C4I Center Seminar Series:
From C2 to C5ISR-Modern Command and Control

Dr. Michael Hieb presents
“From C2 to C5ISR-Modern Command and Control”


Command and Control (C2) is seen as a fundamental part of military operations. However, as Information Technology (IT) is rapidly advancing, current C2 theory and applications are being challenged to keep up with these advances in IT. In addition C2 technologies are being used in many other areas besides military operations, such as disaster relief and other complex international endeavors. The range of these C2 systems goes from Decision Support systems to new types of Sensing and Mapping Technologies. Network-Centric Theory in the last two decades was a major advance for C2, and has had an impact on how C2 systems are developed, sometimes in unanticipated ways. This seminar will describe how the basic theory of C2 can best benefit from the advances in IT and how IT in turn can benefit from C2 theory. Current work with Brazil and the US Army will provide case studies of critical issues in how C2 is being developed in innovative ways for innovative applications.


Dr. Hieb is a Research Associate Professor at George Mason University’s Hieb Aug 2013 PhotoCenter for Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I Center) and a Technical Director for the Army’s Simulation to C4I Overarching IPT (SIMCI OIPT). From 1997 to present, Dr. Hieb’s area of research has been the integration of Simulation technology into Command and Control Systems (for Military Organizations, Civil and Non Governmental Organizations). This has involved both NATO and IEEE working groups and has spanned the fields of Computer Science, Networking, Semantics, and Computational Linguistics. Dr. Hieb has over 120 publications and has presented his research in the US, Brazil and NATO. He received his PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University in 1996.

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Engineering Bldg Room 4705