The Twenty First Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society will take place on August 19-21, 1999 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. The day before the conference (18 August), there will be a tutorial programme. The programme this year includes four tutorials on cognitive architectures, including Soar, ACT-R, Cogent, and PDP++. These tutorials are generally designed to introduce potential users to the architecture. They do not teach the architectures completely, but provide enough background to understand their models better and usually provide enough information for modellers to judge if the architecture is right for their problem.
The price per tutorial is CDN$ 35 per half day, about US$ 25. Details are available on the conference registration form.
Listed below are the tutorials that will be offered on 18 August 1999.
900-1245 First session 3.25 hours 1100-1130 coffee break 1245-1400 Lunch 1400-1745 Second session 3.25 hours 1515-1545 tea break
TUTORIAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP Frank Ritter (Nottingham) and Richard Young (Hertfordshire) (co-chairs), Randy Jones (Colby/U. Mich) John Anderson and Christian Lebiere (CMU) Todd Johnson (UT/Houston) Vasant Honavar (Iowa State) Kevin Korb (Monash, Aus) Michail Lagoudakis (Duke) Christine Manning (Minnesota/Hamburg) Brian Fisher (Simon Fraser)
The Office of Navy Research has helped support this tutorial series.