Posted on January 5, 2024
The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is pleased to make the Call for Abstracts, Panels, and Planned Sessions for our annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’24. The conference will occur at the new JW Marriott in downtown Tampa, FL, from June 24-27, 2024. WEDA’s technical sessions and panels at the Dredging Summit and Expo are the premier venue to discuss the science and practice of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. Interested authors/presenters are invited to submit abstracts at https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/7037/submitter
This year’s conference theme is “Building a Resilient Future”. The presentations featured at this conference are technical papers to be shared to advance the science and profession of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. The plenary sessions are not meant to provide a forum for promoting commercialized information.
Title of abstract: maximum of 150 characters
Abstract word limit: 500 words.
Format: Word .DOC, .DOCX
The presentations featured at this conference are technical papers to be shared for advancing the science and profession of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. The plenary sessions are not meant to provide a forum for promoting commercialized information.
Choose one of the following abstract submissions and include content as required for each.
Papers (oral presentations)
Peer-review papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Preference is given to full-paper submissions. Draft manuscripts are due April 1, 2024. For full consideration, abstracts must include information on the study/project background, objectives, conclusions, and implications.
Extended Abstracts (oral presentations)
The conference will accept a limited number of presentations based on peer-reviewing an extended abstract and presentation materials. The extended abstract and the presentation slides are due April 1, 2024. Abstracts must include information on the study/project background, objectives, conclusions, and implications.
Panel sessions are 100 minutes long, with at least four (4) panelists contributing to the theme. Each panel member will contribute to an interactive discussion during the last 20 minutes. Proposed panels must submit an abstract that identifies the panelists, specific topics to be discussed, and a summary of the overall topic and important discussion points. Panelists will also submit either a full paper or extended abstract by April 1, 2024.
Technical Session Proposals
Submissions for complete sessions on an important topic that contributes to the conference theme are encouraged. Technical sessions are 100 minutes long and typically have 4 or 5 presentations contributing to the theme. The Session organizer must submit a brief abstract of the session and identify the titles and authors of the 4 or 5 papers and the session moderator (typically the submitter). Individual authors must also submit abstracts and full papers or extended abstracts by the abstract submission deadline. The same requirements for final papers or extended abstracts and presentations will apply to each paper.
|Improving Dredge Safety
|Climate Change Impacts
|Innovative Equipment and Techniques
|Sea Level Rise Planning
|Dredging Research & Education
|Shoreline Protection & Beach Nourishment
|Contracting, Budgeting & Cost Estimating
|Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material
|Dredging for Flood Control
|Dredging for Restoration
|Navigation Channel Design
|Port Deepening Program Updates
|Surveying & Mapping
|Emerging Environmental Regulations
|Treatment of Dredged Sediments
|Environmental Dredging & Capping
|Engineering with Nature
|Upcoming Dredge Contracting Opportunities
|Other topics will be considered
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT