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. 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.

Abstracts must be submitted online no later than Friday, June 23, 2017 at:

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 exempt from registration and conference fees.


  • Agile/Acquisition Agility
  • Architecture
  • Better Buying Power/Affordability
  • Computational Research & Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments (CREATE)
  • Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)
  • Education & Training
  • Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS)
  • Enterprise Health Management (Prognostics/Diagnostics/Supportability/Maintainability)
  • Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH)
  • Human Systems Integration (HSI)
  • Modeling & Simulation (M&S)
  • Net-Centric Operations (NCO) / Interoperability
  • Program Management  
  • Systems Security Engineering (SSE)
  • Systems of Systems Engineering   
  • Systems Engineering Effectiveness