Now in its 37th year, MILCOM continues to be the premier international conference for military communications.

At MILCOM, global military communications professionals face command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) challenges head on. They look at them from every angle and discuss them from end to end – research and development through future needs. The conference allows industry the opportunity to hear and understand the requirements, pace of change and state of play in a variety of C4ISR markets serving the military, federal agencies and multinational entities.

Join military and industry communications professionals in this evolving conversation October 29-31 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. MILCOM features outstanding technical presentations, discussions and tutorials, as well as a nearly 30,000 square foot exhibit hall. Experts in C4I and cyber issues as well as science and technology developments will lead more than 200 unclassified and restricted sessions.

  • Technical Program Chair – John Shea, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Unclassified Technical Program Chair – Qinqing (Christine) Zhang, Ph.D., United Technologies Research Center
  • Unclassified Program Vice Chairs – Tom Halford, Ph.D., WPL, Inc. Niranjan Suri, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Restricted-Access Technical Program Co-Chairs – Akinwale Akinpelu, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Adina Matache, Ph.D., Aerospace Corporation
  • Panels Program Co-Chairs – Bonnie L. Gorsic, The Boeing Company; Michael Kurdziel, Ph.D., Harris Corporation.
  • Tutorials Program Co-Chairs – Bharat Doshi, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Communications- Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC); Jerry Brand, Ph.D.
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TRACK 1 - Waveforms and Signal Processing  


Paper Topics:

  • Advanced Antenna and RF Technology
  • Anti-jamming Techniques
  • Cognitive Radios
  • Compressive Sensing
  • Cooperative Communication
  • Distributed Communication
  • Distributed Sensing
  • Dynamic Spectrum Management
  • Free-space Optical and Laser-based Communications
  • Millimeter Wave Communication
  • Modified Commercial Wireless Communication
  • Modulation and Coding
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Communication
  • Physical-layer Security
  • Propagation and Channel Modeling
  • Radar-Communications Coexistence
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Radio Localization and Time Transfer
  • Satellite Communications
  • Signal Processing for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
  • Underwater Communications
  • Wireless Relay Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

TRACK 2 - Networking Protocols and Performance  


Paper Topics:

Types of networks:

  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Mesh Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Optical Networks
  • Hybrid Optical-RF Networks
  • Internetworks
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Underwater Networks

Networking Paradigms:

  • Content-Based Networks
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Delay/Disruption Tolerant networks
  • Network Coding
  • Cross-Layer Design
  • Overlay Networks and Virtualization
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Networked Control System

Network Control Algorithms:

  • Resource and State Discovery
  • Link Adaptation
  • Medium Access Control
  • Routing
  • Multicasting/Anycasting
  • Flow Control
  • Congestion Control
  • Error Control
  • Topology Control

Enhancement, Modelling, and Analysis of Performance:

  • Quality of Service Provision
  • Energy Saving and Harvesting for Low-Power Networks
  • Capacity and Throughput Analysis
  • Network Science

TRACK 3 - Cyber Security and Trusted Computing  


Paper Topics:

  • Advanced Persistent Threats Detection and Mitigation
  • Application Security and DevOps
  • Anonymity, Deception, and Privacy
  • Attack, Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation
  • Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Security
  • Communication System Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Cyber Operations and Defense
  • Cyber Physical System Security
  • Deception in Cyber Security
  • Identity and Risk Management
  • Joint Tactical Network Security
  • Key Management
  • Malware Detection and Forensic Analysis
  • Moving Target Defense and Deception
  • Network Security and Privacy
  • Security and Privacy for Peer to Peer and Device to Device Communications
  • Security Tools for Communication and Information Systems
  • Security for Next-generation Networks
  • Security and Privacy in Social Media
  • Security in Virtual System Environment
  • Software Defined Network Security Management
  • System Security Testing and Evaluation Methods and Tools
  • System Vulnerability Detection and Mitigation
  • Tactical Cloud Security
  • Threat Monitoring and Analysis
  • Trusted Physical Layer Security
  • Wireless Mobile Network Security and Privacy
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access System Security
  • Security in Tactical Radios
  • Network Security for Vehicular Communications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Cellular System Security and Protection
  • Security for Distributed Systems
  • Security in High Performance Computing and Massively Parallel Processing Environments

TRACK 4 - System Perspectives  


Paper Topics:

  • Airborne Networks
  • Airborne Relay Communications Networks
  • Communications for Support of Autonomous Systems
  • Communications in Contested Environments
  • Communications-on-the-Move
  • Disadvantaged Networks
  • IED Detection/Geolocation
  • Integrated EW and Communications
  • Interference Mitigation in Military Communications Systems
  • Military Performance Standards for Communications
  • Protected MILSATCOM
  • Radio-Aware Routing Protocols for Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
  • Resilient Communications Architecture
  • Satellite Communications and Networks
  • Small (Micro-, Nano- and Pico-) Satellites for Communications
  • Software Defined Radios in Military Communications
  • Space Networks
  • Spectrum Situational Awareness
  • System Architecture
  • System Modeling and Simulations for Military Communications
  • Test Beds, Experiments, Exercises and Demonstrations

TRACK 5 - Big Data and Machine Learning for Tactical Networks  


Paper Topics:

  • Big Data Challenges in Tactical Networks
  • Big Data and streaming analytics in Tactical Networks
  • Machine Learning with sparse dirty data
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Robust Machine Learning
  • Adversarial Reasoning
  • Distributed and Adaptive Online Learning
  • Novel computing architectures for resource-constrained machine learning
  • Applications of Machine Learning in
    • Tactical Network Management
    • Intrusion Detection in Tactical Networks
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access
    • Wireless localization
    • Resource management in tactical networks
    • Self organizing networks
  • Internet of Battlefield Things
  • Other selected topics in communications
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  • May 15 2018

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