University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

TechHorizons 2009

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techhorizons 09


The Next Revolution
In Safety and Security

Aware Systems span all of the information sciences promising synergistic results that soon will save patients, protect borders, secure facilities, and prevent crime.

TechHorizons 2009 will focus on sensor and networking systems that actively and passively monitor a wide range of activities to protect safety and infrastructure. Artificial intelligence--directing new sensing technologies, networking approaches, and data-mining techniques--are creating the ability to recognize normal and abnormal activity. Such technology will provide broad implications from health and safety, to transportation logistics, to military operations, and many more.

MAY 13 TechHorizons

TechHorizons09 will present talks, demonstrations, and panel discussions in the field of Aware Sensor Systems, which feature advanced functionality for persistent and unattended monitoring. Our focus will be on emerging technologies and innovations in areas such as intelligent networking, video and other sensor technologies, biometrics, security, and situational understanding. This event is partly supported by the Office of Naval Research. our testbed

TechHorizons 2009 will focus on technological develop­ments in "aware" systems-sensors and networks that actively and passively monitor a wide range of activities to protect safety and infrastructure. New sensing, network­ing, and data-mining technologies are creating the ability to continuously monitor activity, even in busy places, and to identify occurrences that need investigation. Applica­tions of Aware Sensor Systems cover such diverse areas as public safety, transportation logistics, border security, and military operations.

With the funding of multiple federal agencies, the engineering complex at the Bourns College of Engineering has become a testbed of 80 cameras and other sensors to spur innovations in areas such as video analysis, networking, machine learning, data mining, and signal processing. The ultimate goal of our work will be persistent awareness, and intent analysis.

MAY 11-12 Technical Workshopnational science foundation

The importance of TechHorizons 2009 will be enhanced by an invitation-only workshop of nearly 100 of the nation's top academic, government, and industry researchers on Distributed Video Sensor Networks. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Office, this interdisciplinary workshop will bring together people working in different areas for an in-depth discussion on the future challenges and directions in camera networks.

Who should attend TechHorizons 09?
  • Sensors and network systems manufacturers/vendors
  • Public safety professionals – police, fire, prisons, hospitals, long term care, senior housing, air traffic controllers, nuclear power plants, security firms
  • Homeland Security professionals
  • Investors, Entrepreneurs
  • Public utility and resource managers
  • Logistics professionals (transportation, shipping, RFID)
  • Anyone concerned with security issues.

Contact: Judy Chappell (951) 827-2528

Presented in cooperation with the City of Riverside, California's Inland Empire Tech Week. ie techweek





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Keynote Speakers:

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Ian F. Akyildiz, Ken Byers Distinguished Chair Professor in Telecommunications, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Nano-Sensor Networks Using Molecular Communication"

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Arun Hampapur, IBM Global Technology Services, Distinguished Engineer, Manager of Exploratory Computer Vision Group

"Large-Scale Urban Surveillance: Challenges & Opportunities" 

Conference Program

Featured Guests:

Regina Casale-Miles, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, InfraGard Coordinator, Los Angeles Chapter

David L. Hexem, Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology, City of Redlands 

Sharad Mehrotra, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

Joseph Palen, Senior Research Engineer, Caltrans

Nigel Smith, Ontario International Airport Infrastructure and Protection

At TechHorizons

  • Discover technologies with near-term potential for commercialization
  • Learn examples of successfully commercialized new technologies
  • Network with leaders in business, investing, technology, and engineering
  • Be inspired by new ideas, new possibilities, new opportunities


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  uc discovery grant

sponsored partly by

army research office


inland empire tech week

08 conference highlights

Highlights from TechHorizons 2008 



More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188