Call for Papers

Meeting Announcement and Call For Papers

The December 2018 meeting of the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) will include the Joint Meeting of the 45th Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS), 41st Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS), 32nd Rocket Nozzle Technology (RNTS), and 30th Safety and Environmental Protection (SEPS) Subcommittees, and the Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting (PIB).

This meeting will be held 10 - 13 December 2018 in the Vancouver, Washington, which is part of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. The site of the conference will be the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Attend the December 2018 meeting to

  • Choose from 34 technical sessions with more than 200 presentations, 11 specialist sessions, 3 workshops, and 13 panel meetings, and more
  • Network with fellow professionals, including DoD/NASA program managers and decision-makers in the propulsion industry
  • Learn more about current research and development activities in your area of expertise
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Future employment networking opportunities for student attendees at a discounted registration fee

The Meeting Invitation provides general information about the meeting, meeting location, and a detailed daily schedule of sessions, meetings, events and activities being held during the four days of the meeting. To view this public document, click on "Meeting Invitation" on the left side of this page. This document is marked unclassified-unlimited, “Approved for Public Release” (U-A).

The Final Program (pdf) is now available and includes detailed session agendas, as well as the daily schedule-at-a-glance. You must have a JANNAF Secure Portal account to view the Final Program. Click on "Final Program" on the left side of this page to log in or to create an account. If you do not currently have a Portal account, please allow sufficient time for this process as it may take several days to complete. Note that the Final Program is marked with limited-distribution notations and must be treated as such upon download or printing.


The overall security level of the meeting is Unclassified. All sessions will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Attendance is restricted to invited U.S. citizens qualified to receive unclassified, limited-distribution information. Please go to the Registration Page for important information regarding security, attendance requirements, and registration guidelines. No foreign nationals are permitted to attend.


The JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee focuses on the technology, development, and production capabilities for all types of propulsion systems and energetics for tactical, strategic and missile defense rockets and missiles, for space boost and orbit transfer, for in-space propulsion, and for gun systems. JANNAF provides a forum for discussion of propulsion issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Military Departments, Defense Agencies and NASA. JANNAF subcommittees focus their resources on technical issues of interest to the JANNAF agencies.

Work in all areas of DoD and NASA are solicited as defined below:

6.1 Basic Research:
Systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products.

6.2 Applied Research:

Systematic study to gain knowledge or understanding necessary to determine the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.

6.3 Development:

Systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.

JANNAF accepts papers that are unclassified/unlimited and unclassified/limited for all meetings; and up to classified Secret as announced in the specific meeting’s announcement and call for papers.

Author Timeline

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


1 Oct 2018


Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration information forwarded to propulsion community.

8 Oct 2018


Deadline for award nominations.

8 Oct 2018


Deadline for submission of Student Papers for Best Student Paper Award.

29 Oct 2018


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

12 Nov 2018


Deadline for receipt of manuscripts and paper/presentation clearance forms.

26 Nov 2018


Deadline for reservations at Hilton Vancouver Washington.

26 Nov 2018


Deadline for receipt of presentations.

7 Dec 2018


Deadline for reduced meeting registration fee. Deadline for completion of online Registration Form.

10 Dec 2018


Start date for SMBS/PEDCS/RNTS/SEPS/PIB Joint Subcommittee Meeting.