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Distributed Data Analytics for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

ACTIVITY_NUMBER

IST-131

CLASSIFICATION

UU

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1

ACTIVITY_LABEL

RSM

START_DATE

01/09/2014

END_DATE

31/12/2015

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0

KEYWORDS

Visual Analytics; CWMD

BACKGROUND

Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) is an international military and civilian issue requiring a coordinated international interdisciplinary effort. WMDs are a domestic threat to all NATO nations as well as in theaters of operation. The most effective approach to CWMD is to detect and disrupt threats early in the threat cycle. This requires the development of alternate signatures through the use of new data sources and analytical techniques. Open source represents one of the greatest potentials for new approaches to detecting illicit Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) activities. Exemplar information types include social media, professional media, shipping and transportation, law enforcement, and financial transactions. However it is often not possible or desirable to co-locate all these data sources. This forces the requirement for new processes and algorithms to analyze data at rest in various locations and return properly prepared results based on a wide range of criteria. This is a complex problem since the quality and completeness of data sources is often unknown. The issue is only compounded when data schemas are not compatible. There are many unresolved research questions in relation to distributed analytics. This specialist meeting is meant to serve as a platform to identify common needs and challenges inherent in the variety of research and development activities being conducted in the NATO community and our partners.

OBJECTIVES

We are proposing a two-day specialist meeting with 25 to 35 participants. This specialist meeting will bring together experts and practitioners from NATO member military agencies along with industry leaders and academic visionaries to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments and hard challenges. This meeting will result in a raised awareness of our common efforts with an eye toward developing collaborative opportunities. By the end of the second day we expect to identify candidate exercises using multiple data sources to test current techniques and technologies. 

TOPICS

The topics will include but not be limited to • Current challenges in CWMD situational awareness • State-of-the-art analytic and visualization techniques for open source data • Data management in the age of advanced analytics • Current and future architec

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Created at 01/10/2014 10:15 by System Account
Last modified at 02/11/2014 16:26 by System Account