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IA ‘05 CFP

Fri, January 14, 2005Call For Papers
Call for Submissions


3-5 May, 2005

McLean, VA, USA

Aims and Scope

Sponsored by the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, this international conference aims to report fundamental, novel, and operationally significant advances in the art of intelligence analysis and the associated science and technology support from national, military, academic and competitive intelligence communities.  Analytic communities are continually challenged by the need to analyze massive volumes, velocities, and varieties of multilingual and multimedia data. This situation occurs in multiple disciplines including HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, MASINT, OSINT and GEOINT.  This occurs in multiple domains including but not limited to terrorism, politics, economics, chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons of mass destruction, information assurance, science and technology, and industry analysis. Challenges have fueled opportunities for analytic tool developers, educators, and business process owners that support analytic communities in the management of knowledge, information and data sources. Substantial government, commercial and academic R&D activities require a forum for knowledge sharing about intelligence analysis theories, methodologies and tools.

Participants and Audience

Intended participants include analysts, analytic tool program managers, analytic tool vendors, scientists and engineers, policy makers, and others who aim to enhance the performance (unaided and machine aided) of human analysts. The conference will include both classified and unclassified sessions to facilitate appropriate levels of information sharing and knowledge exchange.

Topics:  Analytic Methods and Tools

To be effective, analytic tools require sound underlying methods of analysis.  Therefore, this forum will bring together research aimed at advancing the frontiers of analysis methods and analytic tools to meet new practical challenges and opportunities.  A detailed description of the scope of the conference is available at the conference web site http://analysis.mitre.org.


Original submissions on unpublished research in all aspects of analysis and analytic tools are welcome in the form of 6 page papers, 2 page tutorial or workshop proposals, or 1 page panel proposals. Criteria for selection will include quality, clarity, originality, relevance, and operational significance of results as judged by expert peer review.  Unclassified submissions should be submitted electronically to the conference submission website available at http://analysis.mitre.org. Authors must include a certification of public release, forms for which are available at the web

Classified submissions should be submitted via appropriate channels to the relevant government member of the steering committee.

Key Submission Dates

Abstract/Intention to Submit:  January 14, 2005 (No later than 5 PM EST)

Submissions Due:          February 15, 2005

Acceptance Notifications:    March 15, 2005

Camera Ready Copy Due:      April 1, 2005

Conference:              May 3-5, 2005



* Studies of the sufficiency and efficacy of various analysis approaches

* Methods to overcome analytic bias (e.g., analysis of competing hypotheses)

* Methods to counter denial and deception

* Methods for exploiting new sources

* Novel analysis methods (e.g., counterfactuals)

* Information sharing and collaborative analysis

* Multi-INT analysis

* Evidence-based analysis and argumentation in intelligence analysis

* Novel methods of information assurance analysis

* Ethnographic studies of analysis


* Advances in search (including detection and tracking of topics) across massive, heterogeneous, multilingual collections

* Entity, relation, and event extraction and tracking

* Data mining and knowledge discovery and dissemination

* Novel intelligence from massive data

* Advanced imagery and video processing and analysis

* Advanced question answering for intelligence

* Multi-document/multi-source summarization

* Structured argumentation

* Tools to facilitate cognition

* Multimodal explanation generation

* Semantic web technologies (e.g., OWL, RDF) to enable analysis

* Information Sharing and collaboration tools and services for analysis

* Automated clustering, correlation, fusion (including Multi-INT fusion)

* Geospatial and temporal information analysis

* Link analysis, social and organizational network analysis

* Foreign language processing (including translingual information retrieval, machine translation and machine assisted translation).

* Behavior modeling and simulation

* Effects Based Nodal Analysis (What if Modeling)

* Immersive Target Familiarization for Mission Planning and Rehearsal

* Intelligence visualization and tailored presentation generation

* Novel tools to enhance information assurance visualization and analysis

* Intelligence domain specific analytic techniques (e.g., for SIGINT, IMINT, HUMINT, MASINT, OSINT, ACINT (Acoustic INT))

* Information assurance methods that enable analysis (e.g., cross security domain information sharing solutions)

* Ontologies for analysis

* Usability and habitability of analytic tools

* Systems issues such as interoperability and integration (e.g., fusion of models (e.g., recruitment, money transfer)).

* Tools for predictive analysis, hypothesis management

* Visualization of complex data and information environments for knowledge discovery


* Theoretical foundations of analysis, including cognitive models and experiments as well as sociological and/or ethnographic studies of analysis

* Evaluation methodologies and associated metrics

* Classification of analysis systems

* Secure data and information sharing

* Training methods and tools for intelligence analysis

* Analysis in operational contexts: requirements, architectures, lessons learned

* Effective methods of tool acquisition, analysis process change management


Dr. Mark Lowenthal


Dr. Mark Maybury

maybury AT mitre.org

Tel: +1 (781) 271-7230


Dr. Cliff Weinstein

cjw AT ll.mit.edu

Tel: +1 (781) 981-7621


Prof. Frank Hughes, JMIC



Dr. Eric Hughes

hughes AT mitre.org

Tel: +1 (781) 271-7486


Dr. Jim Thomas, PNNL

Jim.Thomas AT pnl.gov

Tel: +1 (509) 375 2210


Dr. Lisa Costa, MITRE

lahc AT mitre.org

Tel: +1 (813) 831-5535


Mr. Alex Graham, SCIP

agraham AT scip.org

Tel: (703) 739-0696 x105

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