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2023 MSS Joint (BAMS and NSSDF) Conference
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Important Dates: 10/30/2023 11:59 PM ET - Registrations Due
06/25/2023 11:59 PM ET - Abstracts Due
10/06/2023 05:00 PM ET - Presentation/Publication/DA/Poster Due Date
Dates: Monday, November 6, 2023 - Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: San Diego, CA
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Battlespace Acoustic, Seismic, Magnetic, and Electric-Field Sensing and Signatures Committee (BAMS)

Previously the ARL sponsored Acoustics Meeting, the BAMS specialty group joined IRIS in 1997 and began its evolution into the Military Sensing Symposium. The BAMS specialty group provides a mixed forum for unclassified distribution C and a SECRET level classified material focused on exploitation of mechanical wave (acoustic and seismic) and field strength (electric, magnetic, and gravitational) sensors to support military and homeland security applications. Beginning with theory, modeling and simulation, the group treats source and background phenomenology, propagation, noise mechanisms, detection, processing and interpretation. Signal and Information processing areas covered include beamforming, target detection and tracking algorithms, noise reduction, target identification, and fusion of inputs from multiple sensors and sensor/data sources. In the sensors area the group treats evolving requirements, improved sensor concepts and designs, performance, test and evaluation, and operational application. A key area of interest is sensor fusion of disparate sensing types at the node level. Specific applications covered include unattended ground sensors, persistent surveillance systems, sensors for robots, weapon mounted, and implanted acoustic sensors; littoral sensors; sensors on vehicles, airplanes, ships, UAVs and UGVs; acoustic, magnetic, hybrid and other mine (surface, buried and marine) detection sensors; tunnel detection sensors; vehicle signature identification; etc.

National Security Sensor and Data Fusion Committee (NSSDF)

The NSSDF conference provides a secure forum for the presentation, discussion, and dissemination of classified and unclassified foundational, technological, and application-focused innovations in the sensor, data, information, and knowledge fusion scientific domain within the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. NSSDF hosts both SECRET level and special sessions presenting the latest developments in integrated information operations (fusion) technology, requirements, and programs. Our intent is to bring together fusion researchers, practitioners, and users of multisource information from the academic, industrial, and governmental components of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Intelligence Community, to discuss recent advances and new applications in sensor and data fusion that contribute to the defense of the United States.

2023 National Security Sensor and Data Fusion Committee (NSSDF)

2023 Battlespace Acoustic, Seismic, Magnetic, and Electric-Field Sensing and Signatures Committee (BAMS)

Instructions: Attendees must register and pay by 20 October 2023. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is processed. Registration fees include a classified notebook, morning and afternoon break refreshments, and a copy of the classified and unclassified final proceedings. Registration is a multi-step process and includes online registration and payment, submission of clearance to MSS, and submission of clearance to the venue, NIWC.

If you selected to receive classified proceedings and/or a classified notebook for the event, you are expected to adhere to all guidelines regarding receipt of classified material. This includes providing all requested classified mailing information, proper handling, and ensuring return of inner receipts once items are received post-event.

Note, if you are a presenter or member organization, the discount does not automatically apply. You will need to enter your discount code during registration and click "Redeem Code" to apply the discount. If you have questions about the discount, please contact us prior to completing your registration, as discounts cannot be retroactively applied to finalized registrations. Note, Government personnel pay the government rate regardless of if they are also a presenter.

If you are a government attendee and your government travel card is being declined for payment, you will need to contact your financial department and/or institution, and provide them the AnaVation vendor MCC code of 8699 to confirm AnaVation as an approved vendor and be able to process payment. Please contact MSS if you have any questions.

Registration Fees:
  • Government: $375
  • Member Organization: $475
  • Presenter: $525
  • Industry / Academia / FFRDC: $675
Cancellations must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the event to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the event start date will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Refunds are only available to attendees who have fully paid. Once the event has started, refunds will not be processed. Refund requests will not be accepted for attendees that registered but did not attend. Proceedings are only provided to attendees who have paid the full conference fee. Substitution of personnel is not allowed.
Contact: Lilliana Reyes
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