22nd Test and Training Instrumentation Workshop Call for Papers (2018)

Supporting the Warfighter from Test to Training -

Understanding the 3rd Offset

Hosted by the ITEA Antelope Valley and the Southern Nevada Chapters


Tuesday, May 15th - Pre-Workshop Tutorials (Separate fee required)

Wednesday, May 16th, and Thursday, May 17th  - Plenary and Technical Sessions


For more information on exhibits, sponsorships and speakers click here


22nd Test Instrumentation Workshop: Supporting the Warfighter from Test to Training

The focus of the 2018 ITEA Test and Training Instrumentation Workshop is “Supporting the Warfighter from Test to Training—Innovation for effective T&E”  

The 3rd Offset Strategy pursues next-generation technologies and learning systems, human-machine collaboration and combat teaming, and network-enabled and cyber-hardened autonomous weapons.   This year’s goal is to identify and address those instrumentation and data collection issues and challenges faced by the test and training communities to support current and next generation weapon system testing and training missions.

Please join us at the 2018 ITEA Test and Training Instrumentation Workshop where you’ll gain insight into current and future instrumentation and data collection test and training methods, collaborate and network with industry peers and policy makers, and increase your awareness on the latest technologies offered by premier industry vendors.  Come prepared to share your experiences, lessons learned and solutions to the problems we face in today's test and training environments.  

Las Vegas, centrally located between several major test and training ranges, is the ideal meeting place for representatives from government, industry, and academia to present formal papers and exhibit goods and services that can assist T&E professionals.


Call-For-Papers

Paper or Presentation Abstract Submission

Abstract topics must be pertinent to the suggested topics, nonmarketing 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 on-line for attendees after the Workshop concludes. All sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community.

To be considered, please submit your abstract by March 15, 2018 to Lena Moran at 951-219-4817, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The subject line should read IWS Abstract: Title. Please check www.itea.org for more details on the program – tutorials being offered – and much more!

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials that address the theme of the symposium are being requested. Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. To be considered, please submit your abstract by March 15, 2018 to Darryl Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The subject line should read IWS Tutorial: Title. If you have any questions or issues submitting your abstract, please contact him at 702-492-2111.

Suggested Topics

RANGE OF THE FUTURE

  • A View of MRTFB Test Ranges
  • Test Management
  • Fiber Optics for Structures
  • Cyber Assurance/RMF
  • Cyber Test
  • C2 and Tactical Data Links
  • UAV / UGV / UUV
  • 3D Printing/Fabrication
  • sUAS/Counter-UAS
  • Autonomy / Machine Learning
  • Telemetry Spectrum Encroachment
  • Spectral Efficient Telemetry
  • IRIG Standards Future Directions
  • TSPI Systems and Lessons Learned
  • Distributed Range Issues
  • Inter-Range Connectivity and Operations
  • Live-Virtual-Constructive Systems and Operations
  • EW / Threat Simulator System Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation Networks
  • Non-Intrusive Instrumentation
  • Data Quality from a Statistical Perspective
  • Next Generation Targets / Target Instrumentation / Flight Termination
  • Systems Calibration and Maintenance
  • Hypersonics and Directed Energy

INNOVATION

  • Creative Solutions to Common Problems
  • New Technologies for New Demands
  • Applications of Global Data Networks
  • Measuring the Range Environment
  • Real-time Data Transmission Methods
  • Advances in Optical Tracking, LASERs, and RADAR

PROCESS

  • Autonomy
  • Cyber Testing
  • Range Connectivity
  • Statistical Analysis in Experiments
  • Technical Program Management
  • Measurements and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Information Assurance, Data Security
  • Test / Open Air Testing Instrumentation Gap

PROGRAMS

  • Lessons Learned
  • Historical
  • Success Stories
  • Best Practices
  • New Technologies 

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 PreWorkshop 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 20 minutes, with N additional 10 minutes for questions.

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-inProgress, 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. 


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Each of the 4-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorials provide 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

In addition to the Pre-Workshop Tutorials, the Annual Symposium provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) for each half-day, 8 contact hours of instruction (8 CEUs) for each full-day, or 20 contact hours of instruction (20 CEUs) for attending the full Workshop, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional
Credential (CTEP).


TEST INSTRUMENTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

WORKSHOP CHAIR
Darryl Johnson - Southern Nevada Chapter

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR
Scott Pickett - Southern Nevada Chapter

EXHIBITS and SPONSORSHIPS CHAIR
Lena Moran - 951-219-4817, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REGISTRATION
James Gaidry, ITEA Executive Director - 703-631-6220, FAX: 703-631-6221

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