CogSIMA 2013 Welcome Message

IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support 25-28 February 2013, San Diego, California, USA

Welcome to IEEE CogSIMA 2013 in San Diego!

On behalf of the IEEE Communications Society we are pleased to welcome you to the 3rd IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2013) in sunny San Diego.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the General Chair, Vice Chair and the TPC Co-Chairs of this conference. IEEE CogSIMA conferences will continue to expand the research domain of situation management that was established by the Situation Management Workshops in 2005-2009. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for presenting scientific results of studies of complex dynamical systems that include humans, physical systems and computer agents whose behaviors depend on situation. This year’s conference focuses on a broad range of these issues and, including situation awareness and decision support, situation modeling and learning, threat situation analysis, human situational behavior, conceptual situation awareness architectures, modeling synergistic human/machine systems, enhancing human performance, and agent-based situation awareness.

Many individuals and organizations contributed to the success of this conference. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the authors, keynote speakers, tutorial instructors, Technical Program Committee members, reviewers and session chairs for a job well done. Their tireless efforts and vision provided the impetus to put together an outstanding conference technical program. Last, but not least, the support of the IEEE Communications Society and its staff, and our patrons SoarTech, Lockheed Martin and Calspan-University of Buffalo Research Center (CUBRC) are greatly appreciated.

We hope that the conference will be a stimulating, informative, enjoyable & fulfilling experience to all who attend it.

Gabriel Jakobson, General Chair Adam Stotz, Vice-Chair Mitch Kokar, TPC Co-Chair Tom Ziemke, TPC Co-Chair

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There are many great opportunities this year at CogSIMA. Please take moment to review the Program, read about our Keynote Presentations, or register to attend our two Tutorials.


Nov 27: Scott Fouse, Laboratory Director for Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Laboratories will give a Keynote presentation at CogSIMA 2013.
Jan 22: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Advanced Technologies Laboratories joined the conference Patrons Program
Oct 12: Student Travel Grants Announced. Each $500.
Aug 29: Soartech, Ann Arbor, Michigan, a major DoD R&D contractor joined CogSIMA 2013 Patrons Program
Aug 29: CUBRC joined CogSIMA 2013 Patrons Program. CUBRC® executes Research, Development, Testing and Systems Integration programs in Information Exploitation, Medical Biotechnology, Chemical and Biological Defense, Public Health and Safety, Hypersonics, and Professional Services.
Aug 29: Dr. Robert Bonneau,Program Manager, AFOSR/RSL will give a Keynote presentation at CogSIMA 2013
Aug 29: Dr. Keith Devlin will give a Keynote presentation at CogSIMA 2013. Dr. Devlin is a mathematician at Stanford University in California, a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI.
Jun 20: Holiday Inn on the Bay, San Diego, CA has been selected as the conference venue



Platinum Patron

Soar Technology, Inc.

Gold Patron

Lockheed Martin

Bronze Patron