• Mon 20 .
    May

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Partnership for Peace Nations and Brazil and will be held in conjunction with the 43rd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

    Meeting topics will comprise: 

      • 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

    For the detailed Time Schedule and Programme please refer to the Meeting Announcement on the right.

    Our Slovak hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 20 May 2019, at 19:00hrs at the Hotel Grand Jasna for all PBM participants. Also Participants of this Specialists' Meeting are cordially invited to take part.

    However, please note that places are limited to 250 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 250.

    As there are no restaurants in the proximity of the meeting venue a lunch buffet will be organised at 12:30 hrs every day. The lunch will be at your own expense, can be paid only in cash and will cost 7,50 Euros including a soft drink. The weekly menu will not contain any pork. Also vegetarian alternatives will be available. Please indicate in the following online form on which days you would like to pre-register for the lunch buffet. The organisers need to know the number of guests in advance for every day in order to be able to prepare adequate amounts of food.

    The General Information Package (GIP) for all Liptovsky Mikulas events is visible and available for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

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

    Monday, 20. May 2019 until Wednesday, 22. May 2019 09:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 23 .
    May

     

    Urbanization is a key trend relevant to the future of conflict and NATO operations. Research shows that the majority of the future population will be living in complex mega-cities. Potential adversaries will be  among the civilian masses.

    The Aim and Intent of this workshop is to leverage the new Capstone Concept to explain the complexities associated with modern cities, convey the military importance of urban operations and develop an appreciation for the new capabilities and technologies needed to help NATO win in an urban environment.

    This online virtual workshop will consist of 2 half day sessions on 23-24 May 2019 (08:00 - 12:00 EST, 14:00 - 18:00 CET) through the NATO Innovation Hub. The meeting will be conducted via GoToMeeting and additional details will be sent out to participants one week before the meeting.  Participation is limited to 40 persons, so please indicate your expertise and what you hope to gain from this workshop during the online registration.

    You will first be put on a waiting list and afterwards selected participants will receive a confirmation.

    Registration closes on 19 May 2019.

    Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 14:00 until 18:00
  • Thu 23 .
    May

     

    We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner and AVT Awards ceremony on Thursday evening during the PBM Week.

    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 persons, of course.

     

    Date and Time: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 19:00hrs

    Price: 50,00 EUR (4-course-menu incl. water, white and red wine)

    Dress code: Cocktail Attire (Tie and jacket for men, dress or sleek trousers for women)

    Registration Deadline: 1st May 2019

     

    Choice of menus: 

    Menu 1 (“Veal”)

    Starter: A fillet of smoked trout served on cranberry horseradish dip

    Soup: Strong beef broth with homemade “cep” ravioli and turned carrots

    Main course: Veal cutlet served on honey-glazed carrots with potato lavender purée and Porto demi-glace

    Dessert: Freshly caramelized Crème Brûlée with glazed forest fruits

     

    Menu 2 (“Salmon”)

    Starter: Star anise marinated beetroot with Balkan cheese, salad and pine nuts

    Soup: Hokkaido pumpkin cream soup with cinnamon croutons and almond mousse

    Main course: Grilled salmon fillet with lettuce salad and honey-lemon dressing

    Dessert: Homemade tiramisu

     

    Menu 3 (“Vegan”)

    Starter: Lettuce salad with chickpea and black lentils

    Soup: Young peas cream (without cream and milk)

    Main Course: Dry tomato Risotto with bean ragout

    Dessert: Raspberry nuts cake

     

    Please make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create an own user account e.g. for your wife - and do not forget to choose your preferred menu in the online registration form.

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

    Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 19:00 until 22:00
  • Tue 4 .
    Jun

    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 first host location Oberammergau. This Technical Course will also be held at the following three other locations:

    27 – 29 August 2019 - NATO Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, NOR 10 – 12 September 2019 - German Aerospace Center (DLR), Washington D.C., USA 17 – 19 September 2019 - Lancaster University Center Lancaster, CA, USA

    04 - 06 June 2019 - NATO School Oberammergau, Oberammergau, DEU

    27 – 29 August 2019 - NATO Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, NOR

    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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  • Mon 10 .
    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.

     

    Topics to be covered:

    . Cyber Security Science

    . Identification and elements of Cyber Science that address the volume, velocity, variety and temporal nature of the (big) data

    . Steps and processes that define Cyber Security as a science

    . A documented articulation on scope and directions of Cyber Science

    . Should Cyber Security Science be considered a System of (complex) Systems?

    . Cyber Security (systems) Engineering

    . Cyber Security Architecture

    . Training specifically for cyber security incident response centre operations.

    . Near and long-term academic curricula and certification schemes on cyber security (systems) engineering.

     

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

    Monday, 10. June 2019 until Tuesday, 11. June 2019 08:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 24 .
    Jun

    Theme

    Value, Reliability and Accessibility of Cryogenic, High-Reynolds Number Testing for Prediction of Aircraft Aerodynamic Performance, Stability and Loads.

     Topics to be covered:

    • Value, History and Role of Cryogenics in Aerodynamic Testing
    • Civil and Military Needs for High Reynolds Number Testing
    • Test Planning Basics and Considerations
    • Advanced Test Techniques
    • Facility Computation Simulation Efforts
    • Emerging Test Techniques

    Important information:

    1. Registration Fee is solely requested to cover the associated costs of the following elements included in the Technical Course: light breakfast items, refreshments, mid-morning and afternoon snack breaks, lunches, an evening social and transportation to the social.

    Following registration, the National Institute of Aerospace, will issue individual invoices.

    2. When registering, participants will have to select between:

    Option 1: “Executive – Day 1 (only)” at $200, and Option 2: “Practitioner – Day 1, 2 and 3” at $400.

    3. Payment instructions are provided in the General Information Package (GIP).

    Deadlines: 

    24 May 2019 – Online Enrolment/Registration for non US citizens.

    7 June 2019 - Online Enrolment/Registration for US Citizens only.

    Monday, 24. June 2019 until Wednesday, 26. June 2019 09:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 25 .
    Jun

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

    Deadline for registration: 25 April 2019

    Tuesday, 25. June 2019 until Thursday, 27. June 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • 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 08:00 - 17:30
  • 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 08:00 - 17:30
  • 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 08:30 - 17:00
  • 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 08:00 - 17:30
  • 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 - 09:00 until 16:00
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

     

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    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 on gaming methods (war game training and a cyber serious game session).

    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.

    The Programme Committee welcomes papers that address the conference theme from different perspectives. Papers describing emerging techniques and approaches as well as case studies of analysis undertaken are equally welcome. 

    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.

    Please submit a short abstract to Science and Technology Organization (STO), attn Mr Jeroen Groenevelt - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +33 1 5561 22 77, with copy to HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT), attn.: LTC Vaughn Delong - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +1 757-747-3276 not later than 01 June 2019. To have the widest distribution possible, presented material should preferably be releasable to the public, but not exceed classification NATO UNCLASSIFIED.

    Registration for this event will open in July 2019

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    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 16:00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 08:00 - 18:00
  • 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 future mission environment and explore or provide examples of how Modelling and Simulation may be exploited to address our national land coalition needs.

    Please send your abstract to the MSCO Assistant:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    no later than 30 APRIL 2019.

    For more details, please download the Call for Papers.

    Thursday, 24. October 2019 until Friday, 25. October 2019
  • Mon 27 .
    Apr

     

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 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 Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting (RSM) on Multi-disciplinary design approaches and performance assessment of future combat aircraft. The meeting is open to NATO Nations and two Enhanced Opportunity Partners: Australia and Sweden. The Specialists’ Meeting is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA and SWEDEN. The meeting will be held in Quebec City, Canada during the Spring 2020 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, 27 – 29 April 2020.

    The three day Specialists’ Meeting is planned to have approximately 24 papers, several of which will be invited. In addition, the Specialists’ Meeting is open for poster presentations given during the Panel Business Meeting Week in parallel to the oral paper presentations. It is as well open to static displays as desired. Full Meeting Proceedings will be published on the CSO website: www.cso.nato.int.

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

     The intention of the RSM is to share and expand the knowledge of design and performance prediction capabilities of future agile combat fighter aircraft within the NATO community. The military relevance is given by the necessity to provide a common knowledge to design and assessment of the performance of current and future air vehicles. The related RTG AVT-251 was able to consolidate a certain group of NATO nations and was able to show the capabilities of the current STO research community. To be able to convey this knowledge base into the outside community such as procurement agencies and industry, a common Specialists’ Meeting is a valid format. Furthermore, the STO community needs feedback from outside to address technological gaps for future activities. The main objectives are:

    • Provide a spectrum of design aspects and overall design experiences for future combat NATO military aircraft and provide vital links between disciplines.
    • Demonstrate the performance of existing design methods with respect to applicability and reliability.
    • Identify future and progressive aircraft design requirements and identify the necessary method developments to solve aerodynamic, S&C, structural etc. characteristics challenges.
    • Discuss design strategies using advanced design tools like multi-fidelity methods or reduced order modelling (ROM).


    Specialists’ Meeting Topics

    Papers and posters are invited in the areas of:

    • Conceptual and preliminary design of future combat military aircraft
    • Aerodynamic design, CFD and Multi-Fidelity methods
    • Control device and control concept design
    • Propulsion integration
    • Structure design and aeroelastic assessment
    • Signature aspects and design concepts
    • Flight mechanics analyses and control systems

    Emphasis will be placed on several mandatory aspects like:

    • Demonstration on application
    • Military impact and exploitation
    • Multi-Disciplinary aspect

     

     

    Monday, 27. April 2020 until Wednesday, 29. April 2020
  • 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 Wednesday, 29. April 2020

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