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37th International Test and Evaluation Symposium: Enabling Acquisition and Capability Development

Hosted by the ITEA Central Florida Chapter

Tue, Sep 15 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Wed-Fri, Sep 16-18 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive – Orlando, FL

OVERVIEW

This year, the International Test and Evaluation Association Symposium comes back to Orlando! Our theme for this event is “Test and Evaluation – Enabling Acquisition and Capability Development” with a focus on how test and evaluation (T&E) is applied to deliver fully-capable systems to warfighters. The greater Orlando area is known for early use of modeling and simulation for acquisition of training and weapons systems, simulation for space exploration and entertainment, medical training systems, and, more recently, for accelerating the development of operational warfighting capability. There could be no better location to present, test, and, evaluate ideas about how the T&E community can improve processes, methods, products, systems, personnel training, and the speed of delivery for future warfighting capability. We are planning more than 30 technical sessions to cover the many ways that improvements of T&E can be used to enable acquisition or improve capability development. Please submit your abstracts for technical presentations and for tutorials related to this theme, and we welcome discussions about your ideas as we seek ways to better enable acquisition and capability development for our warfighters.

CALL FOR PAPERS - Technical Sessions and Tutorials

Abstract Submission Form – DUE April 15, 2020


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 June 15, 2020 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.


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, September 15, 2020. Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. Please provide a synopsis of tutorial no later than April 15, 2020 to Symposium@itea.org.


TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Advanced Instrumentation & Next Generation Networks: Secure; Flexible; Available.
  • Agile Methods for Software Delivery to Programs: For ease of Testing as Delivered; Delivery Methods & Techniques; What is the S/W Delivery Challenges?
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) T&E: AI to Improve T&E Acquisition, and Capability; System Implementation of AI for Facilitating T&E; Security Evaluation; Accelerated Acquisition.
  • Autonomous Systems Developmental Testing: To Reduce Risk; To Increase Availability; To Increase T&E Effectiveness & Efficiency
  • The Continuing Threat: Gap Analysis; T&E Requirements Forecast; T&E Models; Counter Control Measures T&E.
  • Cyber Security: Improving Cyber Security Tools, Accelerating Cybersecurity, and Growing the Cyber Security Workforce; Weapon Systems Cyber Hardening for New and Legacy Weapons Systems and Supporting Infrastructure; DevSecOps and Agile Methods for Accelerated Delivery of Capable Software with Built-in Cybersecurity.
  • Data Analytics & Automated Test Reporting: No Data left behind; Responsiveness; Clarity of Data; Data Relevance.
  • Directed Energy: DE Test Infrastructure and Instrumentation; T & E Safety; Updates.
  • The Future Range: Are we where we need to be? Is the Range Joint Friendly? What is the International involvement? Does the Future Range cover Land, Air, and Sea? Does the infrastructure contain latest and greatest technology?
  • Hypersonics Test & Evaluation: Development; Capabilities; Acquisition.
  • International T&E Challenges: Current & Future Environment; Global Threat; How do we test together?; Success Stories.
  • Live Virtual Constructive T&E: Is the Infrastructure ready for the current Threat? Is the Infrastructure ready for the Emerging Threat? Status of LVC Prototyping for the Early Warfighter Engagement
  • Model-Based Engineering and T&E: To Manage Complexity; To Deliver Advanced Systems Faster.
  • T&E Instrumentation in Contested Environments: Address Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT); Address Time, Space, Position Information (TSPI).
  • Test & Evaluation Science & Technology: Techniques; Artificial Intelligence; Spectrum Challenges; Space Offense/Defense.

WHY PRESENT AT AN ITEA SYMPOSIUM

If you have conducted groundbreaking research, used best-in-class techniques, deployed successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, you should be presenting at the Symposium. This is an opportunity for you (or your organization) to engage in exchanging valuable information and lessons learned with your colleagues while contributing to the advancement of the T&E community.
Presenting at ITEA Symposiums provides you the chance to:
Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policy-makers, 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 disseminat your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up to date on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivational T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 sponsorship is 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. 

SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

HOST HOTEL

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-351-2420, Fax: 407-345-5611

REGISTRATION

PRE-SYMPOSIUM TUTORIALS – TUESDAY (SEP 15th)

One (1) 4-hour Tutorial – $205
Two (2) 4-hour Tutorials – $385


SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION – WEDNESDAY (Sep 15th) THRU FRIDAY (Sep 18th)


FULL SYMPOSIUM – Includes lunches and Networking Reception
Regular Registration
Includes one (1) year ITEA Membership
$645 – By 8/5
$745 – 8/6 to 8/20
$845 – After 8/20
ITEA Members/Government Employees/Active Duty Military
$495 – By 8/5
$595 – 8/6 to 8/20
$695 – After 8/20

Special Registration
$395 – Plenary Session Panelist or Technical Track/Poster Session Presenter
$200 – Plenary Session Keynote/Guest/Featured Speaker, Plenary Panel Chair, or Technical Track Session Chair
$200 – Exhibit Hall ONLY (ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR BOOTH PERSONNEL)
$0 – Exhibit Hall ONLY (NON-EXHIBITOR BOOTH PERSONNEL)


PARTIAL SYMPOSIUM
Regular Registration
Includes one (1) year ITEA Membership
$545 – WEDNESDAY ONLY (1)
$545 – THURSDAY ONLY (2)
$445 – FRIDAY ONLY (3)
ITEA Members/Government Employees/Active Duty Military
$375 – WEDNESDAY ONLY (1)
$375 – THURSDAY ONLY (2)
$275 – FRIDAY ONLY (3)

(1) Includes Networking Reception
(2) Includes Awards luncheon

SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE

Symposium Chair – Steve “Flash” Gordon, PhD – Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Technical Program Chair – Doug Messer, DMC

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

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chairs – Ms. Eileen Redd, EWA

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

Central Florida Chapter President – Steve “Flash” Gordon, PhD

Symposium Planners

Mindy Dowling
Wayne Dumais
Nicole Michur
Terry Murphy
Kathi Swagerty
Steve Woffinden

Event Details

Date

15 - 18 Sep 2020

Venue

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

EVENT QUICK LINKS

Register ONLINE

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