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For the second year, the separate DDR&E sponsored tri-Service Battlespace Atmospherics Conference (BAC) and Cloud Impacts on DoD Operations and Systems (CIDOS) conferences are being brought together and being given a name representative of the aims of both BAC and CIDOS -- Battlespace Atmospheric and Cloud Impacts on Military Operations (BACIMO). The BACIMO conference will be held every eighteen months and will be hosted by each Service on a rotating basis.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Battlespace Environment Division at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, hosted BACIMO 98 in December 1998.
The Army Research Labatory (ARL), with assistance from the Center for Geosciences/Atmospheric Research (CG/AR), a division of CIRA/CSU, will host BACIMO 2000 at the University Park Holiday Inn, 425 West Prospect Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, on 25-27 April, 2000.
The BACIMO 2000 Steering Committee is convening the 2000 conference at the request of the Assistant for Battlespace Environments Office of Defense Research and Engineering, Pentagon, Washington DC.
The conference objective is to enhance cooperation and coordination in all aspects of atmospheric and cloud impacts on military operations among US military services, the civilian community, and other nations. BACIMO reflects the increasing emphasis on joint operations, not only among the different branches of the military services but also with allies, such as NATO countries. BACIMO 2000 will cover modeling, simulation, measurement, and prediction of atmospheric and cloud impacts on military EM/EO/acoustic systems.
The conference is UNCLASSIFIED. All DoD agencies and their contractors are welcome; attendance by foreign nationals is expected.
System designers, operational planners, and research scientists whose projects are related to or impacted by atmospheric and cloud effects will have an interest in both attending and presenting papers at BACIMO 2000. We look forward to a successful conference made so by your active participation.
Tentatively, the following sessions are planned:
The conference format will include platform and poster presentations. You will be asked to indicate your desired format. However because of time limitations, a majority of the presentations will need to be in poster format. Poster presenters will be the given the opportunity to present a 2-minute "platform commercial" for their posters. The Technical Committee will designate the required number of requested platform presentations as poster presentations to meet the platform presentation time constraints of the Conference.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 27 December 1999, after which the Technical Committee will convene and select the papers and posters to be presented and the sessions that the papers will appear in. You will be notified by e-mail of the Committee’s decision on/or about 15 January 2000.
Please submit an unclassified abstract of approximately 250 words via e-mail as a Microsoft Word (or compatible) attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The abstract should be prepared according to the following format:
Your e-mail message should provide the additional following information:
Abstracts selected for the Conference will be available after 20 January for viewing on the web site established for BACIMO 2000.
It is the responsibility of the authors to have their abstract cleared by their organization for unlimited public release prior to submitting them to ARL.
The plan for BACIMO 2000 is to provide a CDROM of the preprint volume at the conference. This volume will be the technical "Proceedings". Authors will be required to send a complete camera- ready copy for publication with evidence of clearance for public release by 1 April 2000. Instructions for preparing a web-ready version of your presentation will be provided to you at the time that you are notified of the Technical Committee’s decision on your abstract.
Send electronic mail regarding BACIMO 2000 to Ms Valerie McIntyre at email@example.com. Please include BACIMO 2000 in the subject line. You may also reach Ms McIntyre at (970) 491-8271 and Fax (970) 491-8241.