Future Symposia

29th International Symposium on Ballistics

Clive Woodley

The 29th International Symposium on Ballistics will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 9-13 May 2016.

Currently abstracts are being accepted for the 29th ISB - please note that the closing date has been extended to 31 July 2015. Please use the link to the 29th ISB on the left-hand side of the website for further details.

Manuscripts are also invited for publication in the Defence Technology journal. Please use the link to "Journal Papers" or the "29th ISB" on the left-hand side of the website for further details.

Registrations are not yet open - please watch this website for further news.
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Louis Zernow

The Society is sad to announce the passing of one of our most eminent members, Professor Louis Zernow, on Thursday, May 14th. Louis will be remembered as an outstanding ballistician. He was a keen supporter and founding member of the Society. He commissioned the Louis and Edith Zernow award that rewards the best paper presented during the International Symposium on Ballistics. He will be sorely missed.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Army Didn't Properly Test Plates for Body Armor, Audit Finds

The New York Times
August 17, 2011, 5:47 PM

An audit by the Pentagon's inspector general has found that the Army did a poor job of testing the ballistic plates used in body armor and therefore cannot be certain that the equipment is adequately protecting soldiers.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011



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29th International Symposium on Ballistics

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND : May 9-13, 2016

The next symposium will be held in EDINBURGH, Scotland and is hosted by QinetiQ, supported by the NDIA.

29th ISB KEY DATES (subject to confirmation)

March, 2015 - Call for abstracts/papers
31 July, 2015 - Abstracts due
September, 2015 - Notifications of accepted abstracts
December 1st, 2015 - Programme released
February 26th, 2016 - Formal papers due

April 18th, 2016 - Powerpoints due

May 9-13, 2016 - Symposium



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 29th ISB.

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

FULL PAPER submission is OPEN

Paper length is currently a maximum of 9000 words plus figures, which may be revised.