The First International Conference on
Multisource-Multisensor Data Fusion
Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 6 - 9, 1998
Call for Sponsorship
Businesses, government agencies, universities and other organizations world-wide are solicited for sponsoring the FUSION98 conference. Please contact Conference General Chairman by email.
Call for Participation in Organization
Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to participate in the organization activities of FUSION98, as Program Committee members, session chairs, or technical paper reviewers. Please contact Conference General Chairman by email.
Call for Papers
The 1998 International Conference on Multisource-Multisensor Data Fusion (FUSION'98) July 6-9, 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA The first International Conference on Sensor Data Fusion (FUSION'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 6 - 9, 1998, concurrently with the 1998 International Conference on Image Science, Systems and Technologe (CISST98) and 1998 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA98) . All aspects of sensor data fusion techniques and systems are included in FUSION'98. The official FUSION98 web site is at http://www.aptronix.com/FUSION98/
Authors are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Keynote speeches and plenary talks will be offered, free of charge, by internationally known researchers. All aspects of sensor data fusion techniques and systems are included in FUSION'98, and original papers on research and development are solicited. Topics include, but not limited to, the following:
Technical Topics and Sessions (including tutorials) - click for details
O Sensor data acquisition and testing techniques.
O Sensor technologies (radar, optical, Infrared, Vedio, GPS, etc.)
O Multisensor data fusion in airport security inspection
O Fast Data Association methods
O GPS technologies
O Image-based fusion techniques (video, IR, RF, X-ray, acoustic...)
O Fusion-based pattern recognition and machine intelligence
O Sensor fusion for GPS-based navigation, positioning, guidance
O Track initiation and termination
O Multiple target tracking for military applications (unclassified)
O Air traffic control and aircraft diagnostic systems
O Target and object identification
O Autonomous robot and controls (guidance, path planning, etc)
O Classification using Bayessian probability methods
O Fuzzy logic and expert systems methods
O Neural network methods
O Stochastic methods
O Sensor fusion in factory automation and home automation
O Applications (medicine, telecom, automotive, intelligent highway)
O Algorithms and architectures for digital & radar signal processing
O Dynamical system control theory and Kalman Filters
O Linear and non-linear filters
O Software and hardware systems
O Location detection and acoustic array signal processing
O Informatin fusion in business management applications
O Biometric sensor fusion & fingerprint recognition
O Techniques for Weather and Climate Monitoring & Forecasting
O Fusion-Based Pattern Recognition and Adaptation
O other suggested topics
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper (4 to 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready manuscript (if accepted) will be limited to 8 pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. (All submitted papers must be unclassified.) The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords. Authors of accepted papers are required to present the paper at the FUSION98 conference in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS:
Each technical session will have 5/6 paper presentations. The session chairs will be responsible in selecting the papers for their own sessions. The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings. Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and how you plan to advertise the session and select papers for the proposed session - E-mail submissions are preferred. Mail your proposal to:
Dr. Dongping (Daniel) Zhu
2975 Bowers Ave., #304
Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
Tel: (408) 988-3100
Fax: (408) 490-2729
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.
The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN). The proceedings will be available at the conference. It is planned to select some papers for journal publication in related journals (after the conference). TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL BE LISTED AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS OF THE FUSIOPN98 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.
A number of researchers in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Hotel (conference division) will be organizing the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education and Applications Tech (CSREA) in cooperation with the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech (CVRA), The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (USA), developers of related systems/machines (pending) and related associations (pending).
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:
The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a new hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3000 rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free shuttles to and from the airport.
The hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions, including: casino,
waterfalls, spa, kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with
cascades, lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool, sauna,
...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a number of
restaurants, shopping area, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a day and most
are suitable for families and children.
The hotel's room rate is very reasonable ($79 + tax) per night for the duration of the
The hotel is minutes from other Las Vegas attractions (major shopping areas,
recreational destinations, fine dining and night clubs, free street shows, ...).
For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the
states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving
hours away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, ...
An exhibition is planned during the conference. We have reserved 20+ exhibit spaces for FUSION'98 and CISST'98. Interested parties should contact H. R. Arabnia (address is given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity to include a two-page description of their latest products in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 22, 1998).
February 20, 1998 (Friday): Draft papers (5-page) due
April 3, 1998 (Friday): Notification of acceptance
May 22, 1998 (Friday): Camera-Ready papers & Preregistration due
July 6 - 9, 1998: FUSION'98 Conference
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as possible (well ahead of the February 20 deadline) to Dr. Zhu (address is given above).
All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.
Dr. Lotfi A. Zadeh
University of California at Berkeley, CA USA
Dr. Dongping (Daniel) Zhu
2975 Bowers Ave., #304
Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
Tel: (408) 988-3100 Fax: (408) 490-2729
GENERAL VICE CHAIRMAN (Conference Organization):
Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480 Fax: (706) 542-2966
Micheal Falco, Northrup Grumman, Melbourne, FL, USA;
Dr. Belur V. Dasarathy
P. O. Box 5500 Huntsville, AL. 35814-5500
Tel: :(205)922-9230x4355, Fax:(205)922-9260
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE