Thursday 26 November 2015, Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Oxford, UK
Science and technology play an increasingly important role in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mathematics is fundamental to these disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced, and is used to model military systems and scenarios. These models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements, or find weaknesses of real systems.
This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The programme will include keynote speakers, contributed presentations and poster sessions as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is intended for mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence problems.
This will be the fourth Mathematics in Defence conference; the first three conferences, held in 2009, 2011 and 2013, each attracted over 100 delegates from a range of organisations including QinetiQ, Dstl, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, the IMA, the MoD, academic establishments and international parties.
The conference will cover the following themes: Data analysis: data and text mining, data fusion, information visualization, multidimensional data analysis; Modelling and Estimation: electromagnetic models, estimation theory, Markov models, non-linear models, mathematical models, simulation; Operational Analysis: cost benefit analysis, counter-terrorism, risk management, intelligence analysis, behaviour analysis; Security: cryptography and coding, security systems, secure communications; Signal Processing: adaptive processing, computer vision, digital signal processing, distributed sensor processing, emitter location, image processing, signal enhancement, super-resolution, synthetic aperture radar, time series analysis; Statistical Methods: Bayesian techniques, classification, detection, identification, tracking, Monte Carlo methods, particle filters, pattern recognition.
Confirmed Invited Speaker: Prof Simon Maskell, Professor of Autonomous Systems, University of Liverpool
Instructions for authors
Contributed papers or posters are invited on all aspects of mathematics in defence. Papers or posters will be accepted on the basis of a 300-500 word abstract which should be submitted by 14 May 2015 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are expected to conform to the following template in Times New Roman, size 10 font:
Contributing author(s) Surname, Initials
Affiliation(s) Department, organisation.
Abstract: 300-500 words only.
Authors will be advised of acceptance by 15 June 2015. Successful authors will be invited to submit a paper or poster for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 14 September 2015. Authors accepted for oral presentations will be requested to submit a paper; authors accepted for poster presentations may optionally also submit papers. This is an open conference and all papers and presentations will be unclassified. The proceedings will be made available to delegates on CD and for download from the conference webpage. Prizes will be awarded at the conference for the best paper, the best poster and the best early career researcher’s presentation.
For further information please visit the conference webpage (http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/4th_mathematics_in_defence.cfm.html) or contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer (E-mail: email@example.com, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020)