Workshops & Conferences
Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security Workshop
During AAAI, held 20-27 February 2024
The Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS) Workshop is part of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference. The focus of the workshop is the application of artificial intelligence to problems in cyber security, and in particular, on human-machine teaming. The AICS Workshop is a one-day workshop held during the AAAI Conference.
Defense Technology Seminar for Military Officers
18-22 March 2024
The Defense Technology Seminar is a unique Lincoln Laboratory–hosted seminar designed for military officers. The full, one-week seminar is a "booster shot" on the latest technologies for addressing challenges associated with peer and near-peer conflicts, counterinsurgencies, and special operations. A wide variety of topics is presented in terminology understandable to those not involved daily with technology development. Demonstrations, tours of advanced laboratories and facilities, and talks on broad issues in national security by distinguished guest speakers are all part of the seminar. Attendance is by invitation only and is intended for mid-level officers (O4–O6) from all the military services and a select number of government civilians who must be U.S. citizens and hold a security clearance. For more information, email [email protected].
Counter-Human Trafficking Technology Workshop
TBD March 2024
The Counter-Human Trafficking Technology Workshop will convene an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders, practitioners, researchers, and technology providers to examine the ways technology is currently used to combat human trafficking, and discuss how recent advances in data science can bring about transformational improvements in capability and impact. This invite-only workshop will consist of technical seminars, technology demonstrations, operational case studies, and focused discussion panels across the areas of trafficking investigation and prosecution; supply and demand interdiction operations; information sharing and collaboration; measurement of trafficking; and training. Attendees will interact with individuals from U.S. government agencies; federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors; trafficking-related non-governmental organizations; and academic researchers. Attendance is by invitation only.
Advanced Technology for National Security Workshop
9-11 April 2024
The Advanced Technology for National Security (ATNS) Workshop is a forum for architects of government systems to understand how new technology can impact future systems critical to national security. The goal of this workshop for government technology developers, industry partners, and system integrators is to share ideas with system architects and advanced technology developers to enable future national security systems that will make a difference.
Defense Technology Seminar for U.S. Military Academy
12 April 2024
The Defense Technology Seminar is a one-day seminar at Lincoln Laboratory specifically designed for students from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. The seminar features an overview of the Laboratory's programs, technical talks by Laboratory staff, and tours that showcase technology efforts throughout the Laboratory.
Homeland Protection Technologies Workshop
30 April-1 May 2024
The 2024 Homeland Protection Technologies Workshop (HPTW) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be a two-day in-person event focused on next-generation technologies for site security and law enforcement missions relevant to Homeland Security. This will include topics relating to critical infrastructure security, special event security, border security, and federal, state, and local law enforcement. The workshop will feature a broad range of perspectives form DHS, federal law enforcement, and state/local stakeholders, as well as technology highlights from subject matter experts and innovators working to address the most urgent challenges. Attendance to the workshop is restricted to U.S. citizens who are affiliated with government or government contractor organizations.
Space Control Conference
7-9 May 2024
The Space Control Conference provides the space control community with a forum for discussing current capabilities, future needs, and technology development plans. Attendance to this workshop is restricted to invited U.S. citizens holding a security clearance. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Air Vehicle Survivability Workshop
14-16 May 2024
Lincoln Laboratory has hosted the Air Vehicle Survivability (AVS) Workshop for more than 40 years to provide a forum for attendees to discuss current advances in U.S. and adversary capabilities. Attendance to this annual workshop is restricted to U.S. citizens.
Lincoln Laboratory Communications Workshop
22-23 May 2024
The Lincoln Laboratory Communications Workshop highlights activities in the research and development of advanced communications systems. A mix of internal and invited external speakers will address current DoD communications needs and challenges in the areas of satellite communications, lasercom, spectrum operations, and tactical networks. Attendance is restricted to invited U.S. citizens holding a security clearance.
Cyber Technology for National Security Workshop
29-30 May 2024
The Cyber Technology for National Security (CTNS) Workshop is a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest research, prototyping, assessment, and operational uses of cyber technology in the interest of national security with a focus on military and national mission systems. Our high-quality program includes talks, demonstrations, and inspiring keynote addresses. Some material in this program will be classified. Questions can be sent to [email protected].
Biotechnology and Resilient Human Systems Workshop
3-6 June 2024
The Biotechnology and Resilient Human Systems (BRHS) Workshop is a two-day event featuring sessions that highlight critical national needs and state-of-the-art research and development aimed at building resilience to emerging chemical and biological threats, and naturally occurring disease outbreaks. The four sessions include: Advanced Biological Sensing, Chemical and Biological Threat Defense, Accelerating Medical Countermeasures, and Technologies for Public Health. This workshop will bring together government leaders, national technology experts, private industry representatives, and federal/regional stakeholders to discuss key challenges and potential solutions.
Multimodal Learning for Earth and Environment Workshop
During CVPR, held 17-21 June 2024
The Multimodal Learning for Earth and Environment (MultiEarth) Workshop aims to gather a wide audience of researchers in academia, industry, and related fields to leverage remote sensing mages collected by multiple sensors for positive environmental impact. The workshop will feature a competition track on multimodal satellite predictions in the Amazon rainforest as well as a broader call for papers on related subjects. This workshop will be offered virtually and in person, and is part of the IEEE/CF (Computer Vision Foundation) Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR).
Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology Workshop
25-27 June 2024
The Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology (AMMDT) Workshop addresses a broad spectrum of current work supporting integrated defense of the homeland and deployed forces. Technical content typically spans sensor and weapon systems, electronic warfare, and battle management. Recent sessions have highlighted hypersonics, emerging missile threats, and warfare in contested domains. Attendance to this annual workshop is by invitation only and is restricted to U.S. citizens.
16-17 July 2024
The symposium brings together leading experts from universities, industry, and government to explore the state of the art and define a future roadmap in network science. The themes of this year's symposium are domain-informed models and learning and fundamental learning limits of graphs. The sessions explore relevant applications and the challenges they pose, along with algorithmic techniques and theoretical analysis. This symposium is by invitation only.
IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (Virtual)
TBD September 2024
IEEE hosts the High Performance Extreme Computing Conference. Lincoln Laboratory serves as the technical organizer for the conference. Lincoln Laboratory established this conference to provide the research and sponsor communities with a forum for discussing advances in high performance computing. This conference will be virtual.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Technology Workshop
8-10 October 2024
This workshop series is dedicated to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability innovation for the DoD and Intelligence Community. Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only and may be restricted to U.S. citizens holding a security clearance. This workshop is preceded by an optional one-day course.
A2/AD Systems and Technology Workshop
29-31 October 2024
The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) Systems and Technology Workshop provides an overview of the A2/AD challenges facing the DoD and Intelligence Community. The workshop examines systems, tactics, and technologies to counter emerging threats across a range of domains. Mission areas covered by the workshop include base and fleet defense, contested airspace, space control, cyber warfare, ISR architectures and systems, communications, and undersea warfare. Attendance is restricted to invited U.S. citizens holding a security clearance.
IEEE Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks
TBD October 2024
The International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), organized by the IEEE Engineering in Medical and Biology Society, is a unique forum to discuss recent research, key issues, and innovative solutions for sensors, communications, algorithms, systems, and applications. The conference features lectures by leading researchers and industrial experts. Tutorials demonstrate technologies from sensor networks to the algorithms that employ them.
Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence for National Security (RAAINS) Workshop
TBD November 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) workshops, conferences, and publications over the past few years have raised awareness of the challenges, responsibilities, opportunities, and concerns in applying AI to national defense. The Recent Advances in AI for National Security (RAAINS) Workshop will extend this conversation by focusing at a deeper technical level on recent state-of-the-art national security AI applications. The workshop will showcase several examples of significant progress in applying AI and will provide a glimpse into exciting future directions that promise to have a profound impact on national security.
Air Traffic Control Workshop
TBD November 2024
The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Air Traffic Control Workshop brings together speakers from Lincoln Laboratory, government, industry, academia, and FFRDCs to present research on advanced concepts, technology, and systems development supporting the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Topics include communications, navigation and surveillance, air traffic management, aviation weather systems, information management, and cyber security.
IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security
TBD November 2024
This symposium hosted by IEEE brings together innovators from leading academic, industry, business, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, and government programs to provide a forum for participants to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results of current programs. The Laboratory provides organizational support for this conference.
Defense Technology Seminar for Military Fellows
TBD December 2024
The Defense Technology Seminar for Military Fellows is an annual one-day seminar for military fellows studying at various Boston-area colleges and universities, and also the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The seminar features an overview of the Laboratory’s programs, technical talks by Laboratory staff, and tours that showcase technology efforts throughout the Laboratory. For more information, email [email protected].
TBD December 2024
The Advanced Prototype Engineering Technology Symposium (APETS) is a two-day event to showcase innovative engineering solutions and advanced technology applied to R&D prototype systems. The symposium will highlight national priorities in hypersonics and topics associated with modeling, prototyping, and testing of hypersonic technologies. Attendees must be U.S. citizens.
Next Generation Information Awareness Technology Workshop
TBD January 2025
The Next Generation Information Awareness (NGIA) Technology Workshop offers an open forum to discuss the latest developments and new requirements of the U.S. Special Operations Command initiative: 1) To scale intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in a near peer-contested environment at the tactical and operational level; and 2) To enable broader information and awareness for faster, more accurate decision making.