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Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts

Corrosion & Prevention 2018 invites technical papers on all subjects

Corrosion and Prevention 2018  will bring together industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis and researchers working in corrosion related fields. Diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in corrosion prevention and management especially relating to asset management, corrosion monitoring, corrosion science and engineering.

Papers from University, Government and Private Enterprise research organisations and manufacturers related to the various Streams below are most welcome. If accepted they will be incorporated as presentations into those Streams.

An important method of communicating developments in corrosion prevention and management is through the presentation of case studies. To be accepted into the Conference Technical Program, case studies must clearly set out the nature of the problem, the solution to the problem, and methods employed to prevent similar problems in the future.

We invite submissions from organisations involved in corrosion mitigation design and remediation work, such as consultancies and contractual companies, to contribute their experience and gained knowledge from work in the field.

Submissions also may include review papers related to the topics below which summarise the current state of knowledge, new innovations and future challenges.

Note:  All full papers will be peer reviewed, therefore Conference proceedings may be listed as a peer reviewed Conference publication for the purposes of ARC submissions and for staff promotion in tertiary institutions.  Presenters will also receive $100 off the full registration fee and a Certificate of Attendance post event.

Abstract Submission

8th January 2018

26th March 2018

4th June 2018

Registration Key Dates


Abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations only.

Oral Presentation

Each presentation will be 20 minutes.

Abstracts will be submitted as Vertically Integrated Streaming which comprises of a main topic, split into subsets (or in Sub Themes).

Technical Streams

When submitting Abstracts for consideration, Authors must nominate in which of the following Streams they would prefer their paper to be presented.


  • Concrete deterioration
  • Reinforcement corrosion
  • Concrete coatings & repair
  • Cathodic protection of reinforcement

Steel Corrosion

  • Coating of steel structures
  • Cathodic protection of steel structures
  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion of steel
  • Steel in a marine environment

Water Infrastructure

  • Pipe corrosion and condition assessment
  • Water treatment plant & waste water treatment plant corrosion

Oil & Gas

  • Cathodic protection of pipelines
  • Refinery issues
  • Marine structures

Asset Management

High Temperature Corrosion

Non-ferrous Metal Corrosion


Abstract submission is a two-step process:

Step 1: Creating an account and logging in to the abstract submission portal

In order to upload an abstract, first you must create an account and enter your contact details to access the submission portal.

Please select ‘Create New Account’ to enter your email address and password.  Please note account details have NOT been carried over from previous conferences.  Should you have submitted an abstract in previous years, a new account will need to be created.

Once logged into the submission portal, please click on the Contact Information tab at the top of menu bar and complete your contact details. A confirmation email with further instructions on how to submit your abstract will be emailed directly to you.

Once you have created an account and entered your contact details within this presentation portal you can upload abstracts, edit abstracts that are still in draft, review briefing notes at a later stage, and review terms and conditions at any time by logging in.

Please ensure you read all the relevant information within the portal, including taking note of key dates related to the Conference.

Step 2: Submitting your abstract

Click on “Abstract Submission” and review the instructions.

Click on the ‘Abstract Template’ tab to download a copy of the 2018 Abstract template.  Please save this template to your desktop and complete it in the required format. Abstracts not submitted using this template will be returned for correction.

The page length and word count of your abstract must not exceed the limit listed in the abstract template.

Arial font must be used throughout the abstract.

For math notations or symbols, please use Symbol font.

All margins, column width, column spacing, line spacing, and text styles within the template are prescribed. Authors must not alter them.

All abstracts submitted will be peer-reviewed. Please ensure that all formatting is correct.

You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • The abstract title
  • Theme
  • Author names and affiliations
  • Presenting author biography (100 word limit)
  • Your completed abstract template

Please complete each field and then select the ‘Submit’ button to successfully upload your abstract. Please note this button will show only when all fields have been completed.

Should you wish to delete or edit an abstract that has been successfully uploaded; you will need to contact the Conference Program Coordinator Fiona Geohegan via email fiona@wsm.com.au

Once your submission is uploaded correctly, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, your abstract has not been uploaded correctly. The abstract will be found under the ‘Your Abstracts’ tab as a draft and you will need to complete it to submit.

If you have any concerns, please contact Fiona Geohegan on T +61 3 9907 8641 or email fiona@wsm.com.au.

Please note:

  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed. If you do not see the Submit button appear on the screen when you are ready to submit please go back to the Review section which will highlight in red the missing information you need to complete before Submitting.
  • You will be able to access the abstract submission portal to view completed abstracts, and upload new abstract submissions until 26 March 2018. After this date, abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted.
  • If you need to make any changes to successfully submitted abstracts, including replacing the abstract, please email the Program Coordinator directly at fiona@wsm.com.au
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form.
  • Submission of your abstract/s implies you have read, understood and comply with the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the presenter portal.

As noted above, your submission is complete once you receive a confirmation email stating your abstract has been received successfully. If you have any concerns, please contact the Program Coordinator on T +61 3 9907 8641 or email  fiona@wsm.com.au.

Authors of submitted oral abstracts will be notified of the outcome by 23 April 2018 (subject to change by the Conference Managers).  Please note the details provided in the portal should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to any co-presenters.

Abstract speaker registration

  • The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference.
  • Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.
  • All presenters must register and pay for the Conference prior to 5.00pm AEST, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 in order for the presentation to be included in the Conference Program.  Presenters are  are expected to register for the full conference as the C&P2018 Technical Committee cannot accommodate timetable constraints unless there are exceptional circumstances which must be made in writing to the ACA via email to lkrelle@corrosion.com.au prior to 30 June 2018 and confirmed and approved by the C&P Technical Committee (presenters will then be advised of outcome via email).

Final papers
All successful abstracts notified  by 23 April will be required to submit a final paper by Monday, 4 June 2018.  Further details on final papers will be provided in due time.

For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the Conference Office:

The Corrosion and Prevention Conference Office:

119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T +61 3 9645 6311 or direct +61 3 9907 8641
F +61 3 9645 6322
E fiona@wsm.com.au