27th Soar Workshop

May 21-25, 2007, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Soar Workshop 27

Time Length Presenter Topic
Tuesday


6:30pm 120 Soar Technology Pizza House




Wednesday


8:00-9:00 60
Registration and Bagels
9:00-10:15 75
Cognitive Architecture

15 John Laird Introductions

10 Keith Knudsen Survey Introduction and Distribution

30 John Laird Soar Nuggets

20 Robert Wray Metrics for Evaluating Cognitive Achitecture
10:15-10:45 30
Break
10:45-12:00 75
Cognitive Architecture

15 Jacob Crossman Aspects and Soar: A Behavior Development Model

20 Randolph Jones A Comparison of Modeling Idioms in ACT-R and Soar

30 Jacob Crossman Performance of Goal Management Techniques

10
Discussion
12:00-1:15 75
Lunch
1:15-2:55 100
Extensions & Applications

20 Sam Wintermute The SRS Spatial Reasoing System

20 Unmesh Kurup Modeling Memories of Large-scale Space

20 Scott Lathrop Visual Imagery

20 Brian Stensrud Automated Air Traffic Control

20 Nicholas Gorski Transfer Learning Experiments with Soar & the UCT
2:55-3:25 30
Break
3:25-5:00 95
Stories and Serious Games

20 Ben Medler Scribe: A Tool for Authoring Story-Level Goals

15 Brian Stensrud ISAT (Intelligent Story Architecture for Training)

60 Michael van Lent Serious Game AI vs. Game AI








Thursday


9:00-10:15 75
Soar Kernel and Tools

10 Doug Pearson Removing gSKI from kernel

45 Keith Knudsen Soar IDE

5 Jon Voigt New Experimental Environment

15 Kate Harding
Soar Tech Update
10:15-10:45 30
Break
10:45-12:00 75
Alternative Architectures

20 Doug Pearson STORM Framework

20 Nicholas Gorski An Example Architecture Using the Storm Framework

30 Bob Marinier SESAME & Soar: A Comparison

5
Discussion
12:00-1:15 75
Lunch
1:15-2:45 90
Learning

20 Andrew Nuxoll Episodic Memory and Cognitive Capabilities

20 Yongjia Wang Action History in Decision Making and RL

15 Yongjia Wang Hierarchical Clustering and Reinforcement learning

15 Joseph Xu Transfer Learning using Soar

20 Bill Kennedy Cognitive Science and Long-term Symbolic Learning
2:45-3:15 30
Break
3:15-5:00 105
Cognitive Modeling

20 Bob Marinier Feeling as Intrinsic Reward

30 Michael Quist Toward a Hybrid Cultural Cognitive Architecture

10 Deryle Lonsdale Update on NL-Soar and XNL-Soar

15 Keith Knudsen Survey Results

30 John Laird Cognitive Architecture Challenge Problems
6:30-9:00

Dinner