Call for Papers

Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers

The December 2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting will include the Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) meeting and the Joint Meeting of the 50th Combustion (CS), 38th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS), 38th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS), 32nd Energetic Systems Hazards (ESHS) subcommittees. This meeting will be held Monday through Friday, 7 - 11 December 2020, at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Virginia. Classified sessions will be hosted by the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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The overall security level of the meeting is Secret. All unclassified sessions will be held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Virginia. All classified sessions will be held at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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.

Abstract Submittal Instructions

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Attendee Timeline

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


18 May 2020


Deadline for receipt of Abstract Submittal Forms.

18 May 2020


Deadline to submit workshop and specialist session request forms.

10 Aug 2020


Estimated date for acceptance/rejection letters sent to authors.

17 Aug 2020


Deadline for changes to Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program.

17 Aug 2020


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

31 Aug 2020


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.

14 Sept 2020


Meeting Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration instructions posted online.

5 Oct 2020


Deadline for award nominations.

5 Oct 2020


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

26 Oct 2020


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

9 Nov 2020


Papers and Publication Clearance Forms due. Author must have active Portal account to upload.

23 Nov 2020


Presentations due - FIRM deadline. Author must have an active JANNAF Portal account to upload.

23 Nov 2020


Deadline for completion of online Registration Form (all attendees).
Deadline to pay Registration Fee (all attendees).

7 Dec 2020


PIB, and CS / APS / EPSS / ESHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting begins.