NATO-SET-262  /  05. November 2018  -  06. November 2018

»Artificial Intelligence for Military Multisensor Fusion Engines« (NATO-SET-262)

In NATO missions, vast amounts of sensor data and context knowledge are available for supporting situational awareness. Recent advances in methods for Artificial Intelligence (AI) make powerful Multisensor Fusion Engines possible that are already and will be even more so the backbones of NATO’s situational awareness capabilities. Such engines provide militarily relevant information from heterogeneous multi-functional multiple sensors on multiple distributed and moving platforms.


Call for Papers

The RSM encourages and will present invited papers that contribute to AI-empowered Multisensor Fusion Engines. In a systems-of-systems point of view, such engines are to be seamlessly embedded into overarching C5(J)ISR systems, have to profit from advanced communications links, have to be cyber-safe and classically jamming resistant, to be integrated intimately into manned-unmanned teaming, and, last but not least, to be embedded into intuitively designed human-machine interfaces.

AI-empowered Multisensor Fusion Engines are expected to have disruptive effects on various aspects in military situational awareness and decision-making. Encouraged are papers on sensor focused AI methodologies and aspects related to systems design issues taken from: probabilistic reasoning over time, statistical decision making, big/tall/sparse data in multiple sensor data fusion for tracking, classification, anomaly detection, Bayesian and machine learning methods, knowledge-representation, multiple hypothesis and logical analysis, sensor and resources management, examples from military applications. Deliverables are proceedings collecting invited papers and presentation slides.

While clear emphasis placed on military applications, the RSM will discuss latest civilian research results as well.


Topics to be covered

Sensor-focused artificial intelligence methods

  • Deep multiple hypothesis analysis
  • Distributed decision-making
  • Machine/Deep learning for extracting object, situation and mission features

Methods for guaranteeing sensor data integrity and security-related aspects of Multisensor Fusion Engines

Methods inspired by classical Electronic Warfare

  • »Malicious« sensors
  • Navigation and cyber warfare



The Sensors & Electronics Technology (SET) Panel

The mission of the Sensors & Electronics Technology (SET) Panel is to foster co-operative research, the exchange of information and the advancement of science and technology among the NATO Nations in the field of sensors and electronics for defence and security. The SET Panel addresses electronic technologies as well as passive and active sensors as they pertain to Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA), Electronic Warfare (EW), communications and navigation, and the enhancement of sensor capabilities through multisensor integration and fusion.