Quick Checklist For Final Submissions

  • ALL FINAL PAPERS must include a cover sheet, abstract, main body/text, and references. See cover sheet example below.
  • FINAL PAPERS MUST BE CAMERA READY. Accept all changes and delete all comments BEFORE submitting your final paper.
  • Please be sure to that your final, camera-ready paper complies with the following:
    • Cover sheet, as outlined below.
    • Abstract: All papers must begin with an abstract not to exceed 200 words. This synopsis will be used as a summary of your presentation in the program.
    • Body of Paper: 20 pages max. (single-spaced, not including figures, appendices, endnotes, or references). Authors may employ whatever system of formatting that works best, ensuring that all text is legible and that the style is consistent throughout your paper.
    • Carefully proofread and double-check your work, for common spelling and grammatical mistakes, prior to submitting your final paper. The ICCRTS staff will not check for, or correct, errors when preparing the proceedings.
    • Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and each should have a caption.
    • Statistical results/data may be presented in the body of the paper, or in an appendix.
    • References can be acknowledged as footnotes throughout the text, or as a list at the end of your document. Just be sure to include references.
  • Copyrights: The papers presented at the ICCRTS remain the intellectual property of their authors. While they may be cited, they may not be reproduced without the author’s permission. We do not hold any rights over these materials and cannot negotiate on the author’s behalf.
  • All work must be Unclassified: Authors are responsible for ensuring that papers are unclassified for public release and should not present sensitive material verbally at the symposium.

All final papers must include a cover sheet with the following information:


“Operationalizing C2 Agility”

Title of Paper (15 word max)

Topic(s) (Please choose one primary topic and two alternates from the 17th ICCRTS topic list.)

Name of Author(s) (Affiliations and complete addresses of all authors should be placed directly below the authors’ name  **For student papers, please be sure the student is clearly identified [with STUDENT].)

Point of Contact (Please identify one Point of Contact who will be responsible for all correspondence with the ICCRTS team.)

Name of Organization Complete Address and/or Telephone E-mail Address

If your paper contains multiple authors, the agency that each person is affiliated with must appear with their name. Please refrain from using asterisks, symbols, numbers, or lettering. Keep in mind this is how you wish to be identified in the official Symposium program.

Review and Acceptance Process

The study of Command and Control, and this Symposium, has grown significantly over the years. This has resulted in an increasing number of paper submissions competing for the available time slots. Key date deadlines have been implemented to increase the amount of time for Track Chairs to review draft papers and provide detailed feedback to authors, as well as increasing the amount of time for authors to revise their papers. This is our ongoing effort to ensure an event of the highest possible quality. We believe that these steps will allow authors to improve their papers and presentations, and thereby improve the overall value of the Symposium.

While we have found abstracts useful in identifying papers that are, for any number of reasons, not appropriate for this Symposium, abstracts do not provide enough information for decisions regarding paper acceptance. Therefore, while we will still continue to accept abstracts as first submissions, authors are urged to submit papers for review as soon as possible. We will make every effort to provide timely feedback to authors. This rolling review process enables us to give the required attention to all papers that are submitted and maximize the time available for authors to make modifications to improve their papers. We understand that many authors will be in the middle of projects when the time comes to submit first drafts of their papers. If this is the case, this should be noted and we will expect the author to update the paper and presentation prior to final submission.

Thank you for your participation in the ICCRTS. If accepted, your professional paper will be included in a CD of the Symposium proceedings and both your paper and your presentation will be posted on the ICCRTS section of Please review the author guidelines and timelines to ensure that you are aware of and adhere to the ICCRTS submission process.

Key Dates

(Please note: all deadlines are final and will be strictly enforced.)

  • Your final revised paper must be submitted by May 4, 2012
  • Your final presentation must be submitted by June 8, 2012

Key Dates

March 9, 2012: Draft Papers Due

March 30, 2012: Early Registrations Due

April 13, 2012: Reviewer Comments Sent Out

May 4, 2012: Final Papers Due

June 1, 2012: Hotel Reservations Due

June 8, 2012: Presentations Due

June 8, 2012: Registrations Due

Still accepting late registrations