Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions - NOW CLOSED

The Organising Committee of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014 invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration by Thursday 1 November 2012. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a 6 page manuscript by Wednesday 6 March 2013. Peer reviewed papers will be returned to the authors for final submission of Full Papers and Camera Ready Scripts by Wednesday 12 June 2013.

All abstracts are to be submitted online via the Conference website using the online submission form.

Key Dates:

Abstract Submissions Open

Abstract Submission Deadline

Author Notification
Monday 10 December 2012

Manuscripts due
Wednesday 6 March 2013

Final Full Papers & Camera Ready Scripts
Wednesday 12 June 2013

Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Monday 14 October 2013

Themes for Submission

Authors should select one of the following themes that their abstract relates to:

  • Physical Modelling Facilities and Technology
  • Similitude and Scaling
  • Education
  • Shallow and Deep Foundations
  • Excavation and Retaining Structures
  • Slope Stability
  • Dams and Embankments
  • Ground Improvements and Reinforcement
  • Offshore Geotechnics
  • Geohazards
  • Soil Behaviour
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts.

Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines.

Step 3: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed a 300 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. The complete abstract must (including text, graphs and tables) be within normal 2.54cm margins.

Step 4: Click on the button below to complete the Abstract Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc copy of your abstract.

NOTE: Please print a copy of the abstract submission form for your records prior to clicking ‘upload’.


Click here for the Abstract Submission Form


General Policies and Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • Once accepted the presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers at icpmg2014@arinex.com.au or phone: +61 8 9486 2000 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions or the summary.
  • Arial font must be used for the abstract text. Formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (ie ± , µ, ß) may be used.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • The name of the presenting author is to be indicated by an asterisk (*). The authors’ names should be followed by institution and city. The institution and city should be in italics.
  • Authors who wish to indicate multiple organisational affiliations should do so using superscript numbers to indicate the author’s institution followed by city and country (in this order) Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).

Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by Monday 10 December 2012. Following the acceptance notification, all accepted authors will be required to submit a manuscript by Wednesday 6 March 2013. Further details will be available in the notification email.

The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.