The Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization joined in organising the 12th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference on the 15th-16th of October 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia.
As part of the continuous development of a NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the event built on previous conferences and workshops, bringing together the analysis community from NATO commands and agencies, national defence analysis and research organisations, centres of excellence, academia, and industry. The goal was to provide an exciting program with plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate.
The 2018 theme was “Tackling Complexity in NATO Operations in Contested and Degraded Environments”. The conference kicked off with a number of keynote addresses and continued in three streams:
- Understanding and Operating in the Cyber Domain;
- Challenges and Opportunities of Rapid Reinforcement & Force Mobility and its Logistics Aspects;
- Sense Making Through Analytics.
The conference also included hands-on training workshops on SIMUL8 software and Alternative Analysis methods, where participants got acquainted with new methods and learned how to apply them to example problems.
Calling Notice and programme are available here.