Modern defence forces rely mainly on intelligent information systems and high technology armour. This volume reflects the latest trends in military information systems research by bringing together international contributions that span from communications technology, through intelligent agents and large-scale modeling and simulation, to sociotechnical systems. Together, the articles represent a good cross section of contemporary information systems research.The book also shows the wealth of research on advanced information systems and on technologies developed for defence purposes. Some of the chapters may serve as a component of advanced defence training programs. They provide an important overview of crucial research, which has evolved over the last ten years.
Military Information Systems Security: Challenges and Vulnerabilities (M R Frater & M J Ryan); Teaming Human and Machine (P Urlings & L Jain); Computer Generated Forces in Distributed Simulation (M R Stytz & S B Banks); Using Automaton Models to Rapidly Illuminate Tactical Options (M K Lauren & R T Stephen); Multi-User Wireless Link for Real-Time Video Transfer for Defence Applications (W M Daniels et al.); Agents of Change: The Impact of Intelligent Agent Technology on the Analysis of Air Operations (C Heinze et al.); Agent-Enabled Sensor Network for Target Observation (R S Bowyer & R E Bogner); Military Applications of the Disciple Learning Agent (G Tecuci & M Boicu); A Parallel Associative Processing Bayesian Algorithm for IR Dim Point Target Detection (R C Warren); Intelligent Monitoring of Complex Systems (D L Hall).