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Submission Guidelines

DAF M&S Summit

Presentations will be grouped related to technologies of interest into specific focus areas, by the technical review board. Each presenter is allowed a 20-minute period, with 5 minutes for Q&A and 5 minutes for transition to the next presenter.

The summit is an unclassified event. If approved for presentation, Government submissions should be released as DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release, distribution unlimited. Industry submissions should review their organizations release/security protocols and must submit presentations as releasable to public.

STAGE ONE: SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

As a prospective presenter, your chances of having an abstract accepted are significantly greater if you send your abstract to the appropriate technology committee to be reviewed by the M&S Technical Review Board, so please read the information carefully and use the process provided on the submission website to aid in making your selection.

Abstracts should be unclassified summary of the final presentation, should discuss the background and motivations for the selected topic, explain the abstract’s main contributions and select the list of keywords and include examples of results if available. Authors submitting abstracts are encouraged to include as many details about their work as possible to help reviewers make informed evaluations. It is also vital that you submit your abstract on time.

Information you will provide includes:

  • Unclassified Abstract Text (300-word limit)
  • Up to five Key Words
  • Abstract Title (10 words or fewer)
  • Biography for Primary (and Secondary) Authors (200-word limit)
  • Contact information for Primary (and Secondary)

Schedule & Deadlines Download Sample Abstracts

Authors will receive an email confirmation for receipt of the abstract from the submission system, please be sure to whitelist @xcdsystem.com. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact DAFMSS@NTSA.org or Reneé Despot at rdespot@NTSA.org.

Authors are highly encouraged to begin reviewing their organization’s public release and security protocols / timelines needed to gain Distribution Statement A for their final presentation.

STAGE TWO: PRESENTATION UPLOAD

Once the abstract is accepted, we highly recommend authors begin drafting a conference PowerPoint presentation and follow their organization public release and/or security process.

Submit Presentation Schedule & Deadlines
19 April Deadline

If your abstract is selected for expansion into a presentation, you will submit the following materials for the Stage Two submission via the same portal as your Stage One submission, using the same login and password.

  • A set of presentation slides labeled Distribution Statement A (if government) or releasable to public (if industry).
  • Government submissions will require a signed DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A memo (Approved for public release, distribution unlimited) from their home organization’s security and public affairs officer.
  • Industry submissions should review their organizations release/security protocols and must submit clearance form for presentations as releasable to public.**
  • Update submission system with a brief biography and picture of the author.
  • All presentations will be displayed with 1024x768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, please organize your presentations to accommodate these details.
  • There is no slide template for briefings. Industry Presentations: company logo is allowed on first page of the PowerPoint presentation only.

**Once logged into the Submission site during this stage, you will see a red box labeled Clearance Form. This will enable you to upload a Distribution Statement A memo or your internal company document agreeing that the presentation will be approved for public release; distribution unlimited to include foreign nationals. You may also download a release form for your command/company to sign and approve. This alternate form will be via PDF and then submitted through the submission site after completion, or you may submit online digitally. Clearance Forms are due 12 April.

STAGE THREE: UPDATED PRESENTATION

Schedule & Deadlines
26 April Deadline

You will submit the final version of the conference PowerPoint presentation via the same portal as your Stage One and Two submissions, using the same login and password. Government submissions should be released as DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release, distribution unlimited. Industry submissions should review their organizations release/security protocols and must submit presentations as releasable to public.

If authors are unable to present their presentations in person, we request they designate an alternate briefer to present their brief.

All presentations will be displayed with 1024x768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, please organize your presentations to accommodate these details.

STAGE FOUR: PROMOTE YOUR SESSION!

You are putting in a lot of hard work to prepare for your session, and we encourage you to help spread the word about your session and the great work you are doing. Social media is a helpful tool for promoting your presentation. Learn how to do so — simply — before, during, and after DAFMSS 2024.

Details on how to promote your session will be posted soon!

WHICH TECHNOLOGLY COMMITTEE SHOULD I SUBMIT TO?

DAFMSS abstracts are routed to a variety of subcommittees for evaluation. Please review the subcommittee descriptions below to be able to choose the one most appropriate. DAFMSS technical board maintains the right to move abstracts to topic areas other than those selected by authors after review.

  • Cross Cutting Topics: This subcommittee seeks abstracts which focus on technology that has applications and impacts across various industries and sectors. Interest Areas: Joint Coalition, NATO/International Partners, Healthcare Simulations, 3D printing.
  • Emerging Technologies: This subcommittee seeks abstracts that discuss emerging technologies, methodologies, or concepts associated with simulation and support to operations across the spectrum of government, industry, academia, and international uses. Interest Areas: AI, ML & the Cloud, Emerging M&S Technologies
  • Simulation: This subcommittee seeks abstracts on the applied science of modeling and simulation, simulation architectures or techniques, as well as the exploration of synthetic entities or environments and how they apply to training, mission rehearsal, analysis, experimentation or research. Interest Areas: Wargaming, Digital Engineering, Multi-Domain Environments, LVC (Blended) Synthetic Environments.
  • Training/Testing: This subcommittee seeks abstracts that discuss the application of innovative concepts, methods and technologies to create effective training solutions. Interest Areas: M&S Analysis Tools and Infrastructure, Test Evaluation and Experimentation, Advanced Training.
  • Policy, Standards, Data: This subcommittee seeks abstracts related to policy and standards issues associated with the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of education, training, and simulation capabilities. Interest Areas: M&S Policy & Standards, Data Analysis, Data Management