International Ballistics Society

In Remembrance of Prof. Klaus Thoma

The International Ballistics Society is deeply affected by the sudden death of its former member of the board of directors Prof. Klaus Thoma who died on June 9, 2018 due to unexpected health complications at the age of 68. Prof. Thoma was the director of the Fraunhofer Institute of High-Speed-Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI in Freiburg, Germany from 1996 to 2014. He was a pioneer in complementing highly instrumented laboratory experimentation with strain-rate dependent dynamic material characterization in order to apply numerical simulation in a predictive way in the field of impact physics and ballistics. He engaged Fraunhofer EMI to host the 27th International Symposium on Ballistics in Freiburg and was member of the board of directors of the International Ballistics Society from 2013 to 2014. After the terrorist attacks in New York, Madrid, and London, it was he who engaged in building up German and European security research. He received many honors, among others the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. We honor his contributions to the International Ballistics Society as a founding and lifetime member.

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31st International Symposium on Ballistics - 2019

This symposium will be chaired by Dr VK Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog, Government of India and Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, and Director General (MSS), Government of India. The Aeronautical Society of India, Hyderabad Branch, and Cyberabad Convention Center Private Limited are helping to organise the ISB.

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First International Conference on Defence Technology

This conference will take place in Beijing during 21-25 October 2018. Deadline for paper submissions has been extended to 30 June 2018. Registration rates increase on 30 July 2018

See the link below for further information.
ICDT link.

A link to papers due to be presented is given in the Scientific Programs webpage.

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31st International Symposium on Ballistics.

The 31st ISB will be held in Hyderabad, India, 3-8 November 2019.

Key dates: 15 February 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 April 2019: Abstract authors start being notified, invitation letters for visas start being mailed
30 May 2019: Defence Technology papers published online
15 July 2019: Last day for submission of papers for proceedings
More details will be appearing soon .....

31st ISB Journal Papers

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 31st ISB.

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

FULL PAPER submission will open on 1 January 2018 and will close on 31 January 2019.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Journal's guidelines, and submitted on the EVISE system.
Please choose “SI: 2019 International Symp. Ballistics” as the article type when you submit your paper.


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