30th ISB

Long Beach, California, 11-15 September 2017

This symposium is co-chaired by Sidney Chocron and James Walker, both of Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas. The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is helping to organise the ISB.


Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA, USA  90802
Industry Rate Reservation: $199
Government Rate Reservation: $158 or prevailing per diem

The Hyatt Regency Long Beach is holding a block of rooms for this event. Room rate is $199 plus all applicable state and local taxes. Please call the hotel directly or use the links above to make your reservation. Mention group name NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association). To secure our group rate, reservations must be made by August 19, 2017 and may sell out before then. After this date, rooms will be available at the hotel's prevailing rate and on a space/availability basis.

Applying for a visa to visit the USA can be a time consuming process so it is important to find out firstly whether you need a visa and, if so, details on the visa application process. The visa application process will vary from country to country. It is important to have all the documentation ready well in advance, including invitation letters. Please check carefully the validity dates of any documentation required and how far in advance a visa might be issued and how long it might be valid for.

Three months or longer is usually needed to apply for an US visa. In some cases this might involve a one month permission review, one month visa checking time and other handling time. Sometimes it is necessary to book an appointment time for which there can be difficulties to get a slot at busy times. It is advisable to start the visa application process at least 6 months in advance, please, contact the organizers to request your letter.

It can be a very tedious process. Worse case scenario is that the visa might be refused. If this happens, then neither the IBS nor the organisers of the 30th ISB will be able to help you reverse the decision.

Email 30th_ISB for any questions.

Registration costs US$1450 if you will be a member of the IBS at the start of the 30th ISB. Otherwise the cost will be US$1550.
Please read carefully the instructions for registration below.

Registration is a two-step process.

If you are an existing IBS member then: If you are not an existing IBS member then: Online registration is open at the link below:
30th ISB registration

If you experience any problems registering then please contact  Clive Woodley.

Guidelines for the paper format for the 30th ISB Proceedings are provided here.
You will also need to complete the copyright form available here.
The paper and copyright form need to be loaded to the website by using the link below:
Paper and copyright form upload.

Authors are invited to publish the papers in the proceedings of the conference or, alternatively, in a special issue of Defence Technology journal. The abstract submission to the IBS website is required prior to submission for both the proceedings or the journal.

Submission of abstracts for the 30th ISB is now open in the following link. Please, submit your abstracts before the extended deadline of January 29, 2017. If your abstract is waiting for approval from a releasing authority and will not make the extended deadline, please, contact the chairmen of the conference at 30th_ISB.
Submission of full papers for the Special Issue of Defence Technology that will publish papers presented at the 30th ISB is also open.
Please see the document below for details on the submission process.
30th ISB DT guidelines
Please remember that if you are submitting a paper for the DT SI, you must also upload an abstract to the IBS website.

Short four hour introductory courses will be offered on Monday in the topics of Exterior Ballistics, Detonics, Armors, and Vulnerability. Detailed information on the courses can be found in the following link. Registration for the tutorials is available in the same page than the conference registration.

Key dates:
Jan. 29th, 2017                       Extended Deadline for submission of conference abstract and/or full journal paper to Elsevier website.
March 15th, 2017                     Abstract authors start being notified and invitation letters start being emailed for people needing visas.
June 15th, 2017                       Last day to submit full papers for the proceedings of 30th ISB.
June 15th 2017                        Defence Technology full paper authors notification ends.
June 30th, 2017                       Defence Technology papers published online.
August 15th, 2017                    Deadline for submission of applications for the Chou award for young authors.
August 19th, 2017                    Last day to book hotel at special rates for symposium.
Sep. 11th-15th, 2017                Symposium


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