The 40th Soar Workshop
June 3, 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan Soar Group and Soar Technology, Inc. are pleased to announce the 40th Soar Workshop will be held on June 3, 2020 at the Computer Science and Engineering building at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

There is no charge to attend the 40th Soar Workshop although registration is required. Click here to login or register.

All workshop information will be available on this web page. Periodic updates may be announced to the soar-cognitive-architecture mailing list, but please check this web page for the most up-to-date information.

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Soar Workshop is sponsoring VISCA-2020, the new Virtual International Symposium on Cognitive Architecture. VISCA-2020 will follow the Soar Workshop on: June 4-5, 2020: 10am-6pm EDT, as a Zoom Webinar. VISCA will include over 20 of the leaders from across the breadth of cognitive architecture, including research on modeling human behavior, neural-cognitive architectures, functional capabilities of cognitive architectures, components of cognitive architectures, and their applications. Please visit to learn more and register for the symposium.


Each year, members of the Soar community--faculty, scientists, graduate students, technical staff and developers--gather together for several days of intensive interaction and exchange on Soar. The Soar community is widely distributed geographically, so these workshops provide an opportunity to have face-to-face conversations, learn about the current status of other participants' research and get previews of what will happen in the future. We will try to give as many members of the community as possible the opportunity to describe their research or discuss the Soar issues that are of concern to them. This means the time available per talk is quite short (typically either 5 or 15 minutes). Since workshop attendees are already entrenched in the Soar world, brief talks that concentrate on only the essentials work very well.

While the Soar Workshop is announced on the soar-cognitive-architecture mailing list, we want to ensure that everyone actively working with Soar is invited. If you know of anyone who should have been invited but did not receive an announcement, please let us know. Proceedings from the previous Soar workshops are available online at this page.

Registration Information

There is no charge to attend the 40th Soar Workshop although registration is required. Click here to login or register.

The workshop format is presentations only--no formal papers. Please upload a copy of your presentation(s) by June 5, 2020, as we will be posting all presentations on the Soar website.

Workshop Schedule

Contact Information

Questions and information regarding the workshop should be directed via email to John Laird <>.