Thank you from the organizers of AUTOTESTCON 2012

The 2012 edition of IEEE AUTOTESTCON, held in September in Anaheim CA at the Disneyland Resort & Conference Center, is now behind us. The organizers wish to express our sincere appreciation to all authors, exhibitors and attendees for helping make AUTOTESTCON 2012 a success. We had a pretty full exhibit hall, a solid technical program with outstanding authors and papers, and highly qualified attendees of the technical program. We received numerous compliments on our private Wednesday evening dinner and entertainment event at Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure theme park, as attendees got to experience this brand new addition to the Disney stable of solid family entertainment.

We received great feedback from attendees on the quality of the technical program and the effectiveness of the overall organization.

Was it as big a success as in prior years? Frankly no, it wasn’t, mainly due to the lack of government authors, exhibitors and attendees of prior years due to the highly restrictive conference participation policies out in place during the late summer of 2012. Nearly everyone is aware of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding this situation so it serves no useful purpose to delve deeper, but your organizers did the best they could in adjusting the program and events to accommodate a slightly smaller attendance. Will this continue as we move forward to AUTOTESTCON 2013 and beyond? No-one knows at this point, but we are all hopeful that cooler heads will prevail in government and realize that some conferences, such as IEEE AUTOTESTCON, serve a highly useful purpose in select communities in bringing together users and developers of military products for the mutual benefit of all involved, resulting in greater efficiencies, improved capability, and better support of our warfighters and their essential equipment. We will hope for the best.

Best wishes to all, and we hope to see you at IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2013, September 16-19, 2013, in Schaumberg IL.

On behalf of the entire IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2012 organizing committee,

Bob Rassa, Raytheon
General Chair,