National Security Science & Technology Forum
Special Annual Forum for Practitioners & Researchers
The program below was featured in the 2018 Summit.
The 2019 Summit program will be announced from January 2019.
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.
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, students and clients interested in the science and technology applications of our national security are invited to attend.
Keynote - Engaging the innovation ecosystem for a more secure Australia - Dr John Best, Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer – Thales Australia & NZ
The National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) – Current Focus, Future Challenges and Way Ahead - Clinton Jacobs, Cyber and Intelligence Program Manager, Defence, Science & Technology Group (DSTG)
Control of Complex Systems and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure - Professor Tristan Perez, Autonomous Systems, Decisions & Control, Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology
Ballpark Blast - Major Tim Napper, Australian Army
Defence and security decisions in an uncertain world - Prof. Mark Stewart, The University of Newcastle
Innovative Blast and Fire Research at the University of Melbourne - Prof Tuan Ngo and Prof Priyan Mendis, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne
Development and performance of the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FACILITY for PHYSICAL BLAST SIMULATION with Prof Brian Uy and David Ritzel as co-authors - Prof Alex Remennikov, Head of School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
Investigation of Reinforced High Performance Geopolymer Concrete Slabs against Blast Loading - Prof Chengqing Wu, University of Technology, Sydney
Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Attacks in Critical Infrastructure - Dr Ernest Foo, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology Australia
Impact Responses of Sandwich Panels with Fibre Metal Laminate Skins and Aluminium Foam Core - Dr. Yixia Zhang, School of Engineering and Information Technology
Continuous Impedance-Graded Metallic Composite System for Shock Mitigation - Dr Damith Mohotti, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney
Closing Remarks by Professor Chi King Lee, UNSW Canberra & Professor Mark Stewart, The University of Newcastle
Forum concludes - Group photo and Networking Drinks
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
Professor Mark Stewart, The University of Newcastle
Professor Chi King Lee, UNSW Canberra
Professor Tuan Ngo (University of Melbourne)
A/Prof Alex Remennikov (University of Wollongong)
Professor Priyan Mendis (University of Melbourne)
Registration, please visit https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/SA2018/start-registration/delegate or contact firstname.lastname@example.org