IEEE Homeland Security Conference Seeks Technical Papers, Posters, Tutorials

Feb 12, 2013, 13:46 ET from IEEE-USA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST '13) are seeking technical papers, posters and tutorials in the following areas:

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

Abstracts, which are due 15 March, 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 & training
  • Test beds, standards & evaluations

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and presented at HST '13 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, Mass., USA, 12-14 November 2013. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and pay the conference fee.

The event, 13th 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. International partners are encouraged to participate.

Important 2013 submission dates, by midnight eastern time

  • Paper abstract deadline -- 15 March
  • Paper submission invitation issued -- 1 April
  • Final paper submission & tutorial proposal deadline -- 3 June
  • Paper, poster & tutorial acceptance notification -- 1 July

For more information on submitting papers, posters and tutorial proposals to HST '13, go to

All submissions must describe original work not previously published or currently under review for publication in another conference or journal. See instructions:

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

For general information on HST '13, see or email

Nearly 350 people attended the 2012 conference, including many from outside the United States.

HST '13 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.

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