Workshop 1: CogSIMA Challenge Problems

Time: Friday, May 21 14:00 - 18:00 (GMT)

Workshop Chairs: Scott Fouse, Independent Consultant, USA, and Dr. Giuseppe D’Aniello, University of Salerno, Italy

The goal of the workshop is to foster the discussion regarding open challenge problems in the field of Cognitive Situation Management, both from the Cognitive Science as well as the Computer Science perspective. The aim of the discussion is to identify and discuss the main, open CogSIMA challenge problems that should be addressed by researchers and practitioners in the near future, paving the road to the organization of a competition on these open problems for the next edition of CogSIMA. The workshop will allow discussing the objectives and motivations of the CogSIMA challenge problems; to identify the main tasks to create one or more challenges for the competition; to recruit volunteer in the community to lead the tasks and to participate in the solution of these problems; to develop a schedule for the organization of the competition. Researchers, scholars, and practitioners from academia, industry, and government interested in the open challenges of Cognitive Situation Management, as well as those who would like to take an active role in the organization of the competition, are warmly invited to attend the workshop and share their ideas.

Workshop 2: Interoperability for Situation Management and Decision-Making

Time: Saturday, May 22 14:00 - 18:00 (GMT)

Workshop Chair:  Prof. Kenneth Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA

We have seen the wealth of research and applications in CogSIMA 2020 as well as CogSIMA conferences that preceded this one. While these research and development projects have been valuable, the risk is that they will be unconnected "silos", a common problem throughout academics and industry. The purpose of this workshop is to examine the issue of interoperability of situation management and decision making, and to propose possible solutions. This workshop will be a continuation of the workshop held at the end of CogSIMA 2020. The workshop will begin with the presentation of a draft Communiqué that weaves together the many strands of the previous workshop. The intention is for this workshop to collaboratively produce a final Communiqué that will be submitted for publication. The goal is to start a process leading to interoperability and standardization. If you wish to submit a brief position paper to be presented at the workshop, please submit it to


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New Conference Dates: May 14-22, 2021.

Mar 26: Prof. Peeter Lorents will instruct a tutorial on The journey from Similar to Plausible Situations: Human and Mathematical Aspects.
Feb 22: Dr. Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, USA) will instruct a tutorial on Introduction to Mission-Centric Cyber Security Situation Management.
Jan 7: Prof. Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) will present a keynote address. 
Nov 19: Dr. William D. Casebeer (Riverside Research’s Open Innovation Center, USA) will present a keynote address on Human-Machine Teaming: Evolution or Revolution, and the Ethical Dimensions of Cyborgs.
Nov 16: Deadline Extension: Paper submissions are due Jan 11, 2021.
Nov 16: Prof. Susan Stepney (University of York, UK) will present a keynote address on Computation as a dynamical system.
Nov 15: Prof. Ross Anderson (University of Cambridge, UK) will present a keynote address on Situational awareness and adversarial machine learning.
Nov 02: Prof. Ann Bisantz (University at Buffalo, USA) and Dr. Emilie Roth (Roth Cognitive Engineering, USA) will instruct a tutorial on Getting Support Right: User and Use System Testing using a Work-centered Approach.
Oct 21: Prof. William Lawless (Paine College, USA) will instruct a tutorial on Interdependence and vulnerability in systems: Applying theory to define situations for autonomous systems. 
Sep 24: The IEEE CogSIMA official website is online! 



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