Call for Papers: IEEE 21st International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI 2020)
San Diego, CA, USA | July 30 – August 01, 2020
Data science has become the new frontier for self-driving cars and AI. Such intelligent applications derive from Information Reuse and Integration (IRI). IRI seeks to maximize the utility of information by creating simple, rich, and cost-effective knowledge representations and ontologies. IRI consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and applications. It plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information and the knowledge derived from it; and, it applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuseinformation integration, and reusable systemsInformation reuse explores the theory and practice of optimizing representations; information integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for unifying diverse information in novel domains; and, reusable systems focus 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. This year, for the first time, it will hold a classified military sessions at the nearby Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) in San Diego. Presentation of classified IRI military papers and attendance at these sessions is open to those holding an active US government Secret clearance. A clearance is not required for any other IRI sessions.

Call for Papers

This conference presents excellent, novel, and contemporary papers covering all aspects of Data – including Scientific Theory and Technology-Based Applications. New data analytic algorithms, technologies, and tools are sought for data management in the face of hardware, software, and/or bandwidth constraints; to construct models yielding important data insights; and, to create visualizations to aid in presenting and understanding the data. System development and integration need to adapt to these new algorithms, technologies, tools, and needs. This conference and its constituents support the development of science and technology to improve the human condition.

Furthermore, IRI addresses the representation, cleansing, generalization, validation, and reasoning strategies for the scientifically sound and the cost-effective advancement of all systems and systems of systems (SoS) – including all software and hardware aspects. These non-trivial tasks lead to challenging research problems – for example, how to optimally select the information/data sets for reuse and how to optimize the integration of existing information/knowledge with new, developing information/knowledge sources!

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 welcome. The conference program will include several plenary speeches from academia, industry, and government; special sessions, open forum workshops, and panels.

The conference includes, but is certainly not limited to, the areas listed below:

  • Applications – Autonomous Vehicles, Business, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, the Internet of Things, Math, Military, Multimedia, NLP, Robotics, Science, Security, Social Networking, Space, Vision, et al.
  • Contemporary as well as Novel Data Mining Techniques
  • Data & Knowledge Representation and Management
  • Data Science & Technologies – Heuristic Acquisition
  • Data Visualization
  • Graph Models
  • Machine Learning & AI
  • Predictive Data Analysis & Intelligence
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Recommender Systems
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Theory

In addition, SECRET presentations pertaining to the following areas of interest are encouraged.

  • Artificial Intelligence, Heuristics, and Explanation-Based Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Hypersonic Flight
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Logistics
  • Silicon Compilers
  • Quantum Theory and Application

Best Paper Award: Starting this year, the IEEE IRI Awards Committee will be presenting awards for the Best Theory and/or Applicative Paper and/or presentation, in two categories – unclassified and SECRET. The best papers will be selected by distinct (cleared) committees and will be the ones, which report novel and promising research work, which have a high potential for world impact. Additional select awards will also be made.

Call for Workshop Proposals: TBA

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:
April 25th, 2020

Deadline (regular/industry/application/Secret government track):
May 2nd, 2020

Acceptance notification:
June 1st, 2020

Camera ready submission deadline:
June 20th, 2020

Author registration due:
July 1, 2020

Conference events
July 30 – Aug 1, 2020


Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above and related topics are solicited. Full papers must be in English of up to 8 pages (using the IEEE two-column template instructions). Submissions can be made to the regular research track or to the industry/application track. Submissions should be double blind and should include only the title and should not include the author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, and postal address(es) in the paper. DO NOT submit any classified materials. SECRET papers can only be published at the UNCLASS level in the conference proceedings. Presentation slides may be classified up to and including the SECRET level and should NOT be submitted. The online submission site is: EasyChair IEEE IRI 2020. The authors need to mark if their submission is for the “Regular Research Track”, or for the “Industry/Applications Track”. Also, mark if the UNCLASS paper is to be presented in an unrestricted or a SECRET forum, which implies that the presenter will hold an active US SECRET government clearance.

If web submission is not possible, please contact the program co-chairs for alternate arrangements. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Paper submission implies the intent of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.

Templates and Instructions

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs
Stuart Rubin, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC-Pacific), USA
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Program Co-Chairs
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Wynne Hsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Sponsorship Co-Chairs

Workshop Co-chairs
Mohan Baruwal Chhetri, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Amir Masoumzadeh, SUNY, Albany, USA

Industry/Application Track Chairs

Finance Chair
Wei-Bang Chen, Virginia State University

Publications Chair

Publicity Chairs
Lydia Bouzar-Benlabiod
Sampath Jayarathna, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA USA

Best Paper Award Committee

Nuray Baltaci Akhuseyinoglu, University of Pittsburgh, USA

IEEE 21st International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI 2020)
25 April 2020