TECHNICAL PROGRAM

CTFG 2018 (PDF) Program

DAY 1 : 15 October 2018
08:00 Registration
08:45 Melita Hadzagic, OODA Technologies, Canada, General Co-Chair, Steven Horn, DRDC CORA, Canada, General Co-Chair Welcoming Speech and Introductory Remarks
Plenary Talk
09:00 Dale Reding, Director, General Science and Technology Air Force and Navy (DGSTAN), DND Canada Post-SSE Fusion and Sensing Challenges (Air)
Video Tracking
Chair : Laurence Olivier Marion-Ouellet
09:45 Sarah Babbitt, Tanya Gatsak and Bhashyam Balaji, DRDC Ottawa, Canada Integrating Image and Video Processing into a Python Library for State Estimation of Modelling
10:10 Roman Palenychka and Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada, and Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada Attentive Sensing Approach to Object Detection and Tracking in Surveillance Videos
10:35 Hamidreza Fazlali and Shahram Shirani, McMaster University, Canada, Mike McDonald, DRDC Ottawa, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada Cloud/haze Detection in Airborne Videos Using a Convolutional Neural Network
11:00 Coffee Break
Maritime Surveillance
Chair : Melita Hadzagic
11:15 Alexander Teske, University of Ottawa, Canada, Rafael Falcon and Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada, Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa,Canada Extracting Maritime Incidents from Unstructured Articles
11:40 Ashwin Panchapakesan, University of Ottawa, Canada, Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada, Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada Predicting Shipping Container Damage in Commercial Maritime Ports through High Level Information Fusion
12:05 Ibrahim AbuAlhaol, Rafael Falcon and Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada and Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada Mining Port Congestion Indicators from Big Data
12:30 Lunch (not provided)
Plenary Talk
14:00 Chee-Yee Chong, Independent Consultant, U.S.A. Forty years of distributed filtering
Multitarget Tracking
Chair : Thia Kirubarajan
14:45 S. Lee, P. Carniglia, E. Altman, and Bhashyam Balaji, DRDC Ottawa, Canada Pystemlib: Implementing Multiple Target Tracking and Application of Software Engineering Practices
15:10 Song Li and R. Tharmarasa, McMaster University, Canada,Dan Brookes, DRDC Ottawa, Canada, Daly Brown, General Dynamics, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada 3-D Tracking of Non-Cooperative Targets Using a 2-D Radar
15:35 Bethi Pardhasaradhy, R. Tharmarasa, Bumsoo Kim, Rahim Jassemi, DRDC Ottawa, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada GPS Spoofer Attack Detection and Mitigation Using Association and Tracking
16:00 Daly Brown and John Clarke, General Dynamics, Canada, Mike McDonald, DRDC Ottawa, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada Tracking to Learn and Learning to Track
16:25 Coffee Break
Sensor Fusion
Chair : Bhashyam Balaji
16:40 H. J. Du and F. A. Dilkes, DRDC Ottawa Canada Sensor data fusion in passive RF emitter detection and location (U)
17:05 Jingqun Li and R. Tharmarasa, McMaster University, Canada, Daly Brown, General Dynamics, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada Efficient Multiframe Assignment for Target Tracking and Sensor Fusion
17:30 Tongyu Ge and R. Tharmarasa, McMaster University, Canada, Bernard Lebel and Mihai Florea, Thales, Canada and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada Joint multitarget localization and multisensor synchronization for Indoor Localization and Cyber-Security
18:10 End of Day 1
19:30 No Host Dinner
DAY 2 : 16 October 2018
Plenary Talks
09:00 Galina Rogova, Research Professor, The State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A. Higher level fusion and situation management: challenges and computational approaches
High Level Fusion
Chair : Anne-Laure Jousselme
09:45 Steven Horn, DRDC CORA, Canada Blockchain Applications in Tracking and Fusion
10:10 Chi-Hong Cheung and Rahim Jassemi-Zargani, DRDC Ottawa, Canada Target threat assessment based on MCDM techniques
10:35 Laurence Olivier Marion-Ouellet, OODA Technologies, Canada, and Glenn Franck and Allan Gillis, DRDC Atlantic, Canada Using Mixed Reality to Enhance the Mission Planning Process
11:00 Coffee Break
Hard and Soft Fusion
Chair : Elisa Shahbazian
11:15 Saeed Rostami and R. Tharmarasa, McMaster University, Canada, Mike McDonald, DRDC Ottawa, Canada, Mihai Florea, Thales, Canada, and Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster University, Canada Modeling and Simulation of Realistic Soft Data for Surveillance Applications
11:40 Isabelle L. Prévost, Olivier Labonté, Éric-Olivier Bossé, Mathieu Lavallée, Melita Hadzagic, Michel Mayrand, Elisa Shahbazian, OODA Technologies, Canada, Nathan Kashyap, DRDC Canada Reusable Software System Architecture For Soft and Hard Data Fusion
12:05 Lunch (not provided)
Resource Management
Chair : Mihai Florea
13:30 Jean Berger, DRDC Valcartier, Canada, N. Lo, WARWII Solutions Inc., M. Barkaoui, Universite Laval, Canada MOSAIC – A Multi-Satellite Collection Scheduling Solution for Large Area Coverage
13:55 Mahdi Shaghaghi, Complementrary AI System Corp., Canada, Raviraj S. Adve, University of Toronto, Canada, Zhen (Jack) Ding, DRDC Ottawa, Canada Multifunction Cognitive Radar Task Scheduling using Monte Carlo Tree Search and Policy Networks
14:20 Zhen Qu, Zhen Ding and Peter Moo, DRDC Ottawa, Canada A Radar Task Scheduling Method Using Random Shifted Start Time with the EST Algorithm
14:45 Hossein Chahrour and Bhashayam Balaji, DRDC Ottawa, Canada, Richard Dansereau and Sreeraman Rajan, Carlton University MIMO Radar with Hybrid Spread Spectrum Orthogonal Waveforms for Spectrum Sharing
15:10 Coffee Break
Machine Learning/Deep Learning
Chair : Steven Horn
15:25 Mohamed Gaafar, University of Toronto, Canada, Mahdi Shaghaghi, Complementrary AI System Corp., Canada Raviraj S. Adve, University of Toronto, Canada, Zhen (Jack) Ding, DRDC Ottawa, Canada Reinforcement Learning for Cognitive Radar Resource Management
15:50 Aristides Milios and Konstantinos Chatzikokolakis, Marine Traffic, UK, Dimitris Zissis, Marine Traffic, UK, University of Aegean, Greece and Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University, Canada Sail ho! A deep learning approach for ship detection which utilises complimentary sensing capabilities
16:15 Anne Claire Boury-Brisset, DRDC Valcartier, Canada, Mihai Florea, Thales Research and Technology, Canada Ship Classification Using Deep Learning Techniques for Maritime Target Tracking
16:40 Moslem Ouled Sgaier, Julian Falardeau, Éric-Olivier Bossé, Isabelle Prévost, Melita Hadzagic, OODA Technologies, Canada, Nathan Kashyap, DRDC Canada NLP Solutions for Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness
17:05 Erik Blasch, Air Force of Scientific Research, USA, Shuo Liu and Zheng Liu, Univ. Of British Columbia, Canada Deep Learning Measures of Effectiveness
17:30 Melita Hadzagic, OODA Technologies, General Co-Chair Steven Horn, DRDC CORA, General Co-Chair Wrap-up, Final Remarks
18:30 FUSION 2019 discussion