2024 SCAF/ICEAA International Training Symposium

Abstract Submission   Register Online  Sponsorship

Society for Cost Analysis & Forecasting (SCAF) and International Cost Estimating & Analysis Association (ICEAA) are delighted to invite you to join us at the Queen Elizabeth II Convention Centre in London for the 2024 International Training Symposium featuring two days of innovative peer-authored professional paper presentations aimed to facilitate continuous learning and ignite enthusiasm. This is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in the field, share ideas, and build networks with friends and colleagues from cost communities around the globe.

For those pursuing either the PCEA® or CCEA® certification, the Symposium will include the first live, in-person exam preparation training sessions based on ICEAA’s Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK®) offered in the United Kingdom sine 2016. These training sessions are the only place to get official CEBoK® instruction from certified ICEAA members in an environment where you can ask questions, get real-time answers, and continue discussions throughout the Symposium.

Attendance fee is inclusive of lunch, coffee/tea breaks, wifi in conference areas, and VAT. Register early for additional discounts:

Before 1 August August 1-31 September 1-11
Full Ticket (Thursday & Friday) ~£499 ($639) ~£549 ($703) ~£599 ($767)
Thursday Only ~£299 ($383) ~£329 ($421) ~£359 ($460)
Friday Only ~£299 ($383) ~£329 ($421) ~£359 ($460)

*Fees will be charged in US Dollars; rate in GBP is approximate given changing daily exchange rates. Charges will appear on your statement from International Cost Estimating & Analysis Association (ICEAA). 


Contact ICEAA to discuss sponsoring opportunities: iceaa@iceaaonline.org


Do you have a presentation you would like to give to our international audience of estimators, analysts, and experts? Upload your 150-word presentation summary (and bio) by 10 July 2024 24 July 2024. Selected speakers will be notified by 31 July and will be required to provide their final presentation files no later than 3 September.

SCAF/ICEAA 2024 Paper & Presentation Summary Submission Form

  • Keep your title to around 8 words (or fewer if they're long words). Long titles may end up being truncated or featured in small font on the schedule handout, making them difficult to read.

  • Use this to quickly and concisely grab your potential attendees’ attention to let them know why your session is the one to see. What has your research uncovered and how can our audience best utilize your findings in their careers? How could your presentation improve one’s estimates? How did your team overcome an obstacle that others may be facing? Since your abstract is limited to 150 words, use the best economy of words for maximum effect: for example, say “and” instead of “as well as” and avoid wasteful words like “secondly.” Commonly known acronyms, like DOD, DHS, ICEAA, or CCEA do not need to be spelled out for this audience. Your abstract summary will appear on the Workshop app and on the ICEAA website, where it can be searched and found by the general public. This example is 150 words, which should provide a visual of the approximate length.

  • If your narrative paper and/or PowerPoint presentation are complete, you may upload them now.
    Max. file size: 128 MB.

  • CTRL + Click to choose multiple keywords.

  • ICEAA determines the tracks into which the papers will be organized after the entries are collected based on the popularity of various topics year to year. Below are some track names we have used in the past. To help us in distributing the papers, please choose three tracks you think your paper would fit into:

  • Author Information

  • The lead author will be the primary contact for all submissions, questions, or requirements regarding the presentation. This author will be listed first in descriptions and is responsible for sending information for all other authors and contributors.

  • Tell us in 75 words or less what makes you qualified to give this presentation, what you’ve accomplished to make you that qualified, and why people should believe what you say. Facts like your current and previous job titles and employers, as well as relevant degrees and where you got them are good to list here. Don’t worry about spelling out common acronyms like BS, MBA, ICEAA or CCEA. This example is 75 words long.

  • Additional Primary Authors/Co-Presenters:

    Individuals playing integral roles or providing key contributions to the paper should be considered primary authors. Primary authors usually attend the workshop to present the papers.

  • Contributors

  • If an individual served a minor role in the research, provided subject matter expertise, or otherwise made a small addition to the paper, that person should be considered a contributor. Contributors are not usually presenters, they are not responsible for submitting any information by the deadlines, and will not be listed in the program book, mobile app, or website.

  • Acknowledgment of Requirements