Expanding horizons.

The International Conference on Information Fusion has long been recognised as a widely endorsed forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas in the field of information fusion and its impacts on our society. Authors (researchers, students and practitioners) are invited to submit papers describing advances in the theory and applications of information fusion.

The 23rd Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2020) will be held on African soil for the first time. The conference will take place at the scenic Sun City Convention Centre, nestled against the foothills of the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. The park hosts the big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo) and is situated in the remnants of an extinct volcanic crater.  This conference will offer a unique opportunity to the Fusion community to expand its horizons, seek out new collaborative efforts, and apply information fusion to problems faced by the African continent and the global community alike.

Topics of Interest

The conference deals with theory and application of information fusion on all levels. The main areas of interest include:

Theory and representation: probability theory, Bayesian inference, argumentation, Dempster-Shafer theory, possibility and fuzzy set theory, rough sets, logic fusion, preference aggregation, decision theory, random sets, finite point processes.

Algorithms: cognitive methods, signal processing and localisation, recognition, classification, identification, non-linear filtering, data association, tracking, prediction, situation/impact assessment, alignment and registration, pattern/behavioural analysis, fusion architectures, resource management, machine learning, topic modelling, natural language processing, contextual adaptation, anomaly/change detection.

Applications: soft-hard fusion, autonomous systems, defence/security, robotics, intelligent transportation, mining/manufacturing, economics, finance, fintech, environmental monitoring, medical care/e-health, bioinformatics, radio astronomy, critical infrastructure protection, condition monitoring, precision agriculture.

Methods/tools: sequential inference, data mining, graph analysis, ontologies/semantics, modelling/realisation/evaluation, target/sensor modelling, benchmarks/testbeds, computational methods, cloud/edge computing/fusion, fusion performance.