2021 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management

CogSIMA 2021

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

17-20 May 2021

Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn, Estonia


Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society


In response to many requests, the deadline for regular & poster paper submissions has been extended to January 11, 2021





Where Cognitive Science meets Computer Science





We are proud to announce that the 11th IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA) will be held in Europe for the very first time, in the vibrant and charming Tallinn, Estonia!

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:





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






We invite two types of submissions, regular papers and poster presentations, which will undergo a competitive review process. 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.





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.





·      Regular Papers (5-8 pages): describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art.

·      Poster Presentations (3-5 pages): describe work in progress and will be included in the final conference proceedings submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.





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. Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their paper using the stylesheet templates provided by IEEE. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.

Accepted papers and poster presentations will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, which will be indexed by major indexing and web discovery services (such as Google Scholar, Scopus, DBLP, Semantic Scholar etc.).






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.





Regular Papers: January 11, 2021 (Extended deadline)

Poster Papers: January 11, 2021

Acceptance Notification (Regular & Poster): February 15, 2021

Camera Ready (Regular & Poster):  March 31, 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 more information please contact admin@cogsima.org and visit the conference website: http://www.cogsima2021.org





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