Abstract Submissions

Call for Contributed Abstracts

Young professional authors and researchers are encouraged to submit scholarly abstracts that highlight or apply one of the below themes regarding defense and aerospace for the 2019 workshop. Academics, scientists, statisticians, and engineers active in the field will be present to evaluate selected entries. This also provides the opportunity to network and engage with the defense, aerospace, academic community, and industry practitioners.
Contributed abstracts will be invited to provide a 15 minute presentation or asked to participate in a poster session. Contributed abstracts will also be eligible for consideration of a best contributed paper or best contributed poster award.

Themes include:

1: Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification

These sessions will focus on model verification and validation including case study examples as well as the use of physics and computational based modeling and simulation to benefit system evaluation.

2: Data Integration and Sequential Testing

These sessions will focus on integrating, to the extent possible all available information, including previous test outcomes, to sequentially update and refine future testing.

3: Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

These sessions will focus on introducing new tools for evaluating how operators interact with autonomous systems and demonstrate how members of the defense and aerospace communities have applied statistical approaches to evaluate autonomous system performance.

4: Data Curation and Engineering

These sessions will focus on best practices for storing, curating, cleaning and making data ready for analysis.

5: Improving System Cybersecurity

These sessions will focus on methods for evaluating cyber survivability, specifically cyber-attack resiliency for weapon systems.

6: Human-System Integration

These sessions demonstrate the importance of human-centered design in defense and aerospace systems and introduce the range of test design and statistical methods available for evaluating human-system integration.

Guide for authors:

The deadline to submit abstracts is February 15, 2019
To submit your abstract, please complete the form below.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2019

Additional Information:

DATAWorks is 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.
DATAWorks strengthens the community of defense and aerospace practitioners developing rigorous statistical approaches to test design and analysis. The workshop will have a mix of applied problems, unique methodological approaches, and tutorials from leading academics.


Upon acceptance, you understand and recognize that you may be photographed, filmed, videotaped, and/or tweeted and you hereby give DATAWorks the right to take pictures and/or recordings of you. You also grant the right for DATAWorks to use your image, recording, name, and affiliated institution, without compensation, for exhibition in any medium. If you wish to abstain from all processes, please notify Kendall Beebe, kbeebe@ida.org, stating your objection to the above statement.

Abstract Submissions are now closed.

Please email David Greene with questions or late submissions: dgreene@ida.org.