InfoWare Conference 2018, Venice

27 June 2018

Abstract image of a digital map

Crime and Security Research Institute PhD student Chris Simpkin is attending the Eighth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications which is part of the InfoWare conference in Venice, Italy.

Workflows provide a robust means of describing applications consisting of control and data dependencies, along with the logical reasoning necessary for distributed execution. In the current state-of-the-art, discovery of workflow steps is not dynamic; the exact services to be used for each workflow step must be specified in advance and, further, workflow orchestration is typically managed via a central point of control.

Series of connected images showing a typical MANET coalition network
A typical MANET coalition network.

Chris is presenting an alternative approach, using a Vector Symbolic Architecture to enable workflow steps to be self-describing and intelligently composes themselves into the required workflow without need for a central point of control.

Vectors Symbolic Architectures employ a hyper-dimensional vector space, vectors are typically 10kbits in size, to build semantically meaningful vector concepts from sub-concepts and vectorised feature values.

Diagram demonstrating the modelling of workflow steps in CORE/EMANE.
Modelling of workflow steps in CORE/EMANE.

For more information download the paper here.

This work is part of the international $80M funded Dais ITA project.