2020 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA)

May 4-7, 2020
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Where Cognitive Science meets Computer Science

The CogSIMA conference series provides an annual venue for presenting multi-disciplinary research on complex heterogeneous dynamical systems - of interacting humans, machines, computer agents and/or networks - whose individual and/or collective behavior depends on their situation awareness. Examples of systems include a variety of command and control systems, disaster monitoring and recovery systems, human-robot teams, physical and cyber security situation awareness systems, intelligent transportation systems, health care medical situation control systems, and many other systems. Common to these systems is the need to adequately perceive, reflect, act, and communicate according to the current situation and expected changes - both in the environment and within the systems themselves. The amount and variable quality of information that needs to be processed in order to derive decisions typically poses significant challenges for both human cognitive capabilities and computer processing power.

The CogSIMA conferences are aimed at researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience including computer science, human factors, cognitive science, modeling & simulation, robotics, and systems engineering.

Topics of Interest

  • Situation sensing, perception, comprehension, prediction and truth maintenance
  • "Big Data" analysis, situation learning and knowledge acquisition
  • Social media processing for situation awareness
  • Cognitive information fusion
  • Integration of human and signal intelligence
  • Multi-agent situation awareness, situation control and decision support
  • (Team) decision making
  • Models of collaboration and emergent behavior in cognitive multi-agent systems
  • Situation assessment methodology & applications, e.g.,
    • Situation recognition in autonomous vehicles
    • Situation assessment by Reinforcement Learning
  • Biologically-inspired computational models of situation management
  • Approaches to spatial and temporal reasoning, reasoning about goals, intentions and actions
  • Metrics and evaluation of performance of hybrid human- machine systems
  • Models of human-machine collaboration
  • Ontology-based computing, context modeling and discovery
  • Systems, platforms and tools for situation awareness, situation control and decision support
  • System-level experiments and application-specific research

Past CogSIMA Conferences

CogSIMA 2019

CogSIMA 2018

CogSIMA 2017

CogSIMA 2016

CogSIMA 2015

CogSIMA 2014

CogSIMA 2013

CogSIMA 2012

CogSIMA 2011

CogSIMA Activites

Special Session "Computational Models of Cognition and Situated Behavior in Cyber-Physical-Human Systems" at IEEE SMC'19

Please find further information on activities from the CogSIMA community under www.cogsima.org.

News

We are accepting submissions! Please submit your paper here.

Oct 24: Deadline Extension: Due to popular demand, we will extend the paper submission period to Dec. 10.
Oct 22: We are pleased to announce that Prof. Edward L. Waltz will present a keynote address.
Oct 21: We are pleased to announce that cognitive neuroscientist and anthropologist Dr. Bob Deutsch will present a keynote address on artful thinking.
Oct 15: We are pleased to announce that Prof. Barry Smith (University at Buffalo, USA) will present a keynote address.
Oct 4: Call for Workshops

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