The Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a symposium on softwaretechnology and intelligent systems at Westfields International ConferenceCenter, Chantilly, Va., August 29-31.
The symposium focuses on the evolution of information technology and itseffect on waging war and maintaining peace.
Key defense officials will makeremarks about their perspectives on information-based warfare.
In addition,the event features technical presentations and demonstrations of softwaretechnologies and intelligent systems applications such as planning and decisionaids, image understanding systems, human language systems, human computerinteraction technologies, and autonomous vehicles.
Speeches by key officials are scheduled as follows:
August 29 8 a.m.
Joint Staff Director for Command, Control, Communicationsand Computer Systems (J-6) Vice Adm. Arthur K. Cebrowski
8:30 a.m. Dr. Duane A. Adams, deputy director, ARPA
9 a.m. Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development
Command , Lt. Gen. Paul K. VanRiper
August 31 1 p.m. Panel of Senior Military Officials discussing Implementationof the Information Warfare Vision
Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command , Lt.Gen. Paul K. Van Riper
Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle, (Ret.)
Other panel members TBD
Software and intelligent systems technologies play a significant role in themilitary's need for information dominance, long-range precision strike,dominating maneuver tactics, and logistics planning.
The symposium is open to the media.
A detailed agenda is available from Lt.Col. Donna Pastor, in room 2E765, The Pentagon, or by calling (703) 697-5131.Point of contact for more information is Ms. Jan Walker, at (703) 696-2404.Information can also be obtained through the World Wide Web at URL address:http://www.arpa.mil/sisto/symp/STISS95.html