Second Conference on the Economics of T&E

November 2 - 4, 1999

Proceedings

The Test & Evaluation Research and Education Center (TEREC) hosted the Second Conference on the Economics of Test and Evaluation in Atlanta, Georgia on 2-4 November 1999. This conference expanded on the investigations of the first conference which helped establish this area as an important T&E research and development topic.

The scope of the conference was broad and included research papers addressing economic research methods, applications of economic theories, cost measurement, and other economic issues relating to T&E as well as practical methods and practices to monitor and control T&E costs. Examples of topics raised include:

Agenda

The agenda for the conference is reproduced below. Links will take you to the specific presentations. Please note that the presentations include a copyright notice.

Tuesday, November 2, 1999

0730 - On-site Registration

0800 - Short Course: "Economic Analysis for Technology Decisions"
Dr. Christine Ries, Department of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wednesday, November 3, 1999

0730 - On-site Registration

0830 - Welcome
George Harrison, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Sam Blankenship, TEREC Director

0840 - Keynote Presentation: "There May Be No Economy in Cheap Tests"
Dr. Ernest Seglie, Science Advisor, Operational Test & Evaluation, OSD

0940 - Break

1000 - Conference Overview
Dr. Sam Blankenship

1025 - Technical Presentations

1145 - Lunch

1300 - Panel Discussion: "Unified Framework for T&E Planning"
Chair: Prof. Martha Nelson, Chair of Business Department, Franklin and Marshall College

1530 - Break

1600 - Technical Presenations

1800 - Social at Hotel

Thursday, November 4, 1999

0830 - Welcome
Dr. Sam Blankenship, TEREC Director

0840 - Guest Speaker: "Defense Science Board T&E Task Force Study Results"
Mr. Charles (Pete) Adolph, SAIC

0945 - Break

1015 - Technical Presenations

1215 - Lunch

1300 - Panel Discussion: "Connecting Life Cycle Costs to T&E"
Chair: Dr. Art Fries, Institute for Defense Analyses

Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Samuel M. Blankenship

David Duma
SAIC
Crystal Square 5, Suite 202
1755 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Work: (703)676-5141
Fax: (703)413-5116

Lee S. Gardner
412th TW/TSDI
North Wolfe Ave
Building 3949, RM 115
Air Force Flight Test Center
Edwards Air Force Base, CA 39524
Work: (661)275-4359
Fax: (661)275-4488

Dr. Martha K. Nelson
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Work: (717)291-3937
Fax: (610)429-4912

Edward F. Smith
Institute for Defense Analysis
1800 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Work: (703)845-6938
Fax: (703)845-2274

Dana R. Stocks
Director of Education and Training,
Test & Evaluation Research and Education Center

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Call for Papers

The Test & Evaluation Research and Education Center (TEREC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology invites submissions of abstracts of papers for presentation at the Second Conference on the Economics of Test and Evaluation to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on 2-4 November 1999. The scope of the conference is intended to be broad and include research papers addressing economic research methods, applications of economic theories, cost benefit analysis, cost measurement, and other economic issues relating to test and evaluation (T&E) as well as practical methods and practices to monitor and control T&E costs. Papers relative to both commercial as well as governmental issues in the economics of T&E are specifically solicited. Updated information about the conference is maintained on this TEREC web site. Examples of potential paper topics include:

Papers for presentation at the conference will be selected by the conference organizing committee on the basis of an evaluation of submitted manuscript abstracts. Abstracts are limited to 200 words. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on 31 August 1999, and all authors who submit an abstract before 20 September will be notified by 4 October. Criteria for paper selection include pertinence to the conference title and anticipated interest by the conference attendees. Some preference will be shown to early submissions. Presenters may register for the conference at a reduced rate. The format for abstracts will be:

TITLE
Authors, Presenter* noted by asterisk and footnote
Organization and Address

200- Word Abstract (maximum size)

*Presenter's Phone and/or E-mail

Abstracts should be submitted by email (preferably) to sam.blankenship@terec.gatech.edu and may be submitted by mail to:

Test & Evaluation Research and Education Center
ATTN: Second Conference on the Economics of T&E
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0840

Address questions to Dr. Sam Blankenship (404) 894-7311 or sam.blankenship@terec.gatech.edu

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Last Updated January 15, 2008