WHERE COGNITIVE SCIENCE MEETS COMPUTER SCIENCE


Registration Hours and Location

Coronado Foyer
MondayMarch 218:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TuesdayMarch 227:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WednesdayMarch 237:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ThursdayMarch 247:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program

  Monday, March 21 Tuesday, March 22 Wednesday, March 23 Thursday, March 24 Friday, March 25
7:30 ‑ 8:30 am   Breakfast (Included) Breakfast (Included) Breakfast (Included)  
8:30 ‑ 8:45 am T1: Tutorial Session 1: Semantically Aware Uncertainty Management for Situation Awareness and Decision Support
T2: Tutorial Session 2: Designing to Enhance Situation Awareness
General Welcome Announcements and Introductions Announcements and Introductions 2017 Planning Meeting
8:45 ‑ 9:00 am Special Session: Tribute to Dr. David Hall K2: Keynote 2: Autonomous Horizons: System Autonomy in the Air Force
9:00 ‑ 9:45 am I1: Invited Talk: Situation Awareness: State of the Art
9:45 ‑ 10:15 am C1: Coffee Break C1: Coffee Break C1: Coffee Break
10:15 ‑ 10:30 am S1: Psychological Aspects to Human Situation Awareness I2: Invited Talk: Cognitive Systems Research I3: Invited Talk: Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations (ARIBO)
10:30 ‑ 10:45 am  
10:45 am ‑ 12:00 pm S3: Decision Making S5: Interaction with Autonomous Systems  
12:00 ‑ 1:30 pm Lunch (On your own) Lunch (on your own) Lunch (on your own) Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 ‑ 3:15 pm T3: Tutorial Sessions 3: Context-enhanced Information Fusion
T4: Tutorial Session 4: Knowledge Level Models of Situations and Situation Assessment: Theory and Applications
S2: Teamwork Poster Session and Demonstrations S6: Monitoring  
3:15 ‑ 3:30 pm C2: Coffee Break C2: Coffee Break  
3:30 ‑ 3:45 pm S4: Ontologies and Reasoning  
3:45 ‑ 5:00 pm K1: Keynote 1 S7: Dealing with Emergencies & Risk  
5:00 ‑ 5:15 pm      
5:15 ‑ 6:00 pm          
6:00 ‑ 9:00 pm Welcome Reception   Banquet Dinner & Awards Reception    

Monday, March 21

Monday, March 21, 08:30 - 12:00

T1: Tutorial Session 1: Semantically Aware Uncertainty Management for Situation Awareness and Decision Supportgo to top

Dr. Kathryn Blackmond Laskey, George Mason University
Room: Coronado A
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

Techniques for making semantic information explicit and computationally accessible are key enablers for systems to support situation awareness and decision-making. This tutorial introduces the PR-OWL probabilistic ontology language, an OWL upper ontology based on the MEBN probabilistic logic. PR-OWL ontologies can represent the knowledge needed to represent and reason about complex situations. The tutorial includes a hands-on demonstration of how to construct a probabilistic ontology from scratch and from an existing ontology. The Java-based, open source graphical probabilistic editor UnBBayes-MEBN will be used to illustrate the basic aspects of PR-OWL.

T2: Tutorial Session 2: Designing to Enhance Situation Awarenessgo to top

Dr. Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, Inc.
Room: Coronado B
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

The objective of this tutorial is to provide attendees with required background knowledge on theoretical aspects of situation awareness, including cognitive constructs that play a role in achieving it in complex domains, and, based on this model, to provide an approach for supporting SA through system design initiatives. The learning objectives for this tutorial include: (i) SA Requirements Analysis, (ii) SA-Oriented Design Principles, and (iii) SA Measurement and Validation.

Monday, March 21, 12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (On your own)go to top

Monday, March 21, 13:30 - 17:00

T3: Tutorial Sessions 3: Context-enhanced Information Fusiongo to top

Dr. Lauro Snidaro, University of Udine, Italy
Room: Coronado A
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

The purpose of this tutorial is to survey existing approaches for context-enhanced information fusion, covering the design and development of information fusion solutions integrating sensory data with contextual knowledge. This tutorial has four learning objectives: (i) understand fundamental concepts of context for Information Fusion, (ii) determine design patterns for context-aware systems, (iii) explore mathematical aspects and algorithms, and (iv) conclude with real-world context-aware Information Fusion applications.

T4: Tutorial Session 4: Knowledge Level Models of Situations and Situation Assessment: Theory and Applicationsgo to top

Dr. Odd Erik Gundersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Room: Coronado B
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

The purpose of this tutorial is to develop a deeper understanding of a "situation." This tutorial has six learning objectives: (i) get a deeper understanding of the concept situation, (ii) understand how the definition of situation affects and allows a more detailed description of situation assessment, (iii) get a more evolved understanding of the concept context when related to situation assessment, (iv) learn a formal framework for describing situations, (v) learn how to apply the formal framework on real-world examples, and finally, (vi) learn how the framework can be used when developing decision support software.

Monday, March 21, 18:00 - 21:00

Welcome Receptiongo to top

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

Tuesday, March 22

Tuesday, March 22, 07:30 - 08:30

Breakfast (Included)go to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Tuesday, March 22, 08:30 - 09:00

General Welcomego to top

Dr. Kristin Schaefer
Room: Coronado AB

Tuesday, March 22, 09:00 - 09:45

I1: Invited Talk: Situation Awareness: State of the Artgo to top

Dr. Mica Endsley
Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

This presentation will provide an overview of situation awareness research, an update on its theoretical foundation, and its implications for the development of information fusion and decision support systems.

Tuesday, March 22, 09:45 - 10:15

C1: Coffee Breakgo to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Tuesday, March 22, 10:15 - 12:00

S1: Psychological Aspects to Human Situation Awarenessgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Odd Erik Gundersen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Acute Stress Causes Overconfidence in Situation Awareness
Tom Price, V, Matthew Tenan, James Head, William Maslin and Michael LaFiandra (Army Research Laboratory, USA)
Effect of Personality Traits on Trust and Risk to Phishing Vulnerability: Modeling and Analysis
Jin-Hee Cho and Hasan Cam (Army Research Laboratory, USA); Alessandro Oltramari (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
A Task Analysis Toward Characterizing Cyber-Cognitive Situation Awareness (CCSA) in Cyber Defense Analysts
Robert Gutzwiller, Sarah Espinosa and Douglas Lange (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, USA)

Tuesday, March 22, 12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (on your own)go to top

Tuesday, March 22, 13:30 - 15:15

S2: Teamworkgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)
Elements of Team Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study with Pilots
Ulrika Ohlander (University of Skövde & Saab Aeronautics, Sweden); Jens Alfredson (Saab AB, Sweden); Maria Riveiro and Göran Falkman (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Team Communication Behaviors of the Human-Automation Teaming
Mustafa Demir, Nathan McNeese and Nancy Cooke (Arizona State University, USA)
Timing Within Human-Agent Interaction and Its Effects on Team Performance and Human Behavior
Tyler Goodman, Michael E. Miller, Christina Rusnock and Jason Bindewald (Air Force Institute of Technology, USA)

Tuesday, March 22, 15:15 - 15:45

C2: Coffee Breakgo to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Tuesday, March 22, 15:45 - 17:00

K1: Keynote 1go to top

Human-Robot Interaction: Where Cognitive Science Meets Computer Science and Robotics
Dr. Matthias Scheutz, Tufts University
Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden)

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is an interdisciplinary field that aims to develop and evaluate interactions between humans and robots. As such it intrinsically incorporates experimental methods from cognitive science as well as algorithm and architecture development from computer science and robotics, providing a particularly fertile playground for research in embodied social cognition. In this presentation, I will use various examples from our work to show how robots can be used both as experimental tools for investigating different aspects of human cognition and as implementation platforms for evaluating cognitive models and computational architectures.

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 23, 07:30 - 08:30

Breakfast (Included)go to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Wednesday, March 23, 08:30 - 08:45

Announcements and Introductionsgo to top

Galina Rogova
Room: Coronado AB

Wednesday, March 23, 08:45 - 09:45

Special Session: Tribute to Dr. David Hallgo to top

Col Jake Graham and Dr. Alan Steinberg
Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Galina L. Rogova (University at Buffalo, USA)

This session is dedicated to the memory and life work of Dr. David Lee Hall, the College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University. Colonel Jake Graham, USMC (Ret) and Dr. Alan Steinberg will highlight Dr. Hall's career, achievements, personal views, and remarks prepared by his family and colleagues.

Wednesday, March 23, 09:45 - 10:15

C1: Coffee Breakgo to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Wednesday, March 23, 10:15 - 10:45

I2: Invited Talk: Cognitive Systems ResearchDetailsgo to top

Dr. Peter Erdi (Editor-in-chief)
Chair: Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden)

Wednesday, March 23, 10:45 - 12:00

S3: Decision Makinggo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Stephen Dorton (Sonalysts, Inc., USA)
Coherence-Driven Reflective Equilibrium Model of Ethical Decision-Making
Levent Yilmaz and Ana Franco-Watkins (Auburn University, USA); Timothy Kroecker (Air Force Research Lab, USA)
Assessing Multidimensional Complex Decision Making with Situational Judgment Tests
Lauren Reinerman-Jones and Grace Teo (University of Central Florida)
Cognitive Biases in Humanitarian Sensemaking and Decision-Making: Lessons From Field Research
Martina Comes (UIA & Teknova AS, Norway)

Wednesday, March 23, 12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (on your own)go to top

Wednesday, March 23, 13:30 - 15:30

Poster Session and Demonstrationsgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: David Young (Charles River Analytics, USA)
A Distributed Reputation Scheme for Situation Awareness in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)
Jared Oluoch (University of Toledo, USA)
BARRACUDA: An Augmented Reality Display for Increased Motorcyclist En Route Hazard Awareness
Michael P Jenkins and David Young (Charles River Analytics, USA)
Providing Distributed Situation Awareness to Human and Canine Tracking Teams
Jennifer Danczyk, Ross Eaton, Ryan Hutchins, Michael P Jenkins and Scott Irvin (Charles River Analytics, USA)
Spatio-Temporal Situation Recognition for Groups in Caregiving Services
Kunihiko Hiraishi and Kaoru Sato (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan); Koichi Kobayashi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
The Effect of a Virtual Agent's Emotional Facial Expressions on the Mind's Eye Test
Yesenia Garcia (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Peter Khooshabeh (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Brett Ouimette (Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, USA)
Comparing Methods for Assessing Operator Functional State
Olivier Gagnon (Université Laval, Canada); Daniel Lafond and Jean-François Gagnon (Thales Canada, Canada); Marc Parizeau (Université Laval, Canada)
MoBI-Box: A Next Generation Mobile Brain-Body Imaging Platform
Ying Choon Wu, Andrew Tran, Alex Schperberg and John Caldwell (UC San Diego, USA); Po-Chih Kuo (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan); Tzyy-ping Jung (UCSD, USA); Yu-Te Wang (University of California San Diego, USA); Jeffery Wang (UC San Diego, USA)
The Importance of Psychophysiological Methods in Identifying and Mitigating Degraded Situation Awareness
Kim Drnec (US Army Research Laboratory); Jason Metcalfe (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Amar Marathe (US Army Research Laboratory); Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)
On Finding Appropriate Reject Region in Serial Fusion Based Biometric Verification
Md Hossain (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Situations, Identity, and the Semantic Web
Yenny Dominguez, William Nick and Albert Esterline (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)
A Dynamic Agile Process Model for Situational Awareness
Jeff Waters and Bruce Plutchak (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, USA)
Applying Measurement to Complementary Situation Awareness
Ashley A Cain (Old Dominion University, USA); David Schuster (San Jose State University, USA)
Improving an Existent Supervisory Control Simulation Tool for Evaluations of Future Command and Control Systems
Olinda Rodas (SPAWAR SSC Pacific, USA); Shari Haynes (SSC Pacific, USA); Joseph DiVita (Space and Naval Warfare, Systems Center Pacific, USA)
Human Understanding of Controlled Natural Language in Simulated Tactical Environments
Erin Zaroukian (Unitied States Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Wednesday, March 23, 15:30 - 17:15

S4: Ontologies and Reasoninggo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Andrea Salfinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Generic Application Driven Situation Awareness Via Ontological Situation Recognition
Ryan Pearson and Mark Donnelly (Ulster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Jun Liu and Leo Galway (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Integrating GSO and SAW Ontologies to Enable Situation Awareness in Green Fleet Management
Giuseppe D'Aniello (University of Salerno, Italy); Angelo Gaeta (Università di Salerno, Italy); Vincenzo Loia (University of Salerno, Italy); Francesco Orciuoli (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Feature Selection for Situation Recognition in Fuzzy SOM-based Case-Based Reasoning
Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Dirk Söffker (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Generic Pattern of Life and Behaviour Analysis
Rachel J Craddock, Doug Watson and Will Saunders (Thales UK, Research & Technology, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Wednesday, March 23, 18:00 - 21:00

Banquet Dinner & Awards Receptiongo to top

Dinner Speaker: Mr. Steve Jameson
Chair: Scott Fouse (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, USA)

Shared human-machine reasoning has been a topic of research for decades. Much prior work has focused on shared reasoning for selection of actions, with significant successes in areas including associate systems and control of unmanned systems. Recent work has enabled models of shared human-machine reasoning for descriptive situational awareness. Current and future military decision-making problems involve the combination of complex environments and sparse, inconclusive data raise the need for models of shared human-machine reasoning for explanatory and predictive situational awareness.

Thursday, March 24

Thursday, March 24, 07:30 - 08:30

Breakfast (Included)go to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Thursday, March 24, 08:30 - 08:45

Announcements and Introductionsgo to top

Room: Coronado AB

Thursday, March 24, 08:45 - 09:45

K2: Keynote 2: Autonomous Horizons: System Autonomy in the Air Forcego to top

Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force
Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Mica Endsley (SA Technologies, USA)

As the Department of Defense builds its Third Offset strategy for meeting the challenges of a newly forming adversarial environment such as light cyber-attacks and anti-access/area-denial (A2SD) actions, the potential advantages of unmanned systems and autonomous software have gained increasing attention. These advantages are particularly advantageous to future Air Force operations by increasing the range of operations, enhancing capabilities and providing new approaches to air power. Increased levels of autonomy can be brought to bear to enhance operations in both manned and unmanned aircraft, and in operations in space, cyber, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, readiness, and sustainment across the Air Force. In addition to discussing the above context, Dr. Zacharias will summarize the challenges of automation and autonomy for airman interaction and outline design approaches that produce autonomous systems ready to serve as a part of a collaborative team with airmen. He will then conclude by introducing a potential framework for autonomous systems research and development that he, with support from the Air Force Research Lab, plans to use to specify key "under the hood" functions, evaluate key technologies that can support implementation of these functions, and finally lay out a research strategy and demonstration program.

Thursday, March 24, 09:45 - 10:15

C1: Coffee Breakgo to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Thursday, March 24, 10:15 - 10:45

I3: Invited Talk: Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations (ARIBO)go to top

Dr. Edward Straub (US Army TARDEC)
Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Thursday, March 24, 10:45 - 12:00

S5: Interaction with Autonomous Systemsgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Will Passengers Trust Driverless Vehicles? Removing the Steering Wheel and Pedals
Kristin Schaefer (US Army Research Laboratory, USA); Edward Straub (US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, USA)
Developing a Feedback System to Augment Monitoring Performance of Aircraft Pilots
Florian Fortmann (OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany); Joan Cahill and Tiziana Callari (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Denis Javaux (Symbio Concepts and Products, Belgium); Andreas Hasselberg (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Stefan Suck (OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany)
Development of a Recognition Primed Decision Agent for Supervisory Control of Autonomy
Stephen Dorton and Brett Terry (Sonalysts, Inc., USA); Bobby Jaeger and Peter Shearer (Sonalysts, USA)

Thursday, March 24, 12:00 - 13:30

Lunch (on your own)go to top

Thursday, March 24, 13:30 - 15:15

S6: Monitoringgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Christian Lebiere (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Adding Contextual Information to Intrusion Detection Systems Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
Francisco Javier Aparicio Navarro (Newcastle University & Loughborough University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos and David Parish (Loughborough University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Jonathon Chambers (Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Using iBeacon for Intelligent In-Room Presence Detection
Yang Yang and Zhouchi Li (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA); Kaveh Pahlavan (WPI, USA)
Tool-supported Comparative Visualizations to Reveal the Difference Between 'What Has Been Designed' and 'How It is Perceived' for Monitoring Interface Design
Bertram Wortelen (University Oldenburg, Germany); Sebastian Feuerstack (OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Germany)
Managing Decisions for Smart Grid Using Interdependency Modeling
Simone Imbrogno (University of Roma TRE, Italy); Chiara Foglietta (University of ROMA TRE, Italy); Cosimo Palazzo (University of Roma TRE, Italy); Stefano Panzieri (ROMA TRE University, Italy)

Thursday, March 24, 15:15 - 15:45

C2: Coffee Breakgo to top

Room: Coronado Foyer

Thursday, March 24, 15:45 - 17:15

S7: Dealing with Emergencies & Riskgo to top

Room: Coronado AB
Chair: Gabriel Jakobson (CyberGem Consulting, Inc., USA)
Towards Reducing the Reaction Time of Emergency Services Through Improved Situation Assessment
Odd Erik Gundersen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Fredrik Øvergård and Jannicke Røren (Råd AS, Norway)
Mining the Disaster Hotspots - Situation-Adaptive Crowd Knowledge Extraction for Crisis Management
Andrea Salfinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria); Wieland Schwinger (Johannes Kepler University Linz); Werner Retschitzegger and Birgit Pröll (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
A New Approach to Customization of Accident Warning Systems to Individual Drivers
Ali Rakhshan (Johns Hopkins University, USA); Hossein Pishro-Nik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Enhancing Hazard Awareness with a Mobile Application for High Risk, High Consequence Avalanche Terrain Decisions
Michael P Jenkins (Charles River Analytics, USA); Keith Gale (Pinecrest Nordic National Ski Patrol, USA); David Young (Charles River Analytics, USA)

Friday, March 25

Friday, March 25, 08:30 - 10:30

2017 Planning Meetinggo to top

This is an invited session. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the 2017 Techinical Program Committee or Planning Committee.

News

Jun 10: We are pleased to announce that Charles River Analytics has agreed to be a Demonstration Patron this year. Thank you for your continued support!
Jul 2: Dr. Greg Zacharias (Chief Scientist of the US Air Force) and Dr. David Hall (Penn State University; Director of the Center for Network Centric Cognition & Information Fusion) have agreed to provide Keynote addresses. Please view the Speakers page for more information
Jul 2: All conference activities will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Local arrangements and room reservation information will be provided on the Travel page.
Aug 26: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University, Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory) will be presenting a keynote address.
Sep 25: We are pleased to announce that USC ICT has agreed to be a Demonstration Patron this year! ICT is a recognized leader in the development of virtual humans who look, think and behave like real people.
Feb 2: Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc. would like to announce three current job openings. Additional information is available under the Demos and Job Openings tab.
Mar 16: Charles River Analytics and United Technologies Research Center would like to announce current job openings. Additional information is available under the Demos and Job Openings tab.

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