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ASNE Day 2012

Call for Papers Status: CLOSED

Event:  ASNE Day 2012: Naval Warfare - Critical Engineering Challenges
            Hyatt Regency Crystal City
            Arlington, VA

Downloadable Call for Papers

The Naval Engineering profession provides the backbone supporting the design, acquisition and maintenance of the force structure required by the Navy, Marine Corps and USCG in today’s world. Challenges facing our sea services include rising naval powers, decreasing allied naval forces and future budget pressures. A key to maintaining our stature as the greatest naval power in the world is the ability to execute the Department of the Navy’s thirty-year shipbuilding plan and the USCG modernization plans. Naval engineers must rise to the occasion to ensure these plans are executable within the budgetary constraints by applying best engineering practices and smart technology adoption to meet required capabilities within defined budgets. Identifying and resolving these critical engineering challenges will ensure a robust and capable Navy, Marine Corps and USCG.

Authors are requested to submit 1-2 page detailed abstracts on these and related topics that address critical naval engineering challenges. Original unclassified papers are requested.

Important Dates

  • 11 July 2011 - Abstracts Due
  • 15 August 2011 - Author Notification*
  • 4 November 2011 - Draft Papers Due for Peer Review
  • 2 December 2011 - Review Comments to Authors
  • 27 January 2012 - Final Papers and Copyright Release Due
  • 1 February 2012  Final Presentations and Biographies Due

* Individual notification of acceptance will be made

Papers are Requested for the Following Topics:

  • Adapting to a Changing Threat
    • Systems architecture
    • Modularity and flexibility
    • Fleet design
  • Affordability and Cost Management
    • Total Ownership Cost reduction
    • CAIV strategies
    • Causation based cost estimation
    • Cost engineering
  • Integrating Fleet Combat / Missions Systems
    • Systems of Systems Engineering
    • Test and certification of Systems of Systems
    • Integrating sensors and weapons
  • Engineering for Reduced Maintenance
    • Design for Reduced Maintenance
    • Service Life Estimation
    • ILS for reduced maintenance
    • Acquisition Strategies for Reduced Maintenance
  • Integrating Unmanned Systems
    • Shipboard integration
    • Weapon / Mission system integration of unmanned systems
    • Integration of multiple unmanned systems
    • Autonomous under water Power & Energy Storage
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Reduced hull drag
    • Improved propulsion efficiency
    • Improved prime mover efficiency
    • Improved load efficiency and management
    • Hybrid Drive Technologies
    • Operational efficiencies
    • Energy efficiency metrics
  • Ship Design Challenges
    • Design for testing
    • Design methods
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Specifications and Standards
    • Design tools
    • Ship design workforce
    • Impact of arctic operations
    • Human Systems Integration
  • Transitioning Electric Weapons to the Fleet
    • Lasers, railguns and high powered radars
    • Ship power system interfaces, architectures & technologies
    • Combat system interfaces

Submittal Instructions:
Submit a 1 - 2 page proposal as directed below prior to 11 July 2011. The proposal should include:

  • Proposed Title
  • Author(s)’ name(s) and organization(s)
  • For Primary Point of Contact, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • The written description should provide sufficient detail to permit evaluation by the Technical Papers Committee.  Include 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.

Email proposals in Word format to:

Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Rob Cox, ASNE Day 2012 Papers Chair, at or
Jared Pierce at (703) 836-6727 or

American Society of Naval Engineers
1452 Duke Street • Alexandria, Virginia 22314 • Phone (703) 836-6727 • Fax (703) 836-7491 • Email: