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12 September 2012, DAY 1 (Tracking)
08:00-08:40
Registration
08:40-08:55
Announcements
Garfield Mellema
08:55-09:15
Opening Remarks
Paul Pulsifer
09:15-09:35
Jack Ding, Peter Moo and David DiFilippo
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
An Optimal Assignment Scheduler for Multifunction Phased Array Radars
09:35-09:55
Peter Moo and Jack Ding
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Concepts in Network Radar Resource Management
09:55-10:15
Derek Yee, Emily Wang and Tony Ponsford
Presentation
Raytheon Canada
Performance Evaluation of a Hierarchical Radar Signal Processor and Tracker Using Measures of Performance and Measures of Effectiveness
10:15-10:40 Coffee Break Sponsor AUG Signals
Session Chair: Jack Ding
10:40-11:00
François-Alex Bourque and Bao U. Nguyen
Presentation
DRDC CORA
Optimal Strategies for Detecting Rectangular Targets
11:00-11:20
Jacques Georgy
Presentation
Trusted Positioning
Multi-Sensors Fusion with Applications in Navigation and Tracking
11:20-11:40
Abhijit Sinha
Presentation
AUG Signals
Updates on Fault Tolerant State Estimation
11:40-12:00
Jurek Z. Sasiadek
Presentation
Carleton University
Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Based on Sensor/Data Fusion
12:00-12:10
Group Picture
12:10-13:00
Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria (not provided)
Session Chair: Thia Kirubarajan
13:00-13:20
Tom Lang
Presentation
Thomas Lang Consulting
Multi Static Tracking Working Group (MSTWG)
13:20-13:40
Garfield Mellema
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Multistatic Tracking of Dim Targets using Noisy Measurements with High Bearing Error
13:40-14:00
Santosh Nannuru and Mark Coates
Presentation
McGill University
Multi-Target Tracking with Super-Positional Sensors
14:00-15:00
Yaakov Bar-Shalom
Keynote Speaker
University of Connecticut
Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break Sponsor Raytheon Canada
Session Chair: Rami Abielmona
15:20-15:40
Sutharsan Sivagnanam, Michel Pelletier and Pierre Poitevin
Presentation
FLIR Radars Canada
Multiple Hypothesis Tracking: A Practical Perspective
15:40-16:00
Deniz Üstebay, Mark Coates and Michael Rabbat
Presentation
McGill University
Comparison of Distributed Particle Filters for a Bearings-Only Tracking Problem
16:00-16:20
C. Liu, M. Trevorrow, T. Kirubarajan, R. Tharmarasa, M. Rabbat and M. Coates
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Algorithm Examination of Multi-Sensor Bearing-Only Tracking
16:20:16:40
Yifeng Zhou
Presentation
Communication Research Centre
Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks
16:40:17:00
Xiao-Ping Zhang
Presentation
Ryerson University
Source Localization Using Multi-Array Network
17:00
Adjourn
18:00-21:00
No-Host Dinner: 18:00-21:00
13 September 2012, DAY 2 (Fusion)
08:30-08:45
Registration
08:45 -09:00
Announcements
Garfield Mellema
09:00-10:00
James Llinas
Keynote Speaker
State University of New York at Buffalo
Algorithmic, Architectural, and Employment Concept Challenges Presented by the Hard + Soft Data Fusion Problem
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break Sponsor Larus Technologies
Session Chair: Tony Ponsford
10:20-10:40
Anne-Laure Jousselme and Patrick Maupin
Presentation
DRDC Valcartier
Survey and Generalization of Distances Between Belief Functions
10:40-11:00
Erik Blasch, Pierre Valin, Anne-Laure Jousselme, Dale Lambert and Éloi Bossé
Presentation
Air Force Research Laboratory
Emerging Developments in High-Level Information Fusion
11:00-11:20
Rami Abielmona and Rafael Falcon
Presentation
Larus Technologies
Risk Management Framework for Search-and-Rescue Operations
11:20-11:40
Julio J. Valdes
Presentation
National Research Council
Multi-Sensor/Multi-Source Information Fusion via Nonlinear Space Transformations and Virtual Reality
11:40-12:00
Marie-Odette St-Hilaire, Melita Hadzagic and Pierre Valin
Presentation
OODA Technologies
Information Quality in Information Fusion for C2 Systems
12:00-13:00 Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria
Session Chair: Elisa Shahbazian
13:00-13:20
Adrienne Turnbull
Presentation
DRDC CORA
Operational Research Support to MSOC's Maritime Analysis Tools
13:20-13:40
Bruce McArthur, Richard Cross, Gary Inglis, Bruce Grychowski and Mark McIntyre
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
A System Concept for Persistent, Unattended, Local-Area Arctic Surveillance
13:40-14:00
Tony Ponsford, Peter Scarlett, Reza Dizaji, Eugene Guy and Greg Westfall
Presentation
Raytheon Canada
TracShare: A Neighbourhood Watch Approach to Vessel and Maritime Security
14:00-14:20
Yusuf Dinath, R. Tharmarasa, Eric Meger, Pierre Valin,and T. Kirubarajan
Presentation
McMaster University
Simulation of Large-Scale Multitarget Tracking Scenarios Using GPUs
14:20-14:40 Mark B. Zaremba Presentation Université du Québec Spatiotemporal Multi-Scale Attentive Vision System for Heterogeneous Remote Sensing Image Fusion
14:40:15:00
Jing Jane He and Qingsheng Zeng
Presentation
Carleton University
An Introduction to Interleaving Technologies Applied to Signal Design
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break Sponsor OODA Technologies
Session Chair: Jack Ding
15:20-15:40
Elisa Shahbazian, Hugues Demers and Marie-Odette St-Hilaire
Presentation
OODA Technologies
Methods for Text Analysis/Fusion and Decision Support for Military Intelligence Fusion
15:40-16:00
Dominic Schaub
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Situational Awareness in the Presence of Adversarial Information
16:00-16:20
Oliver Hubbard, Jian Wang, Derek Yee, Tony Ponsford and Inderbir Sandhu
Presentation
Raytheon Canada
Wind Farm Clutter Mitigation Techniques for Air Surveillance Radar
16:20-16:40 K. Krishanth, R. Tharmarasa, T. Kirubarajan, Pierre Valin and Eric Meger Presentation McMaster University Prediction, Tracking and Retrodiction for Path Constrained Targets
16:40-17:00
Balaji Bhashyam
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Some Remarks on Syntactic Tracking Using Stochastic Context-Free Grammars
17:00 -17:40
Panel Discussion
14 September 2012, DAY 3 (Demonstration)
08:15-08:35
Registration
08:35 -08:50
Announcements
Garfield Mellema
08:50-09:20
Thia Kirubarajan
Demonstration
McMaster University
High Performance Multitarget Tracker and Tracking/Fusion Testbed
09:20-09:50 Sutharsan Sivagnanam, Michel Pelletier and Pierre Poitevin Demonstration FLIR Radars Canada Demonstration of Dual-Mode Perimeter Surveillance Radar Systems
09:50-10:20
Julio Valdes
Demonstration
National Research Council
Interactive Virtual Reality Visualizations for Multi Sensor/Multi Source Information Fusion
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break Refreshments provided by DRDC Ottawa
10:40-11:10
Rami Abielmona, Rafael Falcon and Jamieson McCausland
Demonstration
Larus Technologies
Larus Risk Management Framework
11:10-12:10
Randal Bryson and Kurt Winkler
Demonstration
Thales Raytheon Systems
BCS-F Tracking and Fusion in Support of NORAD Air and Maritime Missions
12:10-12:40 Organizing Committee Wrap up sessions