Technology Surprise Forum

DAY 2, THURSDAY, 9 MAY 1330 - 1700, QT CANBERRA

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The Technology Surprise Forum is is an initiative of the the National Security, Science & Technology Centre  (NSSTC) of Defence, Science & Technology (DST) and is designed to:

a) facilitate government agencies with a national security remit to more quickly and efficiently discover emerging and disruptive scientific and technology innovations that will either accelerate or impede their program objectives while minimising strategic technology surprise, and;

b) initiate and/or enhance broad engagement between these Government sectors, Australia’s Five-eye partners and traditional and non-traditional scientific research organizations including academic and industry sectors.

The Technology Surprise Forum will seek to highlight a range of high impact future technologies that will likely influence the Australian National Security landscape over the next 5 to 10 years. Invited speakers and participants from a diverse range of practicing scientists and engineers within academia, industry and government will discuss these technologies and their applicability and relevance to the National Security problem.  

Leading practitioners, researchers from traditional and non-traditional scientific research organizations including academic and industry sectors are encouraged to attend.

FORUM PROGRAM

SECURITY TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY AND POLITICS:

  • Playing the Long Game: Fortnite, Weaponised Data and the Youth Market
    James Mortensen, PhD candidate, Australian National University (ANU)

  • Crowdsourcing Citizen Intelligence
    Dr Tim van Gelder, Enterprise Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

  • Cross-Platform Propaganda: Tracking Foreign Influence in Australian Politics
    Dr Titus C. Chen, Associate Professor, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
    Dr Michael J. Jensen, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis,
    University of Canberra
    Tom Sear, Industry Fellow, UNSW Canberra Cyber, Australian Defence Force Academy


SECURING IDENTITY:

  • Securing Critical Data in the Internet of Things: A Privacy preserving Fingerprint
    Biometric System
    Dr Song Wang, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University
    A/Prof Dennis Deng, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe
    University
    Dr Wencheng Yang, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

  • Chipless RFID tags for secured documents such as EPassports and ID cards
    Fatemeh Babaeian, Dept of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash
    University
    A/Prof Nemai Karmakar, Dept of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash
    University


SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND ENABLING OF RESPONSE

  • A novel bio-inspired filtering technique for persistent detection of vessels despite adverse maritime visibility conditions

    — Dr Daniel Griffiths, School of Engineering, University of South Australia  

  • Data Integration for Decision Making: the importance of data in understanding emergency events
    Gavin Walker, Principal Experimental Scientist, Social Insights and Market Design,
    CSIRO

  • Real-Time Group-Based Recommender System Based on Dynamic Crowd Measurement Using Smart Street Furniture
    Mohamed A. Nassar, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University
    Dr Polychronis Koutsakis, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch
    University
    Peter Cole, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University
    Dr Giles Oatley, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University
    Len Luxford, yStop

  • Multi-Agency Emergency Response Data Hubs (Project GOANNA)
    Andy Bull, Senior SATCOM Specialist, Nova Systems