Artificial Intelligence in Security and Defence


26th-29th March, 

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AISD2019 conference Venue

AISD2019 is organized at the Hotel Le Royal, Beirut

AISD2019 conference 

Artificial Intelligence in Security and Defence 

Lebanon, 26-29 March 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Blockchain, IoT/IoE, Big Data, and digital transformation are the most dramatic technological game changers of all time. These smart technologies are expected to have a disruptive impact on public and private sectors. Defence and security are not an exception (Sukman, 2015). Indeed, smart technologies are changing defence and security and will enable intelligent warfare in the decades to come (Sloan, 2015; Work and Brimley, 2014).  


But how exactly will defence and security be affected?

Researchers argue that intelligent technologies may have a profound transformational impact on defence both on the strategic and on the operational levels. On the strategic level, defence was about armed force against armed force (A2A). Recently, defence is moving toward one “whole-of-government and whole-of-society” against another (D2G&2S) (De Spiegeleire, Maas, and Sweijs, 2017). On the operational level, AI can create a more intelligent and autonomous force, can enhance platforms, munitions while enabling faster operational decisions and better combat outcomes (Hoadley and Lucas2018). 
On another level, cyber security is becoming a major challenge as government agencies, corporations and individuals have increasingly become victims of cyber-attacks. With global cyber spending expected to reach $170 billion by 2020, cybersecurity is becoming one of the major security challenges. 


Under the high Patronage of His Excellency The President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel AOUN, the Research and Strategic Studies Centre (RSSC) in the Lebanese Armed Forces jointly with the “Lebanese Association for Information Systems” (LAIS) in Beirut, the “Middle East and North Africa Association for Information Systems” (MENA-AIS), and the “Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations” (ICTO) in Paris organize a conference entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Security and Defence” (AISD 2019) that will be held in March 2019.  
The AISD2019 conference is the first of its kind concerning smart technologies, shedding light on how these technologies were, are, and will be designed, adopted, and adapted by the defence sector. The main focus will be on the impact of these smart Systems on the strategic, operational, and technical levels. 
The AISD 2019 conference invites researchers, academics, specialists, and IT companies to participate in the submission of scientific and technical studies and research in various areas of smart and informational technology in the security and defence sectors, especially innovative and rigorously developed conceptual, empirical contributions, applications, and deployment strategy and requirements. It also encourages multi-disciplinary research focusing on Intelligence for national security and counter terrorism, cyber and traditional warfare, and logistics and support.  
The conference will also host workshops providing the AI community with the opportunity to meet, brainstorm, and exchange ideas on specific AI research themes (Cloud Computing, Blockchain, IoT/IoE, Big Data, Digital Transformation…) related to defence and security. 


Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. 
The following paper categories are welcome:
- Completed research papers are full papers documenting the results of finished research projects. Full papers are limited to 12 pages max (include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count).
- Research in progress papers or Short papers submissions are also encouraged. Research in progress papers are limited to 7 pages max (include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count). Short papers build on promising but incomplete research projects that will benefit from the feedback of other AISD2019 participants.

List of Topics


  • Legal framework (local and international) and ethics.  
  • Big data and AI for defence, security and Public sector.
  • Smart technologies to improve security against terrorism.
  • Application of Big Data Analytics against risk index in defence, security and public sector.
  • AI and Big Data’s role in Cyber security, cyber and traditional warfare.
  • AI and Big Data Applications in counter-terrorism, pre and post attacks.
  • AI role in security engineering process.
  • AI role in counter-espionage.
  • AI role in mobile phone security and data tracking.
  • AI and threat modelling in defence and security.
  • AI distributed design and implementation for security and defence.
  • AI human-centred design for security and defence.
  • Data Mining in defence, security and public sector.
  • Artificial Intelligence implementation, adoption, adaptation by armed forces.
  • Digital transformation and Inter-organisation data sharing.
  • The role of social media intelligence and analysis in defence and security.
  • AI and deep learning to identify terrorist propaganda.
  • ERP and Innovation in defence and security (HR, Supply Chain, Logistics and support ...).
  • IoT/IoE and their role in the global defence.
  • IoT/IoE in the public sector.
  • AI as strategic tool for advanced warfare.
  • Blockchain and cyber security.
  • Blockchain and Digital Currencies in defence, security and public sector.
  • Smart Buildings/Cities in defence, security and public sector.
  • Digital Forensics. 


Important information Important date 

  • Deadline for submission: Jan 15, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 15, 2019
  • Camera ready paper: Feb 20, 2019
  • Conference: March 26-29, 2019 


Useful information

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  • For Visa requirements, a copy of the researcher’s passport is needed before 15/02/2019 ([email protected])

     Location: Le Royal Hotel – Beirut 

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