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2017 Test Technology Review Call For Papers

Disruptive Technology in Test and Evaluation

November 15-16, 2017 ~ Huntsville, AL


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The 2017 ITEA Test Technology Review Workshop is scheduled for November 15-16, 2017 with the theme “Disruptive Technology in Test and Evaluation”. Disruptive technology refers to any enhanced or completely new technology that replaces and disrupts an existing technology, rendering it obsolete. It is designed to succeed similar technology that is already in use. Disruptive technology applies to hardware, software, networks and combined technologies. Examples of disruptive technology include mobile internet and Internet of Things (IoT), electronics miniaturization, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, cloud computing, software defined networking, advanced robotics, autonomous vehicles, composite materials, and 3D printing.


SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Registration fees, membership dues, and sponsorships are tax deductible.

Your sponsorship dollars help defer the cost of the Symposium and support the ITEA scholarship fund, which assists deserving students in their pursuit of academic disciplines related to the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorship and related benefits will become effective on receipt of payment.

NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information. 


CALL FOR PAPERS

All presenters will be given the opportunity to have their papers published in The ITEA Journal. Workshop participants will receive, within 30-45 days following the meeting, a link to comprehensive, unclassified materials from key note and special guest speakers, panel sessions, technical tracks and technical papers.


ABSTRACTS AND PAPER SUBMISSION FOR TECHNICAL TRACK SESSIONS

Presentation topics must either be about disruptive technologies, challenges in testing disruptive technologies or disruptive technologies that could improve current test capabilities. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit both a paper and presentation however the paper is not required. All materials must be cleared for public release, so please start your internal release process as soon as possible.

Deadline for abstract submissions isis August 16, 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 31, 2017. Full papers and presentations are due by November 1, 2017.

Full papers are especially solicited and will be considered for publication in The ITEA Journal. Manuscript guidelines are found at www.itea.org.under the Publications tab. All papers and presentations must be cleared for public release.


WHY PRESENT AT THE TEST TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

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 the Test Technology Review 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.


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.

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.


TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Cyber Test Technologies
    • Discussion of Cyber challenges with regards to disruptive technologies to include testing the full spectrum of cyber from the chip level to the integrated systems of systems to ensure confidence in protection against cyber intrusion
    • Cyber test ranges and infrastructure advancements
    • Innovative methodologies to conduct Cyber testing and new approaches to evaluate the results of Cyber tests, including those associated with advanced data / predictive analytics
  • Test Range Technologies
    • Incorporation of disruptive commercial and foreign technologies and ranges to test systems and related capabilities
    • Technologies that improve open-air and laboratory test capabilities of advanced systems
    • Methods for improving T&E in an open architecture, network centric, blended cyber/EW environment
    • Improvements in technologies for modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Commercial Test Technologies
    • Commercial test disruptive technology challenges and potential solutions
    • Specific examples where industry has had to test new and emerging technologies and how industry overcame these problems. 
  • General Test Technologies Track
    • Transformational technologies of concern to programs that will present test challenges for their system under development such as non-lethal weapons such as directed energy, cockpit redesign for future aircraft, or the need for networked systems capabilities.
    • Emerging system upgrades that that could cause significant disruptions to T&E to include movement toward composite materials, testing in GPS denied environments, and the need for miniaturized instrumentation for small UAVs and smaller missile systems, etc.
    • Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives with disruptive potential to include the potential long term impact of current S&T initiatives for weapon systems testing in the future. 
  • Information Management Track
    • Efficient test processes for an information saturated environment
    • Integration of artificial intelligence into an operational environment
    • Potential improvements to T&E processes to collect, manage, process, and analyze the massive quantities of data that are available in increasingly complex data structures
    • Example presentations could include ways to deal with the information or the application of new approaches such as UX principles toward the design of better test processes to efficiently plan for tests to reduce unnecessary data.
  • Vendors Track
    • Vendors should brief a way in which their company has addressed a disruptive technology challenge in relation to T&E.
    • Presentations should not be generic marketing and should not contain proprietary information

SUBMISSION FORM


MEETING LOCATION

The 2017 Test Technology Review will be held at Dynetics, Inc. Solutions Complex Conference Facilities in Huntsville, Alabama.


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

The Test Technology Review provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) for each half-day, 8 contact hours of instruction (8 CEUs) for each full-day, or 16 contact hours of instruction (16 CEUs) for attending the full Test Technology Review, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).


REGISTRATION

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Early Bird Registration until October 9th
$350 - Regular Registration*
$250 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Regular Registration October 10th to 30th
$400 - Regular Registration*
$300 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after October 30th
$425 - Regular Registration*
$325 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

*Regular Registration rate includes one-year membership to ITEA.

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Program Co-Chairs – Mr. Mike McFalls, Mr. Lewis Hundley, and Allen Badeau, PhD
Technical / STEM Co-Chairs – Mark Brown, PhD, and Mr. Elliot Laramie
Sponsorship/ Advertising Chair – Mr. Lewis Hundley
Facility Chair – Mr. Tom Cash
Registration - Mr. James Gaidry, CAE -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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