Events

MSG-175 16th Workshop on Commercial Technologies and Games for Use in NATO and Nations

The Workshop will focus on :

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

Preliminary Structure of Workshop:  09h00-16h00

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

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

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

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

 

 

Thursday, 26. September 2019 - 11:00 until 18:00

NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference 2019


 

HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT) and NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) cordially invites you to participate in 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.

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.

The conference will run for three full days starting at 0830 on Monday 07 October 2019 and ending on Wednesday afternoon 09 October 2019 at 16:00, with the third day being dedicated to training in gaming methods. The programme will have dedicated streams on Strategic Decision Making, Wargaming, Data Driven Analysis, Methodology, and Operations.

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

Please indicate during the online registration if you want to participate in one of more of the following training sessions (limited seating):

  • A Multi-Domain Wargame - participate in a hybrid between conventional wargame, matrix gaming (argument games), and serious games.
  • Wargaming Best Practices course - examine the use of wargames and other serious game techniques for operations analysis and capacity-building
  • Introduction to Elicit  - Experimental Laboratory for the Investigation of Collaboration Information–sharing and Trust
  • ESRI Training - ArcGIS solutions for a Changing Global Security Environment

Participants are kindly requested to (create an account and) register no later than 27 September 2019 at 17:00 (CET). 

The General Information Package contains all information needed to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. For security reasons this document is only visible at this STO Events meeting announcement when your registration is validated and when you are logged in. 

Please note that the negotiated hotel rates will expire 30 August 2019.

 

 

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 07:30 - 16:00

SCI-44th Panel Business Meeting (PBM)

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

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

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 13:00

44th SET Panel Business Meeting

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

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

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

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

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week

 

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
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