About Authors


Erdal Çayırcı graduated from Army Academy in 1986 and from Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1989. He received his MS degree from Middle East Technical University, and a PhD from Bogazici University both in computer engineering in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He retired from the Army when he was a colonel in 2005. He was an Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Yeditepe University and Naval Sciences and Engineering Institute between 2001 and 2005. Also in 2001, he was a visiting researcher for the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory and a visiting lecturer at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently Chief, CAX Support Branch in NATO’s Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway, and also a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Stavanger. His research interests include sensor networks, mobile communications, tactical communications, and military constructive simulation.

Professor Çayırcı has acted as an editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, AdHoc Networks (Elsevier Science) and ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks, and has guest edited four special issues of Computer Networks (Elsevier Science), AdHoc Networks (Elsevier Science) and Kluwer Journal on Special Topics in Mobile Networking and Applications (MONET).

He received the “2002 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper” Award for his paper titled “A Survey on Sensor Networks” published in the IEEE Communications Magazine in August 2002, the “Fikri Gayret” Award from Turkish Chief of General Staff in 2003, the “Innovation of the Year” Award from Turkish Navy in 2005 and the “Excellence” Award in ITEC 2006.


Dusan Marincic has been dealing with the constructive simulations since 1995. He was the Head of a National Centre for Operational Research, Simulations and Analysis in Slovenia from 1999 until 2005. He has a pleasure to attend and conclude master studies on   Faculty of Social Science in September 2002 with the topic “CAX as a method for preparation of Peace forces for Peace Support Operation”. He then followed his passion for computer assisted exercises by doctoral studies on same faculty and successfully defended doctoral dissertation in May 2005 with the topic “Simulation and Analysis of Peace Operation”. Author has wrote about seventy articles  dealing with peace operations, crisis response operations, qualitative and quantitative analysis of peace forces efficiency in  the areas of complex emergency. All of them were published in national and international journals. He has been permanent professor on the Command and Staff College of Slovenia, covering subject Methods of Military Sciences and explaining to the students modern educational and scientific methods. He was twice the general chair of International Week of Simulations in 2002 and 2005 where all of his methodological scientific results were presented to the international experts in the spirit of exchanging knowledge and experience in the area of the Computer Assisted Exercises. He is currently Subject Metter Expert in NATO’s Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway, where he has been dealing with the training and education of NATO’s Joint Force Commands.