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

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

Photo Credit: Welcome to Victoria BC by LASZLO ILYES / CC-BY-2.0

  Monday, May 4 Tuesday, May 5 Wednesday, May 6 Thursday, May 7
9:00 ‑ 9:10 am T1: Tutorial Session 1: TBD
T2: Tutorial Session 2: TBD
  Conference Opening K2: Keynote by Dr. Bob Deutsch: "The Artful Mind, Machines, Codes and the Wonder of It All"   K3: Keynote by Prof. Barry Smith: "Why Attempts to Create AI Systems that Can Engage with Humans in Dialogue so Often Fail"  
9:10 ‑ 10:00 am   K1: Keynote by Prof. Edward Waltz: "Learning, Reasoning, and Fusion in Human-Machine Teams"    
10:00 ‑ 10:10 am Coffee Break Coffee Break   Coffee Break  
10:10 ‑ 10:30 am Coffee Break    
10:30 ‑ 11:55 am   S1: Collaborative Decision Making S4: Situation Monitoring   S5: Applications in Situation Awareness  
11:55 am ‑ 12:00 pm     Conference Closing  
12:00 ‑ 12:10 pm Lunch (On your own)      
12:10 ‑ 1:30 pm   Lunch (On your own) Lunch (On your own)   Lunch (On your own)  
1:30 ‑ 3:00 pm T3: Tutorial Session 3: TBD
T4: Tutorial Session 4: TBD
  S2: Situation Assessment and Prediction P1: Poster Session   W1: Workshop 1  
3:00 ‑ 3:10 pm Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:10 ‑ 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 ‑ 4:30 pm   S3: Machine Learning CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panel    
4:30 ‑ 4:45 pm        
4:45 ‑ 5:00 pm          
5:00 ‑ 5:30 pm              
5:30 ‑ 6:00 pm     CogSIMA 2021 Planning Meeting Conference Banquet Dinner      
6:00 ‑ 7:30 pm Welcome Reception        
7:30 ‑ 9:00 pm            

Monday, May 4

Monday, May 4 9:00 - 12:00

T1: Tutorial Session 1: TBDgo to top

T2: Tutorial Session 2: TBDgo to top

Monday, May 4 10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Monday, May 4 12:00 - 1:30

Lunch (On your own)go to top

Monday, May 4 1:30 - 4:30

T3: Tutorial Session 3: TBDgo to top

T4: Tutorial Session 4: TBDgo to top

Monday, May 4 3:00 - 3:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Monday, May 4 6:00 - 9:00

Welcome Receptiongo to top

Tuesday, May 5

Tuesday, May 5 9:00 - 9:10

Conference Openinggo to top

Tuesday, May 5 9:10 - 10:10

K1: Keynote by Prof. Edward Waltz: "Learning, Reasoning, and Fusion in Human-Machine Teams"Detailsgo to top

Prof. Edward Waltz

Tuesday, May 5 10:10 - 10:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Tuesday, May 5 10:30 - 12:10

S1: Collaborative Decision Makinggo to top

G. Willcox, J. Heard, R. Hammell, C. Johnson
S1.1 Prioritizing Policy Objectives in Polarized Groups Using Artificial Swarm Intelligence
Gregg Willcox and Louis Rosenberg (Unanimous AI, USA); Mark Burgman (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Alexandru Marcoci (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
S1.2 SAHRTA: A Supervisory-Based Adaptive Human-Robot Teaming Architecture
Jamison Heard (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA); Julian Fortune and Julie Adams (Oregon State University, USA)
S1.3 Comparison of Fuzzy-based Value of Information to Bayesian Inference in a Military Domain
Behrooz Etesamipour and Robert Hammell, II (Towson University, USA)
S1.4 Training and Verbal Communications in Human-Autonomy Teaming Under Degraded Conditions
Craig J Johnson, Mustafa Demir, Garrett Zabala and Hongbei He (Arizona State University, USA); David Grimm (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Cody Radigan, Alexandra Wolff and Nancy Cooke (Arizona State University, USA); Nathan J. McNeese (Clemson University, USA); Jamie Gorman (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Tuesday, May 5 12:10 - 1:30

Lunch (On your own)go to top

Tuesday, May 5 1:30 - 3:10

S2: Situation Assessment and Predictiongo to top

D. Söffker, M. Hirsch, G. Rogova, C. Landauer
Chair: Andrea Salfinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
S2.1 Online Intention Recognition Applied to Real Simulated Driving Maneuvers
Qi Deng and Maryam Saleh (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Foghor Tanshi (University of Duisburg-Essen & Chair of Dynamics and Control, Germany); Dirk Söffker (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
S2.2 Situation Alignment for Distributed Operations
Michael Hirsch (ISEA TEK LLC, USA)
S2.3 Decision Making with "Gray Swan"events
Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA); Roman Ilin (AFRL, USA)
S2.4 Strands of Memory
Christopher Landauer and Kirstie L Bellman (Topcy House Consulting, USA)

Tuesday, May 5 3:10 - 3:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Tuesday, May 5 3:30 - 4:45

S3: Machine Learninggo to top

M. Hossain, Y. Zak, A. Salfinger
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)
Capacitive Swipe Gesture Based Smartphone User Authentication and Identification
Mohamed A Rilvan (New York University, USA); Jedrik Chao and Md Hossain (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
An Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Automate Situation Management for Operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Yuval Zak (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Yisrael Parmet (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel); Tal Oron-Gilad (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Reinforcement Learning Meets Cognitive Situation Management: A Review of Recent Learning Approaches from the Cognitive Situation Management Perspective
Andrea Salfinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Tuesday, May 5 5:30 - 7:30

CogSIMA 2021 Planning Meetinggo to top

Wednesday, May 6

Wednesday, May 6 9:00 - 10:00

K2: Keynote by Dr. Bob Deutsch: "The Artful Mind, Machines, Codes and the Wonder of It All"Detailsgo to top

Dr. Bob Deutsch

Wednesday, May 6 10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Wednesday, May 6 10:30 - 12:10

S4: Situation Monitoringgo to top

D. Smith, R. Abielmona, M. Hadzagic, A. Parush
S4.1 Cognitive Cloud to Edge Systems for Remote Real Time Monitoring: CO2 Sensing at Mount Nyiragongo Volcano, Employing the Internet Backpack
Angela Ramnarine-Rieks, Lee McKnight, Danielle Smith and Paul Sujith Rayi (Syracuse University, USA); Mathe Eliel (Imcon International, Democratic Republic of the Congo); Kathco Karume (Goma Volvanology Observatory Centre, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
S4.2 Distributed Multi-Objective Cooperative Coevolution Algorithm for Big-Data-Enabled Vessel Schedule Recovery Problem
Fatemeh Cheraghchi (University of Ottawa, Canada); Ibrahim AbuAlhaol (Carleton University, Canada); Rafael Falcon and Rami Abielmona (Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada); Bijan Raahemi and Emil M. Petriu (University of Ottawa, Canada)
S4.3 Hard and Soft Data Fusion for Maritime Traffic Monitoring Using the Integrated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process
Melita Hadzagic (OODA Technologies Inc, Canada); Maxime Isabelle (OODA Technologies, Canada); Nathan Kashyap (Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada)
S4.4 Predictive Situation Display for Emergency Medical Services: Situational Awareness in Multi-Casualty Incidents
Avi Parush (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

Wednesday, May 6 12:10 - 1:30

Lunch (On your own)go to top

Wednesday, May 6 1:30 - 3:30

P1: Poster Sessiongo to top

Short Presentations and Posters
Chair: Giuseppe D'Aniello (University of Salerno, Italy)
P1.1 Cognitive Methods for Digital AESA Radar
Alan N. Steinberg (Alan Steinberg, Independent Consultant, USA)
P1.2 Autonomy Levels for Small Satellite Clusters
Will Williamson, James Scrofani, Edward Waltz and Jihane Mimih (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
P1.3 Benefits of Multisensory Cues in a Realistic Target Discrimination Task
Caterina Cinel, Jacobo Fernandez Vargas, Luca Citi and Riccardo Poli (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
P1.4 Common Alerting Protocol Compliant Emergency Warning and Alert System for Legacy Broadcasting Networks
Pankaj Kumar Dalela (C-DOT, India); Ankita Saldhi (Research Engineer, India); Pramod Bhave (Senior Research Engineer, India); Vipin Tyagi (C-DOT, India)
P1.5 Human Online Reliability Estimation Applied to Real Driving Maneuvers
Chao He (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Foghor Tanshi (University of Duisburg-Essen & Chair of Dynamics and Control, Germany); Dirk Söffker (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
P1.6 Exploring Participants' Views of Cybersecurity Competitions Through the Lens of Social Media
Joshua Bertrand, Alex Martakis, Hong Liu and Chen Zhong (Indiana University Kokomo, USA); Jun Yao (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
P1.7 Biologically-Inspired Personalities for Control Systems and Robots Using Nonlinear Optimization and Feedback Theory
Chris J. Macnab (University of Calgary, Canada)
P1.8 From Cyber Incidents to Training Cognitive Situation Management
Mazaher Kianpour, Stewart Kowalski, Harald Øverby and Erjon Zoto (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
P1.9 Understanding the Contextualization of Information in Complex Military Decision Spaces
Timothy Hanratty (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Eric Heilman and Justine Caylor (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
P1.10 Degrees of Information Relevance in Situation Assessment
Shan Lu and Mieczyslaw Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)
P1.11 Situational Hazard Recognition and Risk Assessment Within Safety-Driven Behavior Management in the Context of Automated Driving
Georg Hägele (Semcon Sweden AB, Sweden); Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele (Malmö universitet, Sweden)
P1.12 Feedback Generation Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Reduce Dropout in Situation-Aware e-Learning Systems
Giuseppe D'Aniello, Massimo de Falco and Matteo Gaeta (University of Salerno, Italy); Mario Lepore (CORISA, Italy)

Wednesday, May 6 3:00 - 3:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Wednesday, May 6 3:30 - 5:00

CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panelgo to top

Wednesday, May 6 5:30 - 7:30

Conference Banquet Dinnergo to top

Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 7 9:00 - 10:00

K3: Keynote by Prof. Barry Smith: "Why Attempts to Create AI Systems that Can Engage with Humans in Dialogue so Often Fail"Detailsgo to top

Prof. Barry Smith

Thursday, May 7 10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

Thursday, May 7 10:30 - 11:55

S5: Applications in Situation Awarenessgo to top

Y. Huang, B. Abruzzo, W. Behrendt
Chair: Nicolette McGeorge (Charles River Analytics, USA)
S5.1 Situation Awareness and Information Fusion in Sales and Customer Engagement: A Paradigm Shift
Yifei Huang (Outreach Corporation, USA)
S5.2 Heterogeneous UAV Multi-role Swarming Behaviors for Search and Rescue
Ross Arnold, Benjamin Abruzzo, Jonathan Jablonski and Elizabeth Mezzacappa (US Army, USA)
S5.3 Establishing and Maintaining Situation Awareness for Shop-Floor Assistance in Manufacturing
Wernher Behrendt and Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt (Salzburg Research, Austria)

Thursday, May 7 11:55 - 12:10

Conference Closinggo to top

Thursday, May 7 12:10 - 1:30

Lunch (On your own)go to top

Thursday, May 7 1:30 - 5:00

W1: Workshop 1go to top

Scott Fouse, Adel Guitouni
Chairs: Scott Fouse (Self Employed, USA), Adel Guitouni (Faculty of Business, University of Victoria, Canada)

Thursday, May 7 3:00 - 3:30

Coffee Breakgo to top

News

Apr 10: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, CogSIMA 2020 will be held as a completely Virtual Conference.

Mar 10: COVID-19 update: Conference postponed! We are exploring alternative dates in August/September 2020. We will provide further updates soon.
Mar 9: Program outline posted.
Mar 2: Conference registration: Wire transfer information updated.
Mar 2: Prof. Paulo Costa (George Mason Univ., USA) will instruct a tutorial on Evaluating Uncertainty Techniques for Situation Awareness Information Fusion Systems.
Feb 24: Conference registration is available.
Feb 19: Keynotes schedule updated.
Feb 17: Hotel reservation at the group rate is available.
Feb 14: Information on Venue and Travel added. Please check back for further updates!
Feb 12: Special thanks goes to our great TPC for the thorough review process!
Feb 5: We thank the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) for supporting us!

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