Look inside for the
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November 16 – 18, 2009 • Washington, D.C. Metro Area
MULTI-SENSOR AND
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Who You Will Meet:
At IDGA’s 8th Annual Image Fusion
Summit, you will have the unique
opportunity to interact and network
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Image Fusion Master Class
Monday, November 16, 2009
Scene Understanding and Situation Awareness
This Master Class is desig...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
MAIN SUMMIT, DAY 1
7:15 Registration and Coffee
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  1. 1. Look inside for the complete speaker roster! November 16 – 18, 2009 • Washington, D.C. Metro Area MULTI-SENSOR AND INTELLIGENCE FUSION • William R. Smith, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier • Col Phillip Chudoba, USMC, PM Intelligence Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command • Dr. Amy Vanderbilt, Program Manager, Information Processing Techniques Office, DARPA • CAPT David R. Luber, USN, Deputy Program Manager for ISR, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare & Combating Terrorism, S&T Directorate, ONR • Darlene Minick, Director of Imagery Intelligence, National Reconnaissance Office • Dr. David Boyd, Division Director, Command, Control & Interoperability S&T Directorate, DHS All new speakers for 2009 include: • Performance metrics for digital imaging sensors, EO fused systems, target recognition, and scene and situation characterization • Multi-sensor integration to enable persistent ISR: New architectures for tactical persistent surveillance from sensor to knowledge dissemination, including Green Devil and MICSR-E • Quantification of algorithm performance based on the desired visual information transfer sought through fusion Media Partners: Don’t miss your opportunity to discuss these crucial issues: Register Now! Call 1.800.882.8684 or visit www.imagefusionsummit.com presents the 8th Annual training conference New for 2009! Tactical persistent surveillance from sensor to knowledge dissemination.
  2. 2. Who You Will Meet: At IDGA’s 8th Annual Image Fusion Summit, you will have the unique opportunity to interact and network with representatives from the relevant military, government, academic, and service providers with the following responsibilities and job functions: • Program Manager • S&T Director • Fusion Technologist • Test & Evaluation Director • Imagery Specialist • Electro-Optical Device R&D Director • IR & I2 Technologist Here’s what past attendees have said about IDGA’s Image Fusion Summits: “To the point, informative, and challenging to industry” - Technical Writer, US Army Special Operations “Well presented and full of information, easily related to real world applications” - Engineer, Hoffman Engineering “Extremely interesting, lots of great information on current developments” - Project Manager, Department of National Defence “Thought provoking” - Engineer, Raytheon Register Now! Call 1.800.882.8684 or visit www.imagefusionsummit.com 2 Dear Colleague, As we enter into the 8th year of continuous operations in OIF/OEF, the need for our militaryto exploit all possible technological advancements rapidly and effectively at home andabroad remains at the forefront. Asymmetric warfare requires that our warfighters can havereal time situational awareness of the “battlefield.” Evolving image fusion systems enablemajor advances in ISR. While the field of multi-sensor fusion has made many advances inrecent years, there remain many challenges for the immediate future. IDGA’s Image Fusion Summit will examine next generation technologies, systems, andplatforms in a forum that brings together both solution providers and end-users. By participating in this summit, you will have the unique opportunity to interact with amultitude of senior level professionals to discuss, brainstorm, and network in order to definemethodologies and initiatives, while forging potential solutions and futurepartnerships. The end goal is to advance possible solutions that enable our warfighters tohave advanced situational awareness in the most efficient manner. IDGA’s 8th Annual Image Fusion Summit is your best opportunity of the year to:• Hear about new architectures for tactical persistent surveillance from sensor to knowledgedissemination • Learn about the current needs and challenges of our warfighters from PEO Soldier• Understand concepts, current techniques, algorithms, and performance metrics forcharacterizing objects in imagery • Discuss applications of multi-variate visualization techniques to multi-spectral imagery Don’t delay! Take the time now to block off November 16 – 18, 2009 in your calendar, andreserve your place among your peers and key leaders! Register today by logging on towww.imagefusionsummit.com or calling 1-800-882-8684. I look forward to seeing you in November! Very Respectfully, Monica Mckenzie Program Director, IDGA Monica.mckenzie@idga.org PS: Don’t miss the Master Class on Image Fusion. See pg. 3 for details! About IDGA The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision- making power from military, government and defense industries. For more information, please visit us at www.idga.org. Log On & Stay Connected! Be sure to add www.imagefusionsummit.com to your “Favorites” on your internet browser and visit us regularly for the latest updates: • Event agenda • Speaker faculty • Social and networking activities • Download Center featuring speaker presentations and white papers • Sponsors and Exhibitors
  3. 3. Image Fusion Master Class Monday, November 16, 2009 Scene Understanding and Situation Awareness This Master Class is designed to explore the latest advancement made towards performance metrics and algorithms for image/ multi-sensor fusion. You will also have the chance to explore how rapid changes in non-traditional warfare have changed the focus of fusion systems to try to assess the human landscape as well as the physical landscape. Ascertain how providing inputs augment traditional sensor systems 8:15 am – 10:15 am This Master Class is designed to help participants understand the latest developments in automated and semi-automated methods for Scene Understanding and Situation Awareness for military, intelligence, and civil applications. The intended audience includes users that are tasked with developing, using or evaluating techniques and systems for scene and situation understanding and for detecting, assessing, tracking, and prosecuting threat activity. This is also for military or industry representatives involved in policy-making who have a need to learn the basic concepts, issues, and realistic capabilities of tools and methods for image analysis, situation and threat assessment. What will be covered : • Template- and model-based target recognition concepts and techniques • Methods for adaptive evidence accrual, context display, and exploration • Algorithms for scene/situation hypothesis generation/evaluation/selection • Performance metrics for target recognition, scene and situation characterization How you will benefit: • Gain an understanding of concepts, current techniques, algorithms, and performance metrics • Learn the application of performance metrics for characterizing objects’ imagery by combining object literal and induced features together with contextual information, both within the image and in collateral information (to include other sensed or descriptive data) Session leader: Dr. Alan Steinberg, Georgia Tech Research Institute Automated methods for Scene Understanding/Situation Awareness Register Now! Call 1.800.882.8684 or visit www.imagefusionsummit.com 3 Registration and Coffee7:30 am – 8:15 am Lunch12:30 pm – 1:30 pm In-Depth Objective Evaluation of Image Fusion 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Image fusion has already gained acceptance as a useful tool in night and improved vision applications where multiple sensors are available with a wealth of different algorithms proposed for the task. But how can we really know which algorithms to choose for each application and what to expect from them when they encounter real data. This workshop will focus on in-depth fusion evaluation that would allow us to make informed decisions based on objective qualification as well as quantification of algorithm performance based on the desired visual information transfer sought through fusion. What will be covered: • Theory of visual information transfer during the image fusion process and its breakdown into tractable categories. • Measures of various information transfer processes taking place during fusion in order to qualify its performance • Creation of customized metrics to evaluate specifically desired outcome of image fusion How you will benefit: • Gain an understanding of the underlying information transfer processes taking place during image fusion • Understand how more informed qualifications of fusion performance can be achieved • Learn how to construct objective metrics for specific image fusion goals Session leader: Dr. Vladmir Petrovic, Research Associate, Imaging Science, University of Manchester (UK) Understanding underlying information transfer processes during image fusion Improving Established Image Fusion Algorithms: Image Fusion System-on-a-Chip 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm In 1991 the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley took on the challenge to implement notions of biological image processing in silicon devices. Those studies, published in a variety of engineering journals, outlined a number of conceptual advances. Reading through the published work, it became clear that it could be translated and implemented into highly efficient algorithms that could lead to reduced size, weight, and power consumption in silicon-based devices. This work, originally supported by grants from the Office of Naval Research, has evolved over the last decade, becoming ever more efficient. Initially implemented in VME boards, the technology has been reduced in size, weight, and power consumption to our current system that can operate on two 1280 x 1024 video streams at 60 fps, consuming less than 0.5W. We currently supply fusion technology to many of the leading night vision corporations. The next step will be the implementation of this technology, integrated along with the back ends of two cameras and a display driver in a single ASIC......truly an image fusion system-on-a-chip. What will be covered: • Hear about how algorithms can lead to reduced size, weight, and power consumption in silicon-based devices • Implementation integrated along with the back ends of two cameras and a display driver in a single ASIC......truly an image fusion system-on-a-chip How you will benefit: • Learn about an image fusion system-on-a-chip • Gain an understanding of best practices towards applying algorithms for efficient outcomes Session Leader: Dr. Frank Warblin, University of California, Berkley *see website for update on session topic Image fusion system-on-a-chip Human-Centered Multi-INT Fusion 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm The traditional role of data fusion has involved the use of physical sensors to observe physical targets, in effect trying to characterize the physical landscape for situational awareness. In this workshop we will explore how rapid changes in non-traditional warfare have changed the focus of fusion systems to try to assess the human landscape as well as the physical landscape. What will be covered? • Humans acting as new sources of information • Human analysts supporting the analysis process (advanced visualization and sonification interfaces) • Humans acting as an ad hoc community of analysts (“crowd-sourcing” of the analysis process) How you will benefit? • Understand the dynamics of ad hoc community of observers • Ascertain how providing inputs augment traditional sensor systems Session Leader: Dr. David Hall, Professor, The Center for Network-Centric Cognition and Information Fusion, Pennsylvania State University Augmenting traditional sensor systems IMAGEFUSIONMASTERCLASS
  4. 4. Tuesday, November 17, 2009 MAIN SUMMIT, DAY 1 7:15 Registration and Coffee 8:15 Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:30 PEO Solider Perspective • Designing, developing, procuring, fielding, and sustaining virtually everything the Soldier wears or carries • Operating to increase combat effectiveness, to save lives, and to improve quality of life William R. Smith, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier 9:10 Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISR-E) • Conceptual overview • Multi-sensor integration to enable Persistent ISR • Future intelligence capability roadmap Colonel Phillip C. Chudoba, USMC, Program Manager, Intelligence Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command 9:50 Networking Break 10:35 Urban Leader Tactical Response, Awareness & Visualization (ULTRA- Vis) • Techniques to create/disseminate/display geo-registered icons and actionable combat information for Fire Team Leaders/Dismount Warfighters in real time over an existing soldier radio network • Integration with a low-profile, see-through display to prototype and demonstrate multi-modal icon-based command and control in a non- line-of-sight, urban environment Dr. Amy Vanderbilt, Program Manager, IPTO, DARPA 11:15 How Imagery Products Affects Ground Soldier Systems • Current usage challenges • Lesson learned Master Sergeant (p) Marcus Griffith, USA, PM Ground Soldier 11:55 Lunch 1:00 A New Architecture for Tactical Persistent Surveillance: From Sensor to Knowledge Dissemination • Green Devil, an experiment conducted at Empire Challenge, demonstrates the utility of image and image/SIGINT fusion to building an actionable tactical picture • Wide area surveillance sensors, high resolution airborne spot sensors, tower based sensors, unattended ground sensors and RF • Measurement of the ability of the PISR network to detect inserted behaviors of interest Captain David R. Luber, USN, Deputy Program Manager for ISR, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare & Combating Terrorism, S&T Directorate, ONR 1:40 Fusion to Counter the Improvised Explosive Device: JIEDDO Perspective • Updates from the S&T department • Applications on the battlefield • Future challenges Julia Erdley, Science and Technology Advisor, Joint IED Defeat Organization 2:20 Networking Break 3:05 Ultra Vision – The View to the Future • Image fusion today • What Marines need to see • "Vision" for the future George Gibbs, Technologist, IWS Strategic Business Team, Marine Corps Systems Command 3:45 Application of Multi-Variate Visualization Techniques to Multi- spectral Imagery • Summary of existing multi-variate display techniques • Demonstration of their use on multi-spectral imagery • Evaluating applicability and user needs for practical use of these techniques Mark Livingston, PhD, Research Scientist, Information Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory 4:25 End of Day One 7:30 Registration and Coffee 8:15 Opening Remarks 8:30 NRO Enterprise Integration: Imagery Intelligence Fusion Efforts • Strategic objectives for enhanced imagery intelligence sharing • Technology upgrades and tools for NRO collaboration Darlene Minick, Director of Imagery Intelligence, National Reconnaissance Office 9:10 PEO Solider Equipment: Sensors and Lasers • PM Soldier Sensors and Lasers’ development, production, and fielding of advanced sensor and laser devices that provide Soldiers with improved lethality, mobility, and survivability • Updates on future challenges and needs Lieutenant Colonel Jospeh A. Capobianco, USA, PM Sensors & Lasers, PEO Solider 9:50 Networking Break 10:35 Update on Applications of Image/ Multi-Sensor Fusion Data from the Office of Science and Technology Directorate, DHS • Use of imagery data within the DHS • Challenges faced when creating optimal situational awareness Dr. David Boyd, Division Director, Command, Control, and Interoperability, Department of Homeland Security 11:15 AquaQuIPS and Sea Mist Sensor and Imagery Data Fusion Results from Trident Warrior 08 and 09 • Automated, real time sensor and image data fusion • Tracking uncooperative and EMCON silent ("dark") surface ships • Why the AquaQuIPS data fusion algorithm has been so successful • Future objective: Automated Abnormal Behavior Dr. James H. Wilson, United States Naval Academy Foundation, MULTI-INT Sensor and Image Data Fusion Thesis Advisor 11:55 LUNCH 1:00 Low Light Level Limiting Resolution and MTF of Various Digital Imaging, Image Intensified, and EO Fused Systems • Performance metrics for digital imaging sensors and EO fused systems • Utility/validity of measuring spatial limiting resolution and MTF of various electro-optical systems from high light to low light conditions • Detailed line shape analysis of spatial resolution profiles for low light level images using manual and COTS machine vision based processing algorithms Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems 1:40 Air Multispectral Imaging (AMI) • All-source image fusion • Component enablers and integration • Application Dr. Darrel G. Hopper, Principal Electronics Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory 2:20 Networking Break 2:50 Man-Portable Power Sources • Challenges faced with creating power sources for our warfighters • Updates on current projects Mike Brundage, Chief of Power Sources Branch, US Army, CERDEC, Army Power Division 3:30 Tracking from Commercial Satellite Imagery: SPAWAR • RAPIER program update • MDA imagery applications Heidi Buck, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Office, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 4:10 End of Main Summit Register Now! Call 1.800.882.8684 or visit www.imagefusionsummit.com 4 Opening Keynote Theater Update Green Devil Morning Keynote–NRO DHS Perspective Afternoon Keynote PowerSources fromCERDEC Wednesday, November 18, 2009 MAIN SUMMIT, DAY 2

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