The main goal of the field of Augmented Cognition is to research and develop adaptive systems capable of extending the information management capacity of individuals through computing technologies. Augmented Cognition research and development is therefore focused on accelerating the production of novel concepts in human- system integration and includes the study of methods for addressing cognitive bottlenecks (e.g., limitations in attention, memory, learning, comprehension, visualization abilities, and decision making) via technologies that assess the user's cognitive status in real time. A computational interaction employing such novel system concepts monitors the state of the user, through behavioral, psychophysiological and/or neurophyiological data acquired from the user in real time, and then adapts or augments the computational interface to significantly improve their performance on the task at hand.

The Augmented Cognition (AC) Conference, an affiliated conference of the HCI International Conference, arrived at its 16th edition, solicits papers from academics, researchers, industry and professionals, on a broad range of theoretical and applied issues related to Augmented Cognition and its applications.

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The related topics include, but are not limited to:

The related topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Augmented Cognition: Evolving Theory and Practice
  • Neural Ergonomics and Operational Neural Science
  • Physiological Measuring and Human Performance in Operational Settings
  • Understanding Human Cognition and Behavior in Complex Tasks and Environments
  • Brain Activity Measurement: electroencephalography, fNIRS, eye tracking
  • Cognitive Load and Performance
  • Applied Cognitive Modeling, Perception, Emotion and Interaction
  • Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence for adaptive training systems
  • Closed-Loop Human-Machine Design and Development
  • Crowd-augmented cognition
  • Biofeedback for applied science
  • Shared Cognition, Team performance, and Decision Making
  • Context aware adaptive techniques and systems
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Techniques for augmented cognition applications
  • Accelerated Learning through augmented learning and training
  • Predictive technologies for enhancing real world performance
  • Novel brain-computer interface technologies
  • Rehabilitation and Cognitive Aids
  • Interactive technologies for population with special needs
  • Program Chair


    SoarTech, USA

  • Program Chair


    Design Interactive, USA

  • Board Members

  • Bob Armstrong
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, United States
  • Nitesh Bhatia
    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Keith W. Brawner
    Army Futures Command, United States
  • Martha E. Crosby
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, United States
  • Fausto De Carvalho
    Altice Labs, Portugal
  • Daniel Dolgin, United States
  • Peter Drewes
    Business Intelligence, Lockheed Martin, United States
  • Rodolphe Gentili
    University of Maryland-College Park, United States
  • Rebecca Grier
    Microsoft, Ireland
  • Monte Hancock
    4Digital, United States
  • Kurtulus Izzetoglu
    Drexel University, United States
  • Ion Juvina
    Wright State University, United States
  • Benjamin J. Knox
    Norwegian Cyber Defence, Norway
  • Donald Kretz
    Applied Research Associates, Inc., United States
  • Ricardo G. Lugo
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Ranjeev Mittu
    Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Chang Nam
    North Carolina State University, United States
  • Arne Norlander
    NORSECON, Sweden
  • Kevin Ott
    Simulation and Training - Independent, United States
  • Stefan Sütterlin
    Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany
  • Suraj Sood
    Autism Behavior Consultants, United States
  • Ana Rita Teixeira
    Coimbra Polytechnic - ESEC / Aveiro University - IEETA, Portugal
  • Martin Westhoven
    Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany
  • Ren Xu
    g.tec medical engineering GmbH & Guger Technologies, Austria