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ATMAE 50th Anniversary Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza
Cincinnati, OH

 Abstract Submissions open from Friday, January 27th to Friday, March 17th

We are using a new platform, EVERYONE must register to participate.

Please CLICK HERE to REGISTER on the abstract site to SUBMIT your proposal 

Please CLICK HERE for submission instructions

CLICK HERE for Reviewer instructions

Invitation to Participate

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering invites members to submit presentation proposals for the ATMAE 50th Anniversary Annual Conference. The conference theme, Constructing a Future for Tomorrow, may align with your content but is not required. All topics within a track’s purview are welcome. Conference tracks are listed below, under Topical Tracks.

Presentation proposals may result from diverse sources:

  • Informational reports, administrative, curricular and teaching challenges and best practices
  • Equipment, hardware and software developments
  • Research findings and research in progress (qualitative or quantitative)
  • Meta-Analysis of current literature, research, methods and processes
  • "Calls for Action" on a technology-related issue.

It is expected that 70% to 80% of proposals will be accepted for presentation.

Proposal Guidelines

Authors will be prompted to provide the following information into the submission platform.


  • Suggested topical track and presentation title
    • Subtopics
  • Presenter information: name, institution, city, state, phone number, email address
  • Co-Author(s) Information: name/s, institution/s, email address/es, phone number/s, email address/es

Given concerns of maintaining a double blind process, submitting your proposal will be a simple process of cutting and pasting data into five fields:

  • Need (a statement on the importance of the presentation)
  • Overview (a summary of the presentation)
  • Major points (provided in bullets)
  • Summary (a brief description of what attendees will gain from the presentation)
  • Abstract (The recommended proposal length is 200 to 350 words, with a short, descriptive title).

Citations are not required for abstract proposals. Please do not send supplemental materials (photos, articles or reports) with your abstract proposal. The reviewers will not see these.

A maximum of three presenters may be listed on each proposal. All listed presenters must attend the conference if the proposal is accepted. Non-attendees should be listed as co-authors.

The submitting author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract proposal submission and are responsible for keeping co-authors up to date on the status of the submission. 

Judging Procedures and Deadlines 
  • Abstract proposals may be submitted starting Friday, January 27th 2017.
  • All abstract proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 17th, 2017.
  • Abstract proposals are selected through a double-blind peer-review process by fellow ATMAE members.
    • No author or presenter NAMES are allowed anywhere in abstract proposal or full papers. No cover sheets with authors’ or presenters’ names are allowed.
    • Any abstract proposal, full paper, or attached cover sheet with identifying information will be automatically disqualified by reviewers.
  • Presentations are scheduled for 22.5 minute presentations, with two presentations in a single 45-minute session.
  • A full paper is not required at the time the abstract proposal is submitted. Accepted presenters have the option to submit a full paper for peer-review.
  • Full paper submission opens Friday, April 21, 2017 and the deadline is Friday, July 7th, 2017.

Membership and Registration Requirements and Deadlines

  • Membership: Those named as “Presenters” on accepted abstract proposals must join ATMAE by May 26, 2017 and/or must be a member at the time of the conference.
    • Upon submission of conference full papers, at least 50% of the named full paper authors must be ATMAE members.
    • After acceptance of a conference full paper by ATMAE, all named authors must join ATMAE by May 26, 2017.
  • Registration: All named presenters must register and attend the conference.
    • To acknowledge a contributor to your work who will not attend the conference, please designate that person as a “Co-Author” separate from the named “Presenters.”
    • At least one named author of a full paper must present the underlying presentation at the conference.
    • All presenters must register and pay all fees (or submit proof of a Purchase Order from your school) by September 8th, 2017. The “Bill Me” option does NOT meet this requirement.
    • Registrations cancelled before Monday, October 9th, 2017 will be refunded all fees minus a $100 handling fee.
    • Registrations cancelled after Monday, October 9th, 2017 will not be refunded. 

Contact Information

All conference logistics questions should be directed to or at 630.433.4514.

Topical Tracks

Academic administration issues (i.e., program and curricula development, Course objectives, Outlining course competencies, Program funding, Grant-writing, recruitment, retention, outreach to industry, external relations & partnerships, accreditation, assessment, etc.) which are not limited to a specific topical area. 

Proposals on a broad range of topics within the Construction & Construction Management area are welcome. Proposals involving technology, nanotechnology, and knowledge management in construction are particularly encouraged.

Distance Learning
Proposals on the following subtopics are particularly encouraged: Best practices in online teaching; strategies for developing online, hybrid and blended delivery formats; Technologies and innovations in distance education; Pedagogical aspects of online instruction; Instructor/student interaction in online classes; Online and distance advising; Workload of online instructors vs. F2F; Professional development in distance education; Assessment and Evaluation methods for distance courses and programs; Proctoring strategies; Managing growth in distance education; Training & support for distance instructors; Support for distance students; Budget and cost-benefit of distance education; Marketing distance courses and programs; Distance learning ethics and copyright; organizational issues in distance education; electronic portfolio in online courses; and learning management systems (LMS) features.

Electricity, Electronics, Computer Technology & Energy Issues
All subtopics within the EECT area are welcome. Proposals on the following subtopics are encouraged: Automation and Control Systems; Computer Applications and Networking; Cyber Security; Health Informatics, Electronic Military and Security Applications; Data Mining and Machine Learning; Robotics and Computer Vision; Simulation and Game Development; Databases and Data Warehouses; Bioinformatics, Software Technology, Optics and Optoelectronics; Embedded Systems, Sensor Networks, Devices and Semiconductors; Electromagnetics and Microwaves; Instrumentation & Measurements; Signal and Image Processing; Cloud Computing, Power Technology and Electronics; Alternative Energies, Technologies, and Energy Conservation.

All graphics-based subject matter and technologies, including Computer Aided Design, the Graphic Communications, Technical Illustration, Digital and Graphic Imaging, Digital Photography, Rendering and Animation, Gaming, Multimedia, Web Publishing, Conventional and Digital Printing, 3D Printing and Prototyping, Color Management and Data Management and Variable Data Printing. Proposals on the following subtopics and research are particularly encouraged: Graphic Innovations, Student Mentoring, Grant-writing; Networking, Sustainability, Visual Communications, Connections & Innovations, Packaging, Data, Analytics, Visualization, Info-graphics, Interactivity, Mobile and New Media.

This track includes all industry and/or technology management related issues, including topics in Project Management, Risk Management, Quality Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, People Management, and Self-Management/Ethics. Other subject matter may include Technology Management Body of Knowledge, Technology Management vs. General Management, Manufacturing Industry Management, Service Industry Management, Leadership and Technology Portfolio Management.

This track includes all manufacturing-based subject matter and technologies. Proposals addressing the topic of Global Manufacturing/US competitiveness, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Systems, Automation and Robotics, Industrial Mechanics, Welding Technology, Agile Manufacturing, Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Issues.

Proposals on the following subtopics are particularly encouraged: Nanotechnology fabrication; nanomaterials; nanomaterial safety; microtechnology; product applications (sensors, biomedical, photovoltaics, flow membranes, etc.), academic program development, and external partnering. Nano-manufacturing, and the growing field of Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Rapid Prototyping Processes such as FDM, Polyjet, or SLS are particularly encouraged.

All topics within the broad field of occupational safety and health are welcome. Proposals focusing on the following topics and research are especially encouraged: Worker safety in diverse fields; Hazard identification, analysis, and communication; Innovative safety intervention in the classroom or workplace; Workplace security and violence prevention programs; Nanotechnology and microtechnology safety issues.

Teaching Innovations (TI)
Implementing new pedagogy, technology, strategy, techniques in the classroom - How and why? What were the results? Proposals on the following subtopics are particularly encouraged: How to address industry needs; Delivering curriculum to meet industry partner needs; Training students for immediate entry to work force; Development of “Soft skills”; How to get industry involved in your class room; Involving industry so they hire your graduates, Adopting new technologies for use in the classroom as well as lab, Overview and presentations of effective use of trainers in a lab setting (what types of equipment are instructors using, which do they feel does the best job, etc.).

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