Cognitive Informatics (CI) is a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary research area that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computing, AI, cybernetics, computational intelligence, cognitive science, neuropsychology, medical science, systems science, software engineering, telecommunications, knowledge engineering, philosophy, linguistics, economics, management science, and life sciences. CI is a transdisciplinary enquiry on the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the natural intelligence – human brains and minds – and their engineering applications in cognitive computing, computational intelligence, as well as the information/communication technology and software industries.
The development and the cross fertilization between the aforementioned science and engineering disciplines have led to a whole range of extremely interesting new research areas known as CI. Following the first eight successful conferences on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI’02 through ICCI’09), the 9th IEEE Int’l Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI’10) focuses on the theme of Cognitive Computing and Cognitive Communications. ICCI’10 welcomes researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to join the international cognitive informatics and cognitive computing initiative toward the investigation of cognitive mechanisms and processes of human information processing, and the development of next generation computers that learn and think.