• Thu 28 .
    Sep


    As with previous NMSG workshops on this topic, this workshop is being planned to share national experiences, explore commercial and games technologies, understand best practices, and to identify barriers to further exploitation and ways these might be overcome. This workshop will also contribute to articulate a technology road map for the possible future NMSG task group activities on commercial technologies and games.

     Topics

    •The background and affordability of simulations and digital games;

    • The cognitive implications of these technologies;

    • Specific challenges with using these tools for education and training (e.g. interoperability standards), as well as strategies for overcoming these challenges in order to achieve successful learning experiences;

    • The practical impact of these technologies in preparing warfighters;

    • The practical impact of these technologies in educating support trades such as medical, supply, transportation, and police; and

    • The future of these technologies and their impact and learning and teaching.

     

    Abstracts are due by: 4 August 2017


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 28. September 2017 - 08:00 till 17:30
    MSG-153 15th Workshop on Commercial Technologies and Games for Use in NATO and Nations
  • Mon 2 .
    Oct

     

    Registration is closed out because the maximum number of participants has been reached. For questions please contact the SAS Panel Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    The OR&A Conference Theme for 2017 will be: Enabling Accelerated Military Decision Making.

    The Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization cordially invites you for the 11th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference on the 2nd and 3rd of October, hosted by the UK Ministry of Defence  in London, United Kingdom.

    As part of the continuous development of the NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the OR&A Conference brings 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 2nd October 2017 at 0800 and ending at 1730 on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

    Please indicate your interest in participating in the special features of this year's conference. For those features which you have indicated your interest, you will receive a follow-up email with more details.

     

    After your subscription has been validated, the General Information Package, the Conference Programme and the Abstract Booklet will be available at this conference announcement after login.

     

        

     

     

    Monday, 02. October 2017 till Tuesday, 03. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference 2017
  • Mon 2 .
    Oct

    The objective is to identify areas where NATO should increase scientific and technical focus in SERS based detection modalities. This Specialists Meeting will be constructed as a symposium to understand where current National research is focused in the areas of plasmonics, including nanofabrication of substrates, enhanced spectroscopies and what the main opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls still exist at present for SERS based schemes.  

     

    Please note the deadline for booking the hotel with the negotiated price is 15 August 2017,  Details of the hotel are to be found in GIP  and Agenda( files to be download ) after registration's validation

    Monday, 02. October 2017 till Tuesday, 03. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    SET- 253 (RWS)- Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Defense Applications
  • Wed 4 .
    Oct

     

    40th SET Panel Business Meeting is open only for the SET Panel Members and guests invited by the SET PANEL

     The deadline for booking hotel with negotiated price is 15 August 2017, details of the hotel to be found in the GIP  ( file do download after your registration has been validated)

    Wednesday, 04. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    SET 40th Panel Business Meeting
  • Wed 4 .
    Oct

     

    Registration is closed. Please contact the SAS Panel Office if you require additional information.

     

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

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

    After your registration is validated and you have received a notification by email the General Information Package will be available at the meeting announcement at the STO Events site.

     

    Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expired on 08 September 2017

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, 04. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:15 - 17:00
    SAS 40th Panel Business Meeting
  • Thu 5 .
    Oct

    Theme

    Command and Control (C2) to simulation interoperability provides the ability to produce environments that aid decision support in operations, assess military capabilities and enable high readiness of forces. A Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) is an unambiguous language used to command and control forces and systems in the conduct of combined military activities. The Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) is used to initialize simulation systems.  The Lecture Series will address the combined use of C-BML and MSDL to initialize and execute military scenarios within multinational distributed C2-simulation environments to support courses of action analysis, concept development and experimentation, and operational training.

    Topics to be covered

    The first half day, will be for all including military commanders and industry leaders, giving overviews of:

    • ·        Key application areas for C2SIM Interoperability;
    • ·        C-BML and MSDL capabilities with use cases;
    • ·        Operational relevance and utility of C-BML and MSDL;
    • ·        Benefits of C-BML and MSDL to military and industry;
    • ·        Discussion session for users

    The remainder of the time will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on C-BML, MSDL and their use. Topics will include:

    • ·        C-BML and MSDL standardisation;
    • ·        Implementation, experimentation and use cases;
    • ·        C-BML DSEEP overlay for HLA-Evolved;
    • ·        C-BML Federated Object Module (FOM);
    • ·        Discussion session on technical aspects.

    To obtain the Educational Notes (Papers) for the Lecture Series, click on the link below:

    https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/Forms/Educational%20Notes%20Document%20Set/docsethomepage.aspx?ID=3572&FolderCTID=0x0120D5200078F9E87043356C409A0D30823AFA16F60300099FA443AE6E08499A57A0FBE0134F20&List=44a8f49d-e481-458a-91b4-212a9605bd9e&RootFolder=https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/STO-EN-MSG-141

    Thursday, 05. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:30 - 16:30
    MSG-141 C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI)
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

     

    During the 40th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, a sizeable number of Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, the AVT Panel Business Meeting, various AVT Committee Meetings as well as the following three Events will be held:

     

    • AVT-268 Specialists’ Meeting on Advances in Munition Health Management Technologies and Implementation
    • AVT-270 Research Workshop on Validation of Thermal Models for Military Power Systems
    • AVT-302 Research Workshop on Paint Removal Technologies for Military Vehicles

    There will be separate registration links for the above mentioned three events from end of June on. If you plan to attend one of these events, please do not forget to register there as well.

    Furthermore our Dutch hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged.

    If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in the Evening Reception, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form. Only properly registered participants will be able to participate.

     

     

    NOTA BENE:

    After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until it will have been validated. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

     

     

     

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Friday, 13. October 2017
    40th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

    HFM 39th Panel Business Meeting accessible only for HFM Panel Members and Associated Members.

    Guests will be invited on behalf of the HFM Panel Chair.

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

     

    General Information Package to download after booking via the STO Event Booking Website! 

    Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expire on 10 September 2017

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 08:00 - 12:30
    HFM 40th PBM Prague CZE
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

    The IST Panel's 40th Business Meeting will take place in Sibiu, Romania, from 9th to 13th October 2017.

    It will take place in conjunction with the IST-145 Specialists' Meeting on Predictive Analytics and Analysis in the Cyber Domain on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2017. Both events will be held at the Land Forces Academy in Sibiu.

    It is mandatory to give your passport or ID card number when booking to be able to access the secured premises of the Academy.

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Friday, 13. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST 40th Panel Business Meeting
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

    Theme

    Consideration of thermal management for current military platforms typically occurs late in the development cycle and is based on unvalidated component and subsystem models. Often, thermal control problems surface only after a new technology has been designed and implemented. These problems can force restrictions on the platform’s operational capabilities, and they can result in an inefficient allocation of resources. Prior efforts within NATO STO identified the lack of validation of thermal models at the component and subsystem levels as a cause of system under performance.

    The NATO task group AVT-226 ‘Validation of Thermal Models for Air, Land, Sea and Space Vehicles’ is assessing thermal model validation methodologies in order to strengthen design practices for future military platforms. A test bed was circulated among national laboratories for experimental characterization in order to develop an understanding and quantification of uncertainty as it influences the validation process. A statistically based experimental design methodology for model validation has been developed.

    The objectives of this workshop are to present, discuss and assess the thermal validation methodologies developed in AVT-226, identify knowledge gaps, and formulate recommendations for follow-on activities.

    For detailed information on the programme of this Research Workshop please refer to the AVT-270 Meeting Announcement at the right.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-270 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

     

    NOTA BENE:

    After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

     

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Tuesday, 10. October 2017 14:00 - 17:30
    AVT-270-RWS-028 Research Workshop on Validation of Thermal Models for Military Power Systems
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

    Theme

    Integrated Munition Health Management (MHM) is an approach to enhance the monitoring of munitions so that their actual condition, location, and remaining life can be determined. Previous AVT activities successfully described and demonstrated technologies that are needed to enable MHM within NATO. Many NATO countries have carried out technology development efforts, and are now moving towards fielding MHM systems. Technology developments have continued throughout this period while the other activities have occurred; these developments enabling new opportunities for cooperative efforts that need to be explored. This bottom-up approach complements the top-down Smart Defence Initiative.The Research Specialist Meeting provides a forum for NATO experts to provide detailed information on technology developments over the last decade, current best practices and impediments to implementation. Representatives from the Smart Defence Initiative are asked to contribute by outlining future needs/requirements which will serve as guidance for further technology developments.

    For detailed information on the programme of this Specialists' Meeting please refer to the AVT-268 Meeting Announcement at the right.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-268 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

     

    NOTA BENE:

    After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

     

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 14:00 - 17:30
    AVT-268 RSM-046 Specialists’ Meeting on Advances in Munition Health Management Technologies and Implementation
  • Tue 10 .
    Oct

    IST-145 Specialists' Meeting on "Predictive Analytics and Analysis in the Cyber Domain", will take place in Sibiu, Romania, 10 - 11 October 2017.    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION: Deadline for receipt of extended abstracts: 31 July 2017 and Invited Papers:31 August

    Specialists' Meeting Topics:

    The primary objectives of the Specialists' Meeting are to

    1. Bring together in one group or forum the subject matter experts researching and developing PA Tools for use with Big Data (hard and soft) in order to improve understanding and share thoughts on predictive analytics

    2. Bring together researchers, practitioners, and vendors to discuss the state of the art and practice on predictive analysis in the cyber domain

    3. Provide a forum to present current tangible and theoretical research in the field of Predictive Analysis of Adversarial Cyber Operations

    4. Investigate and suggest an international way forward to progress the state of the art and implementation of adversarial cyber behavior prediction.

    We are seeking papers, research, use-case studies and/or analyses on the predictive analysis of adversarial cyber operations including but not limited to the following topics:

    - Predictive tools being used in big data

    - Findings or experiments on relationships between algorithm types implementing analytics and domain of implementation

    - Fusion of different analytic approaches for prediction of non-signature based cyber attacks

    - Cyber situational awareness conveyance tools and methods situation description

    - Detection of and COA selection as a function of threat capability as defined by the Defence Science Board

    - Evaluation of threats that leverage known vulnerabilities with previously unseen exploits

    - Characterisation of adversarial behavior within a network including TTPs

    - Methods for detecting unknown vulnerabilities

    - Measures and metrics of adversarial cyber activity

    - Methods for dealing with adversarial adaptation to predictive models

    - Cyber OODA loop

    Tuesday, 10. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 08:00 - 18:00
    IST-145 RSM on Predictive Analytics & Analysis in the Cyber Domain
  • Wed 11 .
    Oct

    “The Futures Medicine, Health and Human Domain conference/workshop” is a new event which aim is to develop key activities of common interest for ACT, COMEDS and HFM (concept & experimentation, research or operational activities). This event is based on the future operating environment of NATO, and on the initial request from the COMEDS, during their 45th Plenary, for more coordination of future activities. It will support developing a road map for a collaborative approach to medicine and health care research and development activities that is appropriate for the clinical, operational and research communities.

    Validation of your participation is in addition to approval of your Nation, reserved to the Program Committee

    General Information Package to download after booking via the STO Event Booking Website! A more detailed Program will follow.

    Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expire on 10 September 2017

    HFM-282 The Futures Medicine, Health and Human Domain
  • Thu 12 .
    Oct

    Theme

    The workshop will highlight current practices for paint removal including the drawbacks of current technologies. New technologies will be discussed. Challenges regarding the performance of new technologies and requirements for certification of these technologies will be highlighted. The outcome of the workshop aims at improving paint removal processes and making new developments known to the NATO nations.

    For detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-302 Meeting Announcement at the right.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-302 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

     

    NOTA BENE:

    After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

     

    Thursday, 12. October 2017 till Friday, 13. October 2017 09:00 - 17:00
    AVT-302 Research Workshop on Paint Removal Technologies for Military Vehicles
  • Thu 12 .
    Oct

     

    We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner on Thursday evening during the PBM Week. This is an exclusive event for AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff. All participants are welcome to bring their spouse, husband or any other accompanying persons, of course.

    The menu will be based on seasonal, local ingredients and you can choose between a meat (no pork) and a vegetarian menu. Please tick the respective box in the online registration form. The price for a 3-course menu incl. drinks is 50 Euros.

    Dress code: Cocktail attire

    There will not be pre-arranged transportation to the panel dinner restaurant from the hotels, so please organize the transport yourself by sharing taxis or use public transport. The restaurant is located in the heart of Utrecht city center within walking distance from NH Hotel Jaarbeursplein (ca. 10 mins walk).

    Please make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create an own user account e.g. for your wife

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to download detailed information about the Panel Dinner location and time.

     

    Thursday, 12. October 2017 - 19:00 till 23:00
    40th AVT Panel Dinner
  • Mon 16 .
    Oct

    MSG 40th 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 the Casa do Alentejo on Wednesday, 18 October - 35 Euros -cash only!

     http://www.casadoalentejo.com.pt/en/historia/

     

     

    Monday, 16. October 2017 till Wednesday, 18. October 2017
    MSG 40th Business Meeting
  • Mon 16 .
    Oct

     

    The SCI-40th Panel Business Meeting (PBM) will be held in Oslo, Norway, 16-20 October 2017. On Tuesday 17 October the Panel will hold the SCI-299 Workshop (WS) on ‘SCI Panel Analysis of the Specialists' Meeting on Autonomy from a Systems Perspective’.

    Both PBM and Workshop are exclusively for SCI Panel Members and invited guests.

     

     

    Monday, 16. October 2017 till Friday, 20. October 2017 08:00 - 13:30
    SCI-40th Panel Business Meeting (PBM)
  • Thu 19 .
    Oct

    The NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan highlights the requirement for modelling and simulation (M&S) education in NATO. This conference will provide attendees a forum to advance M&S in the Alliance. The combination of M&S users and developers concentrated in this one forum will not only educate attendees, but also provide fresh ideas for the advancement and effective use of M&S in NATO.

    THEME

    Modelling and Simulation (M&S) has become a critical technology in NATO and Partner Nations. M&S provides training opportunities where mission complexity or limited resources restrict live exercising possibilities. Analysis and Mission planning tools use M&S to support operational decision making. Simulation technology is still rapidly evolving – the past years have shown significant progress, not in the least in the consumer and civilian market. These technological advancements create opportunities for new and innovative applications that can counteract the threats our military organisations face, as well as the fiscal realities. Simulation standards can improve interoperability within the Alliance and enable even more effective use and sharing of NATO and national assets. New technologies and standards nowadays allow easy access to simulation assets for a broader community than ever before; thus making M&S a truly pervasive technology.
    This Symposium will look at developments to help expand NATO’s M&S capabilities in order to provide cost-effective and valid simulation tools. Developments of special interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Real-World Modelling (terrain and behaviour)
    • M&S as a Service
    • Composable simulations
    • C2-Simulation interoperability
    • Interoperability verification testing
    The Symposium will provide a forum to identify and gain input on and resolution of issues associated with NATO M&S Policy, provide overviews of current NATO M&S activities pertaining to both the development and effective employment of M&S, to highlight M&S impact assessments and lessons-learned.
    During the 2017 NMSG Symposium, a specific topic of current interest for NATO/National priority will be chosen for the next year’s edition of this event
    It is anticipated the event will also pursue Keynote Addresses from the Host Nation and NATO representatives as well as Invited Papers.

    This activity is open to NATO, PfP, Global Partners and Invited Contact Countries. All sessions will be Unclassified/Unlimited.

    Thursday, 19. October 2017 till Friday, 20. October 2017 08:00 - 16:00
    MSG-149 Symposium on M&S Technologies and Standards for Enabling Alliance Interoperability and Pervasive M&S Applications
  • Mon 23 .
    Oct

    Cyber Resilience is characterized by four abilities: to plan/prepare, absorb, recover from, and adapt to known and unknown threats.

    As interest in Cyber Resilience (as opposed to merely risk-based approaches) is increasing rapidly, in literature and in practice with many nations expressing it in their cyber strategies, the IST-153 Team is organizing a workshop that will explore how the directions of current and future science and technology may impact and define potential breakthroughs in this field. The presentations and discussions at the workshop will reflect the current state of research, projections into the future, with special focus on capabilities, architectures and anticipated technical milestones for achieving higher resilience of cyber infrastructures.

    The Workshop is unclassified and will be held in Munich, Germany, 23-25 October 2017.

    Submissions have to be done BEFORE July 1, 2017, if you wish to present a paper, you can contact the IST Panel Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Monday, 23. October 2017 till Wednesday, 25. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST-153 Workshop on Cyber Resilience
  • Mon 30 .
    Oct

    The rapid expansion of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) is building on the existing infrastructure of aviation, air vehicle design, instrumentation, air space integration and an ever-expanding range of applications.  UAS allow low cost and limited risk solutions for providing a variety of data sources supporting science, law enforcement and military functions including exploring hostile environments without risk to the human life.  The maturation of UAS necessitates a significant reformulation of the national air traffic control system, air traffic control training, pilot training, air space operations, sensor packages, data collection methods, and data processing centers.  For all these reasons, the creation and availability of quality UAS related courses and training is vital for the continued growth and safety of UAS operations to promote and enhance NATO defense priorities.

    The objectives of the Lecture Series are: i) to provide an overview on the design of Unmanned Air Systems including multidisciplinary aspects such as aerodynamics, propulsion, composite airframes, instrumentation and flight control systems; (ii) to assess the technological challenges and regulatory issues related to the integration and operation into existing air space; and (iii) to understand the human-system interface for operation of UAS.

    Once your booking has been validated and you have received a confirmation email you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Toronto on this website at the meeting announcement.

    Monday, 30. October 2017 till Tuesday, 31. October 2017 08:30 - 17:30
    AVT-274 RLS - Unmanned Air Vehicles: Technological Challenges, Concepts of Operations and Regulatory Issues
  • Tue 31 .
    Oct

     

    The symposium aims at a wide range of sensors domains, including the radio spectrum, electro-optical and acoustics. A secondary goal of the symposium is to cross-fertilize the three domains from lessons learned in individual sensor domains and to assess possibilities for sensor synergy. The symposium will include presentations and/or posters, and a plenary discussion forum. One day of the symposium will be reserved for a hands-on scenario play, where eligible delegates can participate in an “Environmental Obstacle Course” at the Operational School of the Royal Netherlands Navy. This scenario allows participants to discuss the operational deployment of TDAs, and to discuss their benefits and shortcomings.

     

    The SET-244 Symposium is classified up to and including NATO RESTRICTED. Symposium is open to Australia, Finland, Sweden and New Zeeland
    Papers and presentations are to be submitted/ presented in English

     

    In order to participate in NATO RESTRICTED session/parts individual must be in position of personal security clearance that validity will be check on the meeting site

     

    Lunches can be offered on the meeting sites, however, they are at participants’ charge and a fee of € 20 per day/per lunch. Therefore, you will be asked to file the form during online enrollment process. Respective fee is to be paid in cash only at the Registration Desk during registration.

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 31. October 2017 till Thursday, 02. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30
    SET-244 (RSY) - Bridging the Gap Between TDA Development and Operational Deployment by the Navy
  • Mon 6 .
    Nov

     

    The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

     

    Topics:

    • Passive radar fundamentals.

    • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.

    • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.

    • Signal processing and clutter cancelation

    • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking

    • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging

    • User requirements, applications

    • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

     

    TO DOWNLOAD SET-243 MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

    Once your registration is validated, please log in back to the site , go to your booking and download the general information package containing information about the venue

     

     

    Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

     

    NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

    Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

    +33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
    +33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

     

     lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

    Monday, 06. November 2017 till Tuesday, 07. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30
    SET- 243 - RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Pisa, (ITA)
  • Tue 7 .
    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.

    Tuesday, 07. November 2017 till Wednesday, 08. November 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST-143 - LS on Cyber Security Science and Engineering in Sofia, BUL, 7-8 Nov 2017
  • Thu 9 .
    Nov

     

     

    The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

     

    Topics:

    • Passive radar fundamentals.

    • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.

    • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.

    • Signal processing and clutter cancelation

    • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking

    • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging

    • User requirements, applications

    • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

     

     Once your registration is validated, please log in back to the site , go to your booking and download the general information package containing information about the venue

     

     

    Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

     

    NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

    Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

    +33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
    +33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

     

     lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Thursday, 09. November 2017 till Friday, 10. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30
    SET- 243 RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Warsaw,(POL)
  • Tue 6 .
    Feb

     

    This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-137 Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units hosted in Quantico, Virginia (USA) on 06-08 February 2017. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, PfP nations, Australia and New Zealand.

    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 1800-2400 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 31 October 2017 and no later than 30 September 2017 for US Authors and US affiliated. For more specific instruction please see attached Call for Papers.

    Registration for the symposium will open 10 November 2017. The General Information Package with detailed administrative information will be available at the end of October

     

     

    Tuesday, 06. February 2018 till Thursday, 08. February 2018 08:00 - 17:30
    SAS-137 (RSY) - Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units
  • Mon 16 .
    Apr

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organisation (STO) of NATO is organising a Research Workshop (RWS) entitled “Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation”. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week (PBW) in Italy (TBD).  The Workshop will be open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden only.

     Aim and Scope

    One of the major goals of the STO is to monitor emerging technologies and to bring together experts to present and discuss the needs and ideas for these new technologies for application in their fields. This Workshop will provide an opportunity for technical experts from NATO countries, Australia and Sweden to assess the state of the art in the use of high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of test section wall boundaries and model support hardware in wind tunnel facilities, and to compare results from high fidelity methods to established results.  The following objectives are to be addressed:

    • Evaluate high-fidelity CFD (Euler, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes, Detached Eddy Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Lattice Boltzmann, etc.) simulation of wind tunnel wall boundaries, other installation effects including support hardware and compare with established results,
    • Develop recommendations for the use of high fidelity simulation of wall boundaries and model support hardware, and
    • Identify key areas requiring further research and development.

     

     For more information please refer to the attached PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

    Monday, 16. April 2018 till Wednesday, 18. April 2018
    AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation
  • Mon 16 .
    Apr

     

    During the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Torino, a sizeable number of Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, the AVT Panel Business Meeting, various AVT Committee Meetings as well as the following three Events will be held:

     

    • AVT-266 Specialists' Meeting on Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications
    • AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation
    • AVT-267 Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications

     

     

     

    NOTA BENE:

    This is just a preliminary Meeting information. The Event cannot be booked yet. Registration will open end of November 2017.

     

     

    Monday, 16. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018
    41st AVT Panel Business Meeting Week
  • Thu 19 .
    Apr

     

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organization (STO) of NATO is organizing a Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Week meeting in Torino, Italy. This Research Workshop will be open to NATO nations + Australia, Finland and Sweden.

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    Manufacturing is in a renaissance era as engineers and professionals transition from conventional methodology to learning and applying new skills in digital technology. Additive manufacturing is a key enabler in this future and its technological potentials have been assessed in a number of activities within AVT.

    AVT-267 has the objective to discuss the future of ‎manufacturing technologies in light of the availability and rapid development of additive manufacturing and the general transition towards automation, robotics and intelligent/advanced materials and technologies. The influence of new technologies on solving obsolescence issues of parts, tooling and manufacturing technologies for military logistics and operations will be discussed.

    Papers are solicited that provide technical information on the new technologies so that the discussions can cover the impact of these technologies for military operations and logistics. Current practices are the baseline and current challenges, like composite repair or repair of forgings and single crystal components will be addressed.

    Workshop Topics

    Reverse engineering and obsolescence

    o   Manufacturing process obsolescence and influence on part properties

    o   Digital scanning and tolerances and parts requirements

    o   Security and IPR

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) in military operations

    o   In-theatre application and limitation of AM

    o   Impact on logistics

    o   Requirements enabling in-theatre AM

    o   Design for in-theatre AM

    Adaptive automation and robotics

    o   Joining

    o   Assembly

    o   Composites manufacturing

    o   Industry 4.0

     New manufacturing technologies and their impact on logistics in the military context

    o   Subtractive

    o   Graded materials

    o   Precision and near net shape manufacturing

    o   Integrated structures (electronics, sensors, complex geometric shapes)

    o   Recycling

     

    More details about the selection process, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDf document "Call for Papers" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 19. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018
    AVT-267 Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications
  • Tue 8 .
    May

    The primary objectives of this symposium are to:

    1. Enable a broader shared awareness and appreciation of threats to NATO defence systems in cyber contested environments among the military operators, science and technology experts, requirements and operational planners, and the supporting national academic and industrial bases of the Alliance.
    2. Highlight important future materiel and non-materiel developments necessary within the Alliance to ensure NATO’s continued access to and effective leverage of cyber physical systems.
    3. Communicate a common message from among the NATO operational, planning and S&T participants on NATO’s strategic imperatives with respect to the cybersecurity.

    Further information about the specific topics to be found in the Call for Papers.

    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 1 November 2017

    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts by US and US affiliated authors: 1 October 2017

    Tuesday, 08. May 2018 till Wednesday, 09. May 2018 08:00 - 17:30
    Call for Papers for SCI-300 Symposium on Cyber Physical Security of Defense Systems
  • Mon 3 .
    Dec

     

    AVT-305 Specialists’ Meeting Topics

    The Specialists’ Meeting will be organized as a three-day event consisting of several sessions with both oral and poster presentations and plenty of time for discussions and is open to NATO Nations plus Australia, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand as well as to Ukraine.

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Advanced sensing technologies
    • Multi-functional sensors
    • Wireless sensors
    • Embedded sensors
    • Energy harvesting / self-powered sensors
    • Long-term durability and reliability of sensors
    • Sensor integration
    • Sensor data acquisition, storage and processing
    • Diagnostics and prognostics
    • Implementation of sensors in new and legacy platforms
    • Lessons learned, experiences, and best practices

    Submissions are solicited on any of the listed topics, or on any other topic that illuminates any of the themes. Papers covering one or more of these topics are welcome, and will be considered to be included in the Specialist Meeting.

    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 Papers" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 03. December 2018 till Wednesday, 05. December 2018
    AVT-305 Specialists' Meeting on Sensing Systems for Integrated Vehicle Health  Management for Military Vehicles
  • Mon 3 .
    Dec

     

    AVT-306 Specialists’ Meeting Topics

    The Specialists’ Meeting will be organized as a three-day event consisting of several sessions with both oral and poster presentations and plenty of time for discussions and is open to NATO Nations plus Australia, Sweden and Finland as well as to Ukraine.

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Lessons learned from the implementation, certification and exploitation of recent EHM/PHM, Blade Health Management (BHM) and active control systems,
    • New capabilities enabled by advanced non-intrusive sensors,
    • Instrumentation and EHM/PHM technologies for unmanned platforms powered by gas-turbines
    • Technologies for active control of components in the gas path to enhance performance and reduce emission and noise,
    • Standardization of on-vehicle instrumentation, including common ports, requirements and calibration methods for transducer Models, algorithms and data analysis methodologies used for active control of components, prediction of remaining life and performance enhancement,
    • High temperature electronics and instrumentation technologies,
    • Ensuring sensor reliability and performance
    • Advanced control architecture concepts such as distributed engine control.

     

    Submissions are solicited on any of the listed topics, or on any other topic that illuminates any of the themes.

    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 Papers" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 03. December 2018 till Wednesday, 05. December 2018
    AVT-306 Specialists' Meeting on Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation  from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications

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