C I F M A - 2 0 2 4
6th International Workshop on
Cognition: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Models and Applications
5 November 2024
Aveiro, Portugal
Co-located with SEFM 2024

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Background and Objectives | Topics | Important Dates | Submission | Publication | Call for Papers | Committees | Contact

Recent News
  • 28/06/2024: Call for papers available - Paper Submission deadline: Saturday, 14 September 2024 (AoE).
  • 06/05/2024: CIFMA 2024 web page launched at cifma.github.io.

Background and Objectives

Cognition encompasses many aspects of intellectual functions and processes such as attention, knowledge, memory, judgment, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, comprehension and production of language. Although it originated from the field of psychology, it goes beyond the individual human mind and behaviour, and involves and affects the interaction with the environment in which humans act. The increasing complexity of the environment with which humans interact is no longer restricted to their natural living environment and the other humans populating it, but includes a large technological support consisting of physical and computational systems, virtual worlds and robots. This fact has expanded the scope of studying cognition to a large number of disciplines well beyond psychology. Cognitive processes are analysed from different perspectives within different contexts, notably in the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, education, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, biology, systemics, logic, and computer science. These and other different approaches to the analysis of cognition are synthesised in the developing field of cognitive science, a progressively autonomous academic discipline.

The objectives of this new international workshop are:

  1. to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and research institutions who are interested in the foundations and applications of cognition from the perspective of their areas of expertise and aim at a synergistic effort in integrating approaches from different areas;
  2. to nurture cooperation among researchers from different areas and establish concrete collaborations;
  3. to present formal methods to cognitive scientists as a general modelling and analysis approach, whose effectiveness goes well beyond its application to computer science and software engineering.


Contributions to the workshop cover the areas of education, research and technology, either in general or with a focus on formal methods. Topics are organised in possibly overlapping categories and include, but are not restricted to:

Interdisciplinary Foundations of Cognition:
  • philosophy of cognition
  • human memory and memory processes
  • attention
  • perception, visual cognition and situated cognition
  • cognitive models and architectures
  • languages for cognitive science
  • social cognition
Cognitive Robotics:
  • autonomous knowledge acquisition
  • motor babbling
  • learning by imitation
  • cognitive architectures for robotics
Cognitive Linguistics:
  • cognitive approaches to grammar
  • cognitive and conceptual semantics
  • cognitive phonology
  • dynamical models of language acquisition
  • computational models of metaphor and language acquisition
  • corpus linguistics and conversational data
Cognitive Learning:
  • learning theories
  • cognitive development
  • problem solving
  • metacognition
Cognitive Neuroscience and Medicine:
  • biomedical signal and image processing
  • biomedical sensors and wearable systems
  • brain-computer interfaces and neural prostheses
  • brain mapping
  • neural and rehabilitation engineering
Logics and their application to:
  • human-computer interaction
  • human behaviour
  • human reasoning and problem solving
  • visual reasoning
  • human-robot interaction
  • linguistics
Cognitive computing:
  • artificial neural networks
  • human behaviour
  • cognitive analytics
  • human cognitive augmentation
  • cognitive computing hardware
  • AI cognitive systems
Cognition and software engineering:
  • integration of cognitive models and cognitive architectures within the software design and verification process
  • cognitive aspects in cyber-physical systems and their verification
  • socio-technical systems
  • cognitive aspects in safety analysis and verification of safety-critical systems
  • cognitive security
  • cognition hacking
Cognition and formal methods:
  • formal frameworks for trust reasoning
  • formal methods for the modeling and analysis of robotic systems
  • formal methods for the modeling and analysis of human behaviour
  • formal methods for the modeling and analysis of human interaction with computers and robots
  • application of formal methods to cognitive psychology
  • formal frameworks for trust reasoning

Keynote Speaker


Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline:   Saturday, 14 September 2024 (AoE)
Accept/Reject Notification:   Saturday, 12 October 2024
Pre-proceedings Final version due:   TBA
LNCS Post-proceedings Final version due:   TBA


Authors are invited to submit, via Easychair, research contributions or experience reports.

All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS templates available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Submissions are required to report on original, unpublished work and should not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP's Author Code of Conduct)

There are six categories of submissions

Research papers
to present original research and the analysis, interpretation and validation of the research findings.
Position papers
to present innovative, arguable ideas, opinions or frameworks which are likely to foster discussion at the workshop.
Interdisciplinary Project papers
to describe a new interdisciplinary research project, or the status of an ongoing project or the outcomes of a recently completed project.
Case Study papers
to report on case studies, preferably in a real-world setting.
Tool papers
to present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to an existing tool.
Tool Demonstration papers
to demonstrate the tool workflow(s) and human interaction aspects, and evaluate the overall role of the tool and impact on cognitive science.
Progress paper
to discuss the progress status of works presented at previous editions of CIFMA.

Please make sure you write the paper category (Research paper, Position paper, Interdisciplinary Project paper, Case Study paper, Tool paper, Tool Demonstration paper, Progress paper) somewhere in the abstract on Easychair (e.g. "This Research paper ...").

Contributions will be in the form of

Regular papers
between 12 and 15 pages for submission (and between 12 and 16 pages for post-proceedings camera-ready).
Short papers
between 6 and 8 pages for submission (and between 6 and 9 pages for post-proceedings camera-ready).
extended abstract up to 4 pages, which will be included in the pre-proceeding but not published in the post-proceedings.

"Short papers" and "Presentations" may discuss new ideas which are at an early stage of development and which have not yet been thoroughly evaluated. The program committee may reject papers that are outside these lengths on the grounds of length alone.

Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. Accepted papers (both Full papers and Short papers) will be included in the workshop programme and will appear in the workshop pre-proceedings as well as in the LNCS post-proceedings. Pre-proceedings will be available online before the Workshop. The authors of accepted Short papers may opt to extend their contributions to Regular paper to be published in the LNCS post-proceedings by going through a second review phase after the workshop.


Accepted regular and short papers will be published after the Workshop by Springer in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (http://www.springer.com/lncs). Condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has presented the paper at the Workshop.

A journal special issue(s) with selected papers may be planned, depending on the number and quality of the submissions.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is available in Text format.

Program Chair
  • Reinhard Kahle, Department of Mathematics, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal
  • Graham Pluck, Faculty of Psychology, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Program Committee
  • Pierluigi Graziani, Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Urbino
  • Antonio Cerone, Department of Computer Science, Nazarbayev University
  • Oana Andrei, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
  • Giuseppe Primiero, Department of Philosophy, University of Milan
  • Paolo Milazzo, Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
  • Edoardo Datteri, Department of Human Science for Education, Universit√† degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Giuseppe Sergioli, Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari
  • Samuel Alexander, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
  • Mirko Tagliaferri, Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Urbino
  • Pedro Quaresma, Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra
  • Ulrich Kohlenbach, Department of Mathematics, Technische Universit√§t Darmstadt
  • Francesco Bianchini, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies , University of Bologna
  • Giorgia Troiani, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Nazarbayev University
  • Heather Winskel, School of Social and Health Sciences, James Cook University Singapore
  • Suphasiree Chantavarin, Faculty of Psychology, Chulalongkorn University
  • Davide Grossi, Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen
  • Gianluca Curzi, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg


All inquiries concerning CIFMA 2024 submissions and scientific programme should be sent to cifma2024@easychair.org

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