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.

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General Chair

Leo Motus
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Honorary Chair

Gabe Jakobson
CyberGem Consulting, USA

Vice Chair

Scott Fouse
Independent Consultant, USA

Vice Chair

Kellyn Rein
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

TPC Co-Chair

Kirstie Bellman
Topcy House Consulting, USA

TPC Co-Chair

Nicolette McGeorge
Charles River Analytics, Inc., USA

TPC Co-Chair

Alicia Ruvinsky

TPC Co-Chair

Mare Teichmann
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Keynotes/Tutorial Chair

Galina Rogova
The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Finance Chair

Ken Baclawski
Northeastern University, USA

Publications Chair

Mary Freiman
Aptima, Inc., USA

Publicity Chair

Giuseppe D'Aniello
University of Salerno, Italy

Industry/Government Liaisons Chair

Michael Kozak
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, USA

International Liaisons Chair

Andrea Salfinger
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Student Program Chair

Ahmet Köse
IEEE Estonia, Estonia

Local Chair

Peeter Lorents
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Local OC member

Ruth Laos
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Local OC member

Mari-Anne Meister
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Local OC member

Monika Perkman
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Local OC member

Reet Elling
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

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Submission Topics

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 

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 cyber security
§ Autonomous vehicles and transportation systems
§ Health care and pandemic situation management
§ Computational International Relation and Detection of fake data
§ Defense and autonomous mission control application

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    May 21


  • Mar 01 2021

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