Topics of Interest

CogSIMA 2021 continues and expands the research domain of situation management that was established by the first conference CogSIMA 2011. CogSIMA conferences provide a venue for presenting scientific results on interdisciplinary studies of complex heterogeneous dynamical systems that include humans, physical systems, and computer agents whose behaviors depend on situations.

See the list of Topics of Interest of CogSIMA 2021 here.

Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Regular Papers: December 01, 2020
  • Poster Papers: January 11, 2021
  • Acceptance Notification (Regular & Poster): February 15, 2021
  • Camera Ready (Regular & Poster): March 31, 2021

How to Submit

We invite two types of submissions, regular papers and poster presentations, which will undergo a competitive review process. All papers must present original and unpublished work that is not currently under review elsewhere. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the conference.

Quantitative and/or qualitative methods and results are welcome, as well as hypotheses-driven or more open-ended exploratory work. Submissions must clearly outline the methodology (manipulations, measurements, environment and context, etc.) and technologies used, for both replicability and enabling in-depth review. In addition, research providing novel system designs, algorithms, interface technologies, and computational methods supporting elements of situation management are encouraged. Submitted papers should address issues related to the general domain of situation management.

Regular Papers (5-8 pages): describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art. Each accepted paper will be allocated approximately 25 minutes for the oral presentation during the conference.

Poster Presentations (3-5 pages): describe work in progress. Each accepted poster will be presented in a 5 min. talk in the poster session, and will be included in the final conference proceedings submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.

Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their paper using the stylesheet templates provided by IEEE (paper size: US letter). For more information contact All paper submissions will be handled electronically in EDAS:

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Authors of accepted submissions will need to sign an IEEE copyright release form. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event who is qualified to present and answer questions. The conference proceedings will be digitally published by IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.


Oct 21: Prof. William Lawless (Paine College, USA) will instruct a tutorial on Interdependence for autonomous human-machine teams and explainable AI. 

Sep 24: The IEEE CogSIMA official website is online! 



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