AUTOTESTCON is a comprehensive technical conference that provides an open forum for leaders in design, development, procurement, applications and operations to exchange information relative to their specific needs and disciplines concerning automated and computer-controlled test systems and software. Heavy focus is given to manufacturing and maintenance testing environments. In addition to the comprehensive Technical Program, which normally runs for 2-1/2 days, there is a full suite of directly related exhibits that provide significant enhancement to the technical focus. AUTOTESTCON also hosts a Seminars Program held the Monday prior to the actual start of the conference, that provides a number of courses in the Automatic Test field, covering hardware, software, and Test Program Set topics of interest.
The Conference is held annually each fall at a different location around the US, and has two IEEE Societies as permanent sponsors, the Instrument & Measurement Society (I & M), and the Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS). An optional third sponsor is the local Council, Section or Chapter in the physical location that the conference is held. The overall management of AUTOTESTCON, and the selection of future conference sites, is handled by a 9-person Board of Directors. Each AUTOTESTCON is staffed by a Committee of IEEE members who are active or interested in the field of automated test. Individuals interested in participating in a current AUTOTESTCON, or a future one, are encouraged to contact the Committee under the buttons in the main menu. Currently planned AUTOTESTCON locations and dates are:
AUTOTESTCON 2006 September 18-21, 2006, Disneyland Resort, California
AUTOTESTCON 2007 September 17 - 20, 2007, Baltimore Inner Harbor
AUTOTESTCON 2008 September 8-11, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT
AUTOTESTCON 2009, September 14-17, 2009, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA
AUTOTESTCON is also the sponsor of the prestigious Frank McGinnis Award, presented to the individual who best upholds the tradition of advancing the field of Automated Test during the previous year. This award is named for Automated Test pioneer and Sperry employee, the late Frank McGinnis, who spearheaded a Navy (1976) and then a Joint Services (1978) Automatic Test Project to identify and recommend those areas where the military should invest in automated test research & development, and improve management practices. It resulted in the formation of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Automatic Test Committee which endures today, and which also holds one of its annual meetings in conjunction with AUTOTESTCON.
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