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

Thursday, 9 May 2019 0930 -1700, Qt canberra

Call for Expression of Interest and Registration

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, 15 March COB

In today's world, knowledge of how Science and Technology (S&T) can help safeguard our national security is vital. There are many synergies to be explored between researchers and practitioners. With a role of leading and coordinating a Whole of Government approach to National Security, the Research Network Secure Australia (RNSA) and the National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) within the DST Group are keen to shape current and future S&T endeavours in this important area.

 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, bio-security, biometrics, forensics, social influence, and protective structures and materials. 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

John Waschl, Scientific Adviser - National Security
National Security Science and Technology Centre
Defence Science and Technology


Program Co-Chairs:

Professor Priyan Mendis, University of Melbourne

Professor Chi King Lee, UNSW Canberra

Dr Jonathan Tran, RMIT University

Expressions of interest for Presentations (deadline - MARCH 15)

If you are interested in delivering a presentation at the Forum, please email a 100-word summary by COB Friday, 15 March 2019 to admin@safeguardingaustraliaevents.com.au

Please Note: Acceptance of submissions or otherwise for presentation is at the discretion of the Forum Committee whose decision is final.