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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

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ASIC 2021

The interdisciplinary cognitive science conference, ASIC, organized by Richard Shiffrin, will be held July 14-19 in San Martino di Castrozza in the Dolomites of Italy. Please visit the website:

Announcing virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2020

VENUE: Online venue – access will be provided after registration.
DATES:  July 15-31, 2020, with live Q&A sessions July 22-31, 2020.

We invite you to virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2020, the joint gathering of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the 18th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM): the premier conference for research on computational models and computation-based theories of human cognition.  Following our success in previous years, ICCM has again joined forces with the Society for Mathematical Psychology to create a conference in which all sessions are open to all attendees, and cross-talk is highly encouraged.

Virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2020 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.

The virtual conference will run from July 15, 2020 (approx. 9am Eastern daylight time) to July 31, 2020 (approx. 6pm Eastern daylight time) with live Q&A sessions July 22, 2020 to July 31, 2020. Pre-recorded talks and poster and a discussion forum will be available throughout the conference period. More information about the schedule for submitting video presentations, viewing periods etc., can be found on the conference website.

Virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2020 is now accepting submissions.  Please visit the conference website or go directly to the submission website.

The deadline for all MathPsych and ICCM submissions is May 8, 2020.

There are 4 submission categories:

  1. Symposia
  2. MathPsych Abstracts (up to 250 words)
  3. ICCM Extended Abstracts (up to 2 pages)
  4. ICCM Full papers (up to 6 pages)

Please note that there are 3 categories of presentations:

  1. Symposia (submissions have closed)
  2. Talks
  3. Posters -- this presentation format will be replaced by lightning/flash talks

For all three presentation types the initial structure will be identical:

Asynchronous: recorded talks (15 minutes or less for symposium talks and regular talks; 5 minutes or less for posters, with no more than 4 slides). After a viewing period, we will open a discussion board where people can pre-post panel questions.

Second part of structure:

Synchronous: Symposia will be followed by a LIVE discussion panel during which panelists answer questions from the discussion board first and then take questions from a live audience. Times for these discussion panels will be staggered over time zones.

More information about the schedule for submitting video presentations, suggested viewing periods etc., will be made available on the conference website.


A how-to guide for prerecording your video presentation along with uploading instructions will be disseminated once acceptance notifications have been made.

Confirmed speakers and events

We are pleased to announce these world-class invited speakers and events:

  • Interview with Senor Fellow Award winner Jean-Claude Falmagne (University of California-Irvine)
  • Professional Development Symposium (Women of MathPsych)
  • The 27th Annual ACT-R Workshop (Dan Bothell and Christian Lebiere)
  • Symposium: Perspectives on 'What makes a good theory?' (Iris van Rooij and Chris Donkin)
  • Symposium: Optimal experimental design: developments and applications (Filip Melinscak, Jay Myung, and Mark Pitt)
  • Symposium: Computational model-based cognitive neuroscience (Percy Mistry)

Note that our Estes early career award winners will be honored and give their keynote addresses at the (hopefully) in-person conference in 2021.

  • Dora Matzke (University of Amsterdam; Estes Early Career Award winner)
  • Joseph Austerweil (University of Wisconsin-Madison; Estes Early Career Award winner)

Code of Conduct

Please note that everyone attending the meeting will be expected to adhere to the Society's Code of Conduct.  Attendees or applicants who have a priori concerns about the accessibility, inclusiveness, or welcoming nature of the conference should feel free to contact the Conference Chair directly at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


We look forward to seeing you in Cyberspace!




Postdoctoral position in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

Postdoctoral position in Cognitive & Economic Psychology

The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position for a period of 2 years with the possibility to extend the position for further years. The Center is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp and is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe.

Researchers will become part of an international research group in an English-speaking environment. The required teaching may be conducted in German or English. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, decision neuroscience, behavioral economics, or a related field. Solid knowledge of cognitive and decision sciences research and corresponding research methods and an interest in applying these skills to understand the cognitive processes underlying human decision making are appreciated. Experience in cognitive/mathematical modeling, Bayesian statistics and corresponding programming skills (using R/Matlab) are desirable.

The position starts at the 1st of June 2020, but later starting dates are possible. The salary will be very competitive and additional resources are available for funding experiments and conference travel.

Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It’s a great place to live and work. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae and up to five preprints as a single PDF file, with the applicant’s name as the file name, and two letters of recommendation) by the 1st of March to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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