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Call for Papers

The Tidewater Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) invites you to:
Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2016:

Collaborate. Innovate. Solve.
Invest Today for an Affordable Fleet Tomorrow

Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA
September 12-15, 2016


Suggested Topic Areas:

  • Sharing best practices across services, maintenance communities & platforms
  • Investing today to maintain “Affordable Relevance”
  • Aligning training, maintenance & modernization to improve operational availability
  • Employing innovative Material Condition Assessments to prioritize investment decisions
  • Using “Communities of Practice” to improve collaboration
  • Investing today to achieve or exceed design service life & reduce maintenance
  • Contracting strategies that yield improved readiness without adding cost
  • Implementing Flexible Warship Initiatives now to reduce future modernization costs & increase operational availability
  • Using technology to reduce manning
  • Managing knowledge to better spare, maintain, repair and operate increasingly complex & integrated systems
  • Modernizing for Energy Reduction
  • Innovating cybersecurity upgrades to reduce integration and implementation costs
  • Using more reliable components to decrease maintenance cycle frequency
  • New approaches to scheduling & maintenance to better accommodate changing operational schedules
  • Employing a defendable business case to ensure total ownership cost (TOC) is understood and prioritized throughout the life of the ship.
  • Configuration Knowledge vs Configuration Control – improving decision making, promoting commonality while reflecting accurate ship configurations
  • Leveraging digital/3-D product models beyond Design/Construction across the ship/component lifecycle

Submit a one page proposal as directed below prior to 12 February 2016. The proposal should include:
  • Proposed Title
  • Author (s)’ name (s) and organization (s)
  • Primary Point of Contact, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • 1-2 page description which includes a problem statement or introduction, an outline of the key points to be made in the paper, and conclusions or recommendations that the paper will address.

All questions and submissions should be sent to FMMS 2016 Technical Papers Chair:
Mr. Jim Brinkman at FMMS2016@navalengineers.org, or 757-477-3855.

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