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Debra Schenaker <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:30:17 -0500
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Greetings All!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the C4I Seminar Series on 
Friday February 22, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Engineering Building, 
room 4705. Dr. Michael Hiebpresents** *Brazil -- US Collaborative 
Command and Control Research Testbed. *For further information contact 
Deb Schenaker, 993-3682, email: [log in to unmask], or visit our 
website c4i.gmu.edu. *


*In 2010, during the XII Symposium of Operational Applications in 
Defense Areas in Brazil, a partnership was established between the 
Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and George Mason University 
(GMU) to create an environment to support Command and Control (C2) 
research. This environment is a Modeling and Simulation framework 
explicitly designed for investigating innovative applications in the 
areas of C2 Planning, Security and Cyber Warfare. The Collaborative C2 
Research Testbed uses several COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) tools 
along with Open Standards to provide a rapid prototyping and modeling 
environment for C2 scenarios. An overview of the Testbed will be 
presented focusing how the COTS Simulation tools are used to investigate 
three Brazilian C2 scenarios. MÄK VR-Forces provides a powerful and 
flexible simulation environment for scenario generation and execution. 
Scalable's Cyber EXata provides a cyber-simulation that accurately 
emulates/simulates how complex communications will behave. Detailed use 
cases include: 1) Optimization of helicopter rescue missions due to 
flooding in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil; 2) Simulation of a 
new Air Traffic Control System technology in the Campos Basin (a 
petroleum rich area with offshore oil fields that account for 80% of 
Brazil's oil production); and 3) Evaluation of the C2 infrastructure in 
Rio for the World Cup (2014) and the Olympics (2016).


*DR. MICHAEL HIEB is a Research Associate Professor at George Mason 
University's Center for Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, 
Computers and Intelligence (C4I Center) and a Technical Director for the 
Army's Simulation to C4I Overarching IPT (SIMCI OIPT). From 1997 to 
present, Dr. Hieb's area of research has been the integration of 
Simulation technology into Command and Control Systems (for Military 
Organizations, Civil and Non Governmental Organizations). This has 
involved both NATO and IEEE working groups and has spanned the fields of 
Computer Science, Networking, Semantics, and Computational Linguistics. 
Dr. Hieb has over 110 publications and has presented his research to 
NATO, Brazil and other countries. He received his PhD in Information 
Technology from George Mason University in 1996.

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