The 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2005)

May 15-20, 2005
Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

In technical cooperation with the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society


Conducting Business in Network Centric Collaborative Environments

Moderator: Vance Saunders
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., USA


Paul Bailor

Director, C2/ISR Enterprise Architectures, Lockheed-Martin Corp., USA

Charles Cohen

Vice President for Research and Development, Cybernet Systems Corp., USA

Ann Miller

Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

Barbra Sorensen

Senior Research Scientist, US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


The development of the World Wide Web (or Internet) has provided the ability to connect the entire world together. Thousands of web servers located around the world allow users to connect and communicate with one another. Additionally, a huge transaction based product sales business has evolved via the Internet. For many, the next generation of the Internet needs to focus on collections of servers and users working collectively together to solve problems. Grids and the Global Information Grid (GIG) are terms associated with enabling technologies that provide the framework for collections of servers and users to work together. Network Centric Operations and/or Network Centric Warfare are terms that refer to the actual concepts, applications, and processes that will execute on the GIG and solve real world problems. Moving to this "next generation Internet" provides many exciting opportunities as well as many difficult challenges. This year's panel will explore these opportunities and challenges from several different perspectives: government, defense industry, commercial industry and academia.


Dr. Paul Bailor. As the Program Director for the Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN) Program with United States Strategic Command, Dr. Bailor provides senior leadership, technical expertise, technical oversight, and programmatic oversight for ISPAN. Dr Bailor is also a Lockheed Martin Certified Systems of Systems Architect specializing in Command and Control Systems. In this capacity, Dr Bailor provides senior technical leadership for enterprise architecture, system engineering, and technology insertion efforts for the Command and Control Systems business area within LM IS&S/DoD Systems. Prior to coming to Lockheed Martin, Dr. Bailor enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career in the USAF. Some of his job assignments included: Director of Advanced Technology Integration for HQ Air Intelligence Agency where he directed multiple information operations projects and provided the technical vision and management for the Agency's advanced technology integration laboratory. From 1990 to 1996 Dr. Bailor was Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) where he taught in the advanced degree software engineering courses, and he served as the Deputy Head for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Dr. Charles Cohen. Dr. COHEN has been working in the fields of simulation, image processing, robotics, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence for over a decade. He is currently the Vice President for Research and Development for Cybernet Systems Corporation. He has been the project manager for many projects for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Navy, and Army), and other government agencies. Dr. Cohen's current research interests are in networks, gesture recognition, image processing, estimation theory, system integration, visual communications, machine vision, and perceptually coupled systems.

Dr. Ann Miller. Dr. Miller is the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Previously, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Space for the U. S. Department of the Navy. For a portion of that time, she also served as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO). Dr. Miller also served as Director for Information Technologies, U. S. Department of Defense Research and Engineering. Prior to that, she served for over 12 years with Motorola, Inc. where she held a variety of technical and managerial positions, including Chief Software Engineer for Motorola's Tactical Secure Communications Office and for Motorola's Satellite Communications Division. Dr. Miller holds one U. S. patent in satellite communications, has co-authored three books, and is the author of more than 60 articles and monographs. Her research involves the security, reliability, and survivability of large-scale networked systems. Dr. Miller currently chairs the NATO Information Systems Technology Panel. She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Communications, Computer, and Reliability Societies.

Dr. Barbra Sorensen. Dr Barbara Sorensen is a Senior Research Scientist with the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Warfighter Readiness Research Division. She possesses extensive background in research, development and implementation of Joint Service and International Programs. She is currently Program Manager for 25 Small Business Innovative Research Programs ranging from Operations Other Than War and International Emergency Response to Coalition Warfighter Integration and Critical Senior Leader Decision Making. She is adapting Multi Intelligent Agent Technology, Modeling and Simulation, and Advanced Math Models to enhance Land, Sea, Air and Space domains.