2020 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA)

August 22-28, 2020
Virtual Conference
hosted by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Photo Credit: Welcome to Victoria BC by LASZLO ILYES / CC-BY-2.0

Kellyn Rein KELLYN REIN is a Research Associate at the Research Institute for Communication, Information Processing Ergonomics (FKIE) at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe's largest applied research organization. Her particular research interest is in the analysis of various manifestations of uncertainty in natural language and how that affects information quality and reliability for situation awareness and intelligence. Following a bachelors in German philology, a masters in Management and a masters in Computer Information Systems, she received her doctorate from the University of Bonn in which she developed a methodology for automatic generation of evidential weights for information extracted from English text. Dr Rein's interest in information quality and fusion began a project on automated threat recognition for the German Luftwaffenamt, during which she began investigating text-based uncertainty in HUMINT and OSINT.She has also been involved in numerous NATO STO Research Task Groups, including one on analysis and communication of risk and uncertainty in intelligence; mission assurance and cyber risk assessment for unmanned autonomous system; and currently chairing a task group on multi-level, multi-source information fusion. In addition, Dr Rein delivering talks on uncertainty and context in natural language as part of two NATO Lecture Series, and as co-chaired a symposium on enhanced information dominance through fusion of hard and soft information.


Apr 10: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, CogSIMA 2020 will be held as a completely Virtual Conference.

Aug. 28: A big thank you to our highly engaged participants for making this virtual conference such an enjoyable and interactive experience! We hope to see you next year at CogSIMA 2021!
Aug. 27: Save the dates: CogSIMA 2021 is planned to take place May 17-21, 2021, in beautiful Tallinn, Estonia!
Aug. 27: We will present our plans for CogSIMA 2021 in the Closing session, so please stay with us!
Aug. 26: Congratulations to our Best Student Paper and Best Paper Award winners!
Aug. 25: On LinkedIn? Follow/post using #cogsima for CogSIMA community updates!
Aug. 20: Participation information for the virtual conference updated.
Aug. 19: Program updated.
Aug. 9: We are pleased to announce that Prof. Ben Shneiderman (Univ. of Maryland) will present an Invited Talk.
July 27: We are pleased to announce a workshop on Interoperability for Situation Management and Decision Making.

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