Hybrid Conference (both in-person and virtual participation) 


The CogSIMA conferences promote a holistic approach to multidisciplinary research on dynamic, cyber-physical-social systems of systems, emerging from the interaction of  people, machines, computer systems and organisations situated in complex dynamic environments. Critical to these systems of systems are their cognitive and computational capabilities to (1) sense, perceive, comprehend, and predict situations, (2) reason about and recommend possible actions for situations, (3) facilitate learning, self-organization and collective intelligence, and (4) assess interdependencies between systems. Following its successful, interdisciplinary tradition, CogSIMA 2022 will provide an inspiring forum for scientists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds including cognitive science, computer science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and human factors.

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We look forward to seeing you in Salerno!

Call for Papers

All papers must present original and unpublished work that is not currently under review elsewhere.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 for each accepted paper is required to attend the conference.

Two types of paper submissions will be accepted:

  • Regular Papers (5-8 pages) – papers that describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art
  • Poster Papers (3-5 pages) – describe work in progress.

Call for Focus Sessions

Attendees are encouraged to propose topics for focus sessions. Each session will consist of four to five papers selected to stimulate a focused discussion of new or innovative topics. Each proposal must include the session title, description, and organizers. Focus session papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers.  Focus session papers must be clearly indicated when submitted with a copy sent to the designated focus session organizer. Please, submit focus session proposals to Kirstie Bellman (

Call for Tutorials

Proposals are invited for half-day tutorials. Tutorial proposals must include tutorial title, outline and description, and biography of the tutorial instructor(s). Tutorial proposal length is limited to 1 page. Please, submit tutorial proposals to Giancarlo Fortino (

Call for Workshops

Proposals are invited for half-day or full-day workshops. Workshop proposals must include workshop title, description, and biography of the workshop organizer(s). Workshop proposal length is limited to 1 page. Please, submit workshop topic proposals to Ken Baclawski (

Due Dates

  • Regular, Poster & Focus Session Papers: January 24, 2022 (extended)
  • Focus Session and Workshop proposals: November 30, 2021
  • Tutorials Proposals: February 01, 2022

Paper and Poster Submission Guidelines and Publication

Submitted papers should clearly indicate on the first page the submission type. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an IEEE copyright release form and present their paper at the conference. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by EDAS. Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their full paper in 2-column style (main text in 10-point size) including figures and correct margins. Please use the stylesheet templates provided by IEEE to assure that your submission is in line with the IEEE guidelines. The conference proceedings will be electronically published in the IEEE CogSIMA Conference Proceedings and will be submitted to the IEEEXplore® Digital Library. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full 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. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 2 papers.

Topics of Interest

It is assumed that the submitted papers address cognitive and/or computational aspects of situation management, including but not limited to:

Situation Management – Foundations & Models

  • Advances in conceptual frameworks, architectures, models or other formalizations of situation management, decision support, and control
  • Scale in situation awareness (public vs. organizational vs. team vs. individual; distributed vs. shared awareness)
  • Situational “Big Data” analysis such as social media analytics
  • Predictive situation awareness
  • Situation modeling including, e. g., anomaly and pattern detection, validation, metrics, and performance measurements
  • Computer-aided decision-making
  • Mental models and cognitive processes
  • Bio-inspired models of situation management
  • Context and knowledge representation
  • Visualizations of situation
  • Impact of human ability (e.g., physical and/or mental impairment, demotivation) on situation management
  • Trust including fake data
  • Self-awareness and self-X capability models and their integration into cognitive situation management
  • Artificial Intelligence (including ML and DL) in situation management
  • Psychological aspects of situation management
  • Designing, developing, and adapting resilient systems

Collective Situation Management and Control

  • Collective intelligence and emergent behavior in situation management
  • Cooperation and collaboration in multi-agent situation management
  • Models of collective, autonomous, and resilient situation control
  • Socially sensitive design and socially responsive design
  • Innovations in mixed initiative systems, protocols, and architectures

Situation Management Applications

  • System-level experiments and application specific research
  • Pandemic and disaster situation awareness, response, and recovery
  • Cyber security situation awareness and control
  • Autonomous vehicles and transportation systems
  • Resilient health care situation management
  • Computational International Relation (IR)
  • Defence and autonomous mission control
  • Cognitive robotics, human-robot interaction, and human-autonomy teaming
  • Cyber-physical systems situation awareness, monitoring, and management
  • Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, and wearable computing

COVID-19 Info

With uncertainty around COVID-19, the conference will be held as a hybrid event, with both in-person meetings and events and virtual accessibility to conference meetings.

We are currently ensuring that there will be a secure face-to-face conference that will allow the CogSIMA community to meet again in person in the splendid setting of Salerno. But in case of restrictions and to respect the needs and requirements of each participant, we will support virtual participations and remote presentations, in order to deliver the best experience possible for everyone.


For the first time, CogSIMA will take place in Italy, at the University of Salerno!

The University of Salerno (UNISA)  is located a few kilometers from Salerno City Center, at the junction of motorway intersections that make it central and easy to reach. The university is a very large compound in continuous expansion, covering around 100,000 square meters. Organized in the form of a campus, the university boasts modern facilities, efficient services, and many leisure activities.

Many world-famous touristic sites are in the surroundings. Salerno’s central position, nestled in the curve of the bay of the same name, makes the city a focal point for leisure tourism and seaside holidays. Salerno’s beautiful historic center bears signs of its glorious past with its medieval charm intact. The unique combination of historical attractions and modern buildings, parks, facilities, make Salerno one of the most welcoming and liveable cities. Few kilometers from the city center, other world-famous attractions are the Amalfi Coast and Pompei, UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Paestum; Napoli, just to name a few.

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Conference venue: University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 – 84084 Fisciano (SA).

Travel Info

The nearby international airport, Napoli-Capodichino Airport, provides many direct connections with cities worldwide and excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. The University of Salerno, and Salerno City Center can be easily reachable by the airport via frequent direct trains and buses.

Please, visit the Napoli-Capodichino Airport website for further information:  and the travel information on the University of Salerno Website 

Organizing Committee

General Chair:

  Giuseppe D’Aniello, University of Salerno, Italy

Honorary Chair:

  Gabe Jakobson, CyberGem Consulting, USA

Vice Chair:

  Kirstie Bellman, Topcy House Consulting, USA

TPC Co-Chairs:

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

  Alicia Ruvinsky, ERDC US Army, USA

  Tom Ziemke, Linköping University, Sweden

Keynote/Tutorial Chair

  Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy



Finance Chair:

  Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA

Challenge Chair:

  Scott Fouse, Independent Consultant, USA

Student Program Chair:

  György Eigner, Óbuda University, Hungary

Publication Chair: 

  Mary Freiman, Aptima Inc., USA

International Liasons Chair:

  Andrea Salfinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Communication/Publicity Chair: 

  Michael Kozak, Lockheed Martin, USA


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