Call for Papers for WEDA's Dredging Summit & Expo

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Posted January 10, 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for the Dredging Summit & Expo is January 15th. This conference will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia from June 25-28, 2018. Please submit all abstracts via email to

The theme for this year's conference is "Navigating the Future in Dredging", which will focus on dredging presentations with an emphasis on research, technology development, and pilot-scale projects within academia, government, and industry. Speakers are encouraged to provide presentations that highlight the application of the work's findings to future logistical, technical, and economic constraints and regulatory requirements within the dredging environment. This year's conference location in Norfolk, Virginia also provides an opportunity to highlight naval projects and Chesapeake Bay related topics.

WEDA's Dredging Summit and Expo '18 is the premiere venue to discuss the science, engineering and practice of dredging. Interested authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts (less than 400 words along with a descriptive title and author(s) contact information).

WEDA's Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the Dredging Summit & Expo '18 proceedings. Submission and acceptance of an abstract means that one or more of the authors MUST register, pay registration fees, attend the 2018 Dredging Summit & Expo, and give the presentation in English.

In addition to the areas of focus around this year's theme "Navigating the Future in Dredging" and local area projects, other topics that will be considered include but are not limited to:

Improving Dredge Safety
Treatment of Dredged Sediments
Innovative Equipment and Techniques
Land Reclamation
Dredging Research & Education
Surveying & Mapping
Budgeting & Cost Estimating
Dredging for Beach Nourishment
New Dredging Equipment
Environmental Dredging & Capping
Dredging for Flood Control
Deep Sea Mining/Dredging
Geotechnical Aspects of Dredging
Navigation Channel Design
Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediments

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:Abstracts Deadline January 15, 2018 Notification of Acceptance February 5, 2018 Draft Manuscripts to be submitted March 5, 2018 Reviewer Comments to Authors April 9, 2018 Final Manuscripts to be submitted May 14, 2018ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS All abstracts are to be submitted via email to