Call for Papers
Modern military operations are conducted in a complex, multidimensional, highly dynamic and disruptive environment sometimes with unanticipated partners and irregular adversaries. In today’s scenarios military commanders operate under strong time pressures and high operational tempo. Commanders have increasingly limited time to obtain an accurate assessment of the situation, to assess potential courses of action, and to make decisions. Furthermore, they need to draw from all possible sources to ensure that the most complete and relevant picture can be created of the situation, in near real-time, and understand the implications of their decisions and courses of action.
One response to these challenges is to introduce the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) into the military domain. The Internet of Things is extensively developed world-wide with a focus on civilian applications. IoT is a paradigm that considers pervasive presence of a variety of smart things/objects in the environment. By means of wireless and wired connections, they are able to interact and cooperate with each other to create new applications/services in order to reach common goals. Objects/things make themselves recognizable and can behave intelligently by making context related decisions thanks to information aggregation and sharing with other objects. Furthermore, they can be components of complex services. However, the integration of heterogeneous sensors and systems diverse in technology, environmental constraints, and levels of fidelity is a challenging issue not only for the military organizations.
Modern military equipment is expected to be increasingly armed with processing and communication capabilities, which can be employed to inspect or modify the status of the equipment. To some extent, the equipment could be regarded as sensors or actuators and integrated into the rest of the military information infrastructure. Physical and virtual military things have identities, physical attributes, virtual personalities, use intelligent interfaces, and should be seamlessly integrated into the military information network. In order to accomplish full integration, the relevant security mechanisms, protocol adaptions, and scalability properties must be provided. The possible outcome of this integration is a wider set of sensors and information for use in situation awareness applications, medical information applications, transport and logistics applications, etc.
The technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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Paper Submission Guidelines
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Panel: Challenges for military applications of IoT
Dr. Gisele Bennett is an Associate Vice President for Research, a Regents’ Researcher and the Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics at Georgia Tech. She founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC), a multi-disciplinary center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Bennett is a member of the Army Science Board and just completed a study on the Military Benefits of IoT. She is a Fellow in the Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She is the secretary/treasurer for the Council of RFID (CRFID). She has over 90 publications in books or book chapters, refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops.
Richard Baker is the Futures Propositions Architect working within BT’s Security CTO team. He currently has the responsibility for developing security strategy in IoT, Industrial Automation, Cloud Security and emerging technologies such as Blockchain. In his role he works with Research, Vendors, Portfolio and Customer Facing teams to facilitate communication and identify the appropriate propositions and technologies. He is currently working to support a number of BT’s IoT Propositions across, Smart Cities, Homes and Buildings, in the Retail and Logistics Sector and Industrial IoT.
His background most recently included 5 years as a Global Security Architect to support Multi-National Corporation Clients. In the past he has been role for IDM Proposition Development, Pre-sales. He has also provided consulting to European and Global institutional clients with contributions to the international standardisation communities.
Stephen Russell is chief of the battlefield information processing branch at the army Research Lab. His branch specializes in research in intelligent communications and systems, command and control decision support, and tactical sensor-information processing.