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**Deadline Extended** -- Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense, and Security (STIDS 2015) -- Call for Papers

From: Amanda Vizedom <amanda.vizedom@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:40:31 -0400
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** Paper submission deadline extended to September 14, 2015 **

Tenth International Conference on
Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense, and Security
(STIDS 2015)
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
November 18–20, 2015

The Tenth International Conference on Semantic Technology for Intelligence,
Defense, and Security (STIDS 2015) will be held in November 2015 at
Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center on the George Mason University Fairfax
campus. The main conference will be held Thursday and Friday, November
19–20, with a tutorial session on Wednesday, November 18 and a classified
session at a venue to be announced for those with TS/SCI clearances on
November 17.

STIDS provides a forum for academia, government, and industry to share the
latest research on semantic technology for defense, intelligence, and
security applications. Semantic technology is a fundamental enabler to
achieve greater flexibility, precision, timeliness, and automation of
analysis and response to rapidly evolving threats.

* Conference Theme *

This year the STIDS theme will be semantics in cyber-physical systems.
Paper submissions related to this topic are most welcome, though there is
no requirement for submissions to conform to the theme.

* Audience *

STIDS is a premier opportunity for collaboration and cross-fertilization
between researchers and practitioners of semantic-based technology with
particular experience in the problems facing the Intelligence, Defense, and
Security communities. It will feature invited talks from prominent semantic
researchers and recognized leaders from the target application domains.

To facilitate interchange among communities with a clear commonality of
interest, STIDS encourages submissions that showcase original, significant
research as well as papers that present implementations and lessons learned
or discuss, compare, and evaluate the use of semantic techniques. In the
tradition of an academic conference, submissions are expected to make a
tangible contribution to the field of semantics, and so marketing white
papers and the like will not be accepted.

* Topic List *

STIDS welcomes the submission of papers related to semantic technology and
ontology relevant to the fields of Intelligence, Defense, and Security. We
are especially interested in papers on the following topics:

• Best practices in the engineering of ontologies

• Collaboration
• Command and Control (C2) and Situation Awareness (SA)
• Cyberspace: defense, exploitation, and counter-attack
• Decision making
• Economics and financial analysis
• Emergency response
• Human factors and usability issues related to semantic technologies
• Information sharing
• Infrastructure protection
• Intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination
• Law and law enforcement
• Planning: representation of and reasoning over plans and processes
• Predictive analysis
• Provenance, source credibility, and evidential pedigree
• Resiliency, risk analysis, and vulnerability assessment
• Science and technology (biology, health, chemistry, engineering, etc.)
• Sensor systems
• Sociology (social networks, ethnicity, religion, culture, politics, etc.)
• Spatial and temporal phenomena and reasoning
• Uncertainty as it relates to ontologies and reasoning

* Submission Details *

Submissions of technical papers or extended abstracts are welcomed. Each
submission will be evaluated for acceptability by at least three members of
the Program Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on
relevance to the above topic list, originality, potential significance, and
clarity. Because all accepted papers are to be presented at the conference,
we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered
participant committed to attending STIDS 2015. All accepted authors will be
invited to participate in a poster and demo session to provide an
opportunity for extended informal discussion.

Submissions are accepted only in electronic format and must closely follow
the US Letter version of the IEEE format for conference proceedings. For
complete details and to download LATEX or MS Word templates, choose the US
Letter size from the IEEE’s Manuscript Template webpage. Technical papers
must have between six and eight pages, including figures. Extended
abstracts must have between two and four pages. Submissions outside these
limits will not be reviewed. In addition, papers that, at the time of
submission, are under review for or have already been published in or
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference will not be
accepted to the STIDS conference.

Submissions for the general session must be unclassified and releasable in
a public forum. They should be sent via the conference submission site.
Details on submissions for the classified session will be posted on

* Important Dates *

Mon, September 14               Paper submission deadline **(extended)**
Fri, October 9                         Paper acceptance notification
Fri, October 16                       Early bird rates end
Mon, October 26                    Camera-ready papers due
Sat, November 14                  Presentations due
Tue, November 17                 Classified session
Wed, November 18                Tutorials
Thurs/Fri, November 19–20   Main Conference

* Program Committee *

• Carl Andersen, BBN Technologies
• Erik Blasch, AFRL
• Rommel Novaes Carvalho, Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General
• Werner Ceusters, SUNY at Buffalo
• Paulo Costa, George Mason University
• Ian Emmons, Raytheon BBN Technologies
• Matthew Fisher, Progeny Systems
• Mark Greaves, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
• Peter Haddawy, Mahidol University
• John Hebeler, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
• Terry Janssen, Quantum Cybersecurity Systems LLC
• Gregory Joiner, BBN Technologies
• Anne-Laure Jousselme, NATO Centre for Martime Research and
Experimentation (CMRE)
• Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University
• Dave Kolas, BBN Technologies
• Kathryn Laskey, George Mason University
• Louise Leenen, CSIR
• David Mireles, Raytheon BBN Technologies
• Ranjeev Mittu, US Naval Research Laboratory
• Jeffrey Morrison, Office of Naval Research
• Leo Obrst, MITRE
• Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University, CyLab
• Mary Parmelee, MITRE Corporation
• Andrew Perez-Lopez, BBN Technologies
• Plamen Petrov, Raytheon BBN Technologies
• Setareh Rafatirad, George Mason University
• Douglas Reid, Google
• Patrice Seyed, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
• Barry Smith, SUNY Buffalo
• Tony Stein, Raytheon BBN Technologies
• Kathleen Stewart, University of Maryland
• Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University
• Brian Ulicny, Thomson Reuters
• Amanda Vizedom, Criticollab, LLC
• Andrea Westerinen, Nine Points Solutions, LLC
• Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University

* Organizing Committee *

General Chairs:       Paulo Costa, George Mason University
                                Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon
Technical Chairs:    Ian Emmons, Raytheon BBN Technologies
                                Kathryn Laskey, George Mason University
Publicity Chair:        Amanda Vizedom, Criticollab, LLC
Tutorials Chair:        Mary Parmelee, MITRE Corporation

We look forward to seeing you in Fairfax!
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