Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program

The June 2019 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting will include the Joint Meeting of the 49th Combustion (CS), 37th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS), 37th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS), and 31st Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Subcommittees; and the 66th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) and meeting of the Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB). This meeting will be held Monday through Friday, 3 - 7 June 2019, at the Dayton Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Classified sessions will be hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

Attend the June 2019 meeting to

  • Choose from 50 technical sessions, 14 specialist sessions, and 3 workshops, encompassing more than 300 presentations, plus 16 panel, town hall, and working group 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 five 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 Meeting Invitation was last updated on 5/16/19.

The Final Program (pdf) is now available and includes program highlights, detailed session agendas, as well as the daily schedule-at-a-glance.

You must have a JANNAF Secure Portal account to view this secure document. Click on "Final Program" on the left side of this page or above 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 Secret. All unclassified sessions will be held at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio. All classified sessions will be held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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.


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 Secret as announced in the specific meeting’s announcement and call for papers.

Attendee Timeline

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


3 Dec 2018


Deadline for receipt of Abstract Submittal Forms.

3 Dec 2018


Deadline to submit requests to hold workshops and specialist sessions.

11 Feb 2019


Acceptance/rejection letters sent to authors.

18 Feb 2019


Authors begin writing paper. Factor at least 3 weeks for internal and/or customer review into your personal timeline in order to meet paper and presentation due dates.

18 Feb 2019


Make sure your JANNAF Portal account is active and you can log in. Don't have one? Apply now. A Portal account is required to view Preliminary Program and to Register for the meeting.

25 Feb 2019


Deadline for changes to Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program.

11 March 2019


Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration instructions posted online.

1 April 2019


Deadline for award nominations.

1 April 2019


Due date for Student papers being considered for Best Student Paper award.

22 April 2019


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

6 May 2019


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

13 May 2019


Deadline for discounted reservations at Crowne Plaza Dayton

13 May 2019


Deadline to submit Visit Authorization Request (VAR) and Security Clearance Certification Form (required to attend Classified sessions).
Deadline for completion of online Registration Form if planning to attend Classified sessions.

20 May 2019


Deadline for receipt of presentations. Unclassified to ERG; Classified to AFRL at WPAFB.

31 May 2019


Pay by this date to qualify for discounted meeting registration fee (all attendees).
Deadline for completion of online Registration Form if only attending Unclassified sessions.

3 June 2019


JPM / PIB / CS / APS / EPSS / PSHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting begins.