This year we are pleased to announce our Keynote Speakers:
Keynote by Dr. Keith Devlin, Stanford University
The talk summarizes the results of a preliminary study for the US Army to develop a descriptive framework that captures, in a uniform way, all of the complexity of the modern battlefield. Among the requirements that had to be met were that the framework (1) is capable of sufficient precision to allow for cross-domain communication, (2) meets the needs of all parties, (3) allows for clarification and disambiguation, and (4) is sufficiently natural and intuitive for rapid mastery by all parties. The framework I developed is based on the adoption of an information-flow view of the battlefield, using situation theory.
Keynote by Dr. Robert Bonneau, Program Manager, AFOSR/RSL
The talk will provide an overview of complex information systems including quantifying, managing, and designing heterogeneous networked systems. Methods of measuring and assessing the performance of networked, software, and hardware integrated systems such as cloud architectures will be discussed including techniques of sparse approximation in systems measurements, and algebraic and topological statistical metrics for performance. Strategies of quantifying risk over different geometric and statistical classes of distributed systems will be examined as well as methods of tracking and coding dynamic information flows.Presentation Slides
Keynote by Scott Fouse, Lockheed Martin
For knowledge intensive functions, such as command and control, technology has the ability to change the way users think about the problem. Many times we will develop a system based on our best understanding of current practices, but when we deliver the system, the users immediately see the potential for how they could do it better, but are frustrated that the system cannot support their ideas. Our challenge is to anticipate how the technology will change the problem solving process, and to develop systems to support that future operational concept. A great example of this was accomplished in the Command Post of the Future program, where we were able to bring together visionary domain experts with visionary technologists to discover technology-enabled future operational concepts. This talk will present some of the key techniques that were used, and then suggest how they can be used for future development efforts.Presentation Slides