The 2017 Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium & Exhibition (GESE), produced by NDIA in partnership with the EOD Warrior Foundation will examine training and technology requirements for the joint service EOD force. This year’s theme is “Realigning the EOD Force for the Future.” There are three sub-track professional tenets in Counter IED, Counter UXO and Combating WMD that showcase our interoperability across Partner Nations and the Interagency.

The NDIA EOD Committee, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Energetics Research Group, is soliciting unclassified technical papers and accompanying poster boards summarizing advances by government, industry and academic researchers to promote critical thinking and innovative solutions in the areas of interest to the Global EOD Symposium and Exhibition attendees, vendors and presenters.  The papers should align within one or more of the functional areas of Wounded Warrior, EOD, Counter-IED, Counter-UXO or Combating WMD challenges.  Any material or non-material solutions or capabilities are encouraged to include those papers which address critical interagency and/or interoperability topics. The GESE Call for Papers features the above four mission and Wounded EOD resiliency areas.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers or abstracts to the GESE committee here by the deadline of 14 July for acceptance to present a poster at the GESE.  Accepted papers / abstracts will be published in GESE 2017 Symposium Proceedings via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) and is in support of GESE’s goal of advancing technology to support the EOD Warfighter by encouraging communication and collaboration among researchers and conference attendees. Presentations of recently completed research, as well as preliminary findings of ongoing work are encouraged.

Submit your paper or abstract here by 14 July.