The Seventh Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems will take
place from August 2 through 5, 2019, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting welcomes many types of research,
including demonstrations of new capabilities, empirical studies of
implemented systems, and formal analyses of complex tasks. The term
"cognitive" refers to any artifact that thinks or reasons, whether or
not it works the same way as humans.
The conference shares with early AI research an emphasis on high-level
cognitive abilities, structured representations, and integrated systems.
Thus, submissions on compositional inference, multi-step planning,
and the acquisition of complex knowledge structures are especially
relevant. However, the meeting is agnostic about the particular
formalism to used to encode expertise, as well as whether expertise
is constructed manually or learned from experience.
The purpose of the conference is to report progress toward the original
goals of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, which aimed to
explain the cognition in computational terms and to reproduce a broad range
of human abilities in computational artifacts. Some functional abilities
that arise in this context include the following.
Cognitive Aspects of Emotion and Personality
Conceptual Inference and Reasoning
High-level Execution and Control
Language Processing and Dialogue
Memory Storage and Retrieval
Metacognition and Meta-level Reasoning
Multi-Tasking and Attention
Problem Solving, Planning, and Heuristic Search
Social Cognition and Interaction
Structural Learning and Knowledge Capture
Vision and High-level Perception
Some research communities already address such issues, including those
dealing with cognitive architectures, commonsense reasoning, cognitive
robotics, qualitative modeling, and many others. We encourage participation
from anyone who is interested in computational approaches to complex
cognition, human-level intelligence, and related topics.
We invite researchers to submit papers for presentation at the conference.
Submission, review, and publication details are found at
Schedule, Logistics, and Registration
The Seventh Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems is
expected to run from 9:00 AM on Friday, August 2, through 5:30 PM
on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The meeting will include extended technical presentations, leisurely
breaks to encourage discussions, and poster receptions to foster
additional interactions among participants.
Details about conference presentations will be available soon.
Thursday, May 10, 2019:
Deadline for paper submission through
Thursday, June 13, 2019:
Decisions about paper acceptance
Thursday, July 3, 2019:
Revised submissions due
Friday, July 29, 2019:
Friday, August 2 - Monday, August 5, 2019:
This year we offer three workshops at the beginning of the conference (Friday, August 2) to provide participants an intimate setting where they can share ideas and discuss
directed topics within cognitive systems research. The current topics center on high-level goal reasoning; human-robot interaction; and cognitive vision.
Papers will be published as separate volumes but will use the same ACS short and long formats. Conference attendees that wish to participate without paper submissions may
submit a brief statement of interest. For detailed information about these workshops, consult the following links.
- Michael T. Cox Wright State University
- David Barbella Earlham College
- Tarek Besold Telefonica Innovation Alpha
- Mehul Bhatt Örebro University
- Rogelio Cardona-Rivera University of Utah
- Vinay Chaudhri Independent Scientist
- Ernest Davis New York University
- Dustin Dannenhauer Naval Research Laboratory
- Mark Finlayson Florida International University
- Michael Floyd Knexus Research
- Scott Friedman SIFT
- Alfredo Gabaldon GE Global Research
- Laura Hiatt U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
- Tom Hinrichs Northwestern University
- Randolph Jones Soar Technology
- Alexandra Kirsch Independent Scientist
- Matthew Klenk Palo Alto Research Center
- Maithilee Kunda Vanderbilt University
- James Lester North Carolina State University
- Antonio Lieto University of Turin
- Andrew Lovett U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
- Jamie Macbeth Smith College
- David McDonald SIFT LLC
- Marjorie McShane RPI
- Loizos Michael Open University of Cyprus
- Shiwali Mohan Palo Alto Research Center
- Matthew Molineaux Knexus Research
- Hector Muñoz-Avila Lehigh University
- Mark Roberts Naval Research Laboratory
- Paul Rosenbloom University of Southern California
- Mohan Sridharan University of Birmingham
- Gheorghe Tecuci George Mason University