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NATO CAX Forum 2015

 

 

 

The NATO CAX Forum 2015 was held at the Tiepolo Hotel Convention Centre in VICENZA, Italy from Sep 29th to October 2nd, organized by the Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S CoE). The tenth Forum edition was focused on technical issues and operating procedures related to simulation-based exercises and training support. This edition welcomed around 230 CAX Personnel and M&S experts from 28 countries – NATO Members and Partners such as the Partnership for Peace Programme, the Mediterranean Dialogue, and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, as well as from Contact Countries and other Nations.
The Forum's primary goal is to promote the exchange of information and "best practices" among the staffs of NATO and national simulation/exercise centres. The invaluable presence of NATO & Partners, Academia and Industry representatives made the Forum the proper seat for discussions on current and future CAX activities. A consistent program of sessions and tutorials, as well as live demonstrations of system utilization and a significant exhibition of equipment and devices set up in the Forum environment by 16 different industrial groups and governmental agencies, greatly enhanced the significance of the event.
A special track focused on the OPFOR for Hybrid Warfare. A Serious Games Workshop also took place organized by NMSG, as well as a session dedicated to National Simulation Centres and to NATO training entities such as the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) and the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC), their activities and their challenges.

 

Day 1, Tuesday 29 Sept. 2015

 

OPENING SESSION      

Mr. Thomas IRWIN, US JS J7 Executive Director
BGen ITA AF Francesco VESTITO, Director ITA General Defence Staff Centre for Defence Innovation
Mr. Wim HUISKAMP, Chairman NATO Modelling & Simulation Group
TUTORIAL - CAX best practices
 
15:00 – 16:30
 
Mr. Phil DRAPER, NATO Joint Warfare Centre
Mr. Niels KRARUP-HANSEN, Danish Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization
LTC Carl-Fredrik KLEMAN, Swedish Armed Forces Joint Training Centre

SESSION 1 - Hybrid Warfare/ Simulation Clouds

15:00 – 16:30

 
Col. Bill JONES, NATO Joint Warfare Centre
Mr. Kenneth R. ABRAMOWSKI, Joint Multinational Simulations Center, Joint Multinational Training Center
Mrs. Amy GROM, US JS J7/ Mr. Stefan SANDBERG, PITCH Technologies
Simulation Clouds based on existing and established standards: Viking ’14 use case
 

SESSION 2 - Distributed Training & Exercises Perspectives

17:00 – 19:00

 
Lt.Col. James BRASSELL, USAFE/AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Center
Col. Andrea PARIS, NATO SP COE
LTC Marco BIAGINI, NATO MS COE
Simulation Supporting Army Concept Development and Experimentation
LTC Wolfhard SCHMIDT, NATO Joint Force Training Centre
Col. Orlin NIKOLOV, NATO Crisis Management & Disaster Recovery Centre Of Excellence
 

SESSION 3 - Training & Exercise – The industrial vision

17:00 – 19:00

 
Brig Gen (Rtd) David PATERSON, 4C Strategies
A COTS Solution to meet NATO’s requirement for an electronic Military Training and Exercise Programme (EMTEP)
 
Mr. Ulf JINNESTRAND, Global Challenges Forum
Mr. Ba┼čar KASIM/ Mr. Hakan KARAPINAR, HAVELSAN
Dr. Raffaele DE AMICIS, Fondazione Graphitech
Enhancing resilience of communities and territories through smart technologies

          

 Day 2, Wednesday 30 Sept. 2015

 

PANEL - Training Interoperability – Challenges & Opportunities

09:00 – 11:00

 

SESSION 4 - Architectures

 

09:00 – 11:00

 
Mr. Björn LÖFSTRAND, Pitch Technologies /Jan HODICKY, NATO M&S COE
Mr. Michael KOSCIELNIAK, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mr. Karl-Heinz NEUMANN, IABG mbH
Col. Francesco NASCA, ITA Army General Staff
 

SESSION 6 - CAX Models

 

11:30 – 13:00

 
Mr. Peter MORRISON, Bohemia Interactive Simulations

 

Day 3, Thursday 1 Oct. 2015

 

SESSION 7 - CAX Models

 

09:30 – 11:00

 
Mrs. Ellen ROLAND, R&A
 
SESSION 8 - CAX Models
 
11:30 – 13:00
 
Mr. Hans TEN BERGEN, MASA Group
 

JOINT SESSION NATO CAX FORUM – MSG-137 WORKSHOP

09:30 – 11:00

 
Prof. Dr. Armin FUEGENSCHUH,  Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces
 

SESSION 9 - Modern Training and Future Exercise Design and Planning

 

11:30 – 13:00

 
Mr. Salih Cem KUMSAL, NATO HQ SACT
Immersive training Environments in NATO
Lt. Dominik HAUSCHILD, Lt. Christian VOß , Universität der Bundeswehr München Technology Management and Information Systems
WarefareSims@Planungsamt - A Feasibility Study
Mr. Pitt MERRYMAN, Cubic Global Defense
WRAP UP SESSION
 
14:30 – 15:00
 
Mr. Thomas IRWIN, US JS J7 Executive Director/ Capt (N) Vincenzo MILANO, NATO M&S COE Director
Wrap-up Session - Declaration of NATO CAX Forum 2016 event
 

SESSION 10 - Challenges for NATO /Nations Simulation & Training Centres

15:00 – 17:00

 
LTC Wolfhard SCHMIDT, NATO Joint Force Training Centre
Maj. Marko SEKETIN, SVN Combined Training Centre
LTC Charles KARELS, Joint Multinational Simulations Center, Joint Multinational Training Center
COL Serhii KONONENKO, Ukraine National Defense University Simulation Center
LTC Jeff SCHAMEHORN, Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre

 

SESSION 11 - Training, Exercise and Methodology

15:00 – 17:00
 
Dr. Bill REBARICK, Cubic Corporation
The semantic interoperability of military training systems through an agent-ontological approach
Maj. Joseph VAN KUIKEN, USAFE WPC/MD
Outcome of Air and Missile Defense CAX Forum
LtCol (ret.) Yorck LOSKA, IABG mbH 
Ground Controlled Interception Training via Connected Simulation
Mr. Frank BERTLING, CAE Elektronik GmbH 
Global Sim and Multi Resolution Modelling
Mr. Rubén PERDIZ LÓPEZ, ATDI
HTZ warfare
 
SESSION 12 - CAX Models
 
17:00 – 18:00
 
Mr. Will BELUE, LLNL
JCATS - What's new in version 12.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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