4870 - 16th Annual Systems Engineering Conference
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Allison D. McCloskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703)247-2570
A major conference focusing on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including net-centric operations and data/information interoperability, system-of-systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment, will be convened in Arlington, VA, October 28-31, 2013. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division, with technical co-sponsorship by IEEE AES, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering, and is supported by the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Director, Systems Engineering, and Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.
The Department of Defense continues to seek ways to improve the acquisition of military equipment and capability to assist the warfighter in protecting the U.S. and its allies, and help oppressed nations around the world in a complex environment of ever-changing threats and conditions. The recently enacted Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009 defines Systems Engineering as a key player in helping effect improvements in defense acquisition and program execution, to achieve more effective and affordable military systems. Systems Engineering is the “umbrella” engineering function that serves as the key integrating function for successful program execution and helping maintain the balance between requirements, performance, cost, schedule, and overall effectiveness and affordability. Systems Engineering principles embody strong technical and risk/opportunity management aspects, for the acquiring program office as well as the prime and subcontractors. Strong emphasis on systems engineering throughout the program, especially in early development planning, is a key enabler of successful programs and fielded defense systems. The Annual Systems Engineering Conference explores the various roles of systems engineering from all aspects and perspectives—pragmatic, practical and academic—and brings key practitioners together to work on effective solutions to achieve a successful warfighting force.
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, and Engineers and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, Logistics and Test communities from both Government and Industry. The conference will provide the opportunity to shape policy and procedures by exchanging innovative tactics and lessons learned.
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Call For Papers
The primary objective of the conference is to provide insight, information and lessons learned into how we can improve the overall performance of defense programs via a better, more focused application of systems engineering that will lead to more capable, interoperable and supportable weapon systems for the warfighter, with reduced total ownership costs, to help our military meet its current and new mission area and capabilities requirements. Technical and management presentations are a key tactic in achieving this objective. To this end, you are invited to submit a short (5000 characters maximum) abstract of a presentation for a session as listed to the left. Abstracts must fully describe the planned content and how the presentations will advance the objectives of the conference and session. All accepted presentations will be delivered at the conference in electronic format; full papers are optional and are not required. Abstracts must include the following administrative information: presentation title, author’s name, title, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address and organization, and the conference session targeted. Please designate if your abstract is to be a panel.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than Friday, June 21, 2013 via the following web link: http://application.ndia.org/abstracts/4870.
Abstracts will only be accepted through this web link, and all required information must be completed. Upon completion of the required information, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Conference presenters are not precluded from registration and conference fees.
On Monday, October 28, 2013, we will conduct a series of systems engineering, interoperability, modeling & simulation and best practices tutorials. Tutorial proposals should be submitted just as abstract submittals through the web link provided above. Please indicate that the submittal is for a tutorial in the submission title. Tutorials can either be a half or full day, depending on the content, and should relate to the subject matter of the conference. Tutorial proposals must be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2013.
- Early Systems Engineering
- Education & Training
- Enterprise Health Management
- Engineering Resilient Systems
- Early Systems Engineering/System of Systems
- Human Systems Integration
- Modeling & Simulation/Architecture
- Modeling & Simulation
- Net-Centric Operations/Interoperability
- Program Management
- System Security Engineering
- System of Systems/Architecture
- System of Systems/Net-Centric
- System of Systems/Test & Evaluation
- Statistical Test Optimization
- Systems Engineering Effectiveness
- System of Systems
- Technology Maturity
- Test & Evaluation
- Test & Evaluation/Modeling & Simulation
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “National Defense Industrial Association” room block. Rooms will not be held after Friday, Friday, October 4, 2013 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.
Government - $226 (single/double)
Industry - $249 (single/double)
*The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in.
Any active U.S. Military attendee with ID and travel order will be tax exempt (subject to state’s regulation of tax exemption). Any U.S. Government employee paying with U.S. Government check or credit card will be tax exempt (with supporting documentation as required by some states). Check with the hotel for specific state and local requirements when booking hotel reservations.
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An area will be available for the setup of displays to demonstrate your company or organization’s unique tools or capabilities. The display registration fee includes one individual conference registration, table, chair and electrical hook-up. Displays will be tabletop or “pop-up” style. Allocated display space will be 10 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep. Although computer systems for demonstration are permitted, minimal hardware should be utilized. No formal decorating company will be involved. Companies must bring their own displays and plan to do their own set-up. Standard draped folding table and chair will be provided for each display space.
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The National Defense Industrial Association’s Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., USAF, whose leadership embodied the highest ideals in Defense Systems development and deployment.
The award is given to an individual and to a group demonstrating outstanding achievement in the practical application of Systems Engineering principles, promotion of robust systems engineering principles throughout the organization, or effective systems engineering process development. Their systems engineering contributions should have demonstrably helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes procedures and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, or substantially increased performance.
The Awards will be presented at NDIA’s Annual Systems Engineering Conference, held October 28-31, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Nominations are to be submitted to the Allison McCloskey at email@example.com by July 31, 2013. Selection will be made by a committee from NDIA’s Systems Engineering Division. Recipients will be notified by September 1, 2013.
In the event there should not be a qualified candidate in the opinion of the committee, an award will not be bestowed.
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A Sponsorship ($5,000) will add your company name to the back cover of the onsite brochure as well as main podium recognition throughout the conference, signage at all events including the opening reception, a hotlink on the conference website to your organization’s website, and a 350-word organization description in the conference agenda.
For more information, please contact Allison McCloskey at 703-247-2570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDIA POC: Allison D. McCloskey, email@example.com or (703) 247-2570.