Systems Analysis and Studies (SAS) Panel Office

The mission of the Systems Analysis and Studies Panel is:

  • To conduct studies and analyses of an operational and technological nature, and
  • To promote the exchange and development of methods and tools for operational analysis as applied to defence problems.

Upcoming events



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.

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.

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