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The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications


March 20 - 24, 2016 - Rome, Italy


The papers listed below have been selected as "Best Papers" based on the reviews of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference. For the awarded papers, a digital award will be issued in the name of the authors. The authors of these papers are also receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Awarded Papers

Predictive ACT-R (PACT-R) Using A Physics Engine and Simulation for Physical Prediction in a Cognitive Architecture
David Pentecost, Charlotte Sennersten, Robert Ollington, Craig Lindley, Byeong Kang

Metacognitive Support of Mathematical Abstraction Processes
Hans M. Dietz

Temporal Coding Model of Spiking Output for Retinal Ganglion Cells
Philip Vance, Gautham P. Das, Dermot Kerr, Sonya A. Coleman, Thomas M. McGinnity

Voxelnet - An Agent Based System for Spatial Data Analytics
Charlotte Sennersten, Andrew Davie, Craig Lindley

Towards Regaining Mobility Through Virtual Presence for Patients with Locked-in Syndrome
Simone Eidam, Jens Garstka, Gabriele Peters


The following papers have been selected on the basis of their contents, specificaly for lending themselves to an interesting extended work. The authors of these papers are receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Papers Invited for IARIA Journals

Flood Event Image Recognition via Social Media Image and Text Analysis
Min Jing, Bryan Scotney, Sonya Coleman, Martin McGinnity, Stephen Kelly, Xiubo Zhang, Khurshid Ahmad, Antje Schlaf, Sabine Gr¨under-Fahrer, Gerhard Heyer

Evolving a Facade-Servicing Quadrotor Ensamble
Sebastian von Mammen, Patrick Lehner, Sven Tomforde

On Possibility to Imitate Emotions and a “Sense of Humor” in an Artificial Cognitive System
Olga Chernavskaya, Yaroslav Rozhylo

Uncovering Major Age-Related Handwriting Changes by Unsupervised Learning
Gabriel Marzinotto, José C. Rosales, Mounim A. El-Yacoubi, Sonia Garcia-Salicetti, Christian Kahindo, Hélène Kerhervé, Victoria Cristancho-Lacroix, Anne-Sophie Rigaud

Modelling Retinal Ganglion Cells Stimulated with Static Natural Images
Gautham P. Das, Philip J. Vance, Dermot Kerr, Sonya A. Coleman, Thomas M. McGinnity

Improved Willshaw Networks with Local Inhibition
Philippe Tigreat, Vincent Gripon, Pierre-Henri Horrein

Using Brain and Bio-Signals to Determine the Intelligence of Individuals
Amitash Ojha, Giyoung Lee, Jun-Su Kang, Minho Lee


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