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About Submitting Your Abstract for 2021

The mission of this conference is to identify the challenges within the aerospace community and the collaborative work being done in improving the safety, airworthiness, availability and cost effectiveness of both our military and commercial aircraft fleets. The battle of maintaining an aging fleet with numerous resource and engineering challenges is a primary focus.

You are invited to submit an abstract for your proposed presentation. Submitted abstracts should address the current issues facing the services and industry in sustainment and airworthiness. Submission of abstracts to this focus is highly encouraged. The general rules for submitting abstracts are listed under the Rules for Submission section.

At the time of abstract submission, authors will be asked to certify that the submitted abstract is unclassified, non-proprietary and approved for public release and unlimited distribution.

Please make sure you read and understand the rules before submission.


Submitted Abstracts Should Focus on One of the Subject Areas Below

The AA&S 2021 Topics
Additive Manufacturing (AA&S Relevant)
Air Space Integration
Airframe Digital Twin/Digital Thread
Aviation Safety
Composite Structures
Condition-Based Maintenance/IVHM
Depot Modernization
Emerging Material Systems
Fleet Management
Probabilistic Fatigue and Damage Tolerance
SHM Workshop
Sustainment of Software
Submissions Requested by Expert Designed POC's


About the Call for Training Courses

The Training Courses for the 2021 AA&S Conference have been preselected and are currently being developed ahead of the Call for Abstracts. If you wish to have your training course considered for the 2022 AA&S Conference or as a possible alternate/back-up, please contact Jill Jennewine with detailed information about your training course.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Title of Training Course
  • Course Instructor name and contact information
  • Name of Organization providing the training
  • Training Course description
  • Relevance of training to the AA&S Community
  • Inherent value of training & practical application of training provided
  • Length of Training (not to exceed 4 hours)

What Happens if My Abstract is Accepted?

Each primary submitter for abstracts will be notified by email, no later than Friday, May 28, 2021, of the decision of the AA&S Review Committee. Abstract submitters who receive an acceptance letter email will also be provided with speaker log-in information/instructions. This speaker log-in information will guide each presenter through all phases of the presentation requirements for AA&S 2021. All presenters will be required to upload their presentation prior to the Conference using this speaker log-in page. An exact date for presentation submission will be contained in the speaker log-in information. Presentations with substantial speaker notes or a technical paper (author’s choice), will be required of each presenter for inclusion in the Proceedings, to be posted on the Conference website after the Conference.

Presentation Guidelines

  • PowerPoint presentations are preferred, but PDF can be used as well if needed.
  • It is recommended that Presentations use a 16:9 ratio.
  • Fonts should be size 16 or higher (unless the text is a footnote or disclaimer). One tip to test if the font of your presentation is big enough is to print a random page of your presentation, place it on the floor, and see if you can read it when you stand up.
  • Send your presentation ahead of time so it can be previewed for any technical issues. Also take advantage of speaker review times to review your presentation on the equipment you will be using for presentation and in the room where you will present. This should ensure that no problems will occur on the day of your presentation.
  • Always bring a backup copy of your presentation with you just in case your main copy is lost or damaged.

  • 1: Authors should submit abstracts for consideration by completing the Online Abstract Submittal Form, accessible by clicking on the button at the top of this page. The abstract text should be within 200-500 words.

  • 2: All submitted abstracts should include a description of content, conclusions and significance of the proposed presentation.

  • 3: At the time of abstract submission, authors will be asked to certify that the submitted abstract is unclassified, non-proprietary and approved for public release and unlimited distribution. All accepted abstracts will be posted to the AA&S 2021 conference website.

  • 4: AA&S 2021 is unclassified and open attendance. Authors presenting papers will be responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals and releases prior to the Conference.

  • 5: Abstracts must be received no later than Friday, May 14, 2021. Abstract reviewers request that, in order to facilitate technical review, abstracts be submitted as soon as possible. A late submission will not allow time for proper review by the conference planning/review committee and may result in the rejection of the abstract.

  • 6: All submitted abstracts will receive an email by Friday, May 28, 2021 notifying them of the acceptance/non-acceptance of the abstract. Only the primary submitting author will be sent this acceptance/non-acceptance email and it will be the author’s responsibility to notify any co-authors.

  • 7: Authors presenting papers at AA&S 2021 are REQUIRED to register for the conference and pay the associated conference registration fee. No Exceptions.

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