Defense and Aerospace Test and Analysis Workshop

March 31 – April 2, 2020

Waterford at Springfield, VA

Defense and Aerospace Test and Analysis (DATA) Workshop is the result of a multi-organization collaboration with the Director of Operational Test & Evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, NASA, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and the Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security (SDNS) of the American Statistical Association. The workshop is strategically designed to strengthen the community leveraging rigorous statistical approaches to test design and analysis of data in defense and aerospace.  The workshop will have a mix of applied problems, unique methodological approaches, and tutorials from leading academics.  The goal is to facilitate collaboration among all involved, including expanding our impact to other government agencies.


Breakout sessions and mini-tutorials will be grouped throughout the workshop by conceptual themes. Breakout sessions are intended to promote discussion and knowledge sharing, while mini-tutorials advance the education and refine analytical tools. The breakout sessions and mini-tutorials planned for Wednesday and Thursday (April 1st and 2nd) will focus on the following themes:

  1. Progress and Challenges in Test and Evaluation

  2. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  3. Cybersecurity and Software Test and Evaluation

  4. Modeling the Human-System Interaction

  5. Science Applications of Test and Evaluation

Mark Your Calendar

    • Registration Opens: November 2019
    • Contributed Abstract Submission Closes: January 31, 2020
    • Notification of Contributed Abstract Acceptance: February 14, 2020
    • Registration Closes: March 20, 2020
    • DATAWorks: March 31 – April 2, 2020

Participate in the Program

We encourage everyone to contribute abstracts for a Talk or a Poster, please follow this link:

Contribute an Abstract

If you have been INVITED to submit an abstract by the Technical Program Committee, please follow this link:

Invited Abstracts

Agenda Summary

Tuesday, March 31

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

(Courses TBD – attendees pick one)

  • Short Course 1
  • Short Course 2
  • Short Course 3
  • Short Course 4
  • Short Course 5

Wednesday, April 1st

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Mini-tutorials
  • Poster Session
  • Reception

Thursday, April 2nd

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Mini-tutorials

Full Agenda Coming Soon!
Keynote Speakers TBD

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Local Hotel Options (ROOM BLOCK):

Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels at the government rate. First come, first served bases. 30 days prior to the workshop unbooked rooms will be released and no longer available at a guaranteed rate.

Courtyard Springfield (0.1 mile)
6710 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150
Book a room at the Courtyard Springfield for DATAWorks

Hilton (0.4 mile)
6550 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
• Shuttle provided
Book a room at the Hilton Springfield for DATAWorks

Holiday Inn Express (0.5 mile)
6401 Brandon Avenue, Springfield, Virginia 22150
• Room block provided till 2/19/2018
• Shuttle provided
Book a room at the Holiday Inn Express for DATAWorks

Local Hotel Options (NO ROOM BLOCK):

Homewood Suites (0.7 mile)
7010 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
Book a room at the Homewood Suites for DATAWorks

TownePlace Suites by Marriot  (0.5 mile)
6245 Brandon Ave, Springfield, VA 22150
• Shuttle provided
Book a room at the TownePlace Suites for DATAWorks


DATAWorks 2020 will be held in Springfield, VA at the Waterford at Springfield (6715 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150). The Waterford is an event and conference center, but not a hotel. However, there are many hotels close by the Waterford at Springfield.