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  • About TSS 2019
  • Registration
  • Professional Development
  • Call for Papers
  • Agenda
  • Young Professionals Program
  • GSES Program
  • Presenter Center
  • Sponsors
  • WNY Shuttle
  • Meeting Information
  • Flagship Golf Tournament
  • ASNE App

Technology, Systems & Ships

June 18-20, 2019

FHI 360 Conference Center

1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

After a successful symposium in 2018, ASNE will again hold Technology, Systems & Ships (TSS) 2019 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. The program will follow the Design, Build, Sustain pattern of 2018. TSS will present an agenda that addresses both current and future Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps Programs with heavy emphasis on Naval Engineering. ASNE also looks to expand our Young Professional Outreach Program during this event. Beyond the shipbuilding programs, other topics such as ship modernization, weapon systems, combat systems, and C5ISR will be discussed. Given the intimate nature of the venue, TSS affords both government and industry professionals an excellent opportunity to meet with and discuss current events as well as future programs. 



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The 2019 Technology, Systems and Ships registration rates are as follows:

  • ASNE Member (before 05/20/19): $500
  • ASNE Member (after 05/20/19): $600
  • Non-Member (before 05/20/19): $625
  • Non-Member (after 05/20/19): $725
  • U.S. Government/non-contractor (before 05/20/19): $250
  • U.S. Government/non-contractor (after 05/20/19): $350
  • Accepted technical paper author (before 05/20/19): $250
  • Accepted technical paper author (after 05/20/19): $350
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student: $0



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Professional Development Courses held at TSS, FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington DC

International Naval Design Standards

June 18th, 2019; 08:30AM-12:30PM
Instructor: Mr. Rich Delpizzo
Professional Development Hours: 4 PDHs
Enrollment Fee: ASNE Members $150, Non-Members $200

As budgets have become more and more restrictive, and navies worldwide rely more and more on commercial practices and standards for the core of their warship designs, there has been a continuing trend away from traditional naval design approaches, and towards a baseline centered in common international requirements. Factors such as acquisition reform initiatives of the 1990's, and a decreased emphasis on national military design documents, have navies worldwide relying on a more global approach to design and acquisition through instruments and organizations such as ASTM F25 Committee, ISO TC8, NATO's standard ANEP 77, and Classification Society Rules and Guides such as the ABS Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC) and International Naval Ship Guide. This course will provide a broad overview to two ABS rule sets and the NATO standard.

Click Here to register for International Naval Design Standards Course

Dive into Data

June 18th, 2019; 1:00-3:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Leigh McCue
Professional Development Hours: 2 PDHs
Enrollment Fee: ASNE Members $75, Non-Members $100

This two-hour short-course will look at commonly used data sources specific to maritime problems, including AIS and weather data archives. Novel challenges and opportunities presented by these sources of big data will be discussed, with sample applications presented. Objectives:
- Identify sources of public domain data for maritime applications.
- Parse and utilize maritime “big data” in a cost-effective manner.
- Discuss applications of big data in the maritime domain.

Click Here to register for Dive Into Data

Call for Papers Status: Closed


The Technology, Systems, and Ships (TSS) 2019 technical committee is seeking papers for inclusion in the TSS 2019 program. TSS 2019 will feature keynote and panel presentations focusing on PEO-defined tracks led by subject-matter experts and high level civilian and government leaders.

This year TSS will focus on shipbuilding in addition to the Naval Engineering disciplines. Papers dealing with all facets of shipbuilding technologies are encouraged.  Technical papers for TSS are solicited on the broad range of technical challenges applicable to technology, systems, and ships. Papers should address technologies in the areas of interest as they support the TSS Themes of Designing, Building and Sustaining the Future Navy. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Combat Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Directed Energy
  • Energy Storage Technologies
  • Flexible Ships
  • Future Programs
  • Novel Developments in Ship Structures and Materials
  • Shipbuilding Technology
  • Unmanned and Autonomous Systems

Abstract Submission Details

The abstract deadline for TSS 2019 has been extended to March 1, 2019. Abstracts should include:

  • Proposed Paper Title
  • Author Name(s)
  • Contact Email
  • A 300 word or less written description in sufficient detail to permit evaluation by the Technical Papers Committee. 

Key Dates

  • Abstracts Due - March 1, 2019
  • Authors Notified - April 1, 2019
  • Draft Papers due - May 10, 2019
  • Final Papers due - June 14, 2019


Abstracts should be submitted online using <abstract submission closed>. For additional information and details on paper submission, see the ASNE Technical Papers Guidelines or contact the Technical Papers Sub-Committee at tss2019@navalengineers.org.

Download a copy of the TSS 2019 Call for Papers Flyer.

Young Professionals Program

June 19-20, 2019

Room: Balcony D

Wednesday, June 19

  • 8:45 am-10:15 am
    Young Professionals Program: “From Flivvers to Flight III - The Evolution of the US Navy Destroyer" by James Harrison (NAVSEA 05)
  • 10:45 am-12:00 pm
    Young Professionals Program: Senior Executive Service (SES) - Young Professionals Roundtable
    • Mr. Jimmy Smith (ASN RDA)
    • Ms. Lisa Radocha (PEO Ships)
    • Mr. Carey Filling (NAVSEA 05D)
    • Ms. Rene’ Thomas‐Rizzo (PEO Joint Strike Fighter)
    • Mr. Eric Duncan (NAVSEA 05P)
  • 3:00 pm- 4:15 pm
    Young Professionals Program: USS STARK Recovery from Iraqi Exocet Missile Attack by CDR William Boulay, USN (Ret)

Thursday, June 20

  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Young Professionals Program: Artificial Intelligence by Dr. Cara LaPointe (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab)
  • 10:15 am-11:15 am
    Young Professionals Program: Career Development Plans (Glen Grogan (PEO Ships), Brad Goodrich (PEO USC) & Tom Schubert (Gibbs & Cox))
  • 1:45 pm-3:00 pm
    Young Professionals Program: Senior Executive Service (SES) - Young Professionals Roundtable
    • Mr. Jim Smerchansky (NAVSEA 00B)
    • Dr. Julie Christodoulou (Office of Naval Research)
    • Mr. Chris Deegan (Former SES/ Gibbs & Cox)
    • Ms. June Drake (Naval Surface Warfare Center Headquarters)
    • Mr. Ed Godfrey (Former SES/LCE)
    • Mr. Matt Sermon (PEO Ships)

GSES Program

June 19-20, 2019

Wednesday, June 19
Academy Hall
4:15pm - 5:15pm

A panel of international naval shipbuilding officials will briefly address “International naval ship programs: more producible, more adaptable, and more operationally available” results and best practices followed by a Q&A session with the audience with specific focus on naval shipbuilding program processes, practices, technology, and innovations that could benefit current and future USN and USCG shipbuilding programs by enhancing their adaptability, affordability and upgradeability plus reducing construction cycle time and boosting shipbuilding productivity. On Thursday, 6/20, there will be two follow-up sessions in the Angle Room to explore the impact of naval ship breakthroughs from a holistic standpoint, i.e., Session A: Pre-Delivery Priorities and Session B: Post-Delivery Priorities.

Thursday, June 20
Angle Room ABC
GSES Interactive Discussion: Top Priorities Pursuant to More Flexible, Adaptable and Affordable Naval Ships
9:00am - 10:15am

Attendees will initially discuss interactively with panel members those priorities that can have the most significant impact on crucial pre-delivery issues, e.g., requirements, acquisition program management, design/engineering, and construction/production. Subsequently, attendees will discuss interactively those priorities that can have the most significant impact on crucial post-delivery issues, e.g., sustainment, upgrade, modernization, and service-life extension and then cast their votes for the most impactful recommendations in each category. The results of the vote will be the basis for a comprehensive set of recommendations to share with senior USN officials and to publish in a future NEJ article.

Presenter Center

Copyright Release

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) requires that authors and presenters of any material submitted for publication or for presentation must provide a completed copyright assignment and certification that all appropriate corporate or government approvals to release the work for publication and/or presentation have been obtained. The completed agreement must be received by ASNE before the work can be published or presented.

Please download the ASNE Copyright Transfer and Release Form and return it to ASNE prior to your presentation at TSS 2019. You can fax or email the completed form to ASNE Publications at (703) 836-7491 or publications@navalengineers.org.

Technical Guidelines

Final papers should be submitted to tss2019@navalengineers.org. Papers should be limited to 10-15 pages. If you would like your paper to be submitted to the NEJ, papers must be between 10-12 pages. For more information on technical guidelines, please refer to our technical paper guidelines for questions, or contact ASNE Publications Staff at publications@navalengineers.org or call (703) 836-6727

Presentation Template 

Please download the symposia presentation template for your technical paper. Use of this template is not required, but strongly recommended for all symposia presentations.   


Diamond Level

Technology Systems and Ships Event and Wednesday Reception Sponsor

Platinum Level

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Gold Level

Luncheon – Wednesday

Gold Level

Luncheon – Thursday


  • Four (4) complimentary symposium registrations
  • One (1) complimentary table-top (optional)
  • Recognition from dais directly prior/after function
  • Full page advertisement in Technology, Systems and Ships program

Silver Level

Continental Breakfast – Wednesday

Silver Level

Continental Breakfast – Thursday

Bronze Level

Student & STEM Program Champion (Full Event)

Bronze Level

Shuttle Buses to/from Navy Yard

Bronze Level

Symposium Bags

Bronze Level

Symposium Lanyards

Bronze Level

Mobile Charging Lounge

Silver Level

Event App /Media Wall

Bronze Level

Beverage Sponsor (Full Event)

Copper Level

Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break – Tuesday

Copper Level

Morning Coffee & Snack Break – Wednesday

Copper Level

Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break – Wednesday

Copper Level

Morning Coffee & Snack Break – Thursday

Copper Level

Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break – Thursday

All sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides in sessions
  • Various event signage and directionals
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at reception, break, lunch, tracks, etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)

Advertisement Opportunities


These are opportunities to gain extra exposure at the event but are not considered full sponsorships and do not include the sponsorship benefits listed above.

Conference Bag Insert


Sponsored App Post


Half Page Advertisement in Technology, Systems and Ships Onsite Program


Full Page Advertisement in Technology, Systems and Ships Onsite Program


If you are interested in sponsoring something not mentioned above or purchasing a table-top only (limited available) email


Tabletop Displays

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WNY Shuttle

ASNE will run a continuous shuttle between the Washington Navy Yard and the FHI 360 Conference Center open to anyone traveling to/from Technology, Systems and Ships from the Navy Yard or nearby businesses. We will have two shuttle buses in the morning and two shuttle buses in the afternoon/evening on both June 19th and June 20th.

Thank you to shuttle bus sponsor Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Shuttle Stops

  • Pick up/drop off location at Washington Navy Yard- 700 M Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 (6th Street Gate at the corner of 6th Street and M Street)
  • Pick up/drop off location at FHI 360 - 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009

Shuttle Bus Schedule

June 19th

Point of Origin - WNY
Day 1 Bus 1 AM 630am-1030am
Day 1 Bus 2 AM 730am-1130am (NO SHUTTLES running from 1130am-230pm)

Point of Origin - FHI 360
Day 1 Bus 1 PM 230pm-630pm
Day 1 Bus 2 PM 330pm-730pm (LAST BUS WILL DEPART AT 7PM)

June 20th

Point of Origin- WNY
Day 2 Bus 1 AM 630am-1030am
Day 2 Bus 2 AM 730am-1130am (NO SHUTTLES running from 1130am-1pm)

Point of Origin- FHI 360
Day 2 Bus 1 PM 1pm-5pm
Day 2 Bus 2 PM 2pm-6pm (LAST BUS WILL DEPART AT 5:30PM)

Meeting Information


Technology, Systems and Ships is being held at the FHI 360 Conference Center at 1825 Connecticut Ave NW in Washington, DC.  There is onsite, pay, parking and the venue is accessible by metro, approximately 0.3 mile from Dupont Circle.  Click here for a map outlining parking options.  Directions by road, metro, and from major airports can be found on the FHI 360 Conference Center website linked here.


ASNE has reserved a block of rooms at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. The group standard rate is $285 per night plus taxes and daily resort fees. The per diem rate is $251 per night plus taxes and daily resort fees. To reserve by phone please call: 1-800-HILTONS and refer to the group code: ASNE or ASNEGV for Government Employees. The deadline for reservations is May 9. To reserve online, please visit:

For a Marriott option, use this web link for 10% off the prevailing rates at the Courtyard Marriott Washington-Dupont Circle, 1900 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009.


ASNE will run a continuous shuttle between the Washington Navy Yard and the FHI 360 Conference Center open to anyone traveling to/from Technology, Systems and Ships from the Navy Yard or nearby businesses. See the "WNY Shuttle" tab for more information.

Keep an eye on Planned Metrorail Track Work: click here for updates


Attendees: Business Professional
Military: Summer Whites

ASNE Flagship Section Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Location: The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base

Registration begins at 0630, Shotgun start at 0800

Foursome - Captain's Choice - 18 Holes

Golf registration includes: lunch, range balls, green/cart fees and prizes!

Sponsorship opportunities available to benefit ASNE's Flagship Section

  • $300 Hole
  • $350 Pin Challenge
  • $350 Straight Drive

For additional information please contact Samantha Hertel at samantha.hertel@hepburnandsons.com or 858-200-6232

Click here to register for the event!
Click here to download the flyer


Stay up to date with the latest agenda changes and other updates by downloading the ASNE app. To download the event app, please search on "ASNE" in the iOS App Store or Google Play, or visit https://attendify.com/app/e4ej8x/. With the app installed, you can then opt to "Join" the AMTS event (or peruse other upcoming ASNE symposia). There is no cost for the ASNE app, but users are prompted to create a username and password, separate from that which you use on the ASNE website.