• Tue 27 .
    Aug

    Tactical missiles can strike and intercept targets on land, in the air and at sea.

    NATO needs to maintain a capability edge over potential adversaries with new and upgraded missile systems.

    Concept definition is the first step towards a new missile system. Mission requirements will determine the size and performance of a system. Both are strongly related to the type and size of the propulsion sub-system.

    Currently, to perform conceptual design, military users, procurement agencies and defense contractors in NATO nations use individual proprietary models and different data bases. This leads to non-consistent results and is hindering collaboration.

    This is the registration for the second host location Stavanger. This Technical Course will also be held at the following three other locations:

    4 - 6 June 2019 - Oberammergau, DEU 10 – 12 September 2019 - German Aerospace Center (DLR), Washington D.C., USA 17 – 19 September 2019 - Lancaster University Center Lancaster, CA, USA

     
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    Tuesday, 27. August 2019 until Thursday, 29. August 2019 10:00 - 19:30
  • Tue 10 .
    Sep

    Tactical missiles can strike and intercept targets on land, in the air and at sea.

    NATO needs to maintain a capability edge over potential adversaries with new and upgraded missile systems.

    Concept definition is the first step towards a new missile system. Mission requirements will determine the size and performance of a system. Both are strongly related to the type and size of the propulsion sub-system.

    Currently, to perform conceptual design, military users, procurement agencies and defense contractors in NATO nations use individual proprietary models and different data bases. This leads to non-consistent results and is hindering collaboration.

    This is the registration for the third host location Washington D.C. This Technical Course will also be held at the following three other locations:

    4 - 6 June 2019 - Oberammergau, DEU 27 – 29 August 2019 - NATO Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, NOR 17 – 19 September 2019 - Lancaster University Center Lancaster, CA, USA

     
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    Tuesday, 10. September 2019 until Thursday, 12. September 2019 10:00 - 19:30
  • Wed 11 .
    Sep

    Theme

    Compressive sensing (CS) is a novel acquisition and processing technique that enables reconstruction of sparse signals from a set of non-adaptive measurements sampled at a much lower rate than required by the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem as pertaining to the full signal bandwidth. In particular, compressive sensing exploits the fact that the information bandwidth of the signal is much smaller than the full signal bandwidth.

    For radar and ESM sensors, the use of CS may lead to several benefits, such as significant hardware reductions in ESM receivers, unambiguous signal recovery from incomplete measurements (filling in missing data) in interleaved radar modes (SAR/GMTI, multi-function radars) and sparse arrays, high resolution imaging with significantly less data and/or hardware.

    The main objective of this Research Lecture Series is to present the fundamentals and the cutting edge of CS techniques for a number of radar and ESM applications, with an outlook to expected future developments and hardware implications of CS based architectures.

    Topics to be covered:

    • Introduction and overview of CS applied to radar.
    • Introduction and application of CS for Electronic Support Measures (ESM).
    • Introduction and application of CS to Inverse SAR.
    • Hardware architectures for compressive sensing.
    • Application of CS to 2D/3D SAR.
    • Applications of convex optimization to GMTI.

    General Information Package: it will be available once your enrollment has been validated and you have received a confirmation by email. This package will be accessible on this meeting announcement when you are logged in. 

    Wednesday, 11. September 2019 until Thursday, 12. September 2019 10:30 - 19:00
  • Thu 12 .
    Sep

     The key objectives and expected achievements of MSG-SAS-178 are:

    • Develop an action plan for NATO to identify solution across the DOTMLPFI spectrum to allow NATO to better support decision making. 

    • Identify what new activities other than training are taking place and need M&S support 

    • Identify use cases for the use of M&S in support of NATO these activities 

    • Build a catalogue of national/industry assets that can be used to address the new requirements 

    • Investigate the mechanisms necessary for nations to share their M&S capabilities. 

     

    This first meeting will be organized at the NATO STO/CSO facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

    The main purpose will be to review the proposed research and to determine the Programme of Work (POW). An updated agenda will be sent out two weeks prior to the meeting, but in general the days will be scheduled as follows: 

    • The first day – review the TAP and share each nation’s goal and ambition with their participation in the study.

    • The second day – refine the Technical Activity Proposal and develop the Programme of Work.

     

    Nations/organizations willing to join this activity are HQ SACT, BGR, CAN, DEU, HRV, NLD, POL, TUR, USA, JFTC, M&S CoE, CZE, GBR, and SWE. The activity is Open to citizens of NATO Nations and Australia, Sweden, and Finland. 

    Thursday, 12. September 2019 until Friday, 13. September 2019 09:00 - 16:30
  • Tue 17 .
    Sep

    Tactical missiles can strike and intercept targets on land, in the air and at sea.

    NATO needs to maintain a capability edge over potential adversaries with new and upgraded missile systems.

    Concept definition is the first step towards a new missile system. Mission requirements will determine the size and performance of a system. Both are strongly related to the type and size of the propulsion sub-system.

    Currently, to perform conceptual design, military users, procurement agencies and defense contractors in NATO nations use individual proprietary models and different data bases. This leads to non-consistent results and is hindering collaboration.

    This is the registration for the fourth host location Lancaster, CA. This Technical Course will also be held at the following three other locations:

    4 - 6 June 2019 - Oberammergau, DEU 27 – 29 August 2019 - NATO Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, NOR 10 – 12 September 2019 - German Aerospace Center (DLR), Washington D.C., USA

     
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    Tuesday, 17. September 2019 until Thursday, 19. September 2019 10:00 - 19:30
  • Thu 26 .
    Sep

    The Workshop will focus on :

    • Artificial Intelligence (e.g. IBM Watson. Google Assistant) in Simulation Applications
    • Augmented and Mixed Reality Development  (e.g. Microsoft Hololens)
    • Cyber Awareness Games and Cyber Effect Simulations
    • Game Architectures (e.g. VBS Gears, STE, SpatialOS) and Game Engines (e.g. Unity) 

    Preliminary Structure of Workshop:  09h00-16h00

    Session 1: Kick-Off with a Keynote on AI for Decision Support Applications
    Session 2: Modular Game Architectures and Game Engines
    Lunch Break
    Session 3: VR and AR Utilisation in Military Operations (Training and Planning)
    Session 4: Cyber Awareness and Cyber Effect Simulations
    Wrap-Up

    The Call for Papers (attached) invites Workshop participants/presenters interested in a Demo of their COTS applications to contact the Workshop Programme Committee.

    This event is open to all NATO and Partner Nations plus invited Contact Countries.

    The Workshop is embedded in the NATO CAX Forum 2019 organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (NATO M&S COE). Note that the CAX Forum is now called NATO CA2X2 (Computer Aided Analysis, Exercise, Experimentation) Conference and require registration to this event as well on https://www.mscoe.org/event/nato-ca2x2-forum-2019/

     

     

    Thursday, 26. September 2019 - 11:00 until 18:00
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    The SCI-44th Panel Business Meeting (PBM) is for SCI Panel Members and invited guests only.

    After validation of registration please return to this website to retrieve the General Information Package (GIP) containing useful information about travelling and accommodation. The link to the GIP will be found beneath the map image to your right. Please read the GIP carefully and comply with the instructions. The organizers would highly appreciate if registered participants met the deadlines indicated in the GIP.

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 13:00
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    By invitation of the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the SCI/SET-44th Panel Business Meeting (PBM) will be held in Kista (Stockholm), Sweden, 7-11 October 2019.

    Hotel reservation is solely the responsibility of the participants. For our guests’ convenience, however, the Local Co-ordinators have negotiated preferred rates and made block reservations at some hotels.

    Non-hosted dinner: Payment by credit card at registration (no cash). IMPORTANT – 1 SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: For SET Members, please respond via this website no later than 1 September.

    A buffet lunch will be available for the price of 130 SEK, payment by card upon registration. For SET Members, please respond via this website no later than September 15.

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct


     

    PAPERS UNDER REVIEW

    HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT) and Science and Technology Organization (STO) cordially invite the submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the 13th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, on 07 - 09 October 2019. The Conference is open to representatives from all NATO Nations, NATO Organizations, STO Enhanced Opportunity Partners (Australia, Finland and Sweden) and Partnership for Peace nations.

    The conference will run for three full days starting at 0830 on Monday 07 October 2019 and ending on Wednesday afternoon 09 October 2019 with the third day being dedicated to training in gaming methods. The programme will have dedicated streams on Strategic Decision Making, Wargaming, Data Driven Analysis, Methodology, Operations and Intelligence Analysis.

    The 2019 theme is "Challenges for NATO OR&A in a Changing Global Security Environment". This year the keynotes will be provided by Ms. Christine Fox - Assistant Director, Policy and Analysis at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Rear-Admiral Jeffery Zwick - Chief of Force Development for the Canadian Armed Forces, Dr. Peter Singer - Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and Dr. Stephen Downes-Martin - Research Fellow at the US Naval War College.

    Please indicate during the online registration which session you want to follow on the third day:

    • A Multi-Domain Wargame - participate in a hybrid between conventional wargame, matrix gaming (argument games), and serious games.
    • Wargaming Best Practices course - examine the use of wargames and other serious game techniques for operations analysis and capacity-building

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

    Registration for this event will open mid-July 2019.

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    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

     

    By invitation of Norway, the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week will be held in Trondheim, Norway, from 07-11 October 2019.

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

    • AVT-323 Research Symposium
      “Hybrid/Electric Aero Propulsion Systems for Military Applications”

      7 – 9 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Partnership for Peace Nations, Australia and India)
    • AVT-307 Research Symposium
      “Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles”
      7 – 9 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Japan)
    • AVT-304 Research Specialists’ Meeting
      “Graphene Technologies and Applications for Defence”
      9 – 11 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

     

    If you wish to participate in one of these meetings please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment link can be found in the section "Symposium" or "Specialists' Meeting".

     

    Social Events

    Monday Evening Concert

    Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

    All registered PBM participants  as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

    The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

    Monday Evening Reception

    Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. All PBM participants are cordially invited to take part.

    Please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

     

    For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

    The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the PBM and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

     

    If you would like to enroll for the PBM, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

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

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

     

    This Research Symposium is open to NATO Nations, Partnership for Peace Nations, Australia and India and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

    Theme and Topics

    The objective of this Research Symposium is to convene an international array of scientists, engineers, end users and other important stakeholders with a specific focus on military use of hybrid/electric propulsion.

    We intend to cover design and operation of future aircraft utilizing hybrid/electric and coupled aero-propulsion technologies in military applications.

    Papers were invited in the following areas:

    • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Architectures
    • Electrical Energy Storage, Power Management and Distribution
    • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
    • Integrated Thermal Regulation and Control Systems
    • Synergistic Aero propulsion Technologies
    • Integrated Vehicle Design

    For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

     

    Technical Visit

    A technical visit to Rolls-Royce Electric Norway has been organized, as part of the conference programme. The tour will take place on Thursday, 10 October 2019, starting from 09:00hrs.

    Rolls-Royce Electric Norway has the capacity of hosting a group of 30 people at a time, and there will be three groups in total. The company presentation and tour will take approximately 1 hour.

    Taxi transportation to the company site and back will be organized. The fare will be at the attendees’ own expense; 50 NOK each way (approximately 5€ or $5), to be paid via bank transfer in advance. The visit itself is free of charge.

    If you would like to participate in this tour, please tick the respective box in the online registration form and indicate which group you would like to join.

    For detailed information on the Technical Visit please consult the PDF document "AVT-323 Technical Visit" in the grey box at the right.

     

    Social Events

    Monday Evening Concert

    Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

    All registered participants of the AVT-323 Symposium as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

    The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

    Monday Evening Reception

    Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace, which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-323 Symposium are cordially invited to take part.

    Please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you have been included amongst the first 350.

     

    For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

    The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-323 Symposium and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

     

    If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-323 Symposium and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

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

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

     

    This Research Symposium is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Japan and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

    Theme and Topics

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

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

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

    For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

     

    Social Events

    Monday Evening Concert

    Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

    All registered participants of the AVT-307 Symposium as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

    The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

     

    Monday Evening Reception

    Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-307 Symposium are cordially invited to take part.

    However, please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

     

    For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

    The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-307 Symposium and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

     

    If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-307 Symposium and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

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

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019
  • Wed 9 .
    Oct

     

    REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

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

    Meeting attendees are kindly requested to (create an account and) register no later than 27 September 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Please also indicate during registration interest in the social events and other arrangements.

    The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 14 days prior to the meeting. All meeting documents will be uploaded to the SAS Panel Science Connect space 7 days prior to the meeting.

    The General Information Package is available at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated and when logged in. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, 09. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:30 - 16:00
  • Thu 10 .
    Oct

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

    Theme and Topics

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

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

    Topics to be covered during this RSM are graphene production, ballistic protection using graphene, use of graphene in composites, membranes and textiles, energy storage and energetic materials using graphene and sensors. In addition to oral presentations, there will also be a poster session.

    For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

     

    Social Events

    Monday Evening Concert

    Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

    All registered participants of the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

     The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

     

    Monday Evening Reception

    Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting are cordially invited to take part.

    However, please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

     

    For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

    The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

     

    If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

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

    Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019
  • Thu 10 .
    Oct

    44th AVT Panel Dinner

    Business Meeting Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Office Free event You have joined the waiting list for this event

     

    Dear Panel Members and their Honorable Guests,

     

    The Norwegian Hosts would like you to cordially invite you to the Panel Dinner on Thursday 10th October at 19:00. Panel members with spouse as well as special guests are invited. The restaurant is today one of the most recognized restaurants in Trondheim, with a lot of national and international recognition for both kitchen and service. The restaurant offers dishes based on the best local ingredients from Trøndelag. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, with French cuisine in a central position.Trøndelag has a multitude of local agricultural products, seafood, game, mushrooms and berries of very high quality – many of them world-class. We allow ourselves to be inspired by these wonderful ingredients and prepare the dishes to make the top ingredients even better, while retaining their distinctive character. The menu follows the different seasons throughout the year and the restaurant provides fresh produce at its best, at any time.

     

    Please note that this is an exclusive event only for invited guests (AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff). All invited participants are welcome to bring their spouse or any other accompanying person.

    You should make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create a user account for your spouse or friend!

    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to download detailed information about the Panel Dinner location and transportation. Your payment and registration should be received no later than 11th of September, 2019.

     

    Sincerely yours,

    AVT Executive Office

     

    Thursday, 10. October 2019 - 19:00 until 23:59
  • Mon 14 .
    Oct

     

     

    HFM 44 Panel Business Meeting / Internal Workshop

    LISBON (PRT)

    By invitation of Portugal, the above mentioned meeting will be held in Lisbon, during the period from Monday, 14th October 2019 until Thursday 17th October 2019.

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

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the PBM logistics, accommodation, travelling etc. is visible and ready for download on this website after you’ve been validated by the CSO office. You will find the GIP after validation below the google maps picture named as: GIP 44 PBM-Workshop-EMP-PC

    Here you will also find the booking form from the venue location NOVOTEL. Please use this form for booking your hotel if you want to stay in this hotel.

    On Monday, 14th October, at 17:45hrs our Portuguese Hosts will provide a Host Nation Welcome Reception, at the Museu Oriente. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you choose the right option in the drop down menu during your enrollment. Attention: This event is in combination with the Technical tour. This tour starts at 15.30.

    On Wednesday 16th October at 18:45hrs our Portuguese Host will provide a Non Host Gala dinner for € 50,- per person held at the Forte Säo Juliao dä Barra. Again, make sure that you choose the right option in the drop down menu during your enrollment.

    The draft agenda of the 44 PBM/Internal Workshop you will find in the HFM folder 44 PBM/Internal Workshop LISBON, read ahead package or click here

    Enrollment is closed at 23rd September 2019. We hope to see you all in Lisbon.

    Marie and Erik

    Monday, 14. October 2019 until Thursday, 17. October 2019 08:00 - 15:00
  • Mon 14 .
    Oct

    The 44th IST Panel Business Meeting will be held at the Hotel Radisson Blue Beke in Budapest from 14th to 18th October 2019.

    Monday, 14. October 2019 until Friday, 18. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 15 .
    Oct

    The IST-178 Workshop on Big Data Challenge-Situation Awareness and Decision Support will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 15th to 16th October 2019.

    Tuesday, 15. October 2019 until Wednesday, 16. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 15 .
    Oct

    Theme

    There are many Research Task Groups (RTGs) and Exploratory Teams (ETs) under different NATO Panels and the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) all working on different aspects of defence, military and intelligence challenges, e.g. big data exploration, decision support, mission planning, human factors, medicine, modelling and simulation and visual analytics etc.  The IST-178 Workshop invites members of the different RTGs and ETs together in a workshop that will enable them to explore and benefit from each other's work, and to develop collaborations to complement and enhance their respective efforts, as well as facilitating the sharing of data, tasks and tools.

    Workshop Objectives

    The main objective of this two day Inter-Panel/Inter-Group Workshop is to provide the means for the RTG/ET members to discuss views, challenges, and work on the use of big data to support the military with obtaining situation awareness and informed decision making.

    The aim of the Workshop is to establish a raised awareness of common and different problems, available and foreseen technologies, capabilities and efforts, and also to support the development of collaborations. This may lead to outcomes such as: joint Inter-Panel/Inter-Group collaborations; sharing of data, tools and tasks; and the generation of new research ideas for RTGs and/or ET Technical Activity Proposals (TAPs).

     

    Tuesday, 15. October 2019 until Wednesday, 16. October 2019 10:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 21 .
    Oct

    MSG 44th Business Meeting accessible only for MSG Group and Associated Members.

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

    The Read Ahead package and the Draft Agenda will be sent 30 days prior the meeting. This package will include a link to the MSG Science Connect workspace where the available meeting material will be stored.

     

    Monday, 21. October 2019 until Wednesday, 23. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 24 .
    Oct

    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 organizations face, as well as the fiscal realities.

    The MSG-171 Conference Committee invites papers and presentations that describe how M&S systems need to modernize to be able to represent the complex and contested future operating environment and effects. Papers may cover the full range of expected challenges: cyber, influence/information operations, space, autonomous system, C4ISR & military-civil decision making support, human behaviour, climatic conditions, and simulation architectures. The key objective is to think about the future mission environment and explore or provide examples of how Modelling and Simulation may be exploited to address our national and coalition needs.

    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 2019 NMSG Symposium, a specific topic of current interest for NATO/National priority will be chosen for the next year’s edition of this event.

    Thursday, 24. October 2019 until Friday, 25. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 27 .
    Apr

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 September 2019

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

     

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting (RSM) about “Range design and management for sustainable live fire training ranges”, under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus. The meeting is open to NATO, PfP and MD Nations plus Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO PfP AND MD NATIONS, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND NEW ZEALAND”. The meeting is to be held in Québec City, Canada 27 - 29 of April 2020.

    A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized event spread over three-days with up to 100 participants. The aim is to promote the exchange of state-ofthe-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic and to share this with environmental authorities, range managers, environmental officers and all possible end-users. The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting and inviting the speakers. Observers, who present no paper, can also participate. Specialists’ Meetings result in a STO Meeting Proceedings. The RSM will include between a half-day to a one-day visit to an actual live-fire range in Valcartier to highlight applications of range design.

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    This Specialists’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 45th AVT PBM with the objective to promote military live-fire range sustainability. The scope of the meeting is to exchange information about the various approaches used and results obtained to minimize the environmental impacts and implications associated with the firing of ammunition, with regards to the dispersion of munitions’ residues. The main objective will be to exchange information on solutions developed by each country and develop guidelines for range design and management. Some countries have already initiated the development of solutions that mitigate if not completely remove the negative environmental impacts of the training. Presentations will be given and discussions will take place to evaluate and improve range design and management. Implementing range design as well as better range management practices on current ranges will lead to better solutions, applicable to all countries. The sharing of knowledge, technology and work conducted on the subject saves time and money to each nation by minimizing duplicate work and ensuring higher level of acceptance by environmental authorities and the public. This RSM is of interest to range managers, as well as munitions’ manufacturers, buyers and users, research/testing laboratories and environmental officers from Defence departments and law enforcement organizations. The expertise that will be shared in this meeting will enhance our mutual reliance and strongly support participating nation’s range sustainability. The Technical Team will assemble the results of this RSM together with external information to provide a final summary report detailing the current state-of-theart and providing recommendations for modifications to procedures or new approaches discussed at the RSM.

    Specialists’ Meeting Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of range design and management, as well as supporting research, such as:

    • Small arms ranges
      • Deposition rate studies, toxicity, fate and transport;
      • Exploring new technologies for remediation or entrapment
    • Demolition and Disposal ranges
      • Use of unconfined plastic explosive and related risks; OB/OD (open burn/open detonation) environmental impacts; Exploring new technologies for remediation or entrapment
    • Risk assessment and monitoring
      • Deposition rate studies, toxicity, fate and transport; Exploring new technologies, i.e. new water treatment technologies
    • Heavy weapons ranges
      • Deposition, toxicity, fate and transport; remediation and entrapment
      • Link with the Nordic Initiative on Environmental Protection of Heavy Weapons Ranges
    • Range Management
      • Range records (Reliability, completeness, duds/low-order rounds); Dealing with mixed-use ranges; Noise issues
      • Thresholds levels, management to reduce impact, best management practices / guidance
    • Future challenges
      • Green ammunition
      • Watch list of contaminants of concern emerging EM due to 3D printing, RAM technology & nanotechnology
      • Insensitive munitions
      • Ever-growing size and intensity of weapon systems and live-fire training & evolving training methods.
    • Noise management
      • Noise issues in various types of ranges
      • Noise mitigation measures

    The focus of the specialist meeting will be on best practice while other domains related to live-fire range sustainment will be welcomed.

    Monday, 27. April 2020 until Thursday, 30. April 2020
  • Wed 29 .
    Apr

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 September 2019

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

     

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is organizing a Workshop concerning the “Preparation and Characterization of Energetic Materials”, under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus. The meeting is open to NATO nations plus Australia, Finland and Sweden  is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN ”. The meeting is to be held in Québec City, Canada during the Spring 2020 AVT Panel Business Meeting week, from 29 April to 1 May 2020. This 2 ½ day workshop is slated to cover 18-20 presentations, several of which will be invited. Full meeting proceedings will be published on the CSO website:  www.cso.nato.int.

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    There has been an assessment made by NATO nations on the state of development of energetic materials in the world that concluded that NATO nations should collaborate to accelerate the rate of development of new energetic material solutions. At the same time, there are important advances being made in the world related to energetic materials, namely new more performant molecules being synthesized, the production of propellants and explosives by additive manufacturing, new processing technologies that are faster and produce better quality of products, and emerging concepts promising a step function in performance. It is therefore important that NATO nations discuss all those topics at this point in time. This workshop is the follow-up from an exploratory team AVT-ET-197 on the Preparation and Characterization of Energetic Materials.

    The objective of this workshop is to share important advances in three to four critical topics for energetic materials. It will help establish the state-of-the-art in energetic materials and will allow nations to find commonalities in their work, as well as differences. This information will have to relate to ways to rapidly fill capability gaps within the NATO countries. This information will then be used to focus the topics in the corresponding Research Task Group (RTG). In theory, it should then be possible to apply burden sharing by dividing future work among nations to accelerate the rate of development.

     

    Workshop Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    Modelling and Simulation

    • Computational chemistry
    • Machine learning
    • Mesoscale simulations

    Diagnostics

    • Detonics
    • Initiation
    • Performance measurements

    Processing (molecules and formulations)

    • Emerging processing techniques
    • Additive manufacturing

    Advanced Energetics

    • Synthesis of new molecules
    • New concepts for energetics
    • Structure Property Relationships

    Specific, invited speakers will be sought for advanced topics in Machine learning (ML) for new energetic materials, novel processing technologies for propellant and explosive formulations, environmentally-friendly alternatives which can also provide more capability.

     

    Wednesday, 29. April 2020 until Friday, 01. May 2020
  • Thu 30 .
    Apr

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 July 2019

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

     

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a Research Workshop (RWS) on robotics and laser/plasma – paint interaction in paint removal. The meeting is open to NATO Nations, the Enhanced Opportunity Partners: Australia, Finland and Sweden, the Partnership for Peace nations and the Global Partners. The Research Workshop is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO EOP, PfP and GP. The meeting will be held in Quebec City, Canada during the Spring 2020 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, 30 April – 1 May 2020.

    The two day Research Workshop is planned to have 10-15 contributions that will be invited. It is open to static displays (poster presentation) and technology demonstration as desired. Meeting Proceedings including the presentation slides will be published on the CSO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

     

    General Scope and Research Workshop Objectives

    The intention of the RWS is to share and expand the knowledge of robotics and laser/plasma – paint interaction in paint removal within the NATO community. The military relevance is given by the necessity to provide a common knowledge to the safety-related issues in paint removal with new technologies. The related RWS AVT-302 was able to show the capabilities of the current STO research community and showed the need for a follow-on RWS to discuss the specific issues concerning new paint removal technologies.

    The main objectives are to provide a forum for discussing:

    • The interaction between laser or plasma and the paint and substrate materials.
    • The issues involved in robotization and automation of paint removal processes.

     

    Research Workshop Topics

    Contributions are invited in the areas of:

    • Interaction of laser with paint, including different laser light sources and wavelength, different paint colours, etc.
    • Interaction of atmospheric plasma with paint
    • Interaction of laser with substrate materials (aluminium, steel, composite)
    • Interaction of atmospheric plasma with substrate materials (aluminium, steel, composites)
    • Interaction of thermal heat with metallic surface treatments (anodizing, sealing, cladding, shot peening, cold working, etc.), and risks associated with potential by-products of this interaction
    • Automation of laser and plasma paint stripping (closed loop, sensor technology to be used)
    • Use of robots for laser or plasma paint stripping

     

    Thursday, 30. April 2020 until Friday, 01. May 2020

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