Tutorial 1

Higher Level Fusion and Decision-Making for Crisis Management
Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

Tutorial 2

Self-Modeling for Adaptive Situation Awareness:
Christopher Landauer and Kirstie L Bellman (Topcy House Consulting, USA); Phyllis Nelson (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA)

Conference Welcome Reception


Keynote " A Uniform Framework for Describing and Analyzing the Modern Battlefield"

Speaker: Keith Devlin, Stanford University, USA
Chair: Mieczyslaw Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)

The talk summarizes the results of a preliminary study for the US Army to develop a descriptive framework that captures, in a uniform way, all of the complexity of the modern battlefield. Among the requirements that had to be met were that the framework (1) is capable of sufficient precision to allow for cross-domain communication, (2) meets the needs of all parties, (3) allows for clarification and disambiguation, and (4) is sufficiently natural and intuitive for rapid mastery by all parties. The framework I developed is based on the adoption of an information-flow view of the battlefield, using situation theory.

Session 1 - Decision-Making

Chair: Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Improving Decision-making based on Visual Perception via a Collaborative Brain-Computer Interface
Riccardo Poli, Caterina Cinel and Francisco Sepulveda (University of Essex, United Kingdom); Adrian Stoica (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Trust and Situation Awareness in a 3-Player Diner's Dilemma Game
Yun Teng (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Rashaad Jones (SA Technologies, USA); Laura Marusich (Army Research Laboratory, USA); John O'Donovan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Cleotilde Gonzalez (Carnegie Mellon University & Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, USA); Tobias Höllerer (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Context-Based Information Quality for Sequential Decision Making
Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA); Melita Hadzagic (NATO STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Italy); Marie-Odette St-Hilaire (OODA Technologies Inc., Canada); Mihai C Florea (Thales Canada, Canada); Pierre Valin (DRDC, Defence Research and Development, Canada)

Coffee Break

Session 2 - Decision Support

Chair: John O'Donovan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Simulation-Based Development of a Cognitive Assistance System for Navy Ships
Emre Oezyurt (Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), Germany); Bernhard Döring and Frank Flemisch (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany)
Trusting Smartphone Apps? To install or not to install, that is the question
Martin Kuehnhausen (University of Kansas & Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC), USA); Victor S. Frost (University Kansas & EECS, USA)
Quantitative Estimation of the Strength of Agreements in Goal-Oriented Meetings
Been Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Lawrence A. M. Bush (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Lincoln Laboratory, USA); Julie Shah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Session 3 - Situation and Behavior Perception

Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Automated Recognition of Firearms in Surveillance Video
Michał Grega, Seweryn Lach and Radosław Sieradzki (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Behavior Instance Extraction for Risk Aware Control in Mission Centric Systems
John Pecarina (Air Force Institute of Technology, USA); Jyh-Charn Steve Liu (Texas A&M University, USA)
Brain Lattice: Concept Lattice Based Causal Analysis of Changes in Mental Workload
Katsunori Oyama (Nihon University & College of Engineering, Japan); Atsushi Takeuchi (Nihon University, Japan); Carl Chang (Iowa State University, USA)
Towards Goal Based Architecture Design for Learning High-Level Representation of Behaviors from Demonstration
Benjamin Fonooni (Umea University, Sweden); Thomas Hellström and Lars-Erik Janlert (Umeå University, Sweden)

Session 4 - Situation Presentation and Management

Chair: Adam Stotz (CUBRC, USA)
On Conceptualization of Eventualities in Situation Management
Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)
A Rule-Based Platform for Situation Management
Isaac Pereira, Patricia Dockhorn Costa and Joao Paulo Almeida (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Knowledge Model Quantitative Evaluation for Adaptive World Modeling
Achim Kuwertz (Fraunhofer IOSB & Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Germany); Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)

Poster Session

Cognitive Sensing for Distributed Behavioral Biometrics
Qi Hao (University of Alabama, USA)
Ontologies for Probabilistic Situation Assessment in the Maritime Domain
Yvonne Fischer and Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
User assistance by situational, task- and model-based process information filtering in interactive, semi-automated human-automation systems
Marcel Langer (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Dirk Söffker (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Assessing Search Term Strength In Spoken Term Detection
Amir Hossein Harati Nejad Torbati and Joseph Picone (Temple University, USA)
Quantitative Methods for Ranking Critical Events
Joseph DiVita and Robert Morris (Space and Naval Warfare, Systems Center Pacific, USA)
Enhancing applications interoperability in context management for practice tasks
Zhou Zhong and Junzhong Gu (East China Normal University, P.R. China); Yuanyuan Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Xin Lin (Zhejiang University, P.R. China)
Abstraction and Intent Through an Autonomics Framework
Douglas S Lange (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific, USA)
Enhanced Situational Awareness in Autonomous Mobile Robots using Context-Based Mapping
Clay Smith, Michael Doran, Roy Daigle and Thomas Thomas (University of South Alabama, USA)
Cognitive Shadow: A Policy Capturing Tool to Support Naturalistic Decision Making
Daniel Lafond (Thales Canada, Canada); Sébastien Tremblay (Universite Laval, Canada); Simon Banbury (C3hf, Canada)
Situation Awareness and Control Errors of Cyber Weapons
Enn Tyugu (Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
An Ontology-based Social Network Analysis Prototype
Régine Lecocq, Étienne Martineau and Fernanda Caropreso (Defence R&D Canada, Canada)
Supporting Threat Evaluation through Visual Analytics
Anders Dahlbom and Tove Helldin (University of Skövde, Sweden)
SKRM: Where Security Techniques Talk to Each Other
Xiaoyan Sun and Jun Dai (California State University, Sacramento, USA); Peng Liu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
A Supervisor Agent for Urban Traffic Monitoring
Gilberto Nakamiti (Catholic University of Campinas & Paulista University, Brazil); Guilherme Iscaro (Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil)
Situational Map Integration of Dose Distribution on the Ground Surface using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Katsunori Oyama (Nihon University & College of Engineering, Japan); Kazuki Nakamura, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi and Atsushi Takeuchi (Nihon University, Japan); Naoki Ishitsuka (National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan)
Reducing bandwidth requirements and optimizing data flow in distributed data acquisition and processing
Jürgo Preden (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia); Leo Motus (Estonian Academy of Science & Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia); Raido Pahtma and Merik Meriste (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Space Encoding Based Human Activity Modeling and Situation Perception
Qingquan Sun (The University of Alabama, USA); Rui Ma, Qi Hao and Fei Hu (University of Alabama, USA)
Timed Strategic Games A new game theory for managing strategic plans in the time dimension
Salvatore Alessandro Sarcia' (University of Rome Tor Vergata & OnESE Forum - Independent Research Division, Italy)
The "Tunnel Vision" Effect: Structuring of Attention and Use of Digital Technologies in Emergency Operation Centers
Richard Arias-Hernandez and Brian D Fisher (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Using a Distracted Driver's Behavior to Inform the Timing of Alerts in a Semi-Autonomous Car
Rashmi Sundareswara (HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA); Mike Daily (HRL Laboratories, USA); Michael D. Howard, Howard Neely, Rajan Bhattacharyya and Craig Lee (HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA)
SPIIRAS' Ontomap systems: Decision Making Methods and Technologies using Situation Awareness based on IGIS capabilities
Grigorii Zykov, Natalia Zhukova and Ruslan Sorokin (SPIIRAS, Russia)


Keynote "Complex Information Systems"

Speaker: Robert Bonneau, AFOSR/RSL, USA
Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)

The talk will provide an overview of complex information systems including quantifying, managing, and designing heterogeneous networked systems. Methods of measuring and assessing the performance of networked, software, and hardware integrated systems such as cloud architectures will be discussed including techniques of sparse approximation in systems measurements, and algebraic and topological statistical metrics for performance. Strategies of quantifying risk over different geometric and statistical classes of distributed systems will be examined as well as methods of tracking and coding dynamic information flows.

Session 5 - Prediction, Planning and Impact Assessment

Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)
SA-Tracer: A Tool for Assessment of UAV Swarm Operator SA during Mission Execution
Florian Frische and Florian Fortmann (OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany)
Handling Temporal and Functional Changes for Mission Impact Assessment
Jared Holsopple (University at Buffalo & CUBRC, USA); Shanchieh Jay Yang (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
Spectrum-Aware Frequency Planning for Professional Wireless Microphone Systems
Christoph König (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany); Michael Bredel (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); Maria Dolores Perez Guirao (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)

Coffee Break

Panel 1 - The Importance of Situation Awareness andTrust in Human - Robot Interactions

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

Panelists: David Bruemmer, 5D Robotics, USA Ralph Brewer, ARL, USA Tom Ziemke, University of Skövde, Sweden

The main objective of this panel is to discuss the importance of situation awareness (SA) and trust within human-robot interaction (HRI). The panelists will focus on three main questions: (1) What are the benefits of SA and trust to HRI? (2) How can academic work benefit industry and military applications? (3) How are SA and trust incorporated into robotic design and simulation? The panel will include prominent representatives industry, military, research, and academic institutions.

Session 6 - Situation Awareness

Chair: Mica Endsley (SA Technologies, USA)
Using Tactile Displays to Maintain Situational Awareness during Driving
Michael D. Howard and Rashmi Sundareswara (HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA); Mike Daily (HRL Laboratories, USA); Rajan Bhattacharyya, Sam Kaplan, Nathan Mundhenk, Craig Lee and Howard Neely (HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA)
Situation Awareness Measurement Techniques for Gaming Simulations: An Overview and Application for Railway Traffic Controllers
Julia Lo (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Service-based Situational Awareness on the Semantic Web
Stephen C. Dinkel (Nova Southeastern University & The MITRE Corporation, USA); William Hafner (Nova Southeastern University, USA); Paulo C.G. Costa (George Mason University, USA); Sumitra Mukherjee (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Enhancing Situation Awareness in Power System Control Centers
Mathaios Panteli (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom); Daniel Kirschen (University of Washinghton, USA); P. A. Crossley (University of Manchester, United Kingdom); Dejan Sobajic (Grid Engineering LLC, USA)

Coffee Break

Session 7 - Context Awareness

Chair: Michael D. Howard (HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA)
Semantic Information Management for User and Context Aware Smart Home with Social Services
Yulia Evchina (Tampere University of Technology & TUT, Finland); Aleksandra Dvoryanchikova and Jose Luis Martinez Lastra (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Experimentation of Proactive Computing in Context Aware Systems: Case Study of Human-Computer Interactions in e-Learning Environment
Denis Shirnin, Sandro Reis and Denis Zampunieris (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Enhancement of industrial monitoring systems by utilizing context awareness
Norma Angelica Nieto Lee and Jose Luis Martinez Lastra (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Conference Banquet


Keynote "The Art of Defining Generation-After-Next Capabilities: The Command Post of the Future Experience"

Speaker: Scott Fouse, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA
Chair: Pat McLaughlin (SoarTech, USA)

For knowledge intensive functions, such as command and control, technology has the ability to change the way users think about the problem. Many times we will develop a system based on our best understanding of current practices, but when we deliver the system, the users immediately see the potential for how they could do it better, but are frustrated that the system cannot support their ideas. Our challenge is to anticipate how the technology will change the problem solving process, and to develop systems to support that future operational concept. A great example of this was accomplished in the Command Post of the Future program, where we were able to bring together visionary domain experts with visionary technologists to discover technology-enabled future operational concepts. This talk will present some of the key techniques that were used, and then suggest how they can be used for future development efforts

Session 8 - Networks and Swarms

Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)
Detecting anomalous network traffic in organizational private networks
Risto Vaarandi (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Study of policies for agent collaborative decision-making in risk assessment and management of infrastructure networks
Camilo Gómez (Universidad de los Andes & Rice University, USA); Diego Castiblanco and Mauricio Sánchez-Silva (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia); Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio (Rice University, USA)
Stealthy Attacks on Pheromone Swarming
Janiece Kelly (Texas State University, USA); Seth Richter (LeTourneau University, USA); Mina Guirguis (Texas State University, USA)

Coffee Break

Panel 2 - Cognitive Situation Awareness From Human and Machine Perspective: Applications and Needs, Research Topics

Panelists: Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, USA Angela Pavlovski, Lockheed Martin, USA Grigorii Zykov, SPIIRAS, Russia

The main objective of this panel is to discuss with the participants of this conference the main ideas behind the establishment of CogSIMA and possible directions for its future. The panelists will focus on two questions: (1) What are the main needs of the users that could be used as the guiding directions for research in cognitive situation management? (2) What are the main theoretical problems that need to be solved by the cognitive situation management researchers in order to address the users' needs? The panel will include prominent representatives from both the user communities (the government) and the research and academic institutions.


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