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

August 22-29, 2020
Virtual Conference
hosted by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Photo Credit: Welcome to Victoria BC by LASZLO ILYES / CC-BY-2.0
 
  Monday, August 24 Tuesday, August 25 Wednesday, August 26 Thursday, August 27 Friday, August 28
8:00 ‑ 9:00 am   K2: Keynote by Prof. Edward Waltz, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA: "Learning, Reasoning, and Fusion in Human-Machine Teams"   K3: Keynote by Prof. Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, NY: "Command and Control"  
9:00 ‑ 9:10 am   Bio Break   Bio Break  
9:10 ‑ 10:00 am   S2: Collaborative Decision Making   S5: Applications  
10:00 ‑ 10:10 am Conference Opening P1: Poster Session W1: Workshop "Interoperability for Situation Management and Decision Making"
10:10 ‑ 10:25 am K1: Keynote by Daniel Serfaty, Chairman & CEO at Aptima, Inc.: "Dawn of the Multi-Species Systems: Human Performance Engineering in the Age of AI"
10:25 ‑ 10:35 am Bio Break
10:35 ‑ 10:50 am CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panel
10:50 ‑ 10:55 am Bio Break
10:55 ‑ 11:00 am PV: Poster Preview
11:00 ‑ 11:10 am Bio Break
11:10 ‑ 11:20 am Bio Break S4: Situation Monitoring
11:20 ‑ 11:35 am S1: Situation Assessment and Prediction
11:35 ‑ 11:45 am Bio Break
11:45 am ‑ 12:25 pm S3: Machine Learning
12:25 ‑ 12:45 pm Conference Closing
12:45 ‑ 12:46 pm Adjourn
12:46 ‑ 12:50 pm  
12:50 ‑ 1:00 pm Bio Break  
1:00 ‑ 1:01 pm Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Invited Talk  
1:01 ‑ 1:30 pm      
1:30 ‑ 1:31 pm     Adjourn for the day  
1:31 ‑ 2:00 pm        

Monday, August 24

Monday, August 24 10:00 - 10:10 (America/New_York)

Conference Opening

Monday, August 24 10:10 - 11:10 (America/New_York)

K1: Keynote by Daniel Serfaty, Chairman & CEO at Aptima, Inc.: "Dawn of the Multi-Species Systems: Human Performance Engineering in the Age of AI" Details

Chair: Scott Fouse (Self Employed, USA)

Monday, August 24 11:10 - 11:20 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Monday, August 24 11:20 - 1:00 (America/New_York)

S1: Situation Assessment and Prediction

D. Söffker; M. Hirsch; G. Rogova; C. Landauer
Chair: Melita Hadzagic (OODA Technologies Inc, Canada)
S1.1 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)
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S1.2 Situation Alignment for Distributed Operations
Michael Hirsch (ISEA TEK LLC, USA)
S1.3 Decision Making with "Gray Swan"events
Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA); Roman Ilin (AFRL, USA)
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S1.4 Strands of Memory
Christopher Landauer and Kirstie L Bellman (Topcy House Consulting, USA)

Monday, August 24 1:00 - 1:01 (America/New_York)

Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, August 25

Tuesday, August 25 8:00 - 9:00 (America/New_York)

K2: Keynote by Prof. Edward Waltz, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA: "Learning, Reasoning, and Fusion in Human-Machine Teams" Details

Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

Tuesday, August 25 9:00 - 9:10 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Tuesday, August 25 9:10 - 10:50 (America/New_York)

S2: Collaborative Decision Making

G. Willcox; J. Heard; R. Hammell; C. Johnson
Chair: Michael Hirsch (ISEA TEK LLC, USA)
S2.1 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)
S2.2 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)
S2.3 Comparison of Fuzzy-based Value of Information to Bayesian Inference in a Military Domain
Behrooz Etesamipour and Robert Hammell II (Towson University, USA)
S2.4 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, August 25 10:50 - 10:55 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Tuesday, August 25 10:55 - 11:35 (America/New_York)

PV: Poster Preview

Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)

Tuesday, August 25 11:35 - 11:45 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Tuesday, August 25 11:45 - 1:00 (America/New_York)

S3: Machine Learning

M. Hossain; Y. Zak; A. Salfinger
Chair: Roman Ilin (AFRL, USA)
S3.1 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)
S3.2 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)
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S3.3 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, August 25 1:00 - 1:01 (America/New_York)

Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, August 26

Wednesday, August 26 10:00 - 11:00 (America/New_York)

P1: Poster Session

Short Presentations and Posters
Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)
P1.1 Autonomy Levels for Small Satellite Clusters
Will Williamson, Edward Waltz, James Scrofani and Jihane Mimih (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
P1.2 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))
P1.3 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)
P1.4 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)
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P1.5 Exploring Participants' Views of Cybersecurity Competitions Through the Lens of Social Media
Joshua Bertrand, Alex Martakis and Hong Liu (Indiana University Kokomo, USA); Chen Zhong (University of Tampa, USA); Jun Yao (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
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P1.6 Biologically-Inspired Personalities for Control Systems and Robots Using Nonlinear Optimization and Feedback Theory
Chris J. Macnab (University of Calgary, Canada)
P1.7 From Cyber Incidents to Training Cognitive Situation Management
Mazaher Kianpour, Stewart Kowalski, Harald Øverby and Erjon Zoto (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
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P1.8 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)
P1.9 Degrees of Information Relevance in Situation Assessment
Shan Lu and Mieczyslaw Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)
P1.10 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)
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P1.11 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)
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P1.12 Autonomic Activity and Surgical Flow Disruptions in Healthcare Providers During Cardiac Surgery
Lauren R Kennedy-Metz (VA Boston Healthcare System & Harvard Medical School, USA); Andrea Bizzego (University of Trento, Italy); Roger Daglius Dias (Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, USA); Cesare Furlanello (HK3 Lab, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy); Gianluca Esposito (University of Trento and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Italy); Marco A Zenati (Harvard Medical School & Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA)
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P1.13 Digital Cognitive Aids to Support Adaptation of Surgical Processes to COVID-19 Protective Policies
Heather Conboy (University of Massachusetts & Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering (LASER), USA); Lauren R Kennedy-Metz (VA Boston Healthcare System & Harvard Medical School, USA); George Avrunin (University of Massachusetts, USA); Lori Clarke (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA); Leon Osterweil (University of Massachusetts, USA); Roger Daglius Dias (Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, USA); Marco A Zenati (Harvard Medical School & Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA)
P1.14 A 7-Dimensional Framework for Technical Data in High-Intensity Vital Environments and Its Application to Aircraft Maintenance
Sylvain Bruni and Mary D Freiman (Aptima, Inc., USA); Chad Weiss (Aptima, Inc, USA); Danielle Ward, Spencer Lynch and Kristy Kay (Aptima, Inc., USA)

Wednesday, August 26 11:00 - 11:10 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Wednesday, August 26 11:10 - 12:50 (America/New_York)

S4: Situation Monitoring

D. Smith; F. Cheraghchi; M. Hadzagic; A. Parush
Chair: Benjamin Abruzzo (US Army, USA)
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 and Danielle Smith (Syracuse University, USA); Paul Sujith Rayi (George Mason 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)
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Wednesday, August 26 12:50 - 1:00 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Wednesday, August 26 1:00 - 1:30 (America/New_York)

Invited Talk

Chair: Scott Fouse (Self Employed, USA)

Wednesday, August 26 1:30 - 1:31 (America/New_York)

Adjourn for the day

Thursday, August 27

Thursday, August 27 8:00 - 9:00 (America/New_York)

K3: Keynote by Prof. Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, NY: "Command and Control" Details

Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

Thursday, August 27 9:00 - 9:10 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Thursday, August 27 9:10 - 10:25 (America/New_York)

S5: Applications

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

Thursday, August 27 10:25 - 10:35 (America/New_York)

Bio Break

Thursday, August 27 10:35 - 12:25 (America/New_York)

CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panel Details

Dr. Gabe Jakobson, Prof. Mieczyslaw "Mitch" M. Kokar, Mica R. Endsley, Ph.D., Christian Lebiere, Scott Fouse, Mare Teichmann
Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)

The CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panel looks on historic roots of the conference, sees what the current successes and pitfalls are, and in what directions the conference should go in the future. The panel gathers widely recognized experts in the field cognitive situation management, who are asked to give their opinion on the above-defined issues from multiple scientific viewpoints, including cognitive science, human factors, psychology, computer science and systems engineering.

Further details: CogSIMA 10th Anniversary Panel

Thursday, August 27 12:25 - 12:45 (America/New_York)

Conference Closing

Thursday, August 27 12:45 - 12:46 (America/New_York)

Adjourn

Friday, August 28

Friday, August 28 10:00 - 2:00 (America/New_York)

W1: Workshop "Interoperability for Situation Management and Decision Making"

Prof. Ken Baclawski

News

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

June 26: Keynote schedule updated.
June 24: Tutorial schedule updated.
June 11: Dr. Alicia Ruvinsky, Dr. Cody Salter and Mr. Trent May (USACE ERDC) will instruct a tutorial on Human-AI Teaming.
June 8: We are pleased to announce that Daniel Serfaty (Founder & CEO Aptima, Inc.) will present a keynote address on Human Performance Engineering in the Age of AI.
June 8: CogSIMA 10th Anniverary Panel (Aug. 27) announced.
June 8: Tentative program of the main conference available.
May 25: Tutorial program updated.
May 23: Program update: Tutorials are scheduled for August 22-23, Workshops for August 28-29.

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