Paper submissions are now open!

Call for Papers: Speakers 


Now in its third year 3CDSE has grown significantly from its origin as a networking forum to introduce SME’s to procurement decision-makers and influencers in the MoD and Law Enforcement agencies and to foster commercial discussion between SME’s and Primes. 


The theme of 3CDSE is Innovation, with a focus on cyber security, physical security,, hardware and vehicles, UAV and counter-UAV, technology and communications. 


The Three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire comprise the hub of the UK’s defence and security industry – the “golden triangle” – with MoD based in Herefordshire, Qinetiq and the Malvern Cyber Cluster in Worcestershire and GCHQ in Gloucestershire, plus all the satellite industries which have grown up around them. 

 3CDSE 2019 comprises

16th July 2019

Defence Equipment & Support & Joint Forces Command CAP Special Projects Industry Day.

3CDSE Innovation Dinner (Eastnor Castle, Ledbury) 

17th July 2019

 3CDSE Conference - Morning sessions will comprise of declassified briefings from DE&S 

Afternoon Session

3CDSE 2019 invites academia, researchers, publications, industry and practitioners to submit papers that encompass the innovation, development, future and opportunity within the Defence and Security sector. 

Details for Speakers

 Sample papers should not exceed 500 words in Microsoft Word document format. All work must be original. 

Details for Speakers

 Sample papers should not exceed 500 words in Microsoft Word document format. All work must be original. 

Suggested Topics of Interest

  • Achieving Innovation through Collaboration in the Defence & Security Sector 
  • The Future of Defence 
  • The Defence industry post-Brexit 
  • Cyber Security/Cyber Threats 
  • Current Affairs/Threats 
  • UAV & Counter UAV Technology 
  • Aerospace 
  • Weapon Systems 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Radio Communications 


Sample workshop presentations should be submitted in either word document or PowerPoint format. Successful submissions will be allocated a 20minute presentation within the afternoon conference programme. 


Submission Deadline 

The deadline for all paper and workshop submissions is 31st JAN 2019 Submission should be made via email to 



The authors of the best papers and workshops will be contacted by email no later than 28th February 2019 informing them of their success. Authors will be required to submit full papers and workshop presentations by June 2019. 


For further information or queries, please contact