34th International Test and Evaluation Symposium Call for Papers
T&E in a Time of Risk and Change
October 2-5, 2017
Hyatt Regency ~ Reston, VA
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:
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 April 14, 2017, to
CALL FOR TUTORIALS
TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION
GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATIONS AT ITEA EVENTS
Presentations at ITEA events should:
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
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 ACCOMMODATIONS
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.
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