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Air Force 2011 : Advanced Air and Air Defense Capabilities


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Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2011
Notification Due Jan 20, 2011
Final Version Due Jan 30, 2011
Categories    aerospace   information technology   aeronautics   interdisciplinary

Call For Papers

Volume 25 of I&S on "Advanced Air and Air Defence Capabilities", edited by Major General Constantin Popov, has been published and is available online at


Advancing Air and Air Defence Capabilities: What and How? (Editorial, pp. 5-9)

MG Constantin Popov, Contribution of the New Main Combat Aircraft to Bulgaria’s Defence Capabilities (pp. 13-16)

AFG Alexandru-Petru Găluşcă, Romanian Air Force Operational Capabilities Generation Process (pp. 17-22)

BG Patrick Wouters, Air Power in the Contemporary Environment (pp. 23-36)

BG Mark O. Schissler, The Bulgarian Air Force in a New Security Environment (pp. 37-40)

Kiril Maznev, Offsets Facilitate Cooperation with Companies in the European Defence, Technological and Industrial Base (pp. 41-44)

Sabi Sabev, Developing and Employing Expeditionary Capabilities: Key to Transforming Air Forces of Small NATO Nations (pp. 47-56)

Robert K. Murphy and Scott D. Beach, Using Strategic Planning in Support of Defense Acquisitions (pp. 57-77)

Sang-Gun Park, Tag-Gong Lee, NamKyu Lim, and Hyun-Sik Son, Integrated Framework and Methodology for Capability Priority Decisions (pp. 78-98)

Venelin Georgiev, Embedding Affordability Assessment in the Analysis of Alternatives in Defense Modernization Projects (pp. 99-112)

Marco Bartolozzi, Developing Regional Air Defence Capabilities: Role of NC3A (pp. 113-122)

This was the Call for Papers:

Information & Security: An International Journal
Special journal issue on Advanced Air and Air Defense Capabilities
Editor: Major General Constantine Popov, Chief of the Bulgarian Air Force

New security challenges and advances in technology—sensors, communications and information technologies in particular—impact the development of advanced air and air defense capabilities and the way air forces are organized and equipped for effective performance of their roles. Our expectation is that, rather than leading to one-step reorganization and restructuring of the military, these factors will bring permanent adaptation, designated recently as transformation.

To reflect the impact of these developments on air forces and related organizations, on 30 April 2010 the AFCEA-Varna Chapter held an international conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Refereed papers, presented at the conference, will be published in a special issue of Information & Security: An International Journal (I&S).

In addition, the I&S Editorial Board invites contributions on the following topics:

- Roles, missions and required operational capabilities of air, air defense, space and other related organizations;
- Novel air doctrine and tactics;
- Organizing air forces for future operations; organizational challenges of network centric warfare;
- Technologies for advanced air, air defense, and space capabilities;
- Definition of priorities for technology insertion in the air force.

Of particular interest is the implementation of advanced IT to support the process of air force transformation, including technologies for:

- Unmanned flight and strike capabilities;
- Net-centric operations;
- Situational awareness;
- Collaborative decision making;
- Distributed simulation and training;
- Advanced distance learning, etc.

Interested authors shall submit their papers the I&S Managing Editor.

For questions, proposals and submissions of book reviews, description of Web sites and other related initiatives:

Managing Editor, Information & Security:

Expected publication: January 2011

For instructions for preparation of articles and additional information see

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