May 17 - 21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The 2nd International Workshop on Collaborative Trusted Sensing (TS 2010)

CALL FOR PAPERS



As part of
The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010)
http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/10/main/callForPapers.jsp



Submission Deadline:  January 18, 2010

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The daunting challenges of counter-terrorism and homeland defense drive a capabilities-based research strategy focused on the need to detect, mitigate, and prevent bold, asymmetric attacks or natural disasters.  Decision makers need to be able to find and resolve what is needed when it is needed in the minimum cognitive bandwidth ( Universal Situational Awareness ).  

Universal Situational Awareness can be defined as "the ability to detect and understand the capabilities, intents, and locations - as well as the ability to cause harm - of any entity, no matter where it is, what its nature is, or how it is organized."

This level of situational awareness requires a robust, multi-layer space (for global access, episodic events), air (regional, persistent surveillance and reconnaissance, continuous forensics), ground (proximate and varied), and cyberspace (anticipatory and forensic) sensing architecture with fused knowledge delivery enabling proactive/anticipatory/predictive/forensic capabilities. 

These capabilities, in turn, establish an "unblinking eye" over the area of interest, providing anticipatory and persistent decision support to a wide range of users in preparation for application of a wide range of tailored effects supporting a wide range of contingencies. 

In terms of the community's widely accepted situational awareness components:

One organization that is aggressively pursuing research in this area, the Air Force Research Laboratory, uses the term "Layered Sensing" to describe the combination of sensors, infrastructure, and collaborative exploitation techniques to:

"provide decision makers at all levels with timely, actionable, trusted, and relevant situation awareness to ensure their decisions achieve the desired effects.  Layered Sensing is characterized by the appropriate sensor or combination of sensors/platforms, collaborative infrastructure and exploitation capabilities to generate that awareness."

This workshop on Collaborative Trusted Sensing - to be held as part of the 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'10) - will focus on assessing the state of the art in all phases (sensing, routing and storing, discovery, transformation, analysis, visualization, and exploitation) of Layered Sensing products.  The objective is to highlight key issues, and possible solution spaces, to use collaboration techniques, tools and principles to realize the Layered Sensing situational awareness vision.  We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry in this emerging collaboration specialty.  The special session scope covers all aspects of sensor technology, wireless sensor networking, and applications of networked sensor systems

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topic areas of interest for this workshop focus in three fundamental areas:  the underlying science of establishing trust (where actors will likely be unknown and/or have various levels of trustworthiness); measurement and portrayal of trust to decision makers; and abstraction limits in accurately modeling trust in M&S efforts. 

Topics of interest in the underlying science of establishing trust include:  
Topics of interest in the measurement and portrayal of trust to decision makers include:  
Topics of interest in abstraction limits in accurately modeling trust in M&S efforts include: 

PAPER SUBMISSION
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers to the workshop organizers by December 20, 2009.  Electronic (pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to Michael.Nowak@wpafb.af.mil and zywienm@saic.com .  For other review electronic formats, please check with the organizer.  Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE single-spaced, double-column format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee.  Include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included.  If accepted, the final manuscript will follow the CTS 2010 format that is available on the conference Web site at http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/10/main/callForPapers.jsp .

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.  Initial selection will be based on full papers.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, once accepted.  All accepted papers are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission Deadline     January 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 9, 2010
Registration and Camera Ready Manuscript Due March 1, 2010


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Michael J. Nowak
Air Force Research Lab
2241 Avionics Circle
WPAFB, OH 45433-7334
Voice:  (937) 320-9068 x182
Fax: (937) 320-9037
michael.nowak@wpafb.af.mil

Michael L. Zywien
SAIC
4031 Col Glenn Highway
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Voice:  (937) 431-4303
Fax: (937) 431-2244
zywienm@saic.com


Technical Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members. 

If you have questions regarding workshop paper submission or the workshop content, please contact the workshop organizers.   

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral consortium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Symposium's web site at URL: http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/10/main/callForPapers.jsp   or contact one of the Symposium's Co-Chairs: Bill McQuay at William.McQuay@us.af.mil and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org .


 

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