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FMMS 2013

Call for Papers Status: CLOSED

Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2013
"Effective Maintenance and Modernization: Enabling CNO’s Sailing Directions"
August 27-28, 2013
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, CA

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium is an annual event, alternating between Norfolk and San Diego, which brings together the entire maintenance and modernization community like no other forum. FMMS 2013 will include prominent guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, industry and academia; providing  a unique opportunity to interact with senior military and civil service decision makers, ship and craft operators and maintainers, repair and maintenance personnel, designers, builders, planners,  engineers, program managers, life cycle engineers, equipment suppliers and other technical experts. 

Through panel sessions and technical papers, the symposium will address the latest CNO Sailing Directions and the United States Fleet Forces Commander’s Vision and Guidance statement of October 2012.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due - March 8, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance - March 22, 2013
  • First Draft Due - April 26, 2013
  • Final Draft Due - June 28, 2013

Paper Topics

Suggested Tracks and Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsive Maintenance and Modernization
    • CNO Sailing Directions
    • Addressing the Readiness Kill Chain
    • New technologies to sharpen our warfighting advantage against evolving threats
    • Sustaining our fleet capability through effective maintenance
    • Maintenance in a forward operating position
  • Maintaining Operational Availability & Readiness
    • Keys to On-Time Completion of CNO Availabilities
    • Readiness Metrics
    • Lifecycle Maintenance
    • New Technology Applications
    • Readiness Kill Chain
  • Ship Lifecycle Resource Effectiveness
    • Fleet Resource Plans
    • Synchronizing Training with Maintenance
    • Continuous Maintenance
    • New Visions and Strategies
    • Material Condition Assessments
    • Using Technology to Reduce Manning Requirements
  • Modernization
    • Modernization for Increased Operational Availability
    • Modernization for Increased Lifecycle Resource Effectiveness
    • Modernization for Increased Mission Capability
    • Modernization for Reduced Maintenance
    • Modernization for Energy Reduction (Green Initiatives)
    • Incremental Modernization
    • Innovative  Technologies and  Applications
    • Technical Refresh Cycles
  • Maintenance Management
    • Budgets and Budgeting
    • Execution Processes
    • Safety Initiatives
    • Optimizing Maintenance Opportunities
    • Contract Strategies
    • Metrics and Evaluation of Maintenance Practices
    • Best Practices
  • Aging Ships and Decommissioning
    • Measuring Remaining Service Life
    • Increasing Ship Service Life
    • Supporting Legacy Systems and Obsolete Equipment
    • Temporary vs. Permanent Repairs
    • Managing Decommissioning
  • Implications of ‘Green Fleet’ Initiatives
    • Biofuels use during RIMPAC 2012
    • Promising Technologies and Programs
    • Supply Chain Challenges

Submission Information

Submit a one page proposal as directed below prior to 8 March 2013. 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
  • A 1-2 page written description in 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.

Submit abstracts to

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