THEME AND OVERVIEW
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) welcomes your abstract submission for technical presentations and posters at the 2021 Aircraft Survivability Symposium. The theme of this year's conference is The Future of Survivability- The Future is Now. These presenters will discuss survivability technologies, survivability sustainment and operations, threats and countermeasures. This symposium will also include warfighter information on survivability effectiveness in today's fight, which will inform solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Typically, more abstracts are received than can be accommodated during the two days of general sessions. Submission of an abstract is a professional commitment. If the abstract is accepted, the author commits to attend the event and make a presentation based on the material submitted in the abstract. If an author finds that he or she will be unable to make the presentation, then it is incumbent upon him or her to find a substitute presenter. If the abstract is not accepted for oral presentation, it may be accepted for presentation as a poster paper.
For all presentations, authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate clearances for their presentation prior to the deadline of October 9, 2021; authors are cautioned to begin the clearance process in a timely manner. All authors will be notified of their abstract selection status by Friday, August 13, 2021. Please email Kim Williams at kwilliams@NDIA.org with any questions or concerns.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Abstracts must be submitted online: HERE. All abstracts must be UNCLASSIFIED with unlimited distribution. Deadline to submit is Friday, July 16, 2021.
*Please note: when submitting there are three options for your submission in the event this symposium cannot continue as planned. This is to assist us in planning should we have to move virtual.
CRITERIA - TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
This program will provide a well-balanced range of perspectives from experts in intelligence, acquisition, and technology development from both government and industry. The symposium will provide an opportunity for selected individuals to present--in a SECRET//NO FORN classified environment--on their key topics to a broad audience of influential observers and key decision-makers including practicing engineers, analysts, and evaluators in government and industry.
After review and selection, abstract presenters will be invited to present a 25-minute briefing. Classified presentations discussing related research, technical data, and/or test results are highly encouraged. Only a presentation is required; no accompanying written paper is necessary as all presentations and speaker remarks will be under a strict “not for attribution” ground rule to promote candid and informative communication among the attendees. Each session will conclude with a question-and-answer period to provide attendees the opportunity to interact with the speakers. Although presentations may be classified up to SECRET//NOFORN, abstracts MUST be UNCLASSIFIED.
CRITERIA - POSTER SUBMISSIONS
Poster papers should enable the exposition of detailed information that complements the General Session. These papers will also provide the opportunity for one-on-one discussions outside of the event auditorium. The Planning Committee will evaluate all poster papers, and the top paper will be acknowledged during the symposium. Abstracts for poster papers are to be submitted in the same format as technical presentation abstracts. Authors may also submit their poster paper abstracts for consideration as a general session presentation. Both abstracts submission for posters AND final poster papers must be UNCLASSIFIED.