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

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
Tutorial: Human-AI TeamingDr. Alicia Ruvinsky, Dr. R. Cody Salter, Mr. Trent May
Tutorial: Design, build, assess, and refine a synthetic teammate: Lessons and guidance from over a decade of researchProf. Nancy J. Cooke, Dr. Chris Myers & the Team
Adjourn for the day
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Tutorial: Evaluating Uncertainty Techniques for Situation Awareness Information Fusion SystemsProf. Paulo C. G. da Costa
Part 1: Dealing with Uncertainties in Data Processing: from Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty to Combination of Different Approaches, with Application to Geoinformatics, Bioinformatics, and Engineering
Part 2: Deep Learning (Partly) Demystified
Prof. Vladik Kreinovich
Adjourn for the day
Monday, August 24, 2020
OpeningScott Fouse
Keynote by Daniel Serfaty, Chairman & CEO at Aptima, Inc.: "Dawn of the Multi-Species Systems: Human Performance Engineering in the Age of AI"
S1: Situation Assessment and Prediction
Adjourn for the day
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Keynote by Prof. Edward Waltz, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA: "Learning, Reasoning, and Fusion in Human-Machine Teams""
S2: Collaborative Decision Making
Poster Previews
S3: Machine Learning
Adjourn for the day
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Poster Session
S4: Situation Monitoring
Invited Talk
Adjourn for the day
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Keynote by Prof. Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, NY: "Why Attempts to Create AI Systems that Can Engage with Humans in Dialogue so Often Fail"
S5: Applications
CogSIMA 10th Anniversary PanelGabe Jakobson
Conference Closing


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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