Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Stephen Russell, CTO
Keynote Title: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Reuse and Integration as the Pipeline of Naval Technology

Reuse and integration is not limited to the information world. This talk will cover the history of Naval technology development. It will be seen that new technologies have been adapted and reused for defense applications. In particular, the history of Naval science and technology in San Diego will be highlighted. We will cover how technology has been reused and integrated to create some recent military and civilian capabilities and explore how this trend is expected to continue and accelerate in the future. The talk will cover the history of Navy technology on Point Loma, the Navy Radio Lab through NOSC to SSC Pacific today. We will discuss a plethora of technical areas and their evolution (in some cases revolution). The pivotal role of reuse and integration in the development of hardware of all types will be emphasized.

Dr. Heiko Ludwig, Research Staff Member/Manager Ubiquitous Platforms
Keynote Title: Building Cognitive Information Systems

Cognitive systems, systems that incorporate significant artificial intelligence (AI) functionality, have become ubiquitous in recent years. Major technology companies invest significant efforts in providing AI functionality, either to use in their own services or to help customers build cognitive applications. Enabling AI for business has become a major effort for IBM Research. This keynote will provide an overview of core research topics, challenges and solutions to build AI applications, and will put a particular effort on the issue of integrating cognitive applications and services with the data they rely on at training and inference time. This requires a novel approach to manage the integration of compute resources with data sources and destinations, both for AI in the data center and Cloud as well as on distributed devices in mobile settings or the Internet of Things.

Dr. Elisa Bertino, Professor
Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Keynote Title: TBD


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The 18th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration will be held in Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA during Aug 4-6, 2017. A special discounted room rate of $159/night is available to the conference attendees. The CUTOFF date to use the conference rate is July 6, please click here to book the hotel.

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IRI 2017 is proud to announce that Prof. Bhavani Thuraisingam, 2014 SIRI Research Leadership Award recipient is featured as one of 5 Leading Women Shaping the Cyber Security Sector by Careers in Cyber Security ( click here for the news article: The 5 Leading Women Shaping the Cyber Security Sector). Congratulations Prof. Thuraisingam on this great achievement !

Prof. Thuraisingham is the Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor in the department of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prof. Thuraisingham served as a Program Committee Co-chair for IRI 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a Panels Co-chair for IRI 2016.


Important Dates

Abstract submission:


Paper submission deadline (regular and industry/application/government track):

May 18th, 2017 - (FINAL DEADLINE – FIRM)

Acceptance notification:

June 18th, 2017

Camera ready submission deadline:

June 28th, 2017

Author registration due:

June 28th, 2017

Conference events

Aug 4-6, 2017


Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and integrating humungous volumes of information from diverse sources to enable effective decision making and knowledge generation have become one of the most significant challenges of current times. Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information reuse explores theory and practice of optimizing representation; information integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for applying integration approaches in novel domains; and reusable systemsfocus on developing and deploying models and corresponding processes that enable Information Reuse and Integration to play a pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes in various application domains.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world solutions. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops, panels and keynote speeches.