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Following on from the hugely successful 2013 ISR conference and now in its third year, ISR 2014 will continue its tenancy in London for another year.


Building on a solid foundation on International Military speakers, key opinion leaders from international research facilities and Industry companies, SMI’s ISR will again play host to two days of distinguished speakers and topical debate.


The term ISR covers all manner of surveillance reconnaissance and target acquisition in the military world. ISTAR has become the most recent focus of the interoperability between allied forces with particular emphasis on Persistent Global Surveillance & Global Strike, Counter-intelligence & Counter-terrorism, Maritime Domain Awareness, Space Defence, Anti-Access and Contested Global Commons.
 

• 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 personnel among other stake holders to create a common voice for the industry
• Look into technological game changers of industry as well as operational needs
 


 

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
 

<p>3SDL; a4ESSOR; a4ESSOR S.A.S; Alenia Aeronautica; BAE Systems; Cassidian; Cranfield University; Danish Armed Forces; DSTL; EADS France; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of Ukraine; European Union Satellite Centre; FRENCH Army - Rapid Reaction Corps-FRANCE; GA Technical Research Institute; Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems ; Israel Associates; John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; LUX ARMY HQ; Mass; Ministry of Defence, Austria; Ministry of Defence, UK; Mississippi State University; NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency; OCCAR-EA; ONR Global; RAF Waddington; Raytheon Systems Ltd; Selex Sensors and Airbourne Systems; TBIJ; Thales; U K T I; Unmanned experts; ViaSat UK Ltd;</p>

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret) George Harrison

Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

9:10 The RAF’s ISTAR Force – Capabilities and Integration

Wing Commander Jim Beldon

Wing Commander Jim Beldon, Officer Commanding No 8 Squadron, RAF Waddington

  • The RAF’s ISTAR Force Construct
  • Collection Systems
  • Capability Development
  • Integration challenges
  • 9:50 GeoIntel products and how they support the decision making cycle for/in missions: Discussion from a national perspective

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces

  • 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
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 The Human Component of ISR

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

    • Training for ISR
    • Impact of Simulation on ISR Training
    • Technological Revolution in Simulation and Beyond

    11:30 Future Research Concepts in Autonomous Platform Sensing Capabilities

    Toby Breckon

    Toby Breckon, Senior Lecturer, Computer Vision & Image Processing, Durham University

  • 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
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Globalert MARS: Helping to bridge the UK’s Defence Capability Gap

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management

  • The birth and initial focus of Globalert MARS in 2009
  • Concept development and ITAR issues!
  • Financial business model
  • Realisation and identification of primary markets
  • Mission capabilities
  • Where we are now
  • 14:10 Space Based Maritime Awareness (SBMDA)

    Dr Clayton  Stewart

    Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London, Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

  • Automatic Identification System
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Electro-Optical SBMDA
  • Coordinated commercial satellite operation
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 UAS Technology & Platform Development for Monitoring Applications

    Al Savvaris

    Al Savvaris, Professor , Cranfield University

    •             Example of simulation scenarios for monitoring using aerial vehicles (UAVs)
    •             Monitoring of oil pipelines using UAV
    •             Examples of novel UAV configurations for operating in complex environments

    15:50 UAS Integration in the US National Airspace System

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

  • Congressional mandate
  • Training requirements
  • Equipment needs
  • UAS class differentiation

     

  • 16:30 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"
  • Dr Clayton  Stewart

    Dr Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London, Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces

    John Dalby

    John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

    9:10 MAJIIC2 Project Update

    Joe Ross

    Joe Ross, Technical Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency

  • Results from latest MAJEX
  • Relations with NATO AGS Programme
  • Relationship with Chicago JISR Initiative
  • Relationship with other NATO
  • Relationship updated NATO JISR Policy
  • 9:50 Can a commercial company deliver ISR/CAS Training to the military

    Andrew Mewes

    Andrew Mewes , AIS Business Development, 3SDL
    View Bio

  • What is Contract Air
  • Is there a requirement for MoD’s to use civilian companies
  • How does the MoD control the output from commercial ISR
  • What can it deliver
  • Delivery of contract ISR/CAS at home and overseas
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Emerging ISR Technologies, Platforms, Architectures, and C2

    Aaron Blow

    Aaron Blow, Chief Engineer, Joint and Service Programs, MITRE

  • The future of ISR in an age of fiscal austerity
  • 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
  • 11:30 Rights, Wrongs and Drones: Ethical Dilemmas in Remote ISR

    Dr Peter Lee

    Dr Peter Lee, Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics , Portsmouth University

  • 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
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Multinational Cooperation in Weapon Systems –Why is it so difficult?

    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch , Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency and Associate at Allied Support Services International Group Inc,

     
  • Introduction
  • What is Smart Defence / Pooling & Sharing
  • Achievements so far
  • Why is multinational cooperation so difficult to achieve?
  • What does Industry want?
  • What can Industry do?
  • Potential way ahead
  • Potential Future Developments
  • Conclusion
     

     

  • 14:10 Integration of ISR with advanced command and control for critical mission applications

    Peter  Sapaty

    Peter Sapaty, Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems

  • 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
  • 14:50 Panel Discussion: What part of ISR could run under “Smart Defense” with a dual use (civil and military) aspect?

    Joe Ross

    Joe Ross, Technical Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency

    Andrew Mewes

    Andrew Mewes , AIS Business Development, 3SDL
    View Bio

    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch , Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency and Associate at Allied Support Services International Group Inc,

    Dr Peter Lee

    Dr Peter Lee, Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics , Portsmouth University

    15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Aaron Blow

    Aaron Blow

    Chief Engineer, Joint and Service Programs, MITRE
    Andrew Mewes

    Andrew Mewes

    AIS Business Development, 3SDL
    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
    Dr Peter Lee

    Dr Peter Lee

    Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics , Portsmouth University
    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch

    Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency and Associate at Allied Support Services International Group Inc,
    Joe Ross

    Joe Ross

    Technical Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency
    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute
    Wing Commander Jim Beldon

    Wing Commander Jim Beldon

    Officer Commanding No 8 Squadron, RAF Waddington

    Aaron Blow

    Chief Engineer, Joint and Service Programs, MITRE
    Aaron Blow

    Al Savvaris

    Professor , Cranfield University
    Al Savvaris

    Andrew Mewes

    AIS Business Development, 3SDL
    Andrew Mewes

    Andy Mewes, AIS Business Development, 3SDL

    Andy is a consultant within the ISTAR team at 3SDL Ltd and is a former RAF Strike Attack and reconnaissance pilot flying Jaguars. His military experience includes Operations in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan both in the air and on the ground, as well as numerous exercises around the world. As a NATO Staff Officer, from 03 to 05, he was a member of the NATO HQ UAV Panel and the Reconnaissance Working Group. He left the RAF, in 2013, from a role as the FJ liaison to the UK Special Forces group, responsible for the facilitation of all CAS/JTAC training. Currently he is delivering ISR/CAS training to the British Army in Kenya and has recently delivered similar training to Canadian Defense Force personnel based in Africa. This will be his first workshop and will be delivered in his uniquely relaxed style. He is planning for it to be as dynamic as possible with lively discussion and an interesting group exercise.
     

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Dr Clayton Stewart

    Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University College London, Former Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global
    Dr Clayton  Stewart

    Dr Peter Lee

    Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics , Portsmouth University
    Dr Peter Lee

    Gunnar Borch

    Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency and Associate at Allied Support Services International Group Inc,
    Gunnar Borch

    Joe Ross

    Technical Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency
    Joe Ross

    John Dalby

    CEO, Marine Risk Management
    John Dalby

    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Principal Research Engineer, GA Technical Research Institute
    Major General (ret) George Harrison

    Peter Sapaty

    Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems
    Peter  Sapaty

    Toby Breckon

    Senior Lecturer, Computer Vision & Image Processing, Durham University
    Toby Breckon

    Wing Commander Jim Beldon

    Officer Commanding No 8 Squadron, RAF Waddington
    Wing Commander Jim Beldon

    Workshops

    Integral Spatial Intelligence in ISR Applications
    Workshop

    Integral Spatial Intelligence in ISR Applications

    Holiday Inn Regents Park
    9th April 2014
    London, United Kingdom

    Novel Approaches and Considerations in the ISR Domain
    Workshop

    Novel Approaches and Considerations in the ISR Domain

    Holiday Inn Regents Park
    9th April 2014
    London, United Kingdom

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