Björn JE Johansson
Command and Control (C2) systems are essential components of today’s crisis management operations. Where C3 is about coordination and collaboration, C2 systems ensure lines of communication, inter-organizational cooperation, and organizational resilience and agility. This area concerns use of technology, networks, situation reporting, best practice, common operational picture, situation room, etc. It stretches from the operational level to strategic level of control. It involves information gathering, planning, orientation, decision-making, acting, and feedback. Research on the effects of how people use command and control technology is however limited and develops at a modest pace.
This track invites qualitative and quantitative studies as well as case studies of how new technologies and techniques affect the way command and control is exercised. We also welcome contributions concerning new methods for evaluating C2 performance in crisis management. In the context of command and control, efforts to improve knowledge about the effects of new technology should be encouraged. Another important area to which we welcome contributions concern how C2 is exercised and assessed in theatre, regarding interoperability and multinational operations. This includes replication of earlier studies, case studies, methodological contributions that can be of help in evaluating and understanding command and control, experimental studies and qualitative studies. The common focus is humans working in complex, dynamic situations using different forms of technology to support the task of command and control. Studies may concern individual decision-makers as well as teams or organizations.
Studies of C2 systems in the field (quantitative, qualitative, and case studies)
New assessment methods for C2 performance
New methods for evaluating C2 systems
Valuation of novel C2 technologies