Call for Papers

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Paper Formats
The 11NCEE is accepting two paper types for the proceedings: The full paper option has a limit of ten pages, and the extended abstract paper option has a limit of four pages. Paper body text will be Times Roman 12-point and single spaced.

Submission of Abstracts
Authors must submit abstracts and papers online. The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2017.

Selection Criteria for Abstracts
Clarity of concepts; objectivity; organization; significance of the technical material; value as an original contribution; clarification or extension of existing information or concepts; adequacy; and treatment of the subject; freedom from commercialism.

Notification of Provisional Acceptance
Authors will receive email notification of provisional acceptance of their abstracts by August 15, 2017. Format requirements for submission of full and extended abstract papers will accompany the notification.

Submission of Papers for Review
Final papers, both full and extended abstracts, must be received by October 31, 2017. A non-refundable deposit of $350 must accompany the submission of each paper. Each $350 deposit can be applied once toward the conference registration of any of the authors. An author can apply up to two credits toward their conference registration. Final papers will be reviewed using the same criteria as for abstracts; however, the papers will also be reviewed for relevance to the topic for which they are proposed.

Notification of Final Acceptance
Authors will receive review comments and confirmation of acceptance of their papers by January 15, 2018. Final revised papers will be due by March 15, 2018. Final submission of the paper must be accompanied by payment of the full conference registration fee for the presenting author.

Technical Program Topic Areas

  • Advances in Non-Linear Modeling Tools
  • Bridge Structures
  • Buildings, Structural Systems
  • Cascading Hazards Following Earthquakes (fire, landslide, etc.)
  • Critical Infrastructure (hospitals, schools, power plants, dams, ports)
  • Education and Outreach
  • Engineering Seismology
  • Experimental Methods
  • Ground Motion Modeling
  • Ground Motion Simulations for Engineering Applications
  • Ground Motion Spatial Variability
  • High Performance Computing and Simulation
  • Information Technology and Collaboration Tools
  • Instrumentation, Data Collection, and Seismic Networks
  • Lessons Learned from Recent Earth- quakes, Post-Earthquake Assessment and Response
  • Liquefaction and Ground Failures
  • Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Non-Structural Components and Systems
  • Onshore and Offshore Southern California Fault Systems
  • Operational Earthquake Forecasting
  • Post-Earthquake Response, Damage Assessment, and Recovery
  • Repair and Retrofit
  • Resilient Communities and Cities
  • Risk and Loss Assessment and their Socio-Economic Impacts
  • Risk and Resilience of Distributed Infra- structure and Lifelines
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Control Systems
  • Seismicity, Earthquake Sources, and Earthquake Geology
  • Seismology
  • Seismotectonics
  • Socio-Economic Issues and Public Policy
  • Soils, Foundations, Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Tall Buildings Design and Issues
  • Tectonics, Faults, and Large Earthquakes
  • Tsunami Hazard Assessment, Design, and Recovery


Special Sessions—Proposals Welcome
The conference will include a small number of special sessions. Attractive special session proposals cross disciplinary and general topic boundaries, and raise challenging issues. The program committee is particularly interested in special session proposals that relate to the conference theme of integrating earthquake science, engineering, and policy, and those that address the hazards, risks and policies related to Southern California, the setting for the conference. Special sessions can be mini-workshops, panels, debates or other unique and engaging formats.

Special session proposals should not be merely a collection of presentations in a general topic area. This type of session will be built by the program committee after reviewing the submitted papers.

The deadline for submitting special session requests has been extended to April 9, 2017. Special session proposers will be notified of acceptance by April 30, 2017. Authors proposed to present papers in a special session must submit abstracts following the same procedure as regular papers.


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