technical program

9 September 2014, DAY 1 (Technical Presentations)
08:30-09:00
Registration
09:00-09:15
Thia Kirubarajan
Announcements
McMaster University
09:15-09:30
Jocelyn Tremblay
Opening Remarks
Director General S&T Centres Operations

Session #1: Source evaluation and performance (Chair: Tony Ponsford)
09:30-09:55
Amir Razavi*, Diana Inkpen*, Rafael Falcon^ and Rami Abielmona^
Presentation
*University of Ottawa
^Larus Technologies
Textual Risk Mining for Maritime Situational Awareness
09:55-10:20
Rahim Jassemi*, Nathan Kashyap*, David Campbell^, Rafael Falcon^ and Rami Abielmona^
Presentation
*DRDC Ottawa
^Larus Technologies
Virtual ISR Evaluation Environment (VIEE)
10:20-10:50Coffee BreakSponsorGeneral Dynamics Canada (GDC)
10:50-11:15
Anne-Claire Boury Brisset* and Anne-Laure Jousselme
Presentation
^DRDC Valcartier
*NATO STO CMRE
Sources characterization in support of hard and soft fusion
11:15-11:40
Dominic Schaub
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Statistical Validation of Information Source Performance
11:40-12:00
Group Picture
12:00-13:00
Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria (not provided)
13:00-14:00
Colonel Gregory D. Burt
Invited Talk
Commander CF Intelligence Group
Information related challenges: a CDI perspective
Session #2: Target tracking and filtering (Chair: Jack Ding, DRDC Ottawa)
14:00-14:25
Santosh Nannuru*, Mark Coates*, Michael Rabbat* and Stephane Blouin^
Presentation
*McGill University
^DRDC Atlantic
Gradually migrating Gaussians: a more stable product approximation CPHD filter for multisensor multitarget tracking
14:25-14:50
Michael Rabbat*, Mark Coates*, Jun Ye Yu*, Deniz Ustebay* and Stephane Blouin^
Presentation
*McGill University
^DRDC Atlantic
Graph-based Compression of Particle Clouds for Gossip-Based Decentralized Particle Filters
14:50-15:15
Garfield Mellema
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Target Tracking in Dense Clutter using Feature Information for Clutter Rejection
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break Sponsor General Dynamics Canada (GDC)
15:45-16:45
Panel Discussion (Leader: Garfield Mellema) "From low-level to high-level fusion: Challenges in C4ISR Applications"
16:45
Adjourn
18:00
No-Host Dinner at The Brew Table (360 Moodie Drive)
10 September 2014, DAY 2 (Technical Presentations)
08:30-09:00
Registration
09:00 -09:15
Thia Kirubarajan
Announcements
McMaster University
09:15-10:15
Kurt Salchert
Invited Talk
Captain (RCN) Ret'd
Delivering Maritime Security in Global Partnership: Addressing 21st Century Collaboration Challenges
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break Sponsor General Dynamics Canada (GDC)
Session #3: Detection and localization algorithms (Chair: Bhashyam Balaji)
10:45-11:10
Dan Peters
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Multistatic Sonar Localization, Revisited
11:10-11:35
Zhen Ding and Peter Moo
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Comparison of Two Detection Combination Algorithms for Phased Array Radars
11:35-12:00
Bhashyam Balaji and J. Bradley Nelson
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Parameter Estimation and Tracking of a Magnetic Dipole
12:00-13:00
Lunch: Executive Dining Room, CRC Cafeteria (not provided)
Session #4: Video processing and surveillance (Chair: Moufid Harb)
13:00-13:25
Bruce McArthur
Presentation
DRDC Atlantic
Data Association for Unattended, Remotely Monitored, Arctic Surveillance
13:25-13:50
Dan Brookes*, Rahim Jassemi-Zargani*, Nathan Kashyap* and Abhijit Sinha^
Presentation
*DRDC Ottawa
^AUG Signals
An IMM Tracker for the Virtual ISR Evaluation Environment
13:50-14:15
Omneya Issa and Yifeng Zhou
Presentation
Communications Research  Centre Canada
Video and Airborne MANETs for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Missions
14:15-14:40
Moufid Harb*, Phillip Curtis^, Rami Abielmona* and Emil Petriu^
Presentation
*Larus Technologies
^University of Ottawa
Classification-Based Video Tracking for Critical Infrastructure Protection
14:40-15:10Coffee BreakSponsorGeneral Dynamics Canada (GDC)
15:10-16:00 Organizing Committee Wrap up sessions