Aim & Scope
The SAC2018 special track on Cognitive Computing aims to promote a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners, in academia and industry, to share and discuss latest advances, breakthrough results, and real-world experiences in the Cognitive Computing area. This is an interdisciplinary emerging research area, at the core of Artificial Intelligence, investigating the development of self-learning systems, that naturally interact with humans in complex environments, and are capable to adapt to context and changes in language and meaning. Original and unpublished papers dealing with all facets of the Cognitive Computing area --- such as Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Audio and Video Analysis, Computer-Human Interaction, Neuroscience and Cognition --- are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition
- Frameworks for acquiring Cognitive Knowledge
- Tools and Methodologies for Cognitive Knowledge acquisition
- Natural Language Processing for Cognitive Knowledge acquisition
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- Linguistic Resources and Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition
- Machine Learning techniques (e.g., Deep Learning) for Cognitive Knowledge acquisition
- Acquisition from media other than text (e.g., audio, video, images)
- Linked Data and Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition
- Emerging approaches for Cognitive Knowledge acquisition (e.g., crowd-based approaches).
- Principled evaluation of acquired Cognitive Knowledge
- Representing, Formalizing and Reasoning with Cognitive Knowledge
- Ontologies for Cognitive Systems
- Representation languages for Cognitive Knowledge
- Reasoning about Cognitive Knowledge
- Development of Cognitive Systems
- Architectures for Cognitive Systems
- Scalability of Cognitive Systems
- Complex Cognitive Systems
- Fuzzy Cognitive Systems
- Real-world applications that exploit Cognitive Knowledge
- Cognitive Systems for Big Data scenarios
- Cognitive Techniques for Deep Learning
- Cognitive Techniques for Persuasion and Recommender Systems
- Cognitive Robotics
- Cognitive Techniques for Information Retrieval
- Deployment of Cognitive Systems in specific domains. For example:
- Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
- eGovernment and public administration
- Life sciences, health and medicine
- Social Media, News, and Data Streams
Research papers and experience reports related to the above topics are solicited. Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted in PDF using the ACM-SAC proceedings format via the SAC 2018 website. Authors' names and affiliations should be entered separately at the submission site and not appear in the submitted papers. Each submission will be reviewed in a DOUBLE-BLIND process according to the ACM-SAC Regulations. Student Research Competition submissions are welcome (see here for details).
Full papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extrapages at additional fee of US$80 per page.
Posters are limited to 3 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80.
SRC Abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages allowed.
- (for regular papers) https://www.softconf.com/i/sac2018/
- (for SRC papers) https://www.softconf.com/i/sac-src2018/
Paper selection is based on the originality, technical contribution, presentation quality, and relevance to the Cognitive Computing Track. Some papers may be accepted as posters.