call for papers

For the second year in a row IB Consultancy, is calling for papers to be presented during the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe USA 2016 conference. NCT CBRNe USA 2016 will take place in Washington DC, 3 – 5 May 2016, providing a forum for armed forces, government agencies, civil first responders and the industry to discuss crucial challenges of CBRNe threats.

NCT Innovation Stream

The submissions for the Call for Papers will be part of the Innovation Stream, which is running in parallel with the Conference Stream. Innovative companies, as well as academic/governmental research institutes, think tanks, companies, end-users, are kindly invited to submit abstracts to the NCT Scientific Committee, presenting their latest research results, best practices and/or innovative ideas within the following topics:

  1. Countering WMD Proliferation and CBRN Terrorism
  2. Next Generation Biodefense Solutions
  3. Development of new technologies and products for Decontamination


Application Deadlines

The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is the 15th of February 2016. Accepted candidates will be asked to send their final Paper by the 3rd of April 2016.

The NCT Scientific Committee, chaired by Mr.  Guy Roberts, Principal Consultant at IB Consultancy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy at NATO, will select proposed presentations based on the following criteria: relevance, novelty, soundness, potential impact and practical interest to the CBRNe community.

We are excited to welcome again the most novel researchers and practitioners to Washington DC to present their ideas and research results in the field of CBRN. The valuable papers presented in our previous edition demonstrated the significant contribution of innovative projects in countering emerging CBRNe threats which was confirmed by the outstanding feedback of attending delegations to last year’s presenters” said Ilja Bonsen, Managing Director of IB Consultancy. The NCT CBRNe USA conference will provide a forum to discuss current and imminent themes in the field of CBRN, focusing on the American perspective on the requirements of international CBRN defense, CBRN operations in a military environment, threat mitigation and decontamination, international threat reduction, critical infrastructure and urban security – challenges for CBRN detection, nuclear and radiation monitoring and surveillance, mass diagnosis and forensics, as well as CBRN preparedness and protection.


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Registration is free of charge for authors from the U.S. military and government institutions.