• Mon 28 .
    May

    The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

    Once you book you will receive an automatic email informing you that your registration is pending. As soon as your booking is validated you will receive another automatic email with confirmation of your enrolment. 

    At this point you will be able to retrieve the General Information Package (GIP) under the map picture in the Events Management section dedicated to the SCI-277 LS you registered for.

    Monday, 28. May 2018 until Tuesday, 29. May 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 30 .
    May

    The NATO Science and Technology Board (STB) highlights the requirement for decision making by exploiting Big Data and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) means in NATO. This Specialists’ Meeting will provide attendees a forum to discuss state-of-the-art technologies, developments, concepts and operational requirements with regard to emerging technologies. The combination of specialists from various technical and non-technical domains in NATO allows a universal and unbiased discussion.

    In order to avoid an abstract scientific discussion, the national STB representatives will engage operational experts to participate and work with the scientists towards a common road map for future research activities in NATO that meet operational needs.

    Within the OODA loop the first step 'Observe' is about harvesting data. Intelligent integration of heterogeneous devices, architectures of acquisition systems and sensors, decentralized management of data, and autonomous collection platforms and sensors give a huge field for improvement with Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence technologies for acquiring and processing Big Data. The next step 'Orient' is about reasoning.  Analysis of social media, information fusion, anomaly detection, and behavior modeling are domains with huge potential for Machine Learning algorithms. The same is applicable for the 'Decide' step where predictive analytics, augmented and virtual reality and many more technologies support the operational decision-making process. A complex battlefield and high speed operations require independently acting devices to 'Act' with a certain degree of Autonomy. In all steps, the application of AI technologies for automated analysis, early warnings, guaranteeing trust in the Internet of Things (IoT), and distinguishing relevant from Fake Data is mandatory.

    Below is a (not exhaustive) list of relevant topics to be tackled during the event. The names of the Panels given in brackets are not exclusive and are just a snapshot for current activities.

    Information Analysis: Social Media Analysis (HFM, SAS); Hard and Soft Information Fusion (IST, SET); Visual Analytics (IST); On Sensor Data Processing (SET); Signal Mass Data Processing; ....

    Architectures: Data Collection Architectures (SCI); AI-services in the Cloud (NMSG, IST); Reference Architecture for Human Behavior Modeling (NMSG, HFM); Internet of Things (IST, SCI); Semantic Interoperability (IST)

    Training and Visualization: Augmented Reality (NMSG, HFM); Decision Training (HFM, NMSG, SAS); Leader Development (HFM); Serious Gaming (HFM, NMSG)

    Information Warfare: Exploitation of Cyberspace for Intelligence (IST); Threat Indication (IST, SCI); Trust in Algorithms Processing Large Data Sets (NMSG); .....

    Decision Support: Predictive Analysis (IST); Cognitive Science (HFM, IST); Multi-Sensor Data and Information Fusion (SET, IST); Human-Machine and Machine-Machine Interaction (HFM, IST, SCI); Moral Decisions (HFM); Advanced Statistical Methodology: non-parametric and Multivariate (SAS); ...

     

    Wednesday, 30. May 2018 until Friday, 01. June 2018 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 11 .
    Jun

    The SCI-308 Specialists' Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED and is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Singapore.

    Monday, 11. June 2018 until Wednesday, 13. June 2018 08:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 12 .
    Jun

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

    Please e-mail your hotel booking to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 25th, 2018 (see General Information Package attached underneath the map on this site). Reservations received after 25.05.18 are subject to availability

    Tuesday, 12. June 2018 until Wednesday, 13. June 2018 08:30 - 16:30
  • Mon 18 .
    Jun

     

    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 detailed information please download the Meeting Announcement on the right.

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

    Monday, 18. June 2018 until Thursday, 20. June 2019 08:30 - 14:00
  • Tue 19 .
    Jun

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, 19. June 2018 until Wednesday, 20. June 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 19 .
    Jun

    The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

    Once you book you will receive an automatic email informing you that your registration is pending. As soon as your booking is validated you will receive another automatic email with confirmation of your enrolment. 

    At this point you will be able to retrieve the General Information Package (GIP) under the map picture in the Events Management section dedicated to the SCI-277 LS you registered for.

    Tuesday, 19. June 2018 until Wednesday, 20. June 2018 08:30 - 17:45
  • Thu 21 .
    Jun

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

    See link to Programme and General Information Package underneath the map on this page.

    Thursday, 21. June 2018 until Friday, 22. June 2018 08:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 4 .
    Jul

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

    Wednesday, 04. July 2018 until Thursday, 05. July 2018 08:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 5 .
    Jul

    Theme

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

     

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

     

    Topics to be covered

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, 05. July 2018 - 08:30 until 17:00
  • Mon 24 .
    Sep

     

    Theme and Topics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Theme and Topics

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

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

    The following objectives are to be addressed:

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

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

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

     

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

    Sunday, 30. September 2018 until Friday, 05. October 2018 17:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11 .
    Oct

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

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

    Further information about specific topics can be found in the Call for Papers which can be downloaded.

    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 13 April 2018

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    Theme

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

     

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

     

    Topics to be covered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, 16. October 2018 until Wednesday, 17. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 13 .
    Nov

     

    This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-141 Symposium on Deterrence and Assurance Within An Alliance Framework. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, Australia, Finland and Sweden and will take place 13-14 November in London, GBR.

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

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

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

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

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format to the Programme Committee Chair, Mr. David Rudd, no later than 31 July 2018 and no later than 30 June 2018 for US Authors and U.S. affiliated. For more specific instructions please see attached Call for Papers.

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

    Tuesday, 13. November 2018 until Wednesday, 14. November 2018 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 5 .
    Feb

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

     

    MILITARY RELEVANCE

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

     

    SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVE(S) AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

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

     

    SCIENTIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED

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

     

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

    See Call for Papers underneath the map on this side

     

     

    Monday, 08. April 2019 until Wednesday, 10. April 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 16 .
    Apr

    NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE, NZL

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    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.

    With the increasing demand to lower the operational expenses of new military assets, structural bonded joints are being introduced in the manufacturing process of transport helicopters and fighter aircraft, land vehicles, ships, unmanned vehicles, engines, military satellites, and vehicle and personal protective armour systems in order to decrease the part count and overall weight, thereby reducing manufacturing and operational costs. In addition, as existing fleets remain in service for longer periods of time due to acquisition delays and the potential lack, or high costs, of replacement parts, bonded repairs of critical structures are being considered to restore their structure integrity while those of secondary structures are established.

    For over 10 years there has been a significant amount of research into bonded joints, including the development of manufacturing techniques, failure criteria, non-destructive inspection techniques, and smart bonds. It appears that bonded repairs on critical structures have been applied in the past by various NATO countries on an as-needed basis to resolve urgent issues to maintain the structural integrity of damage components. However, widespread application of bonded repairs on critical structures will require acceptance and certification according to international regulations.

    The detailed programme of this Specialists' Meeting will be published shortly.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

    Participants to AVT-266 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

    Detailed information on the event logistics, accomodation possibilities etc. can be found in the General Information Package (GIP) which is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for already registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

     

     

    Tuesday, 16. April 2019 until Thursday, 18. April 2019 14:00 - 12:30
  • Tue 16 .
    Apr

    NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    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 detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-284 Meeting Announcement at the right.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Research Workshop will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

    Participants to AVT-284 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

    Detailed information on the event logistics, accomodation possibilities etc. can be found in the General Information Package (GIP) which is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for already registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

     

     

    Tuesday, 16. April 2019 until Thursday, 18. April 2019 14:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 19 .
    Apr

    NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

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

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

    AVT-267 will investigate the effect of new manufacturing technologies on military logistics and operations, where the availability of spare parts needs to be guaranteed for a long time beyond the availability of manufacturing technologies and tooling. The challenges and potentials of the different manufacturing technologies will be identified and the opportunities for NATO countries to reduce lead time for spare parts and reduce costs.

    For detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-267 Meeting Announcement at the right.

     

    Venue and Social Events

    This Research Workshop will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

    Participants to AVT-267 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

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

     

     

    Friday, 19. April 2019 until Saturday, 20. April 2019 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 20 .
    May

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

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

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

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


    Meeting Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

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

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

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

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 October 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

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

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

    General Scope and Symposium Objectives

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

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

    Symposium Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

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

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

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

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 November 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

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

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

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

    Research Symposium Topics

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

     Papers are invited in the eight areas of:

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

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

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

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