Insitute 2024 on Artificial and Human Intelligence is an advanced training forum positioning research methodologies and perspectives from Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology & Human Development, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design Science. Institute 2024 is held at Schloss Dagstuhl (Germany) during September 22-27, 2024.

The institute consists of an integrated school, panel discussion, and young researcher forum; the institute is primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at early stage doctoral researchers and research-inclined students enrolled in a bachelors or masters programme. Institute participants include professional academics / researchers, doctoral candidates and industry professionals, and research-driven students. The institute hosts an invited faculty delivering lectures, intensive tutorials, and keynotes; opportunities also exist for young researchers to position ongoing / early stage research, discuss, and network with institute faculty and participants.

STUDENT PARTICIPANTION    /    Subsidised participation for full-time students at all levels -PhD, Masters, Bachelors- is available. All eligible and accepted student participants will be awarded a scholarship.

Human-Centred AI & Cognitive Technologies

The Institute addresses the formal & cognitive foundations for human-centred computing (for AI), and the human-centred design, development, and usability of cognitive technologies aimed at human-in-the-loop assistance & empowerment in decision-making, planning, creative-technical problem-solving, and automation.

The scientific agenda of the insitute emphasises development of novel foundational methods for human-centred AI keeping in mind: interpretability & explainability, generality / domain-independence and elaboration tolerance (of methods), community benchmarking, and re-usability.

Minds.  Experiences.  Technologies.

Of special interest is the design and development of artificial cognitive technologies where the human-centred modelling, interpretation, simulation, and synthesis of embodied cognitive experiences -e.g., encompassing multimodal perception and interaction- is critical.

Select application areas in focus include:

  • Autonomous Driving (Human-Centred Considerations)
  • Cognitive Robotics - Social Robotics
  • Cognitive Design Assistance Technologies
    e.g.,  Architecture and Built Environment Design,
    Visuoauditory (Narrative) Media Design
  • Creative Media Design Tech
  • Clinical Diagnostic Assistance Technologies
  • Technology-Assisted Education  /  Learning
  • [        ]

Lectures cover the full spectrum of research areas within the scope of the institute, encompassing AI, Cognition, Interaction, and Design.

Tutorials cover specific topics in focus, also addressed in the lectures, with significant ``hands-on'' detail and demonstration

The panel discussion will address questions pertaining to the design and development of human-centred AI and cognitive technologies where the human-centred modelling, interpretation, simulation, and synthesis of embodied cognitive experiences is critical.

The young researcher forum is an opportunity primarily (but not exclusively) for early stage doctoral researchers to present ongoing / planned work, and receive feedback from institute faculty and participants. The forum is generally open for all early career researchers desirous of discussing a research outlook.

Institute 2022 on Multimodality provides a consolidated perspective on the theoretical, methodological, and practical understanding of multimodality research. The institute agenda encompasses the relationships between multimodality studies across areas such as cognition, artificial intelligence, communications and media, data science, visuo-auditory media, and interaction studies. Details: www.

CoDesign 2017  /  The Bremen Summer of Cognition and Design consisted of a series of mutually complementary events in the areas of artificial intelligence, spatial cognition, design computing and cognition, creativity, multimodality, communication and media, and human-behaviour studies. Details: www

The International School on Human-Centred Computing (2016) held in Germany is a sientific precursor to Institute 2020, and 2024. HCC 2016 addressed Human-Centred Computing at the intersection of AI, Visuospatial Cognition, HCI, and Cognitive Science & Psychology. Details: HCC 2016 Booklet (PDF).