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Key Deadlines

August 31, 2019



September 15, 2019


October 1, 2019

January 5, 2020

March 2, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 16-20, 2020

March 16-20, 2020

April 1, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 20, 2020

May 1, 2020




June 15-19, 2020

ANNUAL MEETING July 12-15, 2020

Call for Sessions Deadline
**includes ALL sessions - oral, invited, rap, hybrid, etc.


Final Session Distribution Due


Expected opening of Call for Abstracts

∙ Call for Abstracts Deadline
∙ CPDs and Technical Tour options due

Session Organization Due
(Site Closed to Authors January 6, – March 16, 2020)

Call for Papers-website reopens to authors

Notifications sent to Authors from HQ

Initial contact from session organizer to authors to be sent

INVITED SESSIONS-all speaker names, affiliations, locations, talk titles, etc. due

Second contact from session organizer to authors

ITSC Paper Awards deadline - Full paper submissions.

∙ Full Papers Due (loaded in website record)
∙ Early Bird Registration
∙ All edits to presenting author, abstract title and co-authors due

∙ All presenters must be registered for the meeting to be included in the program.

Final contact from session organizer or moderator to authors

Who is my Technical Community Program Chair?

These volunteers help coordinate and schedule all sessions within their technical community- who is yours?

AIM Program Chair

Sherry Hunt


AIM Program Vice Chair

Tim Shepherd


Applied Sciences & Engineering Technical Community (ASE)

David Lanning


Global Engagement (E-2050)

Prasanta Kalita


Energy Systems Technical Community (ES)

Mark Elless


Ergonomics, Safety & Health Technical Community (ESH)

Michael Pate


Education, Outreach & Professional Development (EOPD)

Michael Pate


Information Technology, Sensors and Control Systems (ITSC)

Sindhuja Sankaran


Machinery Systems Technical Community (MS)

Harold Thistle


Natural Resources & Environmental Systems Technical Community (NRES)

Deb Sahoo


Plant, Animal and Facility Systems Technical Community (PAFS)

Timothy Shepherd


Processing Systems Technical Community (PRS)

Sarah Wu


Young Professionals (YPC)

Noel Menard