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CogSIMA 2021 : 2021 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management


When May 17, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Where Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn, Estonia
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2020
Notification Due Feb 15, 2021
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2021
Categories    artificial intelligence   situation awareness   information fusion   cognitive science

Call For Papers

Where Cognitive Science meets Computer Science!

Organized by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society's Technical Committee on Cognitive Situation Management, the CogSIMA conference series provides the premier venue for discussing complex heterogeneous dynamical systems - of interacting humans, machines, and computer agents - whose collective behavior depends on their cognitive capabilities to comprehend, explain, predict and act upon the surrounding operational situations.

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 organisations, machines, computer agents and humans situated in complex dynamic environment. 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.
Adhering to its successful interdisciplinary tradition, CogSIMA 2021 will provide an inspiring forum for scientists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds including cognitive science, computer science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and human factors.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
A) 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)
B) 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
C) 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
D) 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

Two types of paper submissions will be accepted:
• Regular Papers (5-8 pages): describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art.
• Poster Presentations (3-5 pages): describe work in progress.

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.

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.
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 both to present and answer questions. All paper submissions will be handled electronically in EDAS.
For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.
Accepted papers and poster presentations will be included in the final conference proceedings and submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

Attendees are encouraged to propose special sessions, which consist of five papers that provide a focused discussion of new or innovative topics. Each proposal must include the session title, description, and organizers. Special session papers will undergo the same review process. Special session papers must be clearly indicated when submitted with a copy sent to the designated special session organizer.

Proposals are invited for half-day or full-day workshops Workshop proposal must include workshop title, description, and biography of the workshop organizers. Workshop proposal length is limited to 1 page.

Proposals are invited for half-day tutorials. Tutorial proposal must include tutorial title, outline and description, and biography of the tutorial instructor. Tutorial proposal length is limited to 1 page.

Regular Papers: December 01, 2020
Poster Papers: January 11, 2021
Acceptance Notification (Regular & Poster): February 15, 2021
Camera Ready (Regular & Poster): March 31, 2021
Special Sessions and Workshops: November 02, 2020
Tutorials: March 29, 2021

COVID-19 INFO: With ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19, the conference will continuously monitor the evolution of the pandemic all around the world and adapt the program to maximize engagement and deliver the best experience possible – whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid.

For questions concerning CogSIMA 2021 please contact us at and visit the conference website

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