Theme and Overview

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) welcomes your abstract submission for technical presentations and posters at the 2024 Aircraft Survivability Symposium. The theme of this year's conference is "The Future is Now: Ready, Set, Fight!". These presenters will engage in a technical dialogue and exchange information related to technological advances, operational experiences, current and future threats, system reliability, and other aircraft survivability topics. This symposium offers a unique opportunity for learning with its extensive agenda and inclusion of relevant tutorials and presentations.

Typically, more abstracts are received than can be accommodated during the two days of classified sessions. Submission of an abstract is a professional commitment. If the abstract is accepted, the author will be notified and requested 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. Please email Carizza Gurierrez at cgutierrez@NDIA.org with any questions or concerns.

How to Submit

Abstracts must be submitted online:

All abstracts must be UNCLASSIFIED with unlimited distribution. Deadline to submit is Friday, July 19, 2024.

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 move or 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.