Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

The SAWE is actively soliciting papers and presentations for the following International Conference:

83rdAnnual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 20 - 22, 2024
Online Virtual Forum

Conference Page

Call For Papers

Non-members are welcome to make presentations and/or attend!

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Mass Properties Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Offshore Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design
  • System Verification
  • Mass Properties Software


Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation.  They should be 250-350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and summary of conclusions.  The abstract should not deal with specific data.


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Download 2024 Conference Call for STUDENT Papers with STUDENT Authors Instructions ]

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These instructions provide information you need to prepare a technical paper and make a presentation of it at the Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. The instructions are organized in six parts:

  1. Timetable and points of contact for authors
  2. Required format for a technical paper
  3. Things to consider while writing a technical paper
  4. Preparing for the conference
  5. Guidance for clear writing (Appendix A)
  6. Best Paper Award (Appendix B)

Part 1, the timetable and points of contact, is specific to this year's conference and your point of contact in the Society. Your point of contact in the Society has the official title of Technical Track Co-chairman. Parts 2-5 are generic. They apply to any author participating in any SAWE conference.

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August 2023

SAWE issues the Call for Papers for the 2024 international conference.

Aug - Nov 2023

Tell the Vice President – Technical Director (VPTD) that you intend to write a paper for the conference. Give him your paper title and a preliminary abstract if possible.

19 Jan 2024 (Professionals)

Your final abstract should be in the Technical Director’s hands, if possible, for use in assigning your paper to a conference technical track. Abstracts will still be accepted after this date.

Jan. 2024

The Vice President – Technical Director will begin assigning authors their SAWE Paper and Group.

Feb. 2024

Conference Announcement and registration materials are sent out. When you receive your material, complete the registration online or mail the forms as noted in the announcement instructions. All authors MUST register for the conference.

11 March 2024 (Students)

Your final abstract and biography should be in the Technical Director’s hands, if possible, for use in assigning your paper to a conference technical track. 

15 April 2024 (Professionals)

22 April 2024 (Students)

Forward one copy of your finished paper to the Vice President – Technical Director (an electronic copy is required, 1) PDF for judging and official purposes and 2) Microsoft Word®format for publication in SAWE journal). The VPTD will create a PDF copy if the author is unable to do so. You must meet this date to be eligible for the Best Paper Award. Make sure you include a short biography of yourself in the paper; as it will be used to introduce you at your track. Notify the VPTD of your audio-visual/computer equipment needs for presenting the paper.


Or submit your paper to the SAWE website using the following URL:

6 May 2024

Latest date for initially submitting conference papers.

20-22 May 2024

Group photographs will be taken just prior to scheduled session/track for all chairman and presenters.  Please attend this event to assist in the taking of group photographs and the final planning of the day’s schedule.

For additional information contact the Vice President – Technical Director:

Robert Zimmerman
Home: 1-303-838-6641
Mobile: 1-720-499-7115

NOTE: Most dates above are “no-later-than” dates. Papers and materials received BEFORE the deadlines are appreciated.