CONFERENCES

ICSILP 18

Call for Papers

ICSILP is the new name of what was formerly known as Future Land Force Conference.

It is Australia’s premier event for defence researchers, industry professionals, and academics interested in transforming the military land force through science and technology. In 2018, ICSILP will again be in Adelaide, Australia.

It will address the question of how technology convergence, innovation and science can modernise armies to become more agile and potent in the challenging environments of land operations and can survive and counter emerging physical, electronic and cyber threats.

The conference will include invited and technical presentations, interactive sessions, and a panel discussion with well-regarded national and international defence science, industry and military representatives.

You are invited to submit papers to either the innovation stream describing leading-edge technological advancements that will enhance future land power, or to the research stream covering novel concepts, validated models and potential solutions to the Australian Army’s modernisation challenges. ICSILP 2018 accepts submissions that are up to four pages long (as of the ICSILP template) and are submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icsilp18) by 11 May 2018. Students can apply for registration sponsorship.

 

Key topic areas include:

Topic 1 – Autonomy Enhancing Land Power

Robotics and autonomous systems have great potential to enhance Land Power through increased situational awareness and protection, reduced Soldier physical and cognitive workload, and more effective movement, manouevre and sustainment. Themes of interest in this topic area include but are not limited to:

  • Persistent Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Embodied Intelligence
  • Automated Data Fusion and Decision Support
  • Autonomous Logistics
  • 5th Generation Soldier Combat System
  • Context-Aware Machines
  • Autonomous Decoys and Signature Management
  • Robotics for “Dirty, Dull, Dangerous” Tasks
  • Unmanned and Optionally Crewed Vehicles
  • Unattended Ground Systems
  • Reasoning and Learning Machines
  • Self-Aware Computing

 

Topic 2 – Technology Convergence Innovation

Technology convergence describes the close integration and cohabitation of different technologies, each contributing something unique, to create new functionality and utility. Themes of interest in this topic area include but are not limited to:

  • Convergence enabling Capability
  • Human-Machine and Machine-Machine Teaming
  • Collaborating Technologies
  • NBIC
  • Multi-functional Sensors and Effectors
  • Miniaturisation
  • Networking of “Things” (incl. IoT)
  • Technology Appropriation
  • Land Combat System
  • Digitisation Exploitation
  • Technology Exaptation
  • Architectural Innovation

 

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent referees.

Submissions to the innovation stream will be assessed for novelty and impact on transforming land power of the technology/innovation presented.

Research stream submissions will be assessed against originality, relevance and scientific quality criteria. Based on the referees’ recommendations, the Technical Program Committee will either assign papers to plenary or interactive sessions, or reject the submission.

A best paper award will be given to the highest quality contribution. To be published in the ICSILP 2018 Conference Innovation through Technology Convergence for Land Power Proceedings, the author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and must present the paper, as assigned by the Technical Program Committee.

Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to submitting the final, publication-ready version of the paper. Only accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline 11 May 2018
Notification of Acceptance 31 May 2018
Final Paper Submission Deadline 30 June 2018

 

REGISTRATION FEE

Early Bird Special: $430
Standard: $535 if registered after 15 July 2018
Late: $645 if registered after 19 August 2018