Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Student Club
Who We Are
Founded in 2009 by Deree College Students, the AFCEA Student Club exerts in being the connection between the International Student Body and the wider field of business.
Serving its non-profit character, the AFCEA Student Club does not require anything more than the desire for acquiring and ethically exchanging knowledge within the broader International Student Body Network.
The AFCEA Student Club is dedicated to passing on the knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to the students-members in all different domains, such as:
- Information Technology (IT),
- Business Security,
- Business Communication
- Intelligence Forums (Pools of Knowledge).DEREE’s relationship with AFCEA
What is AFCEA
AFCEA is an international organization that serves its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information.
AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.
For the past thirty years, AFCEA Europe is organizingevery year two major business Symposia: TechNet International (every October) and TechNet-Europe (every May) in different European capitals.
During TechNets, governments, high-end business and Academia have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge trends and technologies.
Student attendance was introduced by Deree College Students and Prof. Harry Athanassopoulos (an AFCEA Director) in 2003 and since then many top business students are participating every year, partly sponsored financially by the College and by AFCEA Europe.
The aim is to bring young students from all over Europe to give brief presentations on their chosen studies and thus encourage discussion and debate in an international environment.
Following this unique and highly praised DEREE initiative, other European students were encouraged to explore the AFCEA forum and educational / business opportunities by organizing in April 2008 the First International Student Conference with great success, where top student projects were awarded. The Second International Student Conference was held on October 28, 2009 in Brussels in conjunction with TechNet International 2009 with the theme “Information and Technology in the Knowledge Era”, coordinated by DEREE.
After achieving an impressive attendance in the series of events last October in Brussels (Second International Student Conference and TechNet International 2009) with two outstanding presentations from two DEREE Alumni: Aggelos Papaioannidis and Michael Chasiotis, the AFCEA Student Club is now preparing for next year’s events.
AFCEA Europe TechNet 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Subject : "The Challenges of Security in a Network-Enabled Environment"
Place: Turkish Military Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Time: May 27 2010
A symposium to examine the approaches that nations and industry are taking to balance the opportunities of the speed and accessibility of network–enabled capabilities whilst managing the security implications that such technologies present.
AFCEA International TechNet 2010 - London
Subject : "Integrating CyberSpace into BattleSpace"
Place: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London, United Kingdom
Time: October 28-29
Session I – ‘Cyberspace’: what is it, where is it, whose is it?
Session II – The Commander’s Approach to Integration.
Session III – The Technical Challenges of Integration.
Session IV – Panel Session: ‘Cyberspace – A Global Battlespace?’ Asdf
AFCEA Education Summit - Virginia Beach, U.S.
AFCEA Europe TechNet 2011 - Bratislava
Subject : "Cloud Computing and its use in the Defence Environment"
Place: Crowne Plaza Bratislava, Slovakia
Time: May 26
Session I: The Value of the Cloud
Session II: Cloud Security
Session III: Deployment and Integration Strategies
AFCEA International TechNet 2011 - Heidelberg, Germany
Subject : "SUPPORTING NATO IN THE NEXT DECADE" Implication for the C4ISR Community with an emphasis on "Virtual Reality"
Place: Heidelberg Convention Center, Germany
Time: October 19-21
Session I: “Emerging Technologies, including Haptics”
Session II: “Virtual Reality for Social Computing and Serious Gaming”
Session III: “Evaluation of Possible Uses Including Human Performances in Virtual Spaces”
Who We Really Are
We are a team of individuals who are keen on information sharing and distribution of ideas.
This is the reason behind our involvement with AFCEA and its conferences.
Having attended a series of conferences organized by AFCEA Europe, and realizing that not many young people are able to get to know more about the AFCEA Conferences, we decided to create this Student Club.
Our goal is to offer every student the opportunity to take active part in the creation of a global pool of knowledge, helping us share information, without limits and boundaries.
Contact the AFCEA Student Club
All students are welcome to contact us for more information related to upcoming conferences, the substance of the AFCEA Student Club or simply to get to know with us!
- Enter our website (www.afceayouth.com)
- Join our group on facebook (AFCEA Student Club)
- Search us on BlackBoard (Under the DC ATHLETICS & STUDENT LIFE / CLUBS),
- Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Global Approach
All young individuals may join our initiative for active involvement with the AFCEA and its conferences by visiting afceayouth.com; our global online version of the AFCEA Student Club.
Visit our afceayouth.com website and subscribe to our newsletter for constant updates.
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