International Ballistics Society

30th International Symposium on Ballistics

Invitation to the Symposium in Long Beach, California. Registration is now OPEN. Please contact the symposium co-chairs ( or the President ( if you have not received news on whether your abstract has been accepted.

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Dennis Orphal

The Society is sad to announce the death of one of our outstanding ballisticians, Dennis Orphal. For the majority of his career Dennis worked on a wide range of problems in terminal ballistics. He made a major contribution to the analysis and testing associated with ballistic missile defense lethality. Latterly, right up to the time of his death, he was working on advanced penetrator concepts. He was a member of the IBC and was a co-chair of the 20th ISB held in Miami in 2002. He was a founding member of HVIS. His significant contributions to terminal ballistics were recognised in the HVIS Distinguished Scientist Award in 2003.

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4th International Symposium on High Energy Materials & 2017 international Autumn Seminar on Propellants, Explosive and Pyrotechnics

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First International Conference on Defence Technology

This conference will take place in Beijing during 18-21 September 2018.

Further details will be announced soon.

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30th International Symposium on Ballistics.

The 30th ISB will be held in Long Beach, California, 11-15 September 2017.
Key dates:
Jan. 29th, 2017
Deadline (extended) for submission of abstract and/or full journal paper to Elsevier.
March 15th, 2017
Abstract authors start being notified.
June 15th, 2017
Last day to submit full papers for the proceedings.
Defence Technology full paper authors notification ends
June 30th, 2017
Defence Technology papers published online
Sep. 11th-15th, 2017

30th ISB Journal Papers

Long Beach, California: 11-15 September 2017.

The Board of Directors has selected the journal to contain the papers to be submitted by authors wishing to have their papers peer reviewed and published at the 30th ISB.

The journal is DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY, an established journal that is published in English by Elsevier.

FULL PAPER submission is now open.

Paper length is currently a maximum of 9000 words plus figures, which may be revised.
Please see the document below for details on how to submit a paper for the Special Issue of Defence Technology containing papers that will be presented at the 30th ISB.
30th ISB DT guidelines
Please note that you must still upload an abstract to the IBS website using the link provided under the 30th ISB. 

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