Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention will be focusing this year's Technical & Operational Sessions on "Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift" as the symposium theme. There will be four (4) topic area Technical Sessions as well as four (4) Operational Sessions. To that end, we are requesting abstracts for paper presentation against any of the eight (8) topic areas specifically.

The Technical Sessions are titled: 

  • Foundations of Battlespace Awareness
  • Trends in EMS Technology
  • Warfighting Energy Applications
  • Building EMS Aggregation

The Operational Sessions are titled:

  • Framework for EMS Superiority
  • Framework for EMS Control
  • EMSO in Other Non-Kinetic Activities
  • Preparing EMS Superiority

Deadline for Submission of Paper Abstracts: July 31

Selections made by: August 31

Submission Information

Email the following information to the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee at

  • Title of proposed brief
  • Name of presenter and organization represented
  • One or two short paragraphs describing the scope of the brief
  • One or two short paragraphs describing the credibility of the presenter on this subject
  • Company and product briefs will not be accepted.

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes including questions and answers. Time limits are strictly enforced to keep the program on schedule.

Selections will be based upon whether the submission meets the theme, vision and expected discussion outcome of an individual session as established by the Session Chair and the overall Committee. Speakers selected will be notified of their provisional acceptance by the end of August or as soon as all slots are filled. Back-up speakers will also be recognized on the printed program and will be listed on the web and final program page whether presented or not.

To be included on the symposium program; each speaker must take steps to clear their presentation with their agency and/or company management to prevent disclosure of proprietary or classified information. Acceptance must be assured prior to final scheduling in August.

By early September each selected speaker will be mailed a comprehensive Speakers Guide from AOC. It will contain detailed information on what to submit for final reproduction and information for a complimentary registration for the presenter.

For more information contact the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee at