Focus Sessions

FS1: Focus Session on Fake News

Time: Monday, May 17, 2021 15:45 - 17:25 (GMT)

Focus Session Chair: Dorothea Thomas-Aniola (HENSOLDT Analytics, Austria)

Invited Papers:

  1. Building a Dynamic Corpus of Fake News Using Commercially Available Machine Translation and NLP Software, George Antoniu Bara
  2. Fake News in European History,Bettina Biron
  3. Modus Operandi for Fake News, Edith Huber, Bettina Pospisil and Wolfgang Haidegger
  4. Challenges for Automatic Detection of Fake News Related to Migration, Werner Bailer, Georg Thallinger, Dorothea Thomas-Aniola and Gerhard Backfried

FS2: Focus Session on Psychological Dimensions of Cognitive Situation Management

Time: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 15:45 - 17:00 (GMT)

Focus Session Chair: Mare Teichmann (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

Invited Papers:

  1. Toward a More Integrated Framework for Psychology and Situation Management, Mare Teichmann and Gabriel Jakobson
  2. Empirical Study for Measuring the Mental States of Humans During the Interaction with Heavy-Duty Industrial Robots, Mohamad Bdiwi, Shuxiao Hou, Lena Winkler and Steffen Ihlenfeldt
  3. The Impact of New Technologies on Work Design - Case Study of the Work of Robot Operators from One Organisation, Anita Pollak, Mateusz Paliga and Barbara Ko┼╝usznik
  4. Ghost Injection Attack on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Equipped Drones Impact on Human Behaviour, Yazeed Haddad, Erwin Orye and Olaf Maennel

FS3: Focus Session on Large-Scale Emergency Response

Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 15:45 - 17:00 (GMT)

Focus Session Chair: Kirstie Bellman (Topcy House Consulting, USA)

Invited Papers:

  1. Pandemic Situation Awareness Must Support Both Individualized Medicine and Public Health, Jeffrey Galpin and Kirstie L Bellman
  2. Lessons from Leading the ERDC COVID-19 Modeling and Analysis Team, Brandon Lafferty, PhD, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  3. Rapid Establishment of Data Visualization Tools for Disaster Response Modeling, Brandon Randle, Information Technology Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center


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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