• Mon 24 .
    Sep

    Theme and Topics

    When mobility predictions get it wrong, vehicles become immobilized, putting the soldiers at risk and jeopardizing mission success.  Leveraging the most advanced physics models and modern computing power, Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) will improve our capability to predict the mobility of ground platforms over a wide range of terrains.

    NATO’s Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel formed Research Task Group AVT-248 to develop a NG-NRMM.  The NG-NRMM has the potential to significantly reduce procurement risks enabling alternative solutions to be considered.  Secondly, it will provide operational decisions makers with a tool for assessing their own and opposing vehicle mobility in the area of operations, which will increase confidence in mission planning and reduce the risk of mission failures due to compromised vehicles.  The end result that will be demonstrated at the Collaborative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) event is a prototype process of loosely integrated technologies and tools contributed by the committee members and software developers.

    • The purpose of the CDT is to demonstrate the enhanced mobility prediction capabilities of NG-NRMM vs. NRMM.
    • Attendees will be introduced to the NG-NRMM technologies through a variety of presentations and demonstrations, where the differences with current NRMM will be highlighted.
    • Participants will experience a physical demonstration of a military prototype vehicle performing select mobility tests in a variety of soil conditions and see the corresponding software simulation of the same tests with NG-NRMM and NRMM.

    For more details on the programme please refer to the official AVT-308 Meeting Announcement on the right.

    This Collaborative Demonstration of Technology is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Japan, Republic of Korea and South Africa only.

    The General Information Package (GIP) for this event in which you can find detailed information on logistics, accomodation etc. is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Monday, 24. September 2018 until Thursday, 27. September 2018 17:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 30 .
    Sep

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    Official registration for this event has been closed. However, there are still a few places left. If you are interested in participating in this CDT please get directly in contact with the AVT-249 co-chair

    Mrs. Tracey Temple, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Thank you!

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    Theme and Topics

    The goal of NATO’s Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) program within the Science and Technology Organization (STO) Collaborative Support Office (CSO) is to engage potential end users in a demonstration of current and emerging technologies, to illustrate the benefits to decision-makers and end-users of that technology, and to promulgate these technologies throughout the NATO nations. 

    For this CDT, the subject will be a demonstration of all aspects of technologies necessary to execute a successful, defensible characterization of a military training range for munitions constituents.

    The following objectives are to be addressed:

    • Classroom instruction on issues and errors in characterization of military training ranges; data quality objectives - criteria for representative samples; theory of sampling - science behind collection of representative samples; quality control - what needs to be performed and how to interpret the data for decision-making and sampling in the laboratory - representative test portion for analysis 
    • Demonstration of field sampling tools and equipment; methods to set-up decision units and sample collection methods
    • Case studies and practical application of study materials

     For more detailed information on the programme please refer to the AVT-249 Meeting Announcement on the right

    This activity is limited to 24 participants. The host country is allowed up to six spaces, all others a maximum of two spaces. This Collaborative Demonstration of Technology is open to NATO Nations and PfP Nations only.

     

    The General Information Package (GIP) for this event in which you can find detailed information on logistics, accomodation etc. is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Sunday, 30. September 2018 until Friday, 05. October 2018 17:00 - 15:00
  • Tue 2 .
    Oct

    This Meeting is hosted by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE) in Rome (Italy) 2-4 October 2018.

    Location: ITA MoD, “De Cicco” Barracks, Piazza R. Villoresi, 1 – 00143 Rome (Italy).

    OPEN TO NATO NATIONS, Australia, Finland and Sweden

    Request for visit: for the purpose of security screening, attendees must submit a “Request For Visit” (RFV) NLT 4 September 2018 in order to obtain access to the Italian “De Cicco” Barracks. Attendees must submit the RFV through diplomatic channel (his/her own Embassy/Consulate in Italy), to the Italian MoD Security Office (ITA Joint Staff 2° Division) at the following address:

    STATO MAGGIORE DELLA DIFESA
    RIS CS
    VIA LEPANTO, 5
    00192 ROME

    This applies to every foreign visitor to an Italian MoD facility. NATO employees may work through their security office. Please be aware that MS COE POC cannot handle in any way the RFV.

    Tuesday, 02. October 2018 until Thursday, 04. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 4 .
    Oct

    Moral decisions are among the most difficult that soldiers will face, and they exist throughout the full-spectrum of military operations. A single bad decision can erode local, national, international and host nation support thereby derailing the strategic mission and putting troops at risk. Evidence exists linking moral decisions, attitudes and behaviors to military mental health and well-being. This is a crucial component of leaders’ responsibility for their soldiers. Recommendations are made including education and training, after action reviews, counseling, reintegration programs that seek to mitigate the threat to the mission and soldier well-being.

    The General Information Package will be available on this site once the CSO validates your enrolment.

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    HFM-284 met het onderwerp “Morele besluitvorming en de Geestelijke Gezondheid van Militairen”

    Donderdag 04 oktober 2018 t/m vrijdag 05 oktober 2081 08.30 – 16.00 u.

    Onder de moeilijkste beslissingen waar soldaten voor staan vallen zeker de morele beslissingen die zich voordoen langs het hele spectrum van militaire operaties. Een enkele foute beslissing kan de steun voor de missie, zowel lokaal, nationaal en internationaal alsook vanuit het gastland (host-nation support) eroderen, wat funest kan zijn voor de strategische missiedoelen en de veiligheid van de militaire in het missiegebied in gevaar kan brengen. Er zijn aanwijzingen die laten zien dat er een verband is tussen morele beslissingen, geestelijke gezondheid en het gevoel van welbehagen. Dit is een cruciaal component van de verantwoordelijkheid van commandanten jegens hun soldaten. Aanbevelingen worden gedaan mbt o.a. opleiding en training, after-action reviews, psychische begeleiding, en reïntegratieprogramma’s die als doel hebben het gevaar voor de missie te mitigeren en het gevoel van welbehagen voor de militairen te bevorderen.

     

    Het Algemene Informatiepakket wordt beschikbaar gesteld nadat het CSO uw inschrijving heeft gevalideerd.

    Thursday, 04. October 2018 until Friday, 05. October 2018 08:30 - 16:00
  • Mon 8 .
    Oct

    The SCI-42nd Panel Business Meeting is for SCI Panel Members and invited guests only.

    Monday, 08. October 2018 until Friday, 12. October 2018 08:00 - 13:00
  • Mon 8 .
    Oct

    MSG 42nd Business Meeting is accessible only to MSG Group and Associated Members.

    Participation is open to appointed MSG Members and Associate Members. Guests will be invited by the MSG Panel Chair.

    The Read Ahead Package and Draft Agenda will be sent 21 days prior to the Meeting. This package will include a link to the MSG Science Connect work space where the available Meeting material will be stored.

    Please enroll online for all Social Activities and the Technical Visit.

    The Non-Hosted Dinner will be at Tucker's Marketplace on Wednesday, 10 October - approximately  CAD 30 -cash only!

     

     

     

    Monday, 08. October 2018 until Wednesday, 10. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 11 .
    Oct

    This Symposium will look at developments to help expand NATO's M&S capabilities in order to provide cost-effective and valid simulation tools. Lessons learned on challenges and successes in the creation of Enterprise Level Consortiums (Industry/Academia/Government) focused on provision of M&S for Defence applications will be a focus area. Developments of special interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Real-World Modelling (terrain and behavior)
    • M&S as a Service
    • Composable simulations
    • C-2 Simulation interoperability
    • Interoperability verification testing
    • Technologies to reduce the cost of simulation event configuration, validation and execution

    Thursday, 11. October 2018 until Friday, 12. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 .
    Oct

     

    This is the Call for Papers for the 12th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 15-16 October 2018. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, PfP nations and Australia.

    The 2018 theme is “Tackling Complexity in NATO Operations in Contested and Degraded Environments”. The conference will kick off with a number of keynote addresses and continue in three streams, which are:

    1. Understanding and Operating in the Cyber Domain;
    2. Challenges and Opportunities of Rapid Reinforcement & Force Mobility and its Logistics Aspects;
    3. Sense Making Through Analytics.

    With this Call for Papers, we invite you to submit an abstract that describes a topic you would like to present in one of the streams. Proposed contributions should adhere to the conference theme, be of interest to the OR&A community, and may display study results and/or discuss appropriate tools, techniques and training. Please submit a short abstract (

    Registration for the NATO OR&A Conference will open on 05 July 2018.

     

     

    Monday, 15. October 2018 until Tuesday, 16. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 .
    Oct

    HFM- 300 Symposium on Human Autonomy Teaming

    Monday, 15th October 2018 until Wednesday 17th October 2018

     By invitation of United Kingdom, the HFM-300  Symposium on Human Autonomy Teaming will be held in Southsea, United Kingdom, from 15th October 09:00 hrs to 17th October 2018 13:30 hrs.

    This three-day Symposium addresses human-autonomy teaming and human automation cooperation from the perspectives of the overall system, technological factors, human factors, operational issues and corresponding legal and ethical questions. It connects different domains like ground, air, sea, space and cyber, and bridges science with applications and operations. Starting from an overview where we came from regarding autonomy and human autonomy teaming, the symposium will briefly chart the state of the art, and especially map future directions, balancing risks and opportunities associated with this exciting development.  Topics covered will include:

    • The operational perspective: Requirements, hopes and concerns
    • Autonomous capabilities that support teaming
    • Function division and relationships/roles (who does what functions, and in what kind of relationship?)
    • Human Machine interaction, communication & cooperation
    • Command and Control aspects of HAT
    • Ethical, Legal and Social aspects of HAT
    • Assessing risks and benefits of HAT: Effectiveness Metrics

     

    You can find the enrolment link for the Symposium in the section "Symposium” Here you will also find the program.

    To enroll you will need to login with your credentials or create an account if you don’t already have one. After Login you will see at the bottom of this page the green button book, click on it and you can start to enroll.

    During the Symposium, our UK hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 15th October, at 19:00hr, at the Ben Ainslie Racing Land Rover Headquarters. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form whilst enrolling for the Symposium.

    On Wednesday 17th October at 19:00hr our Host will provide a Non Host Gala dinner for participants and their partners for £50, per person held at the Royal Marines Museum. Again, make sure that you have ticked the related box in the online registration form for the PBM.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the PBM logistics, accommodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrolment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

    Monday, 15. October 2018 until Wednesday, 17. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 .
    Oct

     

    The NATO OR&A Conference Theme for 2018 is: Tackling Complexity in NATO Operations in Contested and Degraded Environments.

    The Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization organize the 12th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference on 15 and 16 October, hosted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia in Zagreb, Croatia.

    Participation is open to NATO, Partnership for Peace nations and Australia only.

    As part of the continuous development of the NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the OR&A Conference will bring together analysts from NATO commands and agencies, national defence analysis and research organisations, centres of excellence, academia, and industry to experience an exciting program with plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate.

    The conference will run for two full days starting on Monday 15 October 2018 at 0800 and ending at 1730 on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

    Three streams on Understanding and Operating in the Cyber Domain, Challenges and Opportunities of Rapid Reinforcement & Force Mobility and its Logistics Aspects, and Sense Making Through Analytics will run in parallel.

    Training sessions will be scheduled on SIMUL8 (a powerful, intuitive simulation software that anyone can use to get results fast. Improve processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs) and on AltA (a broadly applicable capability that supports the inclusion of independent, critical thought and alternative perspectives to support decision-making). Training seats are limited so please indicate your preference during the online registration.

    The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements, benefit from negotiated hotel rates and online conference fee payment. Blocked rooms will be released on 21 September 2018.

    The presentations will be published at the same location (password protected) 1 week prior to the conference and only accessible to participants in the conference.

     

    Monday, 15. October 2018 until Tuesday, 16. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 .
    Oct

    The 42nd IST Panel Business Meeting will take place at the Military Academy Research Center (CINAMIL), Campus Amadora in Lisbon, Portugal, from 15 - 19 October 2018.

    It will be in conjunction with the IST-166 Specialists' Meeting on Mission Assurance for Autonomous Unmanned Systems, which will take place at the same location from 16-17 October 2018.

    The IST-152 Task Group will also hold a meeting at the same venue from 15-19 October.  Those who will enroll for the Task Group, please indicate "IST-152" in the Comments field when booking.

    Monday, 15. October 2018 until Friday, 19. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 .
    Oct

    Theme

    Scenarios play an important role in planning, engineering and executing a – possibly distributed – simulation environment for military purposes. MSG-086 documented the paramount relevance of a properly defined scenario and developed a “Guideline for Scenario Development”. The initial efforts of MSG-086 have been continued under the umbrella of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) to integrate wider community feedback and culminated in the development of an official SISO Guidance Product, the “SISO-GUIDE-XXX-YYYY Guideline for Scenario Development for Simulation Environments” (which is to be published in 2017).

     

    This lecture series will introduce the “Guideline for Scenario Development” and give hands-on advice regarding scenario development for simulation environments.

     

    Topics to be covered

    The first part will give military and civilian managers, leaders and engineers an overview of:

    • Importance of scenarios and application areas
    • Motivation of a guide for scenario development
    • Types of scenarios and vignettes
    • Content of a scenario
    • Maturity levels of scenario specifications.

    The second part will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on:

    • Example scenario specifications
    • Tools and Standards
    • Future activities for scenario interoperability
    • Discussion session on technical aspects.

    Note: The General Information Package for this event will be available on this site once your enrolment has been validated.

    Monday, 15. October 2018 - 08:30 until 17:00
  • Tue 16 .
    Oct

    The NATO Science and Technology Board recognizes the ever-increasing importance of unmanned autonomous systems for security and defense applications. These systems will enhance situational awareness by providing unprecedented sensing capabilities, information extraction, and precision actuation. As autonomous unmanned systems evolve, new problems in cyber security will emerge that are difficult to attack with conventional methods. The problems will require new techniques that are more adaptable and flexible to provide system and mission resiliency.

    This Specialists Meeting will provide attendees a forum to discuss state-of-the-art and emerging disruptive technologies, developments, concepts and operational solutions to ensure the mission of unmanned and autonomous systems of the future. The combination of specialists from various technical and non-technical domains in NATO allows a universal and unbiased discussion.

    The NATO Science and Technology Board extends a special welcome to those with tactical experience with unmanned systems. Our goal is to join the user community with the researchers to develop a common road map for future research activities in NATO.

    Tuesday, 16. October 2018 until Wednesday, 17. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 16 .
    Oct

    The NATO Science and Technology Board recognizes the ever-increasing importance of unmanned autonomous systems for security and defense applications. These systems will enhance situational awareness by providing unprecedented sensing capabilities, information extraction, and precision actuation. As autonomous unmanned systems evolve, new problems in cyber security will emerge that are difficult to attack with conventional methods. The problems will require new techniques that are more adaptable and flexible to provide system and mission resiliency.

    This Specialists Meeting will provide attendees a forum to discuss state-of-the-art and emerging disruptive technologies, developments, concepts and operational solutions to ensure the mission of unmanned and autonomous systems of the future. The combination of specialists from various technical and non-technical domains in NATO allows a universal and unbiased discussion.

    The NATO Science and Technology Board extends a special welcome to those with tactical experience with unmanned systems. Our goal is to join the user community with the researchers to develop a common road map for future research activities in NATO.

    Tuesday, 16. October 2018 until Wednesday, 17. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 17 .
    Oct

    HFM 42nd Panel Business Meeting

    Wednesday, 17th October 2018 until Friday 19th October 2018

     

    By invitation of United Kingdom, the 42nd HFM Panel Business Meeting (PBM) will be held in Southsea, United Kingdom, from 17th October 09:00 hrs to 19th October 2018 13:30 hrs.

    To enroll you will need to login with your credentials or create an account if you don’t already have one. After Login you will see at the bottom of this page the green button book, click on it and you can start to enroll.

     

    Immediately Prior to the PBM a Symposium will be held:

     

    HFM-300 Human Autonomy Teaming “Human in the Loop“

    15th - 17th October 2018

     

    If you wish to attend the Symposium, you have to enroll separately on the STO Events website. You can find the enrolment link for the Symposium in the section "Symposium” Here you will also find the program.

    During the Symposium, our UK hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 15th October, at 19:00hr, at the Ben Ainslie Racing Land Rover Headquarters. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form whilst enrolling for the Symposium.

    On Wednesday 17th October at 19:00hr our Host will provide a Non Host Gala dinner for participants and their partners for £50, per person held at the Royal Marines Museum. Again, make sure that you have ticked the related box in the online registration form for the PBM.*

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the PBM logistics, accommodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrolment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    * If you attend the symposium and the PBM answer for Gala dinner once Yes and once No to the mandatory question.

    Wednesday, 17. October 2018 until Friday, 19. October 2018 08:00 - 13:00
  • Wed 17 .
    Oct

     

    Participation is open to appointed Panel Members and Associate Members. Guests will be invited on behalf of the SAS Panel Chair.

    Meeting attendees are kindly requested to (create an account and) register no later than 21 September 2018 at 17:00 (CET). Please also indicate during registration interest in the social events and other arrangements.

    The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 21 days prior to the meeting. All meeting documents will be uploaded to the SAS Panel Science Connect space.

    The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. Blocked rooms will be released on 21 September 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, 17. October 2018 until Friday, 19. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 5 .
    Nov

     

    This Specialists’ Meeting is  up to NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to AUS,CHE,FIN,SWE

     

    Topics to be covered:

    While clear emphasis placed on military applications, the RSM will discuss latest civilian research results as well. Sensor-focused artificial intelligence covers methods such as deep multiple hypothesis analysis, distributed decision-making, machine / deep learning for extracting object, situation and mission features. Nevertheless, there are uniquely military aspects. Moreover, contributions are encouraged discussing methods for guaranteeing sensor data integrity and security-related aspects of Multisensor Fusion Engines. Besides methods inspired by classical Electronic Warfare issues, this comprises “malicious” sensors as well as navigation and cyber warfare. Since tomorrow’s military Multisensor Fusion Engines will be inherently adaptive to scenario and mission requirements and will exploit external knowledge bases massively, cognitive sensing belongs to the topics to be covered

    Please be aware that the deadline for booking Mercure Hotel  with the negotiated rate is 28 September 2019

     

     

    Tuesday- 06 November- there is  a Technical Tour to the Hospital in the Rock

     

    For the Parliament visit (  Thursday 08 November) you should also provide upon enrolment the number of the same ID document (e.g.passport number) that you will present at the entrance 

    Monday, 05. November 2018 until Tuesday, 06. November 2018 08:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 6 .
    Nov

    The ubiquitous application and pervasive use of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) and emerging web sciences is being driven by the so far insatiable commercial demand for global computing, telecommunications and multi-media services. These developments have had a profound impact on both the commercial and military sectors to the point where the majority – if not all – critical functions, networks and systems depend on ICT. Military staffs rely on these infrastructures as well as specialised critical infrastructures and CIS (Communication and Information Systems) to support operations and deliver network enabled capabilities (NEC). The common point, and weakness, is the functional space that such ICT-based infrastructure and systems operate in. Any vulnerability in this cyber space – regardless of its size – can be exposed and exploited.

    There is a worldwide lack of talent with respect to cyber security. This has become an issue facing national governments, and raises the question of how to reduce the shortage of cyber security experts and personnel.

    Several NATO member states have issued national cyber security strategies identifying the need to spot and develop cyber defence talent and to boost cyber security education. However, current practice of engineering cyber systems as well as techniques and tools for cyber operations are extremely ad hoc and not guided by a coherent body of knowledge comparable to older fields of engineering.

    The main objective of the proposed lecture series is to disseminate knowledge on Cyber Security Science, Cyber Security Architecture and Cyber Security Engineering among researchers and systems engineers in NATO’s member states. There are clear indications that such a series of lectures is timely and will be highly welcomed.

    The General Information Package for this event will be available once your enrolment has been validated by the CSO.

    Tuesday, 06. November 2018 until Wednesday, 07. November 2018 08:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 6 .
    Nov

    Goal

    Allied Nations and NATO to combine resources to accelerate capability development and achieve common NDPP ASW and NMW capability targets

     

    Objectives

    • Improve shared awareness of ongoing and planned activities of the Armaments and S&T communities
    • Identify challenges, potential game   changers, and opportunities for technology insertion
    • Initiate collaborative efforts - research, prototyping, standards, demonstrations, comparative testing, and innovative approaches to include dedicated MUS collaborative projects as potential leap ahead technology

    See Calling Notice for further information.

     

    Tuesday, 06. November 2018 until Friday, 09. November 2018 08:00 - 17:30
    Anti-Submarine Warfare & Naval Mine Warfare: Accelarating Capability Development
  • Wed 7 .
    Nov

    42nd SET Panel Business Meeting is accessible only to SET Panel Members and invited guests.

    DEADLINE FOR ENROLLEMENTS- 19 OCTOBER 2018

    The Draft Agenda and Read Ahead Package will be sent around 3 weeks before the Meeting.

    Please enroll online for all Social Activities and the Technical Visit.

    DEADLINE FOR THE HOTEL BOOKINGS:

    - Mercure- 15 September

    - Raddison Blu Beke- 30 September 

    - Hilton Budapest city- 20 September

     IMPORTANT:

    For the Parliament visit ( 08 November) you should also provide upon enrolment the number of the same ID document (e.g.passport number) that you will present at the entrance

    06 November- there is  a Technical Tour to the Hospital in the Rock

    Wednesday, 07. November 2018 until Friday, 09. November 2018 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 4 .
    Dec

    This Specialists' Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to NATO and EOP (Australia, Finland and Sweden) Nations.

    Due to space constraints availability is limited to 45 participants.

    Tuesday, 04. December 2018 until Thursday, 06. December 2018 08:30 - 17:30
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

     

    By invitation of Greece, the 42nd AVT Panel Business Week will be held in Athens, Greece, from 10 to 14 December 2018.

    During this PBM not only the AVT Panel Business Meeting but also well over 60 Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, various AVT Committee Meetings and the following three events will be held:

     

    AVT-306 Research Specialists’ Meeting
    “Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications”
    10-12 December 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and PfP)

    AVT-305 Research Specialists' Meeting
    “Sensing Systems for Integrated Vehicle Health Management of Military Vehicles”
    12-14 December 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine)

    AVT-303 Research Workshop
    “Corrosion Management”
    10-12 December (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

     

    If you wish to participate in any of these three scientific events please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment links for each of these events can be found in the section "Workshop" respectively "Specialists' Meeting".

    Furthermore, our Greek hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

     

    The detailed Time Schedule as well as the General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the PBM logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Friday, 14. December 2018
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia and all Partnership for Peace Nations and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Meeting participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Wednesday, 12. December 2018
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

     

    This Workshop is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Sweden and Finland and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Workshop participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Wednesday, 12. December 2018
  • Wed 12 .
    Dec

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Meeting participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Wednesday, 12. December 2018 until Thursday, 13. December 2018
  • Tue 18 .
    Dec

    Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concussion, is a significant military operational and civilian medical problem. This lecture series will review state of medical knowledge and discuss medical treatment in the deployed as well as post-deployment settings. Participants will leave with increased ability to accurately diagnose mTBI/concussion and to treat patients appropriately.

    The General Information Package will be available once your enrolment has been validated by the NATO CSO.

     

    Tuesday, 18. December 2018 until Wednesday, 19. December 2018 08:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 17 .
    Jan

    This event has been postponed until 17-18 January 2019. This decision is based on availability of conference space in central London.

    Due to the postponement, a decision on your abstract(s) will be rendered on or around 1 October 2018. 

    This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-141 Symposium on Deterrence and Assurance Within An Alliance Framework. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, Australia, Finland and Sweden and will take place 17-18 January 2019 (London, GBR).

    The aim is to develop a thorough understanding of D&A in a contemporary context, and provide recommendations for how these concepts are used as part of military planning, education and training at the Alliance and/or national levels. To achieve this goal, the group will:

    • Review national and Alliance understandings of D&A concepts, and evaluate them against the theoretical work in the area, with reference to emerging threats as well as various policy and operational challenges;
    • Identify a way forward to address gaps in contemporary understanding of existing D&A concepts, with a view to proposing amendments and developing methods for planning and assessment at the Alliance and/or national levels.

    Authors are invited to submit completed papers or extended abstracts that should provide an explicit statement of the content of the paper and its relevance to the symposium. Abstracts should be between 200 - 500 words in English; diagrams may be included. The programme committee is looking specifically for new and innovative ideas about deterrence and assurance.

    Contributions from military operations and industry communities are welcome. An indication of symposium topic(s) into which the paper would most logically fit would be of assistance to the Programme Committee who will adjudicate the submitted papers.

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format to the Programme Committee Chair, Mr. David Rudd, no later than 21 September 2018 and no later than 7 September 2018 for US Authors and U.S. affiliated. For more specific instructions please see attached Call for Papers.

    Registration for the symposium will open in October 2018. The General Information Package with detailed administrative information is under preparation and will be made available during the online registration.

    Thursday, 17. January 2019 until Friday, 18. January 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 5 .
    Feb

     

    This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-137 Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, PfP nations, Australia and New Zealand and is scheduled to take place in 5 - 7 February 2019 in Quantico, USA.

    In support of new initiatives, as well efforts to increase the representation of women in close ground combat units through enhanced selection, training, and retention strategies, the symposium will provide opportunity to share lessons learned, best practices, and research analysis and insights to support the expansion of combat roles for women and to better understand the impact of gender integration on ground combat units.

    The objectives of this symposium are to share research and best practices regarding:
    • The influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors of gender integration in ground close combat units and their impact on combat effectiveness.
    • Effective processes and strategies for the integration of women in ground close combat units, including, for example, training, leadership, and accommodation strategies.
    • Appropriate methodologies for monitoring, measurement and assessment of integration, including measurement of cohesion and inclusion.
    • Career and cohort management of women and men in combat roles.

    Papers are solicited that draw from historical perspectives, leadership experience, and research insights regarding successful integration as well as research and best practices that support strategies for longer term monitoring of recruitment, representation and retention of women in ground close combat units. Papers and presentations will also be solicited to increase understanding of differences and similarities in experience and strategies for inclusion and career management of women in enlisted and officer positions; the impact of voluntary versus involuntary assignments; and active duty versus reservist.

    Authors are invited to submit completed papers or extended abstracts that should provide an explicit statement of the content of the paper and its relevance to the symposium. Abstracts should be between 200-300 words in English; diagrams may be included. The Programme Committee is particularly looking for new and innovative ideas about threats and/or responses.

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format to the Programme Committee Co-Chairs Mrs. Laura Chewning and Dr. Karen D. Davis, and to the SAS Panel Office, Mr. Jeroen Groenevelt, no later than 01 October 2018 and no later than 01 September 2018 for US Authors and US affiliated. For more specific instruction please see attached Call for Papers.

    Registration for the symposium will open 1 November 2018. The General Information Package with detailed administrative information will be made available after online registration

     

     

    Tuesday, 05. February 2019 until Thursday, 07. February 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 8 .
    Apr

     

    MILITARY RELEVANCE

    Military organizations have a moral obligation to ensure the health and wellness of their personnel to the extent possible. Moreover, a physically and psychologically healthy workforce is essential to optimal individual and organizational readiness and functioning. Military leaders from the tactical to strategic level have the potential to support or thwart the well-being of their personnel, directly through their assignments and behaviour, and indirectly through their impact on initiatives, policies, climate and culture.

     

    SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVE(S) AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

    The objective of this symposium is to bring together leading academics and military experts from a variety of health disciplines to consolidate current evidence-based leader interventions that support military personnel health and wellness from a holistic perspective in order to optimize individual and group functioning in operational and non-operational settings.

     

    SCIENTIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED

    • Total Health and Wellness in a Military Context (scope, e.g., physical, psychological, spiritual, family, etc.)
    • Risk and Protective Factors for Health and Wellness in a Military Context
    • Current Leader Initiatives/Practices to Support Personnel Health and Wellness
    • Evidence-based Leader Interventions and Tools for Health and Wellness at the Individual, Group, and Organizational Levels
    • Gaps in Evidence-based Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness in the Military
    • Barriers to Establishing/Identifying Evidence-based Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness in the Military
    • High Risk Groups: Where Military Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness are Most Necessary

     

    Proposed abstracts should be sent to the Program Committee Chairs no later than 28 September 2018

    See Call for Papers underneath the map on this side

     

     

    Monday, 08. April 2019 until Wednesday, 10. April 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 20 .
    May

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    This Specialists’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the AVT-277 Research Task Group on “Hazard assessment of exposure to ammunition-related constituents and combustion products”. The scope of the meeting is to exchange information about the various approaches used and results obtained trying to evaluate the potential hazards associated with the firing of ammunition with regards to the exposure to emissions / combustion products.

    The various stages from predicting combustion products by models, measuring the emitted combustion products, identifying exposure pathways and assess the final toxicity, will be addressed. These topics maybe of interest to manufacturers, buyers and users of ammunition, research/testing laboratories and occupational health officers from Defense departments and law enforcement organizations in order for them to assess the potential hazards of ammunition for the user and its direct surroundings.

    This meeting is setup to learn about various approaches and results from a broad audience by presenting their work and visions on these topics.


    Meeting Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Ammunition emissions analysis; Setup, measurement methods, results, analysis and interpretation
    • Computational prediction models; For predicting emission products and translation “lab-scale” to larger scale
    • Exposure to combustion products and the effect of modus operandi and local parameters such as wind, humidity and temperature
    • Toxicity assessment; Approach, mitigation procedures and interpretation

    The focus of the Specialist Meeting will be on determining the health hazards for personnel during the firing of small calibre ammunition, but contributions regarding human health hazards and mitigation from the firing of larger calibre ammunition and the demilitarization of ammunition are welcome.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 20. May 2019 until Wednesday, 22. May 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 October 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a symposium on Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles. The meeting is open to NATO Nations and four Enhanced Opportunity / Global Partners: Australia, Finland, Japan, and Sweden; the Symposium is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND, JAPAN, AND SWEDEN. The meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07 – 09 October 2019, during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week.

    The three day Symposium is planned to have approximately 36 papers, several of which will be invited. Full Symposium Proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

    General Scope and Symposium Objectives

    The AVT-307 Technical Team is interested in establishing a new baseline in separated flow technology to capture advancements since the last NATO sponsored Symposium on Separated Flow in 1975. (See, AGARD CP-168.) The emphasis of the Symposium will be on smooth-surface separated flows relevant to the operation of advanced air and sea military vehicles. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies and can include numerical and experimental investigations. The objectives of the Symposium are to

    • Establish a baseline for current and anticipated air and sea vehicle issues regarding separated flow effects
    • Establish a baseline for current capability to predict separated flow effects and to measure separated flow phenomena that are relevant to air and sea vehicle needs
    • Identify key separated flow issues that require further research and development.

    Symposium Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Juncture and corner flows (for example: wing-body or wing-pylon juncture flows, inlet corner flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Vortex flows from wings and bodies (for example: leading-edge vortices, fore-body vortices, aft-body vortices, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Wing stall and wake flows (for example: high-lift flows, wake interaction flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Shock/boundary-layer interactions (for example: supersonic inlet flows, transonic wing flows, etc., for aircraft)
    • Free surface effects, ventilation, and cavitation (for example: free-surface induced vortices, bilge vortices, propeller flows, etc., for ships)

    Emphasis will be placed on smooth-surface separation phenomena. All topics can include laminar flows, transitional flows, turbulent flows, and Reynolds number scaling effects. All topics can also include experimental and numerical investigations. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies, although fundamental studies must identify their relevance to vehicle needs. Authors are requested to identify the topic to which their paper applies.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 November 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is convening under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus a Research Symposium on the subject of “Hybrid/Electric Aero-Propulsion Systems for Military Application”. The meeting is open to NATO NATIONS and ENHANCED OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS, and, is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN to AUS, FIN, and SWE. The Research Symposium is to be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07-09 October 2019 during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week. The three day Research Symposium is planned to have 27 papers. Proceedings (with ISBN) will be produced containing all submitted technical papers presented at the event. Full Research Symposium proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    The objective of this Research Symposium is to convene an international array of scientists and engineers together with other important stakeholders with intent to cover aspects associated with the design, qualification/certification and operation of future aircraft utilising hybrid/electric and coupled aero-propulsion technologies. The context is to familiarise all participants with what technical aspects should be considered when aiming to create effective, efficient and agile NATO aerial vehicles. The outcome of this Symposium will serve as an important input for another STO activity (AVT-RTG-310) focussing on the development of a roadmap towards demonstrator applications for such aerial vehicles.

    Research Symposium Topics

    The Research Symposium covers categories of Hybrid/All-Electric and Partial/Full Turbo-electric architectures suitable for the contemporary range of military applications.

     Papers are invited in the eight areas of:

    • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Architectures 
    • Electrical Energy Storage, Power Management and Distribution
    • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics –
    • Integrated Thermal Regulation and Control Systems 
    • Integrated Vehicle Design –
    • Synergistic Aero-propulsion Technologies 
    • Future Operational Applications 
    • Requirements, Regulations and Qualification/Certification 

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 10 .
    Oct

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 January 2019

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing, under Technical Committee Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials (TC MSM), a Specialists’ Meeting on the subject of “Graphene technologies and applications for defence”.

     The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus the three “Enhanced Opportunity Partner” nations Australia, Sweden and Finland, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN”. The Meeting is to be held during the Fall 2019 PBM in Trondheim, Norway, 10 – 11 October 2019.

     A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized two-day event with up to 100 participants that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic. The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting and inviting the Speakers. Observers, who present no paper, can also participate. Specialists’ Meetings result in a STO Report (Meeting Proceedings) which will be published on the STO website.

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

     The AVT-304 Technical Team aims to assess the potential use of graphene technologies in military applications. In order to perform the assessment, this RSM will bring together experts in the field to present and discuss the state of the art of graphene technologies in the light of their potential to enhance defense capabilities. The objective is to evaluate where and how graphene technologies may contribute to existing and new defense applications in all milieu and situations.

    This RSM will increase confidence in any future use and performance of graphene in military applications, leading to increased exploitation of emerging graphene-improved materials and the adoption of common approaches between Government and Industry and between different NATO nations.

    Meeting Topics

    Major topics include:

    • Structural applications for land, sea, air and space platforms including damage tolerant fiber-reinforced composite materials
    • Lightweight, high performance ballistic protection
    • Coatings to reduce maintenance requirements, especially corrosion and wear
    • Signature management and camouflage
    • Energetic materials
    • Fibers and textiles
    • Sensors, including radar, and other electronic applications

    Other topics including, but not limited to, adhesives, composites, foams, high temperature applications, energy generation and storage may be included where synergies with the major topics are envisaged.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

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