Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI216
Disruptive Technologies in Information Sciences IV
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

Griffiss Institute
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
Program Committee continued...
  • Brian Henz, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Raju Namburu, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Jon R. Williams, U.S. Air Force (United States)
  • Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Peter Barnes, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Call for
Disruptive and emerging technologies include innovative products and services that have the power to revolutionize their industry and have a transformative influence over the target group they are designed to support. Innovations in information sciences coming to fruition in 2019 and beyond are poised to redefine business and connections as we know them. This conference is looking for your innovative ideas and projects to showcase as the next profound advancement in the information sciences domain. Some examples of these emerging and disruptive technologies include: autonomous systems and autonomy enablers, blockchain inspired architectures, software defined everything, advanced hardware architectures, quantum information sciences, and more!

Blockchain technologies, distributed ledger systems, and other decentralized applications (DAPPs) have applicability across many domains. Building on the foundational concepts of peer to peer (P2P) networks, game theoretics, and cryptography; the cryptocurrency market has seen the emergence of architectures which offer unprecedented capability to anonymize transactions, ensure proof of trust, and verifiability of message traffic across numerous digital ecosystems. This conference seeks novel applications of these technologies to both the government and commercial sectors.

Advances in autonomous systems over the next five years will be significant across a global community. Creative solutions which cover the full spectrum of autonomy will be considered; from human augmentation and human guided learning to fully autonomous system design which is functionally independent from human interference. Assured communications between these systems is essential and capabilities which enable natural language software agents will be transformative enablers as we see these technologies transition into operational environments. We encourage submission of work on XML dialects like the Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML). AIML assisted optimizations are significantly improving the efficiency of computing platforms in resource constrained environments.

Ternary computers, quantum computing and quantum networking will allow for speeds exponentially faster than traditional systems of today as they are not limited by a single binary state. With the explosive growth of big data, rapid software execution will allow us to shift through more data than ever thought possible. In addition to the hardware architectures, software based advanced analytics are of high interest as transformative necessities in future years.

This conference also seeks to cover the implications of these technologies on computer security. For example, the increased computation speeds of quantum architectures will vastly improve the ability to break encryption schemes making today’s legacy systems vulnerable and insecure. Data poisoning strategies expose insecurities in our machine learning algorithms and allow adversarial machine learning strategies to create distrust in the much needed autonomous capabilities of the future.

Softwarization is key to new innovations in networking, computing and storage technologies. It will lead to the realization of Software Defined Everything (SDx) which will replace the hard-coded static intelligence from hardware and network systems with software based programmable and hardware agnostic intelligent control plane agents. These technologies are rapidly being adopted in the industry and government enabling new control functions, abstractions and decision-making algorithms specific to networks, storage and computational environments. SDx makes it easy for integration of additional emerging hardware architectures, like quantum computers and heterogeneous Internet of Things (IOT) ecosystems.

Finally, there will be a growing need for advanced security schemes, sensors, data storage, and resilient systems which have inherent security mechanisms as communications between these sensors and sensing systems becomes faster and more complex. This complexity will result in the realized growth of novel advancements in technologies like distributed cloud and blockchain architectures which subvert an adversary or ill-intended user from targeting a single source vulnerability.

This conference is the place where we will look to the future to discover the technologies that will be game changers when considering the next generation of information sciences. Sessions will be driven by the submissions received but will generally be structured according to the suggested topic areas below.

Summary of Topics covered in this conference:

Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence Markup Language and Intelligent Algorithms
  • Adaptive intelligence
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning Systems
  • Behavior Based and Pattern Analysis
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Robotics and Distributed Autonomous
Blockchain, emerging security tools, and secure architectures
  • Advanced Blockchain architectures
  • Distributed tactical ledgers
  • Hardware secured by design
  • Distributed AI on the blockchain
  • Smart contracts
  • Biometrics
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Distributed surveillance
Advanced computing and networks
  • Quantum Computing Architectures
  • Adaptive computing
  • Heterogeneous computing
  • Programmable networks
  • Computational off-loading
  • New network architectures
  • Disruptive computing architectures
Software Defined Everything
  • Internet of Things
  • Advanced Sensors
  • Virtualized network functions
  • Unified control plane for IOT objects
  • Optimization
  • Distributed Cloud Architectures
  • Modeling, simulation, and emulation
Computational Intelligence and Mission Effectiveness
  • Tactical computing and mission effectiveness
  • Mission planning and execution
  • Optimized computing for mission deployment
  • Tactical wireless networks and optimizations
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Big Data Visualization
  • Scientific visualization and complexity reduction
  • Visual UI optimizations for human sensory input

Student sponsorship may be provided to undergraduate students who submit abstracts based upon their own independent research or ideas and who have their ideas accepted by the program committee. Students should indicate in their abstract submission that they are an undergraduate seeking sponsorship.
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