-IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference
September 24th-26th, 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands. Call for papers: submission deadline June 1, 2014.
-VACCINE Featured at Big Data Workshop The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of University Programs sponsored a workshop in March in Arlington, Virginia entitled “Developing Solutions for Better Practices in Data Sharing.” VACCINE Director David Ebert and Engagement and Transition Manager Heather Connell both attended the workshop. Ebert presented a case study of VACCINE’s COAST project to highlight what successes and “lessons learned” the Center has had in obtaining data from DHS in the past.
-VACCINE partner institutions ASU and FIU had virtual program reviews by DHS in March.
-VACCINE will be kicking off its newly reorganized Advisory Board in April. Watch for future announcements regarding a list of our current board members.
-Demand for VACCINE’s VALET (Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit) continues to grow. VACCINE received two inquiries from new potential end users wanting to explore the system: Verveko (company that wants to assist the Ugandan Police in Africa) and the Evansville Police Department in Indiana. Additionally, two more companies have expressed interest in licensing the VALET technology: Primoris and Ag TechInventures.
-David Ebert and Ed Delp met with members of the FBI in March to explore the usefulness of VACCINE’s gang graffiti automatic recognition and interpretation tool, GARI, for their operations.
-VACCINE hosted a visitor from John Deere in March to explore the center’s capabilities in the area of visual analytics. Discussions will advance during a follow up visit being held mid-April.
-VACCINE will be hosting an Evaluation Workshop at the University of California, San Diego on May 20th and 21st, 2014. Watch for additional details regarding the workshop, including registration information, in upcoming announcements.
-VACCINE has a position opening for an Education Program Manager.
This position will oversee and coordinate the educational mission of the VACCINE center, facilitate education work plans, implement strategic goals, lead and coordinate multi-institution research activities, and coordinate the center’s Minority Serving Institution programs. If interested, please visit
-VACCINE will be hosting a faculty workshop at Morgan State University in June 2014. Watch next month’s newsletter for the confirmed dates and registration details.