The Theme of the 13th ICCRTS
The theme of this year’s International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium is “C2 for Complex Endeavors.” Complex endeavors are characterized by both the nature of the collection of participants who are working toward a shared purpose and the nature
of the effects of interest. Put succinctly,
complex endeavors are characterized by a large number of disparate entities that
include not only various military units but
also civil authorities, multinational and international organizations,
non-governmental organizations, companies, and private volunteer organizations. The effects of interest go far beyond military
effects to include social, political, and
economic effects. The nature of the
participants makes the collective action
space complex while the multi-domain
effects space contains complex interactions among effects of various types. In addition,
the relationships between the action and effects spaces further contribute to the complexity of the endeavor.
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