2015 IEEE International Symposium on

Technologies for Homeland Security

14-16 April 2015, Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA

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Important Dates

Paper Abstract Deadline: August 10. 2014
Paper Submission Invitation Issued: August 25, 2014
Final Paper Submission and Tutorial Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2014
Paper, Poster and Tutorial Acceptance Notification: December 15, 2014
All deadlines are by midnight Eastern Time.

Organizing Committee

General Chair: James Flavin, MIT
Deputy Chair: Fausto Molinet, Matrix Internationale
Technical Co-Chairs: Gerald Larocque MIT Lincoln Laboratory Mike French, MITRE
Tutorials Chair: Anthony Serino, Raytheon
Business Program Chair: Andrea Marsh, Battelle
Local Arrangement Chair: Robert Alongi, IEEE Boston
Publications Chair: Adam Norige, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Sponsorship/Exhibits Chair: Fausto Molinet, Matrix Internationale
Special Advisor to the Chair: Lennart Long, ARA
Registration Chair: Karen Safina, IEEE Boston

Technical Committee

Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery and Response: Bob Connors, Raytheon
Kenneth Crowther, MITRE
Biometrics & Forensics: Kevin Brady MIT Lincoln Laboratory
James L. Wayman, San Jose State University
Land and Maritime Border Security: Daniel Cousins, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Rich Moro, Raytheon Company
Cyber Security: David Balenson, SRI International
Emily Frye, MITRE

2015 IEEE HST Symposium Call for Papers, Posters & Tutorials

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The 14th annual IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST ’15), will be held 14-16 April, 2015, in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area. This symposium brings together innovators from leading academic, industry, business, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, and government programs to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results.

Produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS S&T, IEEE Boston Section, and IEEE-USA and organizational support from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, Battelle, and MITRE, this year’s event will once again showcase selected technical paper and posters highlighting emerging technologies in the areas of:

We are currently seeking technical paper, poster and tutorial session submissions in each of the areas noted above. Submissions should focus on technologies with applications available for implementation within about five years. All areas will cover the following common topics:

Contact Information

For more detailed information on the Call for Papers, Posters & Tutorials, as well as Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities, email: information@ieee-hst.org. Submissions should be made at the following website, https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HST2015/

Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery and Response

Targets include: Small events (10s - 100s of victims), large events (1,000s - 10,000) catastrophic events (>100,000s)

Land and Maritime Border Security

Targets include: Individuals, facilities and monuments, airports and airspace, seaports and maritime, transportation infrastructure, land borders and ports of entry

Cyber Security

Targets include: Federal National networks, computers and control systems

Biometrics & Forensics

Targets include: People and assets.



Call for Tutorials

We seek tutorials in related areas. Tutorials may be either 90 minutes or 3 hours long. Submissions should include the title, a brief description of the topic for the tutorial and intended audience, the intended length, and a short biography of the presenter(s).  Send submissions to tutorials@ieee-hst.org.

Call for Business Program Topics

We are looking for suggestions for topics to be discussed in the business program. Examples might be ‘Doing Business with State and Local government entities’, ‘A review of the DHS SBIR/BAA process.’ Send suggestions to businessprogram@ieee-hst.org.

Instructions for Paper, Poster and Tutorial Submissions

Paper Submissions

Prospective paper authors are invited to submit one or more abstracts by August 10, 2014. The abstracts will be reviewed for relevance to the symposium. The review results and Paper Submission Invitations will be issued by August 25, 2014. Authors who receive Submission Invitations will be invited to submit a full paper for review and a final acceptance decision by November 1, 2014. Please note that receiving a Submission Invitation does NOT imply final acceptance of paper for presentation. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection), with any applicable comments, by December 15, 2014. Depending on program needs, some prospective paper authors may be asked to present a poster in lieu of an oral paper presentation.

Therefore, for a successful paper presentation, two submissions are required:

(1) An abstract indicating interest and a one-page biography of the proposed speaker. The abstract should be 4000 characters maximum, including the authors(s) title, name, address, phone, fax, email and organizational affiliation. Attached to this should be the biography of the presenting author. The abstract will be reviewed for applicability to this symposium.

(2) A completed paper, is required only from authors receiving a Submission Invitation. This paper should be prepared in standard IEEE format and not exceed six pages, including all illustrations and references. This paper will be carefully reviewed for relevance to the symposium, technical merit, and contribution to the pertinent body of knowledge by the Technical Program Committee. The paper will be accepted or rejected for the symposium on this basis. Technical papers must not substantially overlap with material published at or simultaneously submitted to another venue.

Poster Submissions

Some authors may prefer to present their work as a poster presentation. In this case, an abstract should be prepared and submitted in accordance with Item 1 of the paper submission process and indicate the preference for a poster presentation. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection) and any applicable comments, by December 15, 2014.

Please note: Accepted papers and posters, submissions will require at least one author to register and pay the symposium fee. The organizers of HST, as well as our attendees, expect all accepted papers and posters to be presented at the symposium. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the symposium if the paper is not presented.

All submissions should be made at the following website: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HST2015/

Publishing Information

All papers and posters will be published on the symposium proceedings and distributed to symposium attendees. Extended versions of selected full technical papers that meet the publishing requirements may be published in selected journals and in the IEEE Xplore as part of the IEEE Symposium Publication Program.

Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

A limited number of sponsorships and exhibit packages are available. To learn more, visit the symposium website or contact or sponsorship@ieee-hst.org.

For more information on the symposium, see the website, www.ieee-hst.org or email, information@ieee-hst.org.