IEEE CogMI 2019 Call for Papers


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our business, social and physical world. Machine Intelligence and computing artifacts infused with AI and cognition is increasingly becoming an integral part of our social and economic activities/processes, as well as cultural and business interactions. The cognitive machine intelligence (CogMI) is creating unprecedented opportunities for impactful scientific innovations and societal transformations by significantly augmenting the human ability for problem solving and rapid decision making in terms of speed, precision and variety, while fostering innovations in all our human endeavors from scientific discoveries, solving long standing healthcare problems, modeling highly interconnected and globally distributed systems, and so forth. As we enter the new social, physical and cyber world empowered by such cognitive machine intelligence, it is important to understand and explore the foundational characteristics of the algorithmic theory and processes behind the cognitive machine intelligence, the behavioral and cognitive enhancement of intelligent machines that promote a productive and creative partnership and collaboration between the humans and the machines so as to ensure an equitable, fair and transparent CogMI-enhanced society and cyber-physical-social worlds around us.

The goal of the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Machine Intelligence (IEEE CogMI) is to create a research and development forum on cognitive machine intelligence to foster research results on AI and ML with cognitive science and behavioral science. It promotes productive collaborations among experts from multiple disciplines, such as but not limited to: computer science, electronic and computer engineering, information science, economics, industrial engineering, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences, and ethics, law and policy. IEEE 2019 CogMI aims to be a premier, highly multidisciplinary forum to foster interaction and exchange of innovative ideas, and collaboration among researchers, practitioners, philosophers from academia, industry and government sectors who are interested in developing innovative AI/ML algorithms, applications and systems by integrating cognitive science and putting humans in the loop, promoting innovations in cognitive machine intelligence.


Topics of interest are broadly from the area of machine intelligence, behavior and cognition, and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence – theory and application
  • Machine learning, neural networks and deep learning
  • AI and Machine cognition
  • Human-machine collaboration
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Probabilistic Computing
  • Machine behavior: bias, fairness, transparency, accountability, robustness, etc.
  • Robotics and autonomous systems, and process automation
  • Computer vision & image processing/recognition
  • AI-optimized hardware and software
  • Natural language processing/generation, text analytics and speech recognition
  • Recommendation and reputation systems
  • Virtual agents, chatbots, and conversational robots
  • Computational mechanism design, algorithmic game theory and multi-agent systems
  • Trust and Privacy in AI/ML and Deep Learning & Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Decision support and management
  • AI in application domains: Business & Finance, Health/Public Health, Transportation, Manufacturing, Media/Social media, Science & Engineering, Education, Social-welfare and well-being, etc.
  • AI in Edge/Fog/Cloud computing, Internet of Things, and Cyber Physical Systems

Important Dates

Round 2
  • Full Paper Submission October 17 October 27, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance November 11, 2019
  • Camera Ready November 23, 2019
    Round 1
  • Abstract Submission (optional) Deadline August 23, 2019 (Highly Recommended)
  • Full Paper Submission (Extended) September 17, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance October 15, 2019
  • Camera Ready Oct 30 Nov 14, 2019

Blue Sky/Vision Track

We would like to solicit papers that promote visionary ideas and blue sky thinking in areas aligned with the conference themes. These papers are expected to spark intense discussions and newer research directions/insights through potentially disruptive, controversial, or highly cross-disciplinary ideas that look forward to Trust, Privacy and Security areas for the next 10 years and beyond. Ideas that are just being conceived, not fully developed, far from experimentally evaluated, or out-of-the box are highly encouraged. The papers should follow the same format as the regular conference papers and can be up to 10 pages.

Industry Track Papers

We would like to solicit papers that focus on design, implementation and deployment of solutions related to Trust, privacy and security within the industrial or government environments. The papers submitted to this track are expected to advance practical and applied research focused on the use of MIC technologies, and real-world networks, systems applications.

The Industry/Government Track will include papers selected through a separate program committee. Authors must clearly indicate sub-areas their papers are to be evaluated in because distinct criteria may be used for reviewing different category of submissions:

  • Deployed:

    Deployed systems that aim to provide real practical value to industry, Government, or other organizations, or communities. The papers should point out how the deployed system explicitly address MIC issues or describe either qualitatively (lessons learnt, deployment experiences, etc.) or quantitatively how Trust, Privacy and Security issues are addressed in smart, intelligence systems and applications.

  • Emerging:

    Newer models and mechanisms or innovative solutions related to trust, privacy and security in networks, systems and applications are expected here. The authors should clearly demonstrate value and interest to Industry, Government of society (e.g., scientific or medical professions; critical infrastructures). Papers that describe infrastructure development and deployment that enables the large-scale deployment of trusted, safe, secure and privacy-aware technologies/applications or their validation are also in these areas.


IEEE CogMI will feature a Best Paper award and a Best Student Paper award (to be selected by the program committee/best paper award team). A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper award if the first author is a full-time student at the time of submission. A partial travel grant or cash award may be offered to the winner student depending on the availability of funds.

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications are solicited. Papers submitted to Regular or Industry/Gov track should be no longer than 10 pages including the references in the standard two column IEEE proceedings format, which can be found at IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings . The papers can be submitted at EasyChair. IEEE CogMI will follow a double blind review policy.

Workshops Proposals

Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on IEEE CogMI 2019 related themes are solicited. Workshop proposals should be at most five pages, including a biographical sketch of each instructor, and submitted to the Workshop Chairs. Proposals will be evaluated based on the expertise and experience of the organizers and the relevance and importance of the subject matter. Please refer to call for workshop proposals for details.

Panels Proposals

Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions relevant to Cognitive Machine Intelligence are preferred. Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panelists to the Panel Chairs.

Tutorials Proposals

Proposals for full and half-day tutorials are solicited. Tutorials are intended to enhance the technical program, and as such they should be relevant to the conference related themes. Potential tutorial presenters should submit a tutorial proposal of at most three pages, including: description of potential audience and background knowledge expected from the audience, if any; tutorial description; biographical sketch(s) of presenter(s)..

Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

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