Keith Mason (
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I N F O R M A T I O N , D E C I S I O N A N D C O N T R O L 9 9

A d e l a i d e, A u s t r a l i a

8 - 1 0 F e b r u a r y 1 9 9 9 (online now) (soon - USA mirror site)

IDC-99 will bring together scientists, engineers and mathematicians
working across the disciplines of signal processing and communications,
decision and control, and data and information fusion. Progress in
these disciplines is critical to the successful implementation of large
interconnected and distributed systems such as military C3I systems,
communication networks, distributed sensor networks, and large scale
distributed control systems.

IDC-99 is structured along the lines of similar multi-conferences held
over recent years around the world. It is planned to provide a
technically strong symposia for each of the three core disciplines, and
in addition there will be significant opportunity for overlap and
interaction between the various groups.

The IDC-99 Organising Committee invites researchers and practitioners
in academia, industry and government to submit extended abstracts of
papers for one or more of the three symposia of IDC-99 as detailed
below. Acceptance for presentation in oral and poster sessions will be
based on review by the program committee. All submissions will be
reviewed on their originality, relevance, significance and clarity.
Only presented papers and posters will be published in the IDC-99


Dr. Paul Alexander, Singapore Assoc. Prof. Phillip McKerrow, Aust
Prof. Yaakov Bar-Shalom, USA Assoc. Prof. Daniel McMichael Aust.
Mr. Mark Bedworth, UK Assoc. Prof. Rick Middleton, Aust.
Prof. Rick Blum, USA Prof. Mike Miller, Australia
Dr. Salim Bouzerdoum, Australia Prof. Bill Moran, Australia
Dr. Christopher Bowman, USA Dr. Mark Nelson, Australia
Dr. Ian Dall, Australia Dr. Martin Oxenham, Australia
Prof. Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Aust. Dr. Heping Pann, Australia
Prof. Robert Elliott, Canada Dr. Louis Pau, Europe
Prof. Robin Evans, Australia Dr. Sylvie Perreau, Australia
Prof. Douglas Gray, Australia Dr Ian Peterson, Australia
Dr. Anne-Marie Grisogono, Aust. Dr. John Percival, Australia
Dr. John Hallam, UK Dr. Graham Pulford, Australia
Dr. Mark Halpern, Australia Dr. Andre Savkin, Australia
Dr. Alf Isaksson, Sweden Dr. Len Sciacca, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Hintz, USA Prof. Peter Sherman, USA
Dr. Rodney Kennedy, Australia Dr. Leon Sibul, USA
Dr. Douglas Kewley, Australia Dr. Steven Weller, Australia
Dr. Miro Kraetzl, Australia Dr. Lang White, Australia
Dr. Vikram Krishnamurthy, Aust. Prof. Bjorn Wittenmark, Sweden
Dr. Jean-Pierre Le Cadre, France Dr. Cishen Zhang, Australia

(The Second Australian Data Fusion Symposium)

Following the success of the First Australian Data Fusion Symposium
held in Adelaide in 1996, the scope of the forthcoming meeting has been
widened to include information fusion, and to place greater emphasis on
higher level processing. The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum
for the presentation of the latest research and innovations in the
field of data and information fusion: its theoretical basis and its
application to military and civilian problems.

Problem Domains: Tracking, Multisensor Fusion, Situation Assessment,
Threat Assessment, Sensor Control and Management, Fault Detection.
Underpinning Technologies: Estimation and Inference, Decision Theory,
Game Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Information Theory, Bayesian
Networks, Distributed Systems, Control. Application Areas: Aerospace
and Automotive, Civilian and Military Surveillance, C3I and Information
Warfare, Condition Monitoring, Medical, Robotics. System Design Issues:
Frameworks, Performance Assessment, Designable Systems, Robustness.


Signal processing is a discipline which underpins many civilian and
military systems. This symposium is designed to showcase new and
innovative ideas in signal processing, with a special emphasis on
communications systems. Signal processing for personal and wireless
communications will be a particular focus. In particular, as part of
the overall theme of IDC, this symposium will attempt to highlight
interfacing issues between signal processing subsystems and both lower
level (ie hardware) and high level (ie applications) aspects of system

Statistical Signal Processing, Spectrum Analysis and Estimation,
Digital Filter Design and Implementation, Fast Algorithms, Underwater
Acoustic Signal Processing, Detection Theory, System Identification,
System Optimisation, Parameter Estimation, Adaptive Signal Processing,
Robust Signal Processing, Signal Processing for Communications Systems,
Communications Networks, Discrete Event Systems, Mechanical Systems
Signal Processing, Image Processing and Analysis, Speech Processing and
Analysis, Applications of Signal Processing Techniques.


Modern large military and civilian control systems exhibit a high
degree of complexity and remain a challenge to the control sciences
and systems engineers. Such systems are characterised by distributed
dynamic decision-making and control processes which are inter-
connected through finite bandwidth communication channels. The
Decision and Control Symposium aims to bring out the theory and
design techniques behind the development of such systems and provides
a forum for the presentation of the latest research and innovations
in the fields of Decision and Control.

Distributed Decision-Making Processes, Distributed Control, Adaptive
Systems, Optimization, Intelligent Control, Nonlinear Control,
Industrial Automation, Command Control and Communication (C3), Hybrid
Dynamical Systems, Distributed Detection/Decision, Robust Control,
Discrete Event Systems, Petri-Nets, Artificial Intelligence.


Extended Abstracts should be no more than two A4 pages. A cover sheet
should indicate: the paper title, all authors and affiliations, a point
of contact (telephone, fax and email), the symposia of submission and
(to facilitate the reviewing process) a topic area addressed by the
submission chosen from the lists above.

Electronic submission is encouraged. It is preferred that electronic
submissions of Extended Abstracts be in postscript or ascii files.
Electronic submissions must be received at by June
30, 1998. Alternatively, five hard copies must be received by June 23,
1998, at: IDC-99, Plevin & Associates Pty Ltd, PO Box 54 Burnside,
SA 5066, Australia.

Acceptance letters will be posted by August 31, 1998. Camera ready papers
(up to six A4 pages) submitted electronically will be due on November 30,
1998, and hard copy papers will be due on November 23, 1998. Camera ready
paper formats should be consistent with the IDC-99, which are included
in the web pages given below and in the header of this message.


Information about IDC-99 is also available on the IDC-99 world wide web
site and also (soon) at the USA mirror site at or by contacting the IDC-99 Secretariat
electronically at or in writing at IDC-99,
Plevin & Associates Pty Ltd, PO Box 54, Burnside, SA 5066, Australia.


Prof Robin Evans (General Chair)
Dr Lang White (Signal Processing and Communications Chair)
Assoc Prof Daniel McMichael (Information and Data Fusion Chair)
Dr Len Sciacca (Decision and Control Chair)
Dr Michael Evans (Organising Committee Chair)
Mr Ashley Martin (Finance)
Dr Keith Mason (Publicity)
Dr Stephen Elton (Publications)
Mr Bill Siahamis (Local Arrangements)
Dr David Liebing


Call For Papers.

Information, Decision and Control 99
Adelaide, Australia, 8 - 10 February 1999