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                STIDS 2014



STIDS is an opportunity for collaboration and cross-fertilization between researchers and practitioners of semantic-based technology with particular experience in the problems facing the Intelligence, Defense, and Security communities. It will feature invited talks from prominent semantic technology researchers and recognized leaders from the target application domains.

To facilitate interchange among communities with a clear commonality of interest but little history of interaction, STIDS encourages submissions that showcase original, significant research as well as papers that present implementations and lessons learned or discuss, compare, and evaluate the use of semantic techniques. However, in the tradition of an academic conference, submissions are expected to make a tangible contribution to the field of semantics, and so marketing white papers and the like will not be accepted.


STIDS welcomes the submission of papers on semantic technology and ontology relevant to the fields of Intelligence, Defense, and Security. We are especially interested in papers on the following topics:

  • Best practices in ontological engineering
  • Biology and health
  • Collaboration
  • Command and Control (C2) and Situation Awareness (SA)
  • Conditions that foster or inhibit outbreak of violence
  • Controlled substance interception
  • Course-of-action planning
  • Cyberspace: defense, exploitation, and counter-attack
  • Decision Making
  • Emergency response
  • Ethnicity, religion, culture and politics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Human factors
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Information sharing
  • Intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination
  • International law
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Money Laundering
  • Predictive analysis
  • Provenance, source credibility, and evidential pedigree
  • Resiliency
  • Risk analytics
  • Science and Technology (S&T)
  • Sensors and intelligence collection
  • Social networks
  • Spatial and temporal phenomena
  • Uncertainty as it relates to ontologies and reasoning
  • Usability issues
  • Vulnerability assessment

Paper submissions due:    September 5        September 12
Notification of acceptance:    October 3             October 10
Registration System Ready:    October 20
Early bird rates end:    October 17           November 5
Classified Session Abstracts:    October 27
Camera-ready papers due:    October 24           October 31
Classified Session Notification:    November 10
Presentations due:    November 14
Tutorials    November 18
Main Conference    November 19-20
Classified Session    November 21


Submissions of technical papers or extended abstracts are welcomed. Each submission will be evaluated for acceptability by at least three members of the Program Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the above topic list, originality, potential significance, and clarity. Because all accepted papers are to be presented at the conference, we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant committed to attending STIDS 2014. All accepted authors will be invited to participate in a poster and demo session to provide an opportunity for extended informal discussion.

Submissions are accepted only in electronic format and must closely follow the US Letter version of the IEEE format for conference proceedings. For complete details and to download LaTeX and MS Word templates, choose the US Letter size from the IEEE's Manuscript Template webpage. Technical papers must have between six and eight pages, including figures. Extended abstracts must have between two and four pages. Submissions outside these limits will not be reviewed. In addition, papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference will not be accepted to the STIDS conference.

Submissions for the general session must be unclassified and releasable in a public forum. They should be sent via the conference's submission site. Details on submissions for the classified session will be posted on Intelink.


All papers accepted to STIDS 2014 will be presented during the conference and published in the conference proceedings, which will be available as a separate publication after the Conference.


The classified session will be held at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA at the TS/SCI level on 21 November. The deadline for abstract submissions to the classified session is 27 October. Please search for “STIDS 2014” on Intellipedia on either the Unclassified, SIPRNET, or JWICS networks for the announcement page with all the details.

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Last updated: 05/28/2015