also have four invited symposia:

  • Using Cognitive Models to Inform Neuroimaging Data (And Vice Versa!). Organizer: Jelmer Borst
  • Models of Decision from Experience. Organizer: Ido Erev
  • Bridging Levels of Analysis with Rational Process Models. Organizers: Tom Griffiths and Adam Sanborn
  • Advances in Distributional Models of Language and Meaning. Organizers: John Willits and Melody Dye

We have separate submissions for the MathPsych parallel tracks and the ICCM single-track. For MathPsych, submissions are brief abstracts to be considered for both talks and posters. For ICCM submissions are 6-page full papers to be considered for talks, and 2-page poster abstracts. We are working with topiCS to create a special issue based on the best full ICCM papers. Submissions may be made by researchers, faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate students. Any one person may present only one paper, but may also be a co-author of other papers (this rule applies across the two conferences, i.e., when you are presenting author of a MathPsych paper, you cannot also be a presenting author of an ICCM paper). We also welcome pre-conference workshop/tutorial submissions that are not specific to MathPsych or ICCM. All types of submissions are due on March 15th, 11.59pm CEST.

More information can be found on our website:

Note that early-bird registration will be £200 (faculty) and £100 (students) and includes lunch. Limited hotel accommodation will be available on-site for a fee of £100/night (including breakfast and dinner). Conference hotel accommodation can only be booked through the conference website during registration. Registration will open on March 1st.

We hope to see you in Warwick!

Marieke van Vugt, Adrian Banks, Bill Kennedy (ICCM co-chairs)

Adam Sanborn, Gordon Brown, James Adelman (MathPsych co-chairs)


Mini-symposium:“Attention, Learning and Reward”

February 23, 2017, Time: 15.00 – 17:30
Place: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (MF-G6-13: medical faculty, G-Wing, 6th floor, room 13)





15:00- 15:05 Welcome   Introduction
15:05-15:30 Leonardo Chelazzi, University of Verona, Italy  Statistical Learning of Target Selection and Distractor Filtering
15:30-15:55 Sara Jahfari, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam On the role of learning in the future deployment of attention, and the regulation of uncertain choices: a computational approach
15:55-16:20 Jan Engelmann, Universiteit van Amsterdam How rewards and punishments guide goal-directed cognition and choice
15:55-16:20 Jan Engelmann, Universiteit van Amsterdam How rewards and punishments guide goal-directed cognition and choice
16:20-16:35 Break  
16:35-17:00 Jane Raymond, University of Birmingham Competition among motivational states drives visual attention
17:00-17:25 Jan Theeuwes, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam Reward shapes visual attention

Mini-symposium is coupled to PhD defense of Michel Failing:

Thesis title:  “For What It’s Worth: Reward Value Drives Visual Selective Attention”
Time: 11.45 – 12:45
Place: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Aula, main building)

Download the flyer: MiniSymposiumAttentionLearningAndReward