3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

Date: October 16, 2017 8:00 am - October 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

October 16-19, 2017 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

The Multi-Domain Battle: A Combined Arms Approach to Enabling Maneuver through CEMA Operations

AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with the Army
will hold its 3rd Annual CEMA Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Sessions will be held at the unclassified and classified levels up to TS/SCI releasable to
Five Eyes Expansion of the CEMA conference to other interest partner Nations is currently being considered.

**Caveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the Department of the Army
expected no later than September 2017.   All indications are that this conference is in compliance with all required directives and meets the standards required
so we expect but cannot guarantee this conference will be approved.

Conference Chair: Mr. Giorgio Bertoli

Agenda | Call for PresentationsRegistration Location | Accommodations | Security | Base Access | Sponsorship


This year's focus will be on the emerging Joint Army/USMC Multi-Domain Battle concept and the implications with respect to CEMA. The MDB entails a combined arms approach for ground combat operations against a sophisticated peer enemy threat in the 2025-2040 timeframe. Building on current service and joint doctrine, the MDB requires flexible and resilient ground formations that project combat power into the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains. It is a continued evolution of the combined arms methodology to include not only those capabilities of the physical domains, but places even greater emphasis on space, cyberspace, and other contested areas such as the EMS, the information environment, and the cognitive dimension of warfare. As for the role of CEMA in the MDB, it's about creating and exploiting exploit temporary windows of advantage in and presenting adversaries with multiple dilemmas in the spectrum across time/space with an intensity and duration of our choosing. Acknowledging that the world is very different now with more capable near-peer adversaries who are able to contest all physical domains as well as cyberspace, we need to recognize that and challenge the CEMA community of interest for novel, adaptive and innovative capability solutions in EW, Cyber, SIGINT and other related technology areas. This is just the nature of the current environment........


 The CEMA 2017 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only, Secret Releasable FVEYS or Unclassified//FOUO (please indicate which classification you are submitting for as we will have multiple sessions at various classification levels); however, abstracts must be unclassified.

All who attend will gain a better understanding with respect to current and future threats, emerging requirements, technological advances, policy, and potential opportunities for collaboration. You are invited to submit an abstract of presentation that align with the following topics:

1. Cyberspace Effects Cell – User Perspectives (17/29 series, and 25E only)
2. Emerging Threats, Capability Gaps, and Requirements
3. CEMA Contribution to the Multi-Domain Battle Concept
4. CEMA Programs and Acquisition Initiatives
5. Rapid Capabilities in Support of Urgent Needs
6. Warfighting Perspective
7. CEMA Science & Technology Trends
8. Experimentation, Exercises and Training
9. Joint, International and Industry Perspectives and Opportunities
10. Advanced Technology & Special Interest (TS/SCI)

Abstracts for presentations must be at the unclassified level and in text format. Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by 14 July 2017. Abstracts are limited to one page of text or 400 words. To facilitate the selection processes please ensure your submitted abstract file is labeled with your last name and short title. For example: “Smith_Cyber Effects Cell.doc.” PLEASE IDENTIFY THE SESSION TOPIC YOU THINK MAY BE THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR BRIEFING. Notification of acceptance and presentation submission instructions will be by 21 July 2017. Presentations will be required in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or earlier format. In order to meet required foreign disclosure procedures, final presentations are required to be submitted with appropriate foreign disclosure paperwork by 1 September 2017 to ensure adequate processing. Foreign disclosure processes will be listed on the conference website www.crows.org when finalized.

IMPORTANT DATES 2017: (note: dates are proposed for initial planning purposes only and subject to change based on the finalization of the foreign disclosure processes currently in staffing. Actual dates are expected to fall on or within 7 – 10 days of listed dates)
Abstracts Due: 14 July 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 30 July 2017
Draft Agenda Published: 1 August 2017
Final Presentations with Foreign Disclosure paperwork: 1 September 2017
Security Clearance: 25 September 2017


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Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Myer Auditorium
BLDG 6000, Combat Drive
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005


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