NATO ASI 2003
Data Fusion for Situation Monitoring, Incident Detection, Alert and Response Management
Motivation for this NATO ASI
This ASI "Data Fusion for Situation Monitoring, Incident Detection, Alert and Response Management" will mainly focus, as its name describes, on applying Data/Information Fusion for Security-Related Civil Science and Technology (SST) applications.
Data Fusion will enhance the
ability for monitoring the environment for any anomalies to detect Nuclear,
Biological and Chemical (NBC) contamination, such as would be the case
in Irak, in the prevention of war through the enforcement of NATO resolution
Similarly Data Fusion technology can be applied to fuse remote sensing, geopolitical, intelligence, etc. data for detection and verification of disarmament and conversion. It can then be applied to provide decision support for response management.
One of the most critical actions of the remediation of the environment is the cleanup or removal of Ordnance and Explosives (OE)/Unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the environment after peace is established. There are numerous examples of how fusion of information from multiple sensors/sources increases the probability of detection and classification of UXOs.
At the present time very few
Universities (mostly in United States) offer graduate studies in Data
Fusion, and no undergraduate training is available. While there are research
centres in both NATO and Cooperation Partner (CP) countries involved in
research in the various disciplines used in Data Fusion, research in applications
of these technologies are significantly more advanced in NATO countries.
Hence the need to bring together leading researchers from NATO and CP
countries in this domain to develop an understanding for use of techniques
and methods of Data Fusion specifically for Security applications. This
will be achieved though this NATO ASI.
Last updated 30 June 2003