Abstracts Due: June 17, 2022

Author Notification: July 11, 2022

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The 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference will convene on November 1 - 3, 2022, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.  We invite high-quality professional abstracts for technical presentation.


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Division with co-sponsorship from the NDIA Test & Evaluation Division and NDIA Integrated Program Management Division. 

Partnership of these three Divisions is critical to the transformation of Systems Engineering.  Key areas of opportunity for benefit from cross-division collaboration include shifting test earlier in the system development lifecycle, digital engineering, modeling, product line engineering, iterative development methods, and new risk models to ensure system survivability and cyber resiliency. 

We look to this community and our extended partners to generate innovative ideas, thus reinvigorating the commitment to provide critical system capabilities and ensure US technical capability advantage.  


The Systems and Mission Engineering conference brings together defense community members from industry, government, and academia to highlight ways for improving defense acquisition and system performance.  This conference provides an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, Specialty Engineers and Managers.


Participants will have an opportunity to shape policy and procedures by exchanging innovative methods and lessons learned in the following specific areas:

  • Agile / DevOps
  • Architecture MOSA 
  • Digital Systems Engineering
  • Education & Training  
  • Human Systems Integration
  • Integrated Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Mission Engineering / System of Systems
  • Program Management
  • Specialty Engineering
  • Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Software Intensive Systems
  • Sustainment 
  • Physics-Based Modeling & Simulation
  • System Security Engineering 
  • Test & Evaluation 


Interested participants are invited to submit a short (5000 characters/ estimated # words maximum) abstract of a presentation for a topic as listed to the left.  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.  Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 17, 2022 via the online submission page.

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Presentations are typically allotted thirty (30) minutes, including time for questions.