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9 March 2011, DAY 1 (Tracking)
08:00-08:45
Registration
08:45-08:55
Announcements
Jack Ding
08:55-09:15
Opening Remarks
Doreen Dyck
09:15-10:15
Fred Daum
Invited Lecturer
Raytheon US
Industrial Strength Nonlinear Filters
10:15-10:40 Coffee Break Refreshments provided by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Ottawa
Session Chair: Garfield Mellema
10:40-11:00
Thia Kirubarajan
Presentation
McMaster University
Some Current Research Topics in Tracking and Fusion
11:00-11:20
Derek Yee
Presentation
Raytheon Canada
Tracking Through Extreme Manoeuvres That Last Less Than One or Two Sampling Intervals
11:20-11:40
Abhijit Sinha
Presentation
A.U.G.
Fault Tolerant State Estimation
11:40-12:00
Xin Chen, R. Tharmarasa, Michael Pelletier and T. Kirubarajan
Presentation
McMaster University/ICx Technologies
Integrated Clutter Estimation and Target Tracking Using JIPDA/MHT Tracker
12:00-12:10
Group Picture
12:10-13:00
Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria (not provided)
Session Chair: Thia Kiruba
13:00-13:40
Erik Blasch, Guna Seetharaman
Invited Lecturer
AFRL/RI, AFRL/RILG
Performance Evaluation of Seismic and Acoustic Track and Identification Fusion
13:40-14:00
Jack Ding
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Illustration of Radar Resource Management Problems, Solutions and Evaluations through a Phased Array Radar Simulator
14:00-14:20
Vikram Krishnamurthy
Presentation
UBC
Stochastic Scheduling of Radars to Maximize Mutual Information
14:20-14:40
Alain Gosselin, Yongkui Wang
Presentation
RMC
Scheduling of Multi-Function Radars Based on Multicriteria Optimization
14:40-15:00
Vikram Krishnamurthy
Presentation
UBC
Stochastic Context Free Grammar Models for Meta-level Tracking and Intent Inference
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break Sponsor Larus Technologies Corporation
Session Chair: Erik Blasch
15:20-15:40
Garfield Mellema
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Sonar Tracking from a Radar Perspective
15:40-16:00
Chunsheng Liu
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Multi-sensor Bearings-Only Tracking of a Manoeuvring Target
16:00-16:20
Deniz Üstebay, Mark Coates, Michael Rabbat
Presentation
McGill University
Distributed auxiliary particle filters using selective gossip
16:20:16:40
Frederic Thouin, Mark Coates
Presentation
McGill University
Radio-tomographic multi-target tracking
16:40 -17:00
Panel Discussion: Fred Daum, Garfield Mellema,Thia Kiruba, Erik Blasch, Doreen Dyck
18:00-22:00
No-Host Dinner: Cocktails 18:00-18:30 and Dinner 18:30-22:00
10 March 2011, DAY 2 (Fusion)
08:45-09:00
Registration
0900 -09:15
Announcements
Jack Ding
09:15-10:15
Pierre Valin
Invited Lecturer
DRDC Valcartier
High Level Information Fusion Developments, Issues, and Grand Challenges
10:15-10:40 Coffee Break Sponsor Raytheon Canada Limited
Session Chair: Rami Abielmona
10:40-11:00
Bhashyam Balaji
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Overview of DRDC Ottawa’s Airborne Surveillance Radar R&D Activities
11:00-11:20
Jack Ding, Bhashyam Balaji, Pascale Sevigny, Shen Chiu
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Opportunities of Using Real Data: Defence Research and Development Canada - Ottawa (DRDC Ottawa) Perspective
11:20-11:40
Pierre Valin, Adel Guitouni, Eloi Bossé, Hans Wehn, Jens Happe
Presentation
DRDC Valcartier
High-level information fusion and resource management: experiments within INFORM Lab
11:40-12:00
Elisa Shahbazian
Presentation
OODA
High Level Information Fusion, Requirements, Capabilities, Issues
12:00-13:00 Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria
Session Chair: Pierre Valin
13:00-13:40
Tony Ponsford
Invited Lecturer
Raytheon Canada
Effective Maritime Domain Awareness Based on Appropriate Layered Surveillance and a Multilevel Decision Support System
13:40-14:00
Dan Peters
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Flexible Association / ID-Aided Tracking
14:00-14:20
R. Tharmarasa, Mike McDonald and T. Kirubarajan
Presentation
McMaster University/DRDC Ottawa
Tracking and Fusion Algorithms for Passive and Active Multistatic Sensor Networks
14:20-14:40
Rami Abielmona
Presentation
Larus Technologies
Intelligent Territorial Security Using Sensor Networking and Data Fusion
14:40:15:00
Michel Pelletier, Pierre Poitevin
Presentation
ICx Technologies
Validation of Detection and Tracking Performance for Perimeter Surveillance Radars
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break Sponsor Raytheon Canada Limited
Session Chair: Elisa Shahbazian
15:20-15:40
Yifeng Zhou
Presentation
CRC
Mobile Beacon Based Localization Approaches for Wireless Sensor Network Applications
15:40-16:00
Eric Blasch, Zheng Liu
Presentation
AFRL/RI, NRC
Image Fusion Performance Assessment for the Night Vision Application
16:00-16:20
Eric Meger
Presentation
ExactEarth
Global Satellite AIS Detection for Maritime Domain Awareness
16:20-16:40
Mike McDonald
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Application of Track Before Detect Against Fast Incoming Attack Craft (FIACs)
16:40 -17:20
Panel Discussion: Pierre Valin, Rami Abielmona, Tony Ponsford, Elisa Shahbazian, Jack Ding
11 March 2011, DAY 3 (Demonstration)
08:30-08:45
Registration
08:45 -09:00
Announcements
Jack Ding
09:00-10:00
Raytheon IIS
Invited Lecturer
Raytheon IIS
DCGS - the next 5-years
10:00-11:40
Distributed Common Ground System - Demonstration
11:40-12:00 Coffee Break Sponsor Raytheon Canada Limited
12:00-12:40
Rami Abielmona
Demonstration
Larus: Nexus Fusion Engine
12:40-13:40
Thia Kiruba
Demonstration
McMaster University: High Performance Multitarget Tracker and Tracking/Fusion Testbed
13:40-14:20 Organizing Committee Wrap up sessions