Have you conducted innovative research that you would like to present to a broader audience?

OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast is now accepting abstracts for engaging and cutting-edge technical papers. Once the submission window closes, the top abstracts will be selected, and those authors will be invited to submit a full paper. The final technical papers will be featured in the OCEANS prestigious technical program and published in IEEE Xplore.  The Call for abstracts has closed as of May 1, 2023. 

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

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

  1. Regular Technical Program: Technical papers are the core of the OCEANS technical program. Authors will submit abstracts, and if selected, authors are required to write and submit a technical paper per instructions for publication in IEEE Xplore. Authors will present their paper in-person at the OCEANS 2023 conference as part of the technical program.
  2. Student Poster Competition: Students are invited to submit abstracts to the Student Poster Competition. For selected abstracts, the student will then submit a full paper and poster, the latter of which will be presented during the conference in the student poster section of the exhibit hall. Following the conference, the student’s paper will be published in IEEE Xplore. This competition is open to any full-time student in an accredited program. The student must be listed as the lead and corresponding author. Student authors selected for the Student Poster Competition, based on abstract reviews, will have their travel and registration expenses covered. Student abstracts not selected for the Student Poster Competition may be accepted into the regular technical program, and if so, authors will be invited to submit a paper presentation to a technical session in one of the conference technical tracks.
  3. General Poster Session: The General Poster Session is open to all authors (student and non-student). Authors selected for the General Poster Session will present their poster in the General Poster section of the exhibit hall. Participants in the General Poster Session are still required to write and submit a technical paper per instructions for publication in IEEE Xplore.
  4. Workshops, Panels, and Town Halls:  Abstracts are also being accepted for workshops, panels, and town halls relevant to OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast. In addition to the abstract guidelines provided further below, these abstract submissions should include the specific event being proposed, the abstract, and expected presenters.  Abstracts for these events will be reviewed and considered for addition to the conference agenda in a fashion similar to that of papers. There will be no technical paper submissions for workshops, panels, and town halls. All accepted events proposed under this category will be placed within the conference center based on expected number of attendees and will be added to the conference agenda with respect to technical sessions on the same topic. All event participants are asked to register for the conference – one day and full conference registrations will be available.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format, and must be created by the author(s).
  • 500 word minimum; 1,000 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 abstracts are required to prepare and submit the conference paper (4 to 10 pages) for the conference proceedings (additional instructions will be given at that time).

Instructions to Authors:

OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast will be an in-person conference. As indicated above, all authors will submit a technical paper to the conference proceedings. Authors will present their presentation onsite at their technical session. Each presentation will last no longer than 15 minutes (exact time TBD), leaving time for questions and answers. Further instructions will be provided leading up to the conference.

Key Dates:

  • Abstracts Open: March 1, 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 17, 2023
  • Extended Abstract Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Acceptance Notification Sent Out: June 16, 2023
  • Student Poster Competition Selection Announced: June 30, 2023
  • Technical Papers Due: July 31, 2023

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Ken Sharp |  KMS Oceanic Consultants, LLC, kmsharpie@gmail.com

Dr. Jane Moorhead | Mississippi State University, janem@ece.msstate.edu

Dr. Clint Edrington | Northern Gulf Institute, che2@msstate.edu

Student Poster Committee Chair:

Dr. Stephan Howden | University of Southern Mississippi, stephan.howden@usm.edu