Call for Abstracts

Submissions will open late Spring 2023

Technical sessions will be offered throughout the week on topics of relevance to the DoD and national security. Topics will address multi-disciplinary approaches to advancing existing and emerging technology areas to serve the imperative national security interests of the United States. Abstracts will be announced late spring 2023.

The audience of the conference is made up of government, industry, and academia, ranging from CEO-and Flag Officer/SES-level to working-level manufacturing-oriented engineers, scientists, business practice/policy makers and technology implementers, system designers, and representatives of the warfighters.

Critical Deadlines

Abstract Submission
(No extensions will be given after this date)
Abstract Notification TBD
Final Presentation Submitted TBD


General Rules

  • Please ensure that your management has approved your participation (to include travel and registration costs) in the conference before submitting an abstract. Online registration will open early Fall 2023.
  • Abstracts should include a concise description of the content, conclusions, and significance of the proposed presentation. Abstracts must be approved for public release. If the author has presented similar information at previous conferences, then the abstract should clearly state what new results or information will be presented.
    • Please limit the abstract to approximately 200-500 words and do not include the abstract title, authors, or any other information other than the abstract in the area labeled "Abstract" on the online submission form.


Submission Rules

All submissions must comply with the following guidelines. Failure to observe these requirements may result in a rejection of the abstract.

  1. Abstracts are solicited on topics that are considered Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and may be controlled by U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and cannot be presented in completely open forums. All abstracts must be unrestricted and cleared for public release.
  2. Click on the topics listed to thoroughly review the requirements of each session and determine the best topic that fits your abstract (submissions uploaded to wrong session/topic could cause for rejection). Conference committee may determine that your abstract fits better in another session and moves abstract.
  3. Abstracts should be between 200 - 500 words
  4. Abstracts should include a concise description of the content, conclusions, and significance of the proposed presentation.
  5. The abstract field will only accept text. Do not provide abstract title, authors, or any other information other than the abstract in this “abstract” field.
  6. Abstract Title, Author, etc. are to be provided on the abstract submittal form, not in the “abstract” field.
  7. Submit abstracts through the online process (no other means of submittal).
  8. Presenting authors must be approved by their management to attend and understand that the registration fee is required. Due to the large number of technical speakers associated with the Conference, waiving fees or offering discounted fees are not viable option for the conference.
  9. Confirmation email will be sent out after the abstract is successfully submitted and processed. If you have questions or problems with your submission, contact or the conference help desk at 937-739-8120.


Helpful Tips for Writing Abstracts

Be Clear…Be Clean…

When writing your abstract make sure you address key elements of your presentation.

  1. Quality of Abstract – Shows indicative quality of the final presentation at the conference.
  2. Be concise – Stay within the allotted word count. Reviewers are reading many abstracts and long abstracts are not looked at fondly. Address specific items.
    • Succinct Statement of WHAT is the problem (1-2 sentences preferred)
    • HOW is the approach NOVEL to solving the problem
    • WHY the work is important to the Warfighter (enables greater range, lower cost, new capability?)
  3. Originality of Work – Is it a Hot Topic? Represent new information?
  4. State the thesis, synopsize the presentation, tease the conclusion
  5. Usefulness of Work – Benefits and widespread applications/ anything new that otherwise would be ignored
  6. Failures can be as edifying as success stories
  7. Presentation – No sales pitch
  8. Avoid extraneous jargon, over-the-top phrasing and writing too broad about the Topic
  9. Keep it Simple


Selection of Abstracts

In general, the abstract committee evaluates the abstracts on the following basis:

  • Clarity of Presentation: Does the abstract clearly define the topic, scope, and methodologies?
  • Argument: Does the abstract clearly lay out the technical argument?
  • Theme: Does the abstract follow the session focus?


Presentation Selection

If your abstract is selected for presentation at DMC 2023, you will be requested to submit presentation materials to ARCTOS in electronic format no later than November 20, 2023. Upon acceptance of your abstract, specific instructions for technical preparation will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: Only one author can be identified as the presenter and make the presentation.


Requirements if Your Presentation is Selected

  • 50–100-word biography
  • Presentation received by Due Date
  • Presentation for loading onto session computers
  • Each presenter must not exceed 30 minutes (including Q&A time).
  • Presentations that are accepted must participate at the time scheduled by the Symposium Committee.
  • If your abstract is selected and you accept, you will be considered a conference attendee and will be required to pay the full attendee registration. There are too many speakers associated with this conference to waive fees or to offer discounted fees and still be a viable conference. Please make note of this when submitting your abstract.


Each Technical Session Room will be equipped with the following audio-visual devices:

  • LCD Projector
  • Computer with PowerPoint installed
  • Projection Screen
  • Microphone