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Call For Papers Guidelines and Submission Form

2015 Call For Papers
53rd Annual SAFE Symposium
November 3-5, 2015
Caribe Royale Hotel
Orlando, FL 

The SAFE Association’s Annual Symposium is the premier international showcase for unparalleled discovery including technical sessions, extensive exhibits, product demonstrations, workshops, technical debates, panel sessions, and networking opportunities.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is July 24, 2015.
No extension of this year’s deadline will be given.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Accident Investigation

Directed Energy Protection

Individual Flight Equipment

Oxygen Systems/PBE

Test and Evaluation

Aviation Escape Systems

Energetic Materials

Life Support Systems

Personnel Recovery

Technology Transfer

Biodynamics and Physiology

Ground Vehicle Protection

NBC Protection/CBRN PPE

Search and Rescue

Training and Simulation

Extreme Environments

Hearing Protection

Ocular and Night Vision Systems

SOF Equipment

Troop Protection

Crash Safety

Human Factors

Occupant Crash Protection

Survival Equipment and Aids

Windblast Protection

Submission Guidelines

Papers, Panels, Briefings, Demonstrations and Workshops (Please specify)

Submit a 300 word abstract (electronically in MS Word format) to the SAFE Office at  All information requested on the last page of this Call for Papers is required and must be submitted with your abstract.  Submissions will not be accepted without it.
Technical Paper abstracts should include Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.
Panels, Briefings, Demonstrations, and Workshops should contain a paragraph outlining the safety issue to be presented, followed by a description of the program or product and how it is used to address the issue.  
Panel sessions should outline the topic or scope, number of presenters by name and affiliation, and the panel chair.  When planning a panel, bear in mind that session blocks are 90 minutes.  Panel sessions may list tentative speakers or papers for acceptance but these must be finalized before the deadline. 
You will be notified when your submission is accepted, rejected, or if revisions are required for acceptance.  If your submission is rejected, you may resubmit with corrections and/or changes.  Your paper will be scheduled based on the type of paper and content. 
Presenters are to bring their presentation, formatted in MS Power Point, electronically saved on appropriate media (memory stick, CD, etc.) directly to their session at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start. The program allocates time between sessions to accommodate uploading the sessions presentations to available presentation equipment immediately before the start.
All authors are required to attend the Authors Briefing on the morning of their presentation to meet and coordinate with the symposium Technical team, the session moderator, and session co-presenters. The briefing is held each morning from 7:00 AM  7:45 AM. Any technical issues or needs will be addressed at that time. 
The following presentation equipment will be available for all technical sessions:
A laptop computer, projector, and screen 
Podium and wireless microphone
Laser pointer
A manuscript or slides (MS PowerPoint or Adobe PDF) will be required for publication in the Proceedings. 
All technical presentations, including papers, panels, workshops, demonstrations, etc., presented at the Symposium are eligible for inclusion in the Proceedings. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain clearance from their organizations. Presentation materials will be collected at the Symposium.  The proceedings are published in CD format and are distributed to all meeting attendees and SAFE members via mail.
Materials not collected at the Symposium may be submitted electronically for publication in the Proceedings to arrive at the SAFE office no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Submit early if possible.