5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons
May 11-13, 2009 Ettlingen, Germany
Venue: Stadthalle-Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
organized by Fraunhofer ICT
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1.Announcement and Call for Papers
Experts in the field of non-lethal weapons are concerned both with investigating and pursuing a detailed approach to new NLW technologies, and with developing a better contextual understanding of this complex subject from a generalised perspective.
2007, the year of the 4th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons was very decisive for NLW. Never since the term NLW was first created had so much motion and activity occurred. Noticeably, NATO installed a Quick Reaction Team, a Topical Group and proposed a new term, "Non-Lethal Capabilities (NLC)". In Europe , the European Defence Agency (EDA) installed a project team specifically in this area and adopted the term "NLC".
Now what has changed in principle?
Are there any consequences of the new term, NLC? How will this impact each of the different aspects (legal, medical or operational) involved in NLW?
Chairman of the Symposium
Fraunhofer ICT, Germany
The above questions and more will be discussed at the 2009 Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons, which will also act as a forum to review current and future non-lethal technologies. This 5th Symposium will be a platform enabling participants to meet with each other and with experts from many different nations. All these aspects together can be seen as a catalyst to strengthen and to enlarge the present NLW-community.
In brief, the Symposium includes topics on:
Current and advanced technologies
Operational and tactical aspects (scenario-orientated, case studies...)
Legal and public acceptance
Effects on target as well as the evaluation of effects
The listed topics should only be considered as guiding principles. Abstract proposals concerned with any other interesting and/or important topic related to NLWs will be welcome.
The European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons (EWG-NLW) serves as the Programme Committee:
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung, Vienna, AT
VOP-026 Sternberk, s.p.,divize VTUPV, Vyskov, CZ
DGA/DSA/UM TER/SM-EA, Bagneux, FR
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, GE
Roberto de Maio
Segredifesa, Rome, IT
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Delft, NL
Baumann University, Moscow, RU
Swedish Defence Research Agency, Tumba, SE
Home Office Scientific Development Branch,
St. Albans, UK
Contributions to the Symposium can be presented as oral presentations (presentation time 25 minutes including discussion) or poster presentations.
Please submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words together with the exact title and name(s) of the author(s). Authors are requested to supply up to five keywords below the abstract, and to send the abstract to the national member and to the Chairman of the Symposium.
The papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, which will appear at the beginning of the event. Guidelines on how to prepare the text will be sent to the authors.
Conference Language: English
Closing dates of Abstracts
October 01, 2008
Reply to authors
Full papers (camera ready)
February 01, 2009
The programme will be published
5.Point of Contact
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Thiel
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