The International Symposium on
Military Operational Research




Proceedings of the

38th International Symposium on Military OR

20th to 21st July 2021

Invited speakers

Opening keynote address Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, and Operational Research. Jason

Presentations and papers

Tuesday 20th July

Historical Analysis of Sub-Threshold Operations Colin Irwin, Strategic Gaming and Historical Analyst DSTL, Exploration Division
Future Tech and Historic Data Mike Pryce, Principal Consultant, BAE Systems. Michael Weatherburn, Humanities and Social Sciences and Academic Fellow, Data Science Institute
Royal Navy OR in the ‘grey zone’ Paul Shott, Chief Analyst, Maritime Warfare Centre
A proposal for a simple evaluation method in support of the initial concept phase assessing a future unmanned Loyal Wingman for Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNAF) Stian Betten, Principal Scientist, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. Rune Stensrud, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
Helping the Army generate an integrated Sustainability Strategy and Roadmap out to 2050, achieving net carbon zero by 2040 Andrea Day, Principal Consultant in Defence Analysis, BAE Systems. Phil Harris, Head of Defence Analysis, CORDA. Josh Hilton, Consultant, CORDA
OR Support to Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Ben Taylor, Senior Defence Analyst, Canadian Department of National Defence
Canadian Armed Forces Workforce Planning in Uncertain Times Michelle Straver, Acting Director of Research – Workforce Analytics, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis

Wednesday 21st July

Future Commando Force Expeditionary Experimentation Duncan Stewart, Defence Analyst, DSTL
Rapid Exploratory Agent Based Modelling Carl Turpie, Consultant, FrazerNash Consultancy
Artificial Intelligence for After Action Review Stephen Lucek, Principal Software Engineer, NSC
Air and Space Warfare Centre Operational Analysis Element Overview and Description Mark Ashforth, OAE Senior Scientific Adviser (SSA), Air and Space Warfare Centre
Controllable AI for Military Training and Education Stephen Lucek, Principal Software Engineer, NSC
Efficiency of a railgun based close-in weapon system against emerging threats Irene Ndindabahizi, Doctoral Candidate, Royal Military Academy in Belgium
Gender Integration and Unit Cohesion: The Case of the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front Victoria Denton, Consultant, tpgroup
The First Operational Researcher David Bangert, Director, Sirius Analysis
The importance of developing a coherent analytical capability to support Tactical Exploitation of the Environment Alex Cooksley, Senior Consultant, tpgroup. Natasha Williams, Consultant, tpgroup
Paradigm shift in safety management in the Brazilian Army Aviation: proposal and validation of a RAG questionnaire Mário Coutinho, Combat Pilot, Brazilian Army