Keynote Speaker

Liang Zhou, Ph.D
Professor, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P. R. China


Charles Tijus, Ph.D

Director of the Cognitions Humaine et Artificielle Laboratory

Professeur de Psychologie cognitive - Université Paris 8, France

The making of cognitive internet-of-things

Charles Tijus


From clothes to cars, things are more and more connected (IOT). Because these Smart Things should have behavior their behavior adapted to their users, they must have proper decision-making computed on the understanding of the user’s context, situation, goal and task. To do so, for choosing among alternatives (hypothesis testing), IOT need to have some thinking and reasoning based dialogs with humans; for instance for managing who is doing what and when: the car will be driven by itself or by the drunk human driver?

The conception of such adapted epistemic dialogs (dialogs made decision-making based on knowledge acquisition) concerns much of the ICICE 2017 topics, such as information technology, innovation design, communication science & engineering, creative design, computer science, cultural & creative research... It includes motion computing (action and task analysis), emotion computing (affective computing and kansei engineering) as well as empathy and sympathy interpersonal parameters.

We will mainly develop our proposal about the three necessary components of epistemic dialogs developed by CIOT (Cognitive Internet-Of-Things): the PRAGMATIC, METACOGNITION and COGNITION dimensions. Then, for the purpose of modeling, from less to more situated scenarios, we argue that the COGNITION component is embedded in the METACOGNITION component that is in turn embedded in the PRAGMATIC and SEMANTIC component. The CIOT case studies are autonomous cars and Museum’s artworks.


Stephen D. Prior, Ph.D

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering,
University of Southampton, UK.

Qiuqi Ruan, Ph.D

Chair of IEEE Beijing Section

Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, P. R. China

Chang-Ren Chen

Professor, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University (KSU),
General secretary, Taiwan Green Since and Technology Alliance.


Chang-Ren Chen, PhD


Chun-Yen Chang, Ph.D

Chair Professor
Director of Science Education Center 
National Taiwan Normal University
Fellow, Taiwanese Institute of Knowledge Innovation (TIKI)