Call for Papers: Aardvark Roost Biennial International EW Conference 2015

13 May 2015 - 10:00

From 3 to 4 November 2015, the 4th Aardvark Roost Biennial International Electronic Warfare Conference will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

The theme this year is ‘Aardvark Roost – EW Africa’. You can find out more about the conference here and here.


Aardvark_Roost_400x300South Africa has a proud history of Electronic Warfare (EW) research, innovation and product development. It continues to take a leading role on the international military stage with a number of high tech indigenous EW solutions, which are currently in service within international military forces.

The Aardvark Roost, the South African Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), is hosting its biennial two-day international Electronic Warfare (EW) conference with a supporting exhibition of South African and International EW companies on 3 – 4 November 2015.

In addition, a set of workshops are planned for 2 November.

EW needs to evolve

The Aardvark Roost is soliciting original, unclassified papers, as well as workshop topics for the conference.

NB: The submission deadline is the 31st May 2015.  Authors and workshop leaders will be notified of acceptance by 17 June 2015.

Communication, radar and electro-optical systems are becoming more adaptive (or deceptive, from an EW perspective); the electromagnetic spectrum is becoming more congested and new waveforms are evolving in both the commercial and military domains. Therefore EW has to evolve in order to keep up!

In addition, the operational environment has also evolved from mostly force-on-force operations to more irregular operations and to Operations Other Than War (OOTW) (peace-keeping, border safe-guarding and anti-piracy missions). To address these diverse drivers of change, the EW community needs to better leverage the knowledge and equipment which is currently available. The EW community also needs to be more innovative regarding new cost effective solutions.

This conference aims to address the future capabilities, which spectrum warriors will need to perform their jobs effectively in this very complex, congested and contested environment.

Conference topics

Submissions focusing on the following themes are invited:

  • Strategic: EW Capabilities, Resources, and Skills required to build a Long-Term competitive advantage.
  • Applications: The Role and Utilization of EW in Supporting Modern Military and Peace-keeping Missions and Operations
  • Systems and Technologies: Emerging Techniques and Technologies in relevant Components, Systems, Signal Processing, Threats and Counter-Measures.
  • Fundamentals: Waveform diversity, Measurements and Modelling of EW Phenomenology, EW System Architectures

You can download the Call for Papers here: Aardvark Roost Call for Papers 2015.

You can find out more about the conference here and here.