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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

Announcing MathPsych/ICCM 2020



Please see an update from SMP President Hemmer here.  The information in this post is no longer current.



VENUE: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel; Toronto, Canada
DATES: July 25-28, 2020

We invite you to MathPsych/ICCM 2020, the joint gathering of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and the 18th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (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.

MathPsych/ICCM 2020 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.

The conference will run from July 25, 2020 (approx. 9am) to July 28, 2020 (approx. 6pm).

More information, including submission deadlines, will be made available on the conference website at a later time.

Please note that the Society for Mathematical Psychology will arrange for a block of rooms at the Sheraton hotel at a discounted rate.  Attendees are strongly urged to make use of the room block since the Society has made a financial commitment to the hotel.   More information about the room block will be made available at a later time.

Visa requirements for Canada can be found here. Please be sure to check well ahead of time whether you need to obtain a visa to travel to Toronto, since that process may take some time (sometimes months) and effort.

Confirmed speakers and events

We are pleased to announce these world-class invited speakers and events:

  • Dora Matzke (University of Amsterdam; Estes Early Career Award winner)
  • Joseph Austerweil (University of Wisconsin-Madison; Estes Early Career Award winner)
  • Jean-Claude Falmagne (University of California-Irvine; Senior Fellow Award winner)
  • Women of Math Psych Professional Development Symposium
  • The 27th Annual ACT-R Workshop

Additional speakers and events will be announced at a later time.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 February 15, 2020.  The conference committee will review proposals within two weeks.  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.

Code of Conduct

Please note that everyone attending the meeting will be expected to adhere to the Society's Code of Conduct.  Attendees or applicants who have a priori concerns about the accessibility, inclusiveness, or welcoming nature of the conference should feel free to contact the Conference Chair directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


We hope to see you in Toronto!