Welcome to MICRADS´18 - The 2018 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, to be held at Ecuadorian Naval Academy "Cmdte Rafael Morán Valverde", in Salinas, one of the best beaches in Ecuador, between the 18th and the 20th of April 2018.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. All papers will be subjected to a “blind review” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee, on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference: A) Information and Communication Technology in Education; B) Computer vision in military applications; C) Engineering Analysis and Signal Processing; D) Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense; E) Maritime Security and Safety; F) Strategy, geopolitics and Oceanopolitics; G) Defense planning; H) Leadership (e-leadership); I) Defense Economics; J) Defense Logistics; K) Health informatics in military applications; L) Simulation in Military Application; M) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; N) Military Marketing; O) Military Physical Training; P) Assistive Devices and Wearable Technology; Q) Naval and Military Engineering; R) Weapons and Combat Systems; S) Operational Oceanography.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Accepted and registered papers written in English will be published in Proceedings by Springer in a book of its SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex, SpingerLink, and Google Scholar.