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Call for Papers

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The 26th Army Science Conference, sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), will be held at the JW Marriott, Orlando, Florida, December 1-4, 2008. The conference theme is "Transformational Army Science and Technology - Harnessing Disruptive S&T for the Soldier." Scientists and Engineers from the US and Allied government, academia, and industry are encouraged to submit abstracts. The conference will feature presentations of papers and posters judged as best among those submitted. Authors of the most outstanding papers will receive special recognition and awards. All approved papers and posters will be published in the proceedings.

General Categories for Submissions
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  1. Sensors and Information Processing
  2. Information Technology/Command & Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (IT/C4ISR)
  3. Advanced High Performance Computing in Physical Sciences and Engineering
  4. Lethality Technologies
  5. Autonomous/Unmanned Systems
  6. Force Protection/Survivability
  7. Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  8. Power and Energy
  1. Immersive Technology
  2. Behavioral Sciences and Human Performance
  3. Biomedical Technologies
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Microelectronics and Photonics Technologies
  7. Environmental and Engineering Geosciences
  8. Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  9. Physical/Engineering Processes: Theory and Analytical Modeling

Papers Accepted
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Government, industry, and academic scientists and engineers are invited to submit, on or before May 23, 2008, UNCLASSIFIED summaries not to exceed 2 pages that describe the relevance and contents of their proposed paper in support of the Army mission. Authors may submit papers singly or in collaboration with colleagues in the Army, other government organizations, academia or industry. Material must represent original work categorized in one of the 17 technological areas noted above.

The Technical Program Committee, composed of the Army's highest level technical experts, will select papers for presentation on the basis of these summaries. There are no limits regarding the number of summaries any agency may submit. The summaries may be submitted after authors have obtained the required local disclosure authorization, security and OPSEC approvals that pertain to professional conferences open to academia, industry and allied nations. All papers must be unclassified and releasable in the public domain. A security classification and public information release form may be downloaded here. (Organization/agency forms may be used in place of this form). All authors (government, industry and academia) must submit a form with their paper.

Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to register, attend the 26th Army Science Conference, and present the paper (either orally or in poster format).

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the submissions:

    1. Relevance/importance to the scientific field or discipline and the Army.
    2. Potential impact of the effort on the Soldier, the Army Future Combat Systems, and the Future Force in terms of improved material or operational capabilities.
    3. Originality and importance to scientific field or technology.
    4. Sound scientific methodology.
    5. Clarity and readability.

Format for Submission of Summaries
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Only UNCLASSIFIED/PUBLIC DOMAIN summaries that are 2 pages or less will be accepted. Each summary should be technically concise and indicate relevance to the Army, in particular the seven specific areas from which disruptive technologies are likely to emerge: Autonomous Systems; Biotechnology; Immersive Technology; Nanotechnology; Network Science; Neuroscience; and Quantum Information Science.

Please follow format instructions:

  1. Use 12-point type and 1-inch margins.
  2. Type the title in capital letters, approximately one inch from top of page, followed by the author(s) and their affiliation. Each line in the heading is centered.
  3. Double space between the heading and beginning of the summary.
  4. Single space the summary; double space between paragraphs.
  5. Submit summary via web site. Document must be in PDF format (please review the paper layout once the summary is in PDF format). If you have difficulty creating a PDF file, please contact Jean Thomas at 26thasc@charterinternet.com or call (757) 357-4011.

Summaries must be prepared in accordance with the format instructions provided. All summaries must be submitted online.

Please Note: Each summary may only be submitted in one category.

Questions concerning the above may be directed to:

TMC Design Corporation
(757) 357-4011
Fax: (757) 357-5108
E-mail: 26thASC@charterineternet.com

Author Notification
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All authors will be notified of the Technical Program Committee's action in July 2008, and a listing of accepted papers will be on the Army Science Conference web site. Specific instructions for preparing the final papers for presentation and publication in the technical proceedings will be provided. Those authors who are selected to present papers must submit a completed manuscript prior to the conference. Those authors selected to present will receive detailed information.

Thank you for your interest.
See you at the 26th Army Science Conference.

Summary Due: May 23, 2008
Author Notification: July 2008
Manuscript Due: September 12, 2008

(Additional instructions will be provided for those papers accepted)


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