2 - 5 June 2025

2025 IEEE* Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA)

Improved Situation Awareness

in Theory and Application

University of Duisburg-Essen

Duisburg, Germany

* IEEE conference application currently in progress, tbc | Photo: Ilja Höpping, Stadt Duisburg 


Where Cognitive Science meets Computer Science

The CogSIMA conference series provides the premier venue for discussing complex heterogeneous dynamical systems - of interacting humans, machines, and computer agents - whose collective behavior depends on their cognitive capabilities to comprehend, explain, predict and act upon the surrounding operational situations.

Adhering to its successful interdisciplinary tradition, CogSIMA 2025 will provide a stimulating forum for scientists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to advance the field of cognitive situation management, supported by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society's Technical Committees on Cognitive Situation Management and Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices. We aim to bring together researchers from computer science, human factors, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation, robotics, systems engineering, and related areas, to progress towards this ambitious goal. 

Application areas include autonomous vehicles, command and control systems, disaster monitoring and recovery systems, human-robot teams, human-AI teaming, physical and cyber security situation awareness and cyber warfare systems, intelligent transportation systems, health care medical situation control systems, and many others. 

For questions concerning CogSIMA 2025 contact us at admin@cogsima.org

We look forward to seeing you in Duisburg!

Please consult www.cogsima2025.org for the most recent updates.

Important Dates

Papers due: November 29, 2024

Acceptance Notification: February 25, 2025

Camera Ready due: March 25, 2025

Topics of Interest


University of Duisburg-Essen,
Campus Duisburg


47057 Duisburg



The local organization will be organized by the Chair of Dynamics and Control (SRS), University of Duisburg-Essen, more detailed information are given at www.srs.uni-due.de

For its 15th edition, the CogSIMA conference series will take place in Germany for the very first time, in the city of Duisburg

The conference will be held at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, one of the leading academic institutions in the heart of Germany's industrial region, offering an ideal backdrop for a technical conference. The location at the Gerhard Mercator house at the Campus in Duisburg will provide a welcoming environment promoting interaction and communication among the conference attendees. The conference venue is easy to reach with public transport, is ideally located in vicinity to the university cafeteria where the participants will have lunch together. This, as well as the organized discussions, will result in a stimulating, exciting event designed for scientific and social exchange and networking. 

The University Duisburg-Essen is one of the youngest universities in Germany (founded in 2003) and was generated by the merger of the former universities of Duisburg and Essen. With close to 40.000 students among all disciplines from engineering, education, and medicine up to nano sciences, the university is the 10th largest university in Germany.

Photos: UDE / Uni Duisburg-Essen / Universität Duisburg-Essen

Duisburg at the Rhine is the westernmost city in the Ruhr region, part of the  Rhein-Ruhr metropole, the largest contiguous conurbation in Germany and the fifth largest in Europe (Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region). 

In Germany, Duisburg stands for coal and steel (until the middle of the last century), but for the last 30 years it has been undergoing structural change towards new industrial fields (continuing high tech steel manufacturing) and regional and national tasks. The Port of Duisburg is the largest inland port in the world and one of the most central logistical hubs in Europe. 

The entire region with the central cities of Duisburg, Essen, Bochum and Dortmund as well as 54 smaller local cities was chosen as one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2010, highlighting in particular the coexistence of industry, culture and its centuries-old social diversity.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is conveniently situated near several renowned destinations, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cologne and Aachen (cathedrals), Essen (Zeche Zollverein), and the Roman limes wall in Xanten.



Photo by Jonas Tebbe on Unsplash  


Photo by Aoi on Unsplash  

Local/regional attractions:

Photo by By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - GFDL 1.2


The region has excellent national and international public transport connections. This applies in particular to the integration into the European high-speed rail network in Germany and France as well as with four international airports all parts of the world. The closest airport Düsseldorf is the 3rd largest in Germany and within minutes to reach from Duisburg main station.

Travel to germany

NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals from US, Canada, Australia, South Korea, NewZealand, Israel, UK, EU (for stays under 90 days).

A passport is required for travel and can also be used for free travel in the SCHENGEN area (most of EU+).

Example distances:


Recommended Hotels: 

All hotels are well connected to the conference venue by streetcar, and most hotels (close to main station) are also very well and directly connected to the national rail network serving an easy connection to Düsseldorf airport (12 min. via regional train).

How to Submit

We invite two types of submissions, regular papers and poster presentations, which will undergo a competitive review process. All papers must present original and unpublished work that is not currently under review elsewhere. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the conference.

Quantitative and/or qualitative methods and results are welcome, as well as hypotheses-driven or more open-ended exploratory work. Submissions must clearly outline the methodology (manipulations, measurements, environment and context, etc.) and technologies used, for both replicability and enabling in-depth review. In addition, research providing novel system designs, algorithms, interface technologies, and computational methods supporting elements of situation management are encouraged. Submitted papers should address issues related to the general domain of situation management. 

Regular Papers (5-8 pages): describe new results that advance the state-of-the-art. Each accepted paper will be allocated approximately 25 minutes for the oral presentation during the conference. 

Poster Presentations (3-5 pages): describe work in progress. Each accepted poster will be presented in a 5 min. talk in the poster session, and will be included in the final conference proceedings submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. 

At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference, unless the TPC grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event who is qualified both to present and answer questions. All paper submissions will be handled electronically in EDAS. Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their paper using the stylesheet templates provided by IEEE.  

Papers must have been presented on-site at the conference in Duisburg to be included in the final conference proceedings submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

Registration Fees


Discounted rates will be provided for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society members and IEEE members, as well as students.


Organizing Committee

General Chair:

Dirk Söffker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Vice Chair: 

Andrea Salfinger, University of Udine, Italy

Honorary Chair: 

Gabe Jakobson, CyberGem Consulting, USA

TPC Co-Chairs:

Giuseppe D'Aniello, University of Salerno, Italy

Andreas Wendemuth, OVGU Magdeburg, Germany


Special Session Chairs:

Annette Kluge, RUB, Bochum, Germany

Axel Schulte, University of Armed Forces, Munich, Germany

Galina Rogova, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld, Germany



Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA

CogSIMA Steering Committee Chair:

Scott Fouse, Independent Consultant, USA

International Liaisons Chairs:

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy


Publications Chair:

Benito Mendoza, New York City College of Technology (CityTech), USA

Social Chair:

Kellyn Rein, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (retired), Germany 

Local Arrangements Chairs:

Jonathan Liebeton,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Olena Shyshova,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Yvonne Vengels,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Adnan Hasanovic,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Technical Program Committee


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