National Security Science & Technology Forum
Special Annual Forum for Practitioners & Researchers


Thursday, 10th May 2018 9.30am – 5pm

The pace of change and the corresponding relevance of science & technology demand that National Security agencies have access to the best science and technology for advancing Australia’s national security capabilities.

Call for Expression of interest and Registration

In today's world, knowledge of how science and technology can help safeguard our national security is vital. There are many synergies to be explored between researchers and practitioners.

The National Security Science and Technology Forum will provide participants with a valuable overview of state-of-the art case studies, modelling tools and research projects in areas covering cyber-security, protective structures, smart materials, UAVs and sensing technologies, and vehicle impact. Threats to national security may include terrorist attacks, malevolent and insider attacks, and military threats to personnel or infrastructure. Leading practitioners, researchers and clients are invited to make presentations or attend.

The Forum will be informal to maximise networking and information transfer. The Forum will consist of 15 minute presentations with an extra 5 minutes for questions.

Fees are designed for the Forum to break even:

  • $195 (incl GST) for fill-time students
  • $295 (incl GST) for forum presenters
  • $395 (incl GST) for forum delegates

Program Chairs
Professor Mark Stewart, The University of Newcastle
Professor Chi King Lee, UNSW Canberra

Program Co-Chairs
Prof Tuan Ngo (University of Melbourne)
A/Prof Alex Remennikov (University of Wollongong)
rof. Priyan Mendis (University of Melbourne)

Expressions of interest for Presentations (deadline)

If you are interested in delivering a presentation at the Forum, please email a 100-word summary to by COB Friday, 2nd March to


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Please note: Program and presentation topics are still under development, it may vary from time to time and is subject to change