Call for Contributed Talk and Poster 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.


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

Guide for Authors:

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: January 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2020

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.


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