Call for Technical Papers

The Missile Defense Agency is now accepting technical papers at the SECRET//NOFORN level or below. There is no formal template for technical papers, however, the paper must be between 5-10 pages. These papers will be reviewed internally by MDA senior leadership. Those papers selected as most promising will be presented on the second day of the conference - May 19, 2020. 

All papers are due to MDA via the emails below no later than March 23, 2020.  Please be sure to include in the subject line of your email which of the topics below your technical papers falls into.  Approved technical paper authors will be notified by April 20, 2020.

Please submit papers to: or 

Topic A: Improving Current Capabilities
  - Expanding Capability/Capacity  
  - Engagement Reliability
  - Lethality 
  - Sensor Network
  - C2BMC
  - Regional and Homeland Defense, COCOMs, Non U.S. Missile Defense Systems

Topic B: Integration & Interoperability
  - Integrated Air and Missile Defense 
  - Integrating Offensive and Defensive Capabilities
  - Cyber and Electronic Warfare 
  - Interoperability with International Partners 

Topic C: Addressing Advanced Threats
  - Space Sensor Layer
  - Defense Against Hypersonics 
  - Boost Phase Defense
  - Directed Energy  
  - Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Big Data Exploitation 
  - Space-Based Interceptors 

Topic D: Rapid Development and Deployment
  - Cost and Utility Analysis 
  - Modeling and Simulation
  - Testing 
  - Quality/Mission Assurance
  - Manufacturing and Producibility
  - Streamlined Acquisition
  - Levering Commercial Innovations and Processes 
Please note: Submitting an abstract is a professional commitment. If the abstract is accepted, the Author commits to attend the event. If an Author is unable to attend the conference, then it is incumbent upon him or her to find a substitute. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate public release for their presentations.

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