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Summer School - Cognitive Modeling, 8-12 April 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Event Dates: from Apr 08, 2019 12:00 to Apr 12, 2019 12:00

Cognitive Modeling

We are happy to announce the fourth Groningen Spring School on Cognitive Modeling (April 8-12, 2019). This year, the Spring School will again cover the three different modeling paradigms: ACT-R, Nengo, and PRIMs. It thereby offers a unique opportunity to learn the relative strengths and weaknesses of these approaches. Moreover, this year we are offering a new, fourth tutorial on error-driven learning.

Each day will consist of theory lectures, one on each paradigm. Each modeling paradigm also includes hands-on assignments. Although students are free to choose the number of lectures they attend, we recommend students to sign up for lectures on two of the modeling paradigms, and complete the tutorial units for one of the paradigms. At the end of most days there will be a plenary research talk, to show how these different approaches to modeling are applied.

On the first day, spring school students are asked to present their own research in a poster session.

Like last year, we again offer the opportunity for project students to attend. The idea is that you have attended the spring school in an earlier year and now come back in the week of the spring school to work on your own modeling project under our supervision.

Registration is now open.


Traveling to Groningen

The spring school will take place in Groningen, a city in the north of the Netherlands. To travel to Groningen, it is easiest to fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and from there take a train to Groningen. The train terminal is located inside the airport, trains to Groningen leave twice an hour.

Spring School – April 8-12

The spring school will take place at the Bernoulliborg (Nijenborgh 9; 9747AG Groningen), which is located at the university campus Zernike to the north of the city. The Zernike Complex can be reached easily by bus 1 and 15 from the main station and from the Grote Markt in the center of Groningen.


Each day there will be a theory lecture on each modeling paradigm; we advise  students to attend no more than two lectures each day. This will give you sufficient time to work on the assignments of your chosen paradigm during the rest of the day. Most days will end with a research talk, during which refreshments will be served.

On Monday afternoon, spring school participants will present their own research (or research ideas) in a poster session.

On Thursday evening we will have our famous Spring School Dinner (included in the registration fee).


The registration fee is € 250 (late fee after February 15 will be € 300). After registration you will receive an email with payment information. If you have any questions about the registration, please email to

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