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34th International Test and Evaluation Symposium Call for Papers (2017)

T&E in a Time of Risk and Change

October 2-5, 2017

Hyatt Regency ~ Reston, VA
Hosted by the ITEA Francis Scott Key, George Washington, Hampton Roads, and Southern Maryland Chapters

Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 23, 2017, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

The current government climate can pose a change to the defense acquisition system. It is important to understand ways to improve communications and leverage existing investments made by both DoD and commercial firms to preserve U.S. technological superiority. How will the current military budget, new administration, and the defense industry adjust in a time of risk and change?  Is your organization ready?

We encourage you to help us explore these ideas and others related to “T&E in a Time of Risk and Change” as part of our 34th Annual International Symposium.


 

WHY PRESENT AT AN ITEA SYMPOSIUM

If you've conducted ground-breaking research, used "best-in-class" techniques, deployed  successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, work that your peers would be interested in learning, presenting at ITEA Workshops is an important part of your professional development, by providing you with an amazing opportunity to learn from your peers, share your experiences, and contribute to advancing the Test and Evaluation profession.

Presenting at ITEA Workshops provides you the chance to:

  • Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policymakers, and the public to become aware of the innovative work being generated in your particular area of expertise;
  • Practice your presentation skills;
  • Help you develop the expertise needed to discuss your work in a clear and meaningful way;
  • Learn how to answer specific questions and present your work to a range of individuals (who may or may not be familiar with your field of research);
  • Contribute to your overall professional profile by showing others that you regularly disseminate your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up-todate on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
  • Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivated T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.

 


 

CALL FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS - ABSTRACT INFORMATION

Abstract topics must be pertinent to the suggested topics, non-marketing in scope, and no longer than 500 words. The abstract should succinctly describe the contents of the paper or presentation. All presenters are responsible for having their final submissions cleared by the authorizing agent for public release. Abstracts accepted for presentation, along with the slides, will be available online for attendees after the Symposium concludes. Once abstracts are accepted, authors will be notified by June 3rd and will be given the contact information for their Session Chair. Authors can choose to write a paper and present or abstain from writing the paper and make a presentation only.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 23, 2017, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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CALL FOR TUTORIALS

Tutorials that address the theme of the symposium are being requested. Pending final program decisions, the tutorials will be scheduled in two 4-hour blocks on Monday, October 2nd. Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. Please provide a synopsis of your tutorial no later than June 23, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Acquisition Reform in today’s environment
  • Autonomous Systems T&E
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber Testing Systems of Systems
  • Design of Experiments
  • Emerging Threats
  • Joint Test & Evaluation
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Reliability, Maintainability, Logistics, and Availability (RML&A)
  • Software / Agile Testing
  • Test Ranges

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GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATIONS AT ITEA EVENTS

Presentations at ITEA events should:

  • Contribute technically sound knowledge in a particular area of test and evaluation;
  • Present new knowledge or experience that has not been published previously; and,
  • Not be commercial, marketing, or "infomercial" in nature. The presentation’s introductory slide is the only slide that may contain the presenter's company name and/or logo. Presentations that promote specific companies, organizations, products, or services are reserved for the Exhibit Hall or Vendor Track Sessions, and strictly prohibited in Pre-Workshop sessions (including tutorials, demonstrations, and other presentations), and the Workshop Plenary and Technical Track sessions.

Tutorials are typically scheduled for either a half-day or full day, should include comprehensive presentations on well-established topics, and may include hands-on exercises on using various software and/or hardware tools. Technical Track Session presentations are shorter than tutorials and usually last 30 minutes. While tutorials go into considerable depth, Technical Track Session presentations give quick holistic overviews of interesting emerging topics with a concentration on fundamentals and projection about the future of these topics.

Poster Presentations, usually displayed in the Exhibit hall, are designed to present Works-in-Progress, new ideas, and emerging fields and research topics in test and evaluation. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts, and to be present during scheduled times for the Poster Presentation session(s). Attendees will browse the posters and directly interact with the presenters. Thus, the poster session is intended to be an informal, conversational forum for new ideas.


PUBLISHING YOUR WORK IN THE ITEA JOURNAL OF TEST AND EVALUATION

If you would like to also submit a paper for consideration for publication in The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation you will need to prepare a full manuscript that adheres to the Journal guidelines. The submitting author must also complete and sign a copyright agreement and release form. Visit
www.itea.org/Journal for the manuscript guidelines.


BEST PAPER AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS

In order to encourage a new generation and our future workforce to participate in the symposium, ITEA will make a cash award for Best Presentation, Best Paper, and Best Poster Paper presented by a young professional; those who have been practicing in the field of T&E for five years or less. We challenge you to entice the young professionals in your organization to participate!


MEETING LOCATION AND HOST HOTEL

Hyatt Regency
1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-709-1234 • Fax: 703-925-8244

ITEA has a room block available to all of our attendees. When making your reservation please indicate that you are with the ITEA group. Deadline for this rate is Sept. 23, 2017. You are encouraged to make your reservations early.


SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE 

Program Chair - Mr. Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton

Program Technical Chair - Mr. Tom Treakle, DellEMC

International Panel Chair - Gloria Deane, DOT&E

Awards Committee Chair - Stephanie Clewer, PAE

Host Chapter Presidents
George Washington Chapter President: Mr. Tony Garces, General Informatics, Inc.
Francis Scott Key Chapter President: Ms. Chris Susman, SURVICE Engineering
Southern Maryland Chapter President: Mr. Ed Greer, Greer Consulting
Hampton Roads Chapter President: CDR Eric Whiteman, SURVICE Engineering

Symposium Planners
Wilson Felder, PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
Nick Incontrera, Black Diamond Consulting
Doug Messer, DMC
Sergio Sanchez, Black Diamond Consulting

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