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    Paper Submission

    Call for Papers

    Dates to Remember

    Abstract Submission Open: 1 April 2013
    Abstract Submission Close: 5 June 2013
    Author Notification Letters Sent: 13 August 2013
    Manuscript Open: 1 November 2013
    Manuscript Deadline: 12 December 2013

    SciTech 2014 is the single most important event for anyone involved in aerospace research and development.


    Abstract Submission Requirements

    The technical program of the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2014) comprises the legacy AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and all of its constituent parts; the legacy Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and its traditionally co-located conferences; as well as the legacy Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and its traditionally co-located conferences.  The Forum technical program is being organized under two broad segments:  Aerospace Sciences, and Aerospace Design and Structures.

    This Call for Papers is organized consistent with the legacy events that now comprise the SciTech2014 Forum.  Click on the links below to go directly to the Call for Papers for the Conference or technical discipline area of interest to you:

    Aerospace Sciences

    Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
    Air Breathing Propulsion Systems Integration
    Aircraft Design
    Applied Aerodynamics
    Atmospheric and Space Environments
    Fluid Dynamics
    Gas Turbine Engines
    Ground Test
    High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion
    Intelligent Systems
    Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments
    Plasmadynamics and Lasers
    Propellants and Combustion
    Society and Aerospace Technology
    Software Systems
    Space Operations and Support
    Systems Engineering
    Terrestrial Energy

    Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
    Guidance Navigation and Control Conference
    Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
    7th Symposium on Space Resource Utilization
    32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium

    Aerospace Design and Structures

    55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
    Design Engineering
    Structural Dynamics

    22nd AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference (formally the Gossamer Systems Forum)
    10th Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Conference
    16th Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference


    Abstract Submission Requirements

    Student Paper Competitions 

    Aerospace Sciences

    The Aerospace Sciences segment of the SciTech2014 technical program provides the venue for the world’s largest multidisciplinary gathering of aerospace scientists and engineers for the dissemination of aerospace scientific knowledge and research results.  General questions regarding the Aerospace Sciences segment of SciTech2014 should be addressed to the Technical Program Chair, Lawrence "Robbie" Robertson

    Papers are solicited that address computational, experimental, and analytical results and techniques related to aeroacoustics and aerodynamic-induced structural acoustics. Supporting the forum theme, of special interest this year are aeroacoustic technologies contributing to enhanced systems affordability or enabling new missions.  Topics areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Jet Noise: Modeling, Testing, and Control
    • Computational Acoustics: Aeroacoustics, Structural Acoustics, and Fluid Structure Interactions
    • Duct Acoustics: Ducted Flows and Acoustic Liners
    • Propeller/Rotorcraft Noise
    • Fan Noise
    • Airframe Noise
    • Community Noise and Flight Acoustics
    • Active Noise and Vibration Control
    • Atmospheric Sound Propagation/Sonic Boom

    Please direct questions to:
    Jeff Mendoza, United Technologies Research Center

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    Aerodynamic Measurement Technology  
    Papers are solicited on topics related to advanced and novel aerodynamic measurement techniques for laboratory, ground-test or flight-test applications. Submissions are encouraged for all types of flows, including all speeds from incompressible to hypersonic, all thermodynamic conditions including plasmas and combustion, all scales from microfluidics to geophysical flows, and all diagnostic techniques from surface sensors to laser-based imaging.  Papers should emphasize advancements or innovations in the measurement technique itself or its implementation, rather than the particular fluid dynamic problem to which the technique is applied.

    • Flow velocimetry
    • Thermodynamic state and species concentration measurements
    • Surface measurements
    • Planar, volume and time-resolved imaging techniques
    • Spectroscopic techniques
    • Microfluidic techniques
    • Sensors and Instrumentation
    • Aeroacoustic diagnostics
    • Diagnostics for harsh environments
    • Implementation in facilities with unique measurement challenges
    • Novel calibration and data processing methodologies
    • Uncertainty quantification and error analysis
    • Novel techniques and methodologies

    Please direct questions to:
    Brian Thurow, Auburn University

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    Air Breathing Propulsion System Integration (ABPSI)
    Integration of affordable and innovative propulsion systems has received renewed interest in recent years owing to new engine technologies, and exciting ways to exploit these technologies.  For example, supersonic inlet systems can now be designed with the idea that inlet drag can be mitigated at off-design conditions by having the engine re-route air through a third stream while keeping the inlet operating on-design.  Similarly, supersonic exhaust systems can now be made more versatile and affordable with additional air to reduce exposure temperatures.  We seek to explore these technologies as they relate to propulsion system integration.  With that in mind, papers are sought that address the following topics:

    • Integration of Variable Cycle Engines (Implications to Configuration Definition)
    • Engine/Inlet Integration and Operability (Pressure/Temperature Distortion, Internal Flow Control, Sonic Boom Mitigation through Integration)
    • Engine/Exhaust System Integration and Operability (Jet Noise Suppression and/or Performance Improvement via Integration)
    • Fuel-Efficient Propulsion System Integration (Open Rotors, Ducted Fans/Propellers)
    • Installed Performance and Controls (Steady-State, Dynamic, Real-Time Models, Hardware/Software Integration, Prognostics and Health Management)
    • Optimization of Propulsion System Integration (Aircraft Energy Optimization via Integrated Propulsion/Power/Thermal/Mission Systems, System-Level Modeling)
    • Integration of Secondary Power Systems (Thermal/Power Management for High Energy Intensity Systems)
    • Innovations in Integration (Distributed Propulsion, Boundary-Layer Ingesting Inlets, Tailored Boundary-Layer Management, Hybrid Propulsion Systems, New Ides for Engine Integration)

    Please direct questions to:
    Richard K. Scharnhorst, The Boeing Company

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    Aircraft Design
    Papers are sought on all aspects of aircraft design.  Topics such as design methodologies and processes, design tools, design integration, technology developments, innovative designs, case studies, and design education are welcome.  Review papers on recent developments and trends in aircraft design are also sought.  Design considerations such as environmental issues, energy optimization, noise reduction, electric aircraft systems, reducing manufacturing/operating/life-cycle costs, etc are also important topics of interest.  Applications to aircraft of all types are welcome including fixed and rotary wing, subsonic through hypersonic, micro air vehicles to jumbo jets, and manned or unmanned aircraft.  Topic areas of interest include:

    • Innovative aircraft design & design case studies
    • Design for cost
    • Unmanned aircraft design
    • Design processes and tools
    • Environmental issues (e.g. noise, emissions, fuel consumption)
    • Aircraft design education

    Please direct questions to:
    Dr. Gil Crouse, Jr., Auburn University

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    Applied Aerodynamics
    The Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee is soliciting papers on topics related to aerodynamic design, vehicle aerodynamics, and aerodynamic phenomena.  Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Aerodynamic Design: Analysis, Methodologies, and Optimization Techniques
    • Aerodynamic Testing: Flight, Wind-Tunnel and Numerical Correlations
    • Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics and Innovative Aerodynamic Concepts and Designs
    • Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Aerodynamics and Enabling Technology
    • Flow Control (Active and Passive): Computational and Experimental Results
    • High Angle of Attack, High Lift and VSTOL/STOL Aerodynamics
    • Icing and Roughness Effects on Vehicle Aerodynamics
    • Low Speed-Low Reynolds Number, Transonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
    • Vortical/Vortex Flow, Unsteady/Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
    • Weapons Aerodynamics: Missile/Projectile/Guided-Munitions, Carriage and Store Separation
    • Other Topics in Applied Aerodynamics
      • Special Session: Aerodynamic Design Optimization: Current Trends and Future Direction
      • Special Session: 2nd High Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-2)
      • Special Session: CREATE-AV  High Performance Computing Multi-physics Applications of Full-Up Air Vehicles
      • Special Session: NATO RTO Cranked Arrow Wing Aerodynamic Project International (CAWAPI)
      • Special Session: Frequency Domain/Harmonic Balance Methods for Rotorcraft

    Additionally the committee will sponsor two invited sessions, one on best practices for CFD validation and the other on characterization of the physical environments related to the Space Launch System.  More detailed information regarding these invited sessions and our special sessions can be found on the Applied Aerodynamics TC Website

    Please direct questions to:
    Aaron Altman, University of Dayton

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    Atmospheric and Space Environments (ASE)
    These sessions will provide the aerospace community -- aviation, rockets, launch vehicles, and spacecraft -- with scientific and technical information concerning interactions between aerospace systems and the atmospheric/space/planetary environment.

    • Characterization of the atmospheric environment through observations and numerical modeling
    • Space weather and its effect on spacecraft
    • Planetary atmospheres
    • Weather hazards to aviation
    • Weather affecting launch and re-entry of spacecraft

    Please direct questions to:
     Marcia K. Politovich, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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    Fluid Dynamics
    Papers are solicited in the areas of experimental, theoretical, and computational fluid dynamics relevant to aerospace applications, including basic research and development, applied research, and advanced technology development. Papers that present new insights into flow physics, introduce innovative applications, address emerging technical areas, or combine experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches are strongly encouraged. Authors who have recognized expertise in a particular area and are interested in writing a comprehensive review are encouraged to contact the technical discipline chair.

    • CFD Methods
    • CFD Modeling and Applications
    • Flow Control
    • Fundamental Fluid Flows
    • Boundary-Layer Transition
    • Turbulence
    • Shock-Dominated Flows
    • Low-Reynolds Number Flows
    • Wing Aerodynamics
    • RANS Turbulence Modeling: Strengths, Weaknesses and New Approaches

    Please direct questions to:
    Russell M. Cummings, U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Gas Turbine Engines
    Papers are solicited in the disciplines of thermodynamics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, mechanical design and fabrication, combustion, heat transfer, icing, and controls as related to the science, research, technology development, and testing of gas turbine engines and related components for air vehicles in the subsonic and transonic flight regimes. Topics areas include, but are not limited to:

    • Experimental and computational efforts related to inlets, fans, compressors, combustors, turbines, augmenters, transmissions, bearings, seals, and nozzles
    • Techniques for the advancement of engine component technologies, including design and manufacturing methods, materials, testing, diagnostics, and instrumentation
    • Improved analytical/computational methodologies for fluid, thermal, and structural analysis of engine components; Analytical and computational models for engine-level analysis/simulation
    • Advances in turbine engine systems and components; Advanced engine cycles and game-changing component technologies; Engine preliminary and detailed design methodologies; Variable cycle engines
    • Combustion technologies in emissions, operability and reliability
    • Turbomachinery technologies in noise, efficiency, cooling and durability;  Open rotor; Engine inlet compatibility; Geared turbofan engines; Distributed propulsion
    • Electric power generation; “Green”/environmentally friendly aviation
    • Engine icing; Comparisons of engine flight test with ground test data and simulation results
    • Auxiliary systems and structures, and their interaction with the primary engine system
    • Alternative or future fuels, including fuel manufacturing and testing, methodologies for fuel characterizations and combustion qualifications for acceptable operations of current and proposed gas turbines, numerical study of combustion fundamentals, development of combustion models

    Please direct questions to:
    Dr. Xinfeng Gao, Colorado State University

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    Green Engineering
    The Green Engineering Program Committee will organize several invited session on topics related to Green Aviation and Green Energy.

    Please direct questions to:
    Franz-Josef Kahlen, University of Cape Town

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    Ground Test
    Papers are solicited on unclassified topics involving ground testing or ground testing facilities covering all aspects of aerodynamics, propulsion, and space systems. Topics of interest include:

    • Test simulations for all aerodynamic flow regimes, propulsion (including propellant conditioning), and space environments
    • Development, application, and validation of flow diagnostics in ground testing facilities, with special emphasis on pressure sensitive paints, temperature sensitive paints, video model deformation, infrared imaging, and optical diagnostics
    • Reduction of the cost and cycle times for wind tunnel tests, with emphasis on test article design, fabrication, and rapid model prototyping techniques
    • Design, development, and performance of new, modified, or unique ground test facilities, subsystems, and instrumentation
    • Advances in test techniques, experimental uncertainty, and integration of computation with experiment, for reduced risk in predicted flight characteristics
    • Expert systems, artificial intelligence, and neural networks related to ground test issues
    • Ground and flight test integration
    • Emerging requirements for aerospace ground testing that exceed current capabilities
    • Knowledge capture for ground test related facilities, systems, and techniques
    • Development of educational and continuing education/career path opportunities in experimental testing for new students, technicians, and engineers

    Please direct questions to:
    Dale Belter, The Boeing Company

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    High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion
    Papers are solicited which address the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation of technologies and systems that enable supersonic and hypersonic air vehicle propulsion.  Topics of interest include:

    • Advances in steady-state propulsion systems including ramjets, scramjets, and combined cycles (including rocket and turbine based)
    • Advances in pressure gain combustion systems including pulse and rotating detonation engines
    • Experimental and/or numerical results pertaining to high-speed inlets, isolators, combustors, nozzles, fuel injectors/systems, thermal management systems, and integrated flowpaths
    • Analytical/computational methods involving fluid, thermal, structural, or multidisciplinary analysis
    • Comparison of numerical simulation with flight or ground engine test data
    • Innovations leading to enhanced affordability and new missions
    • Instrumentation, diagnostics techniques, and test methods
    • Engine component materials and manufacturing

    Please direct questions to:
    Ronald R. Springer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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    In 2014, we mark the 100th anniversary of the first regular airline service with a heavier than air craft, the creation of an Aviation Section in the United States Army Signal Corps, and the outbreak of World War I, which accelerated all aspects of aviation. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the first jet powered aircraft flight and the outbreak of World War II.  This year’s history sessions will showcase aerospace archives and historical collections, and promote best practices in oral history programs.  These will also serve to remind us of the early accomplishments of AIAA, its members, and the industry. All papers on the history of aeronautics and space flight will be considered.  Papers are specifically sought which address:

    • Significant advancements of flight, both in air and in space
    • Aerospace archives and historical collections
    • Best practices in oral history programs

    Please direct questions to:
    Cam Martin, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

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    Intelligent Systems
    Papers are sought that describe the application of Intelligent System (IS) technologies to aerospace systems. IS technologies enable or improve the operation and performance, and verification and validation (V&V) of aerospace systems in information-driven and data-rich environments. The systems of interest include government and commercial manned and unmanned aerospace systems, and ground systems as part of test, development, or operations of aerospace systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Autonomous systems
    • Data processing / sensor fusion
    • Evolutionary (genetic) algorithms and machine learning
    • Neural networks
    • Fuzzy logic
    • Human-machine interaction
    • Intelligent and adaptive control
    • Planning and scheduling algorithms
    • Machine vision and image processing
    • Model-based classification and reasoning

    Please direct questions to:
    Kevin Kochersberger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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    Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments
    The Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments TC solicits papers describing related tools and techniques that facilitate simulation of real-world problems in all areas of computational field modeling and simulation including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational aeroacoustics (CAA), computational solid mechanics (CSM), and computational electromagnetics (CEM). Topics of interest include:

    • Grid quality metrics related to solution accuracy including real-world configurations
    • Meshing techniques, including surface and volume grids, grid adaptation, overset grid techniques, and moving/deforming meshes
    • Applied meshing for real-world engineering applications
    • Geometry modeling for meshing and simulation, including CAD-CAE interoperability
    • Visualization for feature detection, knowledge capture and engineering animation
    • User interfaces, Internet technology,  and virtual reality
    • Interaction, automation, and efficiency of preprocessing, execution,  monitoring, and post-processing of computational simulation
    • Integration techniques and frameworks between unified multi-disciplinary and multi-scale models
    • Management of large data sets and comprehension of trends across multiple solutions, summary of results and discovery of relationships

    Please direct questions to:
    Greg Power, Aerospace Testing Alliance/AEDC

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    Plasmadynamics and Lasers (PDL)
    Papers describing basic and/or applied research and development results in the areas of plasmadynamics and lasers and related topics are solicited.  Efforts combining contemporary theoretical/computational analyses with experimental verification/validation and which represent notable advancements in the aerospace sciences are especially encouraged.   Special consideration will be given to works reporting milestone R&D and/or engineering achievements related to aerospace system application of plasma and laser technologies.   Survey papers on the current state of the art and historical perspectives are also desired. Papers are sought that address the following topics:

    • Plasma and Laser Physics
    • Space Plasma Physics and Applications
    • Laser Devices and Systems
    • Highly Energetic Plasma Systems
    • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
    • Plasma and Laser Propulsion
    • Plasma Materials Processing and Environmental Applications
    • Advanced Diagnostics
    • Weakly Ionized Plasma Physics and Aerospace Applications
    • Fluid-Optics Interactions

    Please direct questions to:
    Laxminarayan L. Raja, The University of Texas at Austin

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    Propellants and Combustion
    Papers are sought from all areas of combustion and propellants relevant to aerospace sciences, technologies, and applications. The Combustion and Propellant Technical Committee will organize several invited sessions to present overviews of technical challenges and recent progresses.  New developments as well as review papers and presentations are of interest. Potential topics include the following subject areas.

    • Rocket and Air-Breathing Combustion: design and analysis issues for practical combustors such as rockets, gas turbines, turbojets, ramjets, and other hybrid engines; related topics of interest include combustion instabilities, thermo-acoustic interactions, active and passive combustion control, plume characteristics, fuel flexibility, and other fundamental combustion processes related to conventional propulsion systems
    • Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion: fundamental research in detonation and supersonic combustion as well as combustion dynamics involving scramjets, pulse detonation engines, Rotating Detonation Engines, oblique detonation engines, ram accelerators, and other unconventional propulsion systems
    • Spray and Droplet Combustion: liquid-jet break-up processes, atomization, vaporization, mixing, and their impact on spray flame characteristics as well as droplet combustion, supercritical combustion, and other related topics
    • Combustion Chemistry: development and application of detailed and reduced kinetic mechanisms, real fuels, surrogate fuels, NOx and SOx chemistry, soot formation and oxidation, flow-chemistry interaction, and other related physical and chemical processes affecting reaction kinetics
    • Micro-Combustion and Micro-Propulsion: micro-scale combustion for power generation, micro-IC engines, micro-propulsion engines, and micro-thrusters
    • Combustion Diagnostics: development and application of advanced diagnostic or sensing techniques for understanding and controlling the combustion phenomena
    • Heterogeneous Combustion and Propellants: fundamental aspects of combustion of solid propellants, fuels, and energetic additives, as well as propellant synthesis and related topics
    • Turbulent Combustion: fundamental aspects of turbulent reacting flows and combustion dynamics involving premixed, partially premixed, and non-premixed turbulent flames linked to rockets, air-breathing combustors, etc.
    • Laminar Flames: fundamental aspects of laminar flame dynamics and kinetic behaviors along with their ignition, extinction, stabilization, instabilities, and interactions with laminar flow processes
    • Advanced Combustion Concepts, Fuel Technology, and Environmental Impact: fundamental aspects of flameless combustion, plasma-assisted combustion, alternative fuels, biofuels, hydrogen technologies, and other combustion-related environmental technologies as well as papers on associated environmental impact

    Please direct questions to:
    Yiguang Ju,Princeton University

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    Society and Aerospace Technology
    The Society and Aerospace Technology Technical Committee examines societal benefits of aerospace technologies as well as the relationship between aerospace and society, culture, and the arts. Abstracts are solicited that address these and related issues. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Astrosociology
    • Aerospace and Public Safety
    • Social Impacts of Aerospace Technology and their Spin-Offs
    • Influences of Aerospace Technology on Popular Culture (e.g., Artwork, Literature, Movies, Television, and Music)
    • Utilization of Aerospace Assets to Address Social Problems
    • Space Medical Technology and Medical Astrosociology
    • Group Dynamics and Societal Institutions in Isolated Communities (Space Settlements, Antarctica, etc.)
    • Discussion of Aerospace Topics and Programs from the Perspective of Disciplines such as Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science
    • Sociology and Social Psychology of Aerospace Teams
    • United States or International Aerospace Policy-Making and its Social Consequences

    Please direct questions to:
    Christopher M. Hearsey, Astrosociology Research Institute

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    Software Systems
    Abstracts are solicited on a wide range of topics in aerospace related applications of software engineering and software applications. Core areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • COTS and open-source software for aerospace applications
    • Knowledge management and collaborative software
    • Cybersecurity for classified and sensitive data
    • Safety-, mission-, or security-critical software
    • Best practices for software development and testing
    • Real-time software systems
    • Parallel computing software issues
    • Autonomous systems
    • Autogeneration of software
    • Software education and training

    Please direct questions to:
    Dave LaVallee, Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory

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    Space Operations & Support
    The cost and safety of space operations has long been a major factor in decisions of where, when, and how we proceed with the exploration of space.  Now beyond the vibrant commercial satellite communications industry, other commercial space endeavors are growing or emerging rapidly.  Commercial remote sensing, crew and cargo to low earth orbit, on-orbit satellite servicing and re-purposing, space tourism and space prospecting/mining are a few of these.  Such intense developments highlight the facts that spacecraft collision avoidance and mitigation of other co-location threats (such as Radio Frequency Interference or RFI) are critical in today's increasingly populated operational space environment.  We must also remember that this increasing population is not limited to Earth orbit.  We have an increasing population at and on Mars, not to mention deep space probes that require a gravity assist from Earth and buzz by at under 1000 kilometers altitude.  The bottom line is a need to reduce risk and lower costs through the application of best practices as well as new techniques, new technologies, and new paradigms.  To explore these areas, papers are sought in these and related broad areas:

    • Improving operational decision making to reduce risk
    • Regulatory, legal, insurability, range & range safety, ascent & reentry aspects for commercial operations
    • Concepts of operation which foster safe and efficient collision avoidance and co-location operations
    • Space environment preservation
    • Risk reduction for commercial space through best practices and new paradigms
    • Techniques for avoiding satellites during earth fly-bys for interplanetary missions
    • Design for commercial operations requirements
    • Techniques and case studies of collision probability, conjunction detection, optimal maneuver avoidance, and data actionability
    • RFI detection and mitigation
    • Technical and business challenges of on-orbit satellite servicing and re-purposing, space tourism and space prospecting/mining

    Please direct questions to:
    Larry Bryant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    Systems Engineering
    Papers in all areas of systems engineering are encouraged. All types of papers will be considered, including case studies, developmental work and technical analysis. Topics include but are not limited to systems engineering applications, integrated disciplines and technology, future trends and predictions in systems engineering, systems engineering education and research, and systems engineering life cycle processes and systems effectiveness.

    • Systems Engineering Applications
    • Integrated Disciplines and Technology
    • Life Cycle Process
    • Future Trend and Predictions in Systems Engineering
    • Systems Engineering Education
    • System effectiveness
    • Systems Engineering Research

    Please direct questions to:
    John C Hsu, California State University Long Beach

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    Terrestrial Energy
    The Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee is sponsoring sessions on the use of aerospace technology in ground-power systems. Papers are solicited on development and application of technology common to the aerospace and terrestrial energy communities. Experimental, computational, and theoretical papers dealing with fundamental and applied energy conversion technologies will be considered for presentation.

    • Combustion modeling and measurements
    • Active and passive combustion control
    • Fires and explosions
    • Gasification and related technologies
    • Clean and alternative fuels
    • Nuclear energy
    • Sustainable energy sources
    • Energy use and climate change
    • Energy efficiency and waste reduction
    • Energy-power system efficiency and economics
    • Advanced materials for energy systems
    • Combustion modeling and measurements

    Please direct questions to:

    Ben Sloan

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    The Thermophysics Technical Committee solicits abstracts of proposed papers on topics in thermophysics and heat transfer. Papers are solicited on topics related to all aspects of thermal energy, heat transfer, and their related aerospace applications. Contributions based on analytical, numerical and/or experimental studies are welcomed. Scientific and technical contributions are emphasized, rather than status reports on work in progress. Timely survey and review articles are solicited. Student submissions are strongly encouraged.  Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Ablation
    • Aerothermodynamics
    • Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Methods
    • Heat Pipes
    • Heat Transfer
    • Non-equilibrium flows
    • Non-equilibrium radiation
    • Complex Flows
    • Surface Catalysis
    • Thermal protection systems
    • Cryogenics
    • Spacecraft Thermal Control System Design

    Please direct questions to:
    Diane Pytel and Jennifer Batson, Lockheed Martin Co.

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    Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
    Papers are solicited that present new theoretical, computational, or experimental results in atmospheric flight mechanics. Topics of interest include recent simulation and flight test evaluation of a variety of vehicle configurations, including X-vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missiles. Papers covering advanced technologies to meet challenging atmospheric flight problems during ascent/abort and reentry flight phases of launch vehicles are also welcome. Interesting and novel flight mechanics problems or lessons learned during the development and testing of these vehicles would be of particular interest as well. Specific areas of relevancy include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Aerodynamic Prediction Methods
    • Aircraft Flight Dynamics, Handling Qualities, and Performance
    • Launch Vehicle, Missile, and Projectile Flight Dynamics
    • Small/Mini/Micro Aerial Vehicles
    • Planetary Entry and Aeroassist Technology

    Please direct questions to:
    Chris Cotting, USAF Test Pilot School

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    Guidance Navigation and Control Conference
    Papers covering all aspects of guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace systems may be submitted. Specifically, papers should describe novel analytical techniques, applications, and technological developments in areas such as: the guidance, navigation, and control of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, robotics, and other aerospace systems; general aviation; in-flight system architecture and components; navigation and position location; sensors and data fusion; multidisciplinary control; and GN&C concepts in air traffic control systems and high-speed flight. More detailed, suplementary information regarding this Call for Papers can be found on the Guidance, Navigation, and Control TC Website.

    • Control Theory, Analysis, and Design
    • Novel Navigation, Estimation, and Tracking Methods
    • Aircraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Missile Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Multi-Vehicle Control
    • Space Exploration and Transportation Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control Concepts in Air Traffic Control Systems
    • Sensor Systems for Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Mini/Micro Air Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Human and Autonomous/Unmanned Systems
    • Intelligent Control in Aerospace Applications
    • Aerospace Robotics and Unmanned/Autonomous Systems
    • Invited Sessions:  Proposal Deadline for Invited Sessions is 17 April 2013.  Contact Susan Frost
      or Daniel Choukroun for additional information.

    Please direct questions to:
    Susan Frost, NASA Ames Research Center
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    Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
    The Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference provides an opportunity for aviation and aerospace professionals interested in modeling, simulation, and simulators to gather and share their recent work and latest findings.  It is intended to foster collaboration and help build professional relationships. Experts willing to share their thoughts, as well as those people seeking fresh knowledge and ideas, are encouraged to participate.  Papers are sought which address topics including:

    • Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments
    • Simulation Design and Architecture
    • Human Factors, Perception, and Cueing
    • Motion Systems
    • Visual Systems and Image Generation
    • Simulation/Simulator Testing and Validation
    • Hardware in the Loop
    • Air Traffic Management
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Space Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    David Gingras, Bihrle Applied Research Inc.

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    7th Symposium on Space Resource Utilization
    Papers are solicited which address research and development of processes, technologies, and hardware that demonstrate the utilization of space resources.  Topic areas encompass any aspects or applications of resource utilization in support of human or robotic exploration to destinations such as the moon, Mars, and Near-Earth Objects. Some areas of particular interest include: production of mission consumables (such as water, oxygen and fuel) from local regolith material and/or atmosphere; physical manipulation of surface material including methods of drilling, excavation, beneficiation, dust mitigation, and surface transportation; production and use of local materials for construction purposes; and integration of space resource production with other systems including propulsion and life support.

    • Production of Mission Consumables
    • Surface Material Manipulation
    • Construction Materials
    • System Architecture

    Please direct questions to:
    Julie E. Kleinhenz, NASA Glenn Research Center

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    32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium
    Papers are solicited addressing the broad range of topics related to wind energy technology for both land-based and offshore siting.  Technical areas of interest include Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Acoustics, Dynamics and Control, Structures, Structural Dynamics, Materials, Design, System Engineering and Economics applied to wind energy systems.

    • Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
    • Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
    • Blade and Turbine Design
    • Loads, Dynamics, and Controls
    • Innovative Airfoil and Rotor Concepts
    • Sensors, Testing, and Health Monitoring
    • Materials and Manufacturing
    • Atmospheric Physics and Inflow
    • Wind Farm and Turbine-Wake Interactions
    • Offshore Wind Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    D. Todd Griffith, Sandia National Laboratories

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    Aerospace Design and Structures

    The Aerospace Design and Structures segment of the SciTech2014 technical program encompasses the legacy Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, and its traditionally co-located conferences:  Adaptive Structures Conference, Gossamer Systems Forum, Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Conference, and Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference. General questions regarding the Aerospace Design and Structures segment of SciTech2014 should be addressed to the Technical Program Chair, Carlos Cesnik.

    55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
    The Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference provides a unique forum dedicated to the latest developments in the collective disciplines of structures, structural dynamics, materials, design engineering, and survivability.  General question regarding the Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference should be addressed to the SDM Program Chair, John Kosmatka.

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    Design Engineering
    Papers are solicited on design engineering, design process and design education in the aerospace industry, as well as industries employing similar design techniques. Design-oriented papers should focus on innovative, novel, or otherwise distinctive designs or concepts resulting in or leading toward products that effectively satisfy requirements or demonstrate design efficiency improvements.  Design process-oriented papers should focus on process definition, analysis, architecture, and metrics, as applied to aerospace hardware products from the exploratory design phase through the detailed design phase. Papers on advances in model based design processes and related activities are especially encouraged.  Education-oriented papers are solicited that emphasize design in curriculum development, class content and student activities.

    • Innovative designs and concepts emphasizing current aerospace programs
    • New and innovative designs in aerospace resulting in products that effectively meet requirements
    • Creative designs and improvements in:
      • Commercial access to space and private aviation
      • Satellites, Missile Systems and Unmanned Air Systems
      • Service life extension projects
    • Implementation of emerging design tools resulting in reduced design cycle time and lower program cost (development, production, life cycle)
    • Design process innovations in process definition, analysis, architecture and metrics
    • Model Based Design tools and integration into the design process
    • The role of design education in college curriculum development, class content and student activities
    • Successes in STEM advancement in K-12 with emphasis on engineering and engineering methods

    Please direct questions to:
    E. Russ Althof, Raytheon Company

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    The field of structures encompasses the mechanics of metallic and non-metallic components and their composite derivatives, obeying elastic and nonelastic constitutive laws.  Specific areas of interest include:  thermal response, structural stability and post-buckling behavior, computational structural mechanics, nondeterministic methods, probabilistic design and uncertainty analysis;  weight, reliability, and design cycle cost tradeoffs; structural integrity; durability and damage tolerance; damage detection, structural health monitoring, and novel repair concepts; advanced applications; development; verification, validation, and qualification; knowledge-based engineering; and simulation-based design.  Also of interest are papers outlining structural development, analysis, and testing related to current programs and events such as recent aircraft challenges, space exploration, and current civil and military aircraft programs.  Papers are particularly encouraged that emphasize the development and testing of innovative structural systems including multifunctionality, coupling of design and manufacturing to enhance affordability, and techniques for design/analysis cycle time reduction.

    • Charles Rankin Special Session
    • Design, Test and Analysis of Composite Structures
    • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
    • Air and Space Survivability
    • Aircraft Design
    • Structural Joints
    • Structural Optimization
    • Buckling, Fatigue, and Fracture of Composite Structures
    • Deployable Structures
    • Failure Analysis and Prediction
    • Other Topics in Structures

    Please direct questions to:
     Ali NajafiANSYS, Inc. 

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    Structural Dynamics
    The field of structural dynamics covers experimental, analytical, and computational methods for determining the response, aeroelastic stability, and aeroelastic control of aerospace systems exposed to a variety of external and internal disturbance sources.  Such sources can include: gusts, acoustics, impacts, shock, and thermally-induced loads that occur in the operational environments of real systems.  Papers are solicited which address both analytical and experimental approaches associated with the design, development, testing, and implementation of systems, subsystems, and structural components.  The following list identifies topics of interest; but, is not intended to be an all inclusive list.

    • Linear and non-linear response of systems to operational loads
    • Aeroelasticity, aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic stability
    • Active and passive approaches for vibration control
    • Fluid-structure interactions in fixed- and/or rotary-wing aircraft
    • Systems subject to transient, acoustic or thermally induced loads
    • Aerospace vehicles such as fixed-wing, rotary-wing, unmanned, supersonic, hypersonic
    • Spacecraft and launch vehicle systems
    • Ground based systems such as wind powered generators
    • Experimental, analytic and computational methods for structural dynamics
    • Other topics in structural dynamics

    Please direct questions to:
    Brent Whiting, The Boeing Company

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    In the field of materials, papers are sought on topics related to current and cutting-edge research and development of aerospace and non-aerospace materials and associated models. Submissions are encouraged in topic areas that include modeling, synthesis, processing, testing, and characterization. Application papers may include, but are not limited to, structural and nonstructural, adaptive, smart, and affordable materials. Special focus areas include multifunctional materials and their effects on structural systems, material development, constitutive models, manufacturing process models, material property models, novel experimental methods, coatings and protection, optimization, trade studies, lifecycle studies, affordability, inspection, repair, maintenance, and environmental impact. Papers on experimental and analytical methods that lead to understanding of mechanical performance, environmental sensitivity, fatigue and fracture, time- and rate-dependent behavior, durability, damage tolerance, aging, and in-service performance are included in this solicitation. Special emphasis will be given to new and emerging technologies, such as nanostructured materials, multidimensional composites, cryogenic materials, advanced fiber forms, polymers, metallics, lightweight, super-lightweight materials, multifunctional materials and progress toward integration of these material models into the product development process.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Testing & Characterization
    • Multiscale Modeling
    • Fatigue & Fracture
    • Nanostructured Materials
    • Multifunctional Materials
    • Constitutive Modeling
    • Material Development & Processing
    • Advanced Composites
    • Metallics
    • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

    Please direct questions to:
    Dr. John F. Matlik, Rolls-Royce Corporation

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    The Survivability Technical Committee’s mission is to promote the development of survivability as a design discipline, including both survivability assessment methodology (analysis and testing) and survivability enhancement technology, for air and space systems.  Papers are sought that address topics including:

    • Survivability testing, modeling and simulation
    • Crashworthiness, bird strikes
    • Fire, blast, and hydrodynamic ram
    • Directed energy threats
    • Orbital debris impact analysis and testing

    Please direct questions to:
    Svetlana V. Poroseva, University of New Mexico

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    22nd AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    Adaptive Structural Systems by definition are intelligent, flexible systems that are responsive to ever changing environments.  This conference provides a forum to actively discuss the latest breakthroughs in smart structures, the cutting edge in adaptive structure applications and the recent advances in both new device technologies and basic engineering research exploration. Papers are invited in areas broadly ranging from basic research to applied technological design and development, to industrial and governmental integrated system and application demonstrations. Topic areas of interest include:

    • Adaptive Aircraft and Space Vehicles
    • Space and Planetary Systems and Subsystems
    • Adaptive and Morphing Aircraft and Aeroelasticity
    • Adaptive Skins for Wings and Rotors
    • Active Noise and Vibration Control
    • Biomimitic adaptive flying systems
    • Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Adaptive Structures
    • Smart Sensor and Actuator Device Design
    • Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Detection and Integrity
    • Smart and Multifunctional Materials

    Please direct questions to:
    Dr. Shiv Joshi, NextGen Aeronautics, Inc.

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    AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference (formerly the Gossamer Systems Forum)
    The Spacecraft Structures Conference provides an opportunity to discuss recent research findings and newly proposed concepts emerging from spacecraft technology having structural characteristics optimized for operation in space.  For example, the ability to collapse into small packages for launch yields order-of-magnitude reductions in mass, launch volume, and life-cycle cost of large spaceflight systems. This year's Forum will focus on the unique challenges associated with structural systems that operate in space based environments, and particularly on the challenges of design, analysis, fabrication and testing of those lightweight structural systems that can be ground tested only in a simulated zero gravity condition, and are subjected to launch loads, deployment loads, and the space environment. Topics of interest include:

    • Large Spacecraft Structures, e.g. Antennas, Booms, Solar Sails, Telescopes
    • Spacecraft Structural Architectures
    • Design, Testing, and Analysis of Lightweight Space Structures
    • Precision Tensioned Space Structures
    • Flexible Composite Materials and Components
    • Inflatable Structures
    • Membrane Packaging and Deployment
    • Membrane Mechanics and Active Control
    • Membrane Structural Dynamics
    • Other Related Topics

    Please direct questions to:
    Chris H Jenkins, Montana State University

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    10th Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Conference
    Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) focuses on optimizing the performance and reducing the costs of complex systems that involve multiple interacting disciplines, such as those found in aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, industrial manufacturing equipment, and various consumer products, and also on the development of related methodologies. MDO is a broad area that encompasses design synthesis, sensitivity analysis, approximation concepts, optimization methods and strategies, artificial intelligence, and rule-based design—all in the context of integrated design dealing with multiple disciplines and interacting subsystems or systems of systems.  Topics of interest include:

    • Optimization Methods and Algorithms
    • Optimization Framework and Applications
    • Optimization Applications
    • Composite and Structural Optimization
    • Aerodynamic and Aircraft Optimization
    • Aeroelastic and Aero-structures Optimization
    • Topology Optimization
    • Uncertainty and Reliability Methods in MA&O

    Please direct questions to:
    Andy Ko, Phoenix Integration

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    16th Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference
    The need for Non-Deterministic Approaches (NDA) to manage uncertainty is well recognized within the aerospace industry. These approaches, which include both probabilistic and non-probabilistic methods, provide treatment of high consequence of failure events associated with the development and operation of aerospace systems. The NDA conference is dedicated to the development and dissemination of nondeterministic perspectives, methods, and applications.

    • Condition based maintenance of aerospace systems
    • Biotechnology and Injury Biomechanics
    • Stochastic simulation and finite element methods
    • Reliability-based optimization
    • Random fatigue, fracture and life prediction
    • Random materials characterization
    • Certification of multi-disciplinary systems
    • Structural health management
    • Model verification and validation
    • Advanced non-deterministic methods development

    Please direct questions to:
    Ben H. Thacker, Southwest Research Institute.

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    All abstracts submitted to AIAA Forums must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for acceptance to the event:

    • Abstracts are being accepted to this Forum for the following presentation types: Technical Paper, Invited Technical Paper, Oral Presentation Only, Poster, and Student Paper Competition
    • The format must be an extended abstract or draft manuscript with a minimum of 500 words.
    • The submission must include sufficient detail to demonstrate the purpose of the paper, the technical foundation for the topics to be discussed, any preliminary results to date, and the expected results of the final paper, including key figures, equations, tables, and references, as appropriate. Sufficient information must be included in the submission to convince the Forum organizers and reviewers that the author(s) will have a strong likelihood of completing the final manuscript by the final manuscript submission deadline.

    Please note:

    • Some conferences within the AIAA Forums require the submission of a full draft manuscript, as indicated on the Forum website and the abstract submission site.
    • Exceptions to the abstract submission requirements may be considered by the Forum Technical Program Chair(s).


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    Abstract Submission Instructions

    Abstract submissions will be accepted electronically through the AIAA Forum website at via ScholarOne Abstracts. The deadline for receipt of abstracts via electronic submittal is 5 June 2013, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA.

    The electronic submission process is as follows:

    1. Access the AIAA forum website at 
    2. Click the “Submit A Paper” button in the middle of the page.
        a. You must be logged into AIAA to submit a paper, so you will be prompted to log in if you have not already done so. 
        b. If you do not have an account with AIAA you may create one from this page. You do not need to become a member of AIAA, and there is no fee to create an account.
    3. After completing your AIAA login, the ScholarOne Abstracts site will open.
    4. Click the Submission tab at the top of the page.
        a. First, please review the general information about the conference’s abstract submission requirements and policies.
        b. To begin your submission, click the “Create a New Submission” link on the left menu. PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously visited the site and begun a draft submission, click the “View Submissions” link on the left menu to resume your submission.
        c. There are six steps to complete in order for your submission to be eligible for consideration for the conference. Detailed instructions for completing each step are posted within the ScholarOne site. Please read and follow all directions. At step 6, you must click the “Submit” button. 

    Special Notes:

    1. If authors wish to revise an abstract that has already been submitted, they must go to “View Submissions” and select “Return to Draft” in order to make any corrections. This removes the abstract from the organizers’ view. Authors then need to submit the abstract again in order for it to be considered. An abstract cannot be returned to draft if it has already been reviewed.
    2. Once the abstract submission deadline passes, authors will no longer be able to submit new submissions or return previous submissions to draft for revisions to the submitted abstract, the author string, or any other submission details. Please carefully proof your submission before the deadline.
    3. If your submission is accepted for presentation at the conference, the author designated as the presenter will be the only author with access to upload the final manuscript.

    Authors having trouble submitting abstracts electronically should contact ScholarOne Technical Support at, 434.964.4100, or (toll-free, U.S. only) 888.503.1050. Questions pertaining to the abstract or technical topics, or general inquiries concerning the program format or policies of the conference, should be directed to the Forum Technical Program Chair.

    Review Process

    All abstracts will be peer reviewed by preferably three qualified reviewers selected from industry, academia, or government. It is recommended to the Technical Program Committee to have the broadest representation of reviewers appropriate for the Forum. Exceptions may be made for invited abstracts.

    Author Notification

    Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance or rejection on or about 13 August 2013.

    Final Manuscript Guidelines

    Detailed instructions and guidelines for submitting papers will be made available to authors of accepted papers. Authors must submit their final manuscripts via the event website no later than 12 December 2013, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA.


    The following Student Paper Competitions are being held in conjunction with the Forum:

    • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
    • Guidance, Navigation and Control
    • Plasmadynamics and Lasers
    • Structures, Structural Dynamics,and Materials
    • Thermophysics

    Eligibility Requirements

    • A student author must be a member of AIAA in order to enter the competition.
    • A student author must be a full-time student in good academic standing at his or her university/institution at the time of submission.
    • Manuscript content must represent the work of the student author.
    • A student must be the primary author of the paper and the work must have been performed while the author was a student.
    • A student author must be able to attend the Forum to present the work should it be selected for presentation.

    Submission Requirements

    • Student Paper Competition submissions must adhere to the overall Forum Abstract Submission Requirements.
    • Students must select the “Student Paper Competition” presentation type during the electronic submission process. Do not submit the abstract more than once. Only submissions with “Student Paper Competition” presentation type indicated will be eligible for the competition.
    • All submissions must be made by the Forum abstract submission deadline of 5 June 2013, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA.

    Several of the technical discipline areas that sponsor Student Paper Competitions have unique submission requirements.  Where applicable, those requirements are described below:

    Guidance, Navigation and Control

    Papers are sought from graduate students on GNC technical research topics, from which six finalists will be selected by a panel of judges for inclusion in a GNC Graduate Student Paper Competition session. Eligibility requirements are:

    • Primary or sole authorship by a graduate student enrolled at an institution of higher learning (any second author must be the graduate advisor, no more than two authors are permitted)
    • Student author in good academic standing at the time of submission
    • Manuscript content representing the work of the author(s)
    • Full draft manuscript not exceeding a total length of 25 pages

    Finalists will be required to make two presentations at the Forum: once in the appropriate regular technical session and once in a separate Graduate Student Paper Competition session. ,.  In addition to appropriate recognition, finalists in the GN&C Student Paper Competition  will also receive monetary awards.
    Specific questions should be referred to: Julie J. Parish, 505.844.7447, or Yang Cheng.

    Structures, Structural Dynamics,and Materials
    Student papers should report on work primarily conducted by students in collaboration with their faculty advisors; therefore, all primary authors of papers submitted for consideration in the Student Paper Competition must be students at the time of abstract submission. Student paper awards include the Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award, the Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures, the Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures, and the American Society for Composites Student Paper Award.  Finalists for student paper awards will be required to present their papers in both the assigned technical session and, possibly, in an additional award selection session. Questions should be referred to the Student Papers Technical Chair, Jack McNamara.


    In addition to appropriate public recognition, the Thermophysics Student Best Paper Award winner will also recieive a monetary award.

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    Publication Policy

    • AIAA will not consider for presentation or publication any paper that has been or will be presented or published elsewhere. Authors will be required to sign a statement to this effect.
    • AIAA policy precludes an abstract or paper from being submitted multiple times to the same Forum. Also, AIAA will not republish a paper that has already been published by AIAA or another organization.
    • Papers being submitted to the Student Paper Competition must be indicated during the submission process as “Student Paper Competition” presentation type. Students should not submit the abstract more than once. Only submissions with “Student Paper Competition” presentation type indicated will be eligible for the competition. Papers selected for that competition will be published along with the Forum proceedings.


    "No Paper, No Podium" and "No Podium, No Paper" Policies

    If a written paper is not submitted by the final manuscript deadline, authors will not be permitted to present the paper at the conference. It is the responsibility of those authors whose papers or presentations are accepted to ensure that a representative attends the conference to present the paper. If a paper is not presented at the conference, it will be withdrawn from the conference proceedings. These policies are intended to eliminate no-shows and to improve the quality of the conference for attendees.

    WARNING: Technology Transfer Considerations

    Prospective authors are reminded that technology transfer guidelines have considerably extended the time required for review of abstracts and completed papers by U.S. government agencies. Internal (company) plus external (government) reviews can consume 16 weeks or more. Government review if required is the responsibility of the author. Authors should deter¬mine the extent of approval necessary early in the paper prepa¬ration process to preclude paper withdrawals and late submis¬sions. The conference technical committee will assume that all abstracts papers and presentations are appropriately cleared.

    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    AIAA speakers and attendees are reminded that some topics discussed at conferences could be controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). U.S. nationals (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) are responsible for ensuring that technical data they present in open sessions to non-U.S. nationals in attendance or in conference proceedings are not export restricted by the ITAR. U.S. nationals are likewise responsible for ensuring that they do not discuss ITAR export-restricted information with non-U.S. nationals in attendance.

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    Individuals who wish to organize special sessions within the Forum program (e.g., invited oral presentations, panels, or demonstrations) should submit a short proposal describing the nature of the session as it relates to a specific theme of the Forum. Be sure to include the names of the organizers and participants. Please email your proposal by 5 June 2013 to David Throckmorton, AIAA SciTech 2014 Forum General Chair. Do not upload an abstract for the proposal.

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