The International Journal of Cognitive Informatics & Natural Intelligence (IJCINI)  

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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR COGNITIVE INFORMATICS

(ICfCI)

 

 

The International Center for Cognitive Informatics (ICfCI) is a worldwide research network on CI in collaboration  with  preeminent  scholars,  researchers,  and  institutions.  The  coordinator  of  ICfCI  is Prof. Y. Wang at the University of Calgary, Canada.

 

 

  Cognitive Informatics (CI)

 

Cognitive Informatics (CI) is the transdisciplinary study into the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the Natural Intelligence (NI) human brains and minds and their engineering applications in computing, ICT, and healthcare  industries.  

 

CI is a cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research area that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computation, software engineering, AI, cybernetics, cognitive science, neuropsychology, medical science, systems science, philosophy, linguistics, economics, management science, and life sciences. The development and the cross fertilization between the aforementioned science and engineering disciplines  have led to a whole range of extremely interesting new research areas known as CI and NI. Almost all of the hard problems yet to be solved in those disciplines are stemmed from the fundamental constraints of the brain and the understanding of its cognitive mechanisms and  processes.

 

Current research areas on theories and applications of CI are as follows:

  

   - Theories and models of cognitive informatics

   - Natural intelligence

   - Autonomic computing

   - Neuroinformatics

   - Descriptive mathematical means for CI 

        

 

  International Collaborations in CI

 

ICfCI currently encompasses the following researchers and organizations in collaboration:

 

    Prof. Yingxu Wang (ICfCI, IEEE-ICCI, Univ. of Calgary)  

    Prof. James Anderson (Brown Univ.)

    Prof. John Bickle (Univ. of Cincinnati)

    Prof. Christine Chan (Univ. of Regina)

    Prof. Michael Dawson  (Univ. of Alberta)

    Dr. Frank L. Greitzer (Pacific Northwest National Lab)  

    Prof. Ray Jennings (Simon Fraser Univ.)

    Prof. Witold Kinsner (Univ. of Manitoba)

    Prof. Bernard Moulin (Univ. of Laval)  

    Prof. Witold Pedrycz (Univ. of Alberta)

    Prof. Zhongzhi Shi (Academy of Sciences, China)   

    Prof. Yiyu Yao (Univ. of Regina)  

 

     

 

 

 The IEEE Annual International Conferences on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)

 

      - 1st  ICCI'02, Calgary, Canada, 2002

      - 2nd ICCI'03, London, UK, 2003

      - 3rd  ICCI'04, Victoria, Canada, 2004

      - 4th  ICCI'05, Irvine, California, 2005

      - 5th  ICCI'06, Beijing, China, 2006

      - 6th  ICCI'07, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 2007

      - 7th  ICCI'08, Madrid, Spain, 2008

      - 8th  ICCI'09, Hong Kong, 2009

 

 

The Steering Committee of IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (IEEE-ICCI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Selected Papers on Cognitive Informatics (CI)

 

Journal Papers on CI 

 

Wang, Y. (2007), The Theoretical Framework of Cognitive Informatics, The International

       Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCiNi), IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA,

       USA, 1(1), Jan., pp. 1-27. [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2007), On Laws of Work Organization in Human Cooperation, The International Journal

       of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCINI), IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA, USA, 1(2),

       April, pp. 1-15. [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2007), The OAR Model of Neural Informatics for Internal Knowledge Representation

       in the Brain, The International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCINI),

       IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA, USA, 1(3), July, pp. 64-75. [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2007), Toward Theoretical Foundations of Autonomic Computing, The International

       Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCINI), IPI Publishing, USA, 1(3), July,

       pp.1-16. [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. and W. Kinsner (2006), Recent Advances in Cognitive Informatics, IEEE

       Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (C), Vol.36, No. 2, March, pp.121-123.

 

Wang, Y., Y. Wang, S. Patel, and D. Patel (2006), A Layered Reference Model of the Brain,

        IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (C), Vol.36, No. 2, March, pp.124-133.

        [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2006), On the Informatics Laws and Deductive Semantics of Software, IEEE

        Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (C), Vol.36, No. 2, March, pp.161-171.  [PDF]

Wang, Y. and Y. Wang (2006), Cognitive Informatics Models of the Brain, IEEE

        Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (C), Vol.26, No. 2, March, pp. 203-207.

 

Shao, J.  and Y. Wang (2003), A New Measure of Software Complexity based on

        Cognitive Weights, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

         Vol.28, No.2, pp.69-74.

 

Wang, Y. (2003), Cognitive Informatics: A New Transdisciplinary Research Field,

        Brain and Mind: A Transdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy, Vol.4, No.2.

        pp.115-127.  

 

Wang, Y., D. Liu, and Y. Wang (2003), Discovering the Capacity of Human Memory,

        Brain and Mind: A Transdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy, Vol.4, No.2,

        pp.189-198.   [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2003), On Cognitive Informatics, Brain and Mind: A Transdisciplinary Journal of

        Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy, Vol.4, No.2, pp.151-167.   [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2003), Using Process Algebra to Describe Human and Software Behaviors,

        Brain and Mind: A Transdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy, Vol.4, No.2,

        pp.199-213.

 

Wang, Y. (2003), On the Latest Development in Cognitive Informatics, ACM Software

        Engineering Notes (SEN), Vol.27, No.2, March, pp. 28.

 

Wang, Y. (2002), The Real-Time Process Algebra (RTPA), The International Journal of Annals

        of Software Engineering, Vol. 14, Oct., pp. 235-274.   [PDF]

 

Wang, Y. (2008), On Concept Algebra, The International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural

        Intelligence (IJCINI), IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA, USA, to appear.

 

Wang, Y. (2008), On System Algebra, The International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural

        Intelligence (IJCINI), IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA, USA, to appear.

 

 

Books on CI

 

        Wang, Y. (2007), Introduction to Cognitive Informatics: Foundations for Natural Intelligence

               and Autonomic Computing, IPI Advanced Series in Cognitive Informatics and Natural

               Intelligence, IPI Publishing, Vol. 1, to appear.

 

        Wang, Y. ed.  (2007), Annals of Cognitive Informatics, IPI Advanced Series in Cognitive

               Informatics and Natural Intelligence, IPI Publishing, Vol. 2, to appear.

 

 

Proceedings of ICCI

 

Du, Z., Y, Wang, and W. Kinsner eds. (2007), Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International 

       Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'07), Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, IEEE Computer

       Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 1-4244-1327-3, 650pp. (to appear)

 

Yao, Y., Z. Shi, Y, Wang, and W. Kinsner eds. (2006), Proceedings of the 5th IEEE 

       International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'06), Vol. I & II, Beijing, China,

       IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 1-4244-0475-4, 1008pp.

 

Kinsner, W., D. Zhang, Y, Wang and J. Tsai eds. (2005), Proceedings of the 4th IEEE 

       International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'05), UCI, California, USA,

       IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 0-7803-9136-5, 356pp.

 

Chan, C., W. Kinsner, Y, Wang and M. Miller eds. (2004), Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE 

       International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'04), Victoria, Canada, IEEE Computer

       Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 0-7695-2190-8, 269pp.

 

Patel, D., Patel, S., and Wang, Y. eds. (2003), Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE 

       International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'03), London, UK, IEEE Computer

       Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 0-7695-1986-5, 227pp.

 

Wang, Y., R.H. Johnston, and M.R. Smith, eds. (2002), Proceedings of the 1st IEEE 

       International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'02), Calgary, Canada, IEEE Computer

       Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., July, ISBN: 0-7695-1724-2, 370pp.

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     Keynote Speeches on CI

 

Wang, Y. (2006), Cognitive Informatics - Towards the Future Generation Computers that

       Think and Feel, Keynote speech, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics

       (ICCI'06), Beijing, China, IEEE CS Press, July, pp. 3-7.

 

Latombe, J.C. (2006), Probabilistic Roadmaps: A Motion Planning Approach Based on Active

       Learning, Keynote speech, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics

       (ICCI'06), Beijing, China, IEEE CS Press, July, pp. 1-2.

 

Kinsner, W. (2006), Towards Cognitive Machines: Multiscale Measures and Analysis, Keynote

       speech, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'06), Beijing, China,

       IEEE CS Press, July, pp. 8-14.

 

Anderson, J.A. (2005), Cognitive Computation: The Ersatz Brain Projects, Keynote speech, The

       4th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'05), Univ. of California, Irvine, USA,

       IEEE CS Press, August, pp.2-3.

 

Wang, Y. (2005), Psychological Experiments on the Cognitive Complexities of Fundamental

        Control Structures of Software Systems, Keynote speech, The 4th IEEE International

        Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'05), Univ. of California, Irvine, USA, IEEE CS

        Press, August, pp.4-5. 

 

Kinsner, W. (2005), Review of Recent Development in Cognitive Informatics, Keynote speech,

        The 4th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'05), Univ. of California, Irvine,

        USA, IEEE CS Press, August, pp.6-8.

 

Jennings, R. (2004), Language, Logic, and the Brain, Keynote speech, The 3rd IEEE International

        Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'04), Victoria, Canada, IEEE CS Press, August, pp. 2.

 

Wang, Y. (2004), On Autonomic Computing and Cognitive Processes, Keynote speech,

        The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'04), Victoria, Canada, IEEE

        CS Press, August, pp. 3-5.

 

Bickle, J. (2003), Ruthless Reductionism in Recent Neuroscience, The 2nd IEEE International

        Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'03), London, UK, IEEE CS Press, August, pp. 3. 

 

Wang, Y. (2003), On Cognitive Mechanisms of the Eyes: the Sensor vs. the Browser of the

        Brain, Keynote speech, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'03),

        London, UK, IEEE CS Press, August, pp. 225.  

 

Fogarty, T. (2003), Autonomic Concept Evaluation, Keynote speech, The 2nd IEEE International

        Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'03), London, UK, IEEE CS Press, August, pp. 89.

 

Wang, Y. (2003), Cognitive Informatics Models of Software Agents and Autonomic

        Computing, Keynote speech, The First International Conference on Agent-Based Technologies

        and Systems (ATS'03), Univ. of Calgary Press, Canada, August, pp. 25-26.

 

Wang, Y. (2003), The Real-Time Process Algebra (RTPA), Invited speech, The UNU/IIST 10th

        Anniversary Colloquium on Formal Methods at the Cross Roads: From Panacea to Foundational

        Support, LNCS 2757, Springer, Lisbon, Portugal, March.

 

Wang, Y. (2002), The Latest Development on Cognitive Informatics, Keynote speech, The 8th

        International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems (OOIS'02), LNCS 2452,

        Springer, Montpellier, France, Sept., pp. 3-4.

 

Wang, Y. (2002), On Cognitive Informatics, Keynote speech, The First IEEE International

        Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'02), IEEE CS Press, Calgary, Canada, Aug, pp.34-42. 

 

Wang, Y. (2002), On the Information Laws of Software, Keynote speech, The First IEEE

        International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'02), IEEE CS Press, Calgary, AB., Canada,

        August, pp. 132-141.