Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations 2017

6th to 8th November 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Co-located with the 22nd International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS 2017)

Army Research Laboratory West and USC Institute for Creative Technologies
12015 Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094-2536, USA

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Conference Registration


KSCO-2017 is part of the ICCRTS-2017 conference. More details about the conference and the venue are available via:

Online registration is now open at the following link. Early bird discounted registrations are available up to 30th August 2017.

Conference Programme, Papers, Presentations and Resources

Venue & Conference Hotels

There is a range of hotels in close vicinity of the venue. For more information, a map of the area and a list of nearby accomodations please visit the USC Institute for Creative Technologies web page. We do not make any specific recommendation for accommodation, but you may wish to note that some of the KSCO organising committee have decided to stay at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles - Westside.

Conference Information

KSCO - Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations is an international working group exploring research in Knowledge-based Systems and Information Management, with a focus on the challenges of Coalition Operations. KSCO regularly organizes a technical conference where practitioners and key decision makers in coalition operations management meet and discuss with researchers from areas of knowledge-based systems, information management, planning, and multi-agent systems, exchange experience and ideas, share inspiration, and suggest novel concepts. It can also lead to joint project proposals.

After successful events in Edinburgh UK, Toulouse France, Prague Czech Republic, Waltham MA USA, Southampton UK, Vancouver BC Canada, Pensacola Florida USA, and London UK, the KSCO conference in 2017 is to be held in Los Angeles California USA in conjunction with the 22nd International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS).

Topics of Interest

KSCO-2017 welcomes submission of original research, application and project description papers related to intelligent and knowledge systems for coalition operations management. A coalition includes, but not limited to, military, inter-agency and cross organization alliances engaged in a cooperative endeavour and joining capabilities together for a common cause.

Topics may be related to knowledge systems requirements and knowledge systems potential or actual use for coalition and inter-agency operations (i.e., multi-national and multi-agency, civil authorities, home land safety and security, expeditionary or domestic operations). Both full-length (maximum of 20 pages, not including appendices, endnotes, or references) and shorter position paper submissions are welcome. We will review theoretical, experimental, methodological papers, but we are especially interested in case studies, prototype evaluations and application reports. KSCO organizers particularly encourage submission of reports presenting larger coalition and inter-agencies related national and international projects and programmes. Authors wishing to present emerging efforts, especially student projects, are encouraged to submit position papers.

KSCO 2017 areas include:

KSCO related papers that are also in line with the ICCRTS-2017 (www.dodccrp.org) theme of "Frontiers of C2" will be looked upon favourably.

Call for Papers & Submission Process

Call for Papers: [MS Word .docx] [PDF Format] [TXT Format]

KSCO 2017 uses a two step paper submission process. Authors should initially submit a one to two page extended abstract. Abstracts should also include a title, author list with contact information, and a brief (250 word max) description of the contents of the paper. Selected authors will be notified and asked to produce their full length submission as a draft paper. Final acceptance and paper format instructions will be sent out along with author notifications.

Address any questions to the KSCO Track Programme Chair via ksco-2017@ksco.info

Key Dates

These dates align with ICCRTS submissions at key points, but the submission process for other ICCRTS tracks involves more steps.

Author Information

You can input revised papers and presentations via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccrtsksco2017

Organizing Committee

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