The Forum 2009, 21st Century Explosive Hazard Challenges  

Presentation Submission

Abstract submission closed March 2, 2009. Notifications were e-mailed to accepted presenters on May 8, 2009 with further instructions. Please contact if you require additional assistance.

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Technical sessions provide opportunities for the presentation of papers related to the latest unexploded ordnance (UXO), countermine, and range technology.  The sharing of knowledge with one’s peers – from explosives experience to research to products to services – contributes to the success of the conference and advancement of the industry. 

Technical Session Topics

Mission Areas

  • Countermine
  • Munitions Response
  • Humanitarian Demining
  • Range Sustainment
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  • Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat


Technology Topics

  • Detection Technologies
  • Discrimination Technologies
  • Chemical-Filled UXO Identification & Disposal
  • Neutralization
  • Protection (Personnel & Platforms)
  • Clearance
  • Clearance Using Heavy Equipment
  • Disposal
  • Location & Mapping
  • Underwater Specific Technologies
  • Robotics
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Other Topics

  • Technology Transfer
  • Modeling & Simulations
  • Policies & Regulations
  • Risk Assessment
  • International Issues
  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Papers and Presentations

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Accepted abstracts MUST have a paper or presentation submitted in electronic format by Friday, July 31, 2009, to be publicly shared during a conference session.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  If a presentation is not received by the deadline date, it will be replaced with an alternate presentation.

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