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ATMAE Proposal Submission Instructions
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ATMAE proposal collection is now closed.

ATMAE Authors will be prompted to provide the following information in the CATALYST proposal submission platform. Please note that Authors that would like to publish their full paper in the IAJC journal must submit their abstract proposal for IAJC programming using the instructions for the IAJC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Abstract Details:

  • Select Organization: ATMAE

  • Select Presentation Type: Oral or Poster Presentation

  • Enter Title: The title should be entered exactly as it should appear in the conference program book.

  • Enter programming track: Programming tracks are Administration, Construction, Distance Learning, Electricity, Electronics, Computer Technology & Energy Issues (EECT), Graphics, Management, Manufacturing, Micro/Nanotechnology Focus Group, Safety, Teaching Innovations, Women in Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (WITMAE).

  • Enter Subtopic: See below for listing of Subtopics by Programming Track

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

  • Need (a statement on the importance of the presentation)

  • Overview (a summary of the presentation)

  • Major points (provided in bullets)

  • Enter the Abstract Proposal: (The recommended proposal length is 200 to 300 words, with a short, descriptive title.) Do not include biographical information about any authors in the abstract text, full paper, or cover sheet. Submissions including any information that identifies the author, or authors institution will be automatically disqualified by the review committee.

Presenter Information:

  • Presenter(s) information: name, affiliation, city, state, phone, email. **This information should be completed for EACH person planning to PRESENT at the joint conference. Presentations are limited to a maximum of 1 Primary Presenter and 3 Co-Presenters. The primary presenter is listed first, and the co-presenters should be listed in the same order as required for publishing in the conference program book.

  • Co-Author(s) Information: name, affiliation, email address **This information should be completed for those that DO NOT plan on attending in a presenter role at the annual conference. Authors should be listed in the same order as required for publishing their accepted paper in the conference proceedings publication.


Presentation proposals will be reviewed for acceptance based on the following criteria:

Relevance of the proposed presentation topic to the broad range of division/focus group interests represented by the ATMAE membership and the technology, and applied engineering community generally. The division or focus group leaders will review abstracts. In assessing relevance, the review committee may consider usefulness of the presentation to colleagues or students, as well as the pertinence of the proposal to the ATMAE conference’s theme.

Expected quality of the presentation, based on stated claims in the proposal, e.g., novel technical concept, or novel application of current technology, or problems in technology, management, and applied engineering, or novel introduction of advanced technical content into undergraduate, graduate or continuing education.

Well-written proposal in terms of language, grammar, and formatting. The abstract limit is a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 300 words, and may include up to 10 keywords, or phrases that closely reflect the content of the presentation. Proposals written with poor grammar, spelling, syntax, language usage, and lack of organization will not be accepted.

  • Presentation schedules will be shared in July 2020.
  • Poster specifications will be provided upon acceptance.
  • A full paper is not required at the time the abstract proposal is submitted. All accepted abstract proposal authors have the option to submit a full paper for peer-review. Authors of posters accepted for presentation are not eligible to submit a full conference paper.


Subtopics by Programming Track

Administration: 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.

Construction: 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.

Graphics: 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.

Management: 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.

Manufacturing: 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.

Micro/Nanotechnology: 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.

Safety: 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.).

WITMAE (Women in Technology, Management and Applied Engineering): The WITMAE paper track will accept papers and presentations related to the challenges and solutions for women and under-represented persons in STEAM disciplines and industry. Topics relating to workplace challenges for under-represented persons or groups, teaching challenges for diverse student populations, recruitment challenges or success strategies for diverse worker and/or students in programs, etc. are highly suitable for this track.


ATMAE Membership Requirements:

  • Named “Presenters” on accepted abstract proposals must be a member at the time of the conference.
  • Upon submission of a full conference paper, 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 be ATMAE members.
  • ATMAE membership is free to all conference attendees. ATMAE will extend membership for one year for presenters, or authors that are current ATMAE members.


Please contact the ATMAE office at (919) 635-8335 or with ATMAE proposal or conference logistics questions.