Giuseppe D'Aniello gidaniello at unisa.it
Wed Jan 13 09:40:43 PST 2021

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Due to international challenges which include the pandemic, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper and poster submissions to January 31, 2021 (final extension). 
In addition, we are changing the paper acceptance notification date to March 1, 2021.

The organizing committee has decided that CogSIMA 2021 will be held as a virtual conference.  
Even though there is hope with the vaccine coming out, we feel that with the hot spots going on around the world and slow roll out of the vaccine, it is unlikely that a large percentage of the CogSIMA community will feel safe to travel.   

REDUCED FEES: We are still working on the registration fees, but we do believe that like last year, we will be able to hold the registration fees to no more than $200.

Please check the web page http://www.cogsima2021.org <http://www.cogsima2021.org/> for additional information over the next few weeks.
Submit your papers via edas at https://edas.info/N27855 <https://edas.info/N27855> 

2021 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA 2021)
17-20 May 2021
Virtual Conference 
Hosted by Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

http://www.cogsima2021.org <http://www.cogsima2021.org/>

Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
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 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.
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 (https://edas.info/index.php?c=27855 <https://edas.info/index.php?c=27855>). 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.).
Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system (https://edas.info/N27855 <https://edas.info/N27855>) in PDF format before the deadline.

Regular Papers and Poster Papers: January 31, 2021 
Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2021
Camera Ready:  March 31, 2021

For more information, please contact us at admin at cogsima.org <mailto:admin at cogsima.org>
Conference website: http://www.cogsima2021.org <http://www.cogsima2021.org/>
CogSIMA community website: http://www.cogsima.org <http://www.cogsima.org/>
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