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SMi Group's 3rd annual ISR conference

  1. 1. ISR 2014 SMi presents its 3rd annual conference on... ENSURING INFORMATION SUPERIORITY HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK I LONDON I UK 7TH - 8TH APRIL BOOK 20TH DEC BY EMBER AND SAVE £40 0 BOOK 28TH FEB BY RUARY AND SAVE £20 0 EXPERT SPEAKERS INCLUDE: NEW FOR 2014: • Learn how allied nations are sharing ISR information to better enhance capability • Gain a fare view across the spectrum from Aerial, Maritime and Ground ISR • Listen to international Military updates on current ISR capabilities • Bringing together senior military personal among other stake holders to create a common voice for the industry • Look into technological game changers of industry as well as operational needs Major General (ret) Kenneth Israel, Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director Geospatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces Dr Toby. P. Breckon, Senior Lecturer in Image Processing and Computer Vision, Durham University Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London. Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global Group Captain Dilshan Wasage, UAV Wing Commander, Sri Lanka Air Force Dr. Peter Lee, Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics, Portsmouth University Captain Gunnar Borch (ret’d), General Manager, GB Consulting bvba, Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency Prof Rafal Zbikowski, Professor of Control Engineering, Cranfield University Peter Sapaty, Chief Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute Lieutenant Commander Darrell Hannam, ISR Instructor, Royal Navy PLUS TWO INTERACTIVE POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Wednesday 9th April, 2014 I Holiday Inn Regents Park, London, UK Integral Spatial Intelligence in ISR Applications Workshop Leader: Peter Sapaty, Chief Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 8:30 – 12:30pm Novel Approches and Considerations in the ISR Domain Workshop Leader: Robert Kerby, ISTAR Deputy Team Leader, 3SDL 1:00 – 5:00pm www.isrconference.com Register online or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 BOOK BY 20TH DECEMBER AND SAVE £400 OR BOOK BY 28TH FEBRUARY AND SAVE £200
  2. 2. ISR|2014 www.isrconfe Day One | Monday 7th April 2014 8.30 9.00 9.10 9.50 10.30 10.50 11.30 12.10 Registration & Coffee 1.30 The Royal Navy's Sea King ASaC • Recent Airborne ISR Missions • Advantages of Multi-Mission ISR Aircraft • The Future of Royal Naval Airborne ISR Lt Cdr Darrell Hannam, ISR Instructor, Royal Navy 2.10 Space Based Maritime Awareness (SBMDA) • Automatic Identification System • Synthetic Aperture Radar • Electro-Optical SBMDA • Coordinated commercial satellite operation Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London. Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global 2. 50 UAS Integration in the US National Airspace System • Congressional mandate • Training requirements • Equipment needs • UAS class differentiation Maj. Gen. George Harrison (ret’d), Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute 3.30 Afternoon Tea 3.50 Rights, Wrongs and Drones: Ethical Dilemmas in Remote ISR • Ethics of ISR in a military context • Remote ISR and non-combatant right to life • Protection of UK military personnel’s right to life • The challenges of extending military remote ISR capability into a civilian context Dr. Peter Lee, Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics, Portsmouth University Future Research Concepts in Autonomous Platform Sensing Capabilities • Overview of current autonomous sensing capabilities • Key insight into ongoing research on this topic • Paradigm changing concepts of "deployed intelligent sensors" • Networked capabilities feeding directly into the ISR pipeline Dr Toby. P. Breckon, Senior Lecturer in Image Processing and Computer Vision, Durham University 4.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: What kind of ISR Systems do we need for different combat environments? • Type of ISR platforms - Air/Land/Sea/Joint • Strategic vs. operational vs. tactical level • Combat Cloud: A new ISR paradigm • Situational Awareness in a "Contested Environment" Group Captain Dilshan Wasage, UAV Wing Commander, Sri Lanka Air Force Brig. Gen. Friedrich Teichmann, Director Geospatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London. Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global Major General Kenneth Israel (ret’d), Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates Networking lunch 5.10 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Chairman's Opening Remarks Major General Kenneth Israel (ret’d), Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates KEYNOTE ADDRESS Global ISR Dominance - Seek, Sight and Strike • Rebalance ISR Capabilities to Prevail in Changing Environments: (Permissive, Contested, Highly Contested Areas) • Normalize Cyber, ISR and Social Media Operations - Building a "Combat Cloud" • Stregthen "Integration, Collaboration and Partnerships" - Sum is more than the Parts • Revolutionize Analysis and Exploitation Capabilities- Common Relevant Operational Picture • Enabling Non Traditional ISR (NTISR) Assets for Full Spectrum Conflicts (F-35, SBIRs, Social Radar) • Refine ISR Objectives: Information Centric, InterDependent and Functionally Aligned • Affordability - Key Driver for Persistent ISR Major General Kenneth Israel (ret’d), Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates GeoIntel products and how they support the decision making cycle for/in missions: Discussion from a national perspective • Geo in the decision making cycle for missions • Product portfolio of a Geo Service Provider • Critical aspects for the national GeoIntel Service Provider • Potential users and the distribution of GeoIntel products • How does a small neutral country solve the Geo-requirements for missions Brig. Gen. Friedrich Teichmann, Director Geospatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces* Morning Coffee SENSOR PLATFORMS Bio-inspired sensing for autonomous operation of sensor platforms • Key ISR challenge: Deluge of sensory data • Mitigation of the deluge of sensory data: Relevance Filtering • Bio-inspired approach to Relevance Filtering: Perceptual attention • Bio-inspired approach to Relevance Filtering: Sparse, overcomplete representations Prof Rafal Zbikowski, Professor of Control Engineering, Cranfield University *Subject to final confirmation Register online at: www.isrconference.com • Alternatively fax y SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company's marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick Sponsorship Director on +44 20 7827 6748 or email: smalick@smi-online.co.uk Supported by
  3. 3. erence.com Day Two | Tuesday 8th April 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 12.10 Networking lunch 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Major General Kenneth Israel (ret’d), Defence Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Israel Associates 1.30 Emerging ISR Technologies, Platforms, Architectures, and C2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS MAJIIC2 Project Update • Results from latest MAJEX • Relations with NATO AGS Programme • Relationship with Chicago JISR Initiative • Relationship with other NATO • Relationship updated NATO JISR Policy Joe Ross, Technical Manager, NATO Communication and Information Agency * 9.10 Unmanned Maritime Systems for Tactical ISR - Market Potential and Program Outlooks Across Three Domains • UUVs - Mine Warfare and More (Sea Fox, Knifefish, LDUUV) • Unmanned Surface Vessels - moving to modular designs (Common USVs in the US and UK) • Tactical Shipboard UAVs - fixed wing and rotary trade-offs Bob Nugent, Defense Business Strategy Advisor, Guardian Six 9.50 10.30 Lessons in ISR Interoperability – a UK SME in a US programme, integrating RAF sensors • An overview of the Common Geopositioning Services Programme • Why did the US DoD need to reach out to the Coalition? • What went well….and what went less well (where the lessons really reside) • Outcomes and some thinking to the future Tony Reeves, ISTAR Team Leader, 3SDL • The transformation of C2 of ISR • Precision Navigation and Timing • Multi-National ISR; global ISR technology trends; and integration and interoperability in a Coalition Environment • Trends in ISR-related processing, exploitation, and analytics Aaron Blow, Chief Engineer, Joint and Service Programs, MITRE 2.10 11.30 Integration of ISR with advanced command and control for critical mission applications • Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) for intelligent management of distributed dynamic systems • Global awareness and tracing multiple mobile objects in Spatial Grasp Language (SGL) • Expressing command intent and automated command and control in SGL • Advantages of SGL before existing battle management languages for international missions • Transition to unmanned systems under unified control provided by SGT Peter Sapaty, Chief Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Unmanned Air Surveillance in Counter Insurgency Operations: Experience from Sri Lanka • Introduction • Importance of Air Reconnaissance • UAVs in LIC and Drone surveillance technology • Unmanned Air Surveillance for counter Insurgency operation in Sri Lankan Conflict Morning Coffee 10.50 • The future of ISR in an age of fiscal austerity • Introducing tactical drones in Sri Lanka • Conclusion Group Captain Dilshan Wasage, UAV Wing Commander, Sri Lanka Air Force 2.50 Multinational Cooperation in Weapon Systems – Why is it so difficult? • Before Smart Defence • Smart Defence / Pooling & Sharing • Achievements • Why is it difficult? • Ways to overcome the difficulties/challenges? • Potential Future Developments • What can Industry do? • Conclusion Gunnar Borch, General Manager, GB Consulting bvba, Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency 3.30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two your registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Military and civilian personnel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers working in: • • • • ISR ISTAR NATO Command, Control Communications and Computers • • • • • Airborne Network Global Information Grid Combat Air Patrol LEMV NAVAIR • • • • Operation Systems Developments Defence Common Ground System Remotely Piloted Air Systems Alliance Ground Surveillance MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES Are you interested in promoting your defence services to a targeted industry sector? SMi offer tailored marketing packages so that your association / publication can gain access to a global market and key decision makers in the defence market. Contact Sonal Patel, SMi Marketing on +44 0207 827 6106 or email spatel@smi-online.co.uk
  4. 4. HALF-DAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP A WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL 2014 Holiday Inn, Regent Park, London, UK 8:30 – 12.30pm Integral Spatial Intelligence in ISR Applications Workshop Leader: Peter Sapaty, Chief Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Overview: The known failures of intelligence in world hot points and related operations against terrorism and insurgency often result from incapability of piecing together multiple scattered facts and seeing the global picture. This should be done not only at but rather ahead of real time to win and survive. Comprehensive scientific analysis of these processes will be presented and a new intelligent, parallel, and distributed networking technology will be revealed that can effectively solve asymmetric problems in dynamic and hostile environments. The approach is based on holistic and gestalt principles rather than traditional interoperability organizations, allowing us to grasp integral spatial solutions on top semantic level while engaging available human and technical resources not before but rather during evolution of missions and goals. Exemplary ISR-related scenarios expressed in a special high-level language and oriented on both manned and unmanned solutions will be exhibited confirming viability of the approach offered. Other discussed applications will include human-robot interaction, cooperative robotics, electronic and cyber warfare, command intent and advanced command and control, as well as distributed missile defence. Programme: 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.40 Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) • Expressing semantics of complex operations in distributed environments in high-level Spatial Grasp Language (SGL) • Networked implementation of distributed SGL interpreter oriented on coordination of large distributed systems • Expressing command intent and advanced command and control in SGL 9.00 10.30 11.00 11.50 12.30 How the real world can be organized • Traditional atomistic, agents-based world vision and system management • Holistic, gestalt-related comprehension of complex systems and advantages of its application in civil and military areas Coffee Break Distributed ISR scenarios in SGL • Penetration, creation, analysis, and impact of distributed infrastructures • Global awareness and targets collection by spreading spatial intelligence • Simultaneous tracing and analysis of multiple mobile objects Other SGT applications • Collective robotics and unified transition to fully unmanned systems • Electronic and cyber warfare • Distributed integrated air and missile defence End of workshop About the workshop host Dr Peter Sapaty (educated in power networks & missile control), Chief Research Scientist, Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, is with networking for 45 years. Except Ukraine, worked in Germany, UK, Canada and Japan as Alexander von Humboldt awardee, project leader, research professor and invited professor, created and chaired special interest group on Mobile Cooperative Technologies within Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) project in the US. Invented high-level distributed control technology used in different countries and resulted in a European Patent and two John Wiley books, with the third one in progress. Published more than 160 scientific papers worldwide on distributed system organizations. Current areas of interest: models and languages for coordination and simulation of distributed dynamic systems with application in cooperative robotics, emergency management, command and control, and infrastructure protection. Peter regularly served as workshop organizer, sessions chair, keynote and invited speaker at scientific and defence conferences in the UK, US, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Singapore, India, and Turkey. His bio is in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Cambridge Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
  5. 5. HALF-DAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP B WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL 2014 Holiday Inn, Regent Park, London, UK 1:00 – 5:00pm Novel Approches and Considerations in the ISR Domain Workshop Leader: Robert Kerby, ISTAR Deputy Team Leader, 3SDL Overview: The workshop will combine a rare mix of technical understanding and operational experience to provide delegates with an insight into the latest ISR issues facing both users and the industry at large. Programme: 1.00 Registration & Coffee 1.30 Current ISR challenges -nThe problem as we see it An opening session on where the ISR domain is today and mitigating the problems of tomorrow. 2.00 Operations of the future from an ISR context 3.30 Networking break 3.30 Group exercise 4.30 Round table discussions and presentations 5.00 End of workshop What does ISR look like in the future operational environment? Collaborative working and intelligence fusion Maximising ISR capability with a smaller budget About the workshop host Robert is the Deputy Team Leader ISTAR at 3SDL Ltd and has an interesting mix of military and commercial experience in the Defence and Security fields. He has 10 years’ industry experience, most of which has been in Defence and Security project, account and stakeholder management roles. He is currently engaged in a number of Coalition-focussed ISR projects across defence including cultural and organisational change and Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) stakeholder work. His operational experience has been in the field of imagery intelligence, including strategic analysis and development of tactical Full Motion Video analysis. Rob has extensive and continuous training and workshop experience in the ISTAR domain. His training style focusses on student participation, allowing them to form their own conclusions when discussing often highly complex subjects. His delivery is not about ‘death by PowerPoint’; but instead the focus is on real-world experience and its application through dynamic workshops, exercises and discussions.
  6. 6. ISR|2014 CONFERENCE: 7TH – 8TH APRIL 2014 | HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK | LONDON, UK 4 WAYS TO REGISTER WORKSHOPS: 9TH APRIL, 2014 | LONDON, UK ONLINE www.isrconference.com FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS, UK EARLY BIRD □ Book by 20th December to receive a £400 discount off the conference price DISCOUNT □ Book by 28th February to receive a £200 discount off the conference price Unique Reference Number Our Reference VENUE DELEGATE DETAILS CONFERENCE PRICES LV D-046 Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. Forename: Title: Surname: Job Title: Department/Division: Company/Organisation: Company VAT Number: Address: £499.00 + VAT £598.80 £2697.00 £2098.00 £1499.00 £1198.00 £599.00 MILITARY, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR RATE □ Conference & Two Workshops □ Conference & One Workshop □ Conference only □ Two Workshops Only □ One Workshop Only □ A or □ B £2097.00 £1498.00 £899.00 £1198.00 £599.00 + VAT £718.80 TOTAL +VAT +VAT +VAT +VAT +VAT £3236.40 £2517.60 £1798.80 £1437.60 £718.80 +VAT +VAT +VAT +VAT +VAT £2516.40 £1797.60 £1078.80 £1437.60 £718.80 LIVE STREAMING/ON DEMAND/DOCUMENTATION Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Direct Fax: Mobile: Switchboard: Signature: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. ACCOUNTS DEPT Title: Surname: Unable to travel, but would like to watch the conference live, ask questions, participate as if you were in the room? 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Substitutions/Name Changes: If you are unable to attend you may nominate, in writing, another delegate to take your place at any time prior to the start of the event. Two or more delegates may not ‘share’ a place at an event. Please make separate bookings for each delegate. Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event and you are unable to send a substitute, then we will refund/credit 50% of the due fee less a £50 administration charge, providing that cancellation is made in writing and received at least 28 days prior to the start of the event. Regretfully cancellation after this time cannot be accepted. We will however provide the conferences documentation via the Document Portal to any delegate who has paid but is unable to attend for any reason. Due to the interactive nature of the Briefings we are not normally able to provide documentation in these circumstances. We cannot accept cancellations of orders placed for Documentation or the Document Portal as these are reproduced specifically to order. If we have to cancel the event for any reason, then we will make a full refund immediately, but disclaim any further liability. Alterations: It may become necessary for us to make alterations to the content, speakers, timing, venue or date of the event compared to the advertised programme. Data Protection: The SMi Group gathers personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and we may use this to contact you by telephone, fax, post or email to tell you about other products and services. Unless you tick here □ we may also share your data with third parties offering complementary products or services. If you have any queries or want to update any of the data that we hold then please contact our Database Manager databasemanager@smi-online.co.uk or visit our website www.smi-online.co.uk/updates quoting the URN as detailed above your address on the attached letter. Payment must be made to SMi Group Ltd, and received before the event, by one of the following methods quoting reference D-046 and the delegate’s name. Bookings made within 7 days of the event require payment on booking, methods of payment are below. Please indicate method of payment: □ UK BACS □ Wire Transfer □ Cheque □ Credit Card Sort Code 300009, Account 00936418 Lloyds TSB Bank plc, 39 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AU Swift (BIC): LOYDGB21013, Account 00936418 IBAN GB48 LOYD 3000 0900 9364 18 We can only accept Sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank. □ Visa □ MasterCard □ American Express All credit card payments will be subject to standard credit card charges. 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