MILCOM, the premier international conference and exposition for military communications, returns to San Diego, California, and runs from November 18-20, 2013.
Gathering the leading actors within the government, military, industry and academia segments of our industry, MILCOM offers an interactive forum to further explore, define and leverage commercial and defense technologies.
This year’s theme, “Balancing Commercial and Defense Technologies,” is the focus for MILCOM 2013. The event will feature seven tracks of technical expertise as well as an impressive line-up of speakers for an estimated 3,000 attendees from more than 25 countries who are expected to attend this conference.
Senior leaders will interface with attendees on the latest in military and commercial communications. Among those confirmed to speak at MILCOM 2013 are:
• Lieutenant General John Toolan, Jr., USMC, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force
• Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
• Larry Payne, Vice President—US Federal, Cisco Systems
In addition to keynote addresses, decision-makers will share their perspectives during the daily VIP panel presentations.
The cornerstone of MILCOM is the strong technical program that includes a broad array of topics that cover today’s critical communications issues. New this year, the international perspectives track will highlight the interests of MILCOM’s international audience. More than 400 papers will be presented, including:
– Waveforms and Signal Processing
– Networking Protocols and Performance
– Cyber Security and Trusted Computing
– System Perspectives
– Services and Applications
– Selected Topics in Communications
– International Perspectives on Communications
The technical program will also offer technical panels and tutorials for attendees. Many of the sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).
Complementing the technical program this year is an engagement theater on the exhibit floor, which offers an opportunity to participate in smaller, interactive sessions. Topics include small business, cybersecurity and innovation. In addition, conference attendees will have more than 300 exhibitor booths to visit throughout the three-day conference, as many of the world’s leading providers of information, communications and defense technologies will be on hand to demonstrate their technologies, products and expertise.
Technical program registration is free for military, government, and student participants; breakfasts and lunches are available for a nominal fee.
MILCOM, now in its 32nd year, is co-sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society. BAE Systems is serving as the conference’s 2013 corporate host.
Visit milcom.org for a full conference agenda and information on registration.