17th ICCRTS: Theme, Dates and Venue

The theme for the 17th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium is “Operationalizing C2 Agility.” Since the first ICCRTS in 1995, the complexity and dynamics of the international environment and the threats to national security have significantly increased. This trend has been exacerbated by the adoption of communications and information technologies that have created a highly inter-connected world and net-enabled organizations. As a result, we increasingly face the unexpected, unanticipated, and unfamiliar. Agility, long a desirable quality to have, has become an imperative. The most recent CCRP publication, The Agility Advantage, provides the theory of C2 Agility. This year’s symposium will review the need for agility from various perspectives and explore efforts to improve the agility of our C2 organizations, processes, and systems. Questions, such as How would C2 be approached differently for conventional warfare and COIN?, What are the implications for supporting systems?, and How can we demonstrate through simulations and fields trials the value of C2 Agility?, will be explored in plenary presentations and panels as well as in track discussion periods.

The Symposium will be held at The Mason Inn in Fairfax, VA June 19-21, 2012.

Key Dates

March 9, 2012: Draft Papers Due

March 30, 2012: Early Registrations Due

April 13, 2012: Reviewer Comments Sent Out

May 4, 2012: Final Papers Due

June 1, 2012: Hotel Reservations Due

June 8, 2012: Presentations Due

June 8, 2012: Registrations Due

Still accepting late registrations