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Many of the 2020 conference papers and their themes are more topical than ever, and our contributors are already updating their submissions. However, there is always a need to capture the latest thinking. We are seeking papers that will share innovation, lessons learned and critical requirements.

This year's speaker applications will be reviewed specifically to fill gaps within the agenda. If you have any queries please contact our team.

What are we looking for?

IT²EC provides a platform for the military and civil security/resilience communities to exchange knowledge on innovation, simulation and education effectiveness, and interoperability.

Never has our field advanced so rapidly. With so many new and important ideas to share, we look forward to seeing you in 2021 to show, consider and discuss face-to-face, to build and rekindle relationships, so we can all react better to evolving challenges.

In particular, we are looking for submissions on these five areas.

WATCH: Members of our technical committee address their view of recent and upcoming market developments and how they have informed the 2021 theme.

2021 Theme

Prepare for your Digital Twin

Submission Topics

What are we looking for?

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Application requirements

Ahead of each conference, the IT²EC technical planning committee welcomes papers and panel proposal abstracts exploring these themes from military, civil, academia and government personnel.

Authors are required to identify which of the conference pillars their paper addresses. These are used to help the committee understand the authors' perspective in order to build a coherent agenda.

To submit a paper, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Abstract title
  • Paper summary
  • Top take away points for audience members
  • Speaker biography 

Looking to stand out from the crowd? Download our top tips for writing a strong topic title.

Ask our experts 

Unsure whether your submission topic is relevant? Want a better understanding of what is already being covered? Not clear on the relevancy of Digital Twins to your project?

The IT²EC technical committee will be on hand to answer you questions in a live Q&A set to take place later on in the year.

Register interest for the Q&A

Register interest for the Q&A

The Q&A was provisionally scheduled for 20 January 2021, but will now be held at a later date. Register your interest to attend via the form below and you will be notified of the new date by email.


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