CMS Call For Papers

The call for papers due on October 16 is also canceled. 

There will be no published proceedings or pre-recorded video presentations to substitute for the canceled conference.  Please contact your session chairs if you had planned to submit a paper and want to explore other potential mechanisms to convey the information to government programs and/or talk about holding the paper until next year.

Please contact USACA with any questions or comments about the cancellation.  Otherwise, please watch for a call for papers and other notices that will be sent out in the summer of 2021 for the January 2022 Cocoa Beach Conference.

ITAR Restricted Conference - U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident, Green Card Holder Verification is Required of all Attendees and Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement 

Certification Form DD2345 is required of Non-Government Attendees

Papers concerning processing, properties, design, application and obsolescence sustainment of advanced materials are being solicited for presentation at the 45th Annual Conference on Composites, Materials, and Structures organized in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Missile Defense Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  The conference is sponsored by the United States Advanced Ceramics Association (USACA).  The conference provides a forum for export-controlled information relating to advanced materials including ceramic, metal and carbon matrix composites and their constituents.  Presentations relating to on-going technology and future solutions for advanced materials utilization in the aerospace, transportation, chemical process, power, medical and industrial sectors are encouraged.  Authors are requested to limit their presentations to the most recent technical data and results.  Sales presentations will not be accepted; a space will be provided upon request for limited display (table or poster) of new products and/or information.

Abstracts (100 words or less) must be received by the appropriate Session Chair via email, letter, or fax by Friday, October 16, 2020.  Abstracts received after this date are not guaranteed to be included in the conference program.

The conference is ITAR Restricted and U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident, Green Card Holder Verification is Required of all Attendees and Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement Certification Form DD2345 is required of Non-Government Attendees.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Resort at the Port at the government per diem rate plus tax.  Contact the hotel reservation desk direct at 321-784-0000 or Radisson Central reservations at 800-333-3333 and mention group name "USACA".  The room block cut-off date is January 8, 2021.

The conference proceedings will be published as Distribution C, marked ITAR Restricted and will be mailed to the data custodian address provided on the DD2345 for non-government attendees. Each university represented by a single JCP Certification and that certification should be coordinated through the university's Office of Research and Grants, or its equivalent. University attendees should contact their university's Office of Research and Grants, or its equivalent organization, and they will provide them with the university's JCP information. Government attendee proceedings will be mailed to work addresses.  Speaker presentations are to be marked with the appropriate distribution statement,

There has been a significant decline in the number of presentations approved for publication in the Proceedings.  The primary purpose for presenting at the CMS conference is to share information with your colleagues, but also to archive it in the Proceedings.  By submitting an abstract for consideration, we request you obtain the necessary approvals in advance of the January 2020 conference to give your talk/ presentation and to include it in the Proceedings.

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