Workshop Call For Papers
Abstracts Due May 18, 2019
Fielding effective, secure systems to warfighters at the speed of need is essential, but this goal is difficult to achieve given that industrial-age acquisition and systems engineering processes, including Test and Evaluation (T&E), do not mesh well with development and use of modern software-intensive systems. Agile software processes that combine acquisition events with developmental and operational testing show promise in decreasing historic timelines. Combining built-in information technology security and assured hardware platforms (Sec) with software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) throughout the SecDevOps software build is also streamlining the delivery of secure software-intensive systems. Finally, increasing the focus on what the warfighter needs now and what is necessary for potential conflicts will provide more usable and effective systems. Other key ideas for improving effectiveness and accelerating this process include early prototyping via modeling, simulation, and gaming; evaluating hardware prototypes; combining test events; the use of Artificial Intelligence to improve data gathering and reporting; and evolutionary program development. Simulation and gaming environments can be used to allow warfighters and testers to evaluate the advantages of system variants and alternative tactics before the hardware and software are finalized.
Technical Track Session presentations should give quick holistic overviews of interesting emerging topics with a concentration on fundamentals and projection about the future of these topics.
All sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community. Abstracts will be reviewed for a presentation during a conference session or as a poster paper. Presentations will be published in proceedings and made available to all attendees.
Abstracts should be noncommercial in scope, pertinent to conference topic, no longer than 500 words, and releasable to the general public. Visit the ITEA website for the Abstract submission form that must be submitted to LVC-Agile@itea.org
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.
Pending final program decisions, the tutorials will be scheduled in 4-hour or 8-hour blocks on Tuesday, November 17, 2019 .
Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. Please provide a synopsis of your tutorial no later than April 18, 2019 to LVC-Agile@itea.org.
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 events 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 events provides you the chance to:
Presentations at ITEA events should:
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.
Please go HERE for the manuscript guidelines.
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 Workshop 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).
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.
Exhibit space is available for the public and private sectors to display products and services related to test and evaluation.
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
For more information on exhibiting, please contact Lena Moran, (951) 219-4817 or Lmoran@traxintl.com.
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Workshop Chair – Steve “Flash” Gordon, PhD – Georgia Tech Research Institute
Technical Program Chair – Mr. Mark Phillips, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Deputy Technical Program Chair – Mr. Harry Cornell, Collins Aerospace
Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair – Ms. Lena Moran, TRAX International
Chief of Staff for Registrations and Support: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Merhoff
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17 - 20 Sep 2019
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