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Paper Submission Requirements

  • Draft papers require a minimum of 5 pages. Abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Papers should be complete to include background/motivation, supporting data, figures, tables, conclusions and references.
  • Papers must demonstrate relevance to the ground vehicle development missions of the U.S. Army and/or U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
  • Papers must conform to the format provided in the Word or LaTeX templates.
  • Papers SHOULD NOT be commercial in nature or have a marketing emphasis.
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) requirements:
    • All papers must be unclassified and releasable to the public.
    • Papers authored/co-authored by government employees or that contain work funded by the government must go through the OPSEC approval process.
    • Papers which require OPSEC must contain the “Distribution A” statement and OPSEC tracking number/date upon submission.
    • Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to attend GVSETS and present the paper.

The selection criteria will include factors such as:

  • Relevance to the ground systems domain
  • Originality of work
  • Clarity of expression
  • Completeness
  • Conciseness
  • Ease of reading
  • Findings applicable and usable by others
  • Well-stated objectives
  • Conclusions answer objectives
  • References complete

A Paper Template is Provided in Word and LaTeX:

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins
  • Title in capital letters using 14-point Arial
  • Title followed by author(s) and their affiliation(s)
  • Each line in the heading is centered
  • Double space between the heading and beginning of the abstract
  • Single space and center the abstract
  • Double space between paragraphs in the body of the paper
  • Graphical information or imagery is encouraged
  • Minimum of 5 pages

Technical Paper Template Technical Paper Template (LaTeX) LaTeX PDF

Important Dates to Remember:

  • June 10, 2024 - Final paper submission *
  • August 1, 2024 - Final presentations due *
  • August 13, 2024 - Paper Presentation

* This timetable does not include time for OPSEC review which is required by all government authored/funded papers. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for OPSEC process prior to submission dates.



For more information, please contact Leslie A. Smith, CMP, Senior Director of Programs at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..