Cranfield Defence and Security ‘Symposia at Shrivenham’ and Battlespace Publications, in association with UK Qioptiq present:
Battlefield Surveillance – ‘Owning the Night’
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Event time: 10:00
NOTIFICATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2019 Battlespace Surveillance – Owning the Night symposium is scheduled to take place at Chepstow racecourse on Wednesday 16th January. This location offers the best combination of presentation and networking facilities, and outdoor vistas for demonstrating night vision equipment. The demonstrations under cover on the steps and hardstanding of the racecourse stand. Silks restaurant provides an excellent conference venue and has an expansive view of the course and park estate. The day will comprise a number of technology presentations and discussions, followed after nightfall by actual demonstrations including night driving and UAV technology. Onsite car parking is free and refreshments including a buffet lunch and evening supper are included.
The theme of the event is about helping the soldier not only to operate at night, but to manage the information and data that is available to him in order to improve decision-making in terms of both time and outcome.
In particular, the conference will look to see how systems can deliver both better visibility and be fused with other information streams. It will also draw upon the findings of this year’s Army Warfighting Experiment. Owning the Night 2019 will give Defence, Police, Government and Industry a taste of the future and the ability to try the latest night vision devices from weapon sights through night driving aids to advanced target tracking and identification systems.
Call for Papers
If you wish to present a paper on a topic you feel is relevant to the theme, please submit an abstract of around 200 words by e-mail to Leanne no later than Friday 12 October 2018. Papers should be planned to take 20 minutes to present followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Displays, Demonstrations and Sponsorship
We offer companies, departments and establishments an opportunity to display their equipment or advertise their capability. There are also unique opportunities for sponsoring the event, which gives exclusive space and delegates packages, these are very limited. Once again, please e-mail or call Leanne directly on 01793 785648 to discuss your requirements further.
Chepstow racecourse is located just 5km beyond the M48 Severn Bridge and about 23km or 24 minutes’ drive from the M4/M32 junction at Bristol. The racecourse includes 400 acres of estate which is bounded by hills and parkland to the north, and parkland and the Wye Valley to the east. Within the interior of the racecourse is a service road that can be used for driving.
Silks restaurant provides an excellent conference venue with full height windows that look out over the course and parkland.
There are numerous hotels in the area and further advice on prices and discounts can be sought from Leanne.
Event Organiser Symposia at Shrivenham
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 78 (Mil 96161) 5773