Conference Description


The conference consists of plenary sessions (oral presentations of symposia or papers) and poster sessions.  All paper sessions are opened by a thematic overview talk by individuals invited by the program committee.  The vast majority of papers are presented in poster sessions.

The program committee will entertain two types of submissions: (1) single presentations (as done in the past) that may be designated as submissions to be considered for a spoken paper, poster, or either format; or (2) submitted symposia (a new feature for the CAC).  Either type of submission should be made through the appropriate submission portal on the conference website. Unlike 2018, there is a single due date for both proposal types: November 1, 2019.

We will provide timely notification of acceptance of submissions, including a date and time for the presentation. Anticipated notification date for all proposals: December 15, 2019. All submitters will be notified regarding acceptance via email.

The program committee consists of relevant faculty of the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech.

The 2020 conference coordinator is Christopher Hertzog.

The graduate student coordinating logistics and organization of the 2020 meeting is MacKenzie Hughes.

All individuals attending the meeting are responsible for their own travel arrangements, hotel booking, and conference registration.

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Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop provided by Dr. Martin Sliwinski will be held the morning of April 16th, 2020. A description of the workshop is provided below.

Pervasive mobile technology, such as smartphones, are finding increasing use as data collection tools for researchers. This workshop provides instruction in the use of smartphones for administrating and collecting data from cognitive tests. The workshop will be divided into three sections. First, we will provide a brief overview of benefits and challenges of using mobile technology to assess cognition remotely and in natural (i.e., uncontrolled) environments. In the second part of the workshop, we will provide hands-on instruction in how to use software and testing procedures developed as part of the NIH-funded Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (M2C2) project for delivering and collecting data from mobile devices. And finally, we will provide a more technical tutorial in how to design custom testing procedures via high-level scripting.

Registration for the pre-conference workshop is not yet open.