Information Fusion: the Concepts, the Technology, the Community, and Modern Research Challenges
Dr. James Llinas, Research Professor, Executive Director, Center for Multisource Information Fusion, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
Monday 26 July 2010, 1100-1200
Information Fusion is a still-maturing area of research even after some 30 years of study and application. The processes and capabilities of Information Fusion have however proven to have wide and even extraordinary types of successful application, but crafting such processes and capabilities has been shown to require a multidisciplinary team, ranging from those expert in sensors and signal processing and communication to those expert in decision science and cognitive engineering.
Grasping the concepts of Information Fusion across this multidisciplinary spectrum is thus a bit of a challenge and this talk will try to clarify those ideas. The talk will also present a portrait of the multidisciplinary sciences necessary for integrated Information Fusion system development, as well as some system-level architectural strategies.
Brief remarks will be made about the professional Information Fusion community and its publications, conferences, and societal aspects, all of usual interest to academics. While progress has been made as noted, there are many modern research and application challenges that will require innovative to revolutionary progress, and a view of those challenges will conclude the talk.
the talk's PPT are displayed at www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/angelov/industry.htm