Submission topics


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?

We are specifically seeking papers which address the following five areas: 

  • Simulations for decision-making during disruptive global events: complex Decision Support Systems are now a central need for decision-makers and commanders, enabled by supercomputing and AI/Big Data.
  • Creating and measuring a resilient, high-fidelity, socially-distanced training capability: the pandemic disrupted training pipelines at the same time as militaries thinking how to transform training to adapt to today’s fast-changing threats. What does a resilient, high-fidelity, highly adaptable and complex training system look like?
  • Addressing the training and technology gaps exposed in 2020: What are the emerging technology applications that allow you train what could not, and 2020 shows you should be? 
  • Dealing with the sensitivity of data used in training and analysis over remote training: every change of technology or its use brings new questions and challenges for safe and ethical use of training data – this is a must-know area for training system leaders.
  • Developing ‘light’ versions of training technology to adapt to anticipated budget cuts: VR/AR/MR – use of commercial xR technologies is expanding exponentially, examples of technologies enabling affordable and highly immersive training and education.

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