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Virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2021 Archive

About Virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2021

Due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the annual joint meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling will again be held as a fully online conference.

Much of the conference will be and remain visible to the public for non-interactive viewing. Certain research presentations and recordings of live sessions will be accessible to registered participants only. Visitors are invited to peruse the Conference Guide.

Welcome message

In these unusual times I am delighted to have you once again join us at the virtual MathPsych/ICCM conference, the joint gathering of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (SMP) and the 19th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM): the premier conference for research on computational models and computation-based theories of human cognition. In our joint format all regular sessions are open to all attendees, and cross-talk is highly encouraged.

First, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your commitment to SMP and ICCM, and to our shared goals. While we ventured into new territory with a virtual conference in 2020, it was exciting to see the same number of submissions as we receive for our in-person conferences -- and those numbers show no signs of abating this year. This speaks to the closeness of our community and the commitment of our membership.

Second, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some updates about SMP. As you have experienced when uploading your presentation into the virtual conference venue, we have launched a brand new website for the society. Not only is this website an improvement on the outward facing side of SMP, but it now also allows members to log in, participate in virtual meetings, join a discussion forum, view archived presentations, search the conference schedule, and more.

This year has also been marked by sad news. We very recently lost two giants in the field of mathematical psychology with the passing of Tony Marley and Peter Fishburn.

Looking ahead to the future we are in the early planning stages for our annual symposium at the Psychonomic Society's meeting as well as the 2022 MathPsych/ICCM meeting, where I hope to see you in person next summer. We will keep you posted on these events and all other necessary information in connection with any possible adjustments to this plan.

We have an terrific program lined up for you, including virtual panels, symposia, and social events; the professional development workshop organized by the Women of Mathematical Psychology; an exciting keynote address by Colin Allen on the history and philosophy of our field; and award addresses including the 2020 Senior Fellow award to Jim Townsend, the 2019 William K. Estes Early Career Award to Dora Matzke and Joseph Austerweil, and the 2020 William K. Estes Early Career Award to Guy Hawkins. The 2021 awards will be announced at our virtual business meeting on July 9.

I am particularly thankful to our conference chair, Joachim Vandekerckhove, and Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Blaha for their tremendous efforts. Without them this virtual conference would not be possible.

I look forward to "seeing" you in virtual space.


Pernille Hemmer
President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology

Conference chairs

Joachim Vandekerckhove, University of California, Irvine
Terry Stewart, National Research Council of Canada