Video of Xi'an

Conference Programs

The conference will last four days, from 10 July to 13 July. The first day (Monday) will be for tutorials. We anticipate 16 tutorial sessions, and the number of tutorials can be increased to 24 tutorial sessions with ease. The main conference will run from Tuesday to Thursday and will comprise 9 regular oral tracks, a poster session, and a student program. Each day of the main conference will begin with a keynote/plenary talk, given by key researchers with established reputations so as to attract those otherwise are unlikely to attend. Some tentative session tracks include:

1. Theory and Representation:

Probability theory, Bayesian inference, fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, Dempster-Shafer theory, belief functions, logic-based fusion and preference aggregation, random sets, point processes, finite set statistics,analytic combinatorics, topic modeling.

2. Algorithms:

Registration, detection, localization and signal processing, automatic target recognition and classification, nonlinear filtering, tracking and data association, automated situation assessment, prediction, pattern and behavioral analysis, distributed fusion, process and sensor resource management.

3. Solution Paradigms:

Sequential inference, data mining, graph analysis, machine learning, ontology.

4. Data Specific Processing and Fusion:

Image and video, radar, passive sensors; soft data sources.

5. Modeling, Simulation, and Evaluation:

Target and sensor modeling, benchmarks, testbeds, fusion performance modeling and evaluation.

6. Applications:

Aided fusion, sensor networks, persistent surveillance, defense and intelligence, security, robotics, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, economics and financial, environmental monitoring, medical care, bioinformatics.

Student Program:

Best student paper awards and special presentations, student travel aids.