Events

SET- 235 RLS - Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Naples, (ITA)

Objectives

 The objective of this Lecture Series is to present the cutting edge of SAR/MTI systems for airborne and space-based surveillance and reconnaissance applications and sophisticated modern data fusion and tracking techniques for these systems and thereby increases the awareness of their value to the NATO scientific and engineering communities. Lectures are given by leading experts in this area and discuss their pros & cons. These discourses will based on advanced applications in various fields relevant to NATO’s mission, such as covert surveillance by airborne and space-based SAR/MTI systems, or security assistance systems for NATO DAT and their fusion products for producing better situation pictures in NATO’s ISTAR systems, for instance. Moreover, the LS will review current developments in this area.

 

Topics to be covered:

 

The Lecture Series Team will present all relevant aspects of radar/SAR systems for airborne and space based surveillance and reconnaissance.

 

Lecture topics includes:

  •  
  •  Sophisticated active and passive radar sensors
  •  Multistatic and MIMO radar systems
  •  High resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  •  Multichannel SAR/MTI
  •  Multipass / multiview SAR and Interferometric SAR
  •  Tomography SAR
  •  Sensor data fusion
  •  Tracking and sensor management
  •  Context-assisted tracking and sensor data fusion
  •  Space-based moving target tracking

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 

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Monday, 04. September 2017 till Tuesday, 05. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

MSG-141 C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI)

Theme

Command and Control (C2) to simulation interoperability provides the ability to produce environments that aid decision support in operations, assess military capabilities and enable high readiness of forces. A Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) is an unambiguous language used to command and control forces and systems in the conduct of combined military activities. The Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) is used to initialize simulation systems.  The Lecture Series will address the combined use of C-BML and MSDL to initialize and execute military scenarios within multinational distributed C2-simulation environments to support courses of action analysis, concept development and experimentation, and operational training.

Topics to be covered

The first half day, will be for all including military commanders and industry leaders, giving overviews of:

  • ·        Key application areas for C2SIM Interoperability;
  • ·        C-BML and MSDL capabilities with use cases;
  • ·        Operational relevance and utility of C-BML and MSDL;
  • ·        Benefits of C-BML and MSDL to military and industry;
  • ·        Discussion session for users

The remainder of the time will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on C-BML, MSDL and their use. Topics will include:

  • ·        C-BML and MSDL standardisation;
  • ·        Implementation, experimentation and use cases;
  • ·        C-BML DSEEP overlay for HLA-Evolved;
  • ·        C-BML Federated Object Module (FOM);
  • ·        Discussion session on technical aspects.

To obtain the Educational Notes (Papers) for the Lecture Series, click on the link below:

https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/Forms/Educational%20Notes%20Document%20Set/docsethomepage.aspx?ID=3572&FolderCTID=0x0120D5200078F9E87043356C409A0D30823AFA16F60300099FA443AE6E08499A57A0FBE0134F20&List=44a8f49d-e481-458a-91b4-212a9605bd9e&RootFolder=https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/STO-EN-MSG-141

Monday, 04. September 2017 till Tuesday, 05. September 2017 08:30 - 16:30

IST-158/RSM-010 Content Based Real-Time Analytics of Multi-Media Streams

Content-based information multi-media retrieval and analytics, (Content-based Real-Time Analytics of Multi-media Streams (CBMA)) is a means to allow military experts to exploit data from multiple sources in a rapid fashion for sense making, decision support and knowledge generation. Elements of CBMA include contextual understanding of complex events through computational/human processing techniques, event prediction through the automated extraction of spatio-temporal features, hidden clusters, network structures and resource flows, and the use of machine learning and processing for automated translation, parsing, information extraction, & summarization of unstructured and semi-structured data from multiple streams. These types of complex analyses cannot be done in isolation. NATO and coalition military leaders, commanders, and intelligence analysts need interoperable tools that cross-cue knowledge obtained from one method to generate taskings in another. This requires a focus on building the cross-cued solution from advances in multi-media data analytics (e.g. text/image/audio). Results will significantly improve NATO abilities to generate knowledge from extremely large stores of text, imagery, and video caches to speed situational awareness and decision making.

The Specialists' Meeting Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Capture and indexing of motion imagery
  • Architectural design concepts
  • Human evaluations of exploitation results
  • Imagery exploitation
  • Deep learning for semantic video analysis
  • Index generation for content retrieval
  • Text Analytics to exploit video indexing
  • Integrated text and video analytics
  • Others
Wednesday, 06. September 2017 till Friday, 08. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

SET- 243 RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Dayton,OH,(USA)

 

The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

Topics:

 

  • Passive radar fundamentals.

  • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.

  • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.

  • Signal processing and clutter cancelation

  • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking

  • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging

  • User requirements, applications

  • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

 

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

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Wednesday, 06. September 2017 till Thursday, 07. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

MSG-141 C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI)

Theme

Command and Control (C2) to simulation interoperability provides the ability to produce environments that aid decision support in operations, assess military capabilities and enable high readiness of forces. A Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) is an unambiguous language used to command and control forces and systems in the conduct of combined military activities. The Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) is used to initialize simulation systems.  The Lecture Series will address the combined use of C-BML and MSDL to initialize and execute military scenarios within multinational distributed C2-simulation environments to support courses of action analysis, concept development and experimentation, and operational training.

Topics to be covered

The first half day, will be for all including military commanders and industry leaders, giving overviews of:

  • ·        Key application areas for C2SIM Interoperability;
  • ·        C-BML and MSDL capabilities with use cases;
  • ·        Operational relevance and utility of C-BML and MSDL;
  • ·        Benefits of C-BML and MSDL to military and industry;
  • ·        Discussion session for users

The remainder of the time will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on C-BML, MSDL and their use. Topics will include:

  • ·        C-BML and MSDL standardisation;
  • ·        Implementation, experimentation and use cases;
  • ·        C-BML DSEEP overlay for HLA-Evolved;
  • ·        C-BML Federated Object Module (FOM);
  • ·        Discussion session on technical aspects.

              

To download the Educational Notes (Papers) for this Lecture Series, click on the link below:    

https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/Forms/Educational%20Notes%20Document%20Set/docsethomepage.aspx?ID=3572&FolderCTID=0x0120D5200078F9E87043356C409A0D30823AFA16F60300099FA443AE6E08499A57A0FBE0134F20&List=44a8f49d-e481-458a-91b4-212a9605bd9e&RootFolder=https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/STO-EN-MSG-141

Thursday, 07. September 2017 till Friday, 08. September 2017 08:30 - 16:30

SET- 235 RLS - Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Adelaide, (AUS)

Objectives

 The objective of this Lecture Series is to present the cutting edge of SAR/MTI systems for airborne and space-based surveillance and reconnaissance applications and sophisticated modern data fusion and tracking techniques for these systems and thereby increases the awareness of their value to the NATO scientific and engineering communities. Lectures are given by leading experts in this area and discuss their pros & cons. These discourses will based on advanced applications in various fields relevant to NATO’s mission, such as covert surveillance by airborne and space-based SAR/MTI systems, or security assistance systems for NATO DAT and their fusion products for producing better situation pictures in NATO’s ISTAR systems, for instance. Moreover, the LS will review current developments in this area.

 

Topics to be covered:

 

The Lecture Series Team will present all relevant aspects of radar/SAR systems for airborne and space based surveillance and reconnaissance.

 

Lecture topics includes:

  •  
  •  Sophisticated active and passive radar sensors
  •  Multistatic and MIMO radar systems
  •  High resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  •  Multichannel SAR/MTI
  •  Multipass / multiview SAR and Interferometric SAR
  •  Tomography SAR
  •  Sensor data fusion
  •  Tracking and sensor management
  •  Context-assisted tracking and sensor data fusion
  •  Space-based moving target tracking

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 

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Monday, 18. September 2017 till Tuesday, 19. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

SET-216 Lecture Series - Cognition and Radar Sensing in Ottawa-CAN

The objective of this Lecture Series is to present the latest developments in cognitive radar sensing and thereby increase the awareness of the value of these concepts to the NATO scientific and engineering communities. Lectures will be given by leading experts in the area who will present the underpinning ideas and explore their relative merits. The Lecture Series will review current and emerging developments in cognitive radar sensing. Discourses will be based around fundamental concepts and advanced applications using a wide variety of examples relevant to NATO’s mission.

 

Topics to be covered

 

  • The Case for Cognition and Radar Sensing             

  • Cognitive Waveform Selection

  • Transmit Adaptivity for Cognitive Radar

  • Anticipation in Cognitive Radar using Stochastic Control

  • Bayesian Representations and Information Metrics for Cognitive Radar

  • Cognitive Radar Signal Processing

  • Cognitive Radar Networks and Integrated Radar Modes

  • Cognitive Tracking and Resource Management

  • Attention in Cognitive Radar using Effective Resources Management

  • Echoic Flow for Cognitive Guidance and Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

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Monday, 18. September 2017 till Tuesday, 19. September 2017 09:00 - 17:30

SET-216 Lecture Series - Cognition and Radar Sensing in Adelphi-USA

 NOTE: once your registration is validated , you will be contacted by the Local Coordinator  in order to obtain additional personal information  ( passport number etc.)

The objective of this Lecture Series is to present the latest developments in cognitive radar sensing and thereby increase the awareness of the value of these concepts to the NATO scientific and engineering communities. Lectures will be given by leading experts in the area who will present the underpinning ideas and explore their relative merits. The Lecture Series will review current and emerging developments in cognitive radar sensing. Discourses will be based around fundamental concepts and advanced applications using a wide variety of examples relevant to NATO’s mission.

 

Topics to be covered

 

  • The Case for Cognition and Radar Sensing 
  • Cognitive Waveform Selection
  • Transmit Adaptivity for Cognitive Radar
  • Anticipation in Cognitive Radar using Stochastic Control
  • Bayesian Representations and Information Metrics for Cognitive Radar
  • Cognitive Radar Signal Processing
  • Cognitive Radar Networks and Integrated Radar Modes
  • Cognitive Tracking and Resource Management
  • Attention in Cognitive Radar using Effective Resources Management
  • Echoic Flow for Cognitive Guidance and Control

 

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

 +33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 NOTE: once your registration is validated , you will be contacted by the Local Coordinator  in order to obtain additional personal information  ( passport number etc.)

Thursday, 21. September 2017 till Friday, 22. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

SET- 235 RLS - Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Brisbane, (AUS)

Objectives

 The objective of this Lecture Series is to present the cutting edge of SAR/MTI systems for airborne and space-based surveillance and reconnaissance applications and sophisticated modern data fusion and tracking techniques for these systems and thereby increases the awareness of their value to the NATO scientific and engineering communities. Lectures are given by leading experts in this area and discuss their pros & cons. These discourses will based on advanced applications in various fields relevant to NATO’s mission, such as covert surveillance by airborne and space-based SAR/MTI systems, or security assistance systems for NATO DAT and their fusion products for producing better situation pictures in NATO’s ISTAR systems, for instance. Moreover, the LS will review current developments in this area.

 

Topics to be covered:

 

The Lecture Series Team will present all relevant aspects of radar/SAR systems for airborne and space based surveillance and reconnaissance.

 

Lecture topics includes:

  •  
  •  Sophisticated active and passive radar sensors
  •  Multistatic and MIMO radar systems
  •  High resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  •  Multichannel SAR/MTI
  •  Multipass / multiview SAR and Interferometric SAR
  •  Tomography SAR
  •  Sensor data fusion
  •  Tracking and sensor management
  •  Context-assisted tracking and sensor data fusion
  •  Space-based moving target tracking

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 

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Thursday, 21. September 2017 till Friday, 22. September 2017 08:00 - 17:30

MSG-153 15th Workshop on Commercial Technologies and Games for Use in NATO and Nations


As with previous NMSG workshops on this topic, this workshop is being planned to share national experiences, explore commercial and games technologies, understand best practices, and to identify barriers to further exploitation and ways these might be overcome. This workshop will also contribute to articulate a technology road map for the possible future NMSG task group activities on commercial technologies and games.

 Topics

•The background and affordability of simulations and digital games;

• The cognitive implications of these technologies;

• Specific challenges with using these tools for education and training (e.g. interoperability standards), as well as strategies for overcoming these challenges in order to achieve successful learning experiences;

• The practical impact of these technologies in preparing warfighters;

• The practical impact of these technologies in educating support trades such as medical, supply, transportation, and police; and

• The future of these technologies and their impact and learning and teaching.

 

Abstracts are due by: 4 August 2017


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 28. September 2017 - 08:00 till 17:30

NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference 2017

The OR&A Conference Theme for 2017 will be: Enabling Accelerated Military Decision Making.

The Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization cordially invites you for the 11th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference on the 2nd and 3rd of October, hosted by the UK Ministry of Defence  in London, United Kingdom.

As part of the continuous development of the NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the OR&A Conference brings 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 two full days starting on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 0800 and ending at 1730 on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

Please indicate your interest in participating in the special features of this year's conference. For those features which you have indicated your interest, you will receive a follow-up email with more details.

 

After your subscription has been validated, the General Information Package will be available at this conference announcement after login. Closer to the conference date also the Conference Programme will be published at this location.

 

 

 

     

 

 

Monday, 02. October 2017 till Tuesday, 03. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30

SET 40th Panel Business Meeting

 

40th SET Panel Business Meeting is open only for the SET Panel Members and guests invited by the SET PANEL

 

Wednesday, 04. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30

SAS 40th Panel Business Meeting

 

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

The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 21 days prior the meeting. All meeting  documents will be uploaded to the SAS Panel Science Connect space.

After your registration is validated and you have received a notification by email the General Information Package will be available at the meeting announcement at the STO Events site.

 

Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expire on 08 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 04. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:15 - 17:00

MSG-141 C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI)

Theme

Command and Control (C2) to simulation interoperability provides the ability to produce environments that aid decision support in operations, assess military capabilities and enable high readiness of forces. A Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) is an unambiguous language used to command and control forces and systems in the conduct of combined military activities. The Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL) is used to initialize simulation systems.  The Lecture Series will address the combined use of C-BML and MSDL to initialize and execute military scenarios within multinational distributed C2-simulation environments to support courses of action analysis, concept development and experimentation, and operational training.

Topics to be covered

The first half day, will be for all including military commanders and industry leaders, giving overviews of:

  • ·        Key application areas for C2SIM Interoperability;
  • ·        C-BML and MSDL capabilities with use cases;
  • ·        Operational relevance and utility of C-BML and MSDL;
  • ·        Benefits of C-BML and MSDL to military and industry;
  • ·        Discussion session for users

The remainder of the time will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on C-BML, MSDL and their use. Topics will include:

  • ·        C-BML and MSDL standardisation;
  • ·        Implementation, experimentation and use cases;
  • ·        C-BML DSEEP overlay for HLA-Evolved;
  • ·        C-BML Federated Object Module (FOM);
  • ·        Discussion session on technical aspects.

To obtain the Educational Notes (Papers) for the Lecture Series, click on the link below:

https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/Forms/Educational%20Notes%20Document%20Set/docsethomepage.aspx?ID=3572&FolderCTID=0x0120D5200078F9E87043356C409A0D30823AFA16F60300099FA443AE6E08499A57A0FBE0134F20&List=44a8f49d-e481-458a-91b4-212a9605bd9e&RootFolder=https://www.sto.nato.int/publications/STO%20Educational%20Notes/STO-EN-MSG-141

Thursday, 05. October 2017 till Friday, 06. October 2017 08:30 - 16:30

40th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week

 

During the 40th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, a sizeable number of Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, the AVT Panel Business Meeting, various AVT Committee Meetings as well as the following three Events will be held:

 

  • AVT-268 Specialists’ Meeting on Advances in Munition Health Management Technologies and Implementation
  • AVT-270 Research Workshop on Validation of Thermal Models for Military Power Systems
  • AVT-302 Research Workshop on Paint Removal Technologies for Military Vehicles

There will be separate registration links for the above mentioned three events from end of June on. If you plan to attend one of these events, please do not forget to register there as well.

Furthermore our Dutch hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged.

If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in the Evening Reception, please make sure you tick the respective box in the following online registration form. Only properly registered participants will be able to participate.

 

 

NOTA BENE:

After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until it will have been validated. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

 

 

 

Monday, 09. October 2017 till Friday, 13. October 2017

AVT-270-RWS-028 Research Workshop on Validation of Thermal Models for Military Power Systems

Theme

Consideration of thermal management for current military platforms typically occurs late in the development cycle and is based on unvalidated component and subsystem models. Often, thermal control problems surface only after a new technology has been designed and implemented. These problems can force restrictions on the platform’s operational capabilities, and they can result in an inefficient allocation of resources. Prior efforts within NATO STO identified the lack of validation of thermal models at the component and subsystem levels as a cause of system under performance.

The NATO task group AVT-226 ‘Validation of Thermal Models for Air, Land, Sea and Space Vehicles’ is assessing thermal model validation methodologies in order to strengthen design practices for future military platforms. A test bed was circulated among national laboratories for experimental characterization in order to develop an understanding and quantification of uncertainty as it influences the validation process. A statistically based experimental design methodology for model validation has been developed.

The objectives of this workshop are to present, discuss and assess the thermal validation methodologies developed in AVT-226, identify knowledge gaps, and formulate recommendations for follow-on activities.

For detailed information on the programme of this Research Workshop please refer to the AVT-270 Meeting Announcement at the right.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Therefore, participants to AVT-270 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

 

NOTA BENE:

After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

 

Monday, 09. October 2017 till Tuesday, 10. October 2017 14:00 - 17:30

AVT-268 RSM-046 Specialists’ Meeting on Advances in Munition Health Management Technologies and Implementation

Theme

Integrated Munition Health Management (MHM) is an approach to enhance the monitoring of munitions so that their actual condition, location, and remaining life can be determined. Previous AVT activities successfully described and demonstrated technologies that are needed to enable MHM within NATO. Many NATO countries have carried out technology development efforts, and are now moving towards fielding MHM systems. Technology developments have continued throughout this period while the other activities have occurred; these developments enabling new opportunities for cooperative efforts that need to be explored. This bottom-up approach complements the top-down Smart Defence Initiative.The Research Specialist Meeting provides a forum for NATO experts to provide detailed information on technology developments over the last decade, current best practices and impediments to implementation. Representatives from the Smart Defence Initiative are asked to contribute by outlining future needs/requirements which will serve as guidance for further technology developments.

For detailed information on the programme of this Specialists' Meeting please refer to the AVT-268 Meeting Announcement at the right.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Therefore, participants to AVT-268 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

 

NOTA BENE:

After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

 

Monday, 09. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 14:00 - 17:30

IST-145 RSM on Predictive Analytics & Analysis in the Cyber Domain

IST-145 Specialists' Meeting on "Predictive Analytics and Analysis in the Cyber Domain", will take place in Sibiu, Romania, 10 - 11 October 2017.    CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION: Deadline for receipt of extended abstracts: 31 July 2017 and Invited Papers:31 August

Specialists' Meeting Topics:

The primary objectives of the Specialists' Meeting are to

1. Bring together in one group or forum the subject matter experts researching and developing PA Tools for use with Big Data (hard and soft) in order to improve understanding and share thoughts on predictive analytics

2. Bring together researchers, practitioners, and vendors to discuss the state of the art and practice on predictive analysis in the cyber domain

3. Provide a forum to present current tangible and theoretical research in the field of Predictive Analysis of Adversarial Cyber Operations

4. Investigate and suggest an international way forward to progress the state of the art and implementation of adversarial cyber behavior prediction.

We are seeking papers, research, use-case studies and/or analyses on the predictive analysis of adversarial cyber operations including but not limited to the following topics:

- Predictive tools being used in big data

- Findings or experiments on relationships between algorithm types implementing analytics and domain of implementation

- Fusion of different analytic approaches for prediction of non-signature based cyber attacks

- Cyber situational awareness conveyance tools and methods situation description

- Detection of and COA selection as a function of threat capability as defined by the Defence Science Board

- Evaluation of threats that leverage known vulnerabilities with previously unseen exploits

- Characterisation of adversarial behavior within a network including TTPs

- Methods for detecting unknown vulnerabilities

- Measures and metrics of adversarial cyber activity

- Methods for dealing with adversarial adaptation to predictive models

- Cyber OODA loop

Tuesday, 10. October 2017 till Wednesday, 11. October 2017 08:00 - 18:00

AVT-302 Research Workshop on Paint Removal Technologies for Military Vehicles

Theme

The workshop will highlight current practices for paint removal including the drawbacks of current technologies. New technologies will be discussed. Challenges regarding the performance of new technologies and requirements for certification of these technologies will be highlighted. The outcome of the workshop aims at improving paint removal processes and making new developments known to the NATO nations.

For detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-302 Meeting Announcement at the right.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 40th AVT Panel Business Week in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Therefore, participants to AVT-302 are also invited to participate in the Evening Reception on Monday, 9th October at the National Military Museum at Air Base Soesterberg (hosted event). Transportation will be arranged. If you and/or your spouse/partner would like to participate in these events, please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

 

NOTA BENE:

After enrolling online for this event your booking will be pending until your National Coordinator has validated your enrollment. Please allow a few days for this to happen. When your booking has been validated, you will receive a confirmation email and only then you will be able to download the General Information Package about Utrecht and other detailed information about the Meeting on this website.

 

Thursday, 12. October 2017 till Friday, 13. October 2017 09:00 - 17:00

40th AVT Panel Dinner

 

We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner on Thursday evening during the PBM Week. This is an exclusive event for AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff. All participants are welcome to bring their spouse, husband or any other accompanying persons, of course.

The menu will be based on seasonal, local ingredients and you can choose between a meat (no pork) and a vegetarian menu. Please tick the respective box in the online registration form. The price for a 3-course menu incl. drinks is 50 Euros.

There will not be pre-arranged transportation to the panel dinner restaurant from the hotels, so please organize the transport yourself by sharing taxis or use public transport. The restaurant is located in the heart of Utrecht city center within walking distance from NH Hotel Jaarbeursplein (ca. 10 mins walk).

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

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

 

Thursday, 12. October 2017 - 19:00 till 23:00

MSG 40th Business Meeting

MSG 40th Business Meeting is accessible only to MSG Group and Associated Members.

 

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

 

The Read Ahead Package and Draft Agenda will be sent 21 days prior to the Meeting. This package will include a link to the MSG Science Connect work space where the available Meeting material will be stored.

 

Please enroll online for all Social Activities and the Technical Visit.

 

The Non-Hosted Dinner will be at the Casa do Alentejo on Wednesday, 18 October - 35 Euros -cash only!

 http://www.casadoalentejo.com.pt/en/historia/

 

 

Monday, 16. October 2017 till Wednesday, 18. October 2017

SCI-40th Panel Business Meeting (PBM)

 

The SCI-40th Panel Business Meeting (PBM) will be held in Oslo, Norway, 16-20 October 2017. On Tuesday 17 October the Panel will hold the SCI-299 Workshop (WS) on ‘SCI Panel Analysis of the Specialists' Meeting on Autonomy from a Systems Perspective’.

Both PBM and Workshop are exclusively for SCI Panel Members and invited guests.

 

 

Monday, 16. October 2017 till Friday, 20. October 2017 08:00 - 13:30

MSG-149 Symposium on M&S Technologies and Standards for Enabling Alliance Interoperability and Pervasive M&S Applications

The NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan highlights the requirement for modelling and simulation (M&S) education in NATO. This conference will provide attendees a forum to advance M&S in the Alliance. The combination of M&S users and developers concentrated in this one forum will not only educate attendees, but also provide fresh ideas for the advancement and effective use of M&S in NATO.

THEME

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 organisations face, as well as the fiscal realities. Simulation standards can improve interoperability within the Alliance and enable even more effective use and sharing of NATO and national assets. New technologies and standards nowadays allow easy access to simulation assets for a broader community than ever before; thus making M&S a truly pervasive technology.
This Symposium will look at developments to help expand NATO’s M&S capabilities in order to provide cost-effective and valid simulation tools. Developments of special interest include (but are not limited to):
• Real-World Modelling (terrain and behaviour)
• M&S as a Service
• Composable simulations
• C2-Simulation interoperability
• Interoperability verification testing
The Symposium will provide a forum to identify and gain input on and resolution of issues associated with NATO M&S Policy, provide overviews of current NATO M&S activities pertaining to both the development and effective employment of M&S, to highlight M&S impact assessments and lessons-learned.
During the 2017 NMSG Symposium, a specific topic of current interest for NATO/National priority will be chosen for the next year’s edition of this event
It is anticipated the event will also pursue Keynote Addresses from the Host Nation and NATO representatives as well as Invited Papers.

This activity is open to NATO, PfP, Global Partners and Invited Contact Countries. All sessions will be Unclassified/Unlimited.

Thursday, 19. October 2017 till Friday, 20. October 2017 08:00 - 16:00

IST-153 Workshop on Cyber Resilience

Cyber Resilience is characterized by four abilities: to plan/prepare, absorb, recover from, and adapt to known and unknown threats.

As interest in Cyber Resilience (as opposed to merely risk-based approaches) is increasing rapidly, in literature and in practice with many nations expressing it in their cyber strategies, the IST-153 Team is organizing a workshop that will explore how the directions of current and future science and technology may impact and define potential breakthroughs in this field. The presentations and discussions at the workshop will reflect the current state of research, projections into the future, with special focus on capabilities, architectures and anticipated technical milestones for achieving higher resilience of cyber infrastructures.

The Workshop is unclassified and will be held in Munich, Germany, 23-25 October 2017.

Submissions have to be done BEFORE July 1, 2017, if you wish to present a paper, you can contact the IST Panel Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 23. October 2017 till Wednesday, 25. October 2017 08:00 - 17:30

AVT-274 RLS - Unmanned Air Vehicles: Technological Challenges, Concepts of Operations and Regulatory Issues

 

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.

Once your booking has been validated and you have received a confirmation email you will be able to access the General Information Package (GIP) for Toronto on this website at the meeting announcement.

Monday, 30. October 2017 till Tuesday, 31. October 2017 08:30 - 17:30

SET-244 (RSY) - Bridging the Gap Between TDA Development and Operational Deployment by the Navy

 

The symposium aims at a wide range of sensors domains, including the radio spectrum, electro-optical and acoustics. A secondary goal of the symposium is to cross-fertilize the three domains from lessons learned in individual sensor domains and to assess possibilities for sensor synergy. The symposium will include presentations and/or posters, and a plenary discussion forum. One day of the symposium will be reserved for a hands-on scenario play, where eligible delegates can participate in an “Environmental Obstacle Course” at the Operational School of the Royal Netherlands Navy. This scenario allows participants to discuss the operational deployment of TDAs, and to discuss their benefits and shortcomings.

 

The SET-244 Symposium is classified up to and including NATO RESTRICTED. Symposium is open to Australia, Finland and Sweden
Papers and presentations are to be submitted/ presented in English

 

In order to participate in NATO RESTRICTED session/parts individual must be in position of personal security clearance that validity will be check on the meeting site

 

Lunches can be offered on the meeting sites, however, they are at participants’ charge and a fee of € 20 per day/per lunch. Therefore, you will be asked to file the form during online enrollment process. Respective fee is to be paid in cash only at the Registration Desk during registration.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 31. October 2017 till Thursday, 02. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30

SET- 243 - RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Pisa, (ITA)

 

The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

 

Topics:

  • Passive radar fundamentals.

  • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.

  • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.

  • Signal processing and clutter cancelation

  • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking

  • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging

  • User requirements, applications

  • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

 

TO DOWNLOAD SET-243 MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 

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Monday, 06. November 2017 till Tuesday, 07. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30

SET- 243 RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Warsaw,(POL)

 

 

The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

 

Topics:

  • Passive radar fundamentals.

  • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.

  • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.

  • Signal processing and clutter cancelation

  • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking

  • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging

  • User requirements, applications

  • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact/Enrolment Coordinator

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO)

Ewelina Glinska-Lewis

+33 (0)1 55 61 22 69 (phone)
+33 (0)1 55 61 96 08 (fax)

 

 lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thursday, 09. November 2017 till Friday, 10. November 2017 09:00 - 18:30

AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organisation (STO) of NATO is organising a Research Workshop (RWS) entitled “Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation”. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week (PBW) in Italy (TBD).  The Workshop will be open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden only.

 Aim and Scope

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 more information please refer to the attached PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.
Monday, 16. April 2018 till Wednesday, 18. April 2018

41st AVT Panel Business Meeting Week

 

During the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Torino, a sizeable number of Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, the AVT Panel Business Meeting, various AVT Committee Meetings as well as the following three Events will be held:

 

  • AVT-266 Specialists' Meeting on Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications
  • AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation
  • AVT-267 Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications

 

 

 

NOTA BENE:

This is just a preliminary Meeting information. The Event cannot be booked yet. Registration will open end of November 2017.

 

 

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018
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