STIDS 2014 : Ninth International Conference on Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Defense, and Security

Country: USA

City: Fairfax

Abstr. due: 05.09.2014

Dates: 18.11.14 — 21.11.14

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences; Law;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: George Mason University


The Ninth International Conference on Semantic Technology for
Intelligence, Defense, and Security (STIDS 2014) will be held in
November 2014 at Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center. The main
conference will be held on November 19–20, with a tutorial session on
November 18 and a classified session at a venue to be announced for
those with TS/SCI clearances on November 21. 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.


This year the STIDS theme will be semantics in support of collaboration.
Paper submissions related to this topic are most welcome, though there
is no requirement for submissions to conform to the theme.


STIDS is an 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 technology researchers and recognized leaders from the target
application domains. To facilitate interchange among communities with a
clear commonality of interest but little history of interaction, 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. However,
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.


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

• Best practices in ontological engineering
• Biology and health
• Collaboration
• Command and Control (C2) and Situation Awareness (SA)
• Conditions that foster or inhibit outbreak of violence
• Controlled substance interception
• Course-of-action planning
• Cyberspace: defense, exploitation, and counter-attack
• Decision making
• Emergency response
• Ethnicity, religion, culture, and politics
• Financial analysis
• Human factors
• Infrastructure protection
• Information sharing
• Intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination
• International law
• Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
• Money laundering
• Predictive analysis
• Provenance, source credibility, and evidential pedigree
• Resiliency
• Risk analysis
• Science and Technology (S&T)
• Sensors and intelligence collection
• Social networks
• Spatial and temporal phenomena
• Uncertainty as it relates to ontologies and reasoning
• Usability issues
• Vulnerability assessment

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