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NATO M&S COE

NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence

In Cooperation with

  

     

FFF General Partner

Lom Praha

FFF General R&D Partner

FFF Partner

VOP CZ

 

NATO MODELLING AND SIMULATION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

The NATO M&S COE is dedicated to the promotion of M&S in support of operational requirements, training and interoperability. The Centre acts as a catalyst for transformation through the involvement of NATO, governments, academia, industry, operational and training entities, by improving the networking of NATO and nationally owned M&S systems, the cooperation between nations and organisations through the sharing of M&S information and developments and serving as an international source of expertise for transformation in the related domain.

MODELLING & SIMULATION FOR AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS CONFERENCE - MESAS 2018

Inter-domain and Multi-disciplinary exchange of Knowledge within Modelling & Simulation and Robotics communities of interest.
 
MESAS’18 is a three-day conference organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence within the FUTURE FORCES FORUM. The event will gather fully recognized experts from different domains: Military, Academia and Industry.
 
Don’t miss the opportunity to present your work, results and insight during MESAS’18, send us your presentation abstract and share your knowledge with leading experts.
 
Take the opportunity to enhance visibility of your company, take a look to Exhibition Opportunities and Partnership Opportunities within the FUTURE FORCES FORUM to understand how to enter the family of MESAS’18 supporters and visionaries.

TOPICS

Discussion Forum/PLENARY – Topics at Strategic Level
  • UAVs/Drones – Potential of the Future; Civil - Military Cooperation
  • Artificial Intelligence – Pros & Cons
  • Regulatory Processes – Implementation, Effectivity, Enforcement
  • Ethical, Moral and Legal Aspects of Using UAVs/Drones 
THEMATIC SESSIONS – Topics at Operational Level
  • Future Challenges and Opportunities of Advances M&S Technology
  • Autonomous Systems and Swarming – Research, Development and (future) Application
  • Modelling and Simulation of Intelligent Systems – AI, Research, Development and Application
  • Autonomous Systems in Context of Future Warfare and Security – Concepts, Applications, Standards and Legislation

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Call for Papers: March 2018
Abstract Submission Closure: 08 April 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2018
Full Paper Submission: 05 August 2018
Review: 09 September 2018

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Day 1 Wednesday, 17 October 2018
10.00 - 13.15 MARS Registration, Future Forces Exhibition Tour
13.30 - 14.00 Conference Opening
14.00 - 16.00 Discussion Forum/Plenary
Strategic Level Topics:
- UAVs/Drones – Potential of the Future; Civil-Military Cooperation
- Artificial Intelligence – Pros & Cons
- Regulatory Processes – Implementation, Effectivity, Enforcement
- Ethical, Moral and Legal Aspects of Using UAVs/Drones
16.00 - 17.00 Future Forces Exhibition Tour
 
Day 2 Thursday, 18 October 2018
08.30 - 09.15 Registration
09.30 - 09.45 2nd Conference Day Opening
09.45 - 11.30 Thematic Session
11.30 - 12.15 Poster Session
12.15 - 12.45 Lunch & Networking
12.45 - 13.30 Exposition Presentation in Exhibition Area
13.30 - 16.00 Thematic Session
16.00 - 17.00 Social Event for Speakers
 
Day 3 Friday, 19 October 2018
08.30 - 09.15 Registration
09.30 - 09.45 3rd Conference Day Opening
09.45 - 11.30 Thematic Session
11.30 - 16.00 Future Forces Exhibition Tour, Networking

CONFERENCE BOARD

Adriano FAGIOLINI - MESAS'18 General Chair; Assistant Professor, University of Palermo, ITA
CAPT (Navy) Vincenzo MILANO (ITA) - NATO M&S COE Director
LTC (Army) Jason M. Jones (USA) - MESAS'18 Event Director; NATO M&S COE Deputy Director
 
      LTC Jan MAZAL, Ph.D. - MESAS'18 Event Manager; Doctrine Education and Training Branch Chief, NATO
     Petr STODOLA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Chair; Associate Prof., Sr. Researcher, Dept. of Tactics, University of Defence, CZE
 
Ronald C. ARKIN - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member; Regents' Professor and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lucia PALLOTTINO - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Antonio BICCHI - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Erdal CAYIRCI - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Agostino G. BRUZZONE - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Vaclav HLAVAC - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Fumin ZHANG - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Ludek ZALUD - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Premysl VOLF - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jiri VOKRINEK - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Petr VASIK - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Martin SASKA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Milan ROLLO - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jan ROHAC - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Paolo PROIETTI - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Josef PROCHAZKA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Libor PREUCIL - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Vaclav PRENOSIL - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Dalibor PROCHAZKA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Luca BASCETTA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Richard BALOGH - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Andrea D'AMBROGIO - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jan FAIGL - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jan FARLIK - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Pavel FOLTIN - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Petr FRANTIS - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Kamila HASILOVA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jan HODICKY - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jan HOLUB - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Jaroslav HRDINA - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Piotr KOSIUCZENKO - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Vaclav KRIVANEK - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Miroslav KULICH - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Corrado Guarino LO BIANCO - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Pavel MANAS - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Pierpaolo MURRIERI - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Radomir SCUREK - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member
Marcin SOSNOWSKI - MESAS'18 Technical Programme Committe Member

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE & CONTACT

LTC Jan Mazal, Ph.D. - MESAS'18 Event Manager; Doctrine Education and Training Branch Chief, NATO M&S COE, NATO 
Alberto Pasqualini - NATO M&S COE
Roberto Belloni - NATO M&S COE
 
MESAS Event Manager
Tel.: +39 3666 9738 25
Email: mesas@mscoe.org, mscoe.det01@smd.difesa.it

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Information will be available soon.

DRESSCODE

Business attire or military uniform (no camouflage).
 

Further information will be added continuously.

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