2017 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA)

March 27-31, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA

The 2017 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA) took place at the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. Sessions
  • Dealing with Situations
  • SA and Big Data
  • Dealing with Complex Environments
  • Decision Making & Support
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Interaction with Autonomous Systems
  • SA and Big Data
  • SA and Robotics

Main Topics

  • Theories of situation management, cognitive methods, and decision support
  • Studies of concepts of situation, context, event, goal, intention, action, activity, behavior in interactive human-machine systems
  • Situation perception, comprehension, tracking, prediction and management
  • Collaborative decision support
  • Approaches to spatial and temporal reasoning, reasoning about goals, intentions and actions, and collective reasoning by teams of human and/or machine agents
  • Metrics and evaluation of performance of hybrid human-machine systems
  • Situation-dependent data integration
  • Information fusion
  • Modeling of situations – model acquisition, construction, adaptation and learning
  • Models of human-machine collaboration, hybrid and distributed cognition
  • Ontology-based computing
  • Systems, platforms and tools for situation awareness and decision support
  • System-level experiments
  • Application-specific research


  • Dr. Kris Hammond, Narrative Science. “Communicating with the New Machine: Human Insight at Machine Scale”
  • Dr. Doug Riecken, Program Officer Science of Information, Computation, Learning and Fusion, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. “Minsky K-line Memory: Integration of Multi-Strategy Reasoning and Learning”
  • Dr. John D. Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Trusting Increasingly Autonomous Cars”
  • Mr. Dave Gunning, DARPA.  “The Creation of Siri”


  • Dr. Peter Erdi. “Systems Theoretical Approach to Situation Awareness: Historical and Modern Perspectives”
  • Drs. James Llinas & Galina Rogova. “Higher Level Information Fusion for Intelligence Analysis, Decision-making, and Situation Management: Challenges and Computational Approaches”
  • Drs. Bart Russell & Bill Casebeer “Building Closed-Loop Human Performance Improvement Systems: Keeping Autonomy in Mind
  • Dr. Kellyn Rein. “Are you Sure?” Uncertainty in Textual Information in Situation Understanding”
  More Info at IEEE CogSIMA 2017 website.