HFM-284 on “Moral Decisions and Military Mental Health”

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.

Tuesday, 28. November 2017 till Wednesday, 29. November 2017 08:30 - 17:30

NATO STO Technology Trends Workshop #1

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This workshop aims to bring together a variety of national experts from different nations and different science and technology disciplines to share their views on future technology trends and their impact on military operations and capabilities.

Specifically with respect to the STO Technology Trends Report production, the objective is to generate a set of militarily relevant technology trend areas with associated narratives that are properly informed by a diverse group of experts and that describe the predicted developments in each trend area, potential militarily relevant applications in each area and potential impact on military operations and capability development in the short ((

The output from this workshop will form the basis for Workshop #2, where more a detailed assessment of the impact and probability of various applications in the trend areas will be conducted. The output from this workshop will also be made available to nations who may wish to make use of it in support of their own technology trends efforts.

The workshop will run for two full days and be organized at the NATO STO/CSO facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

A list of pre-reading will be sent out one month prior to the workshop.

Participation is open to national experts, preferably early-career, who are:

  • Knowledgeable in an area of exciting, ground-breaking science and technology (S&T), technology trends or technology foresight;

  • Able to imagine future applications of technology that could disrupt future warfare. For example by changing the propensity of state actors to go to war, the way warfighters behave during conflict, the way military forces are structured, or the costs associated with capability development and military operations;

  • Aware of predictions regarding potential developments in technology in the short

  • Able to explain themselves to non-experts;

  • Interested to learn about trends in other areas;

  • Thrilled when they get a chance to start a sentence with “in the future…”


The total number of places is limited to 50. An initial allocation of up to two places per nation will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Unfilled places from this allocation will be allocated to participants whose background and expertise adds to the diversity of the group. All participants will receive firm confirmation of their place on or before 27 January 2018.


Tuesday, 27. February 2018 till Wednesday, 28. February 2018 09:00 - 17:00

Call for Papers: Ramstein Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO STO Technical Course 2018


Aerospace Medicine - A Century Of Challenging Boundaries

Aircrew performance is a critical determinant of mission effectiveness. Modern technology has led to current air operations becoming increasingly challenging, which require aircrew to be physically, medically and psychologically fit. The development of dynamic fifth generation multi-role aircraft employs a single seat cockpit, which increase the pilot’s psycho-physical workload compared with previous generation aircraft. Costs of training Aircrew are rising, making each individual a significant financial investment, which gives an incentive to maintain Aircrew in flying status for longer, and therefore more likely to suffer from age related or natural disease. In this regard, Aerospace Medicine is becoming more personalized flight medicine focusing on the individual’s capabilities and condition, which define the medical care required. In addition, adequate perception and situational awareness are keys to the effectiveness of the human component of airborne military forces in the man/machine interface. In a network enabled air scenario (ISTAR) aircrew have to cope with multiple psycho-physical stresses. In this context, aircrew now include ground-based operators of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems, and individuals working in cyberspace.

The objective of this Course is to provide state of the art knowledge and practices, share national practices and evaluate new and emerging technologies on the subject of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance in its broadest context to NATO Flight Surgeons, by a group of expert lecturers from NATO nations. The course will cover the current and future challenges in Aerospace Medicine at home (selection, training, retention, career fields, aging) and in deployed area (exposure, threat, non-linear warfare) in more demanding and hostile missions, with exponentially growing technology, in a more volatile world.

Monday, 19. March 2018 till Friday, 23. March 2018 08:00 - 17:30

SET-SCI-254 (RSM) Specialists'' Meeting on Counter Passive Radar

This is a Call for Abstract/Papers for the SET-SCI-254 Specialists Meeting on "Passive Radar"

OPENING of The Enrollment: 18 December 2017

Topics to be covered:

The objective of the meeting is to identify possible approaches to “Countering the Passive Threat”. It will be entirely focused on countering PCL and PET in both air and maritime domains - but with the aim of exploring as wide a range as possible of potential solutions - and not focused entirely on conventional “jamming” approaches.

Although RF countermeasures will clearly form a large part of the topics considered, other areas which might be addressed include – but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Protective Measures
  • Estimating possible radar locations
  • Mission planning
  • Emission control or modification
  • Cyber approaches
  • Modelling tools
  • Destruction of broadcast transmitters

The meeting will of course also consider the threat environment, but only in as much as is necessary to put the other topics in context.


  • US Abstract submission : 24 November 2017
  • All Abstracts submission: 08 December 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 15 December 2017
  • US Paper/Form13 submission: 12 February 2018
  • Final paper and Form 13 submission:08 March 2018

All additional information concerning the abstracts and paperc submission are to find on the right side ( pdf file to download)

Monday, 19. March 2018 till Tuesday, 20. March 2018 08:00 - 17:30

Call for Papers for SCI-300 Symposium on Cyber Physical Security of Defense Systems

The primary objectives of this symposium are to:

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

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

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 1 November 2017

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

Tuesday, 08. May 2018 till Wednesday, 09. May 2018 08:00 - 17:30

IST-160 RSM on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Military Decision Making

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 till Friday, 01. June 2018 08:00 - 18:00

AVT-306 Specialists' Meeting on Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications


AVT-306 Specialists’ Meeting Topics

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

Papers are invited in the areas of:

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


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

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





Monday, 10. December 2018 till Wednesday, 12. December 2018

AVT-303 Research Workshop on Corrosion Management


AVT-303 Research Workshop Topics

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is organizing under its Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials Focus a Workshop on the subject of “Corrosion Management”. The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus Australia, Sweden and Finland. The Meeting is to be held in Athens, Greece, in December 2018. The exact date is still tdb.As soon as the final date has been confirmed, this website will be updated

A Workshop is a medium sized two-day event with a selected audience that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among experts and specialists and discussion on the applied topic.

Papers are invited in the areas of:

  • Corrosion assessment and reporting (non-destructive inspection, destructive inspection, diagnostic tools)
  • Corrosion monitoring (corrosion/environmental sensor, coating/protection degradation, coating breakdown/failure)
  • Prognostic tools for corrosion (corrosion growth rate modelling, remaining life prediction, structural integrity assessment, probabilistic projection, evaluation and validation of tools)
  • Corrosion repair (cold spray, additive manufacturing)
  • Corrosion prevention and control (coatings, corrosion prevention compounds/CPC, environment-friendly technologies)
  • Case studies (real examples of corrosion mechanisms or failures, repairs, and management)
  • Corrosion management policy (from “Find-it, Fix-it” to “Predict and Manage”, corrosion prevention and control program (CPCP) across fleet, and for individual fleet/platform)


The focus of the workshop will be on tri-service experience and applications, but contributions regarding specific applications or services are also welcome.

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, 10. December 2018 till Wednesday, 12. December 2018

AVT-305 Specialists' Meeting on Sensing Systems for Integrated Vehicle Health Management for Military Vehicles


AVT-305 Specialists’ Meeting Topics

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

Papers are invited in the areas of:

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

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

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





Wednesday, 12. December 2018 till Friday, 14. December 2018


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