Where Cognitive Science Meets Computer Science

Since 2011 the CogSIMA conferences promote a holistic cognitive approach to multidisciplinary research on dynamic cyber-physical-social systems of systems, whose constituent systems can be autonomous, and often collaborate and interoperate with organizations, machines, computer agents, and humans situated in complex dynamic environments. Critical to these systems of systems are their cognitive capabilities to sense, perceive and comprehend situations, reason and act on situations, demonstrate abilities of learning, self-organization, and collective intelligence, and their ability to consider the impact of interdependencies with the other systems.

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

Situation Management – Foundations

  • Conceptual frameworks, architectures, and models of cognitive situation management and control
  • New advances in situation awareness, control, and decision support
  • Situation awareness: public vs. organizational vs. team vs. individual; distributed vs. shared awareness
  • Formalization of situations and situational reasoning
  • Situational “Big Data” analysis, situation mining, discovery, early detection of anomalies and patterns
  • Stimuli-reaction, negative feedback, and predictive situation control
  • Situation modeling, comparison, assessment, validation, metrics, and performance measurements
  • Near real-time situation awareness and control
  • Mental models, self-awareness, cognitive processes, and impact of barriers (environmental, physiological, psychological, and social barriers)


Collective Situation Management and Control

  • Collective intelligence and emergent behavior in situation management
  • Biologically inspired computational models of situation management
  • Cooperation and collaboration in multi-agent situation management
  • Models of shared and distributed situation awareness and control
  • Adaptation and self-organization in cognitive situation management and control
  • Models of collective, autonomous, and resilient situation control in hostile environments
  • Integration of self-awareness and self-X capability models into cognitive situation management


Human-Artificial Intelligence Situation Management

  • Socially sensitive design and socially responsive design
  • Situation management in cyber-physical-social systems
  • Integration of human and signal intelligence
  • Human teaming with autonomous systems, human-AI teaming
  • Computer-aided human decision-making in incomplete known, conflicting, and stressful situations
  • Processing social media and other related human considerations to improve situation awareness
  • The impact of human competence and motivation in situation management
  • Distressed and handicapped persons in CogSIMA control loop


Situation Management Applications

  • System-level experiments and application-specific research
  • Situation awareness and control for cybersecurity
  • Autonomous vehicles and transportation systems
  • Health care and pandemic situation management
  • Political cooperation and disruption of fake data
  • Defence and autonomous mission control applications


Past CogSIMA Conferences

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.


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mica Endsley will present a keynote address on Situation Awareness & Automation: The Boeing 737-Max8 .

Registration is now open.
Registration fees and info are available here
Author registration deadline is March 31 Please register here

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 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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