26th Soar Workshop

Ann Arbor , Michigan

May 22-26, 2006

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

8:00-9:00

60

 

Registration and Bagels

 

 

 

 

9:00-10:15

75

 

Cognitive Modeling

 

15

John Laird

Introductions

 

30

Bob Marinier

Unifying Cognitive Functions and Emotional Appraisal

 

15

Deryle Lonsdale

Update on Soar-based language processing

 

 

 

 

10:15-10:45

30

 

Break

 

 

 

 

10:45-12:00

75

 

Learning and Memory

 

15

Andrew Nuxoll

Steps toward a Domain Independent Episodic Memory

 

15

Yongjia Wang

Integrating Semantic Memory in Soar

 

15

Shelley Nason

Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning in Soar

 

15

Nick Gorski

Methods for Transfer Learning Using Soar

 

15

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

12:00-1:15

75

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

1:15-2:45

90

 

Learning and Advanced Capabilities

 

5

David Ray

Soar Technology Community Liaison

 

5

Alan Vayda

Self Introduction

 

5

Jong Kim

Soar FAQ

 

15

Elyon DeKoven

Participatory scenario design and simulation on the ICF testbed

 

30

Joseph Xu

ORTS: A Case Study of Multi-Tasking in Soar

 

15

Sam Wintermute

Visual Attention for a Real-Time Strategy Game Game

 

15

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

2:45-3:15

30

 

Break

 

 

 

 

3:15-5:00

105

 

Advanced Capabilities

 

30

Scott Lathrop

Incorporating Visual Imagery into a Cognitive Architecture

 

30

Jonathan Beard

Spatial & Temporal Reasoning (SPAT-R)

 

25

Brian Magerko

Player Modeling in IDA

 

20

 

Discussion

 


Thursday, May 25, 2006

9:00-10:15

75

 

Applications

 

20

Brian Magerko

Interactive Storytelling Architecture for Training (ISAT)

 

15

Jim Rosbe

Soar Technology Update

 

25

Brian Stensrud

IF-Soar: An Autonomous Fire Direction Center for Indirect Fire Training

 

15

Jonathan T. Beard

Joint Fires & Effects Training System (JFETS)

 

 

 

 

10:15-10:45

30

 

Break

 

 

 

 

10:45-12:00

75

 

Soar Architecture

 

15

John Laird

A Proposal For Changing Soar’s Decision Procedure

 

45

Douglas Pearson

What’s New in Soar 8.6.2

 

15

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

12:00-1:15

75

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

1:15-2:45

90

 

Soar from an AI perspective

 

15

Scott Wallace

S-Assess: Self-Assessment with Soar

 

15

Robert Wray

Relevance Estimation for Evidence Marshalling

 

30

Randolph  Jones

HLSR: Compiling to Soar

 

15

Robert Wray

Modularity in Soar-based Applications: Practical Issues

 

15

Jacob Crossman

SoarML: A Graphical Modeling Language for Agents

 

 

 

 

2:45-3:15

30

 

Break

 

 

 

 

3:15-4:30

75

 

Control and Architecture

 

15

John Laird

Pyramid Problems in Soar & ACT-R

 

15

Rick Lewis

Control and Metacognition: A View from EPIC, Soar and ACT-R

 

30

Rick Lewis

Cognitive Constraint Modeling: An Alternative to Traditional Architectures

 

15

 

Discussion

 

Friday May 26, 2006

9:00-10:15

75

 

Brain inspired computation

 

15

John Laird

BICA: Biologically-Inspired Cognitive Architecture

 

60

Rick Granger

Principles of Brain Computation

 

 

 

 

10:15-10:45

30

 

Break

 

 

 

 

10:45-12:00

75

 

Brain inspired computation

 

15

Lee Newman

Clusters, Symbols and Cortical Topography

 

15

Yongjia Wang

Integrating Clustering and Semantic Memory in Soar

 

30

Thad Polk

Biologically-Inspired Control in Problem Solving

 

15

Discussion