Where Cognitive Science Meets Computer Science

Since 2011, the CogSIMA conferences have promoted a multidisciplinary approach to research on dynamic, cyber-physical-social systems of systems, emerging from the interaction of people, machines, computer systems and organizations situated in complex dynamic environments. Critical to these systems of systems are their cognitive and computational capabilities to:

  1. sense, perceive, comprehend, and predict situations
  2. reason about and recommend possible actions for situations
  3. facilitate learning, self-organization and collective intelligence
  4. assess interdependencies between systems.

Continuing in its successful, interdisciplinary tradition, CogSIMA 2022 will provide an inspiring forum for scientists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds including cognitive science, computer science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and human factors.

The CogSIMA conferences are aimed at researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience including computer science, human factors, cognitive science, modeling & simulation, robotics, and systems engineering.

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:

Situation Management – Foundations & Models

  • Advances in conceptual frameworks, architectures, models or other formalizations of situation management, decision support, and control
  • Scale in situation awareness (public vs. organizational vs. team vs. individual; distributed vs. shared awareness)
  • Situational “Big Data” analysis such as social media analytics
  • Predictive situation awareness
  • Situation modeling including anomaly and pattern detection, validation, metrics, and performance measures
  • Computer aided decision-making
  • Human-computer interfaces for situation management
  • Visualizations for situation awareness
  • Mental models and cognitive processes
  • Bio-inspired models of situation management
  • Context and knowledge representation
  • Impact of human ability (e.g., physical and/or mental impairment, demotivation) on situation management
  • Trust, including fake data
  • Self-awareness and self-* capability models and their integration into cognitive situation management
  • Artificial Intelligence (including machine learning and neural network learning) in situation management
  • Psychological aspects of situation management
  • Design, development, and adaptation of resilient systems for situation management

Collective Situation Management and Control

  • Collective intelligence and emergent behavior in situation management
  • Cooperation and collaboration in multi-agent situation management
  • Models of collective, autonomous, and resilient situation control
  • Socially sensitive design and socially responsive design
  • Innovations in mixed initiative systems, protocols, and architectures
  • Human-centered AI and human-machine symbiosis

Situation Management Applications

  • Pandemic and disaster situation awareness, response, and recovery
  • Cyber security situation awareness and control
  • Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, and wearable computing
  • Cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction
  • Cyber-physical systems situation awareness, monitoring, and management
  • Autonomous vehicles and transportation systems
  • Resilient health care situation management
  • Situation management in international relations and diplomacy
  • Defense and autonomous mission control
  • Application-specific system effectiveness and performance evaluation


Past CogSIMA Conferences

CogSIMA 2021

CogSIMA 2020

CogSIMA 2019

CogSIMA 2018

CogSIMA 2017

CogSIMA 2016

CogSIMA 2015

CogSIMA 2014

CogSIMA 2013

CogSIMA 2012

CogSIMA 2011

CogSIMA  Activities

Please find further information on activities from the CogSIMA community under www.cogsima.org or follow CogSIMA on LinkedIn #cogsima and Twitter https://twitter.com/cogsima 


May 12: Online tutorial on May 20th: The tutorial on " Brain-Computer Interfaces for Group Decision Making" will take place on Zoom, on Friday, May 20th, 5 pm CET. Register for the main conference to join the tutorial.

Apr 12: Free tutorial on Apr 29th: The tutorial on " Designing a Human Subjects Research Study Environment Using Minecraft!" will take place on Zoom, on April 29th, 5 pm CET. Register for free to attend the tutorial
Mar 01: Deadline Reminder: Paper submissions are due March 14, 2022 (extended)   Submit your paperhere!
Feb 16: Registration fees have been announced. Early registration deadline is April 30th.
Feb 14: We are pleased to announce that Prof. Amir Hussain (Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK) will present a keynote address on Towards Transformative Multimodal Hearing-Assistive Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities.
Jan 10: Deadline Reminder: Paper submissions are due Feb 28, 2022
2022 Conference Dates: June 06-10, 2022.
Sep 24: The IEEE CogSIMA official website is online! 



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