Your abstract submission must fall under one of the below topics.

Deadline for Abstract Submission

The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 14 September 2018.

Format of Abstracts

Abstracts must be written in English, and consist of plain text only, of 100 – 300 words.  Essentially the abstract should be a brief summary (or an ‘abstract’) of the proposed paper or poster.

Each Abstract should be original in nature and cover some aspect of the program topics detailed in this Call for Papers.  Abstracts will be evaluated and scored for quality, credibility, originality and general interest.

Overt product advertising or company publicity within an Abstract (or the subsequent paper) is not permissible and will be cause for rejection of the submission.

Any type of company of the submarine industry (operators, vendors, manufacturers, service providers, etc.) is invited to submit.

Abstract Submission Method

To submit an Abstract for consideration, the lead author of the paper should go to the SubOptic 2019 website https://suboptic2019.com/ any time from 16 April 2018 up to 14 September 2018 and click on ‘Authors’ menu and then:

(a)  Select ‘Author Registration’,

(b)  Fill in the registration form then click on ‘Submit’(note all fields with an asterisk are required)

(c)  You will receive an email with an activation URL link.  Copy and paste this link to your browser to activate your account (all browsers are supported)

(d)  Your browser will then upload a page with your account activation confirmation, username and password

(e)  Click on ‘log in’ then enter your user name and password,

(f)   Once logged in, select ‘Abstract Submission’ under ‘Authors’ and begin the abstract submission process (note only the lead author can submit an abstract).

(g)  Select the topic area, the type of presentation then enter the paper title and the abstract (in English, 100 to 300 words)

(g)  After you have submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email.  You have the chance to review and edit your submissions by clicking ‘Your Submissions’ under the ‘Authors’ menu on the SubOptic 2019 website until 14 September 2018.

The SubOptic 2019 Papers Committee reserves the right to change the designated topic area for any Abstract, as may be appropriate.

Notification of Acceptance

Under the guidance of the SubOptic 2019 Papers Committee, multi-company panels of industry experts will review all abstracts in an objective and professional manner, and select the papers desired for presentation at the conference.  The Lead Author will be notified by email in early November 2018 of the committee’s decision.

Publication in the Proceedings of SubOptic 2019

If an Abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, the author will be required to submit a paper (nominally three to five pages, but any length within reason will be accepted), written in English, to the SubOptic 2019 Papers Committee (via the website) by 31 January 2019.

Accepted papers will be published in the SubOptic 2019 Conference proceedings, contingent upon the transfer of copyright to the SubOptic 2019 Executive Committee.