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MegaRust 2021 Issues Call for Papers

Monday, February 8, 2021

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MegaRust 2021, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held Sept. 21-23, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, recently issued a call for papers, with both presentation and paper submissions welcome.

The conference covers all segments of the naval services including sea, air, Marine Corps, vehicles, and facilities.

Participants include representatives from military, industry and government organizations involved with research and development, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, modernization and operation of naval systems that are potentially affected by corrosion.

Presentations are sought that will provide participants the latest information and status of corrosion control programs and efforts, implementation of recently approved processes, tools and materials, best practices and lessons learned, and unmet needs looking for near term solution. Desired topics that support this theme include:

  • Deckplate lessons learned;
  • New corrosion control methods;
  • Operational level issues and unmet needs;
  • Successful application of new approved products;
  • Alternative approaches to corrosion control;
  • Corrosion control plan for LCS and other aluminum ships;
  • Environmentally compliant processes;
  • Current projects and future needs for corrosion control on a variety of vehicles and vessels;
  • Paint Center of Excellence projects and coatings qualification process;
  • Deckplate quality assurance and what can be expected from the sailors;
  • Changing ,aintenance plans to utilize new processes and materials;
  • Surface preparation technology and techniques;
  • Inspection/prevention approaches;
  • Training initiatives and needs;
  • Research and development; and
  • Emerging technologies.

Those interested in presenting are asked to submit a one-to-two-page abstract with sufficient detail to permit evaluation by the Technical Program Committee.

The submission should include a proposed title, author name(s) and organization(s), a short bio of the author(s), indication if the abstract is solely a presentation or will include a formal technical paper for possible publication, primary contact information and a one-to-two-page description which includes a problem statement or introduction, an outline of the key points to be made in the paper, and conclusions or recommendations that the paper will address.

Fully developed presentations, with the technical paper being optional, will be requested if a proposed abstract is selected.

Abstracts are due June 25, and those accepted will be notified July 31. Drafts of presentations and papers are due Aug. 27, with final versions due Sept. 8.

For additional information and details on paper submission, see the ASNE Technical Papers Guidelines.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coatings education; Conferences; Corrosion; Corrosion control coatings; Corrosion engineering; Corrosion protection; Corrosion resistance; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; MegaRust; North America; Quality Control; Z-Continents

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