Final Short Program

No Security Clearence is required to attend Fusion 2000 conference
and all sessions are open to all nationalities.
None session is classified.

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Abstracts available: 1-Mo, 2-Tu, 3-We, 4-Th

Monday July 10

Session MoA1: Plenary speech of Prof. David Schum

Information Fusion and Inference Networks: Evidential Foundations

Session MoB1: Plenary Panel Discussion

FUSION, Vision and Challenges

Organized by Rabinder Madan, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, USA
James Myers, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, USA
Ivan Kadar, Consultant, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA

Session MoC1: Target Detection and Recognition - 1

Chair: Pramod K. Varshney, Syracuse University, NY, USA
Co-Chair: Amy L. Magnus, Intelligent Information AFRL/IFTD, NY, USA

1 - A Suboptimum Permutation Test for Radar Detection in Log-Normal Clutter Environments

Francisco Alvarez-Vaquero, José L. Sanz-González, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

2 - Target Classification by Autoregressive Modeling Using Range Extent Profiles

Mahendra K. Mallick, Stefano Coraluppi, Alphatech, Inc., Burlington, MA, USA

3 - On Parametric Detection of Small Targets in Sea Clutter

H.Einar Wensink, Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V., Hengelo, The Netherlands

4 - Classification and Feature Selection with Fused Conditionally Dependent Binary Valued Features

Robert S. Lynch, Jr., Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI, USA
Peter K. Willett, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Session MoC2: Target Tracking - 1 – Track Fusion - 1

Chair: Chee-Yee Chong, Booz Allen & Hamilton, San Francisco, CA, USA
Co-Chair: X.Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA

1 - Evaluating Hierarchical Track Fusion with Information Matrix Filter

Kuo-Chu Chang, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.

2 - Unified Optimal Linear Estimation Fusion - Part I: Unified Models and Fusion Rules

X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA
Yunmin Zhu, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Chongzhao Han, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

3 - Unified Optimal Linear Estimation Fusion - Part II: Discussions and Examples

X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA
Jie Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China

4 - Problem Characterization in Tracking / Fusion Algorithm Evaluation

Chee-Yee Chong, Booz Allen & Hamilton, San Francisco, CA, USA

Session MoC3: Sensor and Information Fusion

Chair: Jeffery Layne, US Air Force Research Lab. WPAFB, OH, USA
Co-Chair: Erik Blasch, US Air Force Research Lab. WPAFB, OH, USA

1 - Robust Data Fusion

J.F. Grandin, M. Marques, Thomson-CSF DETEXIS, Trappes-Elancourt, France

2 - Methods and Concepts for Air Situation Picture Generation

Eric Shynar, Uri Degen, Advanced Technology Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel

3 - Fusion Method for Physical Systems Based on Physical Laws

Nageswara S. V. Rao, David B. Reister, Jacob Barhen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

4 - A Statistical Overview of Recent Literature in Information Fusion

L. Valet, Gilles Mauris, Philippe Bolon, LAMII / CESALP, Annecy, France

Session MoC4: Information Modeling

Chair: Roger Reynaud, IEF / University Paris XI, Orsay, France
Co-Chair: Amy L. Magnus, Intelligent Information AFRL/IFTD, NY, USA

1 - Object Hypothesis Support in the Context of Knowledge-Based Fuzzy Possibilistic Fusion of Image Descriptions

Sotiris N. Raptis, S.G. Tzafestas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

2 - Inquisitive Pattern Recognition

Amy L. Magnus, Intelligent Information AFRL/IFTD, Rome, NY, USA
Steven C. Gustafson, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH, USA

3 - A Symbolic Neuro-fuzzy Collaborative Approach for Inducing Knowledge in a Pharmacological Domain

M. Carmo Nicoletti, Arthur Ramer, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
M. Aparecida Nicoletti, Fac. Ciências Farmacêuticas, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil

4 - Double Representation of Information and Hybrid Combination for Identification Systems

Alain Nifle, Thomson-CSF/ISR, Massy, France
Roger Reynaud, IEF / Université Paris XI, Orsay, France

Session MoC5: System Design

Chair: Akira Namatame, National Defense Academy, Japan

1 - Control, Estimation and Abstraction in Fusion Architectures: Lessons from Human Information Processing

Carl B. Frankel, Organizational Measurement and Engineering, San Francisco, CA, USA
Mark D. Bedworth, Jemity / University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

2- Information Fusion Method For System Identification Based On Sensitivity Analysis

Jacob Barhen, Nageswara S. V. Rao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA

3- Information Value Mapping for Fusion Architectures

Timothy J. Peterson, Malur K. Sundareshan, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

4 - Decentralized Decision Networks and Their Emergent Properties

Saori Iwanaga, Akira Namatame, National Defense Academy, Yokosuka, Japan.

Session MoD1: Target Detection and Recognition - 2

Chair: Per Svensson, Defence Research Establishment, Stockholm, Sweden
Co-chair: Erland Jungert, Defence Research Establishment, Linköping, Sweden

1 - Evolutionary Control of an Autonomous Field

Mark W. Owen, SPAWAR, San Diego, CA, USA
Dale M. Klamer, Barbara Dean, Orincon Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA

2 - Target Detection and Identification using Neural Networks and Multi-Agents Systems

Roger Cozien, C. Rosenberger, P. Eyherabide, J. Rossettini, A. Ceyrolle, Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan Military School, Guer, France

3 - Using Optimal Variables for Bayesian Network Classifiers

Fatima El-Matouat, Patrick Vannoorenberghe, Olivier Colot, Jacques Labiche, Université / INSA de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

4 - Modeling the Column Recognition Problem in Tactical Information Fusion

Johan Björnfot, Per Svensson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Session MoD2: Target tracking - 2 – Multi-Model Approach

Chair: X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA
Co-chair: Mohamad Farooq, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

1 - Model-Set Adaptation Using a Fuzzy Kalman Filter

Zhen Ding, Raytheon Systems Canada Limited, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Henry Leung, University of Calgary, Albert, Canada
Keith Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

2 - Tracking Closely Maneuvering Targets in Clutter with an IMM-JVC Algorithm

Alexandre Jouan, Lockheed Martin Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Benoit Jarry, Hannah Michalska, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

3 - Comparing an Interacting Multiple Model Algorithm and a Multiple-Process Soft Switching Algorithm: Equivalence Relationship and Tracking Performance

Tan-Jan Ho, Mohamad Farooq, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

4 - Variable- and Fixed- Structure Extended IMM Algorithms Using Coordinated Turn Model

Emil Semerdjiev, Ludmila Mihaylova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA

Session MoD3: Image Fusion - 1

Chair: Pramod K. Varshney, Syracuse University, NY, USA
Co-chair: Wojciech Pieczynski, INT, Evry, France

1 - Different Focus Points Images Fusion Based on Wavelet Decomposition

Xuan Yang, Wanhai Yang, Jihong Pei, Xidian University, Shaanxi, China

2 - A Pyramid Approach For Multimodality Image Registration Based On Mutual Information

Hua-Mei Chen, Pramod K. Varshney, Syracuse University, NY, USA

3 - 2-D Image Fusion by Multiscale Edge Graph Combination

Stavri G. Nikolov, Dave R. Bull, C. Nishan Canagarajah, University of Bristol, UK
Mike Halliwell, Peter N. T. Wells, Bristol General Hospital, UK

4 - Robust Multisensor Image Registration with Partial Distance Merits

Xiangjie Yang, Yunlong Sheng, Image Science Group, Univ. Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada
Léandre Sévigny, DRE Valcartier, Courcelette, Québec, Canada
Pierre Valin, Lockheed Martin Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Session MoD4: Bayesian and Belief Fusion Approaches

Chair: Wojciech Pieczynski, INT, Evry, France
Cochair: Mohammed Benjelloun, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Calais, France

1 - A Conservative Approach to Distributed Belief Fusion

Churn-Jung Liau, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2 - A Generic Framework for Resolving the Conflict in the Combination of Belief Structures

Eric Lefevre, Olivier Colot, Patrick Vannoorenberghe, Denis de Brucq, Université/INSA de Rouen, France

3 - Optimal Segmentation by Random Process Fusion

Serge Reboul, Damien Brige, Mohammed Benjelloun, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Calais, France

4 - Pairwise Markov Chains and Bayesian Unsupervised Fusion

Wojciech Pieczynski, INT, Evry, France

Session MoD5: System Design and Applications - Invited Session

Chair: Mark Bedworth, Jemity / University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

1 - Data Fusion System Engineering

Alan N. Steinberg, Veridian ERIM International, Chantilly, VA, USA

2 - An Architecture for the Integration of All Levels of Data Fusion

Stephane Paradis, Jean Roy, DRE Valcartier, Québec, Canada

3 - Practical Trade-offs in Fusion Architecture Design

Elisa Shahbazian, Rodney Hallsworth, Daniel Turgeon, Lockheed Martin Canada, Canada

4 - Decisions in Condition Monitoring - An Exemplar for Data Fusion Architecture

Paul Hannah, Andrew Starr, Andrew Ball, University of Mancheter, UK

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Tuesday July 11

Session TuA1: Plenary speech of Prof. Henri Prade

Possibility Theory in Information Fusion

Session TuB1: Tracking Systems - 1

Chair: Alfonso Farina, Alenia Marconi Systems, Roma, Italy
Co-Chair: Barbara La Scala, The Preston Group, Richmond, Australia

1 - A Micro-Density Approach to Multitarget Tracking

Keith Kastella, Veridian ERIM International, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2 - Tracking System Prediction Through Group Correlation Analysis

Brandon Bovey, Donald E. Brown, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

3 - A Hybrid-State Estimation Algorithm for Multi-Sensor Target Tracking

Stefano Coraluppi, Mark Luettgen, Craig Carthel, Alphatech Inc., MA, USA

4 - Stochastic Estimation using a Continuum of Models

Jeffery Layne, Scott Weaver, U.S. Air Force Research Lab., WPAFB, OH, USA

Session TuB2: Target Tracking - 3 – Passive Sensors

Chair: Ivan Kadar, Consultant, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, NY, USA
Co-chair: Edward Carapezza, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA

1 - Bearings-Only Tracking using Data Fusion and Instrumental Variables

Y.T. Chan, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Terry A. Rea, National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2 - A Hough Transform Track Initiation Algorithm for Multiple Passive Sensors

Kiril M. Alexiev, Ljudmil V. Bojilov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

3 - Passive Multisensor Multitarget Feature-aided Unconstrained Tracking: a Geometric Perspective

Ivan Kadar, Consultant, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, NY, USA

Session TuB3: Image Fusion and Exploitation - 1 – Invited session

Chair: Allen Waxman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory,Lexington, MA, USA
Co-Chair: William Streilein, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

1 - Potential Utility and Needs for Imagery Fusion Technology

James Fahnestock, Chung Hye Read, U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency, USA

2 - AFOSR Research Programs in Image Fusion

John Tangney, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA, USA

3 - Smart SensorWeb: Web-Based Exploitation of Sensor Fusion for Visualization of the Tactical Battlefield

Jeffrey Paul, U.S. Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, Pentagon, Washington DC, USA

4 - Image Registration and Fusion in Remote Sensing for NASA

Jacqueline Le Moigne, James Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Session TuB4: Evidential Reasoning Approach for Data Fusion

Chair: Alain Appriou, ONERA, Châtillon, France

1 - Adding Decision Rule to the Shafer-Logan Algorithm for Hierarchical Identity Information Fusion

Anne-Laure Jousselme, D. Grenier, Univ. Laval, Canada
Éloi Bossé, DRE Valcartier, Val-Bélair, Québec, Canada

2 - Managing Inconsistent Intelligence

Johan Schubert, Defence Research Establishment, Stockholm, Sweden

3 - Applying Theory of Evidence in Multisensor Data Fusion: A Logical Interpretation

Laurence Cholvy, ONERA, Toulouse, France

4 - An Evidential Markovian Model for Data Fusion and Unsupervised Image Classification

Laurent Fouque, Alain Appriou, ONERA, Châtillon, France
Wojciech Pieczynski, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France

Session TuB5: Civilian applications

Chair: Andreas Nürnberger, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Co-Chair: Jorge Marx-Gómez, University of Magdeburg, Germany

1 - Improvements of Pattern Recognition by using Evidence Theory. Application to Tag Identification

Fabien Belloir, Alain Billat, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2 - Performance Evaluation of a Fuzzy Fusion System for Subsoil Classification

L. Valet, Gilles Mauris, Philippe Bolon, LAMII / CESALP, Annecy, France
Naamen Keskes, ELF Aquitaine, Pau, France

3 - Model Based Fusion of Laser and Camera: Range Discontinuities and Motion Consistency

Jonas Nygårds, Åke Wernersson, Swedish Defence Research Establishment, Linköping, Sweden

4 - Hybrid Approach to Forecast Returns of Scrapped Products to Recycling and Remanufacturing

Jorge Marx-Gómez, Claus Rautenstrauch, Andreas Nürnberger, Rudolf Kruse, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Session TuC1: Tracking Systems - 2

Chair: Mohamad Farooq, Royal Military College, Canada
Co-Chair: Thiaglingam Kirubarajan, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

1 - Mobile Radar Bias Estimation Using Unknown Location Targets

Yaakov Bar-Shalom, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

2 - Bias Modeling and Estimation for GMTI Applications

Keith Kastella, B. Yeary, Veridian ERIM International, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
T. Zadra, R. Brouillard, E. Frangione, Orincon Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA

3 - Over-the-Horizon Radar Multipath Track Fusion Incorporating Track History

Peter W. Sarunic, Mark G. Rutten, DSTO, Salisbury, Australia

4 - An Application of Generalized Least Squares Bias Estimation for Over-The-Horizon Radar Coordinate Registration

William C. Torrez, SNWSC, San Diego, CA, USA
Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB, OH, USA

Session TuC2: Target Tracking - 4 – Track Fusion - 2

Chair: James Llinas, Center for Multisource Information Fusion, NY, USA
Co-Chair: Ivan Kadar, Consultant, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA

1 - Radar/ESM Tracking of Constant Velocity Target: Comparison of Batch (MLE) and EKF Performance

Isabelle Leibowicz, Philippe Nicolas, Laurent Ratton, Thomson-CSF/DETEXIS, Elancourt, France

2 - Track Fusion of Distributed EFRLS State Estimators

Yunmin Zhu, Keshu Zhang, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA
Zhisheng You, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

3 - Credibilist Multi-Sensors Fusion for the Mapping of Dynamic Environment

Dominique Gruyer, Cyril Royère, Véronique Berge-Cherfaoui, Heudiasyc-UMR CNRS, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

4 - Adaptive Track Fusion in a Multisensor Environment

Céline Beugnon, Tarunraj Singh, Mech. and Aerospace Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA
James Llinas, Center for Multisource Information Fusion, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA
Rajat K. Saha, Nova Research Corporation, Burlington, NY, USA

Session TuC3: Image Fusion and Exploitation - 2 – Invited session

Chair: Allen Waxman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
Co-Chair: William Streilein, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA

1 - Fusion Techniques for Environmental Database Construction

T. Laurençot, Thomson-CSF/ISR, Malakoff, France

2 - Multi-Sensor 3D Image Fusion and Interactive Search

William Ross, Allen Waxman, William Streilein, M. Aguilar, J. Verly, Fang Liu, Michael Braun, Paul Harmon, and S. Rak, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

3 - Fused Multi-Sensor Image Mining for Feature Foundation Data

William Streilein, Allen Waxman, William Ross, Fang Liu, Michael Braun, J. Verly, M.I.T. Lincoln Lab., Lexington, MA, USA
Chung Hye Read, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Reston, USA

Session TuC4: Random Sets and Fuzzy Information

Chair : Shozo Mori, Information Extraction & Transport, VA, USA
Co-Chair : Gleb Beliakov, Deakin University, Australia

1 - Numerical Construction of Membership Functions and Aggregation Operators from Empirical Data

Gleb Beliakov, Deakin University, Clayton, Australia.

2 - Rule Discovery Based on Rough Set Theory

Yanyi Yang , Tee Chye Chiam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

3 - On a Family of Fuzzy Measures for Data Fusion with Reduced Complexity

Vicenç Torra, Institut d'Investigació en Intelligéncia Artificial, Catalunya, Spain

4 - Random Sets in Data Fusion: Formalism to New Algorithms

Shozo Mori, Information Extraction & Transport, Arlington, VA, USA

Session TuC5: Medical Applications

Chair: Basel Solaiman, ENST Bretagne, Brest, France
Co-Chair: Isabelle Bloch, ENST Paris, France

1 - Belief Function in Low Level Data Fusion: Application in MRI Images of Vertebra.

Laurent Gautier, Abdelmalik Taleb-Ahmed, Michèle Rombaut, Jack-Gérard Postaire, H. Leclet, Lab. d'Analyse des Systèmes du Littoral, Calais, France

2 - Fusion of Heterogeneous and Noisy Informations: Application to the Quantification of the Coronary Stenosis.

Patrick Franco, Michel Menard, Pierre Loonis, Université de La Rochelle, France.

3 - Fuzzy Fusion and Belief Updating. Application to Esophagus Wall Detection on Ultrasound Images

Renault Debon, Basel Solaiman, Christian Roux, ENST Bretagne, Brest, France.
J-M. Cauvin, LaTIM EA-2218, CHRU Morvan, Brest, France.
M. Robazkiewcz, LaTIM EA-2218, CHRU La Cavale Blanche, Brest, France.

4 - Rule-Based Algorithms with Learning for Sequential Recognition Problem

Marek Kurzynski, Michal Wozniak, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland

Session TuD1: Situation Assessment

Chair: Stéphane Paradis, DRE Valcartier, Val-Bélair, Québec, Canada
Co-Chair: Driss Kettani, DRE Valcartier, Val-Bélair, Québec, Canada

1 - Fusion of Radar and EO-sensors for Surveillance

L.J.H.M. Kester, A. Theil, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab., The Hague, The Netherlands

2 - Fusion of Radar Tracks, Reports and Plans

O. M. Mevassvik, Arne Løkka, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Kjeller, Norway.

3 - A Qualitative Spatial Model for Information Fusion and Situation Analysis

Driss Kettani, Jean Roy, DRE Valcartier, Val-Bélair, Québec, Canada.

Session TuD2: Target Tracking 5 - Data Association

Chair: Jean Dezert, ONERA, Châtillon, France
Co-Chair: X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA

1 - Data Association with Believe Theory

Cyril Royère, Dominique Gruyer, Véronique Cherfaoui, Heudiasyc, CNRS, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

2 - An LP-based Algorithm for the Data Association Problem in Multitarget Tracking

P. Storms, Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V., Hengelo, The Netherlands
F. Spieksma, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

3 - Data Association through Fusion of Target Track and Identification Sets

Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB, OH, USA
Lang Hong, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

4 - Track Formation in Clutter Using a Bi-Band Imaging Sensor

Jean Dezert, ONERA, Châtillon, France
Thiaglingam Kirubarajan, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Session TuD3: Image Fusion and Exploitation - 3 – Invited session

Chair: Allen Waxman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA
Co-Chair: William Streilein, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

1 - Fusion of Multi-Sensor Imagery for Night Vision: Color Visualization, Target Learning and Search

David A. Fay, Allen Waxman, M. Aguilar, D.B. Ireland, J.P. Racamato, W.D. Ross, W.W. Streilein, M.I. Braun, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

2 - Image Fusion of High Resolution LWIR and IITV Sensors for Pilotage

Anthony L. Leatham, Luan Do, Raytheon Electronic Systems, McKinney, TX, USA

3 - Perceptual Evaluation of Different Nighttime Imaging Modalities

Alexander Toet, N. Schoumans, J.K. Ijspeert, TNO Human Factors, The Netherlands

Session TuD4: Fuzzy Mathematical Programming for Fusion – Invited session

Chair: Mustafa Günes, University of Dokuz Eylül, Buca-Izmir, Turkey
Co-Chair: Vedat Pazarlioglu, University of Dokuz Eylül, Buca-Izmir, Turkey

1 - Fuzzy Approaches to the Production Problems: the Case of Refinary Industry

Mustafa Günes, University of Dokuz Eylül, Buca-Izmir, Turkey

2 - Fuzzy Multiplecriteria Assignment Problems for Fusion on Hungarian Algorithm

Ibrahim Güngör, University of Süleyman Demirel, Isparta, Turkey
Mustafa Günes, University of Dokuz Eylül, Izmir ,Turkey

3 - The Hedonic Price Index Model for Fusion on Car Market

Vedat Pazarlioglu, Mustafa Günes, University of Dokuz Eylül, Buca-Izmir, Turkey

4 - Aggregating Truth and Falsity Values

Marcin Detyniecki, Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, LIP6, University of Paris VI, France

Session TuD5: Fault Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring

John MacIntyre, University of Sunderland, UK

1 - D-S Evidence Theory Applied to Fault Diagnosis of Generator Based on Embedded Sensors

Du Qingdong, Xu Lingyu, Zhao Hai, Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China.

2 - Fusing Diagnostic Information Without A Priori Performance Knowledge

M. Garbiras, K. Goebel, GE Corporate Research and Development, Niskayuna, USA

3 - An Architectural System Solution for On-line Technical Diagnosis

Monica Alexandru, C. Bigan, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

4 - A Data Fusion Concept for a Query Language for Multiple Data Sources

Erland Jungert, Swedish Defense Research Establishment, Linköping, Sweden

bateau mouche

Tuesday, 11 - 8:00pm

Conference dinner

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Wednesday July 12

Session WeA1: Plenary speech

Prof. Philippe Smets, IRIDIA - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Data Fusion in the Transferable Belief Model

Session WeB1: Resource Management - 1

Chair: Jean-Pierre Le Cadre, IRISA/CNRS, Rennes, France
Co-Chair : Frédéric Dambreville, IRISA/CNRS, Rennes, France

1 - A Fuzzy Logic Resource Manager and Underlying Data Mining Techniques

James F. Smith III, Robert D. Rhyne II, Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC, USA

2 - Optimal Passive Receiver Location for Angle Tracking

Kaouthar Benameur, Surface Radar Section, Defence Research Establishment, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3 - Sensor Management - Control and Cue

Gee Wah Ng, Khin Hua Ng, L. T. Wong, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore

4 - Scheduling Active and Passive Measurements

Jean-Pierre Le Cadre, IRISA/CNRS, Rennes, France

Session WeB2: Tracking Course - 1

Session WeB3: Image Fusion - 2

Chair: Amy L. Magnus, Intelligent Information AFRL/IFTD, NY, USA
Co-Chair: Brian O'Hern, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, USA

1 - Fast Stereo Matching Using Multilevel Enhancement

Jaeweon Kim, Shishir Shah, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

2 - A Multi-Level Bayesian Network Approach to Image Sensor Fusion

Amit Singhal, University of Rochester, NY, USA
Jiebo Luo, Christopher Brown, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, USA

3 - 3D Structure and Motion Recovery by Fusing Range and Intensity Image Sequences

Christophe Boucher, Jean-Charles Noyer, Mohammed Benjelloun, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Calais, France

Session WeB4: Enabling Computation

Chair: H. Martínez Barberá, University of Murcia, Spain
Co-Chair: Roger Reynaud, IEF - University Paris XI, Orsay, France

1 - Ontology Based Design of Surveillance Systems with NUT

Vahur Kotkas, Jaan Penjam, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
Enn Tyugu, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Kista, Sweden

2 - A Block-adaptive Blind Separation Algorithm for Post-nonlinear Mixture of Sub- and Super-Gaussian Signals

Yang Chen, Zhenya He, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

3 - Neural Networks for Sonar and Infrared Sensors Fusion

H. Martínez Barberá, A. Gómez Skarmeta, M. Zamora Izquierdo, J. Botía Blaya, University of Murcia, Spain

4 - Expanded Researching on Knowledge Discovery

Bing-ru Yang, Dezheng Zhang , Jing Tang, Ying Zhou, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China

Session WeB5: Guidance and Navigation - 1

Chair: Christian Musso, ONERA, Châtillon, France
Co-Chair: Subhash Challa, University of Melbourne, Australia

1 - Comparative Analysis of Alternative Ground Target Tracking Techniques

Chih-Chung Ke, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA
Jesús Garcia Herrero, GPSS-SSR-ETSIT, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
James Llinas, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

2 - Road Detection and Vehicles Tracking by Vision for an On-Board ACC System in the VELAC Vehicle

R. Chapuis, F. Marmoiton, R. Aufrère, F. Collange, J-P. Dérutin, LASMEA/CNRS, Université Blaise Pascal, Aubiére, France

3 - Temporal Sequence Recognition Using Uncertain Sensor Data

Michèle Rombaut, CREATIS, Lyon, France
S. Loriette-Rougegrez , J.M. Nigro, LM2S UTT, Troyes, France
I. Jarkass, Université Libanaise, Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Saida, Liban

4 - Recent Particle Filter Applied to Terrain Navigation

Christian Musso, Nadia Oudjane, ONERA, Châtillon, France

Session WeC1: Resource Management - 2

Chair: Michel Prenat, Thomson-CSF Optronique, Guyancourt, France
Co-Chair : Véronique Cherfaoui, Heudiasyc CNRS, Compiègne, France

1 - Selected Problems of MFR Resources Management

W. Komorniczak, J. Pietrasinski, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

2 - Detection with Spatial and Temporal Optimization of Search Efforts Involving Multiple Modes and Multiple Resources Management

Frédéric Dambreville, Jean-Pierre Le Cadre, IRISA/CNRS, Rennes, France

3 - Analysis of the Multisensor Multitarget Tracking Resource Allocation Problem

Pierre Dodin, Julien Verliac, Vincent Nimier, ONERA, Châtillon, France

4 - Study of the Temporal Allocation of Two Passive Infrared Sensors in a Multitarget Environment

Marie De Vilmorin, Philippe Vanheeghe, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Michel Prenat, Thomson-CSF Optronique, Guyancourt, France
E. Duflos, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

Session WeC2: Tracking Course - 2

Session WeC3: Image Fusion - 3

Chair: Belur V. Dasarathy, Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA
Co-Chair: Vladimir Petrovic, Manchester School of Engineering, UK

1 - A Real Time Pixel-Level Based Image Fusion via Adaptive Weight Averaging

Eric Lallier, Mohamad Farooq, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

2 - On the Effects of Sensor Noise in Pixel-Level Image Fusion Performance

Vladimir Petrovic, University of Manchester, UK
C. Xydeas, University of Lancaster, UK

3 - More the Merrier … or is it ? - Sensor Suite Augmentation Benefits Assessment

Belur V. Dasarathy, Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA

Session WeC4: Symbolic and Numeric Information: Hybrid Approaches - 1 – Invited session

Chair: Galina Rogova, CUBRC, Buffalo, NY, USA

1 - Peircean Semiotics: A New Engineering Paradigm for Automatic and Adaptive Intelligent Systems Design

E.T. Nozawa, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Georgia, USA

2 - Semeiotic Data Fusion

Robert W. Burch, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

3 - HyM: a Methodology for the Development of Integrated Hybrid Intelligent Information Systems

S. Kendal, X. Chen, A. Masters, University of Sunderland, UK

Session WeC5: Guidance and Navigation - 2

Chair: Jose R. Casar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Co-Chair: Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

1- Data Fusion versus Passive Filtering for Angular Velocity Estimation

Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

2 - Multisensor Data Integration in the NASA/Stanford Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission

M.I.Heifetz, G.M.Keiser, A.S.Krechetov, A.S.Silbergleit, Stanford University, CA, USA

3 - Fault Detection and Isolation using Interval Analysis: Application to Vehicle Monitoring

Pascal Bouron, Dominique Meizel, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

4 - ADS Bias Cancellation Based on Data Fusion with Radar Measurements

Juan A. Besada, Jesus Garcia, Gonzalo de Miguel, Jose R. Casar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gonzalo Gavin, INDRA-DTD, Madrid, Spain

Session WeD1: Target Tracking - 6 – Track Fusion - 3

Chair: Thiaglingam Kirubarajan, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Co-Chair: Peter K. Willett, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

1- Multisensor Multitarget Tracking with Central-to-Local Feedback

Carl G. Looney, Yaakov L. Varol, Sheng Tang, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

2 - Effects of Cross-Covariance and Resolution on Track Association

Barbara La Scala, The Preston Group, Richmond, Australia
Alfonso Farina, Alenia Marconi Systems, Roma, Italy

3 - MILORD, an Application of Multifeature Fusion for Radar NCTR

Vincent Nimier, Annie Bastière, ONERA, Châtillon, France
Nathalie Colin, Michel Moruzzis, Thomson-CSF/ Airsys, Bagneux, France

4 - Multi-Mode Detection with Markov Target Motion

Danna Sinno, D. Cochran, D.R. Morrell, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Session WeD2: Tracking Course - 3

Session WeD3: Remote Sensing

Chair: Basel Solaiman, ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France
Co-Chair: Belur V. Dasarathy, Dynetics, USA

1 - Multimodality Image Registration and Fusion Using Neural Network

Mostafa G. Mostafa, Aly A. Farag, Edward Essock, University of Louisville, KY, USA

2 - Radar Image Fusion by Multiscale Kalman Filtering

Giovanni Simone, Francesco C. Morabito, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Alfonso Farina, Alenia Marconi Systems, Roma, Italy

3 - Wide Area Fire Surveillance by Infrared Digital Signal Processing

L. Vergara, P. Bernabeu, J.Igual, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

4 - Segmentation of Airborne Hyperspectral Images by Integrating Multi-Level Data Fusion

Marc Lennon, M.C. Mouchot, Grégoire Mercier, Basel Solaiman, ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France
L. Hubert-Moy, Université de Rennes, France

Session WeD4: Symbolic and Numeric Information: Hybrid Approaches - 2 – Invited session

Chair: Galina Rogova, CUBRC, Buffalo, NY, USA

1 - Dual Aspects of a Multi-Resolution Grid-Based Terrain Data Model with Supplementary Irregular Data Points

Fredrik Lantz, Erland Jungert, Swedish Defense Research Establishment, Linköping, Sweden

2 - An Agent based Combat Information Processing System

Phillip Emmerman, Uma Movva, Larry Tokarcik, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA
Carolin Gasarch, Timothy J. Rogers, V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

3 - Automatic Air Target to Air Line Association

Martin Oxenham, Defense Science and Technology Organisation, Salisbury, Australia

Session WeD5: Guidance and Navigation - 3

Chair: Patrick Maupin, LIVIA, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-Chair: Stéphane Paradis, DRE Valcartier, Val-Bélair, Québec, Canada

1 - Time Recovery through Fusion of Inaccurate Network Timing Assistance with GPS Measurements

Jari Syrjärinne, Nokia Mobile Phones, Tampere, Finland

2 - Fusion of Heterogeneous Sensors for the Guidance of an Autonomous Vehicle

Jan C. Becker, Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany

3 - Sensor Data Fusion Using Kalman Filter

Jurek Z. Sasiadek, P. Hartana, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4 - Multiple Correspondence Analysis for Highly Heterogeneous Data Fusion. An Example in Urban Quality of Life Assessment

Patrick Maupin, LIVIA, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Philippe Apparicio, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France and INRS-Urbanisation, Montréal, Canada
R. Lepage, LIVIA, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Basel Solaiman, ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Thursday July 13

Session ThA1: Plenary speech

Prof. Dov Gabbay, King's College Strand, London, UK

Hypermodality, Shift in Mode of Evaluation in Modal Logic

Session ThB1: Defense Systems

Chair: Stefan Arnborg, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Co-Chair: John Kent, Hi-Q Systems Limited, Winchester, UK

1 - A Platform for Interoperable Fusion Models

Jean-François Challine, Thomson - TCC/SIC/SEA Colombes, France
Véronique Royer, ONERA, Châtillon, France

2 - Deploying Tactical Fusion Systems: The Challenges

John Kent, Hi-Q Systems Limited, Winchester, UK

3 - Intelligent Threat Assessment Processor (ITAP) using Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic

Paul Gonsalves, Rachel Cunningham, Nick Ton, Dennis Okon, Charles River Analytics, Inc., Cambridge, USA

4 - Information Awareness in Command and Control: Precision, Quality, Utility

Stefan Arnborg, Joel Brynielsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Henrik Artman, Swedish Defense College, Stockholm, Sweden
Klas Wallenius, CelsiusTech Systems AB, Järfälla, Sweden

Session ThB2: Target Tracking - 6

Chair: Emil Semerdjiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Co-Chair: Kuo-Chu Chang, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

1 - A Comparison of Fixed Gain IMM against Two Other Filters

Eric Derbez, Bruno Remillard, Université du Québec, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Alexandre Jouan, Lockheed Martin Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2 - Progressive Correction for Regularized Particle Filters

Nadia Oudjane, Christian Musso, ONERA, Châtillon, France

3 - Optimal Single Sensor MHT Improvements

Huub W. de Waard, Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V., The Netherlands

Session ThB3: Security and Surveillance - 1

Chair: Robert H. Bishop, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
Co-Chair: Jean-Pierre Le Cadre, IRISA/CNRS, Rennes, France

1 - Decision Fusion using Support Vector Machines (SVM)

Bert Gutschoven, Patrick Verlinde, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium

2 - A Temporal Fusion Algorithm for Multi-Sensor Tracking in Wide Areas

Olivier Wallart, C. Motamed, M. Benjelloun, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Calais, France

3 - Information Fusion for Intrusion Detection

Nong Ye, Mingming Xu, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

4 - Integrated Vision and Sound Localization

Parham Aarabi, Safwat Zaky, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Session ThB4: Detection Fusion 2

Chair: Peter K. Willett, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Co-Chair: Thiaglingam Kirubarajan, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

1 - Global Optimization for Distributed and Quantized Bayesian Detection System

Ming Xiang, Chongzhao Han, Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

2 - Effective Simplified Decentralized Target Detection in Multisensor Systems

Victor S. Chernyak, Scientific Research Institute of Radio Device Engineering, Moscow, Russia

3 - Unified Fusion Rule in Multisensor Network Decision Systems

Yunmin Zhu, Department of Mathematics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA
Zhisheng You, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

4 - Detection Fusion under Dependence

Peter K. Willett, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Peter Swaszek, University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Rick Blum, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Session ThB5: Data Fusion Systems Evaluation and Test-Beds - Invited session

Chair: Uri Degen, Advanced Technology Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel
Co-Chair: Victor Remez, Advanced Technology Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel

1 - On Measures of Performance to Assess Sensor Fusion Effectiveness

A. Theil, L.J.H.M. Kester, TNO - Physics and Electronics Lab., The Hague, Netherlands
Éloi Bossé, DRE Valcartier, Val Bélair, Québec, Canada

2 - Empirical Evaluation of Multi-Radar Tracking Systems

Ari J. Joki, Jouko Saikkonen, Finnish Air Force Headquarters, Tikkakoski, Finland

3 - A Test Bed for Sensor Suite and Multi Sensor Tracking Algorithms Studies

Uri Degen, Victor Remez, Advanced Technology Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel

4 - Refinement of Targets Situation Picture Quality Evaluation Methodology

Leonid Shvartser, Victor Remez, Advanced Technology Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel

Session ThC2: Target Tracking and Identification

Chair: Subhash Challa, University of Melbourne, Australia
Co-Chair: Christian Musso, ONERA, Châtillon, France

1 - Target Tracking and Identification Issues when Using Real Data

Elisa Shahbazian, Rodney Hallsworth, Daniel Turgeon, Lockheed Martin Canada, Canada

2 - Target Recognition Using Fuzzy Fusion Classifier

Pingkui Hou, Xuejun Wang, Xizhi Shi, Shanghai JiaoTong Univ., Shanghai, China
Liangji Lin, Mingzhi Zhang, Scientific Test and Control Technology Institute, Dalian, China

3 - A Constructive Bayesian Approach for Vehicle Monitoring

Y. Xiang, V. Lesser, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

4 - Target Tracking Incorporating Flight Envelope Information

Subhash Challa, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Niklas Bergman, Linköping University, Sweden

Session ThC3: Security and Surveillance - 2

Chair: Isabelle Bloch, ENST Paris, France

1 - Dynamic Service Definition in the Future Mixed Surveillance Environment

Christos M. Rekkas, Jean-Marc Duflot, Pieter van der Kraan, Eurocontrol, Brussels, Belgium
Jean-Claude Rassou, Thomson-CSF/ISR, Massy, France

2 - Sensor Modeling and Data Processing for Airport Simulation

Antonello Pasquarelli, Alenia Marconi Systems, Roma, Italy
Andrea Corsini, Andrea Garzelli, University of Siena, Italy

3 - Characterization of Mine Detection Sensors in Terms of Belief Functions and their Fusion, First Results

Nada Milisavljevi¢, Royal Military Brussels, Belgium and ENST Paris, France
Isabelle Bloch, ENST Paris, France
Marc Acheroy, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium

Session ThC4: Target Detection

Chair: Chongzhao Han, Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
Co-Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1 - Entropy Based Optimization for Binary Detection Networks

Denis Pomorski, Université des Sciences et Technologies Lille I, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

2 - Implementation of Hough Transform as Track Detector

Kiril Alexiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

3 - Sequential Testing of Multiple Hypotheses in Distributed Systems

Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
X. Rong Li, University of New Orleans, LA, USA

4 - Global Optimization for Distributed Detection System under the Constraint of Likelihood Ratio Quantizers

Ming Xiang, Chongzhao Han, Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Session ThC5: Recognition

Chair: André Ayoun, Thomson-CSF/ISR, Massy, France
Co-Chair: Michel Prenat, Thomson-CSF Optronique, Guyancourt, France

1 - Model Generation and Cooperation in On-Line Omni-Writer Handwriting Recognition

Lionel Prevost, Stéphane Gentric, Maurice Milgram, Université Paris VI, Paris, France

2 - Multiple Expert System Design by Combined Feature Selection and Probability Level Fusion

Fuad M. Alkoot, J. Kittler, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

3 - An Entropy Method For Multisource Data Fusion

Bienvenu Fassinut-Mombot, Jean-Bernard Choquel, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Calais, France

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