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36th International Test and Evaluation Education Symposium

Challenges for Global Threats

Tuesday, Nov 12 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Wednesday-Friday, Nov 13-15 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions
Kaua’i Marriott – 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 – Phone: 808-245-5050

Co-Hosted by the Mid-Pacific and the Southern Cross ITEA Chapters

Symposium Overview

Global and regional threats are developing larger, more capable military forces. These adversary forces are armed with increasingly sophisticated weapon systems developed through incorporation of new technologies and new tactics. Some global threats have developed military capabilities that, in some areas, are on a trajectory to outpace those of the United States and allies. These more advanced threat systems are continuing to be improved in range, speed, lethality, stealth, and precision. As the United States and allies improve warfighting systems and capabilities to meet these global challenges, the test and evaluation (T&E) workforce and resources must be ready to more rapidly evaluate a systems suitability and effectiveness in representative complex environments. In some cases, increased use of simulation for testing will be crucial to complete early prototyping, analyze complex shortcomings, and maintain test security. The growing threat, new types of more sophisticated and flexible weapons, and advanced defensive systems will further complicate these tasks and will also challenge the T&E workforce. How will we meet these challenges? T&E for the United States and Coalition Partners must be ready to rapidly provide decision makers the data required to make critical decisions. How can we, as a team, maintain readiness to meet the upcoming T&E challenges and accelerate the development of solutions to global threats?
Join us and help us explore these ideas and others related to “T&E Challenges for Global Threats” as part of our 36th 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 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 August 9, 2019 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 16, 2019, 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, November 12, 2019. Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. Please provide a synopsis of your tutorial no later than June 16, 2019 to Symposium@itea.org.


Topics for Consideration

Cyber Electronic Warfare Test & Evaluation

  • Cybersecurity Offense & Defense
  • Newest Tools for Software Testing
  • Test & Evaluation Methodologies
  • Threat & Requirements

Directed Energy

  • DE T&E History
  • DE Test Infrastructure and Instrumentation
  • DE T&E Safety
  • Policies and Procedures Governing DE T&E
  • Upcoming DE T&E Events

International T&E Challenges

  • Detection
  • Environment
  • Global Threat
  • Successes of Testing together
  • Synergies in Testing together

Spectrum Technology

  • Fully networked C3
  • Microelectronics
  • Quantum Science (encryption)

Test & Evaluation Science & Technology

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Ballistic Missile Defense
  • C4I Software
  • Cyber Security
  • Machine Learning (A/I)
  • Space Defense / Offense
  • Spectrum Challenges

Testing Hypersonics

  • Acquisition
  • Capabilities
  • Challenges
  • Development

The Future Range

  • Does the Future Range accommodate all Joint Programs?
  • Live/Virtual/Constructive Testing 
  • Maritime Testing (Surface & Sub-Surface T&E challenges)
  • Network Integration Outlook
  • Range Interconnectivity
  • Replacing the Aging Infrastructure
  • What does the Future Range look like?

Threat Picture

  • Counter Control Measures
  • Gap Analysis
  • Representation Gap
  • T&E Requirements Forecast
  • T&E Models

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.

Sponsorship Pledge Information


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. NOTE: Sponsorship is tax deductible.

2019 Symposium Sponsorship Pledge Form


Exhibit Information


The 36th International Test and Evaluation Symposium will host one of the LARGEST EXHIBIT HALLS in the history of the Symposium.

Please submit your Exhibit Application as soon as possible to ensure your get a prime location and that your organization is promoted in The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation all during 2019.

Thank you to our current Exhibitors:

  • Analytical Graphics, Inc.
  • Apogee Labs
  • Jacobs Technology
  • KBRwyle
  • PhotoSonics
  • Scientific Research Corporation

Exhibit Hall Application Form

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Exhibitor Manual – TBA

Registration Information

Dress Code: Business Casual

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.

NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. Single 4-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorial – $205, Two 4-hour or Single 8-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorials – $385.

– Includes two Lunches, the Networking Reception, the Awards Luncheon, and a one-year ITEA membership.

  • $645 – Early Bird Registration prior to September 12, 2019
  • $745 – Regular Registration Sept 12 – Oct 12, 2019
  • $845 – Late Registration after October 12, 2019
  • $425 – One-Day Pass WEDNESDAY (Includes ONLY the Networking Reception)
  • $425 – One-Day Pass THURSDAY (Includes ONLY the Awards Luncheon)
  • $225 – One-Day Pass FRIDAY

ITEA Members/Full-Time Government Employees/Active Duty Military
– Includes two Lunches, the Networking Reception, and the Awards Luncheon

  • $495 – Early Bird Registration prior to September 12, 2019
  • $595 – Regular Registration Sept 12 – Oct 12, 2019
  • $695 – Late Registration after October 12, 2019
  • $350 – One-Day Pass WEDNESDAY (Includes ONLY the Networking Reception)
  • $350 – One-Day Pass THURSDAY (Includes ONLY the Awards Luncheon)
  • $150 – One-Day Pass FRIDAY

Special Registrations

  • $200 – Plenary Speaker, Plenary Panel Chair, or Technical Track Session Chair
  • $395 – Plenary Session Panelist, Technical Track Session Presenter, or Tutorial Secondary Instructor
  • $200 – EXHIBIT HALL ONLY (Exhibitor Booth Personnel – Includes meals and Networking Reception)
  • $0 – EXHIBIT HALL ONLY (Non-Exhibitor Personnel)
  • $25 – FULL-TIME STUDENT (ID Required)


NOTE:  Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshops. Single Tutorial – $205, Two Tutorials – $385 (use discount code “Tutorial-Multi” at check out).


Register Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

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.

Host Hotel

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-245-5050

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 September 15, 2019. You are encouraged to make your reservations early.

Reservations can be made at https://book.passkey.com/e/49844027 or by calling Group Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3140, or Group Reservations Local Phone: 1-800-220-2925.

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair – Mr. Peter Nikoloff, NOVA Systems Australia – Southern Cross Chapter

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Peter Green, Senior VP & GM, Engineering Business Unit, KBRWyle

Tutorials Chair – TBD

Pacific Missile Range Facility / Barking Sands Liaison – Mr. Tomas Chavez, TRAX International

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

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair – Ms. Lena Moran, TRAX International

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

Host Chapter Presidents
Mid-Pacific Chapter President: Ms. Shannon Wigent, Laulima Systems
Southern Cross Chapter President: Mr. Peter Nikoloff, NOVA Systems Australia

Symposium Planners
Doug Messer, DMC, ITEA Events Committee Chair
Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2021 Symposium Chair
Gloria Deane
Steven “Flash” Gordon, PhD, 2020 Symposium Chair
Terry Murphy, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Tim Morey, KBRWyle

Event Details


12 - 15 Nov 2019


Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach



Networking Reception





Location Map