Best Paper Award
Title: EARRING: Efficient Authentication of Outsourced Record Matching
  • Boxiang Dong (Montclair State University)
  • Hui (Wendy) Wang (Stevens Institute of Technology)

  • Best Student Paper Award
    Title: Unsupervised Terminological Ontology Learning based on Hierarchical Topic Modeling
  • Xiaofeng Zhu (Northwestern University)
  • Diego Klabjan (Northwestern University)
  • Patrick Bless (Intel Corporation)

  • Program
    The conference program is on-line. Please check.

    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. Important: Deadline for Conference Hotel Rate is Thursday, 7/20. Please book your hotel asap. click here to book the hotel. If you encounter any problem with the online booking link, please contact Summer, at , who can help handle your reservation right away.

    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: Security and Privacy in the IoT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm refers to the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with servers, centralized systems, and/or other connected devices based on a variety of communication infrastructures. IoT makes it possible to sense and control objects creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems. IoT will usher automation in a large number of application domains, ranging from manufacturing and energy management (e.g. SmartGrid), to healthcare management and urban life (e.g. SmartCity). However, because of its fine-grained, continuous and pervasive data acquisition and control capabilities, IoT raises concerns about security and privacy. Deploying existing security solutions to IoT is not straightforward because of device heterogeneity, highly dynamic and possibly unprotected environments, and large scale. In this talk, after outlining key challenges in IoT security and privacy, we present initial approaches to securing IoT data, including firewall techniques to prevent IoT devices to be compromised and used by botnets.

    Dr. Stuart H. Rubin, Senior Scientist
    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, CA, USA
    Keynote Title: The Autonomous Intelligence Project

    Currently UAVs are controlled by finite state machines. This talk will discuss our BIRD project, which represents an attempt to build swarm intelligence into UAVs, which goes beyond deep learning and statistical data mining. Algorithmic decomposition and reuse play a central role in development. The need for knowledge amplification, the KASER, and where permissible, hints of what's to come will be provided.

    More information, please check Keynotes page.

    Author Kit
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    The registration page is on-line. Please check.

    VISA Letter
    In order to request a visa letter, the authors should provide the following information and send a visa letter request to all the following three email addresses:, and
    • Paper Title, list of Authors in the paper
    • Full Name of the attendee, Affiliation, Address, Passport No. and Nationality

    Call for Papers
    The Call for Papers has been published, Please check.

    Call For Workshop Proposal
    Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with 18th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2017). Please check.


    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:

    May 4th, 2017 - (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)

    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

    About IEEE IRI

    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.