IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management
27-31 March 2017 – Savannah, GA

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Where Cognitive Science meets Computer Science

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Types of Papers

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review elsewhere.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 of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference. Two types of paper submissions will be accepted:


  • Oral Papers (3-7 pages): Papers that describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art  (Paper deadline 23 November 2016)
  • Poster Papers (3-5 pages): Papers that describe work in progress (Paper deadline 23 November 2016)
  • Late Breaking Reports (2-3 pages): Papers provide authors with the opportunity to present cutting-edge research, works in progress, or early findings. (Paper deadline: 6 January 2017)


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.


General Paper Session

Paper Deadline: 23 November 2016

Papers should address some aspects of Situation Management in Cyber-Physical-Human Systems, where:

  1. Cyber-Physical-Human Systems are understood as dynamic systems of systems, where tight integration across cyber, physical and human (social) components creates a new quality in collective behavior of those components that otherwise would be infeasible to carry out by individual components alone.
  2. Situation Management is defined as a synergistic goal-directed process of situation awareness (situation sensing, perception, comprehension, and prediction), situation monitoring and control, and situation acquisition and learning so that desired goal situations are reached within predefined quality, resources, and time.
  3. Conceptual Foundations of Situation Management include the concepts of entities, relations, situations, events, actions, goals, behaviors, context, space, time, and others.


For specific examples of Paper Topics and previous years Best Paper Award winners select the “General Paper Session” on the right of the screen.

Special Paper Sessions

Paper Deadline: 23 November 2016

There will be three special paper sessions planned for the conference.

  1. The Relationships between Situation Awareness, Big Data, and Deep Learning  (Chair: Dr. Mica Endsley, SA Technologies)
  2. Cognitive Modeling (Chair: Dr. Christian Lebiere, Carnegie Melon University
  3. Interaction with Autonomous Systems (Chair: Dr. Tom Ziemke, Linköping University & University of Skövde, Sweden)

Detailed information can be found be selecting the “Special Paper Topics” on the right of the screen.


Late Breaking Reports

Paper Deadline: 6 January 2017

Paper length: 2-3 pages

Presentation: Poster presentation

Late Breaking Reports provide authors with the opportunity to present cutting-edge works in progress or early findings to the community. All reports should follow IEEE paper guidelines. They will be peer-reviewed and published in IEEE Explore.   



Submitted papers should clearly indicate on the first page the submission type (oral, poster, late breaking report). The TPC may suggest to the authors to move accepted papers between the oral and poster sessions after consultation with the authors. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an IEEE copyright release form and present their paper at the conference.

All full papers must be submitted online via the EDAS/CogSIMA 2017 submission page by November 23, 2016 unless special permissions have been granted.

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 style sheet templates provided by IEEE to assure that your submission is in line with our guidelines.

Authors are encouraged to consult the guide regarding submissions to IEEE provided at:


The conference proceedings will be electronically published in IEEE CogSIMA 2017 Conference Proceedings and will be included into the IEEE Explore Digital Library. An 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 and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. 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 3 papers.


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