|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.|
|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|
|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
David Balenson, SRI International
Emily Frye, MITRE
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:
For more detailed information on the Call for Papers, Posters & Tutorials, as well as Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be made at the following website, https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HST2015/
Targets include: Small events (10s - 100s of victims), large events (1,000s - 10,000) catastrophic events (>100,000s)
Targets include: Individuals, facilities and monuments, airports and airspace, seaports and maritime, transportation infrastructure, land borders and ports of entry
Targets include: Federal National networks, computers and control systems
Targets include: People and assets.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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/
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.
A limited number of sponsorships and exhibit packages are available. To learn more, visit the symposium website or contact or email@example.com.