- Call for Papers -
NGA Sponsored Technical Sessions at the Pecora 18 Symposium
Herndon, Virginia - November 14 and 15, 2011

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be hosting technical sessions focusing on key research areas shown below during the 2011 Pecora 18 Symposium . Each of the topic areas will have a paper presentation session. These sessions will be held on November 14 and 15. The sessions on November 14 will be held at a facility where presentations can be classified up to SECRET. Please go to: http://www.asprs.org/pecora18/ for complete schedule and registration information.

Classified Sessions

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be hosting an all-day classified session on November 14, 2011 in order to engage attendees in exploring views, ideas, approaches, and research results in areas that are of interest to the GEOINT community.

Call for Presentations or Demonstrations

Individuals and organizations that are conducting, contemplating or have completed research in areas of interest to the GEOINT community and are interested in providing a presentation or demonstration are urged to contact the NGA Academic Research Office at narppo@nga.mil to discuss opportunities for demonstrations and presentations.

Schedule for November 14, 2011
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Morning Session - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch (Provided) - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Classification Level: This session will be held at the SECRET//Rel FVEY level.
Location: The SI Organization, 15036 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151

Areas of possible interest include but are not limited to:

Afternoon Session
NGA is soliciting topics for in-depth round table research discussions in the afternoon sessions that address key challenges and potential solutions on important Activity-Based GEOINT issues and problems. Selection of topics will be based on significance of the problem(s) being addressed, creative problem formulations, state-of-the-art and practices elucidations, innovative ideas, ingenious approaches, and imaginative research or application alternatives. Topics should focus on problems for which Activity-Based GEOINT can make a difference to Anticipatory Intelligence Analysis; why it is important to the intelligence and operational community; who is involved; and, the key issues addressed. The goal of the deep-dive session is to offer solutions and innovative approaches to Activity-Based GEOINT that address the type of sensor or data needed to tackle the problem.

Important Notes: All attendees and speakers for the classified session must be pre-registered with ASPRS by November 4, 2011.

Online registration is available at http://www.asprs.org/pecora18/registration.php.

Attendees and speakers must have their security office submit clearance certification by November 4, 2011 and possess a SECRET clearance to attend.

Forward Security Clearances to:
The SI Organization, Security Office,
Open Fax: 703-460-3030 Secure Fax: 703-460-3978
Open Phone: 703-460-3238 Secure Phone: 853-7238
Email: Certs-sg1.fc-SI-Chant@LMCO.com

POC: James Kindig, 703-735-2736 or Joan Vallancewhiteacre - 571-557-8625

Unclassified Sessions

Technical Session 6 - Video Analysis
November 15th, 10:30 - 12:00
The widespread availability of hand-held motion imagery (such as cell phone videos, laptop videos, FMV and others) has greatly expanded the volume of information that requires labor intensive analyst review, where timeliness is essential e.g. urban or wilderness rescue, or when seeking alternative avenues for discovery and confirmation. This session focuses on research that explores the value of using alternative open source motion imagery to discover location or patterns of human behavior and applies that knowledge to advance analysis. The "human dimension" includes organization, culture, knowledge, relationships, employment, social structure (e.g. clan/tribe), vulnerabilities, capabilities, motivation, intent, and activities. The research could include other data and knowledge types to include but not limited to biometrics, financial, cyber, social, anthropological, etc.

Technical Session 12 - Projection Analysis
November 15th, 3:30 - 5:00
This session will focus on computational modeling of large datasets and their organizations for projection analysis including but not limited to models of integrating human intelligence and decision-making into geospatial analysis and building the scientific basis for projection analysis, integration into time-space analysis, multi-level data , uncertainty analysis and human-computer interaction.

Submission requirements:
Abstracts for papers must be received by August 31, 2011. Abstracts must be unclassified and include the presentation title, author(s)/presenter(s) with affiliations(s), and a description not to exceed 500 words. Abstracts will be evaluated on their descriptions and implications, relevance to session and community, and overall technical quality. Paper selection notifications will be made by September 30, 2011. If selected, full presentations will be due to NGA on or before October 30, 2011. Speakers are required to register by October 15, 2011.

Submit abstracts via Email to: narppo@nga.mil
POC: James Kindig, 703-735-2736