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The Second International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications

November 21-26, 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

The followup event COGNITIVE 2010, The Second International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications, targets advanced concepts, solutions and applications of artificial intelligence, knowledge processing, agents, as key-players, and autonomy as manifestation of self-organized entities and systems. The advances in applying ontology and semantics concepts, web-oriented agents, ambient intelligence, and coordination between autonomous entities led to different solutions on knowledge discovery, learning, and social solutions.

COGNITIVE 2010 is aimed at technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

BRAIN: Brain information processing and informatics
Cognitive and computation models
Human reasoning mechanisms
Modeling brain information processing mechanisms
Brain learning mechanisms
Human cognitive functions and their relationships
Modeling human multi-perception mechanisms and visual, auditory, and tactile information processing
Neural structures and neurobiological process
Cognitive architectures
Brain information storage, collection, and processing
Formal conceptual models of human brain data
Knowledge representation and discovery in neuroimaging
Brain-computer interface
Cognition-inspired complex systems

COGNITION: Artificial intelligence and cognition
Expert systems, knowledge representation and reasoning
Reasoning techniques, constraint satisfaction and machine learning
Logic programming, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and uncertainty
State space search, ontologies and data mining
Games, planning and scheduling
Natural languages processing and advanced user interfaces
Cognitive, reactive and proactive systems
Ambient intelligence, perception and vision

AGENTS: Agent-based adaptive systems
Agent frameworks and development platforms
Agent models and architectures
Agent communication languages and protocols
Cooperation, coordination, and conversational agents
Group decision making and distributed problem solving
Mobile, cognitive and autonomous agents
Task planning and execution in multi-agent systems
Security, trust, reputation, privacy and safety in agent-based systems
Negotiation brokering and matchmaking in agent-oriented protocols
Web-oriented agents (mining, semantic discovery, navigation, etc.
SOA and software agents
Economic agent models and social adoption

AUTONOMY: Autonomous systems and autonomy-oriented computing
Self-organized intelligence nature-inspired thinking paradigms
Swarm intelligence and emergent behavior
Autonomy-oriented modeling and computation
Coordination, cooperation and collective group behavior
Agent-based complex systems modeling and development
Complex behavior aggregation and self-organization
Agent-based knowledge discovery and sharing
Autonomous and distributed knowledge systems
Autonomous knowledge via information agents
Ontology-based agent services
Knowledge evolution control and information filtering agents
Natural and social law discovery in multi-agent systems
Distributed problem solving in complex and dynamic environments
Auction, mediation, pricing, and agent-based market-places
Autonomous auctions and negotiations

Agent-oriented modeling and methodologies
Agent-based interaction protocols and cognitive architectures
Emotional modeling and quality of experience techniques
Agent-based assistants and e-health
Agent-based interfaces
Knowledge and data intensive classification systems
Agent-based fault-tolerance systems
Learning and self-adaptation via multi-agent systems
Task-based and task-oriented agent-based systems
Agent-based virtual enterprise
Embodied agents and agent-based systems applications
Agent-based perceptive animated interfaces
Agent-based social simulation
Socially planning
E-Technology agent-based ubiquitous services and systems


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Submitted for indexing:
- ISI Thompson Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
- Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
- DBLP, IET INSPEC, and other relevant specialized indexes.
- Other indexes are being considered

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) June 20 , 2010 July 5, 2010
Notification July 31, 2010 August 3, 2010
Registration August 18, 2010 August 27, 2010
Camera ready August 23, 2010 August 31, 2010

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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