ISMS 2018 10th Anniversary Conference:

Military Sciences and Future Security Challenges

18-19 October 2018

War Studies University, Warsaw

Conference Program dated 17 October 2018

On this page you will find links to the abstracts of the papers presented, presentations provided by the authors, and notes about future publication intentions.

Presenters are encouraged to forward any notes or slide-decks to the secretary for inclusion on the website. 

Conference Organizing Committee

Professor Ryszard Szpyra

Jowita Brudnicka, PhD

Director of the International Cooperation Office, Luiza Sowinska

Public Information Officer, Monika Lewinska

Wioletta Bogus, Robert Boroch, Maciej Hacaga, Kamil Kus, Ewa Foronczak, Joanna Zych

Working Group 1 War Studies

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1

Piotr Hac, Usage of State of Emergency in Case of Hybrid Threat

Jean-Loup Samaan, Non-State Actors and Anti-Access Capabilities: An Emerging Challenge?

Marzena Żakowska, The Hybrid War in The Balkans


Panel 2

Anton DENGG, Hybrid Threats — Hybrid Warfare — War. A Suggestion to Disentangle Conceptual Confusions

Joanna van der Merwe, Artificial Intelligence and The Modern System of Force Employment

João Manuel Pinto Correia, Military Capabilities and The Strategic Planning Conundrum


Panel 3

Ömer Faruk, Cyprian Kozera, Operation Euphrates Shield and The Hybrid Warfare in The Urban Environment: The Dilemma and Challenges of Using Conventional And Special Forces in The Fight Against Daesh.

Adam D. M. Svendsen, Parsing Future Security Challenges: ISR As an Important System of Systems-Based Agent Of & For Change

Ion Berindan, The Imperial Legacy in The Turkish Strategic Culture. A 2018 Appraisal of Davutoglu’s Concept of Strategic Depth


Panel 4

Oana -Elena Brânda,  Romania As A Security Provider for NATO And The EU

Beata Gostomczyk Functioning of the Russian special services in the aspect of strategic documents shaping them.

Piotr Sosnowski, The reform of the Peshmerga as a component of the Regional Security Policy of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq


Working Group 2 Military History

WG2 Military History

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1


Frano Stojic, Zdravko Matic, Croatian Field Marshal Siskovich (1719-1783) For 45 Years in Service of Austrian Army


José Varandas, Vítor Gaspar Rodrigues, Teaching Military History in Portugal. Rethinking Military History. Post-Graduate Reflections and Contributions to Military Sciences and Future Security Challenges


Panel 2

Niels Bo Poulsen, The theory and methodology of military history


Working Group 3 Military Technology

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1

João Vieira Caetano, Diogo Duarte, Teresa Cabral, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Risk Assessment – A New Approach

Juha Mattila, Simon Parkinson, Opportunities and Constraints in Applying Artificial Intelligence in Military Enterprise

António Carlos dos Santos Ferreira, Vulnerability Analysis in Critical Infrastructures: A Methodology


Panel 2

Kalle Saastamoinen, Antti Rissanen, Description of a Modern Digitalized and Co-Operated Border Control Environment at Airport

William S Andrews, A Technical Examination of The Main Armament of The French Char B1 Bis Tank, The Best Armed Series-Produced Tank in Service in 1939


Panel 3

Tomáš Binar, Interdisciplinary Assessment of Environmental Impact on Aircraft/Aviation

Paweł Maciejewski, Małgorzata Gawlik-Kobylińska, Jacek Lebiedź,  Virtual Training to Survive in CBRN Environment

Tomáš Binar, Impacts of Simulated Climate Change on Tatra 6x6 VVN Vehicle Engine Function Parts  

Frank-Michael Adam, The Possible Use of UCAV’s in The Namibian Navy

Lantto, H., Huopio, S., Åkesson, B., Nikkarila, J-P., Suojanen, M., Ristolainen, M., Tuukkanen, T., Wargaming The Cyber Resilience of Structurally and Technologically Different Networks


Working Group 4 Leadership, Command and Control, and Basic Competencies

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1

Karina Mayland, Leadership Challenges and Employee-Driven Innovation in Military Organizations

Michael Jager, Intercultural Leadership in The Swiss Armed Forces

Angelika Gronowska-Starzeńska,  National Information Security System In The Era Of Total Information Warfare From The Perspective Of Cybernetics


Panel 2

Alicja Wilczewska, You Don’t Fool Me. 5 Steps to Develop Effective Countermeasures Against Disinformation and Manipulation

Marcin Górnikiewicz, Sub-consciousness forecasting of the decision-making process of state leaders

Ausra Kaminskaite, Competencies based leadership of asymmetric warfare


Working Group 5 Law and Ethics

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1

Mariusz Antoni Kamiński, The Military Law and National Defence Strategies in The Baltic Sea Region Countries After Hybrid War in Ukraine

Andrzej Kozicki, Theories and Conceptual Frameworks Behind The 1995 Food Security Study of Poland

Malwina Kołodziejczak, Non-Recognition of The State as a Future Security and Law Challenge


Panel 2

Arto Mutanen, Ethics and Ethicality in Military Context

Marta Gębska, Challenges for Global Health Security in The 21st Century

Maciej Hacaga, Energy Resources in The Grand Strategy of Russian Federation


Working Group 6 Security and Defence Policy

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.

Panel 1

Juha Kukkola, The Russian Segment of Internet as a Resilient Battlefield

Igor Izhnin, Instability as a Trend in The European Security Environment

Zafar Najafov, Features of Contemporary International Security


Panel 2

Gusev Leonid, The Fight Against Terrorism in The Countries of Central Asia. Connections with Terrorist Organizations in The Middle East

Ewa Fronczak, Global Coalition Against Daesh in Fighting Islamic Terrorism

Lukas Milevski, Strategic Responses to Ambiguity


Panel 3

Michael Raska, Chinese Influence Through Arms Exports:Paths, Patterns, and Challenges

Holly Ann Garnett, Cybersecurity: An Electoral Cycle Approach

Agnieszka Wierzbicka, Enhancing Cyber Security in Poland Through Effective Public and Private Sectors Cooperation


Panel 4

Halina Świeboda & Paweł Majdan, Forecasting in Strategic Planning


Working Group 7 Armed Forces and Society

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.



Panel 1

Andrius Bivainis, Research Methodology of Recent Western Interventions in The Middle East: Defining the Role of The Strategic Culture

Bharati Sharma & Sanjay Tignath, Misinterpretations   of   Religion  Causing    War; With   Special Reference to   India

Mateusz J. Kuczabski, The System of Basic Health Care in the Crisis Situation After the Use Weapons of Mass Destruction


Panel 2

Marianne Bouchard, Abd El-Krim in the French Rightist Press: Portrait of a Rogui and Rifi Rebel 

Barbara Drapikowska, Women and Security – Polish Armed Forces as an Example

Lotte Jæger Bank-Nielsen, Rikke Haugegaard, Søren Lillelund-Holst, (Wo)men at War: A discussion of gender diversity, masculinity and officers’ education in the Danish Armed Forces


Panel 3

Thomas Randrup Pedersen, To the Edge and Back: The New Spirit of Adventure Among Danish Expeditionary Forces

Kamil Mosiński, Territorial Defence Forces – Polish Response to Changes in The Security Environment

Agata Wawryszyk, Difficult Exit Negotiations of The Soviet Army - a Condition of Recovery Poland's Full Sovereignty


Working Group 8 Defence Management and Economics

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1

Richard A. Bitzinger, Technonationalism as a Driver of Armaments Production in Central Europe

Gabriel Gomes, Blast Assessment – a Methodology

Markus Gauster, Strategic Cultures and Contemporary Peace Operations in Transformation: The Test Case of Mali


Panel 2

George A. Zombanakis, Concerns on The Issue of Defence Expenditure in The Post-Crisis Greece

Asim Jusic, Algorithmic Entities and The Financing of Terrorism


Working Group 9 Military Education

Panel 1 – focus on teaching and learning in the classroom 

KonstantinaPanagiotidou, The Course of Decision Theory in Curriculum at the Hellenic Army Academy 

MilenaPalczewska, Polemology - Area of Research on Wars and Armed Conflicts

Kamila Trochowska,Soft Skills for Security and Defense: Cross-Cultural Competence and Beyond

Sayaka Kamio, Japan, Corpus-based vocabulary lists in military to learn English for the STANAG 6001

Panel 2 focus on institutional responses and responsibilities 

Toms Rostoks, Strategic Culture and Professional Military Education in Latvia

 Nathan W. Toronto, Learning Military Power: Military Education and Battlefield Effectiveness

Emilia Sercan, Institutional Responses to Plagiarism in Doctoral Dissertations. A Case Study of the Romanian Military Universities

Nuno Alberto Rodrigues Santos Loureiro, Mariana Gaio Alves, Transfer of Training: A Longitudinal Study in The Portuguese Armed Forces

Panel 3 focus on institutional interactions with society and the international environment (in-s)

Nebojsa Nikolic, Symbiosis of Defence Research and Education in Response to the Future Security Challenges

Dorota Domalewska, International Migration as a Societal Security Challenge and Polish School Responses to This Phenomenon: An Empirical Study

Ilona Urych, About Civilian Military Education in Secondary Schools in Poland. An Empirical Study

 Jolanta Wasilewska-Łaszczuk, Through the Art of Teaching in the Newest Reality to The Graduates’ Sense of Security 

Round table – Resources and programs for professional military education

How can the Handbook of Military Sciences project enhance military education? Can the project take advantage of communities of practice and networks of learning within and outside the ISMS?  Can collaborative higher-education programs develop and enhance knowledge of military sciences? 

Round tables can take any form that is useful to the participants in the working group, and will be organized at the discretion of the working group chair. Chairs may also decide to forego the roundtable option in order to allow participation in other panels. 

While the traditional panel involves presentations followed by questions and answers, a roundtable will normally be more interactive, and involve the audience as well as the people on the roundtable, in a free-flowing discussion like a seminar.