Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

Call for Abstracts

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

Technical Symposium: June 23-25, 2020
Expo: June 23-24, 2020
Professional Development Courses: June 25, 2020

College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD

SMTA and CALCE University of Maryland are pleased to announce the 2020 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with experts from government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 20, 2020

Please provide an abstract (within 300 words) on any relevant topics using the online form by the deadline indicated above. Presentations will be due in May.

Abstracts are invited in the areas listed below but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of Current State of Counterfeit Mitigation
         • Industry maturity today versus a decade back
         • Tracking counterfeit statistics
  • New areas of counterfeit concerns
         • Material through assemblies
         • Batteries for all applications – vaping through automotive
         • Additive manufacturing
         • Data interception and manipulation
  • Applications of AI and machine learning
         • Supply chain surveillance, counterfeit detection
         • Counterfeit batteries: incidents and detection
  • Inspection tools and techniques for detection
         • Parts, materials, and assemblies
         • Side channel tools such as power, emission
  • Cybersecurity threats from components and hardware
         • Examples and solutions including confirmed hardware Trojans
         • Applications of blockchain and other security methods
  • Industry and international working groups and standards on managing counterfeit risks
  • Supply chain
         • Current stage and evolution over time
         • Internet exchanges
         • Impacts of changes in trade patterns
  • Federal and defense procurement practices and their impacts on counterfeit management including small and disadvantaged business (SBD) spend and COTS
  • Case studies on impacts of counterfeits
  • Law enforcement and intellectual property





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