Call for Papers

The AOC 2024 International Symposium and Convention theme is Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare - The Great Power Competition. Complimentary to the keynote, spotlight and breakout Sessions, we are planning for twelve (12) technical Sessions comprised of subject matter experts from the military, academia and industry in numerous topic areas. To that end, we are requesting original, unclassified, abstracts for presentation against for the topic areas below.

Topics included in the technical sessions: 

  • Emerging Technologies to Enhance Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO)
    • Emergent Disruptive Technologies to Enhance EMSO
    • Multifunctionality in EMS Technologies
    • Platform Self-Protect Technologies
    • Antenna Technology and Applications
    • SIGINT Technology and Interoperability
  • Multi-domain Training, Simulation, and Enhancements to EMSO Training and Education (T&E)
    • Status of Multi-Domain Training and Simulation Related to EMSO
    • Lab, Facility and Range Enhancements for EW T&E
    • Automating Collection and Exchange of EMS Data
    • Visualization and Understanding of the Electromagnetic Operating Environment (EMOE)
    • Updates to Mission Planning Tools (MPT)
    • Recognition/Admission of the Contested, Congested, Constrained Electromagnetic Battlespace into Doctrine, Training, and Education
    • Advancing the EMS Enterprise Workforce
  • Next-generation EMSO applications
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Cognitive EW
    • Cyber Spectrum Convergence
    • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
    • Emerging Space EMSO
    • Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM)
    • Command and Control (C2) of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Weapon Systems and Platforms
  • Accelerating Operational Environments
    • Distributed Sensors and Sensor Fusion
    • Low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) EW/SIGINT for Penetrating Unmanned Systems
    • High-Powered Electromagnetic Technologies
    • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) & High-Energy Protection
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Technology, Operations, and Schema
    • Rapid Weapon System Reprogramming

Deadline for Submission of Paper Abstracts: July 31, 2024 

Selections made by: August 31, 2024

Submission Information

Email the following information to the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee to Lisa Reynolds at

  • Title of proposed brief
  • Name of presenter and organization represented
  • One or two short paragraphs describing the scope of the brief
  • One or two short paragraphs describing the credibility of the presenter on this subject
  • Headshot of presenter (minimum 800x800 pixel)
  • Presenter Bio

Note: Company and product briefs will not be accepted.

Presentations are limited to 20-25 minutes to include Q&A. Time limits will be strictly enforced to keep the program on schedule.

Selections will be based upon whether the submission meets the theme, vision and expected discussion outcome of an individual session as established by the Session Chair and the AOC Symposium Committee. Speakers selected will be notified of their provisional acceptance by the first week of September or as soon as all slots are filled.

To be included on the symposium program, each speaker must take steps to clear their presentation with their agency and/or company management to prevent disclosure of proprietary or classified information. Acceptance must be assured prior to final scheduling in August.

By early September each selected speaker will be mailed a comprehensive Speakers Guide from AOC. It will contain detailed information on what to submit for final reproduction and information for a complimentary registration for a single presenter.

For more information, contact the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee at