Boston-Area Homeland Security Conference Seeks Technical Papers, Posters, Tutorials

Mar 15, 2011, 18:23 ET from IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 11) are seeking technical papers, posters and tutorials in the following areas:

  • Cyber Security
  • Borders & Maritime Security
  • Attack & Disaster Preparation, Recovery & Response
  • Biometrics, Forensics, & Physical Security

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and presented at HST 11 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, Mass., USA, 15-17 November 2011. At least one author of an accepted paper will be required to register for the conference and pay the conference fee. 

The event, 11th in an annual series, will bring together leading researchers and innovators working on technologies designed to deter and prevent homeland attacks, protect critical infrastructures and people, mitigate damage and expedite recovery. Input from international partners is encouraged.

Papers should focus on technologies capable of deployment within five years, particularly applied research addressing areas in which breakthroughs are needed. Proposals should be no more than 500 words. Tutorial and poster submissions should include a one-page abstract and one-page biography.

Important 2011 submission dates, by midnight eastern time:

  • Abstract & tutorial proposal deadline -- 22 April
  • Tutorial acceptance notification -- 13 May
  • Full paper submission deadline -- 24 June
  • Paper acceptance notification -- 29 July
  • Poster abstract submission deadline -- 12 August
  • Poster acceptance notification -- 26 August
  • Publication-ready paper deadline -- 6 September
  • Tutorial presentation deadline -- 9 November

All submissions must describe original work not previously published or currently under review for publication in another conference or journal. Instructions can be found at .

For more information on submitting papers, posters and tutorial proposals to HST 11, please visit or download Call_for_Papers_2011.pdf .

For general information on HST 11, see or email

Nearly 400 people attended the 2010 conference, including representatives from 11 foreign countries. The IEEE Boston Section ( is producing HST 11 with support from IEEE-USA, the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, IEEE Biometrics Council, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon and MITRE.

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