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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.

Dear Colleagues,

As President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (SMP), I am writing on behalf of the Executive Committee of SMP and the leadership of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM) to update you on the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the 53rd Annual Meeting of the SMP, and the 18th Annual Meeting of the ICCM.

It is now clear that it will not be possible for us to hold our annual conference in Toronto this year. We have not taken this unprecedented decision lightly. However, for the health and safety of our membership, and given the newly instituted closure of public events in Toronto through June 2020, and the cancellation of the Cognitive Science Conference we strongly believe this to be the right decision.

Although we are disappointed about not being able to host a physical meeting this year, we are excited about the possibilities of hosting the conference through alternative venues, such as a virtual meeting. We will announce further details in the coming weeks. At this time our submission portal remains open at

We remain fully committed to making sure the award winners for 2020 will still receive their much-deserved recognition. This includes William K Estes EARLY CAREER AWARD winners Dora Matzke and Joseph Austerweil, Society for Mathematical Psychology SENIOR FELLOW AWARD winner Jean-Claude Falmagne, R. Duncan Luce OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD (the Journal of Mathematical Psychology) TBD, and Computational Brain & behavior OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD TBD. We will announce further details in the coming weeks.

We thank our conference chair, Joachim Vandekerckhove, and Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Blaha for their tremendous efforts in these difficult times.

If you have any questions or concerns these can be directed to the Society Conference Chair, Joachim Vandekerckhove or the Society President, Pernille Hemmer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Pernille Hemmer, President SMP