2008 ASC Star picture 26th Army Science Conference
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Overview

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The 27th Army Science Conference (ASC), sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), will be held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida, November 29 - December 2, 2010. The goals of the 27th ASC are to enable Army and DoD leaders, Congress and the public to understand the scope of the Army’s science and technology (S&T) activities in support of the Army and the Nation, and to strategically communicate the S&T community’s efforts to rapidly develop technologies that will enhance the capabilities of the Current Force while enabling the Future Force.

The 27th ASC theme is Transformational Science and Technology – Enabling Full Spectrum Operations. The conference theme conveys the message that the S&T community must be comprehensive and flexible in its approach to facilitate development of advanced capabilities that provide our Soldiers the decisive edge over their adversaries across the full spectrum of conflict, whether it is combating irregular warfare or engaging in major combat operations. As stated in the 2009 Army Modernization White Paper, “Future operations …. will continually span the spectrum of conflict from peace keeping operations to counterinsurgency to major combat operations.” All indications point towards continued Soldier engagement in hybrid warfare, a sliding scale of irregular warfare activities combined with major combat operations, the emphasis toward either end shifting according to prevailing conditions. As the Army must be balanced to engage across the full spectrum of conflict, so must our S&T investment areas be balanced.

The 27th ASC will feature talks by eminent scientists and engineers from the U.S. and foreign governments, academia and industry. Papers and posters judged as best among those submitted by scientists and engineers from the U.S. and foreign governments, industry and academia will be selected for oral presentation. Also, winners of the 2009 and 2010 Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Awards will present their winning papers (go to http://www.jshs.org for additional information on JSHS). Authors of the most outstanding papers will receive special recognition and awards. Additionally, an International Collaboration Award will be presented for the most outstanding collaborative research effort between U.S. Army and foreign scientists that has expanded and enhanced the Army’s research and technology program while benefiting the scientific interests of the collaborating foreign scientist(s).


Objectives
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  • To provide for an opportunity for the science and technology community to discuss the latest developments in emerging technologies and the impact on the Soldier.
  • To provide a forum that facilitates the open exchange of ideas and results and the cross fertilization and leveraging of ideas among the many scientific and engineering disciplines relevant to the Army's missions.
  • To publicly recognize the important technical achievements of scientists and engineers doing work relevant to the Army.


Conference Awards
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27th Army Science Conference Best Paper Awards

Awards will be presented to the authors of the 18 most outstanding technical papers at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening. These papers will be selected for originality of the subject matter, relevance to the scientific field or discipline and the Army, potential impact on the Soldier and the Current and Future Force, soundness of the scientific methodology, and clarity of the presentation.

Siple Award The author(s) of the overall best paper will receive the Paul A. Siple Memorial Award. In 1953, Dr. Siple became the first United States Scientific Attaché to Australia and New Zealand. His efforts led to the development of the five-year science agreement between the United States and Australia, signed in October 1968. He is remembered by many who knew him as a friend and a warm-hearted colleague. To the world he is known especially for his outstanding contributions to explorations in Antarctica, but his interests encompassed all fields of science and intellectual endeavors. Therefore, the prestigious Silver Medallion for Achievement at the Army Science Conference is named the Paul A. Siple Memorial Award. The two next best papers will receive bronze medallions, and 15 papers will receive award plaques. Click on the Call for Papers tab for paper submission requirements and criteria.

International Collaboration Award

An International Collaboration Award will be presented for the most outstanding collaborative research effort between U.S. Army and foreign scientists that has expanded and enhanced the Army’s research and technology program while benefiting the scientific interests of the collaborating foreign scientist(s). Click on the International Collaboration Award Tab for additional information.


Who Should Attend
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Defense (particularly but not exclusively U.S. Army personnel), academia and industry representatives involved with new scientific initiatives and ongoing modernization activities focused on near-term and long-range U.S. Army combat capabilities. Attendance at this conference will be beneficial to both management and technical personnel from industry and government who have an interest in the application of new scientific and engineering technologies.


Advisory
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Government Travelers are advised that since one or more meals will be provided as a part of the Conference Fee the "Proportional Meal Rate (PMR)" prescribed in Paragraph C4554A of the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) applies.

 

 

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