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

  • Crowdsourcing Citizen Intelligence

  • Cross-Platform Propaganda: Tracking Foreign Influence in Australian Politics

SECURING IDENTITY:

  • Securing Critical Data in the Internet of Things: A Privacy preserving Fingerprint Biometric System

  • Chipless RFID tags for secured documents such as EPassports and ID cards

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND ENABLING OF RESPONSE

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

  • Data Integration for Decision Making: the importance of data in understanding emergency events

  • Real-Time Group-Based Recommender System Based on Dynamic Crowd Measurement Using Smart Street Furniture

  • Multi-Agency Emergency Response Data Hubs (Project GOANNA)

    *Program still under development and subject to change without prior notice*