Systems Interfaces and Cognitive Processing (SICP)

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Definition: SICP supports warfighting needs through the development of seamless human-machine interfaces which learn and maintain rich models of their users over the course of numerous interactions; including their current state of knowledge, intentions, goals, priorities, needs and physiological state. SI&CP technology will discover, develop, and demonstrate cognitive processing models to support decision making and human understanding in complex dynamic environments. SI&CP technology will enable warfighters to engage collaboratively with autonomous systems, decision-support technologies, and human teammates in the most natural means possible, leading to reduced cognitive burden and increased mission effectiveness.


  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Human Cognitive Process Modeling
  • Decision-Making Models
  • Human State Modeling
  • Applied Neuroscience
  • Trust
  • Metrics & Measures of Effectiveness

End States, Technology Challenges/Gaps & Roadmaps:


The Systems Interfaces & Cognitive Processing Roadmap

Other Human Systems Materials

Published DoD Budget and Work Description (R2s) within System Interfaces (Excel)

Systems Interfaces and Cognitive Processing Solicitations (PDF)
(updated 11/5/12)

Updated 2/11/13