The main goal of the field of Augmented Cognition is to research and develop technologies 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 13th 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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Indicative topics/keywords of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed:

  • Adaptive Learning Systems
  • Augmented Cognition in Training and Education
  • Biotechnology and Neurotechnology
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Cognitive Load and Performance
  • Cognitive Modeling, Perception, Emotion and Interaction
  • Crowd-augmented cognition
  • Electroencephalography and Brain Activity Measurement
  • Human-Machine Symbiosis and Human-Machine Interface
  • Interactive technologies for population with special needs
  • Neural ergonomics and operational neural science
  • Neuro Function, Activity, Structure, and Technology
  • Novel brain-computer interface technologies
  • Physiological Measuring and Human Performance
  • Rehabilitation and Cognitive Aids
  • Reliable Neural-Interface Technology
  • The Era of Augmented Cognition: Theory and Practice
  • Understanding Human Cognition and Behavior in Complex Tasks and Environments
  • Program Chair


    SoarTech, USA

  • Program Chair


    Design Interactive, USA

  • Board Members

  • Brendan Z. Allison
    Guger Technologies OG / UC San Diego, United States
  • Amy Bolton
    Office of Naval Research, United States
  • Micah Clark
    Penn State, Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), United States
  • Martha E. Crosby
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
  • Fausto De Carvalho
    Altice Labs, Portugal
  • Dan Dolgin
    JD Farms, United Purpose, United States
  • Sven Fuchs
    Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
  • Rodolphe Gentili
    The University of Maryland, United States
  • Scott S. Grigsby
    Soar Technology, Inc., United States
  • Katy Hancock
    Murray State University, United States
  • Monte Hancock
    4Digital, United States
  • Frank Hannigan
    Quantum Improvements Consulting, United States
  • Robert Hubal
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  • Kurtulus Izzetoglu
    Drexel University, United States
  • Øyvind Jøsok
    Norwegian Cyber Defense Academy, Norway
  • Ion Juvina
    Wright State University, United States
  • Benjamin Knott
    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States
  • Benjamin J. Knox
    Norwegian Defence Cyber Academy, Norway
  • Julie Marble
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States
  • Chang S. Nam
    North Carolina State University, United States
  • Banu Onaral
    Drexel University, United States
  • Sarah Ostadabbas
    NorthEastern University, United States
  • Lesley Perg
    University of Minnesota, United States
  • Robinson Pino
    U.S. Department of Energy, United States
  • Mannes Poel
    University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Lauren Reinerman-Jones
    University of Central Florida, United States
  • Stefan Sütterlin
    Østfold University College, Norway
  • Suraj Sood
    University of West Georgia, United States
  • Ayoung Suh
    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Georgios Triantafyllidis
    Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Christian Wagner
    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Melissa Walwanis
    Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, United States
  • Quan Wang
    Yale University, United States
  • Martin Westhoven
    German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany