[Comp-neuro] CogModel notes: ICCM13/BRIMS13/books/outlets/Jobs

Frank Ritter frank.ritter at psu.edu
Wed Mar 20 23:16:58 CET 2013

[please forward to  Lapsus or your list related to GDR I3-fer]

This is based on the International Cognitive Modeling Conference
mailing list that I maintain.  I forward messages about twice a year.
(this is the second one for ICCM 2013, and it's late.)

The first announcement is driving this email -- the call for papers
for ICCM 2013 in Ottawa with a new due date.  The rest indicate new
publication outlets and jobs in Cog Sci and in cognitive modeling.

If you would like to be removed, please just let me know.  I maintain
it by hand to keep it small.

I've added a conflict of interest note to each item.  I've become more
aware of CoI recently.  (As an aside, PSU's web site requires exact
dollar amounts for each stock owned and consulting fees, does yours?
PSU says most universities do, and I know of none that do. Happy to
correspond on this.)


Frank Ritter                 frank.e.ritter at gmail.com
http://acs.ist.psu.edu       http://www.frankritter.com

1.  ICCM 2013,  Ottawa, 11-14 July 2013,    Papers due:  5 April 2013

2.  ICCM 2012 tutorials proposals call,  Ottawa, due: 20 mar 12

3.  Update on BRIMS 2013

4.  How to run studies book, discount code available

5.  New (6/30) deadline for Brain Corporation Prize in Comp Neuroscience

6.  BICA 2013 deadline extension to 15 april 13
    14-15 Sept. 2013, Kiev, Ukraine

7.  New journal announcement: IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

8.  Integrated Cognition, in the Fall 2013 AAAI Symposium Series

9.  Cog. Sci: the Computational Paradigm Symposium
    Workshop at IJCNN, 6 aug 2013, Dallas, TX

10.  Proceedings for Advances in Cognitive Systems conference

11.  Book chapter on Intelligent tutoring systems available

12. Call for papers/Fast Publication for BICA journal

13.  Advances in Cognitive Systems (journal)

14.  CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Cognitive Science

15. 2nd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling June 2013, Rome, Italy
    due 1 April 2013     http://lifelogging-workshop.org

16.  IITSEC conference 2013

17.  Springer's Cognitive Computation journal: ToC 4(2)/ June 2012 issue

18.  Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics, July 22-26, 2013, Bangor, UK
     Early registration:  15 april 2013

19.  2nd Call for Papers: Conf. on Spatial Info Theory COSIT 2013

20.  Postdoc and RAs at Wright State
     caroline.cao at wright.edu

21.   Job Openings in the field of Model-Based Human-Centred Design, Germany

22.  Cognitive Science Research Position / Opportunity

23.  Research Positions at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH

24.  3 year PhD position at the Quality & Usability Lab, TU/Berlin

25.  Tenure-track position at Dept of Comp. and Info. Science, Fordham U.

26.  Postdoc at the HathiTrust Research Center, U. of Ill.

27.  Tenure tracked faculty posts, postdocs in Fudan U., China


1.  ICCM 2013,  Ottawa, 11-14 July 2013,  Papers due: 5 April 2013

[Please note that the paper deadline has been extended to avoid the
Easter break]

The conference will be held from 11 to 14 July 2013 in Ottawa, Canada
at Carleton Universitat.  The tutorials will be held 11 July 2013.
We hope to see you in Ottawa!

The International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM) is the
premier conference for research on computational models and
computation-based theories of human behavior.  ICCM is a forum for
presenting, discussing, and evaluating the complete spectrum of
cognitive modeling approaches, including connectionism, symbolic
modeling, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling, and cognitive
architectures. ICCM includes basic and applied research, across a wide
variety of domains, ranging from low-level perception and attention to
higher-level problem-solving and learning.

The chairs are:
    Robert L. West <robert_west at carleton.ca>
    Terrence C. Stewart (tcstewar at uwaterloo.ca)

The proceedings from previous conferences are now available at

    [CoI disclosure:  program committee and tutorial chair]

2.  ICCM 2012 tutorials proposals call,  Ottawa, due: 20 mar 12

The Tutorials program at the International Conference on Cognitive
Modeling (ICCM) 2013 will be held on 11 July 2013. It will provide
conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights,
knowledge, and skills from a broad range of areas in the field of
cognitive modeling. Tutorial topics will be presented in a taught
format and are likely to range from practical guidelines to
theoretical issues or software. Tutorials at ICCM have been held many
times before, and this year's program will be modelled after them and
after the series held at the Cognitive Science Conference.


provides details for submitting a tutorial proposal.

    [CoI disclosure:  tutorial chair]

3.  BRIMS 2013, likely to be held concurrent with ICCM 2013

This is written by Ritter.  I thought I should note that BRIMS 2013
was not held in San Antonio as planned. The government sequestation
and a general ban by governmetn agencie on travel lead to the
conference not (yet) being held.  It looks like currently that much of
the BRIMS program will be absorbed into the ICCM meeting in Ottawa.
Details are still being arranged, but it looks like ICCM will be
bigger and have a wider program than has been typical.  What will
happen in future years will evolve based on how funding and government
stories proceed over the course of this year.

For more information, watch the web sites or write to a chair:

   "William G Kennedy" <wkennedy at gmu.edu>, Program Co-Chair
   Robert St Amant <stamant at csc.ncsu.edu>,  Program Co-Chair
   "David Reitter" dreitter at ist.psu.edu,  Program Co-Chair
   Dan Cassenti <dcassenti at arl.army.mil>, General Chair

    [CoI disclosure:  program committee]

4.  How to run studies book, review copies and 30% off

Running Behavioral Experiments With Human Participants: A Practical
Guide (Ritter, Kim, Morgan & Carlson, 2013) provides a concrete,
practical roadmap for the implementation of experiments and controlled
observation using human participants. Covering both conceptual and
practical issues critical to implementing an experiment, the book is
organized to follow the standard process in experiment-based research,
covering such issues as potential ethical problems, risks to validity,
experimental setup, running a study, and concluding a study.

The detailed guidance on each step of an experiment is ideal for those
in both universities and industry who have had little or no previous
practical training in research methodology. The book provides example
scenarios to help readers organize how they run experimental studies
and anticipate problems, and example forms that can serve as effective
initial "recipes." Examples and forms are drawn from areas such as
cognitive psychology, human factors, human-computer interaction, and
human-robotic interaction.

You can order copies with 30% off ($27.30) or review copies using this flyer:
  [CoI disclosure:  author, compensated slightly]

5.  New (6/30) deadline for Brain Corporation Prize in Comp Neuroscience

The Brain Corporation Prize aims to encourage researchers to make
freely available the latest and best scholarly information concerning
topics in computational neuroscience.

To provide more time for submissions, the contest deadline has been
extended to June 30th, 2013. The winners will be recognized during the
CNS'03 in Paris.

Presently, the leaders are:

  215 votes:  http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Frontal_eye_field
  210 votes:  http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/SPIKE-distance
  42 votes:   http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Brian_simulator

We sincerely hope to see your participation -- here are 10 reasons to
get involved:

1. Help discover what works in scholarly collaboration -- participate
    in a global experiment on the future of scholarly research.
2. Add a peer-reviewed article with a famous co-author to your C.V.
3. Support open-access publishing.
4. Help the public -- provide to the world an accurate article on a
    topic of importance to you.
5. For posterity -- be the author of a review that will be useful for
   decades to come.
6. To support interdisciplinary research -- encourage others to
    participate in compiling a free, current, and scholarly online
7. To see your work appear in a normal Google search -- your article
    will likely appear within the top five search results when its
    topic is queried.
8. For Curatorship -- become a topic Curator, and help ensure that the
    world has trustworthy information available to them on a topic of
    your expertise.
9. To accelerate research -- help science and scholarship advance more
    quickly by providing an easily accessible and updatable review.
10. To promote scholarly information online -- help resist the glut of
    redundant and generic online "content" with a substantive,
    thoughtful, and enduring contribution.

Contest rules and guidelines:


Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich  Eugene.Izhikevich at braincorporation.com
CEO, Brain Corporation
Editor-in-chief, Scholarpedia - the peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia

To: comp-neuro at neuroinf.org,  Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:57:10 -0800
   [CoI: no relationship]

6.  BICA 2013 deadline extension to 15 april 13
    14-15 Sept. 2013, Kiev, Ukraine

Following numerous requests, the submission deadline for BICA 2013 has
been extended until April 15th:


This conference will take place in the best hotel in Kiev on 14-15 of
September (Saturday-Sunday).  Papers will be published before the
conference in a special issue of the quarterly academic journal BICA:


* Submission categories include Letters (2,500 words, preferred) or
  Research Papers (around 8,000 words).
* All submissions at this time should be made via the journal web site
  (email submissions are not considered).
* Your cover letter should clearly indicate at the beginning that the
  paper is intended for BICA 2013.
* The manuscript should NOT be camera-ready, and the simplest
  formatting is preferred (details are at the journal web site; please
  use APA style for references).
* Inclusion of the paper in this special issue implies participation
  in the conference, which should be guaranteed by a nonrefundable
  payment of the BICA 2013 registration fee (registration opens soon).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kiev in September,

--BICA 2013 Organizing Committee
    [CoI disclosure:  previous program committee]

7.  New journal announcement: IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

[this journal can be an outlet for modeling papers!]

Journal Announcement:
   IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

A publication of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

We are pleased to announce the launch of the IEEE Transactions on
Human-Machine Systems, a journal focusing on the dissemination of
results in the area of human-machine systems that inform theory and
improve engineering practice by:

? taking into account human aspects related to systems including
   sensory, motor, and cognitive capabilities, knowledge, skills,
   preferences, emotions, limitations, biases, learning, and
? considering human synchronous and asynchronous interactions with
   each other, intelligent agents, computational support, and
   assistive devices via associated input and output technologies
   within the person's operational, organizational, cultural, and
   regulatory contexts;
? developing, instantiating, testing and refining measures, methods,
   models, and apparatus that address the points above and that can
   provide insights given real world imprecision, uncertainty, and
   constraints that impact human characteristics, performance,
   behavior, and learning; and
? supporting operational concept development, architecture, design,
   implementation, and evaluation of dynamic, complex systems that
   include human participants in their multifaceted roles (such as
   analyst, decision maker, operator, collaborator, communicator, and


IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS) encourages
submission of theoretical and applied work from across a range of
methods and application domains. In addition to significant original
research articles, THMS also welcomes technical correspondences that
provide insight into methods, models, and apparatus, as well as other
development topics such as proof of concepts and pilot studies.

Papers can be submitted electronically at:

To read more about THMS, including our scope, information for authors,
editorial board membership, history, and related topics, please visit:


Published papers can be viewed at

Ellen Bass, Drexel
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
THMS-EIC at ieee.org

  [CoI:  editorial board member]

8.  Integrated Cognition, in the Fall 2013 AAAI Symposium Series

There will be a workshop on Integrated Cognition at the Fall 2013 AAAI
Symposium series.

This series of approx. 8 workshops is not announced yet, but will be
Friday - Sunday, November 15-17 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in
Arlington, Virginia adjacent to Washington, DC.  The paper call is not
out, but will likely have a submission deadline of around 20 June
2013.  june

>From the proposal:
    We propose a Symposium on Integrated Cognition - consolidating
the functionality and phenomena implicated in natural minds/brains
(whether in human or other animal bodies) and/or artificial cognitive
systems (whether in virtual humans, intelligent agents or intelligent
robots) ...  The focus is on how the mind arises from the interaction
of its constituent parts, and includes everything implicated in
human(-level) performance in complex, possibly social, environments.

In addition to contributed papers/talks, we will also include a number
of crosscutting panels on important topics in integrated cognition,
...  possibilities that have been suggested include:

  * Approaches to studying integrated cognition
  * Approaches to building integrated cognition
  * Approaches to integration in integrated cognition
  * Combining natural and artificial approaches to integrated cognition
  * Integration across levels of cognition
  * Alternative substrates for integrated cognition
  * Approaches to connecting integrated cognition with the world
  * Integration across cognitive and non---cognitive (perceptuomotor,
    affective, physiological, etc.)  aspects of integrated cognition
  * Common approaches to intelligent robots and virtual humans
  * System development methodologies for integrated cognition
  * Experimental methodologies for integrated cognition

  [CoI:  steering board member]

9.  Cog. Sci: the Computational Paradigm Symposium
    Workshop at IJCNN, 6 aug 2013, Dallas, TX

NSF-sponsored Special Workshop at the
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Peter Erdi (Center for Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo C. and
Wigner Res. Center for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Budapest, Hungary), Organizer

  Paul Thagard, Cog Sci Program, U. of Waterloo, Canada
    Synthesizing Symbolic and Connectionist Approaches to Cognitive Science
  Amir Hussain, U. of Stirling, Scotland
    Cognitive Computation
  Vassilis Cutsuridis, Institute of Molecular Bio and Biotech at 
FORTH, Crete, Greece
     Cognitive Informatics
Simona Doboli, CS, Hofstra U.
   Cognitive Science and Idea Generation
Juyang (John) Weng, Dept. of CS and Engineering, Michigan State
    Cognitive Robotics
Christian Lebiere, Psychology, CMU
    Neurally-inspired modeling of cognitive architectures
Barbara Knowlton, Psychology, UCLA
    Cognitive Science and Soft Computation
Gergo Orban, Wigner Res. Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of 
Sci.s, Budapest
    Bayesian (not necessarily network) model of cognition and perception
Steven Bressler, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, 
Florida Atlantic U.
    Cognitive Neurodynamics
Luiz Pessoa, Psychology, U. Maryland
    Integrating Cognition and Emotion
Frank Ritter,  College of IST, Penn State
    Cognitive Modeling
Cynthia O. Dominguez, Applied Research Associates, Exeter, NH
    Cognitive Engineering

Evening session 20.30 Panel discussion: Teaching cognitive science

  [CoI: speaker]

10.  Proceedings for Advances in Cognitive Systems conference

"The First Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems took
place late last year, from December 6 to 8, in Palo Alto,
California. The meeting was diverse, intense, engaging, and
productive, attracting about 60 registered participants, and including
some 24 talks and ten poster presentations."

You can find the schedule for the conference, along with links to
the associated papers, at http://www.cogsys.org/schedule/. The
latter are available at http://www.cogsys.org/journal/volume-2/, the
second volume of Advances in Cognitive Systems, the electronic
journal associated with the meeting."  -Pat Langley

[It is related to ICCM but is more interested in human-level AI.]

  [CoI:  I know some board members]

11.  Book chapter on Intelligent tutoring systems available

or, as Google puts it:

This chapter provides a summary of intelligent tutoring systems
developed at BBN. There are other chapters available on line there as
well that are useful (http://walden-family.com/bbn/). This chapter
provides a useful historical and theoretical review of numerous ITSs.
It was one of Wally Feurzeig's last papers.  His memorial service is
scheduled for 25 May in Boston, email me if you want details.

  [CoI: I got to work with with Wally, it changed my life]

12. Call for papers/Fast Publication for BICA journal

Fast Publication in Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
Your research citable online within 4.1 weeks of editorial acceptance!

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures aims to offer you the
fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising
quality. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work
hard to keep.

Every year we aim to improve on the publication speed. Just one of
many reasons to submit your priority research to Biologically Inspired
Cognitive Architectures.

   [CoI: I've published in this journal, they are fast, and provide 
good feedback]

13.  Advances in Cognitive Systems (journal)

This is a new journal.  It is more interested in human-level AI than
cognitive modeling, but will be a potential outlet for modeling
papers.  The editorial board overlaps somewhat with the ICCM

  [CoI:  I know some board members]

14.  CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Cognitive Science

The Journal of Cognitive Science (JCS) is published quarterly (from
the year 2011) as the official journal of International Association
for Cognitive Science (IACS) by the Institute for Cognitive Science at
Seoul National U., located in Seoul, Korea. It aims to publish
research articles of the highest quality and significance within the
disciplines that form cognitive science, including philosophy,
psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience,
anthropology, and education.  Submissions that cross traditional
disciplinary boundaries in either themes or methods are especially

Contributions may be in the form of articles, brief reports, reviews,
or squibs. The JCS showcases quality research, encourages the exchange
of ideas, and illustrates the interdisciplinary work that is the
hallmark of cognitive science. Authors who have published in JCS
include Paul Smolensky, Alfonso Caramazza, Dedre Gentner, Paul
Thagard, and Jean-Pierre Descles.

Three consecutive Special Issues on David Chalmers' Computational
Theory of Mind and his detailed reply to other scholars are available
all online free (2012 vol and 2011 vol) at http://j-cs.org/.

JCS vol. 10 (2009) includes the special issues of 'Color in Thought and
Language' and 'Quantification in East Asian Languages,' and JCS vol. 11,
Issue 1 (2010) is the special issue of 'Reading Development and Reading
Disorders in Asian Languages.'

  Chungmin Lee, Seoul National U.
  Gualtiero Piccinini, U. of Missouri - St. Louis
  Naomi Miyake, U. of Tokyo
  Koiti Hasida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
    Technology, Japan
  Kyoung-Min Lee, Seoul National U.

The Editorial Board and Advisory Editorial Board:

Submission Guidelines: All submissions must be in English, written
clearly and in sufficient detail that referees can assess the merits
of the work. Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words and should
conform to the JCS style guide( http://j-cs.org/).

Authors should send an electronic copy (both MS Word and PDF files) of
their submission to j-cs at j-cs.org and clee at snu.ac.kr.
  [CoI: no relationship]

15. 2nd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling June 2013, Rome, Italy
    due 1 April 2013


2nd Workshop on LifeLong User Modelling
in conjunction with UMAP, June, 2013, Rome, Italy

Deadline for paper submission: April 01, 2013


We are pleased to announce the 2nd Workshop on on LifeLong User
Modelling in conjunction with UMAP 2013.

Nowadays, we are surrounded by technology that assists us in our
everyday life. We use GPS devices to navigate from A to B, we use all
kind of sensors to track our sport activities, we query the WWW for
information while on the go and we use all kinds of devices and
software to communicate with our friends and family to share opinions,
pictures, etc. With today's technology, we have the capability to
automatically record at large-scale the places that we have been to,
things we have seen, people we communicate with and how active we are
- we're already creating a lifelog.

This creation of lifelogs offers new possibilities for personalization
but the resulting data volume raises new challenges. Analyzing this
large data corpus will enable us to better understand ourselves: What
are my habits and interests? Or, even more specific: Do I live a
healthy life? Answering these questions can lead to a more conscious
lifestyle. One big challenge is the creation and management of long
term, even life long, user models that capture salient aspects about
the user over very long periods of time, possibly spanning periods
from early childhood to old age. Further, these models have to handle
changing interests over time. Also, such lifelogging models have to be
usable by different applications. Other challenges pertain processing
big data and identifying user interests, skills etc. and their usage
in real world systems like health or recommendation systems. Following
the successful first Workshop on Lifelong User Modelling which was
held in conjunction with UMAP 2009
(http://rp-www.cs.usyd.edu.au/~llum/2009_UMAP09_llum/), this workshop
aims to engage researchers from both user modelling and lifelogging
communities to discuss emerging research trends in this field.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City U., Ireland
Title: Experience of a Lifelogger: Tasks and Challenges

The workshop aims at improving the exchange of ideas between the
different research communities and practitioners involved in the
research on user modeling and lifelogging. The workshop will focus on
the following key questions:

- What lifelogging techniques exist that can benefit from long-term
    user modeling?
- How can user interfaces assist to explore lifelogs and/or the
    underlying user models?
- What personalisation techniques can be used in the context of life logging?
- How should privacy issues be addressed when it is possible to
    create detailed user models covering every aspect of one's life?
- What are the particular representational requirements for life-long
    user modeling?
- What are the requirements for enabling a life-long user model to be
    useful for a range of applications?
- Which aspects need to be part of the foundation design of technical
    solutions that will ensure the user's privacy over their life-long
    user model?
- How will we ensure users can control and share their life-long user
    model effectively?
- What are the relevant existing standards that should be part of
    life-long user modelling and where is there a need for additional

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3
members of the workshop committee and will be evaluated according to
their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity,
and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted
paper is expected to attend the workshop.

Full papers should be 4-10 pages. Submissions must adhere to the
Springer LNCS format (see the example document with author
instructions), and be made through the EasyChair conference
system. https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lum2013

Accepted papers will be published online in a combined UMAP Workshop &
Poster Proceedings volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings.

  Submissions due: April 01
  Notification: May 01
  Workshop day: tba

  Frank Hopfgartner, DAI Labor, TU Berlin, Germany
  Judy Kay, U. of Sydney, Australia
  Bob Kummerfeld, U. of Sydney, Australia
  Till Plumbaum, DAI Labor, TU Berlin, Germany

Web:   http://lifelogging-workshop.org
Twitter: @lifeloggingWS
Mail: info at lifelogging-workshop.org

Till Plumbaum
Competence Center Information Retrieval & Machine Learning
till.plumbaum at dai-labor.de
Fon +49 (0) 30/314 -74 068

  [CoI:  no relationship]

16.  IITSEC conference

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education
Conference (I/ITSEC) is the premier conference in the world for
advancing the interests of the modeling, simulation, training and
education communities. Each year, over 18,000 people congregate
together to promote cooperation in support of the sciences behind
learning and to exchange information, share knowledge, align business
interests, and in general stimulate the growth of the
industry. I/ITSEC papers are an integral component of the conference
and represent the best technical and scientific tools, technologies,
methods, processes, and systems our industry has to offer.

The theme selected for this year's conference; "Concepts and
Technologies: Empowering an Agile Force", emphasizes our commitment to
exploring common challenges and developing innovative learning
solutions that help maintain a professional and efficient
workforce. Being an author at I/ITSEC puts you at the forefront of our
industry and presents an ideal venue to interface with key decision
makers and other like-minded individuals. In writing a paper for
I/ITSEC, your ideas, concepts and technologies will be exposed to
leading experts across government, academia, industry, research
organizations and the military. For the 2013 conference, we welcome
papers that discuss new ideas, new ways of doing things, and new
technologies that continue to move our industry forward. It's
important to note that our audience is not interested in sales pitches
or marketing statistics. Rather, I/ITSEC papers are typically focused
on the science behind the technology. Please review the attached Call
for Papers for additional information about what each subcommittee is
looking for.

[their submission is passed, but I note it for next year]
  21 January Abstract Submittal Opens
  25 February Abstract Submittal Closes
  NLT 5 April Authors Notified
  13 May  Paper/Draft Tutorial Presentation Submittal Opens
  12 July Paper/Draft Tutorial Presentation Submittal Closes
  NLT 29 July Authors Notified
  24 June Clearance Forms Due
  19 August Presentation Submittal Opens
  26 August Paper Revisions Due
  27 September Presentation submission closes
  2 December Speakers' Meeting and Reception

  [CoI: no relationship]

17.  Springer's Cognitive Computation journal: ToC 4(2)/ June 2012 issue

Springer's Cognitive Computation j.: ToC 4(2)/ June 2012 & First ISI 
Impact Factor!

The individual list of published articles (Table of Contents) for
4(2) / June 2012 can be viewed 
(and also here as plaintext)

A list of the most downloaded articles (which can always be read for

Other 'Online First' published articles not yet in a print issue:

NEW: First ISI Impact Factor for Cognitive Computation of 1.00 for 2011!
As you may know, Cognitive Computation was recently selected for
coverage in Thomson Reuter's products and services. Beginning with V.1
(1) 2009, this publication is now indexed and abstracted in:
Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch(R))
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
Current Contents(R)/Engineering Computing and Technology
Neuroscience Citation Index(R)

For further information on the journal and to sign up for electronic
"Table of Contents alerts" please visit the Cognitive Computation
http://www.springer.com/12559 or follow us on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/CognComput  for the latest On-line First Issues.

For any questions with regards to LinkedIn and/or Twitter, please
contact Springer's Publishing Editor: Dr. Martijn Roelandse:
martijn.roelandse at springer.com

Finally, we would like to invite you to submit short or regular papers
describing original research or timely review of important areas - our
aim is to peer review all papers within approximately six weeks of receipt.

We also welcome relevant high quality proposals for Special Issues -
five are already planned for 2012-13, including a new special issue to
celebrate the work of the late Professor John Taylor, founding Chair
of Cognitive Computation's Editorial Advisory Board, CFP can be found
here (with a submission deadline of 1 Sep 2012):

Amir Hussain, PhD (Editor-in-Chief: Cognitive Computation)
ahu at cs.stir.ac.uk (U. of Stirling, Scotland,
Igor Aleksander, PhD (Honorary Editor-in-Chief: Cognitive Computation)

Table of Contents: Springer's Cognitive Computation, Vol.4, No.2 / June 2012

A Time-Dependent Saliency Model Combining Center and Depth Biases for
2D and 3D Viewing Conditions
J. Gautier & O. Le Meur

CO-WORKER: Toward Real-Time and Context-Aware Systems for Human
Collaborative Knowledge Building
Stefano Squartini & Anna Esposito

Extended Sparse Distributed Memory and Sequence Storage
Javier Snaider & Stan Franklin

Qualitative Information Processing in Tripartite Synapses: A Hypothetical Model
Bernhard J. Mitterauer

An Information Analysis of In-Air and On-Surface Trajectories in
Online Handwriting
Enric Sesa-Nogueras, Marcos Faundez-Zanuy & Jifii Mekyska

Non-Classical Connectionist Models of Visual Object Recognition
Tarik Hadzibeganovic & F. W. S. Lima

To: connectionists at cs.cmu.edu, comp-neuro at neuroinf.org
  [CoI:  no connection]

18.  Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics, July 22-26, 2013, Bangor, UK
     Early registration:  15 april 2013

Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics

July 22-26, 2013, Bangor U., UK

The Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics is a one-week international
programme held at Bangor U. in July 2013. The Summer School will
consist of 16 courses on topics in cognitive linguistics and will be
taught by leading researchers in the field. Our teaching faculty will be
drawn from across the cognitive sciences and include local instructors
as well as distinguished researchers from outside Bangor.

The Summer School will also feature keynote speeches by Gilles
Fauconnier, Adele Goldberg, and Vyvyan Evans, and a poster session
during which participants can present their work and obtain feedback.

Teaching faculty:
  - Benjamin Bergen (U. of California, San Diego)
  - Silke Brandt (Lancaster U.)
  - Daniel Casasanto (New School for Social Research, New York)
  - Alan J. Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  - Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbria U.)
  - Christopher Hart (Northumbria U.)
  - Willem Hollmann (Lancaster U.)
  - June Luchjenbroers (Bangor U.)
  - Laura Michaelis (U. of Colorado, Boulder)
  - Aliyah Morgenstern (Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
  - Patrick Rebuschat (Bangor U.)
  - Gabriella Rundblad (King's College London)
  - Christopher Shank (Bangor U.)
  - Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)
  - Thora Tenbrink (Bangor U.)
  - Alan Wallington (Bangor U.)

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and researchers to
get a snapshot of the exciting work done in cognitive linguistics and to
discuss their research. It is also a wonderful opportunity to visit
North Wales and to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes and
historical sites in the United Kingdom.

Registration opens in October 2012 and closes in June 2013. Early-bird
rates are available for participants who register by April 15, 2013.
  - Early-bird fee with accommodation: ?475*
  - Early-bird fee without accommodation: ?375
  *includes transfer to/from Manchester airport

For more information, please consult the Summer School website
(www.bangor.ac.uk/cogling-summerschool) or email the School Director,
Dr. Patrick Rebuschat (p.rebuschat at bangor.ac.uk).

Thora Tenbrink,   t.tenbrink at bangor.ac.uk    +44 (0)1248 38 2263
School of Linguistics & English Language/ Ysgol Ieithyddiaeth ac Iaith Saesneg
Bangor U./ Prifysgol Bangor

  [CoI:  no connection]

19.  2nd Call for Papers: Conf. on Spatial Info Theory COSIT 2013

Second announcement - and updated information - for
11th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2013
September 2-6, 2013, Scarborough, UK.
Contact: cosit2013 at exeter.ac.uk

Spatial information theory is concerned with all aspects of space and
spatial environments as experienced and represented by humans and also
by other animals and artificial agents. The scope of the conference
includes both applications to specific domains and also the
development of general theories of space and spatial
information. Papers may address aspects of spatial information from
the viewpoint of any discipline including (but not limited to) the

  Cognitive, Perceptual, and Environmental Psychology
  Geography and Geoinformation Science
  Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science
  Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy and Ontology
  Engineering and Human Factors
  Cognitive Anthropology, Psycholinguistics and Linguistics
  Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design

Papers will be selected through a rigorous review of full papers based
on relevance to the conference, scientific significance, novelty,
relation to previously published literature, clarity of presentation,
and interdisciplinary context. The proceedings will be published by
Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series. Papers should not exceed 20 pages in the LNCS
format. Submissions should be uploaded via EasyChair:

There will also be the opportunity to present a poster. For this, a
one page description is requested, which should be sent by email to
cosit2013 at exeter.ac.uk.

Since 1993 the COSIT series has been one of the most important events
in this highly interdisciplinary area. An idea of the conference's
orientation can be gained from the previous COSIT proceedings
published by Springer in the LNCS series. The following
(non-exclusive) topics are indicative of the fields of interest:

  activity-based models of spatial knowledge
  cognitive structure of spatial knowledge
  cognitive vision
  cooperative work with spatial information
  events and processes in geographic space and time
  incomplete or imprecise spatial knowledge
  knowledge representation for space and time
  languages of spatial relations
  naive geography/behavioral geography
  navigation and wayfinding, including robot navigation
  ontology of space
  presentation and communication of spatial information
  qualitative and commonsense spatial representation
  quality issues in geographic information
  semantics of geographic information
  social and cultural organization of space
  spatial and temporal language
  spatial aspects of social networks
  spatial data integration/interoperability
  spatial decision-support systems
  structure of geographic information
  theory and practice of spatial and temporal reasoning
  time in geographic information
  user-interface design/spatialization of interfaces
  virtual spaces

We are happy to announce the following keynote speakers for this year's COSIT:

Karen Emmorey, Director of the Laboratory for Language and
   Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State U.
Jens Riegelsberger, Google Geo User Research Team
Trevor Bailey, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical
    Sciences, U. of Exeter, UK

Three full-day workshops and two half-day tutorials will be offered on
the first day of the conference. Additionally there will be a doctoral
colloquium after the conference, which provides a forum for PhD
students working on any aspect of spatial information.

The workshops are:

Eye Tracking for Spatial Research
Organisers: Peter Kiefer, Ioannis Giannopoulos, Martin Raubal, and Mary Hegarty

Visually-Supported Reasoning with Uncertainty
Organisers: Jennifer Smith, Susanne Bleisch, Matt Duckham, and 
Alexander Klippel

Spatio-temporal theories and research for environmental, urban and
social sciences: Where do we stand?
Organisers: Christophe Claramunt, Kathleen Stewart, Mike Worboys, and 
Stephan Winter

The tutorials are:

Graphs and their embeddings as found in spatial information theory
Instructor: Michael Worboys

Qualitative Spatial Reasoning and the SparQ Toolbox
Instructors: Diedrich Wolter, Jan Oliver Wallgrun, and Reinhard Moratz

The conference will be held at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough, North
Yorkshire, UK. The town of Scarborough is a characterful Victorian
seaside resort on the East coast of England [Stoker's Dracula landed
there-fer]. There are good road and rail links to the rest of the UK
including a direct train service from Manchester Airport which has
flights from many international airports.

Registration fees shall be kept as low as possible and will be posted
on the website cosit.info shortly.

Important dates
  March 4,  2013 - Full paper submission
  April 20, 2013 - Notification of acceptance
  June 10, 2013 - Poster submission
  June 17,  2013 - Camera-Ready copy of accepted full papers due
  September 2,   2013 - Workshops and Tutorials
  September 3-5, 2013 - Conference
  September 6,   2013 - Doctoral Colloquium

General Chairs
  Brandon Bennett, U. of Leeds, UK
  Antony Galton, U. of Exeter, UK

Program Chairs
  John Stell, U. of Leeds, UK
  Thora Tenbrink, Bangor U., UK

Sponsorship Chair
  Zena Wood, U. of Exeter, UK

Thora Tenbrink
t.tenbrink at bangor.ac.        44 (0)1248 38 2263

  [CoI: no relationship]

20.  Postdoc and RAs at Wright State
     caroline.cao at wright.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Assistant in Human Factors
in Surgical Simulation and Training Department of Biomedical,
Industrial and Human Factors Engineering Wright State U. We
are seeking several highly qualified postdoctoral research associates
(2) and research assistants (3) to perform research in surgical
simulation and training.  This multidisciplinary research is funded by
3 NIH R01 grants and is multi-institutional, involving engineers and
physicians from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wright State
U., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts
General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center,
and the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospitals.  Successful candidates
will hold one-year appointments, renewable for four years.  Job Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Assistant


1. Earned Ph.D.  degree in human factors engineering, experimental
  psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or equivalent,
  with an interest in medical devices and systems design, virtual
  reality simulation, haptics, and/or human performance evaluation and
2. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on
  research projects.
3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
4. Experience in conducting research with human and animal subjects,
  using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and the IRB
  and IACUC process.
5. Ability to prioritise tasks, manage team members, and disseminate
  results in a timely manner.
6.  Experience with virtual or augmented reality, haptic devices, HCI
  and UI design, programming in C, C++, OpenGL, and statistical data
  analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, or R.

Research Assistant

1. Earned Bachelor's or Master's degree in human factors engineering,
  experimental psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science,
  or equivalent, with an interest in medical devices and systems
  design, virtual reality simulation, haptics, and/or human
  performance evaluation and training.
2. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on
  research projects.
3. Excellent  communication  skills,  both  verbal  and  written.
4. Experience in conducting research with human and animal subjects,
  using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
5. Experience with virtual or augmented reality, haptic devices, HCI
  and UI design, programming in C, C++, OpenGL, and statistical data
  analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, or R.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a copy of
  their CV, along with the name and contact information of three
  references, to Dr. Caroline Cao at caroline.cao at wright.edu with the
  subject line "NIH application" or "NIH Research Assistant

Review of applications will begin immediately until positions are
   [CoI:  I know Dr. Cao]

21.   Job Openings in the field of Model-Based Human-Centred Design, Germany

We have five open positions in the field of model-based human-centred
design at OFFIS, Germany:

1) Post-Doc with Management Role: Model-Based Design Processes for
Human-Machine Systems

2) Research Assistant: Studying and Modelling Interaction between
Aircraft Pilots and Pilot Assistance Systems

3) Research Assistant: Studying and Modelling Interaction between Car
Drivers and Driver Assistance Systems

4) Research Assistant: Pilot State and Intention Inference for
Adaptive Pilot Assistance Systems

5) Research Assistant: Development of a software- and hardware-based
simulation environment for adaptive pilot assistance systems

Dr. Andreas Luedtke
Group Manager
Human-Centred Design

FuE Bereich Verkehr | R&D Division Transportation
Escherweg 2 - 26121 Oldenburg - Germany
Phone: +49 441 9722-530
luedtke at offis.de

CHI-JOBS at LISTSERV.ACM.ORG,  Mon, 11 Feb 2013
  [CoI: no relationship]

22.  Cognitive Science Research Position / Opportunity

We have a research scientist position (an entry to mid-career position
within the field of cognitive science or closely related with a focus
on interactive learning environments, simulations, and/or human
performance modeling) for which we are actively seeking high quality

If you are aware of someone who may be a fit and wants to be part of a
fun and growing company (inc 5000 6 times and best places to work), I
would greatly appreciate you forwarding a reference.  Feel free to
forward the listing.

We (TiER1) have offices in Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, Pittsburgh, and
Chicago.  We are a human performance consulting firm and offer
services in strategic change, corporate learning, and organizational
effectiveness.  We are about 75% commercial services and 25%
government services/research.  Our research division focuses on
adaptive and accelerated learning solutions including engaging,
game-based learning solutions.

There is no closing date.  We usually keep looking until we find a
great person that is a good cultural fit.

Stuart Rodgers
Managing Director
TiER1 Performance Solutions
100 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Suite 100, Covington, KY 41011
o: 859.663.2114 | ext 2228 | m: 937.903.0558
s.rodgers at tier1performance.com

soar-group at lists.sourceforge.net      3 Jan 2013
  [CoI:  I know Stu]

23. Research Positions at the US Air Force Research Laboratory

(Please note, individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal
residents of the United States to be eligible for these positions)

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Cognitive Models and Agents
Branch has a variety of research positions available for talented
cognitive, computational, and computer scientists interested in
working on basic and applied cognitive science research.  Full-time,
paid positions range from undergraduate and graduate-level internships
and research assistantships, to post-doctoral research appointments,
to visiting faculty appointments.  Salaries are commensurate with

We conduct empirical, computational, and mathematical research in the
cognitive sciences to develop valid models of the human mind.  We are
committed to scientific excellence and technological innovation to
improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the people
defending our nation. We hire motivated, skilled, productive people
who share our passion for this mission. There are research efforts
underway in a variety of basic and applied research areas. Brief
descriptions of current projects are available here:


Anyone interested in working with us on one or more of our ongoing
research efforts is encouraged to contact the PI for that particular
research area as soon as possible.  Email addresses are available on
the website.

Glenn Gunzelmann, Ph.D.
Senior Research Psychologist
S&T Advisor, Cognitive Models & Agents Branch
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  45433-7905
Phone: (937) 938-3554     glenn.gunzelmann at wpafb.af.mil

soar-mailing list, Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:15:50 -0500
  [CoI:  have done/will do projects with them]

24.  3 year PhD position at the Quality & Usability Lab, TU/Berlin

The Quality and Usability Lab of TU Berlin seeks to assign a

in the area of

The position is available in the frame of a project funded by Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and is conducted in collaboration with
the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at TU Berlin
(DAI-Labor). The successful candidate will be employed as a
"Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" (German scientific researcher, salary
according to the TVL 13 scale).

Applications including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of the most
important certificates and 1-2 references should be sent as soon as
possible to Irene Hube-Achter (irene.hube at telekom.de)

TU Berlin seeks to increase the percentage of female employees and
particularly encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal
qualifications, female candidates will be preferred. Handicapped
candidates will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

Project description

The project aims at combining a framework for model-based development
of user interfaces (MASP platform) with a framework for model-based
evaluation of user interfaces (MeMo workbench). In MASP, user
interfaces are specified in the form of models following the Cameleon
reference framework. The actual interface is rendered at runtime,
taking into account context parameters such as the screen size. In
MeMo, similar models are used as a basis for simulating the
interaction behavior of users with applications. Using such
simulations, the user interface can be tested easily during
development time.

In the project, a focus is set on the analysis and modeling of user
errors and error recovery strategies. In the beginning, the focus of
the candidate will be on user tests conducted to learn about the
behavior of real users. In the successive experimentation phase,
different user simulation approaches will be implemented and evaluated
by the candidate in collaboration with DAI-Labor.

The candidate should be able to program in Java and show genuine
interest in user interface evaluation. The willingness to work in an
international and interdisciplinary team is a must. Applicants are
expected to be available in the very near future. Further information
on the Quality and Usability Lab and our research topics can be found
under www.qu.tlabs.tu-berlin.de.

Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht
Quality and Usability Lab
Telekom Innovation Laboratories
TU Berlin
D-10587 Berlin, Germany
+49 308 3535 8486 (Phone)
klaus-peter.engelbrecht at telekom.de

from: CHI-JOBS at LISTSERV.ACM.ORG, 22 Feb 2013
  [CoI:  no relation]

25.  Tenure-track position at Fordham U., Dept of Comp. and Info. Science

[I send this late, but note that there is not a closing date]

Fordham U.
Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Science

The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in
September 2013.  A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science,
Informatics, or closely related field is required.  The position
requires excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses,
good communication skills, and demonstrated research potential with
the ability to attract external research funding.  We are interested
in candidates with expertise in computational neuroscience, systems
neuroscience, or other closely related areas such as neuroinformatics,
brain and cognitive science, or cognitive computing and informatics.

The CIS department offers graduate and undergraduate programs at
Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, Lincoln Center campus in
Manhattan, and Westchester campus in West Harrison, NY.  For
information about the department please visit

Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2013.  Preferably
submit your application electronically using the system at
https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15923.  Alternatively you may send
a letter of application, research summary, curriculum vitae, statement
of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to
faculty_search at cis.fordham.edu, or to:

Faculty Search Committee Chair, CIS Department
Fordham U., JMH 340
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Fordham is an independent, Catholic U. in the Jesuit tradition
that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Date: 3 Jan 2013
From: "Xiaoxu Han [Staff/Faculty [A&S]]"   <xhan9 at fordham.edu>
To: comp-neuro at neuroinf.org
  [CoI: no relationship]

26.  Postdoc at the HathiTrust Research Center, U. of Ill.

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is funding a postdoctoral position
for up to three years at the U. of Illinois. This position will
be located at both at the Center for Informatics Research in Science and
Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science (GSLIS) and the U. Library's Scholarly Commons.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group of faculty
and doctoral students formulating the research agenda and the future of
the HTRC and will design services within the Scholarly Commons for
scholars using the HTRC. The successful candidate may also choose to
participate in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Possible areas for postdoctoral
research include but are not limited to: digital humanities, data
curation, data modeling, metadata, machine learning, data mining, and
text analysis.

To discuss this post informally, candidates may contact J. Stephen
Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at GSLIS, Co-Director
of the HathiTrust Research Center (jdownie at illinois.edu)

J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 649-3839
NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu

  [CoI: alumni of UofI, heard about this 5 feb 13]

27. Tenure tracked faculty posts, postdocs in Fudan U.

The Centre for Computational Systems Biology
(http://ccsb.fudan.edu.cn/) and Shanghai Centre for Mathematic Science
(see also http://www.ams.org/notices/201206/rtx120600881p.pdf) at
Fudan U. is plannig to make 3-5 new PI appointments in
Computational Biology this year.

There are also a number of postdocs positions in the two centres.

Depending on a candidate's experience, the rank is open and salary is
negotiable. Applicants using computational or mathematical models
and/or data analyzing approaches are encouraged to apply. All areas of
biomedical science will be considered. These include but are not
limited to bioinformatics and genomics, cellular and molecular
biology, computational neuroscience, and a systems approach to
cancer/brain diseases. The appointee will be expected to develop a
rigorous research program, with some teaching at both graduate and
undergraduate levels. The appointment requires a 9 months commitment
per year to Fudan U.. Enquiries and applications can be made
by email to zqy at fudan.edu.cn.  The positions will be open until
filled.  Applications should include a CV (including bibliography), a
brief statement of research and teaching interests, and copies of
representative scholarly papers. Candidates should also arrange for
three letters of reference to be sent.

Fudan U. is one of the leading institutions in China and is
located in Shanghai, one of the most dynamical cities in the
world. With substantial supports from the Chinese government, Fudan
U. aims to become one of the highest rank universities in the

J. Feng, Prof. of Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics
jianfeng feng   jianfeng64 at gmail.com
Warwick U., UK http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~feng
Fudan U., PR China http://ccsb.fudan.edu.cn/
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