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Mar 13, 2021

Announcing virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2021 and Call for Symposia

We invite you to virtual MathPsych/ICCM 2021, the joint gathering of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the 19th 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 2021 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. 

Format and venue

Following the model of the successful 2020 virtual meeting, the conference will be fully online, with no in-person component, and all submitted presentations to be provided as recordings.

The conference will once again take place on the Society for Mathematical Psychology’s online venue, Access will be provided upon registration.

Important dates 

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2021
  • SMP acceptance notification: May 1, 2021
  • ICCM acceptance notification: May 15, 2021
  • Pre-recorded video submissions due: June 15, 2021
  • Interactive conference: July 1 – 12, 2021

The interactive component of the virtual conference will run from July 1, 2021 to July 12, 2021 and will involve live Q&A sessions, live plenary talks, social events, and more. Pre-recorded talks and posters and a discussion forum will be available throughout the conference period.

Call for symposia

Symposia are blocks of four to eight regular-length presentations on a relatively narrow topic. “Regular length” means that there are 20 minutes total per presentation (this includes time for questions and answers). To propose a symposium, send an email to with subject line “Symposium:” followed by a short title. In the body of the email, please provide a symposium title; a 200-250 word abstract; and a proposed list of speakers. Please also indicate which speakers (if any) have already agreed to contribute.

The deadline for symposium proposals is April 1, 2021. The conference committee will review proposals within one week. The strongest proposals involve a topic that is of interest to many conference attendees, while also attracting new people who don’t normally attend the conference. Ideally, many of the proposed speakers have already agreed to contribute. 

Confirmed speakers and events

We are pleased to announce these world-class invited speakers and events: 
  • Interview with Senior Fellow Award winner James T. Townsend (Indiana University)
  • The 28th Annual ACT-R Workshop (Dan Bothell and Christian Lebiere)
  • Professional Development Workshop (Women of Mathematical Psychology)
  • Dora Matzke (University of Amsterdam; Estes Early Career Award winner)
  • Joseph Austerweil (University of Wisconsin-Madison; Estes Early Career Award winner)
  • Guy Hawkins (University of Newcastle; Estes Early Career Award winner)