Boston-Area IEEE Homeland Security Symposium Seeks Papers, Posters & Tutorials by 4 January

Nov 30, 2015, 16:44 ET from IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST '16) have extended the call for technical papers, posters and tutorials until 4 January 2016. Submissions are sought in:

  • Cyber Security
  • Attack & Disaster Preparation, Recovery & Response
  • Land & Maritime Border Security
  • Biometrics & Forensics

Abstracts should focus on technologies capable of deployment within five years. All areas will cover the following common topics:

  • Strategy & threat characterization, CONOPs, risk analysis
  • Modeling, simulation, experimentation, exercise & training
  • Test beds, standards, performance & evaluations

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and presented during HST '16 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, Mass., USA, 10-12 May 2016.

A past featured paper topic has been video analytics. The goal is to help law enforcement officials cull through huge amounts of data quicker to prevent a terrorist attack. If an attack has already occurred, video analytics assists in identifying suspects.

HST '16 will be the 15th in an annual series of events focusing on emerging homeland security technologies. It will bring together leading academic, industry, business, government and Homeland Security Centers of Excellence innovators working on technologies designed to deter and prevent homeland attacks, protect critical infrastructures and people, mitigate damage and expedite recovery.

HST '16 is produced by IEEE with technical support from the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, IEEE Boston Section ( and IEEE-USA. MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, Battelle and MITRE are providing organizational support.

International partners are encouraged to participate.

Submission Information

Important submission dates, by midnight eastern time:

  • Paper abstract deadline -- 4 January 2016
  • Paper, poster & tutorial acceptance notification -- 15 February 2016
  • Final paper submission deadline -- 1 April 2016

All submissions should be made at They must describe original work not previously published or currently under review for publication in another conference or journal. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the symposium and pay the registration fee.

For more information on submitting papers, posters and tutorial proposals to HST '16, go to

Suggestions for topics to be discussed in the business program are also sought. Send ideas to

To exhibit or sponsor HST '16 or for general information, see or email

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