CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
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The 57th Annual NDIA Fuze Conference welcomes the participation of both domestic and allied fuze designers, manufacturers and component suppliers, and research organizations along with government representatives. This year's theme is "Collaboration for Fuzing Challenges"; This encompasses efforts between and among companies, services, countries and individual programs and with academia to resolve the multitude of issues challenging the fuzing community in meeting the needs of the warfighter. Applications include Guidance Integrated Fuzing, Target Discrimination for Fuzing, Multipoint and Variable Initiation, Ignition Safety Devices, Miniature Electronic Safety & Arming Devices, and High-g Hardened Fuzing. Also included are enabling technologies such as advanced sensors, power sources, high voltage components, MEMS S&A/sensors, and small conventional S&A devices. This conference provides the opportunity to discuss and share ideas to help advance the state-of-the-art for the next generation of fuzing that meets the users' needs. Please join us and share your success and lessons learned.
This event is UNCLASSIFIED. The meeting format has been established to support individual presentation of technical papers by military, government, and industry executive and technical personnel. Papers can be submitted for presentation at an "Open Session" or a "DoD/U.S. DoD Contractors Only" closed session. Classified abstracts or papers will not be accepted. Based on historical precedent, Open Session abstracts and papers have a greater likelihood of being selected and will reach a broader audience. Where possible, related papers will be grouped together to enhance audience interest and participation. Authors can make a request to have specific papers, related to theirs, be grouped together, based on availability. Papers are solicited for topics relating to requirements, technical developments and innovation; program status; and methods of addressing DoD and STANAG mandated changes. Presenters are encouraged to select fresh topics, which would be of interest to an audience of fuze managers and technical personnel. Presentation of non-U.S. papers at this conference is encouraged.
Individuals are required to submit a concise abstract of 200 words or less no later than March 28, 2014. Authors will be notified whether or not their proposed paper has been accepted for presentation the week of April 21, 2014. Any abstract/paper submitted and or selected for presentation at the cancelled 2013 Fuze Conference will need to be resubmitted in response to this Call for Papers. We intend to have all new abstracts for consideration at the 2014 Conference.
Please upload your abstract via the NDIA web site at the following web link and complete ALL required information. ALL papers will be submitted electronically in accordance with specific instructions included in author notification. http://application.ndia.org/abstracts/4560
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR PAPERS
Presentations should be in Microsoft Power Point Format (all versions accepted). Oral presentations will be limited to twenty (20) minutes, including five (5) minutes for questions. Abstracts, papers and presentations for the "Open Session" will feature an international audience. Abstracts and presentations for the "DoD/U.S. DoD Contractors Only" closed session must also be approved for limited distribution. Please be sure to label your Paper as "Open" or "U.S.