2008 IEEE International Conference On Technologies for Homeland Security

Venue: Westin Hotel

Location: Waltham, Massachussetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 10, 2007
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The Conference will provide a forum for innovators to discuss ideas, concepts and findings to date. The conference will bring together innovators from leading universities, research laboratories, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, small businesses, system integrators and the end user community.

New this year, the Conference will feature parallel tracks with invited talks in non-overlapping technical sessions. Also, the Conference will contain a planned session on Detecting and Protecting Against Terrorist Surveillance.

Our Outstanding Leaders:
The conference will be chaired by Ambassador Henry Cooper of High Frontier and Chairman of Applied Research Associates, Inc., Technical Program Chaired by Brig. General (Ret.) Phil Stowell, Applied Research Associates, and Program Development Chaired by Robert Hooks, Director of Transition of the US Department of Homeland Security. They will guide the conference towards solving real, imminent and developing threats to our Nation.

The conference, business panels and technical exhibits provides an ideal opportunity for developers and implementers of technologies, consultants, entrepreneurs and business funding sources interested in the security and critical infrastructure dependability marketplace to meet with governmental leaders and owners and operators of major private sector infrastructure.

Sponsored By:
The eighth Conference is sponsored by the Boston Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, IEEE-USA and the IEEE Critical Infrastructure Dependability Initiative and organized and managed by the IEEE Boston Section Homeland Security Conference Steering Committee

Transportation Security focused on Chemical, Biological and High Explosives with special sessions on Radiological /-Nuclear. Both Transportation focus areas will emphasize their own specific technology issues with respect to detection, prevention, response, and recovery.

Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Security with the emphasis on protecting the financial sector, communication sand electric power networks, focusing on SCADA systems and threats to the chemical and refinery sectors

Incident Management, Information Sharing, and Interoperability technologies, high level risk assessment and supporting technoilogies of modeling and simulation emphasizing tools development

The Overall Program Includes:

Reception on the evening of the first day of the Conference

2 day Technical Conference including:

Wednesday Morning Plenary Keynote Session featuring government representatives and major private sector infrastructure operators

Invited Track Theme Papers by top scientists

Parallel Sessions of Contributed Technical Papers

Poster Session

Business Panel – How to Do Business with DHS S&T and how to obtain seed funding to bring research to reality

Technology Exhibits

Networking Opportunities


Additional Information

Technical papers submitted should focus on next generation technologies capable of deployment within 3 to 5 years. Abstract deadline is November 10, 2007. For more information, please refer to the conference website: www.ieeehomelandsecurityconference.org, or contact Robert Alongi at 781-245-5405 or email information@ieeehomelandsecurityconference.org.