You are invited to submit a paper for the annual Systems Engineering Conference.

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 Monday, June 18, 2018 at:


NOTE:  The submission deadline has been extended to July 3, 2018.

DOWNLOAD the Call for Papers

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.

Session Topics

Acquisition Agility
Agile Systems Engineering
Aging Aircraft
Application of Industry Best Practices Tools, Methodologies & Technologies
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®)
Continued Implications of Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
COTS Integration
CREATE – Computational Research & Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments
Development Test & Evaluation – Systems Engineering Interaction
Digital Thread
Early Development Planning
Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH)
ERS – Engineered Resilient Systems
Human Systems Integration
Improve Cycle Times for Design, Manufacture & Repair Processes
Improve Mission Readiness & Systems Availability
Integrated Diagnostics/ Prognostics/Enterprise Health Management
Integrated Risk Management
Interoperability & Network Centric Operations
Life Cycle Systems & Program Management
Mission Assurance/Mission Engineering
Model-based Systems Engineering
Modeling & Simulation
Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)
Performance-Based Logistics
Planning for Test & Evaluation
Program Management
Role of SE in IV&V
Sustainment & Upgrade of Legacy Systems
Systems Engineering Education & Training
Systems Engineering Effectiveness
Systems Security Engineering
Systems-of-Systems Systems Engineering

Timeline for Abstract Review & Acceptance

June 18 – Deadline to submit
June 18 – August 7  – Review submissions and create preliminary program
August 14 – Send out Acceptance notices and author/speaker guidelines
October 22 – 25 – Systems Engineering Conference

For Additional Information:

Contact Conference Chair, Bob Rassa, rcrassa@raytheon.com