Important Information

Due to unforeseen circumstances the German Air Force Officers School is no longer available as host for the NATO CAX Forum 2016. The new location will be the premises of IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, which is the same as in 2010.

Please note, that all past hotel reservations for the forum need to be cancelled or renewed respectively. Please find the updated hotel information on this web site.

Please visit this web site frequently to learn about the conference details as soon as they will be released.

Basic Data


MSCOE and IABG invite you to attend the NATO CAX Forum 2016 in the south eastern outskirts of Munich, Germany. The outline data are as follows:

Location: IABG, Ottobrunn (10 km south east of the city of Munich)
Time slot: 20th – 23rd September 2016

Conference Fee:
Industry rate: 300,- €
Gouvernment rate: 200,- €

Due to administrative and technical reasons the only accepted payment method is “cash”.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Conference food (lunch, coffee) and ice breaker are included in the conference fee.

Arrival: Monday, 19th September 09;00 a.m. - Tuesday, 20th
Social event: Wednesday, 21st September in the afternoon
Departure: Friday, 23rd September

Conference Program


The 11th Forum will again focus on technical issues and operating procedures related to simulation-based exercises and training support, in order to promote the exchange of information and best practices among the Staffs of NATO and National simulation/training centers. As usual, a full session will be dedicated to national simulation/training centers, their activities and the possible synergies among them and main NATO training institutions like the JWC and the JFTC. A newly introduced  special session will be focusing on Hybrid Warfare, Wargaming, Immersive training as well as CYBER-Warfare.

Dedicated booths will also be available for the demonstrations of CAX and simulation related products by commercial organizations, military and civilian entities.

Delegates are encouraged to participate by providing presentations focused on the CAX related topics, including but not limited to the following:

a.    Technical

  • Experiences and Lessons Learned by Nations and NATO bodies,
  • Simulation and models: approaches, architectures, algorithms and systems,
  • Modelling for combined, joint and expeditionary operations and irregular warfare,
  • Collaboration, service discovery and data sharing techniques and systems,
  • Auxiliary software for military modelling and simulations,
  • Command & control (C2) systems, operational planning process (OPP) tools and their interaction with CAX tools,
  • Gateways between C2 and simulation systems,
  • Standards,
  • CIS requirements, architectures, and security,
  • Exercise support tools.

b.    Operating procedures

  • Experiences and Lessons Learned  by Nations and NATO bodies,
  • Organizational challenges in CAXs,
  • CAX Planning Process,
  • Collaboration, service discovery, and data sharing procedures,
  • CAX support tools exploitation,
  • Multi-level and cross-level distributed exercises,
  • Experimentation.

To submit a proposal for a presentation or a demonstration please complete the “Presentation Submission Form” not later than August 26th, 2016

A detailed session plan is currently being processed. The most recent version is available here.



Please note that the conference week coincides with the first week of the famous “Oktoberfest”.
This essentially affects the availability as well as the prices of all accommodation in the Munich area.
Early booking (see hotel reservation and cancellation policy below) is strongly recommended.

We have reserved rooms in several hotels near the event. The links will guide you directly to the respective web sites. Please use the mentioned booking reference.

Additionally, the German Air Force Officers School offers a limited number of student rooms on the camp. These rooms are provided preferably for military personnel or Armed Forces employees. The price for these rooms is very reasonable (6.50 € per night). But note that the level of comfort is not comparable with any hotel accommodation. Toilets and showers are located at the end of each hallway. Breakfast is available in the area. Please contact GAFOS directly via mail, phone or fax.

MSCOE, IABG or the German Armed Forces will not provide any hotel booking service.

Hotel links/ POCs

Hotel Aigner - fully booked!

Hotel Pazifik - fully booked!

Stay2Munich - fully booked!


German Air Force Officers School

Strasse der Luftwaffe   Geb. 351 – 354
P.O. Box 12 64 A/S
82242 Fuerstenfeldbruck
Phone: +49 8141 5360 - 1173 or 1133
Fax: +49 8141 5360 - 2980

NOTE: GAFOS prefers cash payment (5,00 € per night). An envelope will be found in the room with a receipt. Just put the money into the envelope and leave it in the room.

Site map Fürstenfeldbruck AIR BASE

NOTE: Shuttle service will be provided between the CAX Forum location and the mentioned accomodations.

Travel time from GAFOS to the conference location in Ottobrunn will be approximately 90 minutes (see plan).

Alternative hotels with no shuttle bus service:

Hotel Scharmerhof

Hotel Première Classe München-Putzbrunn

RAMADA Hotel & Conference Center München Messe

acomhotel münchen-haar

H2 Hotel München Messe

Hotel Rheingoldhof

Hotel Demas garni

Pension Lindenhof

Hotel ibis budget Muenchen Putzbrunn


Hotel Villa Waldperlach Garni

Hotel NH München Unterhaching

Holiday Inn Munich – Unterhaching

Social Event


The social event will lead us to the city center of Munich on Wednesday afternoon. We will attend a 2 hours historic town walk along a number of famous locations. The guides will show us paths into the past and future. It is an entertaining and not just historical tour. The walk will end roundabout 19:00 hours.

On the way back to the hotels we will have a drop off stop at the entrance of the Oktoberfest for those who want to experience this famous event.

Please note that visiting the Oktoberfest will be on your own responsibility as soon as you leave the bus. For your way back to the hotels we recommend taking one of the taxis, which you will find around the area.

Public Transportation & Waypoints


IABG coordinates: 48° 03´ 00´´ N  -  11° 39´36´´ E

Navi destination data: Set city to  82024 Taufkirchen – Set street to Lilienthalstrasse 12


From Ottobrunn to Okoberfest:At Ottobrunn station take S7 and leave at station “Hackerbrücke”. Then follow the crowds in southerly direction (15 minutes walk)