This conference deals with algorithmic and experimental approaches for distinguishing the weak signals of targets from a cluttered background, for sensors covering the spectral region from the visible up to the thermal infrared. Making this distinction requires characterization of the target properties and characterization of the backgrounds. Knowledge of target and background signatures is essential for various applications such as systems engineering and evaluation (e.g. electro-optical sensors or for camouflage design), operational planning and development of ATR algorithms. The conference also covers methods for assessing the influence of signature reduction and signature management at different levels such as platform signature, tactical application and operational capabilities.

Contributions are invited on the following topics and those related to them:

  • signature modeling and validation
  • background properties
  • aided and automatic target typing, classification, and discrimination
  • low signal-to-clutter ratio processing
  • tracking in complex backgrounds
  • signature management and signature monitoring
  • methods and materials for signature reduction
  • advances in algorithms for sensor signal and data processing
  • simulation and performance evaluation
  • sensor data fusion, multiple source integration
  • artificial intelligence techniques for target – background discrimination
  • processing multi-/hyperspectral data
  • multisensor signature prediction model
  • camouflage effectiveness
  • human observer performance.
  • signature features in relation to sensor capabilities
  • signature features in relation to sensor processing.
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    Conference SD101

    Target and Background Signatures VIII

    This conference has an open call for papers:
    Abstract Due: 9 March 2022
    Author Notification: 18 May 2022
    Manuscript Due: 8 August 2022
    This conference deals with algorithmic and experimental approaches for distinguishing the weak signals of targets from a cluttered background, for sensors covering the spectral region from the visible up to the thermal infrared. Making this distinction requires characterization of the target properties and characterization of the backgrounds. Knowledge of target and background signatures is essential for various applications such as systems engineering and evaluation (e.g. electro-optical sensors or for camouflage design), operational planning and development of ATR algorithms. The conference also covers methods for assessing the influence of signature reduction and signature management at different levels such as platform signature, tactical application and operational capabilities.

    Contributions are invited on the following topics and those related to them:

  • signature modeling and validation
  • background properties
  • aided and automatic target typing, classification, and discrimination
  • low signal-to-clutter ratio processing
  • tracking in complex backgrounds
  • signature management and signature monitoring
  • methods and materials for signature reduction
  • advances in algorithms for sensor signal and data processing
  • simulation and performance evaluation
  • sensor data fusion, multiple source integration
  • artificial intelligence techniques for target – background discrimination
  • processing multi-/hyperspectral data
  • multisensor signature prediction model
  • camouflage effectiveness
  • human observer performance.
  • signature features in relation to sensor capabilities
  • signature features in relation to sensor processing.
  • Conference Chair
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
    Conference Chair
    TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
    Program Committee
    Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
    Program Committee
    Institute for Maritime Technology (South Africa)
    Program Committee
    Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
    Program Committee
    TNO (Netherlands)
    Program Committee
    Stacy E. Howington
    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Katrin Idla
    Tallinn Univ. of Technology (Estonia)
    Program Committee
    Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
    Program Committee
    ONERA (France)
    Program Committee
    Alexander Schwarz
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Armasuisse (Switzerland)