• Sat 1 .
    Apr

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organization (STO) of NATO is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting entitled “Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications”. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Week (PBW) meeting in Italy. The Specialist’s Meeting will be open to NATO/PfP Nations, SWE and NZL.

    The objectives of this Specialists’ Meeting are:

    1. to assess the state of the art of bonded joints (including bonded repairs) with respect to design, fabrication, certification, and failure analysis; and
    2. to identify gaps and future work.

    The outcome of the Specialists’ Meeting will provide informed advice to NATO Nations on how to optimize the support of current systems and enhance the design, manufacturing, certification, and maintenance of future systems.

    The following topics are to be covered by AVT-266:

    • Experiences and Best Practice
    • Research and Development
      • Surface preparation
      • Modeling and validation
      • Bond durability
      • Obsolescence
      • Test standards
    • Design and Analyses
      • Design methodologies
      • Analyses and failure criteria
    • Manufacturing
      • Materials and methods (processes)
      • Non-destructive inspection techniques, proof testing
      • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations
      • Sustainability
    • Certification
      • Smart bonding and multi-functional bonded joints
      • Delamination/disbond arrest features
      • Structural health monitoring

    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.

     

     

     

     

    AVT-266 Specialists' Meeting on Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications
  • Sat 1 .
    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.

    AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation
  • Mon 3 .
    Apr



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

    A. Meeting announcement Symposium on Military Suicide to download (see right hand side of this page, underneath the map)

    B. General Information Package to download after booking!

    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Thursday, 06. April 2017 08:00 - 16:30
    HFM 39th PBM Riga Latvia
  • Mon 3 .
    Apr

     

     

    Monday, 3 April

    Session 1: How to understand threshold? What does it mean for a small country?

    1230-1330                 Lunch break

    Session 2: How have states with small forces approached the challenge?

    Session 3: Against what and how to measure effectiveness threshold and how much is enough?

    Tuesday, 4 April

    Session 4: Integrating the ideas

    Session 5: Agreeing upon results

    1230-1330                 Lunch break

    Session 6: Planning for the Fall WS

    Session 7: Time reserved to address any unfinished business

     

    General remarks:

    1. Each presentation has 20 minutes, each presenter should:

      1. For Brno meeting develop a presentation of about 10 substantive slides…

      2. …to be converted into a paper of about 3000 words to be submitted to co-chairs by NLT 90 days after the meeting

      3. provide the NATO STO form 13-3 giving approval to release the information
    2. Each participating (non-chairing) country should pick a topic

    3. There should be equal number of civilian and military presenters

    4. Devil’s Advocate / „Red Team“ should be idenitifed prior to launch of the workshop; suggestion is that BDCOL representative assumes this role

    5. Primary supporting reference documents could be:

      1. Bi-SC Directive 80-90, NATO Task List, 16 November 2007

      2. Bi-SC Agreed Capability Codes And Capability Statements. 5000 TSC FRX

        0030/TT-7673/Ser: NU0053; 14 October 2011

        Note: both documents are NATO UNCLAS and releasable to EU/PfP

         

         

        Expected deliverables could be:

    1. Agreed analytical framework, consisting of policy and operational parts

    2. Second-to-last draft policy part of the framework—possibly in the format of a quasi-planning guidance/planning directive—to be finalised via electronic coordination between the Spring and Fall Workshops

    3. Agreed format for the operational part of the framework—possibly that of a Capability Profile—to be further refined and filled with substance during the Fall Workshop


    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Tuesday, 04. April 2017 08:15 - 17:00
    SAS-131 (RWS) - Research Work Shop on Threshold Concepts For and By Smaller Forces
  • Mon 3 .
    Apr

    Symposium Military Suicide Prevention

    The primary objective of this symposium is to bring together leading NATO academic, military operators and clinical experts in Suicide Prevention to consolidate what we know about the personal challenges that lead to suicidal tendencies and how the HFM can inform both the NATO COMEDS and National military NATO leadership about the best evidence informed practices in mental health in order to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviors.

    The intended audience for the HFM-NATO-275 (Military Suicide) Symposium would include members of the academia and clinicians who are actively engaged in the prevention of suicide among military service members and veterans as well as line leadership and key personnel policy makers. This activity is primarily focused on research and clinical endeavors in military suicide prevention but it is recognized that the suicide prevention efforts cannot be achieved without the chain of command engagement.

     The objectives of the HFM-NATO-275 (Military Suicide) Symposium are twofold:

     1) To consolidate and to share across nations, the leading theories and/or models for understanding risk and protective factors for military suicide; and

    2) To understand current best practices in military suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and to discuss its limitations.

    CME Credit Points will be awarded

     

    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Wednesday, 05. April 2017 13:00 - 17:30
    HFM-275 Symposium on Military Suicide Prevention
  • Mon 3 .
    Apr

     

    The main purpose of the work shop is to demonstrate, test and evaluate the instructional modules and supporting case studies developed to build a comprehensive educational OR&A resource for use by NATO organizations and its nations.

     

    The target audience will be CZE students and interested SAS PBM members.

     

    Participation will be validated by the SAS-126 Chair.

     

    The event will take place on Monday 3 April 13:30 - 17:00 at Hotel Continental in Brno (CZE)

     

    Monday, 03. April 2017 - 13:30 till 17:00
    SAS-126 (RTG) - Workshop on Operational Research and Analysis Orientation Course – Development of Additional Content
  • Tue 4 .
    Apr

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

     

    The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be sent 21 days prior the meeting. This package will include a link to the SAS Panel Science Connect work space where the available meeting material will be stored.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 04. April 2017 till Friday, 07. April 2017 08:15 - 12:00
    SAS 39th Panel Business Meeting
  • Tue 4 .
    Apr

     

    Theme

    Rotary-wing operations in degraded visual environments (DVE), such as dust, sand, and snow, often result in aircraft mishaps accounting for losses in lives and resources.  This lecture series will provide current information on physiological and perceptual limitations, cueing display countermeasures, sensor-based technologies, and risk management strategies and training.  Participants will leave with increased knowledge of current and developing strategies and technologies to mitigate the DVE hazard.

     Topics to be covered:

    -  NATO country mishap data on rotary wing DVE-related accidents

    -  Physiological and perceptual limitations

    -  State of the art in sensors

    -  Results of latest flight symbology testing

    -  Advances in cueing optimisation  

    -  Training strategies for SD mitigation

     

    Tuesday, 04. April 2017 - 08:30 till 17:00
    HFM-265 - Mitigating Hazards to Rotary Wing Flight in Degraded Visual Environments - Oslo, NOR (BOOKING CLOSED)
  • Wed 5 .
    Apr

    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.

    Wednesday, 05. April 2017 till Thursday, 06. April 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST-143 - LS on Cyber Security Science & Engineering in Budapest - HUN
  • Thu 6 .
    Apr

     

    Theme

    Rotary-wing operations in degraded visual environments (DVE), such as dust, sand, and snow, often result in aircraft mishaps accounting for losses in lives and resources.  This lecture series will provide current information on physiological and perceptual limitations, cueing display countermeasures, sensor-based technologies, and risk management strategies and training.  Participants will leave with increased knowledge of current and developing strategies and technologies to mitigate the DVE hazard.

     

    Topics to be covered:

     -  NATO country mishap data on rotary wing DVE-related accidents

     -  Physiological and perceptual limitations

     -  State of the art in sensors

     -  Results of latest flight symbology testing

     -  Advances in cueing optimisation  

     -  Training strategies for SD mitigation

     

    Thursday, 06. April 2017 - 08:30 till 17:00
    HFM-265 - Mitigating Hazards to Rotary Wing Flight in Degraded Visual Environments in Braunschweig - DEU (BOOKING CLOSED)
  • Thu 20 .
    Apr

    Theme

    An essential aspect of military operations is the interoperation of collaborative systems that must work together effectively whilst retaining their overall independence.  In recent times there has been a significant increase in the interconnectedness of systems, which brings both opportunities and challenges associated with the resulting emergent behaviours.  It is now recognized that traditional Systems Engineering methods must be enhanced to adequately address the complexity and uncertainties associated with Systems of Systems (SoS).

    This lecture series will cover the concepts that underpin SoS and introduce methods and approaches that can be used to design and operate them.  It will consider SoS as a socio-technical challenge, rather than a simply technical matter, and encourage participants to explore the implications of this for design and management of systems that must participate in SoS.

     

    Topics to be covered:

    The LS will be based on latest SoS thinking as developed by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), with a focus on interoperability at a level relevant to NATO. The content will be developed by experts from GBR, DEU, USA and cover: definitions, difference between SoSE and SE, types of SoS, characterisation, SoS challenges, architectures, modelling and simulation, socio-technical aspects, governance, defence case studies, and currently recognized good practice.

    Thursday, 20. April 2017 till Friday, 21. April 2017 08:30 - 17:15
    SCI-276 RLS - Systems of Systems Engineering for NATO Defence Applications in Arcueil - FRA
  • Mon 24 .
    Apr

    MSG 39th Business Meeting accessible only for MSG Group and Associated Members.

     

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

     

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

     

    NON-HOSTED DINNER (Thursday, 27 April 2017) at Spilberk Castle

    Payment of 35 EUR (equivalent 947 CZK) required for participation. To be paid at the Registration Desk on Sunday, 23 April, or Monday 24 April.

     

    Monday, 24. April 2017 till Friday, 28. April 2017
    MSG 39th Business Meeting
  • Mon 24 .
    Apr

     

    Theme

    Rotary-wing operations in degraded visual environments (DVE), such as dust, sand, and snow, often result in aircraft mishaps accounting for losses in lives and resources.  This lecture series will provide current information on physiological and perceptual limitations, cueing display countermeasures, sensor-based technologies, and risk management strategies and training.  Participants will leave with increased knowledge of current and developing strategies and technologies to mitigate the DVE hazard.

     

    Topics to be covered:

    -  NATO country mishap data on rotary wing DVE-related accidents

    -  Physiological and perceptual limitations

    -  State of the art in sensors

    -  Results of latest flight symbology testing

    -  Advances in cueing optimisation  

    -  Training strategies for SD mitigation

     

    Monday, 24. April 2017 - 08:30 till 17:00
    HFM-265 - Mitigating Hazards to Rotary Wing Flight in Degraded Visual Environments - Fort Rucker- AL - USA
  • Fri 28 .
    Apr

    Our modern society relies on the use of rare-earth elements – the “vitamins’ of the technological age. Rare earths are enablers – vital for the operation of numerous defense and commercial end-use applications. This lecture series will inform and educate the audience on the entire rare-earth supply chain, including issues relating to supply and demand, production, end-use applications, and efforts to reduce dependency on these elements.  

    Topics to be covered:

    • Rare-earth supply and demand dynamics
    • End-use applications for rare earths
    • Rare-earth geology and mineral-resource development
    • Mining, minerals processing and extractive metallurgy
    • Separation, metal and alloy production
    • Efforts to “reduce, re-use and recycle” rare earths
    • Rare-earth materials engineering research and development

     

    For detailed information on the lectures please refer to the Programme Announcement.

    Participants will be able to access the Educational Notes as well as general information about the logistics of the event from this website after validation of their enrollment.

    Friday, 28. April 2017 till Saturday, 29. April 2017 08:00 - 17:00
    AVT-285 Lecture Series on Rare Earths: Securing Supply Chains, Materials and Technologies
  • Tue 2 .
    May

     

    The armed forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries possess and use large quantities of munitions. The production, use and disposal of these munitions makes a contribution to the overall environmental impact. Handling of munitions with energetic materials requires great care and considerable cost. The environmental impact of the processes must be acceptable to an increasingly critical general population to avoid anti-military backlash or overpass any environmental law. Clean up and restoring areas where military activities has polluted the ground or water requires significant funding. Past practices such as dumping at sea or into land-fill sites are no longer generally acceptable.

    There is a need to know and minimise the environmental impact from munitions so we can handle and manage our land properly. Governments have a duty of care to the members of their armed forces and all reasonable precautions must be exercised to ensure safe use of munitions, including managing contamination and risk appreciation and management. This will ensure a more coherent approach; it will support the work of NATO CASG in developing processes for implementing environmental policies and will develop the technological base for future munitions in all NATO and NATO related countries.

    The lecture series is intended to introduce scientists, technologists and users to the understanding of environmental issues and of the ways to manage potential risks. It is aimed at providing a basic understanding of the science and its application for reducing environmental risks in the design, use and disposal of munitions. Those attending will be able to understand the rationale for the NATO policy and be introduced to ways in which the solutions can be applied or specified.

     

    Programme

    For detailed information on the programme please refer to the AVT-276 Programme Announcement.

     

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Aberdeen on this website.

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 02. May 2017 till Wednesday, 03. May 2017 08:30 - 17:15
    AVT-276-RLS- Environmental Aspects of Munitions and Greener Approaches to Design in Aberdeen-MD, USA
  • Mon 8 .
    May

    The ability to discern activity, occupancy, structure and/or intent within a building is a major disruptive capability in ISR, with a number of consequent intelligence benefits at strategic and operational levels. NATO adversaries are now commonly aware of being observed from ISR assets and in some countries intelligence is only gained from conventional imaging sensors when permitted by a foreign state-actor. As a result the NATO intelligence community has seen a significant reduction in open-sky nefarious activities with many previous key observables (e.g.Terrorist training camps, opiate manufacturing and Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) testing) now taking place inside buildings or underground facilities. Capabilities are therefore required to facilitate surveillance and intelligence gathering of building interiors in order to understand internal structure, occupancy, the nature of activities and/or intent. This also needs to be (i) Covert; and (ii) From a distance. Such technological capabilities would contribute significantly to solving a number of intelligence problems such as :

    • Detecting illegal or nefarious manufacturing activities
    • Detecting illegal or nefarious storage of materials, weapons and equipment
    • Detecting people being held against their will
    • Supporting disaster relief.

    Click here to download the Call for Papers

    Monday, 08. May 2017 till Tuesday, 09. May 2017 09:00 - 17:30
    SET 247 (RSM) - Specialists' Meeting on Remote Intelligence of Building Interiors
  • Wed 10 .
    May

    39th SET Panel Business Meeting is open only for the SET Panel Members and guests invited by the SET PANEL

    Wednesday, 10. May 2017 till Friday, 12. May 2017 09:00 - 14:00
    SET 39th Panel Business Meeting
  • Mon 15 .
    May

     
    During the 39th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, three Specialists' Meetings and a large number of Technical and Exploratory Team meetings will be held as well as the AVT Panel Business Meeting and various AVT Committee Meetings.
    Furthermore, also the following traditional social events will be part of the weekly programme:
    • Evening Reception on Monday evening at the conference venue (hosted event)
    • Technical Tour to Vilnius University and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology on Wednesday afternoon (hosted event) - for more information click here
    • Alternative Spouse Programme: Visit to the Old Town of Vilnius on Wednesday afternoon (ca. 15 €)
    If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to register additionally for one of the three Specialists' Meetings AVT-265, AVT-272 or AVT-273, please enroll separately on the STO Events Website, section 'Specialists' Meeting', for the respective event.

     

     

    Monday, 15. May 2017 till Friday, 19. May 2017
    AVT 39th Panel Business Meeting Week
  • Mon 15 .
    May

     

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 39th AVT Panel Business Week in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-265 are also invited to participate in the following traditional social events:

    • Evening Reception on Monday evening at the conference venue (hosted event)
    • Technical Tour to Vilnius University and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology on Wednesday afternoon (hosted event) - for more information click here
    • Alternative Spouse Programme: Visit to the Old Town of Vilnius on Wednesday afternoon (ca. 15 €)

    If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form.

     

    For detailed information on the programme of this Specialists' Meeting please refer to the AVT-265 Meeting Announcement.

    Monday, 15. May 2017 till Wednesday, 17. May 2017 14:00 - 12:30
    AVT-265 Integrated Virtual NATO Vehicle Development
  • Mon 15 .
    May

     

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 39th AVT Panel Business Week in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-272 are also invited to participate in the following traditional social events :

    • Evening Reception on Monday evening at the conference venue (hosted event)
    • Technical Tour to Vilnius University and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology on Wednesday afternoon (hosted event) - for more information click here
    • Alternative Spouse Programme: Visit to the Old Town of Vilnius on Wednesday afternoon (ca. 15 €)

    If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form.

     

    For detailed information on the programme of this Specialists' Meeting please refer to the AVT-272 Meeting Announcement.

    Monday, 15. May 2017 till Wednesday, 17. May 2017 14:00 - 12:30
    AVT-272 Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds on Military Operations
  • Mon 15 .
    May

     

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 39th AVT Panel Business Week in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Therefore, participants to AVT-273 are also invited to participate in the following traditional social events :

    • Evening Reception on Monday evening at the conference venue (hosted event)
    • Technical Tour to Vilnius University and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology on Wednesday afternoon (hosted event) - for more information click here
    • Alternative Spouse Programme: Visit to the Old Town of Vilnius on Wednesday afternoon (ca. 15 €)

    If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form.

     

    For detailed information on the programme of this Specialists' Meeting please refer to the AVT-273 Meeting Announcement.

    Monday, 15. May 2017 till Wednesday, 17. May 2017 14:00 - 12:30
    AVT-273 Approval of RPAS Operations: Airworthiness, Risked-Based Methods, Operational Limitations
  • Wed 17 .
    May

    39th IST Panel Business Meeting open to IST Panel Members and invited guests.

    Wednesday, 17. May 2017 till Friday, 19. May 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST 39th Panel Business Meeting
  • Thu 18 .
    May
  • Tue 23 .
    May
  • Tue 23 .
    May

     

    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.

    For details on the programme please refer to the Programme Announcement.

     

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Lisbon on this website.

    Tuesday, 23. May 2017 till Wednesday, 24. May 2017 08:30 - 17:30
    AVT-274-RLS-Unmanned Air Vehicles: Technological Challenges, Concepts of Operations and Regulatory Issues
  • Mon 29 .
    May

    The SCI-39 Panel Business Meeting (PBM) will be held at the Science and Technology Organization Collaboration Support Office (STO - CSO) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 29 May - 2 June 2017. The PBM is exclusively for SCI Panel Members and invited guests.

     

    Monday, 29. May 2017 till Friday, 02. June 2017 08:00 - 13:00
    SCI-39th PBM - Panel Business Meeting
  • Wed 31 .
    May

    The last 25 years brought a significant evolution of the nature of warfare that was conceptualized by the 4th generation and hybrid warfare ideas. The war-fighters are now facing a broad spectrum of conflicts ranging from quasi law enforcement operations to large-scale war against small groups of individuals to major state armies. This resulted in an evolution in the needs for sensing for all engagement aspects. For instance, cheaper, smaller and more power-efficient sensors are required to equip various platforms or dismounted soldiers. As computer, communication and autonomous system technologies became ubiquitous, distributed networks and smart sensors are becoming a reality. Similarly, these technologies are enablers for evolutions (i.e. MIMO, noise radars, digital NVS, etc.) of classical sensors which result in a very dynamic technological environment. This ninth NATO Military Sensing Symposium will explored this ongoing evolution of the nature of warfare and the resulting shift in emphasis required by military sensing.
    This NATO Military Sensing Symposium (MSS) will be the ninth in a series of international meetings focusing on military sensing. The last edition was convened in May 2011 (SET-169). Presentations are invited that will identify new sensors, systems and techniques as well as the usage of these improvements and their potential benefits to military operations in the areas of electro-optics/infrared, radar, seismic and acoustic. These technologies are continuously evolving, particularly in the radar and infrared (IR) spectral regions. New materials are being investigated and the spectral range of sensors are been extended to address the challenges of detection and identification in adversarial environments. In addition, novel data fusion approaches and techniques, integration of multiple sensors, development of algorithms and signal processing are being used to increase sensor performance and improve situation awareness and interoperability.
    The three-day symposium will provide excellent opportunities to discuss these challenges and possible solutions with NATO military and technical experts. The Symposium is open to NATO nations and bodies, including Australia, Finland and Sweden and is free of charge for presenters and participants.

    The SET-241 Symposium is classified up to and including NATO RESTRICTED. Symposium is open to Australia, Finland and Sweden
    Papers and presentations are to be submitted/ presented in English

     

    Click here to download the Call for Papers

    Wednesday, 31. May 2017 till Friday, 02. June 2017 09:00 - 15:30
    SET-241 (RSY) - 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium
  • Mon 12 .
    Jun

     

    The armed forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries possess and use large quantities of munitions. The production, use and disposal of these munitions makes a contribution to the overall environmental impact. Handling of munitions with energetic materials requires great care and considerable cost. The environmental impact of the processes must be acceptable to an increasingly critical general population to avoid anti-military backlash or overpass any environmental law. Clean up and restoring areas where military activities has polluted the ground or water requires significant funding. Past practices such as dumping at sea or into land-fill sites are no longer generally acceptable.

    There is a need to know and minimise the environmental impact from munitions so we can handle and manage our land properly. Governments have a duty of care to the members of their armed forces and all reasonable precautions must be exercised to ensure safe use of munitions, including managing contamination and risk appreciation and management. This will ensure a more coherent approach; it will support the work of NATO CASG in developing processes for implementing environmental policies and will develop the technological base for future munitions in all NATO and NATO related countries.

    The lecture series is intended to introduce scientists, technologists and users to the understanding of environmental issues and of the ways to manage potential risks. It is aimed at providing a basic understanding of the science and its application for reducing environmental risks in the design, use and disposal of munitions. Those attending will be able to understand the rationale for the NATO policy and be introduced to ways in which the solutions can be applied or specified.

     

    Programme

    For detailed information on the programme please refer to the AVT-276 Programme Announcement.

     

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Bucharest on this website.

     

     

     

    Monday, 12. June 2017 till Tuesday, 13. June 2017 08:30 - 17:15
    AVT-276-RLS-Environmental Aspects of Munitions and Greener Approaches to Design  in  Bucharest, ROM
  • Thu 15 .
    Jun

     

    The armed forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries possess and use large quantities of munitions. The production, use and disposal of these munitions makes a contribution to the overall environmental impact. Handling of munitions with energetic materials requires great care and considerable cost. The environmental impact of the processes must be acceptable to an increasingly critical general population to avoid anti-military backlash or overpass any environmental law. Clean up and restoring areas where military activities has polluted the ground or water requires significant funding. Past practices such as dumping at sea or into land-fill sites are no longer generally acceptable.

    There is a need to know and minimise the environmental impact from munitions so we can handle and manage our land properly. Governments have a duty of care to the members of their armed forces and all reasonable precautions must be exercised to ensure safe use of munitions, including managing contamination and risk appreciation and management. This will ensure a more coherent approach; it will support the work of NATO CASG in developing processes for implementing environmental policies and will develop the technological base for future munitions in all NATO and NATO related countries.

    The lecture series is intended to introduce scientists, technologists and users to the understanding of environmental issues and of the ways to manage potential risks. It is aimed at providing a basic understanding of the science and its application for reducing environmental risks in the design, use and disposal of munitions. Those attending will be able to understand the rationale for the NATO policy and be introduced to ways in which the solutions can be applied or specified.

     

    Programme

    For detailed information on the programme please refer to the AVT-276 Programme Announcement.

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Rijswijk on this website.
     
     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 15. June 2017 till Friday, 16. June 2017 08:30 - 17:15
    AVT-276-RLS- Environmental Aspects of Munitions and Greener Approaches to Design  in  Rijswijk, NLD
  • Tue 18 .
    Jul

    This is a cross-Panel activity NMSG and IST. The co-chairs hope that running IST-156 and MSG-151 together will provide fruitful common areas between the simulation & training and information systems communities as well as the opportunity to address specific requirements of each community.

    The workshop will bring together military and civilian researchers, technologists, practitioners and stakeholders interested in modelling and simulation. This will provide an excellent opportunity to increase participants’ insight into the civil as well as the military cyber defence and security problem space, and to influence future research in modelling and simulation for cyber defence.

    The objectives of MSG-151 are:

    • to link results and proposed solutions to ongoing defence and security research
    • to motivate future research within NATO STO
    • provide collective insight into the art of the possible regarding the application of M&S techniques to the cyber domain
    • a list of specific technical challenges that need to be addressed to maximise the benefit of M&S for cyber-related training and mission rehearsal
    • insight on how the M&S and the cyber domain may evolve in the future, and the opportunities and threats this poses

    Topics of interest for the MSG stream include but are not limited to:

    • Representing high-level effects of cyber warfare (such as disrupted logistics, erroneous navigation and effects of information operations) for campaign- and mission-level exercises
    • Requirements for training cyber awareness for personnel who are not cyber practitioners
    • Possible extension of NATO design documents to accommodate cyber defence
    • How existing NATO IRC outputs and SISO standards can augment cyber defence training

    If you wish to present a paper, PLEASE SUBMIT BEFORE 15 MAY 2017
    PLEASE ENROLL BEFORE 15 JUNE 2017

    The Workshop is NATO UNCLASSIFIED
    OPEN to NATO nations, and EOP nations: Finland, Sweden and Australia

    Tuesday, 18. July 2017 till Friday, 21. July 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    IST-156 Workshop on Modelling and Simulation S&T: Critical Enabler for Cyber Defence
  • Tue 18 .
    Jul

    This is a cross-panel activity NMSG and IST. The co-chairs hope that running IST-156 and MSG-151 together will provide fruitful common areas between the simulation & training and information systems communities as well as the opportunity to address specific requirements of each community.

    The workshop will bring together military and civilian researchers, technologists, practitioners and stakeholders interested in modelling and simulation. This will provide an excellent opportunity to increase participants’ insight into the civil as well as the military cyber defence and security problem space, and to influence future research in modelling and simulation for cyber defence.

    The objectives of MSG-151 are:

    • to link results and proposed solutions to ongoing defence and security research
    • to motivate future research within NATO STO
    • provide collective insight into the art of the possible regarding the application of M&S techniques to the cyber domain
    • a list of specific technical challenges that need to be addressed to maximise the benefit of M&S for cyber-related training and mission rehearsal
    • insight on how the M&S and the cyber domain may evolve in the future, and the opportunities and threats this poses

    Topics of interest for the MSG stream include but are not limited to:

    • Representing high-level effects of cyber warfare (such as disrupted logistics, erroneous navigation and effects of information operations) for campaign- and mission-level exercises
    • Requirements for training cyber awareness for personnel who are not cyber practitioners
    • Possible extension of NATO design documents to accommodate cyber defence
    • How existing NATO IRC outputs and SISO standards can augment cyber defence training

    If you wish to present a paper, PLEASE SUBMIT BEFORE 15 MAY 2017
    PLEASE ENROLL BEFORE 15 JUNE 2017

    The Workshop is NATO UNCLASSIFIED
    OPEN to NATO nations, and EOP nations: Finland, Sweden and Australia

     

    Tuesday, 18. July 2017 till Friday, 21. July 2017 09:00 - 17:00
    MSG-151 Cyber Effects in Campaign and Mission Simulations
  • Mon 9 .
    Oct

    IST-145 Specialists' Meeting on "Predictive Analytics and Analysis in the Cyber Domain", will take place in Sibiu, Romania, 9 - 11 October 2017.    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION: Deadline for receipt of extended abstracts: 15 JUNE 2017

    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

    Monday, 09. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 08:00 - 18:00
    IST-145 RSM on Predictive Analytics & Analysis in the Cyber Domain
  • 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.

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 29 APRIL 2017

    Click here to download the Call for Papers

    Thursday, 19. October 2017 till Friday, 20. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30
    MSG-149 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
  • 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 and Sweden
    Papers and presentations are to be submitted/ presented in English

     

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

     

    Please download  the Call for Papers.

     

     

    The Symposium is not open for the enrollment yet,

     

    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

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