CRITICAL DEADLINES
Abstract Submission Aug 4
Abstract Notification Sept 5
Final Presentation Submitted Nov 10
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Call for Abstracts

DMSMS is defined as the loss or impending loss of manufacturers of items or suppliers of items or raw materials. Obsolescence refers to a lack of availability due to statutory and process changes, as well as new designs. DMSMS and Obsolescence adversely affect Total Life Cycle Management (TLCM). Proactive planning, process implementation, monitoring, analysis, and budgeting are all necessary to mitigate the impacts of DMSMS and obsolescence to reduce TLCM costs.

You are invited to submit an abstract for your proposed presentation. Submitted abstracts should enhance the discussion of the various initiatives and technology supporting the modern warfighter as well as programmatic and logistics approaches. The general rules for submitting abstracts are listed on the General Rules page.

Please make sure you read and understand the rules before submission.

Government, Industry, and academia are encouraged to participate. If you wish to form your own panel discussion, we would be glad to facilitate your needs. Please click on the track topics listed below to thoroughly review the requirements of each track, and determine which track the abstract or panel/training proposal best fits. Please be sure to submit abstracts and/or panel/training proposals within the appropriate track using the links on this page. Abstracts and panel/training proposals should be 200-500 words in length. Do not attempt to submit abstracts or panel/training proposals through any other means. Submitted abstracts will be rated based on clarity, value added to the conference, and how well the topic fits within the track. Abstracts should be public releasable and contain no proprietary information. Please note that the conference planning team may determine that an abstract or panel/training proposal best fits in a track other that what was originally selected by the author.

Upon acceptance of your presentation, you will be requested to submit final presentation materials to UTC in electronic format via the DMSMS Conference website using the Microsoft Office family of applications (PowerPoint preferred method). The final presentation must be received by November 10, 2014. Minor revisions submitted after that date will be considered but will not be included in the conference materials. This will facilitate the preparation of conference proceedings which will be posted on the conference website. Once you receive an acceptance letter you will be provided with additional instructions for your presentation preparation and additional information for speakers.