2018 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA)

April 11-14, 2018, Boston, USA

The 2018 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA) took place at the campus of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, that provided an extremely rich academic, educational, cultural and historic environment. Sessions
  • Decision Support
  • Ontologies and Information Representation
  • Situation Assessment and Learning
  • Situation Understanding
  • Situations and Simulations
  • Human-Machine Interaction

Main Topics

  • Theories of situation management, cognitive methods, or decision support in human-machine systems
  • Studies of concepts of situation, context, event, goal, intention, action, activity, behavior in the context of hybrid interactive human-machine systems
  • Situation perception, comprehension, tracking, prediction and management
  • Collaborative decision support
  • Metrics and evaluation of performance of hybrid human-machine systems
  • Situation dependent data integration
  • Information fusion
  • Modeling of situations
  • Models of human-machine collaboration, hybrid and distributed cognition
  • System architectures
  • Systems, platforms and tools for situation awareness and decision support
  • System level experiments
  • Application specific basic and applied research


  • Professor Robert Kozma, UMass Amherst and U of Memphis. “ Energy Constraints in Cognitive Processing – The Role of Constraint Satisfaction in Emergent Awareness”
  • Kim A. Mayyasi, CEO SmartCloud Inc., Boston, MA, USA. “Neil Armstrong, Jack Welch and Bill Belichick walk into a Bar: Situational Reasoning for Explanatory Artificial Intelligence”
  • Gabriel Jakobson, CyberGem Consulting, Inc. USA. “Mission-Centric Resilient Cyber Defense: Inspirations from Collective Cognitive Behavior”
  • Dr. Henry Lieberman. MIT.  “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”


  • Dr. Galina Rogova, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. “Information Quality in Human-Machine Integrated Environment”
  • Scott Fouse, Independent Consultant, USA. “Experiences in Technology Transition for Human System Capabilities”
  • Dr. Alan N. Steinberg, Independent Consultant, USA. “Uncertainty and Indeterminacy in Formal and Informal Inferencing
  • Prof. Kenneth Baclawski & Prof. Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, Boston, USA. “Introduction to Ontologies with Examples and Practical Implications for Situation Management and Decision Making”
  More Info at IEEE CogSIMA 2018 website.