workshop announcement

The Group

The Canadian Tracking and Fusion Group (CTFG) is a group of professionals working in the field of target tracking and data fusion. Currently, there are over 110 members from government, industry and academia.


Participation in the CTFG provides members from different sectors in Canada with a forum for discussing technologies that have a common relevance across many applications domains, including land, air, space, maritime, underwater, etc. The discussions among various participants at the workshop will not only help exchange information on the state-of-the-art in Canada, but also foster collaboration among various groups working on tracking and fusion. Specifically, the objectives of the workshop are as follows: 1) discussing current topics of interest in various application areas; 2) understanding the needs of government and industry groups and linking them with the capabilities of university groups; 3) establishing sub-groups and benchmark problems to evaluate new and established technologies; 4) identifying future directions for R&D in view of Canada’s priorities.


Unclassified presentations on any aspect of target tracking and fusion for civilian and defence applications are acceptable. They may cover any aspect of target tracking and fusion, including, but not limited to, sensors, signal processing, detection, tracking, low-level fusion, high-level fusion, classification, resource management, information flow, performance evaluation, fusion architectures, decision systems, registration, software, data sets, benchmark and data modelling..


Please submit a 300 to 400 word abstract of your 20 minute presentation to Tony Ponsford at Proposals for presentations on research, development, software demonstrations, experiments, benchmark problems, research collaborations and ideas on emerging problems are actively solicited. Proposals for extended panel discussions, tutorials, or software demonstrations are also encouraged. Participation without presentation is also strongly welcomed.


The workshop will be held at DRDC Ottawa, Shirley’s Bay Campus, 3701 Carling Avenue. The workshop is unlimited and unclassified.  Because the site itself is a secure facility, a passport or equivalent ID will be requested upon arrival. Non-Canadian participants should contact Jack Ding as soon as possible for a Visit Clearance Request (VCR) application.


There is no fee for this workshop, but the number of participants is limited. Register by sending your name, phone number, email and postal addresses to Tony Ponsford at Please include your government, corporate or university affiliation.