The JANNAF Workshop is reserved for bringing the community together to address a specific task or problem, the outcome of which is important and substantial enough to warrant the publication of a final report detailing the discussions, conclusions, and recommendations that resulted from the workshop.

Requirements for JANNAF workshops and established best practices can be found in the Guide for JANNAF Workshop Chairs; this document will guide you through the planning and approval process for workshops held at a JANNAF meeting.

To request a workshop you must submit a Workshop Request Form to your JHU WSE ERG Technical Liaison or Shelley Cohen at

Important Workshop Deadlines:
  • Workshop Request Form submitted to ERG on or before 22 May 2017
  • Workshop agenda and invitation list due 28 August 2017
  • Workshop approved no later than 23 October 2017 for inclusion in the final program.

Specialist Sessions

A JANNAF Specialist Session is an opportunity for experts in a specific technical area to meet to stimulate ideas and contributions from the audience. These sessions are dedicated to a single topic and often include invited presentations. The organization of these sessions is similar to a regular JANNAF paper session with time allocated to individual presentations; however, specialist sessions often include moderator lead discussion periods or a question and answer session with expert panelists. Unlike a regular JANNAF paper session, the presentations from Specialist Sessions may or may not be published as part of the meeting proceedings. Publication can include an executive summary authored by the session chair if desired.

To request a Specialist Session for this JANNAF meeting a Specialist Session Request Form must be submitted to JHU WSE ERG. This form requires a statement of justification for the Specialist Session as well as a well thought out agenda. Requests will be reviewed by the designated JANNAF subcommittee TSG chair and JHU WSE ERG for approval; this approval is necessary for any Specialist Sessions to be included in the final program. A specialist session within a JANNAF joint subcommittee meeting is scheduled as a regular technical session.

Important Specialist Session Deadline:
Specialist Session Request Form due on or before 22 May 2017.

If you have any questions about planning a Specialist Session please contact your JHU WSE ERG Technical Liaison or Shelley Cohen at