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NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence

In Cooperation with



Specialized Media Partners

Military Training & Simulation Magazine


Dear MESAS 2020 participants,
Originally, MESAS 2020 was planned to be part of the FUTURE FORCES FORUM 2020. Due to the COVID-19 measures, which restricts the organization of this kind of events, the MESAS 2020 will be virtual and compressed into the one day of 21 OCT 2020.
Other actions/phases continues according to the plan.
We will update you soon about other details, please check also
Best regards,
MESAS 2020 Organizing Team


The NATO M&S COE is dedicated to the promotion of M&S in support of operational requirements, training and interoperability. The Centre acts as a catalyst for transformation through the involvement of NATO, governments, academia, industry, operational and training entities, by improving the networking of NATO and nationally owned M&S systems, the cooperation between nations and organisations through the sharing of M&S information and developments and serving as an international source of expertise for transformation in the related domain.


Inter-domain and multi-disciplinary exchange of knowledge within Modelling & Simulation and Robotics communities of interest.
MESAS’20 is a three-day conference organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation COE within the FUTURE FORCES FORUM. The event gathers fully recognized experts from different domains: Military, Academia and Industry.
Don’t miss the opportunity to present your work, results and insight during MESAS’20, send us your presentation abstract and share your knowledge with leading experts.
Take the opportunity to enhance visibility of your company, take a look to Exhibition Opportunities 
and Partnership Opportunities within the FUTURE FORCES FORUM to understand how to enter the family of MESAS’20 supporters and visionaries.


NATO M&S COE requests all interested researchers and technicians of academic, industrial or military research centers to send an abstract to be evaluated by members of MESAS’20 Technical Program Committee. Authors of approved abstracts will be asked to prepare a full paper following the Springer template, then to present the paper during the MESAS’20 Conference.
Presentations will be ran in plenary and parallel sessions. Full papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be included in the post conference proceedings. Previous MESAS proceedings are indexed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Indes – Science (CPCI-S) and EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases).

MESAS'20 topics are as follows:

AxS/AI in Context of Future Warfare and Security Environment (Concepts, Applications, Standards, etc.)
  • Autonomous Systems Strategy and Concept Development and Implementation in all Domains of Operation
  • Advances in AI and its Impact on Future Operations
  • The Role of the Robots and Foot Soldier in the Future Operations
  • Security, Use of AxS as Lethal Instruments, Safety of Aviation
  • Ethical, Psychological, Legal and Operational Aspects, CIMIC
  • Cyber Security (in Context of AxS an their Applications)
M&S of Intelligent Systems – R&D and Application
  • Autonomous Tactical Behavior
  • Math Modelling and Simulation of AI Tasks
  • RT Issue and Reality Gaps in Context of New AI Concepts, M&S of Future Operational Tasks
  • Multi-robot Systems/Swarms, Benefits, Threats, and Challenges
  • AI/machine-learning of the systems through M&S
  • Distributed Control for Multi-robot Systems
  • Robust Decision Making via Cooperative Estimation
  • Relevant Concepts and Experiments
  • Concepts and Visions of Future Warfare and Application
  • M&S in Capability Evaluation of Robotic Swarms
  • Co-simulation Tools for Multi-domain Analysis
  • Effectiveness, Reliability, and Cyber-Security Issues
Future Challenges of Advanced M&S Technology
  • Key Challenges of the Research and Development
  • Capability Dev. in Context of Future Ops and Social Environment
  • Man versus Computer, Advanced M&S Projects
  • Future Technology and Impact on Society
  • Validation and verification process for Autonomous functions (V&V via M&S)


Call for Papers: March 2020
Abstract Submission Closure: 30 April 2020 (later submissions may be accepted on individual basis)
Full Paper Submission: 9 August 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 23 September 2020


Day 1 Wednesday, 21 October 2020
08.30 - 09.20 Registration
09.30 - 12.00 MESAS 2020 Morning Session
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch, Future Forces Exhibition Tour, Networking
13.30 - 16.00 MESAS 2020 Afternoon Session or joint Discussion Forum with Multi-domain Advanced Robotic Systems Conference (MARS) – Strategic Approach
16.00 - 17.00 Future Forces Exhibition Tour
Day 2 Thursday, 22 October 2020
08.30 - 09.20 Registration
09.30 - 12.00 MESAS 2018 Morning Session
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch, Future Forces Exhibition Tour, Networking, MARS Conference
14.00 - 16.00 MESAS 2018 Afternoon Session
Day 3 Friday, 23 October 2020
08.30 - 09.20 Registration
09.30 - 12.00 MESAS 2018 Morning Session
12.00 - 16.00 Future Forces Exhibition Tour, Networking


Authors are requested to send abstracts (brief description about 200 words is sufficient, but not limited to, you could send PDF with comprehensive description, drawings, architecture, algorithms and so on) only via the MESAS20 LINK TO THE SPRINGER CONFERENCE SERVICE SYSTEM.


When submitting the full paper via Springer OCS system, please use the following instruction and templates requested by LNCS Series Producer. Please refer to this example of the full paper. The accepted formats and particular templates:



Online registration form for speakers and presenters will be available at the NATO M&S COE MESAS 2020 website. Key speakers are welcome to present free of charge.

Article presentation/publication in conference proceedings + FFF Party       130 EUR
Article presentation/publication in conference proceedings       100 EUR


Online registration of audience will be available at the FFF Events Registration.


We are pleased to offer you accommodation in our contracted hotels.
In case you need any assistance, please contact Mrs. Pavla Sebestova at or by phone at +420 602 373 800.


Business attire or military uniform (no camouflage).


LTC Jan Mazal, Ph.D. - MESAS'20 Event Manager; Doctrine Education and Training Branch Chief, NATO M&S COE, NATO 
MESAS Event Manager
Tel.: +39 3666 9738 25

Further information will be added continuously.

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