Program

  Monday, March 3 Tuesday, March 4 Wednesday, March 5 Thursday, March 6
7:00 ‑ 7:45 am   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:45 ‑ 9:00 am Conference Registration Keynote: Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist, USA Air Force, "Integrating Humans and Autonomous Systems: Achieving Smooth, Simple, & Seamless" Keynote: Dr. Peter Hancock, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida, "2. The Antecedents of Situation Awareness and its Future" Keynote: Prof. Leo Motus, Tallinn University of Technology, Some Situation Awareness Issues in Complex Cognitive Systems, their Sources and Potential Antidote
9:00 ‑ 10:30 am Tutorial 1 "Challenges of and Approaches to Hard - Soft Information Fusion"
Tutorial 2 "Designing for Situational Awareness in Virtual Environments"
Session S1: Decision-Making Session S5: Situation Awareness Session S8: Data Analysis
10:30 ‑ 11:00 am Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00 am ‑ 12:30 pm Session S2: User Interfaces Panel 1: "Situation Awareness in Security Domains" Panel 2: "Situation Awareness in Extreme Environments: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief"
12:30 ‑ 1:30 pm   Lunch Lunch  
1:30 ‑ 2:00 pm Tutorial 3 "Introduction to Social Network Analysis"
Tutorial 4 "Threat Assessment with Technical Intelligence Applications"
 
2:00 ‑ 3:30 pm Session S3: Human Perception Session S6: Understanding Situations  
3:30 ‑ 4:00 pm Coffee Break Coffee Break  
4:00 ‑ 5:00 pm Session S4: Human-Machine Systems Session S7: Monitoring & Surveillance  
5:00 ‑ 5:30 pm    
5:30 ‑ 6:00 pm        
6:00 ‑ 6:30 pm Welcome Reception Poster Session    
6:30 ‑ 8:00 pm Conference Banquet  
8:00 ‑ 9:00 pm      

Monday, March 3

Monday, March 3, 07:45 - 09:00

Oral Presentation: Conference Registration

Monday, March 3, 09:00 - 12:30

Tutorial Presentation: Tutorial 1 "Challenges of and Approaches to Hard - Soft Information Fusion"

James Llinas (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA), Dr. Rakesh Nagi, Dr. Geoff Gross (Center for Multisource Information Fusion State University of New York at Buffalo)

Tutorial Presentation: Tutorial 2 "Designing for Situational Awareness in Virtual Environments"

Amanda Bond (Design Interactive, Inc., USA); Matthew Johnston (Design Interactive, Inc., USA); Joseph LaViola (University of Central Florida, USA)

Monday, March 3, 13:30 - 17:00

Tutorial Presentation: Tutorial 3 "Introduction to Social Network Analysis"

Pontus Svenson (Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI), Sweden)

Tutorial Presentation: Tutorial 4 "Threat Assessment with Technical Intelligence Applications"

Alan N. Steinberg (Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA)

Monday, March 3, 18:00 - 20:00

Oral Presentation: Welcome Reception

Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Tuesday, March 4

Tuesday, March 4, 07:00 - 07:45

Oral Presentation: Breakfast

Tuesday, March 4, 07:45 - 09:00

Keynote (Oral Presentation): Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist, USA Air Force, "Integrating Humans and Autonomous Systems: Achieving Smooth, Simple, & Seamless"

Chair: Mieczyslaw Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)

Tuesday, March 4, 09:00 - 10:30

Session S1 (Oral Presentation): Decision-Making

Chair: Serge Thill (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Reexamining Information Fusion--Decision Making Inter-dependencies
James Llinas (University at Buffalo, USA)
Accuracy and Effort of Decision Making Strategies with Incomplete Information
Marc Canellas (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Karen Feigh (Georgia Tech, USA); Zarrin Chua (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Influence of Meta-Information on Decision-Making: Lessons Learned From Four Case Studies
Maria Riveiro, Tove Helldin and Göran Falkman (University of Skövde, Sweden)

Tuesday, March 4, 10:30 - 11:00

Oral Presentation: Coffee Break

Tuesday, March 4, 11:00 - 12:30

Session S2 (Oral Presentation): User Interfaces

Chair: Diana Paterson (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Decision-making in Abstract Trust Games: A User Interface Perspective
Emrah Onal (SA Technologies, USA); James Schaffer (UCSB, USA); John O'Donovan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Laura Marusich (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Michael Yu (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Cleotilde Gonzalez (Carnegie Mellon University & Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, USA); Tobias Höllerer (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Truth, Lies, and Data: Credibility Representation in Data Analysis
James Schaffer (UCSB, USA); Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA); Cleotilde Gonzalez (Carnegie Mellon University & Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, USA); Debra Jones (SA Technologies, USA); Tobias Höllerer (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Jason Harman (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); John O'Donovan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Analysis on Visual Ergonomics of Instrument Display System Through Event-related-potential
Ying Jiang, Jun Hong and Xiaoling Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Jue Qu (Air Force Engineering University, P.R. China)

Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 - 14:00

Oral Presentation: Lunch

Tuesday, March 4, 14:00 - 15:30

Session S3 (Oral Presentation): Human Perception

Chair: Karen Feigh (Georgia Tech, USA)
Visual Estimation of Human Attributes: An Empirical Study of Context-Dependent Human Observation Capabilities
Dana Kerker (University at Buffalo, USA); Michael P Jenkins (Charles River Analytics, USA); Geoff Gross (Modus Operandi, USA); Ann Bisantz (University at Buffalo, USA); Rakesh Nagi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
The Use of Visual Cues to Determine the Intent of Cyclists in Traffic
Paul Hemeren, Mikael Johannesson, Mikael Lebram, Fredrik Eriksson, Kristoffer Ekman and Peter Veto (University of Skövde, Sweden)
The Apparent Intelligence of a System as a Factor in Situation Awareness
Serge Thill and Paul Hemeren (University of Skövde, Sweden); Maria Nilsson (Viktoria Swedish ICT, Sweden)

Tuesday, March 4, 15:30 - 16:00

Oral Presentation: Coffee Break

Tuesday, March 4, 16:00 - 17:30

Session S4 (Oral Presentation): Human-Machine Systems

Chair: Michael P Jenkins (Charles River Analytics, USA)
Adaptive Real-Time Threat Assessment Under Uncertainty and Conflict
Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)
Evaluation and Extension of the Cognitive Assistant System (COGAS) for User-Oriented Support of Air Target Identification
Emre Oezyurt (Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), Germany)
Hybrid Cognitive Model for Semantic Discovery and Selection of Services
Shailja Sharma and Jagdeep Singh Lather (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India); Mayank Dave (National Intitute of Technology Kurukshetra, India)

Tuesday, March 4, 18:00 - 20:00

Poster Presentation: Poster Session

Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)
Introducing a Task Prioritization Tool to a Complex Supervisory Control Environment
Olinda Rodas (SPAWAR SSC Pacific, USA)
Dealing with Poorly Mapped Entities in Adaptive Object-Oriented World Modeling
Achim Kuwertz (Fraunhofer IOSB & Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Germany); Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
Situation Awareness for Violence Prevention on Campuses
Nuka Nwiabu (Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Task Models for Human-Computer Collaboration in Supervisory Control of Teams of Autonomous Systems
Douglas S Lange (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific, USA); Robert Gutzwiller, Phillip Verbancsics and Terence Sin (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, USA)
Work Domain Analysis for Network Management Revisited: Infrastructure, Teams and Situation Awareness
Diana Paterson (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Weather-Monitoring Sensor Web for Supporting Situation Awareness
Albert Esterline, William Wright and Jules Chenou (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)
Reducing Ambiguity in Indoor Tracking Using Point of Interest
Samer Fayssal (GFI USA Inc., USA)
Measurement of Situation Awareness Among Diverse Agents in Cyber Security
Ashley A Cain (Old Dominion University, USA); David Schuster (San Jose State University, USA)
Dynamic Bandwidth Provisioning Using Markov Chain Based RSVP for Unmanned Ground Networks
Preetha Thulasiraman and Yavuz Sagir (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
Distributed Spectrum Sensing Using Belief Propagation Framework
Riheng Wu (Wenjing College, P.R. China)
Digital Policy Management Requirements and Architecture
Abdur Rahim Choudhary (Vaheda Inc.); Bel Raggad (Seidenberg School of CS & IS, USA)
Distinguishing Analysis on Workload Peak and Overload Under Time Pressure with Pupil Diameter
Xueli He (Beihang University, P.R. China)
The Influence of Modality and Transparency on Trust in Human-Robot Interaction
Tracy Sanders (University of Central Florida & Florida, USA); Tarita Wixon and Kathryn Schafer (University of Central Florida, USA); Jessie Chen (U. S. Army Research Laboratory, USA); Peter Hancock (University of Central Florida, USA)
On Modeling Context in Situation Management
Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)

Wednesday, March 5

Wednesday, March 5, 07:00 - 07:45

Oral Presentation: Breakfast

Wednesday, March 5, 07:45 - 09:00

Keynote (Oral Presentation): Dr. Peter Hancock, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida, "2. The Antecedents of Situation Awareness and its Future"

Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Wednesday, March 5, 09:00 - 10:30

Session S5 (Oral Presentation): Situation Awareness

Chair: Maria Riveiro (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Textual Risk Mining for Maritime Situational Awareness
Amir Hossein Razavi and Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada); Rafael Falcon and Rami Abielmona (Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada)
Situation Awareness in Airport Environment Based on Semantic Web Technologies
Gabriele Tamea (Universtà di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy); Antonio Cimmino (Lasting Dynamics & PHI Foundation, Switzerland); Francesco Delli Priscoli (University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy); Matteo Cusmai (Vitrociset, Italy); Andi Palo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Donato Macone (University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy)
Modeling Impact of Attacks, Recovery, and Attackability Conditions for Situational Awareness
Hasan Cam (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Pierre Mouallem (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Bruno Sinopoli (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Yilin Mo (Caltech, USA); Benjamin Nkrumah (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Wednesday, March 5, 10:30 - 11:00

Oral Presentation: Coffee Break

Wednesday, March 5, 11:00 - 12:30

Panel 1 (Oral Presentation): "Situation Awareness in Security Domains"

Panel Chair Mr. Scott Fouse, Lockheed Martin
Chair: Scott Fouse (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, USA)

The aim of this panel discussion is to provide a better understanding of the key elements of situation awareness (SA) for those tasked with providing security. Panelists will address the three key components of SA envisioned by Dr. Mica Endsley (1995): perception of elements in the environment, the comprehension of their meaning, and projection to the near future. Panelists will address a number topics ranging from the current state of security technology, including the current and potential benefits of incorporating SA principles, to recommendations for enhancing the field. Panelists range from experience in physical security (protection of property or personnel) to cyber security. Examples include providing security for a warehouse/apartment complex, an operating base in Afghanistan, a bank, or an information system

Wednesday, March 5, 12:30 - 14:00

Oral Presentation: Lunch

Wednesday, March 5, 14:00 - 15:30

Session S6 (Oral Presentation): Understanding Situations

Chair: Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Inferring Relations and Individuals Relevant to a Situation: An Example
Mieczyslaw Kokar (Northeastern University, USA); Seokchul Shin (Agency for Defense Development, Korea); Brian Ulicny (Thomson Reuters, USA); Jakub Moskal (VIStology, Inc., USA)
Staying Aware in an Evolving World — Specifying and Tracking Evolving Situations
Andrea Salfinger and Werner Retschitzegger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria); Wieland Schwinger (University of Linz, Austria)
An Infrastructure for Distributed Rule-Based Situation Management
Caroline Rizzi Raymundo (University of Kent, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Patricia Dockhorn Costa, Joao Paulo Almeida and Isaac Pereira (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)

Wednesday, March 5, 15:30 - 16:00

Oral Presentation: Coffee Break

Wednesday, March 5, 16:00 - 17:30

Session S7 (Oral Presentation): Monitoring & Surveillance

Chair: Jürgo Preden (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Modeling and Recognizing Situations of Interest in Surveillance Applications
Yvonne Fischer, Andreas Reiswich and Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
A Confabulation Model for Abnormal Vehicle Events Detection in Wide-Area Traffic Monitoring
Qiuwen Chen and Qinru Qiu (Syracuse University, USA); Qing Wu, Morgan Bishop and Mark Barnell (USAF Research Laboratory, USA)
Mobility Estimation Using an Extended Kalman Filter for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Networks
Preetha Thulasiraman (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Grace Clark (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA); Timothy Beach (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

Wednesday, March 5, 18:30 - 21:00

Oral Presentation: Conference Banquet

Thursday, March 6

Thursday, March 6, 07:00 - 07:45

Oral Presentation: Breakfast

Thursday, March 6, 07:45 - 09:00

Keynote (Oral Presentation): Prof. Leo Motus, Tallinn University of Technology, Some Situation Awareness Issues in Complex Cognitive Systems, their Sources and Potential Antidote

Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)

Thursday, March 6, 09:00 - 10:30

Session S8 (Oral Presentation): Data Analysis

Chair: Yvonne Fischer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
RankAOH: Context-driven Similarity-based Retrieval of Experiences in Cyber Analysis
Chen Zhong (Indiana University Kokomo, USA); Deepak Samuel (Pennsylvania State University, USA); John Yen (The Pennsylvania State University, USA); Peng Liu (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Robert F. Erbacher (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Steve Hutchinson (ICF International Inc, USA); Renee Etoty (Army Research Lab, USA); Hasan Cam (Army Research Laboratory, USA); William Glodek (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Ontology Building for Cognitive Bias Assessment in Intelligence
Gaëlle Lortal (Thales R&T, France); Philippe Capet (EKTIMO, France); Alain Bertone (Consultant in Cognitive Engineering, France)
Behavior Modeling in Physical and Adaptive Intelligent Services
Kunihiko Hiraishi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan); Koichi Kobayashi (Hokkaido University, Japan); Sunseong Choe and Naoshi Uchihira (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
A Cognitive Group Hierarchy Game Theoretic Framework for Bandwidth Management
Mark D Rahmes, Jay Hackett, Kevin Fox, Rick Pemble and George Lemieux (Harris Corporation, USA); Howard Gans (Harris Corp, USA)

Thursday, March 6, 10:30 - 11:00

Oral Presentation: Coffee Break

Thursday, March 6, 11:00 - 12:30

Panel 2 (Oral Presentation): "Situation Awareness in Extreme Environments: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief"

Panel Chair: Dr. Kristin Schaefer, ARL
Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

The aim of this panel discussion is to explore the key elements of situation awareness (SA) within extreme environments. Extreme environments are considered to be complex, high stress, and/or demanding environments or occupations that often utilize human-technology systems. This panel will focus on the integration of SA as a means to advance humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Examples include development of technology (e.g., robotics, automation, virtual reality, threat assessment technology), environmental risk and assessment (e.g., forest fires, hurricane relief, etc.), and communication of information including big data (e.g., cognitive radio networks, information fusion, network science, etc.).

News

Jan 29: Hotel reservation deadline extendid till February 11, 2014
Jan 29: Professor Leo Motus from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia will deliver a Keynote at CogSIMA 2014
Jan 12: CogSIMA 2014 Program has been issued
Jan 12: Student Travel Grant is open for applications
Nov 13: Tallinn Technical University, Estonia became Silver Patron of CogSIMA 2014
Nov 13: Charles River Analytics, USA became the Silver Patron of CogSIMA 2014.
Nov 23: CogSIMA 2014 Registration is open, please check the Registration Page
Oct 30: Dr. Peter Hancock, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida delivers a Keynote at CogSIMA 2014
Oct 7: Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist, US Air Force, will deliver a Keynote Presentation at CogSIMA 2014.

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