June 15–17, 2009

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Call for PapersThe theme for the 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium is “C2 and Agility.” Agility is a key property for C2 in the 21st century. Since military forces work with an increasing number and variety of partners (coalition militaries, interagency, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private industry) in carrying out a wide range of missions, no single approach to C2 will prove effective. Research has shown that C2 must be robust, resilient, responsive, innovative, flexible, and adaptive in order to be effective in today’s operating environments. Exploring aspects of C2 and Agility, including better concepts, metrics, approaches, socio-technical systems, architectures, models, and analyses will form the central focus of this year's ICCRTS.


  • Abstracts: November 3, 2008
  • Draft papers: January 20, 2009
  • Final papers: March 23, 2009
  • Final presentation: May 26, 2009

13th ICCRTS13th ICCRTS13th ICCRTSIn 1995, the Command and Control Research Program (CCRP), within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, held the first International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. This meeting built upon a series of events established during the 1970s by the Office of Naval Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that brought together interested researchers to exchange ideas on command and control (C2), its measurement and assessment, and the impact of new technologies on the C2 process.

The initial meeting was modest in size (63 participants) and included only a handful of non-U.S. participants. Subsequent meetings have been held on a bi-annual basis in the United Kingdom (1996, 2006), Sweden (1998), Australia (2000), Canada (2002), and Denmark (2004). Meetings in other years have been held in the United States. Participation has grown substantially, to include hundreds of participants from dozens of nations. Equally important, the ICCRTS has developed into the meeting where the best C2 analysts from around the world exchange ideas about the state-of-the-art and seek to influence the state-of-the-practice within the United States, its coalition partners, and the missions they undertake. The Symposium is a meeting place for professional researchers, academics, active duty and reserve officers, and policy makers.

The ICCRTS has consistently focused on leading-edge issues involving (a) new concepts in C2 (b) new technologies and their potential impact on C2, and (c) feedback and evidence from experiments, exercises, and real-world operations. The Symposium is also an important forum for discussion of coalition and collective C2 issues and for examining the complex endeavors (stabilization, operations, disaster relief) involving a variety of entities including military, civilian, government, international organizations, PVOs and NGOs.


Omni Shoreham We will be holding the 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium June 15–17, 2009 at:

The Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Avenue)
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-234-0700
Fax: 202-265-7972

Since 1930, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls, making it a true historic Washington landmark.

This grand luxury hotel offers a resort atmosphere and a personal taste of politics, culture, art and music at its best. The four-diamond Omni Shoreham Hotel is nestled on 11 acres in picturesque Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC and is only steps away from the National Zoo.  

Many of the 834 luxury guest room accommodations and suites offer spectacular views of the park. The hotel is just 8 miles from Reagan National Airport and 28 miles from Dulles International Airport.

Hotel Highlights

local attractions

  • National Zoo (free admission) – 4 blocks
  • Rock Creek Park – 6 blocks
  • National Cathedral – 1.5 miles
  • White House – 2 miles
  • Washington Monument – 3 miles
  • Georgetown – 3 miles
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial – 3 miles
  • U.S. Capitol – 3.5 miles
  • Smithsonian Institute – 3.5 miles
  • Lincoln Memorial – 4 miles
  • Tidal Basin, home of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Jefferson Memorials – 4 miles
  • more

Room Rates

The CCRP has reserved a block of rooms at The Omni Shoreham at a special conference rate of $229.00. A limited number of rooms are being offered at the U.S. Government per diem rate of $209 (single) and $229 (double). These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, we recommend that you make your reservation as early as possible if you wish to obtain the special conference rate. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Please make reservations as early as possible to secure your room.

The block is available at these rates June 14–17, 2009. The hotel has agreed to honor the block rate based on availability for up to 3 days before and after the dates above if guests wish to extend their stay. Please mention 14th ICCRTS when making your reservation. Again, we strongly recommend that you book your room early. If you wait until other notifications and announcements are received, the room block may be filled. Also, be aware that June is a popular tourism month in the Washington, DC area and the Omni is frequently booked.


National ArchivesThe ICCRTS is offering two tours for guests of symposium participants. There will be a morning and an afternoon tour Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Guests may choose to participate in either one or both tours. We will meet at a designated location that will be announced at a later date.

The National Archives Tour: Date: Tuesday June 16, 2009
Time: 9:45 a.m.

Lunch: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Restaurant 12-1 p.m. or the location of your choice. Menu

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Tour Date: Tuesday June 16, 2009 Time: 1 p.m.

MetroTour Locations are easily accessible via Metro.



Registration Fee:
Early Registration: $700 USD (Deadline: April 30, 2009)
Late Registration: $750 USD

The registration fee includes admission for one person to all sessions, a symposium CD and program,
T-shirt, welcome reception on Monday evening (June 15), and breakfast and lunch each day of the Symposium.

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