FUSION 2009 : 12th Internation Conference on Information Fusion
Call For Papers
The 12th International Conference on Information Fusion will be held in Seattle, Washington,
USA, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle Hotel. Authors are invited to submit papers describing advances and
applications in information fusion, with submission of non-traditional topics encouraged.
Conference Site. Pacific Northwest is one of the most scenic parts of United States and Seattle is the
home of some of the world's biggest technology companies such as Boeing and Microsoft. Seattle is
easily accessible from other parts of North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
The Grand Hyatt Seattle has been selected as the site for Fusion 2009. Nestled conveniently in the
heart of downtown's thriving retail and theatre district, Grand Hyatt Seattle redefines luxury, design and
Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:
1. Foundational tools
Probability theory; Bayesian, neural, set-membership and Dempster-Shafer approaches; random
sets; fuzzy logic; risk-sensitive approaches; fusion modeling; agents; genetic optimization.
2. Technological advances
Sensor modeling (radar, active and passive sonar, acoustic, seismic, magnetic, optical, visual);
fusion-related hardware, software and communications technology.
3. Algorithmic developments
Classification; data mining; nonlinear filtering and smoothing; target tracking and localization;
contact-based tracking algorithms; combined detection/tracking; sensor resource management;
distributed fusion; active and passive data fusion; data registration; image fusion; database
4. Application Areas
Situation awareness and decision support in defense and intelligence; public security;
aerospace; computer security; robotics and automation; intelligent transportation; logistics;
automotive; manufacturing; economics and financial; environmental monitoring; medical care, etc..
Paper Submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers electronically through the
conference website (http://www.fusion2009.org), where paper templates and submission instructions will
be available in late 2008. Papers submissions are due by 2 March 2009 and cannot exceed 8 pages.
Special Session Proposals. Proposers are invited to submit by email (firstname.lastname@example.org
and email@example.com) the theme of the special session as well as a list of committed
papers. Proposals for special sessions are due by 2 February 2009. Papers for special sessions must
also be submitted for review on 2 March 2009.
Tutorial Proposals. The first day of the conference will be devoted to tutorials on information fusion.
Proposals for tutorials are invited. A title and description of the tutorial and biographical sketch of the
instructor are due to Ivan Kadar (ikadar@SystemsSciences.com) by 2 February 2009.
Student Paper Program. Fusion 2009 is featuring a student paper program to encourage the
involvement of young engineers and scientists in information fusion. Conference fees will be discounted
for the lead (student) authors of the papers. Further details are available at the conference website.
Special session proposal 2 February 2009
Tutorial proposal 2 February 2009
All papers submission 2 March 2009
Acceptance of papers 10 April 2009
Final papers 15 May 2009
Early registration 15 May 2009