Tracks and Sessions

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Representation of uncertain knowledge. Organizers: Profs. G. Wirsching & R. Römer (Brandenburg Univ. of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg)

In this special session we focus on methods for dealing with uncertainty of data, information and knowledge, including semiotic aspects. We are especially looking forward to contributions that fit into the following interdisciplinary areas: logic in a broad sense (e.g., modal, deontic, and quantum logic), fuzzy and probabilistic modeling, semantics and pragmatics, agent modeling, and cognitive algorithms.

Linguistic and behavioural interaction analysis. Organizers: Profs. A. Esposito (UNINA2 / IIASS Italy), A.M. Esposito (Osservatorio Vesuviano, Sezione di Napoli, Italy), M. Koutsombogera & C. Vogel (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

This track aims at gathering original works on communication, actions, perception and emotion from experimental and theoretical points of view. The ultimate goal of this research is to provide computational paradigms to implement culture-specific, trustful, credible, satisfactory and emotionally coloured human-machine interfaces. Topics include, but are not limited to: cross-cultural processing of social signals, linguistic and social interactional exchanges, social robotics (analysis and applications), human behaviour (analysis and understanding), linguistic sentiment analysis, linguistic and behavioural convention diachrony, cognitive economy, group behaviour, group cognition, cultural specificity, influence of context on perception, memory and decision making, cognitive systems for multimodal signal analysis, non-linear processing of audio-video social signals, multimodal social signal processing and more.

Cognitive data visualization. Organizer: Á. Török (Synetiq Ltd.)

Cognitive data visualization is an applied field that studies how insights from data can be communicated effectively in static, dynamic, and interactive form, based on knowledge of the human cognition and perception.

CogInfoCom based learnability. Organizer: Prof. Attila Kővári (Univ. of Dunaújváros)

This session focuses on how modern informatics and communication technologies can improve cognitive learning abilities in education, through extended capabilities for information processing, content handling, working in virtual learning environments and the ICT-based enhancement of interpersonal and communication skills.

Human factors, E-health, and People with Specific Needs. Organizer: Dr. Miroslav Macík (Czech Technical University in Prague)

This track gathers original works on human factors of CogInfoCom and methods for User Modelling. Adaptive interactive CogInfoCom can benefit from methods for estimation of user state (cognitive workload estimation, estimation of emotional status).
Particular attention is on people with specific needs (visually impaired, wheelchair users, elderly, etc.). These user groups represent an important fraction of the society and require specific design and interaction methods to support their independent living. Currently, ICT is frequently used to support healthcare and rehabilitation. Recent advances in e-health will be presented in this track.

Speech information representation inside CogInfoCom. Organizer: Organizer: Dr. Klára Vicsi (Budapest Univesity of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

Speech production is a complicated cognitive process involving coordination of several brain areas and peripheral muscle controls. This is the reason why the acoustic-phonetic parameters of speech are sensitive to many neurological defects (cognitive dysfunctions). Processing of speech for creation of various IT tools, is an essential area for cognitive infocommunication. Particularly interesting field is the usage of speech as bio-signal and development of different non-invasive diagnostic tools that make automatic assessment of the cognitive and psychological state of the people.
The other up to date and very complicated question is how the human brain processes the speech. Whether the human brain processes for example consonants in a categorical manner with the categories possibly being similar to those defined by linguists? Examination of event-related potentials (ERP) of speech by electroencephalographic (EEG) responses of the brain can help to answer to these question. Moreover these type of research might be useful in designing brain-computer interfaces in the future.