The abstract submission period is now closed, and the Program Committee and their panel of reviewers are putting together the program.
We invite you to submit an abstract and a 1- to 2-page PDF file of supporting material for each presentation you would like to give. The deadline has been extended to midnight Pacific time (UTC -8) Friday, March 19.
An abstract-submittal link is available below.
If institutional or agency review requirements pose a hardship in meeting this deadline, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 19.
SORMA West 2021 will focus on new concepts and technologies with the potential to advance homeland and national security applications in certain specific topic areas. Submissions that describe emerging technologies and/or new applications are welcome.
We encourage people who submitted abstracts for the cancelled SORMA West 2020 to update their work and re-submit. New abstracts are also welcome.
Submitting an Abstract and PDF Supporting Material
The path to the SORMA West 2021 program starts with submittal of a 500-word abstract plus one or two pages of supporting material in PDF. The abstract will eventually be publicly visible. The 1-2 page PDF of supporting material is for the committee’s use in making acceptance and session-assignment decisions and will not be published. It can include graphics, equations, color, etc., unlike the plain-text abstract.
Throughout SORMA West 2021, please submit and present only materials that are cleared for release: no classified documents; no “sensitive” or “for official use only” materials; and nothing corporate-confidential.
At the time of upload, you will be asked to indicate whether you want our evaluation panel and the Program Committee to consider your contribution for oral presentation. (By default, all submissions, except invited ones, have poster status.) The decision will be conveyed to you in the acceptance letter, a few weeks from the abstract submission deadline.
What Happens Next?
You should promptly receive an automatic acknowledgment from the abstract system.
The Program Committee will assign accepted abstracts to oral or poster status in the program and convey this decision to you in the acceptance letter.
A Look Down the Road
More details on oral and poster presentations will be provided through this website. Here is a quick overview.
Upon submission, you will be asked to indicate whether you want your contribution to be considered for oral or poster presentation by our evaluation panel and the Program Committee. The decision will be conveyed to you in the acceptance letter, a few weeks from the abstract submission deadline.
Contributed oral presentations will take the form of videos uploaded in advance. Regular contributed oral presentations should be 12 minutes long.
Posters will take the form of Powerpoint or PDF files uploaded in advance. Poster presenters will have the option of also uploading a brief (1- to 3-minute) video.
Start Thinking about Videos — Because of the accelerated preparation cycle for this virtual conference, it is not too early to start thinking about the content and production of your 12-minute contributed-oral video or a 1- to 3-minute video to accompany your poster.
Slides, Posters, and Video Will Be Made Available — By default, we will make uploaded slides and posters available to registered attendees (not the general public) on an ongoing basis. If you wish to opt out, please write to us.
Thank you again for your interest in SORMA West 2021. Pending the day when we can once again safely convene in person, we look forward to working with you to put together a top-quality virtual experience.
For questions about your abstract, please contact the Program Chairs, Ren Cooper and Edith Bourret-Courchesne.