Call: 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications

2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications
December 6-9, Athens, Greece


Organized under Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2016)

Paper submission deadline: extended to August 15, 2016

Symposium Organizers:
Rafael Falcon, Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada (Symposium (Chair)
Marco Cococcioni, University of Pisa, Italy (TPC co-chair)
Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada (TPC co-chair)


Given the rapidly changing and increasingly complex nature of global security, we continue to witness a remarkable interest within the defense and security communities in novel, adaptive and resilient techniques that can cope with the challenging problems arising in this domain. These challenges are brought forth not only by the overwhelming amount of data reported by a plethora of sensing and tracking modalities, but also by the emergence of innovative classes of decentralized, mass-scale communication protocols and connectivity frameworks such as cloud computing, sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems and the Internet of Things. Realizing that traditional techniques have left many important problems unsolved, and in some cases, not addressed, further efforts have to be undertaken in the quest for algorithms and methodologies that can accurately detect and easily adapt to emerging threats.

This symposium aims at publishing high-quality research efforts rooted in Computational Intelligence as applied to defense and security problems. First-class contributions addressing research challenges in these areas and their CI-based solutions (i.e., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, rough sets, granular computing, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) are solicited.


Papers should present original work validated via analysis, simulation or experimentation, including but not limited to the following topics:

Advanced Architectures for Defense Operations

  • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
  • Hard-Soft Data Fusion
  • Context-Aware Data Fusion
  • Employment of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Intelligence Gathering and Exploitation
  • Mine Detection
  • Situation Assessment
  • Impact Assessment
  • Process and User Refinement
  • Automatic Target Recognition
  • Mission Weapon Pairing and Assignment
  • Sensor Cueing and Tasking
  • Self-Healing Systems

Modeling and Simulation of Defense Operations

  • Logistics Support
  • Mission Planning and Execution
  • Resource Management
  • Red Teaming
  • Computational Red Teaming
  • Course of Action Generation and Recommendation
  • Models for War Games
  • Risk-Aware Decision Support
  • Multi-Agent Based Simulation
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Strategic Planning
  • Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency
  • Behavioral or Cognitive Learning
  • Human Modeling: Behavior, Emotion, Motion

Security Applications

  • Surveillance
  • Suspect Behavior Profiling
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Automated Handling of Dangerous Situations or People
  • Stationary or Mobile Object Detection, Recognition and Classification
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Cyber-Security
  • Air, Maritime & Land Security
  • Network Security
  • Biometrics Security
  • Authentication Technologies


Brijesh Verma – Central Queensland University, Australia
Maikel Leon Espinosa – University of Miami, USA
David Van-Veldhuizen – Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Gwanggil Jeon – Incheon National University, Korea
Jayadeva Jayadeva – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Chyon Hae Kim – Iwate University, Japan
Mihail Popescu – University of Missouri, USA
Mark Rempel – Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Daniel Ashlock – University of Guelph, Canada
Phillip Curtis – University of Ottawa, Canada
Nathalie Japkowicz – Northern Illinois University, USA
Slawomir Wesolkowski – Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Bao Nguyen – Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Gary Fogel – Natural Selection, Inc., USA
Derek Anderson – Mississippi State University, USA
Ahmed Ghanmi – Defence Research & Development Canada, Canada
Diana Inkpen – University of Ottawa, Canada
Gerry Dozier – North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Tokunbo Makanju – York University, Canada
Ruggero Donida Labati – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Stuart Rubin – SSC-SD, USA
Xiao Luo – Dalhousie University, Canada
George Yee – Carleton University, Canada
Lam Thu Bui – LeQuyDon Technical University, Viet Nam
Erik Blasch – Air Force Research Lab, USA
Eric Granger – École de technologie supérieure, Canada
Fred Petry – Naval Research Lab, USA
Canicious Abeynayake – Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul – Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Alex Bourque – NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), Italy
Khalid Shahbar – Dalhousie University, Canada
Colin Bellinger – University of Ottawa, Canada
Gunes Kayacik – Fair Isaac Corporation, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Ali Vahdat – Dalhousie University, Canada
Axel Bender – DST Group, Australia
Zhen Ding – DRDC Ottawa, Canada
Christopher Strode – NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), Italy
Emanuel Coelho – NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), Italy
Nur Zincir-Heywood – Dalhousie University, Canada
Timothy Havens – Michigan Technological University, USA
Raul Vicen – NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), Italy
Luc Pigeon – Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Rafael Bello – Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba
Jean Roy – DGSTCO, Valcartier Research Centre, DRDC, Canada
Maxwell Dondo – DRDC Ottawa, Canada
Nizar Sakr – University of Ottawa, Canada
Mario Garza-Fabre – University of Manchester, UK
Ricardo Navarro – Iwate University, Japan
Gonzalo Nápoles – Hasselt Universiteit, Belgium
Anne-Claire Boury-Brisset – DRDC Valcartier, Canada


Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor is presently under review for another refereed publication.

Please follow the instructions posted on


  • Paper submission: August 15, 2016
  • Notification to authors: September 12, 2016
  • Final submission: October 10, 2016
  • Early registration: October 10, 2016
  • Conference dates: December 6-9, 2016
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