Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstract Submission Requirements

Call for Abstracts is now Open!

Deadline for submissions is March 12, 2021

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – March 12, 2021
  • Extended abstracts should be a minimum of 500 words and not exceed two pages.
  • Abstract should state the paper/presentation objective and outlines the problem requiring solution or the method of approach to research; is explicit and summarizes the conclusions that will be made.
  • Describe the relevance and content of the proposed papers and how they support the mission of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) approved: pertaining to professional conferences open to academia and industry. All abstracts should be unclassified and releasable to the public and contain the required “Distribution A” statement and OPSEC review number/date.
  • Abstracts authored/co-authored by government employees or that contain work funded by the government must go through the OPSEC approval process.
  • Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to attend GVSETS and present the paper.
  • Papers SHOULD NOT be a commercial for your company or organization

The selection criteria will include factors such as:

  • Relevance to the ground systems domain
  • Clarity of expression
  • Completeness
  • Conciseness
  • Well-stated objectives
  • Conclusions answer objectives
  • Findings are applicable and useable by others
  • References are complete
  • Ease of reading
  • Originality of work

Abstract Format

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins
  • Title in capital letters using the Abstract WORD Sample as a template
  • Title followed by author(s) and their affiliation(s)
  • Each line in the heading is centered
  • Double space between the heading and beginning of the abstract
  • Single space the abstract
  • Double space between paragraphs
  • Graphical information or imagery is encouraged
  • Minimum of 500 words and not to exceed two pages


  Technical Abstract Template



Sent by March 25, 2021

Authors of abstracts chosen by the Technical Committee will be notified by e-mail to the main point of contact listed on the submission form and provided detailed directions for formatting final manuscripts. Accepted authors must submit a complete manuscript, which includes acquiring OPSEC approval by the deadline prior to the conference. Authors selected to present their papers during the GVSETS Technical Sessions will also receive detailed information regarding presentation format.

Important dates to remember:

  • March 12, 2021 - Abstract submission deadline *
  • March 25, 2021 - Notification of acceptance
  • May 12, 2021 - First draft of paper due *
  • June 24, 2021 - Final paper submission *
  • July 27, 2021 - Final presentations due *
  • August 10, 2021 - Paper Presentation *


For more information, please contact Leslie A. Smith, CMP, Senior Director of Programs at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .