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Author Guidelines

The Program Committee will observe the following criteria in selecting abstracts for the Conference:

  1. Abstract submittals for papers and presentation only will be accepted.
  2. The abstract must have the necessary clearance before submittal. Prospective authors should provide information on any clearance problems when the abstract is submitted.
  3. The final day for abstract submittals for papers is January 16, 2019. Abstract submittals for presentation only closes January 21, 2019
  4. When selecting Tracks please keep the following in mind: If the central focus of the paper or presentation addresses methodology of VVUQ, it should be placed in the Methodology Tracks 4-6. If they are focused on the application of the methods, then they should be placed in the appropriate industry track. The Topics in Verification, Validation & Uncertainty Quantification track will be used for those that cannot be categorized easily.
  5. Please ensure that the terms verification and validation are used appropriately.

    Validation: the process of determining the degree to which a model is an accurate representation of the real world from the perspective of the intended uses of the model.

    Verification: the process of determining that a computational model accurately represents the underlying mathematical model and its solution.

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Guidelines For Paper Submittals

  1. The paper must not have had prior extensive publication or circulation. Publication in trade periodicals or other professional or technical journals is considered extensive publication.
  2. The paper must be technically correct, and should be of interest to a reasonable number of people working in the field of verification, validation and uncertainty quantification. It may be theoretical, or may present the results of laboratory studies, and it may state or analyze a problem. The paper may also be a review-type paper, but must be of significant value to the technical field. The paper should contain new knowledge or experience in some field related to pressure vessels and piping.
  3. The paper may present information about equipment, tools, and software used in VVUQ. Such papers must show the definite applications and limitations of such equipment, tools, or software, and must avoid any commercialism.
  4. The Program Committee has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company names, or language that is commercial in tone in paper titles, figures, and slides, and these must be avoided. Trade names can only be identified once in a paper to explain details for processes or methods, allowing other researchers to reproduce the results. Beyond this exception, the presence of commercialism in the text of papers is cause for removal of the paper from the program.
  5. The Program Committee has a stated policy which does not allow for more than three (3) papers per author.
  6. In accordance with U.S. Copyright Laws, ASME must receive, and maintain on file, a copy of the Transfer of Copyright Form with the final paper, signed by all authors, for papers to be presented at the Conference, and published in Conference Volumes.
  7. Authors offering papers for the program should fully understand that a manuscript prepared to ASME specifications is required for each technical paper selected for the Conference. The manuscript will be published in an electronic format. Printed Conference Volumes may be available after the Conference. The maximum desirable length for any paper is about 10 pages, fully formatted.
  8. The last day to submit Draft Papers to the Webtool for Review is February 1, 2019.
  9. Final Papers are due no later than March 11, 2019.
  10. Instructions on preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials, and all required ASME forms, will be available.

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