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11NCEE Paper Submission Site

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. Specifications for paper length, formatting details, a template, and instructions can be found by downloading the Paper Instructions and Paper Template files. Papers MUST be converted to PDF files before upload to the submissions site. 

Download the 11NCEE Paper Formatting Instructions [PDF]

Download the 11NCEE Paper Template [.docx]

Submission of Abstracts
The Call for Papers is now closed. We are no longer accepting abstract submissions for the 11NCEE.  

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
Due to a record number of abstract submissions, notification of provisional acceptance has been pushed back until September 15, 2017. Authors will receive email notification. After an initial abstract is provisionally accepted the author will write either an extended abstract (4 pages) or a full paper (10 pages). Format requirements for submission of full and extended abstract papers will accompany the notification of provisional acceptance.

Submission of Papers for Review
Final papers, both full and extended abstracts, are due on Monday, November 27, 2017 (this new date is final and includes the two week extension). A non-refundable deposit of $350 must accompany the submission of each paper. The author/payee will receive a coupon code to apply a discount towards their conference registration. 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 confirmation of acceptance of their papers no later than mid-April 2018. In the rare and unexpected case that an author's paper is not accepted for any type of presentation but the author has registered for the conference, the full registration fee can be refunded upon the author's request. 

Technical Program Topic Areas

  • Advances in Non-Linear Modeling Tools
  • Bridge Structures
  • Buildings, Structural Systems
  • Critical Infrastructure (hospitals, schools, power plants, dams, ports)
  • Education and Outreach
  • Engineering Seismology
  • Experimental Methods
  • Ground Motion Modeling, Directivity, Spatial Correlation
  • 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 Earthquakes, Post-Earthquake Assessment and Response
  • Liquefaction and Ground Failures
  • Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, Cascading Hazards Following Earthquakes (fire, landslide, etc.)
  • Non-Structural Components and Systems
  • Onshore and Offshore Southern California Fault Systems
  • Operational Earthquake Forecasting
  • Post-Earthquake Response, Emergency Management, 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

We are no longer accepting special session proposals - thank you for your interest.

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.

Download the 11NCEE Call for Papers (PDF)



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