The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing
NATO conference in Berovo, fYR of Macedonia, 29-30.09.2017
NATO conference in Berovo, fYR of Macedonia
After two years of planning, the NATO SPS “Senior Leadership Roundtable on Military and Defence Aspects of Border Security in South East Europe” took place at the Aurora Resort and Spa in Berovo, fYR of Macedonia, 23-30 September 2017.
It was executed by the C4I & Cyber Centre of Excellence at George Mason University, the Centre for Technology and National Security Policy at U.S. National Defence University and the “General Mihailo Apostolski” Military Academy - Associate Member of the University of Goce Delchev - Stip.
This was the first NATO SPS senior leadership workshop in the region. It is also the first NATO SPS grant ever executed by either the U.S. DoD or GMU. It aimed to serve as a platform for discussion and partnership development addressing Balkan cross-border threats to include violent extremism/terrorism, weapons smuggling, cyber and information operations as well as migration.
Keynote speakers were:
* Dr. Linton Wells II -- GMU’s C4I & Cyber Executive Advisor and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence for Network Information Integration (ASD/NII) and Chief Information Officer
* Mark Laity — Head of Strategic Communications at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
* Vice-Minister of Defence Bekim Maksuti – fYR of Macedonia
* Brigadier General (ret, US-A) Russel Howard — founding director of the Counter Terrorism Centre at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and former head of its Department of Social Sciences
* Alan Brill — Senior Managing director of Cyber Security at Kroll
Additional speakers included representatives from:
* Estonian Kaitseliit’s Cyber Defence Unit
* C4I & Cyber Centre of Excellence at George Mason University
* George C. Marshall European centre for Security Studies
* Global Focus Romania
* Norwegian Embassy
* NATO ACT
* NATO Defence Enhancement Education Program (DEEP)
* NATO HUMINT centre of Excellence (HCOE)
* NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom COE)
* Cyber Engineering Research Institute at Sandia National Laboratories
* United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
* United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Program (UNICRI)
* U.S. Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
* U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
* U.S. National Defence University
* U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Senior-level representatives from government, think tanks, NGOs, and academia from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, fYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Serbia and the United States took part.
A NATO IOS press publication of the findings is forthcoming. Several collaborative research projects were launched because of this highly-successful roundtable.
The concept, program and research were directed by Dr. Itamara Lochard who was awarded the NATO SPS grant on behalf of both C4I & Cyber centre of Excellence at GMU and U.S, National Defence University. She will serve as editor of the book.
The NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) country co-director is Dr. Lazar Gjurov of the Military Academy. Other organizing committee members from the PfP military academy include the dean Dr. Orce Popovski, LTC Nikola Klentikov and Dr. Jugoslav Achkoski. Dr. Dejan Rancic from the University of Nis in Serbia was also part of this collaborative team.
Nikola Kletnikov as member of organizing committee of NATO SPS “Senior Leadership Roundtable on Military and Defence Aspects of Border Security in South East Europe” and member of ASPires project team during conference gave presentation and introduced participants with ASPires project.
Participants of the conference show interest about using of sensors and drones in the project as well as developing of algorithms.
Also, representatives from USA express interest for future cooperation between different institutions from USA which are involved in dealing with forest fires.
39th Meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Forest Fires (EGFF)
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ASPires-GEO at the Smart Cities Exhibition, April 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria
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ASPires Project. Workshop in Skopje, 03.2019
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Experiments conducted by the Military Academy, Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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ASPires Project. Workshop in Bansko, Bulgaria
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ASPires Project presented at the Career 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
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ASPires Project presented at the conference CHER21, 2018
The International Conference "Challenges in Higer Education and Research in XXI century"- 2018, was held from May 29 to June 1 in Sozopol, Bulgaria
ASPires Project presented on RETTmobil trade fair 2018, Fulda, Germany
The ASPires project team members held a workshop and took a part in the 18th European Leading Exhibition for Rescue and Mobility in Fulda on the 17th of May 2018.
The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium, Pau, France, 2018
A paper about Investigation of Priority Queueing Systems with Peaked Traffic Flows was accepted to be presented in the 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium in Pau, France on the 9-13 of April 2018.
6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
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Smart Cities, Exhibition for SE Europe
ASPires Project at CSECS 2017-Albena-Bulgaria
The Aspires project was presented at the CSECS conference in Albena, Bulgaria at a special session
IoT conference in Sofia, Bulgaria
The ASPires project and relevant researches in the area of IoT data management
Тhe ASPires project was present by Nikola Kletnikov, member of the NATO SPS Organizing Committee "Round Table of Senior Leaders on Military and Defense Aspects of Border Security in Southeast Europe" and member of the ASPires project team.
ASPires Project at SQL Day Sofia Bulgaria
The ASPires project was presented by Ivelin Andreev, software architect at Interconsult Bulgaria.
Meeting of representatives of the Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski"
On August 30, 2017, a meeting of representatives of the Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski" was held with the leadership of Mavrovo Park, where details of the Aspres project were discussed.
ASPires Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Berovo, fYR of Macedonia
The first of a total five planned workshops was held on November 8, 2017. Our first host was Macedonia. The Workshop was place in Berovo, small town near Maleševo Mountains.