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Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF)
Digital Reasoning
7-10 December 2020
Hilton Mark Center & Institute for Defense Analyses
Alexandria, VA

 

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Overview

The Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF) is driven to improve analysis and understanding throughout the defense community by seeking out novel and leading-edge approaches, methods, and techniques - wherever they are conceived. By sharing and incorporating the latest (and in-progress) developments across government, academia, private industry, and enthusiasts, the ETF aims to support and maintain relevant, timely, and early comprehension of lessons learned that may grow to have an outsized impact on the community at large.

2020 ETF seeks advancements in tools and techniques that enable decisive action in complex environments. Our tracks explore how information aggregation, processing, and computation can improve predictions of future needs and risk assessments of complex investment and operational strategies. Many of these efforts have seen rapid maturation and evolutionary leaps in analytic capability borne from recent global crises. By applying innovative experimental designs, methodologies and cross-domain techniques to analyze data, “digital reasoning” should increase the quality, context, value, and comprehension of real-time information that’s effectively delivered to the people and places where it’s needed most.

Abstracts:

Call for abstracts are now being accepted for the 2020 ETF based on the topics listed below. 

Track 1: Systems in Crisis

Possible topics include:

  • Forecasting demand of human services and supplies
  • Supply chain resiliency and manufacturing agility
  • Wargaming of pandemic and social conditions
  • Human performance and human systems integration
  • Rapid shifts in production, manufacturing, or labor use
  • Cross-organization data sourcing, aggregation, and planning
  • Human, AI, and robot teaming
  • Security, privacy, and propaganda
  • Medical simulation, healthcare performance, and error analysis
  • Workforce and productivity resilience

Track 2: Prescriptive Analytics

Possible topics include:

  • Spatio-temporal data mining techniques
  • Video-processing and image classification
  • Irregular event prediction and risk assessment
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Disaster preparation, humanitarian relief, and pandemic response
  • Advances in cost measurement
  • Resilience: infrastructure, network, and social connections
  • Anticipating operational impacts, quantifying mission success
  • Big data and prediction markets

Track 3: Interactive Discovery

Possible topics include:

  • Overcoming susceptibility tbias / fostering “intellectual humility”
  • Conveying uncertainty and quality
  • Interactive visualizations and trust
  • Mobile applications, Human in the (data) loop, and continuous data refinement
  • Distributed wargaming, assessment, and measuring operational effectiveness
  • Efficacy of crowdsourcing, and utility of expertise
  • Innovation and institutional inertia
  • Cognition, distributed cognition, and natural language processing
  • Assessments and continuous learning

Agenda:

Agenda coming soon!

Registration

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Non-Member

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Security

DoD Contractors, U.S. Government and Military Participants:
Security Office can send your visit and clearance information through the DoD Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). You will need to provide IDA’s Security Management Office (SMO) Code 7A2934 and use Joseph Adams as the point of contact.

Non-DoD Participants/Non-JPAS Users:
Security Office can FAX your visit and clearance information via a Visit Authorization Letter (VAL) to 703-845-2588

To confirm receipt of clearance information, call (703) 845-2000 or (703) 845-6900.

Lodging

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Cutoff date: 6 November 2020

Room Rate: $159 (or prevailing per diem rate)
Parking: $18 per day (discounted from $28)