Submit paper / poster

Have you conducted innovative research that you’d like presented to a broader audience?

The OCEANS 2018 Charleston Call for Papers will open January 5th, 2018, at which time abstracts for engaging and cutting-edge technical papers will be accepted. Once chosen, the final technical papers will be featured in OCEANS’ prestigious technical program. Abstracts will be accepted from January until the end of March, at which time the top abstracts will be chosen and those authors will be invited to submit a full paper.

Abstracts and full technical papers must fall under one of the topics for this year’s event.

The Call for Papers is open to abstracts in the following categories:

  1. Regular Technical Program: (this includes both OCEANS 2018 Charleston topics and standard OCEANS topics): if abstract is chosen, authors will then submit a full paper which they’ll present as part of the technical program. Following the conference, the paper will be published in IEEE Xplore.
  2. Student Poster Competition*: if abstract is chosen, students will then submit a full paper and poster which they’ll present during the conference in the student poster section of the exhibit hall. Following the conference, the paper will then be published in IEEE Xplore. *This competition is open to any full-time student in an accredited program. Student must be listed as the lead and corresponding author. Selected applicants, based on abstract reviews, will have travel and registration expenses subsidized.
  3. Special Sessions (this includes townhalls, workshops, and panels): abstract and presentation are required; however, submission of a full paper is optional. Participation for non-paper sessions is at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee and/or Special Sessions Chair.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format, and must be created by the author (co-authors are allowed).
  • 500 word minimum; 1000 word maximum; 2 page maximum – inclusive of text, graphics, and references.
  • Please include at the top of the abstract the name of the principal author, the institute or affiliation the paper represents, and the title of the paper.
  • The originally-submitted abstract cannot be used as a substitute for the conference paper. Please note that abstract PDFs do not need to be converted through the IEEE Xplore PDF eXpress service.
  • Authors of accepted papers are expected to prepare and submit the conference paper (4 to 10 pages) for conference proceedings at the conference (additional instructions will be given at that time).

Get Involved.

We encourage authors to be creative in your participation. Please contact us with your proposals if you are considering one or more of the following activities:

  • Organizing a Technical Session or Track.* Authors are invited to consider ‘championing’ a particular topic of interest to you and your colleagues, and coordinating multiple submissions into a Special Session or Track. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes, consisting of presentations of submitted, peer-reviewed abstracts (and submitted papers). However, you are welcome to work with the Technical Program Committee to have a format that might include longer featured talks, paper submissions (meeting same deadlines as regular technical program) or shorter presentations with a panel discussion, and the option of no paper. Common sessions may be organized into an announced Technical Track with a sub-theme to reflect specialized topics.
  • Organizing a Workshop or Tutorial.
  • Propose a Special Event or Activity. This could include a demonstrations, government listening session, IGNITE talk session, social/networking opportunities, and professional field trips. Feel free to suggest these and other activities that you would like to see (and help organize!)

*PLEASE make sure we know your availability to be a Session Chair and Abstract reviewer.