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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and NDIA Munitions Division welcome your abstract submission for an oral presentation at the 2022 Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials (IMEM) Technology Symposium. The event will follow the theme of Enhancing Performance of Insensitive Munitions.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for individuals to present, in an unclassified environment, their key topics to a broad audience of influential observers and key decision-makers, including practicing engineers, analysts and evaluators in government and industry. Presentation abstract submissions are requested to provide an overview of the topic areas described above with an emphasis placed on the below focus areas.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 22, 2022

Focus Areas

When selecting the topic of your abstract, here are some suggestions that you can base your paper on:

  • Progress in new and insensitive energetic compounds and formulations
  • Performance advances with IM and EM technologies
  • Best practices and lessons learned in IM and EM testing
  • IM and performance modeling, testing, verification, and validation
  • National policies, strategies, and standardization for IM and EM
  • Life-cycle assessment and aging characteristics of IM and EM systems
  • Novel IM and EM processing techniques and manufacturing challenges (including artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, RAM, reactive materials, high-density ingredients)
  • Behavior of IM and EM in harsher environments (e.g. Hypersonics)
  • Representatively of IM and EM testing

Continuous processing of energetic ingredients.

Abstract Requirements

Abstracts and presentations MUST be UNCLASSIFIED. 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 symposium, then it is incumbent upon them to find a substitute. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate public release for their presentations. 

How to Submit

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After review and selection, abstract Presenters will be invited to present a twenty (20) minute briefing. 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.


Contact George Webster at gwebster@NDIA.org with questions about your abstract submission.