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ISMS Conference 2018

ISMS Conference 2018

Call for Abstracts & Full Papers
for the ISMS Annual Conference 2018
“Military Sciences and Future Security Challenges”
Warsaw October 18th -19th 2018

    We are pleased to announce that the ISMS Conference 2018 will be held in Warsaw on October 18-19, 2018.

The ISMS Conference 2018 will be an extraordinary event since it coincides with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of ISMS. Therefore, the conference will provide both our traditional scientific debate and the festive anniversary celebration.

Military sciences are understood to be interdisciplinary, embracing natural, mathematical, social sciences and humanities. The aim of the conference is to debate a common body of knowledge for the military profession, and to serve as a support work for shaping military sciences. We will look for contributions to the discussion from members of each of the ISMS institutions and working groups. In addition, we invite everyone who is willing to debate and present their research. We hope that this will contribute to a better understanding of the essence and content of Military Science.


All correspondence for the 2018 conference should be sent to

Planning dates - REVISED

  • 30 July  2018 – Submissions (abstract, poster, or full paper)
  • 20 August 2018 – allocation to working groups
  • 30 August 2018 – Working groups report panel distribution
  • 30 August 2018 – preliminary program published, authors notified (We will do our best to let authors know as early as possible - if you need formal notification to arrange travel, please let us know)

If you need earlier notification or written confirmation of selection earlier in order to gain travel authorization or funding, please contact the Secretary at

1) Guidelines for submitting abstracts

Ideally, each abstract should provide valuable scientific insight for the international community of military professionals and scholars. The ISMS 2018 Conference would also like to promote rigorous academic writing, and thus the submitted abstracts must be 500 – 1,200 words in length. The abstracts should be submitted in MS Word format, using the font Times New Roman and font size 12. All abstracts will undergo a review process, and authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted for the Conference.

2) Guidelines for submitting posters

Posters are an important means of presenting research findings, and engaging directly with people who are interested in your work. Posters should be an accepted international size, and may be vertical or horizontal (100x140, 100x100, or 100x200). In the event that panels become too crowded, the opportunity will be provided to present posters in a plenary session. 

3) Guidelines for submitting full papers

It is also possible to submit a full-fledged academic paper. We encourage you to present your research in the journal of the War Studies University, Security and Defense Quarterly.

Security and Defence Quarterlyis an international refereed open-access journal  that is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of security and defence on a state, regional and global scale.

The journal was established by the National Defence University (now the War Studies University) in order to promote international dissemination of knowledge through publication of scientific research carried out at the universities affiliated to the Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME). Nowadays, Security and Defence Quarterly is based at War Studies University, Warsaw and indexed in Index Copernicus International. Each paper published in Security and Defence Quarterly is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. We invite the submission of research papers, theoretical articles, reviews, case studies, and reports that are related to security and defence issues. 

Full papers will undergo a review process and papers accepted will be published gradually according to the time of their delivery having regard to the period required for publishing procedure.

Full papers must be written in accordance with author guidelines given on the journal’s homepage here:

Authors of full papers will be informed whether they have been accepted for publication following peer review.

More details will follow closer to the event.

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