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Call for Abstracts

Key Dates

IPWEA invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the next International Public Works Conference to be held from Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Contributed papers are an integral part of the success of the Conference and the Organising Committee is seeking papers and presentations that are topical, relevant, stimulating and will expand thinking on a variety of issues within the conference theme: Adaptation: Thriving in a New World.

This is a chance to share your knowledge and experiences with your peers both locally and internationally and we encourage you to submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 November 2023

Notification of Acceptance: 29 November 2023

Full Paper Submission (optional): 13 March 2024

Presentation Slides: 27 March 2024

Conference Streams

Key Dates

Our central conference theme Adaptation: Thriving in a New World reflects the global need to adapt and grow within an evolving landscape. Adaptation is essential for progress and sustainability in the rapidly evolving fields of public works and engineering. IPWEA remains committed to empowering communities and building a sustainable future through professional excellence, innovation, and adaptation.

Submitted abstracts will generally be allocated under one of the following broad headings, all aligned with our central theme:

  • Sustainability
  • Asset Management
  • Public Works in Action
  • Technology

Abstract Submission

Click here to access the Abstract Invitation.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:

  1. Login with your IPWEA account
  2. Click “Submit Your Abstract”
  3. Complete the sections of the form: “Abstract Title”, Abstract Content” and “Learning Outcomes”
  4. Submit your abstract

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