We are currently seeking technical paper and poster session submissions in each of the areas noted above. Papers examining the feasibility of transition to practice will also be considered. This year, papers focused on DHS high-priority technology gaps will be of particular interest. All areas will cover the following common topics:•Strategy and threat characterization, operational concepts, risk analysis;•Modeling, simulation, experimentation, and exercises & training; and•Testbeds, standards, performance and evaluations.This year’s event will once again showcase selected technical papers and posters highlighting emerging technologies in the areas of:CybersecurityBiometrics & ForensicsLand & Maritime Borders & Critical Infrastructure ProtectionHumanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief
2018 IEEE International Symposium onTechnologies for Homeland Security
Important Dates:Paper & Poster Extended Abstracts Deadline: May 1, 2018Paper, Poster Acceptance Notification Deadline:July 2, 2018Final Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
Paper Submissions Prospective paper authors are invited to submit one or more detailed extended abstracts by May 1, 2018. These abstracts are to be three to seven pages in length (minimum 12 point font) and will serve as the basis for acceptance of papers for the conference. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection), with any applicable comments, on July 2, 2018. Depending on program needs, some prospective paper authors may be asked to present a poster in lieu of an oral paper presentation. The abstract should include the authors(s) title, name, address, phone, email and organizational affiliation within the page limit. Attached to this should be a one page or shorter biography of the presenting author. A completed paper, is required only from authors receiving a notice of acceptance from the conference. This paper should be prepared in standard IEEE format and not exceed seven pages, including all illustrations and references. Technical papers must not substantially overlap with material published at or simultaneously submitted to another venue. Final papers are due September 15, 2018.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 the paper submission process and the preference for a poster presentation indicated. Authors will be notified of the review result (i.e., acceptance or rejection) and any applicable comments on July 2, 2018.Please note: Accepted paper and poster submissions will require at least one author to register and pay the conference fee. The organizers of HST, as well as our attendees, expect all accepted papers and posters to be presented at the conference. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented.