Since the last news post, CogSci 2013, the annual meeting of the cognitive science community, held it's conference in Berlin, Germany. From the CogSci's website:
CogSci 2013's theme is "Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics." This theme reflects a rapidly growing interest in the Cognitive Science community, namely a move from the study of individual cognition to the social realm. A further topic will be Cognitive Interaction Technologies, a rather new field aiming at a thorough understanding of the processes and functional constituents of cognitive interaction in order to replicate them in technical systems.
In addition to attendance from several researchers in our lab, cognitive scientists from all other the world get together to their latest theories and data. You can visit their website here: http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference2013/index.html.
Or checkout the proceedings (hosted by MindModeling.org) here:
Previous years proceedings are also available from links under the Science tab in the MindModeling navigation bar.
Also, the project will be pushing out a new feature soon which captures the average model runtime for each job to more precisely target workunits to one hour (specifically for tasks with variable runtimes). This is currently in the testing phase.
-Ongoing development of a new web UI for volunteers
-Ongoing developing a new screensaver application that is compatible with all of our cognitive modeling platforms and projects (in-progress)
-Ongoing development of infrastructure controlled sampling to allow researchers to specify how much each individual parameter set should be sampled and aggregated before accepting.
-Project descriptions available here: http://mindmodeling.org/forum_thread.php?id=681
More work on the horizon!