Call for Papers TENTH International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium

December 12, 2011 - via Mine Warfare Association

The Naval Postgraduate School, the Office of Naval Research, the Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships, OPNAV (N85), and CRUSER (The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research) and the Mine Warefare Association are pleased to announce the TENTH International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium in Monterey, California, MAY 7-10, 2012.

This constitutes a call for scientific papers.
Of particular interest are papers on relevant research, future capabilities, and novel ideas in technology applications of mine/countermine warfare, undersea warfare, and unmanned systems.

The symposium is unclassified with foreign participation expected and welcome. Naval and Industry plenary speakers will address a broad range of topics including the current status and future requirements of mine warfare technology. Break-out sessions will showcase basic scientific and emerging technology research with applications to the undersea environment and specialized sessions focused on Littoral Combat Ship centric mine warfare, advanced undersea warfare systems, mine warfare applications in Maritime Homeland Defense, gliders, environmental research and developments, operational data flow and communications, and otherrelated topics.

Many of the topics covered above will likely exploit unmanned systems to aid in meeting particular technical requirements. This symposium is being collaboratively hosted by the NPS CRUSER Program, chartered by the Undersecretary of the Navy, and hence topics more directly related to unmanned systems, such as propulsion, autonomy, experimentation, guidance and control, and energy to name a few, will also be addressed in break-out sessions.

Extended abstracts, 850-1000 words, are due on or before January 31, 2012. Final papers must be submitted during the meeting to be included in the CD Proceedings. The POC e-mail is

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