The U.S. Army is interested in your views on multi-domain battle, an emerging concept between the Army and Marines in concert with Joint Forces. The intent is to aid in maintaining American military dominance in the five domains - air, sea, land, cyberspace, and space - from 2030 through 2050.
The Mad Scientist Initiative enables a continuous dialogue between the Army, academia, policy institutions, and industry. The initiative uses crowd sourcing techniques, an online speaker series, and conferences co-hosted with the Nation’s premier academic institutions to better visualize the future.
- Sponsors: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies
- Dates: 25 & 26 July 2017
- Location: Washington, DC - Georgetown University, Center for Security Studies
- Format: 2 days with scheduled speakers
- Participants: 100 invited, unlimited via virtual attendance www.tradoc.army.mil/watch
- POC: Allison Winer at 757-501-6154, email@example.com
- Mad Scientist Community Webpage: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/
- Multi-Domain Information Paper: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/MultiDomainBattle/docs/MDB_WhitePaper.pdf
- Multi-Domain Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUhkXIMJ1Q&feature=youtu.be
The Georgetown event will focus on future multi-domain battle waged with near peer competitors and non-state actors. We will visualize to 2050 and look back to explore:
- What are the attributes of multi-domain battle in 2050?
- How will the roles of Leaders and Soldiers be different on this battlefield?
- What are potential ethical dilemmas created by emerging technologies?
- What are the most disruptive technologies on this battlefield; when will they be militarized to scale?
- What effects do characteristics of a dense urban environment and “smart cities” have on military operations and objectives beyond the ground level?
Call for Papers
Topics of Interest:
- Commanding in Multi-Domain Formations
- Human Machine Interface
- Robotics & Autonomous Systems
- Hyper Connected Dense Urban Environment
- Leaders and Their Artificial Intelligence
- Ethical Dilemmas / Ethics
- Character of War
Submitted papers must be unclassified, unpublished, and cleared by your public affairs office and operations security managers (USG& as applicable). There is a 5000 word count or less and 12 point font requirement.
Selected papers will be published in a military or academic journal and the top two authors will be invited to attend and speak at the conference.
Send submissions to Allison Winer Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org