Call for Papers

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Prospective authors are invited to submit a 50-word abstract and a 1000-word summary of their paper for consideration.  All submissions will be considered by the technical program committee.  All accepted submissions require a full author registration.  An author will be allowed to register for one paper only with his/her main registration. Note:  All authors need to have full registration to attend and present a paper, even if another coauthor has registered a shared paper as an additional submission. 

Submission is in electronic form via the website. Acceptable format is: PDF (IEEE Xplore compatible PDF). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to advance registration of at least one of the listed authors, and presentation of the papers. Papers should identify the “Subject Area” and include information about the contact author (name, mailing address, phone, and email). Authors should obtain company and government clearances prior to submission of papers. IEEE copyright release forms are required with the final camera-ready paper. All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee. They will be judged with respect to their quality, originality, and relevance.  Nominations will be solicited for the D.W. Repperger Best Paper Award (POC: Dr. Robert Ewing). The best student paper will be selected, and a Best Student Paper Award conferred.

Full submission details will be available on the conference website NLT 30 April:

AES Focused Sessions:

  • Aerospace Power Systems and Power Electronics (Chairs: Roshan Kini, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Bang Tsao, University of Dayton Research Institute, and Dong Cao, University of Dayton)
  • Autonomous Systems (Chairs: Todd Jenkins, Air Force Research Laboratory, Chris Stewart, Ohio State University)
  • Integrated Photonics (Chairs: Nicholaos Limberopoulos, Air Force Research Laboratory, Paul McManamon, University of Dayton)
  • Radar, Tomography and RF sensing (Chairs: Brian Rigling, Wright State University, Andrew Bogle, University of Dayton)
  • Machine Learning, Guidance and Control (Chairs: Trevor Bihl, Air Force Research Laboratory, Tim Machin, Air Force Institute of Technology)
  • Terahertz and Millimeter Wave Devices (Chairs: Elliott Brown, Wright State University, Kubilay Sertel, The Ohio State University)
  • Trusted Systems (Chairs: Randy Geiger, Iowa State University, Nicholas Kovach, Air Force Research Laboratory)
  • Cyber Systems (Chairs: Ken Hopkinson, Air Force Institute of Technology, Rob Williams, Discovery Lab)

CAS Focused Sessions:

  • Low SWaP Sensor Processing (Chairs: Marc Hoffman, Stefan Westberg, Air Force Research Laboratory)
  • Emerging Electronics and Microsystems (Chairs: Rashmi Jha, University of Cincinnati, Vamsy Chodavarapu, University of Dayton)
  • Digital Signal and Image Processing (Chairs: Bradley Ratliff, University of Dayton, Barath Narayanan, University of Dayton Research Institute)
  • Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (Chairs: Anca Ralescu, University of Cincinnati, Tem Kebede, Air Force Research Laboratory)
  • Quantum Enabling Technologies and Complex RF Signal Processing (Chairs: Charles Cerny, Air Force Research Laboratory, LtC James Sattler, Air Force Institute of Technology)
  • Sensor Fusion (Chairs: Erik Blasch, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Jia Li, Oakland University)


See the Information for Authors page for detailed submission instructions.

Key Dates:

Abstract/Draft Paper Due* 5/31/2021 Extended and final! 5/14/2021
Notification of Acceptance 6/30/2021
Submission of Camera Ready Paper 9/30/2021
Author/Presenter Registration Deadline  7/14/2021
Early Registration Deadline  7/30/2021
Regular Registration  8/16/2021

For Public Affairs  (Government Papers)

Abstract Clearance*                                  7/30/2021
Presentation Clearance** 7/30/2021
Paper Clearance 9/30/2021

*Abstract and draft paper submissions by the CFP deadline are for internal review only and are not considered for public release at that time **Please allow 45 days for PA approvals




Larrell Walters Grand Challenge on

Cooperative Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST)

(Will return in 2022)

Background: The concept of autonomy is finding its way into systems and technologies for a diverse range of commercial and defense applications from smart cars to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) within a supporting autonomy architecture consisting of command and control, information exploitation and dissemination, and manned-unmanned teaming. The grand challenge of autonomy exists at both the systems and technologies level.

Challenge Problem:   Design or fabrication approaches, and/or possible innovative concepts for either hardware (to include sensing and computing technologies), embedded algorithms, and architectures that could be adapted to assist smart cars traveling on smart roads through smart towns.

Approach: This design challenge can be based either (a) simulation, (b) hardware, or (c) software design and validation. Note that the entry includes a paper, and presentation.

Judging: Paper & Presentation (30 minutes) will be judged on the following:

1) Summarize the state of the art (100pts).

2) Describe the gaps that exist in terms of previously unsolved fundamental scientific /mathematical/ computational challenges (100pts).

3) Highlight related advances which makes your approach feasible (100pts).

4) Outline the performance metrics for your approach (200pts).

5) Presentation (500pts).