Netherlands Defence Academy Symposium 2006 Expeditionary Operations Effects and Challenges (NLDA Symposium 2006)

Venue: KMA

Location: Breda, Brabant, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Dec 13, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 14, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2006
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Netherlands Defence Academy Symposium 2006

Expeditionary Operations
“Effects and Challenges”

LCol J. de Geest RNLA
LCol H. Koolstra RNLAF
Drs Alexander Bon
Major Timon A. van Dishoeck RNLMC

The NLDA Symposium 2006 on Expeditionary Operations aims to bring together researchers, scientists, politicians and the military to discuss problems and solutions in the area of expeditionary operations, to identify new issues, and to shape directions for research, as well as to help policymakers and the military incorporate new insights in programmes.

The general theme for this symposium is Expeditionary Operations which can be scientifically explored from many different angles. The following perspectives are suggested:
1. International Affairs / National effects
2. Expeditionary Politics
3. Legal Affairs
4. Logistics
5. Intelligence
6. Public Information
7. Human Aspects
a. Medical
b. Psychological
c. Social
8. Operational
9. CIMIC (Het samenwerken van militaire organisaties met burgers.)
a. NGO’s (Non Governmental Organisations; Het Rode Kruis e.d.)
b. Development, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief

The symposium is planned as a two day event. A general concept programme can bee seen in Annex A (Event programme). The general idea is that the programme should be interactive in order provide all participants with an attractive programme. In addition, the symposium will follow two tracks: a public part in which practitioners will speak about their experiences and plans for the future and an academic part in which researchers will present the fruits of their investigations. This way the symposium can serve a broad public and the maximum effect can be achieved.

The organisation of this symposium should consist of a scientific committee and a organising staff. The scientific committee is responsible for the content of the programme.
· Scientific Committee:
o Content of the symposium
· Organising Staff:
o Logistics

Location and Facilities:
1. The NLDA Symposium will be held at the KMA in Breda on the 13th and 14th of December 2006.
2. The KMA is the training institute for officers of the Dutch Army.

1. Contributors are required to provide the organisation with a paper on their chosen subject in advance.
2. Papers:
· Papers will be reviewed and evaluated for presentation.
· Papers and abstracts will be used in creating topical sessions within the symposium.
· Papers will be discussed either in expert sessions or plenary sessions.
· Session chairs must submit an overall abstract, which succinctly describes the session and target audience.
· Each session will be under the supervision of a moderator/ presider. The moderators/ presiders will follow the guidelines as set out by the organising staff and the scientific committee.
· The deadline for submission of papers is: DTG 2006 (see Annex B)
· Papers used for presentations will be collected and published in a proceedings and made available for participants.
· Guidelines for papers in Annex B (Guidelines for papers and abstracts).

· Academic papers will be published in a Symposium Proceedings.
· Presentations will be burned on a CD-Rom and made available (free or against payment) for all participants
· Subjects for further research into the concept of expeditionary operations for students of the NLDA
· NLDA established in the academic world as the organizer of a first class symposium in the field of military operational sciences


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Additional Information

The event will be held in the Netherlands at the KMA in Breda, Holland. The KMA is the training institute for officers of the dutch army. The date for the event will be 13 and 14 december 2006. For further information please contact: T.A. van Dishoeck Major of the Dutch Marine Corps Mail adress Koninklijk Instituut voor de Marine Het Nieuwe Diep 8 1781 AC DEN HELDER Telephone : 0223-657410 Fax : 0223-657319 Email :