Realising Network Enabled Capability

October 13-14 2008

Leeds, UK

 
 

Monday 13th October

 

9:30 Coffee and Registration

 

10:15 Welcome

 

10:30 Keynote Address 1

"The NECTISE Research Programme" Michael Henshaw and David Gunton

 

11:10 Coffee

 

11:40 Parallel session 1a

Room 1
Architectures 1
Room 2
NEC Concepts 1
Room 3
Control/Autonomy 1
Supporting Capability Evolution Using a Service Oriented Architecture Approach in a Military Command and Control Information System
Stewart Radcliffe

Concepts of Agility in Network Enabled Capability
Tim Mackley

Communication and Control Designs for Reconfigurable Systems
Alexandru Murgu

 

12:20 Parallel session 1b

Room 1
Architectures 1
Room 2
NEC Concepts 1
Room 3
Control/Autonomy 1

Agile Properties of Service Oriented Architectures for Network Enabled Capability
Lu Liu

Hierarchical Command, Communities of Practice, Networks of Exploration: using simple models to exploreNEC Command Structures
Chris Baber
Multi-Platform Phased Mission Prognostics Using Reliability Modelling Techniques
Darren Prescott

 

13:00 Lunch

 

14:00 Parallel session 2a

Room 1
Architectures 2
Room 2
NEC Concepts 2
Room 3
TLM 1
Motivations for Change within an Enduring Architecture
David Webster
NEC Themes: A Conceptual Analysis and Applied Principles
Elena Neaga
Providing decision support for the management of NEC-ready systems   
Iain Boyle

 

14:40 Parallel session 2b

Room 1
Architectures 2
Room 2
NEC Concepts 2
Room 3
TLM 1
Architecting for Capability
Malcolm Touchin
Collaboration and Information Sharing in NEC Networks
Rene Keller
Exploring Service Supply Chain Network Enabled Capabilities that Support E2E Integration Findings from a Multi-nodal Complex Supply Chain
Antigoni Iakovaki


15:20 Coffee


15:50 Keynote Address 2

Delivering Tomorrow's Capability Simon Jewell, BAE Systems

 

16:30 Keynote Address 3

"Service-Oriented Architecture in the context of DoD's network-centric operations initiative" Dr. Raymond Paul (DoD)

 

17:10 Wrap up of Day 1

 

17:25 Poster session

 

19:30 Bar

 

20:00 Dinner with speaker: Brian Randell

 

 


 

Tuesday 14th October

 

08:40 Parallel session 3a

Room 1
Design
Room 2
NEC Concepts 3
Room 3
TLM 2
A design view of capability
Wenjuan Wang
Bridging an IA Capability Gap: Facilitating the Education of the NEC’s IA Professionals
Christopher J. Richardson
Incremental Knowledge Update for Through-Life Change Models using Bayesian Methods
Rene Keller

 

09:20 Parallel session 3b

Room 1
Design
Room 2
NEC Concepts 3
Room 3
TLM 2
Collaborative support for distributed design
Ian Whitfield
Development of a Framework for a Functional Analysis of C4ISTAR Interactions Between Force Elements
Stafford Williams
Knowledge re-use for decision support
Shaofeng Liu

10:00 Photograph

 

10:20 Coffee

 

10:50 Keynote Address 4

The systemic and practical challenges of realising NEC Duncan Kemp (MOD)

 

11:30 Poster and exhibition session

 

11:30 PhD Student Panel Session (Rothwell Suite)

 

13:00 Lunch

 

14:00 Session 4

Room 1
Architectures 3
Room 2
NEC Concepts 4
Room 3
Control / Autonomy 2
An Ontology for Evaluation of Network Enabled Capability Architectures
David Webster
Network centric Modeling and Simulation capabilities
Joshua Baer
A Robust Fault-tolerant Tracking Scheme
Da-wei Gu



14:40 Coffee

 

15:10 Keynote Address 5

"Model Driven Architecture for Future NECTISE Research" Prof Charles Dickerson, Loughborough University
"Service Oriented Acquisition " Prof Chris Gunderson (W2COG)

 

16:30 Panel session

 

17:00 Close

 

 

Programme

The achievement of NEC is the highest priority for the Advice to Capability Management research output, as well as being a strategic research priority for MOD, requiring a coherent programme of studies together with consistent assumptions on the capability offered by enablers and the potential of NEC.


Network Enabled Capability – An Introduction (MoD, version 1.1, April 2004)


We have now reached a crossroads. We are seeing a shift away from platform oriented programmes towards a capability-based approach, with corresponding implications for the demand required of the traditional defence industrial base.


Defence Industrial Strategy, 2005 (Paragraph A1.4)