Call for Papers, Posters & Tutorials

The 15th annual IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST ’16), will be held 10 – 12 May, 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, 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:

  • Cyber Security

  • Biometrics & Forensics

  • Land and Maritime Border Security

  • Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery and Response

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:

• Strategy and threat characterization, CONOPs, risk analysis,
• Modeling, simulation, experimentation, and exercises & training, and
• Testbeds, standards, performance and evaluations.


Contact Information

For more detailed information on the Call for Papers, Posters & Tutorials, as well as Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities, email:

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


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


Instructions for Paper, Poster and Tutorial Submissions

Prospective paper authors are invited to submit one or more detailed abstracts by November 30, 2015. These abstracts are to be three to four 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, by February 1, 2016. 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, fax, email and organizational affiliation within the four page limit. Attached to this should be a one page or shorter biography of the presenting author. Abstract submissions must be submitted to our conference submission site at: