European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) European Summer School on “Computational and Mathematical Modelling of Cognition” 9-19 July 2010, Mallnitz (Kärnten), Austria (Hotel Alpengarten http://www.alpengarten.at/en)
Organizers and instructors: Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Western Australia) Klaus Oberauer (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Simon Farrell (University of Bristol, U.K.) Gordon Brown (University of Warwick, U.K.) Bob French (CNRS, University of Burgundy, France) Jörg Rieskamp (University of Basel, Switzerland) Lael Schooler (Max-Planck Institute Berlin, Germany) Joachim Vandekerckhove (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) E. J. Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Most areas of cognitive psychology have recognized the power of computational and mathematical models and have embraced their benefits to rigorous theorizing. One illustration of this trend is the growing popularity of Bayesian approaches to cognitive modelling. This powerful trend comes, however, at a cost: The complexity of models and modelling techniques render it increasingly difficult for non-experts to acquire the necessary skills and then keep pace with developments. This summer school is dedicated to introducing researchers to the basic techniques of computational and mathematical modelling from the ground up and in a hands-on manner.
Cost The complete cost is €395 for students (currently-enrolled in a post-secondary course of study anywhere in the world) and €695 for all others. This package includes (a) twin share accommodation at the conference hotel from 9th through 19th July 2010 (10 nights, additional cost for single €100); (b) breakfast and morning and afternoon teas and snacks (but not lunch and dinner, lunch for the 10 days can be purchased for an additional €150); and (c) all course materials, including a copy of a textbook (Lewandowsky and Farrell, Elements of Computational and Mathematical Modeling in Cognition; Sage Publications, forthcoming.)
Eligibility and Attendance Criteria Applicants from outside the EU are welcome. The exact prerequisites and application procedures will be specified on www.cogsciwa.com by March 1st. Until then, contact the principal organizer, Stephan Lewandowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) , for further information.