CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 7, 2015, Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, February 14-17, 2016

Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress 2016

Call for Submissions

The Program Committee seeks dynamic, relevant sessions and abstracts addressing both geotechnical and structural engineering issues.  Final papers are optional and will not be peer reviewed.

All sessions proposals and abstract submissions are due April 7, 2015


Submit a session proposal/abstract?
We encourage submissions from practitioners, educators, researchers, geotechnical engineers, geoprofessionals, structural engineers, bridge and building designers, firm owners, codes and standards developers, and others.

What types of submission can you make?

You may submit either an Individual Abstract or a Full Session proposal.
New Individual Abstract describes an individual presentation. These are reviewed and grouped with other individual abstracts to create 90 minute sessions. You will need to choose a topic and subtopic to help categorize your abstract.

New Full Session Proposal describes a 90 minute program. Sessions may be Traditional Sessions or Panel Sessions.

New Interactive Poster session – we will hold some interactive poster sessions during the Congress. Presenters approved for this will be allowed to submit one power point slide and speak to an audience for 3-5 minutes. When all the presenters are done they will move to another side of the room and stand next to the poster they have prepared and brought to the Congress to display.  If you are interested in making a submission follow the step for submit a new individual abstract and in the abstract document tell the review committee you would like to be in the new interactive Poster session. On the abstract details page, under presentation preference, select interactive poster. You also have the option to submit a final paper for publication in the Congress proceedings. Remember papers will not be peer reviewed.

General Notes on Submissions

  • The login name and password used for abstract upload to the paper management system must be the same for the final paper upload. They cannot be changed to a different login name and password.
  • Allowable file types are Word 2003(.doc) / 2007(.docx) or rich text format (.rtf). Columns and PDFs are not allowed.
  • Final papers are optional (no peer review and no GSP) but will be included in this conference’s proceedings.
  • You are required to register for the Congress, attend, and make a presentation in your approved and assigned session.
  • All sessions are 90 minutes.
  • No more than 5 abstracts will be allowed in any 90 minute session. 4 abstracts are preferred.
  • The review committee reserves the right to remove abstracts from a full session on technical grounds and/or add other submitted abstracts that are a better fit for the session.
  • Abstract and Session submissions will be reviewed by the Joint Committee, GEO subcommittee, and the SEI NTPC for decisions on acceptance.
  • Explanation of Permissions Requirements
  • Explanation on how to do Author-date references
  • Details on Authorship Originality & Copyright Transfer Agreement

Have questions about Proposals or Submissions? Contact Debbie Smith | 703-295-6095

April 7, 2015 – All session proposals & abstract submissions due

July 23, 2015 – Notification of acceptance to authors

October 12, 2015 – Optional Final Papers due


Contact Debbie Smith, Senior Manager, SEI | 703-295-6095

(800) 548-2723
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