18th International Conference on

ICCI*CC 2019 Conference, Milano, Italy

July 23-25, 2019




The IEEE ICCI*CC (International Conference on Cognitive informatics & Cognitive Computing) series is a flagship conference of its field, sponsored by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Following the first 17 successful conferences on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI’02 through ICCI*CC’18), the 18th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 2019) at Politecnico di Milano University, Italy, July 23-25, 2019, focuses on the theme of Symbiotic System Science (SSS).

ICCI*CC 2019 is offered by the fundamental and vital cooperation of two well-known, long-standing International organizations, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS). Consequently, ICCI*CC 2019 global program is composed and intertwined by two main, parallel tracks to promote the fruitful, reciprocal knowledge cross-fertilization from the two lines of human thinking that are complementary to each other since humanity appearance on this planet.

The Firs Track, called CPT (Cognition-Pattern-Technology), is centered on “cognitive informatics”, “cognitive computing”, “computational intelligence”, “brain informatics”, “brain-inspired systems”, “cognitive robotics”, etc., and is organized under the supervision of the IEEE. For a larger selection of topics, please visit the ICCI*CC 2019 CPT Track page.

The Second Track, called CSW (Cognition-Society-WellBeing), is focused on “symbiotic science and art”, “humanity and technology”, “modeling social reality”, “education in the 21st century”, “governing technology”, “opportunities and challenges of intelligent networks”, etc., and is organized under the supervision of the WAAS. For a larger selection of topics, please visit the ICCI*CC 2019 CSW Track page.

The CPT Track will present the latest developments on natural intelligence systems, social computing systems, man-machine systems, cognitive computing, cognitive systems, cognitive robots, bioinformatics systems, brain-inspired systems, self-driving vehicles, unmanned systems, intelligent IoT, cyber-physical systems, etc., based on Cognitive Informatics (CI), the transdisciplinary field that studies the internal information processing mechanisms of the brain, the underlying abstract intelligence (αI) theories and denotational mathematics, and their engineering applications in Cognitive Computing (CC), computational intelligence and brain-inspired systems. CI and CC not only synergize theories of modern information science, computer science, communication theories, AI, cybernetics, computational intelligence, cognitive science, intelligence science, neuropsychology, brain science, systems science, software science, knowledge science, cognitive robots, cognitive linguistics, and life science, but also reveal exciting applications in cognitive computers, cognitive communications, computational intelligence, cognitive robots, cognitive systems, and the AI, IT, and software industries.
The CSW Track will examine the economic, educational, social, legal, political, cultural, epistemological and psychological implications of rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Social implications, laws and regulations govern the everyday life of businesses and citizens, and are important tools of public policy. Regulating has never been easy, but the overwhelming pace of technological change and unprecedented interconnectedness of economies has made it a daunting task. International organizations, which promote policies that will improve the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world, are already looking at the challenges for regulating disruptive technologies (i.e. the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, online platforms, biotechnology, etc.) as well as emerging (regulatory) approaches for governments to address them, while fostering innovation and making use of the benefits of these new technologies to enhance the life of citizens and business.

Economic and societal forces, enabled by the evolution and convergence of several technologies, are driving the development of a novel generation of systems. Today, we are at a crossroads, on the cusp of significant transformative changes that will impact society worldwide, revolutionizing global business operations and fundamentally altering how inanimate objects are perceived in a world increasingly reliant on autonomous systems. Deeper reality understandings, new effective multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary competences are already strongly required, in the business, technical, management and social communities especially, at all levels and scales. Submission of original, contributing paper is strongly welcome at this stage.

Attending participants will select topics from both main Tracks (CPT + CSW), according to their specific interests, to create their own personalized conference program and immerse themselves into their own, unique three-day experience.

Capitalizing on (SSS) insights and development, the recognition that SASs (Symbiotic Autonomous Systems) are poised to have a revolutionary impact on society over the coming years is quite straightforward. The theoretical foundations of SAS are underpinned by the emergence of abstract sciences (AS), based on cognitive transdisciplinarity and cognitive transdisciplinary education, as counterpart of classical concrete sciences (CS), based on traditional focused education. The latter includes physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, neurology, physiology, brain science, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, engineering sciences, management, etc. The former encompasses data, information, knowledge, intelligence sciences, as well as sociology, mathematics, system science, etc. In the coming decades we are bound to see progress in both the “computerization” of the world and in its digitalization. These two trends will strengthen one another and will overlap creating the age of SAS.

ICCI*CC 2019 provides an opportunity to focus on latest issues regarding both the new technological developments and the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge that are of paramount concern to future society, government, and governance. In fact, past ICCI*CC editions, latest cognitive studies and theoretical breakthroughs have led to systematic revelations of the parallel and recursive framework of contemporary sciences and human-nature symbiosis.

ICCI*CC 2019 will facilitate the development of the new field of SSS to consolidate and advance technological and managemental expertise with emphasis even on Ethical, Legal, and Societal (ELS) implications, with the objective to promote fundamental human-centric economic and social growth by regulatory quality across government, adopting key tools of regulatory policy, such as stakeholder engagement processes and regulatory impact assessment.

ICCI*CC 2019 welcomes researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to join this international initiative on cognitive informatics, cognitive computing, art and science, toward the investigation of cognitive mechanisms and processes of human information processing, and the development of the new generation of SAS.

ICCI*CC 2019 offers the unique opportunity to immediately update your current, experiential knowledge-base and to deep learn new ideas and concepts from highly talented, technical oriented and social oriented professionals and academicians for the better, mutual understanding of current, significant transformative changes that will impact society worldwide in the near future.

Welcome to the 18th International Conference on COGNITIVE INFORMATICS & COGNITIVE COMPUTING at the Politecnico di Milano University, Milano, Italy, July 23-25, 2019, where Art and Science symbiotically create our bright future.



Rodolfo A. Fiorini (Politecnico di Milano University, Italy)

Yingxu Wang (University of Calgary, Canada)

Newton Howard (Oxford University, UK)



More on SAS at IEEE Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

Tech Blog at IEEE Future Directions

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