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35th International Test and Evaluation Symposium

December 11-14, 2018 - Oxnard, CA

Global T&E Environment in 2025 and Beyond

Tuesday, Dec 11 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Wednesday-Friday, Dec 12-14 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort – Oxnard, CA

Symposium Overview

Warfighter and Weapons Systems are evolving at a rapid pace in response to the requirements for existing and potential future needs. These systems, in general, are evolving to be faster, longer range, more sophisticated, more lethal, costlier, and, in some cases, boasting completely new technologies and techniques. The T&E environments must evolve to enable the test and training of these new systems, and they must be ready when the systems enter test. How will your organizations meet this challenge? Are your technologies and capabilities evolving at a pace that ensures your part of the Global T&E Environment will be relevant and useful for future warfighter and weapons systems support?

We encourage you to help us explore these ideas and others related to “Global T&E Environment in 2025 and Beyond” as part of our 35th Annual International Symposium.

Why Present at the 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 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 July 31st 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 14, 2018 to Symposium@itea.org.


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 Tuesday, December 11th. Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable.

Please provide a synopsis of your tutorial no later than June 14, 2018 to Symposium@itea.org.


Topics for Consideration


  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Impacts on T&E
  • Automated and Embedded T&E
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cognitive Electronic Warfare T&E
  • Deep Learning
  • Design of Experiments
  • Directed Energy Testing
  • Hypersonic Weapons Testing
  • Live/Virtual/Constructive Testing
  • Range Interconnectivity
  • Spectrum Encroachment
  • T&E/Training Ranges Encroachment
  • Workforce


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. Click here for the manuscript guidelines.

Host Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort
2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, California, 93035, USA
Phone: +1-805-984-2500

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 October 11, 2018. You are encouraged to make your reservations early.

Exhibit Information

Space is very limited at this year’s event. If your organization is interested in displaying your products and services, please contact us as soon as possible. Sponsorship opportunities are available to highlight your company before and during the Symposium. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you get noticed.

Exhibit Application

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Sponsorship Pledge Form

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair – Mr. Terry Clark, EWA Government Systems

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Gil Torres, Naval Air Weapons Division Point Mugu

International Panel Chair – Ms. Gloria Deane, DOT&E

Exhibits and Sponsorships Chair – Ms. Eileen Redd, EWA Government Systems

Awards Committee Chair – Ms. Stephanie Clewer, SA-TECH

Host Chapter Presidents
Channel Islands Chapter President: Ms. Joyce Matias, NAVAIR
Greater San Diego Chapter President: Mr. Dan Phelan, Boarhog, LLC

Symposium Planners
John Cunnick, NSWC PHD 
Wilson Felder, PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
Marcos Gonzalez, NSWC PHD
Doug Messer, DMC
Scott Oss, The BOEING Company
Ed Romero, NAVAIR
Ashley Sharma, NAVAIR

Event Details


11 - 14 Dec 2018


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort







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