Submit Your Abstracts For The ITEC 2015 Conference
The time has now come to submit your paper for the ITEC 2015 Conference - the international forum for the Military Training, Education and Simulation Sectors. Don't miss your chance to share your views on the future of this ever-changing industry.
Overall Theme: 'Advancing interoperability between nations and institutions in a globalised world through enhanced training and education'
The deadline of the submission of abstracts (max. 500 words) is Friday 5th October 2014. through the ITEC website https://www.itec.co.uk/page.cfm/Action=Form/FormID=13/t=m. All papers will then be collated for review.
Visit http://www.itec.co.uk/Content/Conference-Call-for-Papers for more information.
ITEC 2015 conference themes
Training & Education Policy (Strategy to Requirements)
This theme will discuss the communication and coherence ranging from a single service to a tri-service approach. A key element within this theme will be the discussion of a transition period from ‘de-Afghanistan-isation’ through to training for contingency. A further topic within this theme will include the use of simulation in decision support.
Military Training & Education Delivery (Requirements to Delivery)
This broad theme welcomes papers ranging from innovation within training delivery, budget cuts in a training environment and joint training & education to decision support to M&S standards & Architectures and human factors & performance. Another focus of this theme will be real-time simulation in contingency operations ranging from urban operations, command & control systems, to training in a post-Afghanistan environment. Examples of M&S Professional Personnel retention and career paths in the Armed Forces are also welcome.
Procurement (Strategy to Delivery)
A new theme for 2015, this will look at the procurement process. With growing global requirement to achieve more with less, procurement within the training and simulation sector has become an increasingly complex topic. This is compounded by difficulties with the understanding of the EU laws vs EU guidelines and the difficulty of engagement with small/medium size business and the perceived risk of engagement with both sides. SeBA (Synthetic Environment Based Acquisition) and how Industry gets rewarded for being innovative are at the centre of the procurement process as well as flexibility and versatility in procurement to match the agile, flexible and versatile nature of current and future operations and training.
Cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber crime, cyber warfare are all important issues that fall within the wider category of cyber. There is however a large need for cyber education and training with the possibility of preventing 90% of all cyber attacks by simple cyber hygiene.
This theme will incorporate topics such as cyber M&S, using simulation to teach cyber to using simulation to enable cyber defence in wider training.
Medical simulation provides unique opportunity to impart significant improvements to healthcare providers’ professional development, delivery of patient care, quality, safety, and ultimately patient outcomes across the continuum from War fighters to veterans returning home. Simulation for medical training is quickly evolving as military and civilian healthcare embrace simulation technologies to educate, train, and even diagnose and treat. From live to virtual and constructive, this theme will explore the advancements in technology that are leading to a healthcare training revolution.
First Response: Civil & Military Crisis Management
This theme will explore the considerations and characteristics associated with providing civil support, protection, disaster relief, and emergency management. These are four different, but interrelated topics that are driving an emerging trend in the use of military and civilian forces, assets and resources in support of civilian crisis response operations. The natural bridge between National Emergency Services and the Armed Forces brings a host of collaboration, technology integration and joint training opportunities. It also presents a whole host of technology standards issues that are being addressed piece-meal worldwide. NATO, European Union, United Nations, the Nations and Non-Governmental Organizations must all work together in a controlled and coordinated effort providing rapid and comprehensive support and sustainment for the varying international occurrences.
Speakers will address issues with a focus on the relationship between the defence and civil sectors, and the ability of the defence and military sector to support the evolving requirements of this community. Broadly, this theme will include innovative technology, training approaches, organisational requirements and missions and lessons learned.
M&S Technologies and Architectures
The theme is seeking submissions that discuss the emerging and innovative technologies, methodologies, or concepts associated with training, simulation, and education submitted by Government, Industry, or Academia that address the Conference Theme or the needs of current and/or future operations. Speakers will address these issues with focus on Defence and security applications.
The International Forum for the Military Training, Education and Simulation Sectors
ITEC is an annual forum for representatives from the military, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge with the international training, education and simulation sectors. Presenting a unique overview of the industry’s latest innovations, the event provides visitors with a platform to discuss developments in this evolving market and exchange ideas about future requirements for military training and simulation.
Established for over 20 years, ITEC offers a world-class exhibition (free to attend) and conference showcasing the very latest products and services from leading organisations, as well as unique networking opportunities.