It is our pleasure to announce that Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization will join in organising the 10th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference on the 17th and 18th of October 2016, hosted by NATO SACT in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
As part of the continuous development of a NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the event builds on previous conferences and workshops, bringing together the analysis community from NATO commands and agencies, national defence analysis and research organisations, centres of excellence, academia, and industry. It is our goal to provide an exciting program with plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate.
This year’s conference will include a number of workshops grouped around the central theme: How does analysis help the Alliance think differently? What is/will be the role of OR&A in the contemporary/future security environment? How can our models deal with changing technologies? How can we determine the impact of future command and control, warfighting and logistics concepts, and biomedical, cyber and autonomous technologies and systems? The workshops will encourage in depth consideration about how we can deal with these challenges, how we can formulate the right questions, and what the future requirements of decision-makers in NATO will be.
The conference will run two full days starting on Monday 17th October 2016 at 0800 and ending at 1730 on Tuesday 18th October 2016. A detailed conference agenda will be released at a later date.
With this article we seek your interest to attend, and invite potential attendees to consider presenting at the conference. Proposed contributions (lessons, case studies, requests for help, presentations, papers , demonstrations, problem solving clinics) should adhere to the conference theme, be of interest to the OR&A community, possibly displaying study results or discussing appropriate tools, techniques and training. A short abstract or description should be submitted to the STO Collaboration Support Office (CSO), attn: SAS Panel Executive Office before 19th of August.
The program committee: MGen Albert Husniaux, LTC Dr. Timothy Povich (STO), Mr. Han de Nijs and Dr. Bianca Barbu (ACT) will make a selection for the conference programme and notify the authors of acceptance by 15 August 2016.
Participants should enrol online at www.cvent.com. The Joining Instructions provide details on the venue, accommodation, travel, transport and meals. Updates on the programme will be published on both the CSO and the ACT websites.